A Nod To Autumn

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭73:26‬

College football is in full swing, there is a slight drop in early morning temps, and pumpkins have made their debut at grocery stores nearby.  Guess what friends?  Autumn is sneaking up on us!  I am not in full blown decorating mode just yet, but I am well on my way!  Last week, I purchased some candy corn and the next thing I knew, I had created a little vignette in the kitchen! 
Just a little nod to autumn on the French chest in the sitting area of our kitchen…a reminder of the season to come!


I found this cute plaid pumpkin at Home Goods a couple of weeks ago and I could not wait to use it!

I have a stash of baskets and trays that I use to corral objects…this wicker one provides texture, as well.

Dried okra pods and sunflowers were salvaged from our garden…they add a natural look!

Antlers are perfect for fall!

This French chest is a favorite piece of mine. I bought it from an antique dealer who was selling at a very good price and he had a pair.  My only regret is that I only bought one!

This crock belonged to my grandmother and it was very old when it was given to her, so this is definitely an antique!  Don’t you just love when there is a story behind things like this?  I wonder where she got it, what she used it for?  The dried hydrangeas are from my garden.

The wooden cake stand is a recent find at TJ Maxx…as soon as I saw it I knew it was coming home with me!

 I haven’t gotten around to it yet, but boxes of autumn decorations will soon be making their way into the house so that I can decorate for the season!

Have you started decorating for autumn?  Or are you savoring every last bit of summer?

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  1. I’m still behind you bringing fall in. It’s still so warm and I have been very busy! I did get one small velvet pumpkin out this morning.
    Love your chest and the Paris painting. I am still mad at myself for giving away an oil of a Paris scene years ago that someone gave me.
    Your fall vignette is very creative and looks great with your pretty transferware plates.

  2. Pam, what a very pretty nod to autumn! Even if you did nothing else, that speaks to the season and would hold you in good staid. After returning from our trip, yes, my focus has been on the change of seasons – cleaning out and putting up containers in the garden, buying pumpkins & mums, changing textiles, wreaths and dishes….on and on the list goes. All the while, we have nearly 2,000 photos from our trip. Needless to say, my days are full, but am thoroughly enjoying the cool mornings you’ve described. I do love fall, and I love your latest finds. The plaid pumpkin and wooden pedestal are great new additions, and yet they look vintage. Your grandmother’s crock is wonderful. Those pieces with known history are, hands down, the very best! Have a great week.

  3. dolores says:

    Pam, me encanta lo que nos muestras. La protagonista es sin duda la calabaza de cuadros otoñales…es deliciosa.
    Al respecto de lo que muestras de tu abuela estoy de acuerdo en que las cosas tienen su historia e incluso su almita. Este concepto yo lo tengo muy claro porque en casa tenemos muchas cosas…bueno, todas, por parte de mi marido, porque era hijo único y los objetos de sus padres los tenemos nosotros. Tengo en proyecto dedicar algunos post a estos objetos, libros etc. que, además de bellos, tienen su historia.
    Muy bonito el mueble, es magnífico. Gracias por compartir estas cosas tan hermosas.
    Aquí todavía hace mucho calor, dicen que mañana lloverá ¿Será verdad?, casi no me lo creo…

    Pam, I love you show us. The protagonist is undoubtedly the autumn pumpkin pictures … it’s delicious.
    What about your grandmother samples I agree that things have their history and even his little soul. This concept I have it very clear because at home we have many things … well, all, by my husband, because he was an only child and his parents the objects we have. I have planned to devote some post these objects, books etc. that, besides beautiful, they have their history.
    Very nice furniture, it is magnificent. Thank you for sharing these beautiful things.
    Here still very hot, say it will rain tomorrow Is it true ?, I hardly believe me …

  4. Kim says:

    I love that plaid pumpkin!!!! What a great find. The dried okra and sunflowers are wonderful, too. Your plate arrangement on the wall caught my eye right away. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing the beginnings of your fall decorating. I know there’s a lot more you’ll be adding soon. :-)

  5. Jann Olson says:

    Hi Pam, I love the plaid pumpkin! I have a lighter plaid one that I got at Home Goods or T.J. Maxx a few years ago. The wooden pedestal is a perfect addition and the natural elements add a warm touch of fall! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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