9/7/11

A Little Fall Here, There & Everywhere!

Hey everyone!  I hope ya'll are having a great week.  I know for a lot of you, school just started, and that signals the beginning of Fall decorating.  Schools around here started in early August & that's about when I started thinking & longing for pumpkins, bright colored leaves, & all the rich, earthy colors that I associate with the season.  Most of you are probably already starting to feel the cooler weather, but while we are still in triple digits, I will not be deterred.  I thought I would share a few photos of my "touches of Fall" that I've added here, there & everywhere!  I'll stick with just a couple of vignettes in our family room for today, since I tend to do "photo-overload"........LOL!


We have one of those built-in entertainment centers that's pretty "builder-basic" right now, but we have plans for making it more our style later on.  I'm only showing the top part today, because the 2 lower areas haven't been set up yet.  This area is about 18" deep.  Yes, it was designed before flat-screens, so it could accommodate a very large, early 2000's, big-screen TV.  The original owner of our home, had it outfitted for surround & all that, so there are lots of outlets & wiring that need to be disguised.


This is what I came up with to hide some of the necessary hookups.  The Man is working on a plan to bring the TV forward, since the space is really too deep for our flat-screen.  For the time being, I see this space as a perfect venue for all kinds of seasonal decor.  Even The Man was impressed that I was able to hide all those ugly cords running down the back wall from the TV to the cable box.


I didn't buy anything new for this vignette.  


I used several battery-operated candles in this display, & it looks really pretty at night.


I purchased the little cloth pumpkin topiaries last year in Target's dollar section.  I love the 
little plaid fabrics.






This is the fireplace side of the built-in.  This is a gas fireplace, & I'm excited to have this since we haven't had a fireplace in about 18 years.


The depth of the mantel-area is only about 6", but I'm just happy to have it.  Nothing new here, either.  the oil painting is one we've had for 30 years & purchased it from the original artist.  I think it has finally found its "happy home" in this spot.  The anniversary clock belonged to my in-laws, & it's one of my treasures.


Ooops, there used to be "3" in this set!  Ceramic tends to break when it hits tile!  I may or may not be finished with the mantel, but I like it for now.

As always, thank you for stopping by.  I have many more pics to share of other Fall vignettes, but this is enough for today.  Besides, The Man & I have our first "babysitting gig" today.  We are taking care of our 3-year old & our 7-month old granddaughters while our son & dil move into their new home.  We are excited & hope the day goes off without a hitch.  Wish us luck!
CAS

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11 comments:

Diane Writes said...

It's always fun to be with kids Cas. I always enjoy their company. And your place is starting to become a revelation. It's so consistent with your interest.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You are getting your new home all set so quickly. Love both vignettes. The pumpkins are gorgeous and using the battery candles is a fabulous idea. You also did a fantastic job on hiding all the electronic stuff. Your mantel is lovely. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I've been decorating for fall here too Cass, the temps have dropped here to the 50's and 60's so it put me im the mood! Love how you were able to had all the wires and gadgets around your tv and I know you will enjoy the fireplace when you can! Have fun with your granddaughter's!

Allison Nicole said...

Great job on both mantels Cass! Have fun w/your grandbabies!

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Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Not a little fall, but lots of fall! I love your fall decor, and I think the fluffy fabric pumpkins are too, too cute!!!

Andrea said...

Love your fall touches. I'm inspired to get out my pumpkins now!!

driftwoodesign said...

The autumn vignettes look great.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Suzy said...

Everything looks great! I especially love the way you decorated in front of your tv.

Kathy said...

Look Great! There is just something refreshing about fall, colors and lower temps are ok in my book. You have a good start on fall with your pumpkins out it time to have a fall gathering. Your rooms look so warm and cozy. Drop by my blog for a visit I am hosting a Giveaway to celebrate my almost 100 followers. Kathy

refresh reStyle said...

Your vignettes look great, I love not having to buy anything anymore...I just put my stuff back in my rubber maid tubs and wait for next year!
Debbie

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