10.06.2009

A Subtle Autumn~

I love Autumn. It is my favorite season by a long shot! New England IS Autumn. The foliage is just starting to explode with color where we live...it's breathtaking.

But this year I decided to be a bit more subtle with Autumn and Halloween decor in my home. I really like what I've done. It definitely says "autumn" but doesn't scream it...here's a little look-see!



I adore white pumpkins...this little guy sits on top of my vintage scale in the kitchen.

My kitchen shelves are kind of like an "I spy" game. The pumpkin on the stack of plates, and the "eek" letters on the cakestand are fun surprises that add some Autumn-y goodness.


To autumn-ize my dining centerpiece I simply switched out the footed bowl and orb, for a bright orange pumpkin (fake of course!)
I left the table linens form the hubby's party on the dining table because they look so rustic and warm...two words which definitely define "Autumn"for me.

This little pumpkin tassel adds a touch of fall to my green buffet.


Faux pears and acorns fill an apothecary jar.

My Halloween pixies from last year are making an encore appearance.




A close-up of the cute tag letting people know who my little visitors are.

Another colorful pumpkin makes itself at home in the laundry room.

This little chalkboard plaque welcomes Autumn (in French, of course!) as it hangs from a nail on my kitchen chalkboard...autumn garland stuffed in above adds a little color.



Okay, this little guy definitely screams Halloween...but I just love these little papier mache sculptures...I can't pass them up!
This "boo" garland adds a little whimsy without being overpowering.

And because I have a nine-year-old boy in my house who LOVES Halloween, this scary guy has come to visit too...I actually don't mind him so much under glass...he seems very "Martha" like that...don't you think?

Have a great Tuesday~

45 comments:

MamaBug said...

Way too cute! I can't wait to get to a point in life where I feel like I can decorate instead of just drown in clutter. I so love what you do!!

debra said...

Cute stuff!! Love the white pumpkin.

arkie said...

The pumpkin on the scale is just so cute! Love your decorating!

Amy @LittlePinkDollhouse said...

Way cute!

Nori said...

I love all of your white pumpkins! I just love your scale, I've been searching for one forever. Your pixies were too cute too. I can totally see why you brought them back. :)

Joanna @ The Casa said...

I love it! It's subtle but that almost makes more of an impact. I just love your tag for your "rare halloween pixies."

Mrs. S. said...

What great decorations!

pk said...

Beautiful! I love what you've done with your kitchen shelves and that "eek" is to cute.
pk @ room remix

Tiffany said...

It all looks so great, Wendy! My favorite is the white pumpkin on the scale and the eek letters! Adorable. You have such a gift!

Kasey said...

great little bits here and there.
xo

paige said...

yes, i believe martha would approve of the glass domed skeleton!
love the little pumpkin & especially your kitchen shelves!

Shannon said...

I love the "I spy" shelves. :) Everything looks great!!

Carmen said...

Everything looks great! I am not what you'd call subtle with MY Halloween decorations. I like my house to "Scream" Halloween! heehee

rachel @ perfectly imperfect said...

so cute- much better than lots of orange & spiders & blow up witches in the front yard! ha!
i love the "i spy" shelf...
rachel

PamperingBeki said...

It's all perfect!

Zuzu said...

Love it - a fun mix of pretty & playful! The pixies are my fav!

:)
Zuzu

Victoria said...

I am loving the subtle look you have going on! Beautiful.

Morning T said...

I love what you've done and I'm taking the same approach this year...simplicity. On the hunt for white pumpkins and gourds (or a new can of spray paint).
Great post!

the7daggetts said...

I love your subtle autumn decor. It looks great! I have to get mine done THIS week. I have been putting it off, but now I am excited to get started!! Happy fall! :)

Blissfully Enamored said...

oh it all looks SO great!!! i am inspired by all of your cute white pumkins!

LuLu said...

Your halloween decor is just my taste... bits here and there is just perfect!I adore your shelves with the stacked plates and EEKs my favorite
xo,
LuLu

Restyled Home said...

I love your halloween decor! I love that it is subtle and tasteful and I am also happy to report we have almost identical open shelving in our kitchens! Who knew?!

You are inspiring me to start decorting...as soon as our Thanksgiving (Cdn) is over, I'm bringing out the boxes!!

~*Jenn*~ said...

Your autumne decor looks amazing! I love that it doesn't scream halloween, it's kind of like the neutral of autumne/halloween decor ;) Your little details everyone are so sweet and I am just in love with your halloween pixies!

~*Jenn*~ said...

Your autumne decor looks amazing! I love that it doesn't scream halloween, it's kind of like the neutral of autumne/halloween decor ;) Your little details everyone are so sweet and I am just in love with your halloween pixies!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Very pretty and very peaceful. Just what I need over here in my crazy world, ha! I love white pumpkins too~

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

So beautiful and quiet. I love how well it all blends with your existing decor. I have lots of deep colors in my house so I go straight for the oranges and reds when I decorate for fall, but it's so wonderful to see everything done in white. Great job! So glad I stopped by for a visit. -Jackie

Jen R. said...

Love your decor! I love that little Eek!

housewifeish said...

Love it! All very simply and encouraging of Halloween without being overbearing and spooky. especially love the fairies and the 'boo' on the mirror!

Sharon said...

I love the subtleness of your kitchen shelves with the white pumpkin and Boo.

Barbara said...

love the "eek". it is my husband's 40th too and i am throwing a party. i may have to "borrow" a few of your ideas. you are an inspiration!

Cindy said...

Your Autumn decor is wonderful! I really love all of it. You gave me a few really good ideas, too. If I use them and post the photos, I will give you the accolade you deserve. Hugs, Cindy S.

Connie said...

I was able to experience New England in October 10 years ago! Absolutely breathtaking with the colors!
Cute decorations! Your pumpkin tassle is the 2nd one I've seen and I love 'em!

Connie said...

I was able to experience New England in October 10 years ago! Absolutely breathtaking with the colors!
Cute decorations! Your pumpkin tassle is the 2nd one I've seen and I love 'em!

Cindy Harvey said...

This is my kind of seasonal decor...subtle and classic. I just made three little chalkboards just like yours, too! Everything is lovely, and I'm crushing on that scale. Oh baby....
peace, cindy
(I'm having a giveaway, so if you're into handmade soap, I'd love to have you pop over)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Beautifully subtle fall decor! I am LOVING that pumpkin tassel! Did you make that?

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love your simple autumn decor Wendy! It is so simple and pretty. Very soothing!
Carrie

A.Love said...

oh all the decorations are beautiful :)

debi said...

You have such BEAUTIFUL ideas! Thank you for sharing!!

The Park Lady said...

I love your EEK letters. I thought that you gave a tutorial of how you made these? Can't seem to find it. Love all your decor. It's really beautiful.

{ L } said...

I especially like the first 2 photos and I appreciate the subtle look you're doing...it is very peaceful and pleasing.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Park Lady...I did post about the Eek letters last year....not much of a tutorial, but here is the link...
http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2008/09/project-tutorial-boring-post-title.html

julie said...

love it! i have the same "boo" banner that i hang over a mirror and i have a little pumpkin man that looks very similar to yours!

The Flying Bee said...

Wendy...love it all! You have inspired me! Thanks!

Adrienne

starsfault said...

LOVE the little pumpkin tassel on your lamp. I have been decorating for fall/winter and keeping it pretty monochromatic and neutral. I love this time of year, and it feels really good to put away the flowers and brighter decor items and replace them with shabby, sepia, creams, linens, greys, a bit of black....

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I love your tureen. I would like to add Ironstone to my collection of kitchen decor, any tips on hunting for it..what to look for?

:)