Autumn Decor

There is a fall mantle linky party going on at The Lettered Cottage.  We don’t have a fireplace and therefore, no mantle.  But I have put out a few decorations in the foyer and on the dining room table.

I brought out the rustic wood tray that I found at Goodwill last year again.  I also pulled out the brass quails that my dad bought for me after I mentioned wanting the ones they used to have in our living room when I was growing up – we think they were a victim of yard sale zeal.  I used the same piece of burlap from previous years to help lend some texture and rustic-ness to the collection.

Here is what it looked like last year:

And this year:

I like the beefed-up look with the addition of the full, feathered fern under the cloche and the candlestick lamp.  I finally came up with a way to run a lamp cord from the foyer to an outlet in the dining room.  I wish I could just snap my finger and have an outlet anywhere I want at any time.

In the dining room, I pulled items from every nook to create a full tablescape of greens, browns and creams.  I used the wheat bundle from last year in a vase with some quail feathers I got from ebay.  The african violets always live on the table, but I added my CB2 astro balls, some decorative etched filler balls (from Target), moss rocks, a few dried pieces from an old bag of potpourri and the three succulents I haven’t managed to kill yet.  I am still using the chocolate beaded runner (from Bed,Bath and Beyond) from years past, but layered it over a cream tablecloth this year.

Plain-Jane orange and chocolate tablescape two years ago:

Beefed up, green, chocolate and cream version this year:

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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