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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall Decorating at A Joyful Cottage - Simplicity Reigns

Laura at Sunday View has given me a jump start to a great week. Thank you, Laura, for featuring my blog post from last week "To Paint or Not to Paint" at your Inspired Sunday Blog Party. It's the first time anyone has chosen to feature my blog in such a way, so I'm really feeling the love right now.

Today I'm sharing some of the things I've done this year to decorate for fall. Mind you, it's nothing elaborate -- not by a long shot. I tend to keep things simple, especially now that we're temporarily in a rented apartment.

I have an antique pinch bottle that I like to change out with the seasons. (There's my chest, in the background, from my post "To Paint or Not to Paint".)  Recently I picked up a few fake blooms at the dollar store to add to the pinch bottle. I placed one of my autumn scented votive candles on the end table, and it's good to go.


I like to open my eyes to objects I already have in our home that I can combine for a seasonal vignette. The greens and brown of my old books work perfectly for fall.



I relocated my french pitcher, with the fall arrangemen,t next to the books.


And placed my metal magnetic calendar in the background.



Voilà! A fall vignette in minutes.





I am very fortunate to be married to a very talented artist who has provided our home with beautiful artwork. Usually I can find a painting to include in my seasonal decorating, such as this aspens watercolor.

 

And, of course, there's my beloved pumpkin that Dennis painted a couple of years ago. I always show it off in the fall.



There's still time to enter my giveaway for a chance to win your own unframed pumpkin print like this one. But hurry; the entry deadline ends Tuesday, October 22. You can find the Rafflecopter entry here.

I hope by sharing my fall decorating I've demonstrated that what appears to be subtle changes around our homes can have a seasonal impact. One doesn't need to expend a lot of time, or money.

Hope your week is filled with joy.

Blessings,


Sharing with:
Inspired Sunday at Sunday View
Link It or Lump It at Two It Yourself
Inspire Me Monday at Create with Joy
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

14 comments:

  1. These are beautiful. I have never thought about changing out the artwork seasonally. That is a great idea.

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    1. Thank you. When I change out the artwork it's like visits from dear friends I haven't seen for awhile. :)

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  2. Very pretty fall decorating Nancy. I love the fall vignette with the books and calendar!

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    1. Thanks, Barb. That was especially fun to do.

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  3. You have your little apartment very beautiful decorated with Fall things. I love that painting of the pumpkin, especially.

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    1. Thank you, Latane. By the way, there's still time to enter the giveaway for an unframed pumpkin print, if you haven't already done so. You could win a pumpkin of your own. :) Here's the link, if you're interested.
      http://www.ajoyfulcottage.com/2013/10/pumpkin-print-giveaway-at-joyful-cottage.html

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  4. Nancy,
    It's so nice to meet you and happy to have you at my party today. Love that pretty pumpkin print....so I better go enter your giveaway before this old gal forgets to.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Linda, and taking the time to leave a comment. :)

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  5. Nancy, I love your collection of books. Really makes your vignette pop! Your husband's art work is fabulous! Love both paintings. Keeping my fingers crossed. lol!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Aww, you're so sweet, Jann. Thanks.

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  6. So comfy, pretty and pleasant! My kind of living . . .

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Lynne. Thanks.

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  7. Such a cozy bit of fall! That pumpkin painting is amazing, by the way! Thanks for sharing at Link it or Lump It!

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    1. My pleasure. Thanks for hosting. :)

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