Fall Has Landed in Our Family Room!

Hey everyone!  I hope ya'll are having a great weekend.  My "To-Do" list is mainly inside today as our temps have decided to climb back into triple digits -- OUI!  I'm hoping this is just a very short trend, because we have more company coming this next week from the northwest, and I would truly hate to see a "melt-down!"

Anyway, today I thought I would share our family room all dressed up for Fall!  Hope you enjoy!

This shows the "center of attention" area of our family room.  This is a nice built-in space, but the entertainment space on the left was intended for one of the antiquated, behemoth TVs.  The Man already has a project in the works that will add a cabinet & bring the flat screen forward, but that project is 4th or 5th down on his list.  The 3 large baskets across the bottom 
hold toys & games for the "Grands."

The Mantel & Fireplace
The grapevine cone trees were new purchases this year.  I added the lights & leaves.  The large mirror is also new -- a sale purchase from Kirklands. 

I found these little guys at HL (on sale, of course) and thought they would be the perfect addition
to the mantel.

Sparkly pumpkins sitting on candlesticks with pretty bows make me smile!

I was even able to get some mesh ribbon before it was all gone (totally missed out last year)!  I love
it combined with the wired, plaid ribbon.

I had the wheat & twigs from last year.

My "TP Pumpkin" (if you want to see how I made this, you can go HERE) is quite comfy in this
big old wooden bowl surrounded by my scavenged pinecones.

 I just love looking at this scene from the kitchen as I 
prepare dinner.

This corner got a very simple Fall update.

My game table got dressed up, too, but it's all on a tray for easy removal.

My inspiration for creating these cute apothecary jars came from Ashley at Shanty 2-Chic HERE.  She has a great tutorial.  These little cuties won't be going away for quite awhile as I plan to change out the ribbon and the contents to fit my Christmas decor.  I already have the "J" & "Y" painted.....lol!

This mini baker's rack had been residing in my kitchen prior to the makeover (you can see the kitchen reveal HERE) & was moved temporarily during painting and construction.  Now we've decided we like this new location on the short wall leading into our dining room.   So here is where it will stay!

So that's it for now.  Who knows when I might get the "urge" to tweak!  Thanks so much for stopping by and please come again soon!


I'm happily linking to the following parties:

Cheri at  It's So Very Cheri for Party Time
Cindy at Skip to My Lou for Made by You Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
Susan  at Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Toni at A Bowl Full of Lemons for One Project at a Time
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Table Top Tuesdays
Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Jenny at The NY Melrose Family for Whimsy Wednesdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Katie at Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Things
 Kristen at Kristen's Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Heather & Vanessa  At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday


  1. Fall decorations are beautiful.

  2. Very pretty and festive, Cas! I love the new mirror and how all of your colors reflect in it! I haven't bought anything this year either but for some gourds. I think I have way too much stuff!

    Happy Fall Weekend!


  3. My goodness, you have really gone all out this year. I am really enjoying all your pretty items. I love those jars with the letters...BOO! Your Mantle is gorgeous. I love how you have framed everything and the fall sign is adorable! XO ~Liz

  4. OK girly your energy level must be on high, you sure are getting a lot of decorating done and everything is just beautiful. Ive enjoyed seeing it all:)

  5. Everything look so wonderful and so much into the season! Love your decor.
    Saw you partying at It's So Very Cheri
    Debbie :)

  6. This is so Octoberish. It looks so grand. Hate these hotter temps. I want COOL! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love all the Fall color you brought to your living room! It looks so welcoming. We are getting cooler weather (finally) but with rain thrown in the mix. It has been a cloudy rainy weekend. Sorry it has been so hot there. Maybe it will cool down soon. Afterall, tomorrow is October!

  8. Besides the pretty decorating, the room is so NEAT. Oh, my, that is great! Maybe that will inspire me but I have so much STUFF. Thanks for linking to my PUMPKIN PARTY> If you have anything else, too, be sure to come over and link up again. It's open until October 18th, I think. :) Your friend, Linda

  9. Your Fall decor is lovely! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from BNOTP. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-17.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. What a nice room... and so festive with all you fun fall decor! Your little squirrels look very happy among all the berries and ribbons!

  11. I love your grapevine trees, I have one around here somewhere, bought it from Gooseberry Patch years ago:) I love the hurricanes that you have on your gametable too!

  12. so fun! I can see why you would enjoy this while you are cooking! So cozy.
    I know what you mean about the warm temperatures- my cousin lives in AZ, and she just visited us to cool off! ;) Thanks for your note last week- yes! I live in Salem!! What a small world. Born and raised here as well. My husband and I went to school in CA for a bit, but other than that we've been here.
    Have a great week!

  13. Oooh, so pretty!!! Your family room looks gorgeous! Every detail is perfect and I just love your apothecary jars. Very, very nice and great inspiration!!!

  14. CAS, You are ready for Fall with so many pretty vignettes...but Halloween candy in the jars at my house, would be too tempting. :) Your little squirrels are so cute scampering among the leaves.

  15. I am in love with your version....wow!!!! You really take an inspiration and spin it your way perfectly! So beautiful!

    1. Following you now! Love love your blog! :)

  16. Carol, your mantel is so lovely. Those grapevine trees with the lights were a great addition. I may have to keep that in mind for next year! I'm so impressed that you've finished all of your fall decorating. I have pulled out all my stuff but I haven't finished placing it. Gotta get busy!

  17. Everything is so beautiful, Cas. But.....there is just something about that little corner that is sooo warm and cozy looking. I just love it! And oh my, triple digits again? We have had the most wonderful fall weather so far. Do you want me to come and get you?? We could have so much fun.

  18. I love your fall decorations, especially the frisky little squirrels! I hope your temps cool down out there. We're headed to the Phoenix area in a couple of weeks to visit family and I would love to not have a "meltdown". ;-) Thanks so much for stopping by Posed Perfection for a visit and leaving me a sweet comment on my iron and burlap vignette. Have a great week!

  19. I'm lovn' this fall decor from the little squirrels to the mantle to the game table to the 'boo apothecary jars.

    You've really been fallin' around...everything looks great!

  20. Looks so pretty Cas! I love the Fall banner too. Happy Fall. Your blog is looking so cute too!

  21. Wow, this all looks so great! Wish I was this creative!

  22. What a great room, it certainly has fallen in such a beautiful way. I love the banner, my friend. Thank you for dropping by sweet Cas and for the lovely comment you left me. Happy Fall.

  23. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  24. Everything looks really fabulous!

  25. Beautiful arrangements! Looks lovely and fall.

  26. It landed gently like a fallen leaf. Everything looks lovely. The squirrel is my favorite thing! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Sorry It's taken me a while to get here and say thank you xo

  27. The mantel with the banner is adorable. I think my mantel needs a little something extra and this might be the perfect thing to add.

  28. Everything looks so good. I love the little squirrels! I have some deer that would look fabulous with them!


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