Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Little Fall Decorating

We have been traveling a lot lately, for family reasons and for work, so when we finally got to enjoy a weekend at home, I pulled out some fall decor and had fun arranging it around the house.  I haven't bought anything new this year -- except some potted mums -- but opening my boxes marked "Fall" and "Halloween" was still fun!  Come on inside!

The entryway table includes a basket of potted mums that will look better (I hope!) when the flowers are fully open.

Across from the entryway, is the dining room.  Here's the sideboard, with some ceramic pumpkins that hold candles.

Come on into the living room.  I've added a small pumpkin and some gourds to my lantern and topiaries.  I love the star-shaped gourds!

 Opposite the fireplace is the sofa table, which holds a large real pumpkin inside a fall berry wreath from Pier 1.  The candlesticks are also from Pier 1.

Moving into the kitchen, here's the baker's rack with some seasonal pieces.  The lowest shelf includes an old blue metal roaster of Grandma Rachel's filled with wicker pumpkins I've had for years, as well as some wooden ghosts from Pier 1 (I should own stock!).  .

The top shelf holds an orange pitcher and some of my everyday dishes, Mikasa Windsor Park.  I like blue and orange together, as you can tell!  The middle shelf holds a fall village scene.  Arranging the fall and Christmas village scenes was always my son's job, but now that he's grown and living far away, I decided to take a turn! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go check out some great tabletops at Marty's Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.


  1. Everything you do always looks great!! Love your fall village too!

  2. Its beautiful, specially love your white pumpkins...

    I would love if you pay a visit to
    hope you enjoyed your trip there

  3. Everything is just beautiful it...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  4. Everything looks so fall festive and I love your white pumpkins.

    Have a wonderful evening.

  5. Beautiful...all of it!!! Blue with anything is always my favorite...I do like this color duo!!!

  6. Pretty Fall table tops Tricia. I love those white pumpkin candleholders, especially!

  7. It's all so cheery! I love that you used a real pumpkin inside, I may have to go back to WM and get another to copy you! The little village is adorable, too.

  8. Oh how lovely. From the urns at the front walk to every room in the house. I love all of your different pumpkins and gourds. I especially love that you use the blue enamel roaster to hold some pumpkins. I have my mom's and never thought of using it for display. I love the look. Your village is fabulous. I also love blue and orange, so this is all perfect to me. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. Hi Tricia...

    My friend, you have a beautiful home and it looks lovely dressed in all of its autumn finery! I especially enjoyed looking at your autumn village! I would love to start collecting some of those pretty, vintage looking buildings! By the way, I love the mix of the orange and blue dishware! Thank you for sharing all of your pretties with us today!

    I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my autumn place setting! It's so very nice to meet you, Tricia!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  10. You have everything displayed so lovely. Love your vignettes.
    I like your little ghosts and white pumpkins.

  11. Love what you've done. Everything looks lovely. Come over for a visit to Shadymont!


  12. What a pretty home you have. Great fall decor and I love the style of your sofa table.

  13. Your home looks absolutely lovely.
    It looks like you are ready for fall!

    White Spray Paint

  14. All of your Falleness looks wonderful! I'm so silly. I was looking and looking for grandma's rooster on your baker's rack. Then I went back and read that you said 'roaster'! :) Love your every day dishes, too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Love your fall decor. The cutout white pumpkin candleholders are great. All the decorations look classy well done. One can tell you have the touch. I look forward to browsing through your blog. The name of your blog and your explanation is hilarious. I love that!
    Thank you for following my blog. I am so excited but I am getting nervous about responding. I have to figure out a way to do this methodically. I am afraid I will forget someone. I published the blog while I was visiting in Illinois and Tennessee. We were on the road home today and I am having a hard time remembering to whom I responded. If you have a foolproof method please share. Thank you so much, Hugs, Ginger

  16. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of your home. What pretty fall decor. And that fall village is adorable.

  17. Your home is lovely! You have decorated it so tastefully for Fall!

  18. Hi Tricia, love seeing your gorgeous home, and all the fun fall decor. So glad you came by,

  19. Thanks for the tour of your home, Tricia. Everything is so beautiful. I love seeing all the warm fall decor touches...Christine

  20. Your home is so pretty, and your fall touches are wonderful. laurie