Autumn Graces

“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:21‬ ‭

 Mums on porches sitting next to pumpkins on doorsteps…seems like everyone has jumped right in to full blown decorating mode for the new season!  What about you?  Do you enjoy making seasonal changes in your home?  Here in the blogging world, it has been such a treat to see fellow bloggers’ mantels, porches, and vignettes!  Today, I am excited to show you a glimpse into how autumn has graced our home! We welcome you into our family room!

The antique country French  chest sits in our family room…I added some autumnal touches for my favorite season.  The hand tinted portrait is of our son when he was nine years old.  It remains one of my favorite pictures of him!  

I used a plaid scarf to soften the vignette!  Deer antlers of the real kind (not faux) add texture and a touch of fall!  

An antique majolica plate found years ago for an unbelievable price sits behind a porcelain acorn…candlelight warms the still life!

The gold gilded doll chair that normally sits in the foyer was moved to accent the chest!  

The doll chair is upholstered in a velvet leopard print!  I loved the blue/green pumpkin when I saw it and had to buy it!  As I was checking out, the cashier commented that it sure was an ugly pumpkin! I guess the saying, “that beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is certainly true!  

I have had this Italian vase for a few years!  I saw it at Tuesday Morning and it was rather expensive, so I waited for it to be reduced. Finally, after four months it was marked down and I grabbed it.  It is a quality piece and I am so glad that no one bought it!

The doll chair is so versatile with a small pumpkin sitting on antique leather books!  You will see it in a Christmas vignette I am sure!

I removed the pitcher full of Japanese maple stems so you could see the antique lamp base!
The base was a large statue that I had converted into a lamp…notice the details!  It is a piece that I have never tired of and it always sits on the French chest.

An old majolica pitcher holds the maple stems cut from my garden!

 Peacock and pheasant feathers fill the Italian vase!

Thank you all for visiting our family room!  We look forward to sharing all of the seasons with you!

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  1. We tend here not to change our decor with the change of the seasons (unfortunately). Maybe it’s because we can have 4 seasons in one day….. Love the way people do this in the USA Pam, we go to America every year in October and I just love all the fall decor and accessories.

  2. Kim says:

    Beautiful, Pam. This beholder loves your blue pumpkin! The other one, two, especially on that adorable doll chair with the books. You have such a keen eye for detail! Thanks for sharing your fall touches. 🙂

  3. Heather says:

    So lovely! I liked the blue pumpkin best 🙂 I love decorating for the seasons, but having just moved & expecting our first child any day, the decor has taken a back seat this year! 🙂

  4. Jann Olson says:

    I too love those ugly pumpkins. The uglier the better! lol! The leopard chair is so fun and the pumpkin looks right at home there. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Shane says:

    Hi Pam

    I’m visiting from Stephanie’s Roses of Inspiration party.
    Your autumn decorating is lovely – so many textures and the soft colours make it visually pleasing.
    I’m envious of your lovely old french chest!

    Shane x

  6. Gina says:

    Just beautiful Pam! I love how you put it all together. I like it all but especially that lamp base, the pitcher and the frame. Your vase is really pretty, I thought it was an antique Old Paris vase!
    Have a wonderful Autumn week,

  7. Mari says:

    I might be new to your blog but I for one love your blog pumpkin as well as your fall vignette just beautiful….
    Happy Fall to you…


  8. Pat says:

    Thank you for inviting me into your Family Room, dear one!!!
    I, too, adore the photo of your son!!!
    Your vignette is spectacular!!!

  9. Beautiful, Pam! Outstanding, really. So funny what the clerk said to you as you were checking out! Makes me wonder how many times the sales staff at our antique mall may have said si.are things about our stuff!

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