10/4/13

Some "Fall" in the Sitting Room

Hey everyone!  I hope you've been having a great first week of October.  We've been having some nice cool mornings and evenings, and it has been so nice sitting on the patio with a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the late afternoon.  Ahhh, I'm starting to remember why we put up with "*&%#" summer!  Well, y'all know I've been decorated for Fall for quite some time now and have been gradually sharing my rooms.  Today I'm ready to invite you into our sitting room.  

Abby is here to greet you!



Taken at dusk but still a lot of light coming in those windows.


This is one of two new patchwork pillows I made.

Changing pillows makes so much difference.

The quilted piece I made a few years ago, is a wallhanging, but I'm really liking it draped over the coffee table.  This arrangement is sitting in my old dough bowl.  The pillows you see in the background are the ones I traded for the colorful ones.

I thought I'd show you these two patchwork pillows side by side.  I made them out of fabric sample books that I got for free.  I made all of my other pillows, too.

Entertainment cabinet turned liquor cabinet.  Some day I'll show you the inside.

It's a bit awkward to decorate, but I usually figure out something that I like.


On the top is my old tri-fold fireplace screen that has wire holders for votive candles.  I used those to perch a few pumpkins & hydrangeas on with just a dot of hot glue to keep them in place.  And, who doesn't like a burlap bow?




I made the burlap "rag" wreath several years ago before burlap was even popular!

Ummm, yes, I enjoy my wine!  Perched behind the wine server are a couple of small books that I wrapped in scrunched craft paper and simply wrapped with twine & added leaves and beads.


Don't you just love all the downloadable chalkboard messages?  They look so realistic!





This is a favorite little spot to have a collection of framed grandchildren photos!

I love layering things!

Wow, I think this is probably the least wordy I've ever been in a post!  You should all be doing the "happy dance," but don't get used to it -- I like to talk!  I hope you enjoyed the tour of our sitting room. Please know you are always welcome in my home any time!

I love to party with these fine bloggers:

Sunday
Cheri at It's So Very Cheri for It's So Very Cheri Party

Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Tuesday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home

Wednesday
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home

Friday
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading




16 comments:

Becca said...

Beautiful, Carol! I love your colorful pillows ... how you styled your bookcase ... and, of course, your gorgeous quilt! So inviting ... I'd linger in here for hours!

Dee said...

Hi Carol, the room looks great, and I love that you made the pillows and quilt. I'm addicted to pillows, but I can't sew at all. :)

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful room. You are so creative!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Very beautiful, Carol! You're so right about pillows making a big impact in a room. Just switching them out makes for a whole new look. Love your dough bowl!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

As usual, everything is so pretty and inviting, not to mention cozy. I may just drop by for a glass of that wine one evening.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I really love all of the warm fall colors you used in your decor.

I am having a Fun Fall Foods Linky party tomorrow and every recipe link (old or new) is eligible to win the giveaway.

I'd love for you to link up!

Carol said...

Thanks so much, Laura!

Carol said...

Thanks, Dee! I'm truly grateful that I know how to sew. It certainly stretches my budget dollars!

Feral Turtle said...

Such great fall colors you have Carol! Love the cooler temperatures so much, I guess I will go get a glass of wine to celebrate! hehe

Vel Criste said...

Another Fall-perfect room Carol!Your sconces are perfect for this season as well!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Carol,
Your home looks so warm and welcoming...........you did such a nice job. Like that quilted pc. over your coffee table too, and your pillows are beautiful, so neat you made them from swatches of fabric. Yea, I can tell you
enjoy Fall as much as I do.............it really is a fun time of year, full of promises of fun to come............
Hope all is well with you hon,
blessings, Nellie

Cindy Cain said...

I continue to enjoy reading each 'fall' update. This time, I think my favorite piece is your candle holder on top of your liquor cabinet. The white shabby chic looking one - my FAV. :)

Jennie said...

I love all the fall decor!
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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love seeing how you've decorated! Your shelves have so many pretty things. What I love most though is the wall quilt on your coffee table! I need to do something like that...it looks great! Really brings all of the Fall colors together! Sweet hugs!

Ricki Treleaven said...

LOL I thought that really was chalk! Your sitting room is so pretty, and I love the fall accents. My favorite are the patchwork pillows....they are gorgeous!

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Your room looks lovely for Fall. I especially like the patchwork pillows -such pretty and rich colours.

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