Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Transitioning Into Fall

I love all the seasons. I really don't have a favorite. Each one brings it's own special qualities and everything feels fresh and new. And I just love that! But I have learned that compared to most of the blog world, I need a little more time to transition from one season to another. Many of you were already in fall mode back in August. I tend to take my cues from Mother Nature. Here in Maryland, the trees are just barely beginning to change. And the weather has been rainy and humid. But last week I decided that with the first day of fall coming, it really was time to make some changes!

And the very best place to start is always with the mantel.

Along with all the traditional fall elements, I used a combination of milk glass and a bit of silver for sparkle.

The clocks are a new addition. Karla bought a whole box full at an auction and I picked a few favorites at our tag sale.

We grow pumpkins and gourds in our garden, but they did not do very well this year, so I have a mix of real and faux.

I picked up the Maple St. sign at Lucketts in the spring. It's the name of the street where I grew up. I think it's pretty appropriate for fall, don't you?

These cool nubby gourds came from the farmer's market.

And even if you don't love to eat it, candy corn is a must!

This is the area above my desk and a fun little spot to decorate with more milk glass and fall elements.

Four thirty eight is the address of the house where my husband's grandparents lived. And it's the little house where we hold our sales. And I just love mixing typography into the mix wherever possible.

Acorns were also a bit sparse this year. Or maybe the squirrels just beat me to them!
Collecting elements from your own yard is fun and easy!

You can always count on a bowl of kisses (or two) at my house!

And this is the very last sunflower from our garden.

So there you have it, a little taste of fall at my house. I'll be fluffing and tweaking right up until the moment I decide I'm ready to break out the holiday decorations! ... I'm sure most of you will be way ahead of me on that one too! ... Happy fall everyone. And thanks so much for being here!

I'm linking to...

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My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Photobucket

Tickled Pink at 504 Main
Designer Garden Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Todays Creative Blog Photobucketthecreativepaige.com

The Lettered Cottage


Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love all your fall touches...especially the MAPLE STREET sign.

Cassie Bustamante said...

i do have a favorite and it is FALL!!! love it! your home looks warm and inviting and just like fall should. my favorite vignette is the one with the milkglass... it's simple, natural and gorgeous.

NanaDiana said...

Sharon- It looks great- I am just getting on the Fall bandwagon too. We had a short summer! I love your Maple St sign. It IS perfect for Fall...added to the fact that it has personal meaning for you.

Hope your week is wonderful! xo Diana

Heather said...

Beautiful decorating! Thanks for sharing! :o)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I could do some shopping in your home! let's see....I want the new clocks, I adore the Never give up sign, the Maple syrup sign is perfect for Fall and the silver acorn....at least that is all I can remember! Gorgeous!!

Ali Richardson said...

SO SO pretty! I love all the milk glass and natural elements. Fall is such a cozy holiday, I think you nailed it!!

Ruth said...

I love your fall decor. Everything looks so lovely. I love the colors in fall. Your milk glass is beautiful. Love the silver acorn, too.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sharon, Your Fall decor is beautiful and how cool is the street sign. I love all the milk glass and the wonderful vintage clocks.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm so jealous of all your milk glass...I guess that's bad...so forget that I just said that:) Your fall decor looks great!!


Joy@Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

I love your fall decor, especially how you used corn candy and the chalk board plate with the note. Adding the vintage clocks to your fall vignette is so cute!

Anonymous said...

I love your fall decor! Especially the old clocks and milk glass. Those are two of my favorite collectibles too!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your transition into Fall is lovely. All of your special touches really create a festive mood.

Thank you, Elizabeth, for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Your decorations are all so pretty! I love your mantel and all of your clocks. I love the numbers and Maple St too.

Have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

Love your decor! Fall is my favorite time of year. I found you through Lolly Jane. SO glad I did!

Karena said...

Beautiful Sharon. I love all of your collections, the milk glass and the sign is perfect!

I have hooked up with Julia's Party as well!


Art by Karena

Noble Vintage said...

cute! hoping I can get inspired to do some of this too! :)

Chef in Training said...

i love all the fall decor! I would love it if you would come share this and/or any other projects at the Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and hope to see you there!

Stephanie said...

Love all the milk-glass, and it everything looks so cozy!

Gail said...

All your touches of fall looks great! I love the picnic basket and your Maple St sign. How cool is that you were able to find that!

Have a wonderful day,

Nikki Monet said...

So many great touches!! It totally has the Autumn feel. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party! http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/bedazzle-me-monday-2_02.html

Have a great day!!

Tardevil said...

Your fall decorations look great. Like the Maple St. sign. I went to high school w/ Jim Valvano's kids, and he spoke at graduation the year before I graduated, so the "Never, Never Give Up" sign was a nice reminder of him. ;o)

very merry vintage style said...

Love the tour Elizabeth! The milk glass and number display is beautiful and such a touching story! Thanks for linking to Share the Love Wednesday

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Wow, missy! You've been super-busy! I love what you've done. All those touches must make it seem like autumn every where you look!

Thank you so much for linking up to my Fall In Love party.


Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the clocks, found one at the flea market and it's exactly one like my mom had when I was a teenager! I plan to find more they look great on your mantel! Love the Maple St. sign!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

SO PRETTY! I especially love your antique clock collection! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Sharon, great fall elements! Love the numbers and that pumpkin tea towel. thanks so much for linking up to the party! xoxo

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Delicious fall ... my very favorite season.

SImple and Serene Living said...

How warm and welcoming your home looks. So happy to have found your through the Friday blog hop.

Ellen said...

I see I met a kindred spirit with a great collection of milk glass....love it. Your street sign is a great memoir along with being a pretty cool decorating touch. That pumpkin towel is awesome I luv it also. I enjoyed my time visitng your blog, such a nice post.

Lindsay said...

I really love all the little details that you've added. Super cute & perfect for this time of year! You have really done a great job! I am so happy you shared this @ Show & Share! Hope to see more from you!

Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said...

the mantle reminded me of my grandmothers home in KY. your ideas are splendid!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks so warm and inviting. I'd love to cozy up in front of that gorgeous fireplace!! Love the mantel and the vignette on the hearth! Great job!!

I'm visiting from TTT...love your blog! Have a great week!


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love your fall decor! Your sign from Lucketts is GREAT and love your milk glass! Visiting from Funk Junk :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

I featured you on my facebook page.