Thursday, October 22, 2009

autumnal touches around the house...

welcome...come on in!




do not be afraid...that "boo" sign that i made, is as scary is it gets around here as i like to keep halloween fun for the really little trick or treaters. well, when the seasons change, i get busy changing things up in and around the house. i love change!




in the fall, i like to add touches of brown and bittersweet orange around my usually all white palette. i add vintage prints which I've been collecting forever and some of my own artwork.




do you see the wooden bobbin /button bouquet...i used to sell those at a local gift store. the lovely little autumn framed print i found years ago...




and perhaps helped to inspire my painting.




i gather tons of inspiration from nature and spend a lot of time looking up into the trees. i find the light peeking through the glittery leaves quite beautiful and peaceful.




another vintage print which i found for 3 dollars and on the same day...i found the frame for it for 3 dollars! pretty lucky wouldn't you say?




these vintage milk bottles were given to me from a very dear friend. i remember milk being delivered to my house when i was little... yikes, showing my age here...




i found this wire basket recently for a dollar. the gourds are some that i grew and painted white.




i usually like to buy hand made or natural items, but this guy i confess came from a gift store. he is wearing a hand knit sweater though.




i love these little white pumpkins so much... i have just started to collect "poor mans silver".




a ghost mirror and a brown paper bag jack o lantern that my sweet daughter made many moons ago...




my daughters pottery, a vintage print and good smelling soaps sit atop a garage sale shelf in the bath .




this white cupboard is one of my faves...years ago, a friend of mine and of all people, Gilda Radnor fought over it in a new england shop. apparently, my friend had her check book out first and got the cupboard. it has been country blue, black and now white. and yes, i mean Rosanna Anna Danna, Gilda Radnor. boy, do i miss her..........





my hand stitched pillows add some color.




as does this comfy critter... i guess i should let him stay since he matches the decor.



thanks for coming over!



and to see other houses decked out for fall make sure you stop by Julia's blog at




26 comments:

Richella said...

What a beautiful, beautiful place you've got--your house and your blog! Thanks for sharing all this loveliness!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Loving all your colors Erin. I just had to reclean some of my old gourds. They'd gotten moldy and spent way too much time cleaning them. Your last post was amazing too. The nature you capture is mind boggling! i love it all!!!
xx....Carole

Shannon said...

ok your front porch is fabulous! You must come by and link it up next week for the Posh Porch Party! I love the feathers on your the witch hat, so fun!

Kim said...

Beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing. I think I need to try growing gourds. I have to keep that in mind next spring.

beth said...

I LOVE your fall decorating! Your home is beautiful!! I love all the white! Have a happy fall! :)

Pat's Addition said...

Love your blog. The pictures are beautiful. I also love the beach and have a golfing husband. By the way, we still have a real milkman in our area. It is coming back!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Hi Erin, thanks for stopping by! What great style you have (and photos too)! I love the chinese lanterns in the milk bottles-beautiful! I love Gilda too....I often say 'Nevermind' in a whiney voice, but no one ever gets it! :)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

More Gorgeous photos and paintings from you Erin!
I love your sofa area and the lamp is great!!! I know, not the things you were focussing on..

By the way.. i had a hard time focussing on the post as I was distracted by all your new FABULOUS images in your sidebar

Have a great weekend. xx Julie

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I like your blog header photo (BOO!). Your front door looks so welcoming. All of your photos are beautiful--like something out of a magazine! I really enjoyed your tour. Thanks! :-)

Rachael said...

Lovely photos...your home is so pretty! I love that big ole' fluffy kitty you have...he really pulls the Fall decor together ;-)

KarenB said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. Franklin, huh? I was just visiting there in July. I think I posted about an incredible store there. Can't remember the name, but I bet you know what I'm talking about. I love your gourds and chinese lanterns (I think that's the name). Wish I had more room to grow fun things. I also love the little hooked pumpkin. You gave me some great ideas!

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB Autumn touches around your home!!!

Rue said...

What a beautiful home you have! I love it all dressed up for Fall. That Gilda story is so funny, but bittersweet. What a treasure to have that cabinet.

Thank you for the tour :)

rue

Margie said...

From one tree gazer to another, your painting is beautiful! I was just gazing up into my red maple tree this afternoon and snapping some pictures of the gorgeous fall color! It is so RED this year. I wish I could capture it with a paint brush like you do!

Have a lovely weekend!

Paula Grace Designs said...

I found you from Hooked on Houses! I love your Boo signs! You're very talented. The abstract of the trees is amazing!

Your Halloween decorations are right in line with my design giveaway. All that’s needed is a picture of a Halloween or Fall vignette to enter and you (or one of your readers) may win a design for one room! Not just advice ~ a complete design. Check it out! This is the final weekend to enter ~ http://paulagracedesigns.blogspot.com/2009/10/final-entry-day-for-edesign-giveaway.html

Bec said...

Gorgeous! I love your porch, and what a great story about that cupboard!

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

What an awesome house. I love your style. Thanks for the tour, I enjoyed it.
Tammy

pk said...

What a beautiful tour and a warm, welcoming home. Love the way you photographed everything! Have a great weekend...
pk @ Room Remix

bringing up boys said...

I was just blurfing around and came across your beautiful blog. I love that you have magazine perfect Ideas, WITHOUT using Magazine Pictures. I am going in now to look at your other posts! keep the beauty coming!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Love your painting looking up in the trees .. so gorgeous (I think I've mentioned that before:)

Love the white pumpkins and dish and the gorgeous cat, who is going to slip off at any moment.
xxx

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

While your post was so pretty, I was too distracted looking at the great photos on your sidebar. They are great. I think this is the first time I've visited, but I'll be back. Love your blog.

Lori said...

Your decorations are wonderful and I love Franklin, not too far from where I live. I am a big fan of white pumpkins, I have three on my porch! Happy Fall.

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Beautiful photos...love the picture of the cat on the couch :)

The Pocket Stylist said...

Love these photos amazing.

JMT said...

I LOVE your painting!!! (And I bet you'll see my mums in pumpkins next Fall!)

moretomeblog said...

Great photos! Love the wreath on the front door!