I'm so excited y'all!! Tomorrow I'll be taking off for a few days of R&R in beautiful Pigeon Forge, TN! I can't wait! My mom and her sisters get together every year for a few days for a Sister's Retreat, and this year they rented a snug little cabin for 3.5 days. I invited myself along. : ) The kiddos are spending the week with my husband's parents, Hubby is fending for himself, and I am SO looking forward to a few days without responsibilities. And nice chilly weather. And hopefully some beautiful fall foliage. And maybe even some hot chocolate.
But....I didn't want to leave you hanging for the whole week without something from me, SO....to make your life feel complete I'm treating you to some fall decor pics while I'm away. : )
Today we'll be focusing on this little corner of the living room in between the two couches.
I've created a cozy little vignette on top of my crate I rescued from the curb.
I replaced the cheery and colorful red and yellow lamp with a black one. Black pairs so nicely with fall colors and helps tone them down a bit so your eye doesn't get overwhelmed. It gives your eye a place to rest so to speak.
Typically with vignettes you always want to work with odd numbers. Things always look better grouped in 3's or 5's and so on. Evenly paired groups never look quite right. When I first started putting this little grouping together I didn't have the old mirror underneath and it didn't look right because the lamp made the 4th item. I liked the grouping though, and didn't want to get rid of anything. So, by placing the mirror underneath the other items it gives them their own boundary and the lamp is no longer part of the grouping. The eye sees it as a separate thing.
I love how the mirror takes the place of a tray that you would usually see used in this sort of a display.
For the other items in the group, I placed some faux bittersweet in a thrifted pitcher that's sitting on top of a an old book with its cover removed. I also added a vintage Bingo card under there for added interest. Even though technically the book and the pitcher are two items, because they're stacked together they become one in the vignette.
There's also a little chicken wire basket I found in the craft section at Walmart. I added a candle and some hickory nuts to it. I love using real gourds in my decorating and this little splotchy one with its curvy stem was just perfect here. They make for an added expense each year, this is true, BUT at the end of the season they're ready to be pitched and I don't have to take up valuable storage space finding a place to keep them.
Tucked in the back there is my old orange grove ladder that I've had for 13 years now. I love changing out the quilt on it from season to season. During the summer months you might remember I had the red and white penny square quilt here. Now I've replaced that with one that has a more warmer and more subdued color palette.
I absolutely love this little corner and am really happy with how it turned out.
As you can see, I'm not one who loves the all neutral fall style. I still love the warmth and coziness of the reds and yellows and orange.
Even though I'll be away from the computer for a few days, I have a post scheduled for later in the week, on Thursday, so check back for that. If you follow me over on Facebook then you know I've been hinting at a sewing project I've been working on. I'll finally be sharing what that was all about.
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