Tuesday, September 22, 2009

autumn style, updated

after having jumped the gun on my fall decorating back in (ahem) August, my autumn style has evolved a bit since then. so thought i would share some of the updates...


(feel free to click on the photos for a better look)



this arrangement was inspired by Mothology.


as a little girl i collected silver souvenir spoons that i found at garage sales (what a weird child i was!). i found them recently while going through some boxes in the closet. i really like the way they look in this little gourd jack-o-lantern basket...


that is the fabulous old mirror found at the thrift store ($5!) that i have been meaning to show you. the frame is wood that was treated with gesso before the gold paint was applied. i love the beveled edge and the black spots from where the silvering has worn away.



this was my very poor attempt to show off my fabulous new tunic from Target (and my black glitter "spooky" sign!). alas! the bad lighting , the unmade bed, and the pile of laundry in the reflection kind of threw a damper on the whole thing. but since i kind of look like a sad little victorian girl ghost haunting the old mirror (and with a digital camera, no less), i had to share...



i've been collecting these gold toned frames with hanging rings for a little while now, so i was thrilled to find this one at Goodwill. it is just the perfect size for the little bird book page i purchased from PetiteMichelleLouise (fabulous shop). don't you just love those crows?? i have a plan for a wall arrangement with all the frames that i will be sure to share once it's completed.

and now i am off to have some tea and cappuccino craving cake (Trader Joe's!!), but first:

what elements are you fancying this Fall, both for your home and personal style?

17 comments:

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Loveeeeee it!!! I cant believe you bought that fan for 5 bucks! You go girl!

♥ miss.michelle said...

...your cute as a button!

Hey, I just came from the good old $ store and picked up a couple of black crows. So if your on the hunt for more, $1. Great mirror!

~michelle

Jane said...

Your fall displays look great...love everything under glass.

Thrifted Treasure said...

Gorgeous arrangements. I love that you decorate according to season, would love to do the same, unfortunately a lot of my lovely but breakable finds are stuffed into boxes out of my rascals' reach until they're old enough to understand "nooooooo"!!!

briannelee said...

I love the spoons in the pumpkin and your black kitty fits right in to your fall/spooky decor.

I have been feeling like wearing a lot of black lately as well. I loved your comment about looking like a Victorian girl w/ a digital camera ;)

vintage simple said...

Speckled, beveled mirrors... Love.
I bet you'll re-arrange many more times before Fall is even over - it's part of the fun of having such great collections and a great sense for styling!
-maria

littlebyrd said...

I just love everything about this post. I love crows, especially vintage pictures of crows, plus those frames with the rings on top. I really like your seld photo too in that wonderful mirror!!! This post is making me want to keep some things I am suppose to me selling :)

Jennifer@ChesterAndDonkey said...

I love your decorating style ... I could look at these pictures forever!

tara said...

Love your decorating, the glass domes, the crows, the old mirror...all fabulous! I need to put more time into seasonal decorating and you are an inspiration!

Tracey said...

You weren't a weird child - you were VERY COOL!!! Love your autumn style, especially that little white pumpkin (duh!)...

:) T

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thanks for the sweet comment today. Have a great one my friend~

Jeanneoli said...

I love your style and all your fall decorations are amazing! I have not even begun to decorate yet.

Pony Girl said...

Great ideas, thanks for sharing them! I love the little black bird under the cloche. I love bare branches, that has been my thing this fall. Branches in vases and old bottles. I want to get a couple black crows, though! :)

sabo_meenyo said...

hey, thanks for your comment! you have a great shop and blog too! i'll definitely stop by again! :)

Amanda said...

OMG, I heart all of those finds & I love the decor. Especially the first pic inspired by mothology. I just never would have thought to display like that! That's IT...I've gotta go thrifting soon :-)


~Amanda

koralee said...

I adore your style...your displays inspire me to get cracking and do some more decorating! Happy weekend to you!

That Hooligan Girl said...

You know what a great idea putting differnt objects under the glass. I've been finding a ton of domes recently. Great fall decor, in my opinion never to early for fall. <3