Monday, November 22, 2010

Fall Without Orange?

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Some rooms definitely lend themselves better to the warm colors of fall. Some rooms? Yeah, they don’t.    

fall basket

Instead of trying to force fall colors into my “lighter” rooms, I decided to roll with it. I “shopped” my fall bins to see what lighter items I had, and this is what I came up with.

black buffet

It’s still warm, right? It’s still festive, no? My husband came home, saw the frame and asked, “Who’s that in the picture?” I flippantly replied, “ Who cares who they are?” and walked away. That’ll show him for noticing something.

painted frame fall basket

I grabbed all the spray-painted white pumpkins I have and threw them in this basket. Add some pinecones from the backyard, sprinkle with some feather boa and serve!

fall arrangement

Stephanie Lynn asked me to make an ornament for her upcoming party, and I started to have heart palpitations. This is what I came up with. I’ll show you the tutorial over at her place next week!   painted birdhouse

Okay. You ready for some winners? Winners, send me an e-mail. Here we go.

The winner of the owl locket from A Side of Peaches is

Full of Great Ideas

The winner from  of the coffee mugs and coffee from Begin with a Sunny Outlook is



Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I love love white pumpkins and they look great with the blues.

Blondie said...

I'm so excited for the giveaway! Hope you had a great weekend! Don't forget to enter my Christmas giveaway before Thursday if you haven't already!

Kori xoxo

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Feather boa- great addition! Your ornament is so nice!

Kori M. said...

It looks great! I have a few frames throughout the house with random people still in them too. Oops!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I'm right with ya on no orange in my fall decor. I LOVE orange on October 1 but on Nov 1. I can't stand the color. I know many have an aversion to it for Halloween even...but I still like it for Halloween. But when I did my fall mantel....I just couldn't do orange.

So my fall mantel was all silver...dried hydrangeas and white pumpkins.

I love your fall decorations. I laughed about the people you don't know in the frame.

I have a photo of a bunch of old women posing together. I bought it for the turquoise frame...but then loved the photo too. People always ask if they are relatives and think it strange when I say..."No...I don't know them".

Huddyma said...

I have to say, I just love looking at your pictures. I look first, then read. Is that bad? :)

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Very pretty! I laughed out loud at the answer you gave your husband. Silly! :)

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

LOVE your little nest ornament. Adorable! said...

Hi Chris! Im your newest follower! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE your blog! Everything is BEYOND BEAUTIFUL! Im new to blogland so im Just finding you! I have an interior design buss and doing 14 days of xmas trees and would BEYOND ADORE you to come visit! I have a GIVEAWAY too



Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

I think it looks great, and I LOVE that it's a random photo -- made me laugh a little bit. I love orange for early fall, but November is my "gateway" to Christmas (neurotic much?) and I love the gradual transition from orange to something more muted and elegant like gold and cream. Now if only my budget would agree that this is the direction I need to take my Thanksgiving decor... ;)

Dorie said...

OMG! I bought a frame with that same family pic in it and when my friend asked "who is that?" I flippantly replied, "my husbands ex, and their daughters." He just looked at me stunned. (My husband and I have been married for 23 years and have a 22 and 20yr old.) Hahaha!!!

sjhkinnison said...

I need this! With a new baby on the way and a huge to do list for Christmas a Silhouette would be a life saver!

sjhkinnison said...

I posted this on FB!

Kara said...

I think the basket is lovely! Def still festive. I think the frame convo between you and the hubs is hilarious! Ive had that conversation LOL when I decorated with a Halloween frame ;)

Barb said...

Looks really nice. I love earth tones with the blues. Poor Douglas..I wondered who that was in the picture for a second too. OOPS...Mom

Stephanie said...

I was so excited to see I won the locket and emailed right away. I know it is Thanksgiving week but I haven't heard anything from you so I thought I would try to contact you this way :) Please email me at fullofgreatideas (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks, Stephanie

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