Hello Fall Free Printable

Hello Fall Free Printable

Hello fall! I have a quick post for you today, so I can share a free fall printable. I haven’t had much time lately to play around with watercolors but sometimes it’s fun to mix things up. I created a fun photo design using twigs, wood cuts, acorns and nuts to surround a simple fall greeting. The warm neutral colors remind me of knitted scarves, white pumpkins and coffee latte . Continue reading

Decorating the mantel with a simple pumpkin mantel.

Simple Pumpkin Vignettes

Fall is a busy time of year, so there’s no need to stress over decorating when you’re in a rush. Today I have some simple pumpkin vignettes that are easy to create. All you need is a sweet pumpkin or two.

Every year I change things up a bit, experimenting with different fall looks using pumpkins. These are some of my favorite pumpkin vignettes. Continue reading

5 Ways To Mix Metals

5 Ways To Mix Metals

Every few years, we see metal finishes in the design world move to the forefront of the trending now status, as they are reinvented.  Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out what trends to follow, and how to use metal finishes in your decor. My best advice is to embrace it all and get in the mix!  Here’s my list of five ways to mix metals when decorating a space.

  • Frames
  • Lamps and light fixtures
  • Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Hardware

The secret to mixing metals as with most things in decorating is balance. In the living space below the gold leaf frame, polished nickel lamp, pewter bowl and galvanized tray are balanced by the textures of fabrics and organic elements.

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Grapevine used on a cup rack.

Decorating Ideas That Transition Into Fall

Hello friends, I’m back this week to help you get ready for fall. Maybe I should say, get ready to transition into fall since the hot temperatures seem to be never-ending. If you’re like me and not in full pumpkin mode yet, then I have some decorating ideas to get you started.

A collage of decorating ideas that transition into fall

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Time to gather free fall printable

Time To Gather Free Fall Printable

September is almost here and it’s time to gather your fall decor. To help you get started I have a  free fall printable just for you.  This talented squirrel is gathering acorns three at a time.

The vignette on my kitchen counter began by placing the squirrel print on a cutting board and securing it with cotton string. It’s a simple alternative to using a clip board. Then I added white dishes, a wreath and a mixture of flowers from the garden and the grocery store.

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Use your secretary for a mini office.

5 Ways To Style A Secretary

Hope your week is off to a great start. Today, I have five ways to style a secretary that I think you will love. As you scroll through the photos, you’ll see that the upper shelves of this vintage secretary are now full of books I collected from around the house. It’s great having them organized in one place since we don’t have bookshelves in our home. The books also make a pretty backdrop to styling the secretary.

Over the years I’ve decorated the secretary for holidays, with everything from nutcrackers to pumpkins. Now I have a few more decorating options depending on the time of year and entertaining needs. Continue reading