Hurrah! We had our first fire of the season today and the house feels so cozy! The temperature dropped to 39 degrees, so I decided that it was time.
Baby Kitty was especially happy and stretched right out. Nothing says cozy like a fire in the fireplace and a cat! Add that to the fall decor, and I finally feel like fall has arrived in Georgia! ( To see my living room before fall decor was added, just scroll down my sidebar!)
If I may, I’d like to show you around a little bit! Let’s start in the entry. I always have a wreath on the inside of the front door as well as the outside.
I found this one on the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby several years ago and added the burnt orange bow. I still love those moss balls! They add so much texture!
On the chest in the entry, you will find my Pottery Barn knock-off candle holder at the center of this vignette, along with my grandson’s favorite…candy corn! (If you would like to see a tutorial for making the hurricane, click here.)
Some fall potpourri fills the big bowl near the door and faux mums have taken the place of the red geraniums. Sorry, faux haters, but my staff tends to eat the real thing! lol
In the living room, I have added a throw to the slip-covered chair to warm it up a little. You might recognize the frenchy print pillow and stool from a previous post. You can see my dining room behind it…also ready for fall.
I have already shown it to you, but I am still so excited about the deal I got on all of that Wedgwood china that I had to show it to you again! (Click here to see that post.)
My friend Linda at Nina’s Nest and I found these wonderful old books while Goodwill hunting…$2.50 each. I added them to the painted chest, topped with a simple cloche tied with jute twine and a baby pumpkin for a pop of color. Do you see my little frenchy boy looking on in the background? He was another GW find…$3.73!
I used my favorite silver grape tray to hold some more pumpkins on the coffee table. The vine pumpkin came from Target…$2.50…and I added some fall berries…half price at Hobby Lobby. They are displayed on an assortment of candle holders and urns that I collected from Goodwill over several months.
Here is my new love…my santos cage doll! I gave her to myself for my birthday. lol I have been eyeing them for some time, but the ones I have found have been a little too primitive for my decor and way too large for my small house. She is only 16 inches tall…perfect!…and has a sort of frenchy look, I think. I love her sweet face and that little cherub on the base adds a little touch of whimsy! (You can find her online here.)
I also added this architectural piece to the coffee table…a Goodwill find for under $2.00…and stacked it on top of this wonderful book that Linda found for me at GW…Monet’s Table: The Cooking Journals of Claude Monet by Claire Joyes. I had been thinking about buying it for a while but didn’t want to pay full price. It is full of beautiful photos of Monet’s home in Giverny and lots of his own recipes taken from his handwritten journal.
And of course, the real inspiration for my fall decor is the mantel using a mirror above the fireplace…a real change for me that I think I will keep for a while!
Now you have had the tour of my fall living room! I hope you will join Isabella and me by the fire for a cappuccino!
I know this wonderful cool snap won’t last. It will warm up again as it always does, but I am going to enjoy this cozy feeling while I can!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the tour of my fall living room! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Before and After Party on Wednesdays
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds on Fridays
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
See you next time! A la prochaine!