The Jewel of Fall

Generally speaking, I’m not a lover of traditional fall colors.  Red rarely appears in our house, though orange is growing on me.  So this year, I paired orange with some of my year round favorite colors.  Teal, pink, purple, and gray.  Deeper tones really set a warm, cozy feel that’s perfect for fall.


Our mantel art felt too summery, so I made a few new pieces with items I already had around the house and natural pieces.


Feathers and antlers found on my father-in-law’s ranch add a rustic element.


A cut out deer silhouette was simple.  Look for more info on these art pieces next week.


For the main item, I painted a feather using Liquid Leaf and a large sheet of gray paper.


For a little height, I pulled out two glass candle sticks.  Having only cream tapers on hand, I dug in my embroidery floss bin and found eggplant, magenta, and burnt orange to wrap around.


Of course the opposite side of the room has a few seasonal changes, too.


A color blocked pillow I sewed along with a burnt orange suede pillow from Sears on one end.  I’m waiting on this silk and mirror pillow for the other end.  I saved a couple of bucks using codes, too.


Accessorizing the coffee table was simple.  A piece of driftwood, white faux pumpkin, the gold wishbone, and a simple pumpkin patch-inspired by Kirsten’s.


While making Ev more mini foods, I molded a few pumpkins, poked wire in the bases, baked and painted them up.


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20 thoughts on “The Jewel of Fall

  1. Okay…three things. One, I’m sad that I haven’t come across your blog before because it’s soooo cute! Two, where did you get those “sit” “stay” pillows because they are awesome! And three….LOVE your Etsy shop! As a fellow Etsian…I totally enjoy your shop especially that lobster text bubble art piece! It reminds me of Friends when Ross told Rachel she was her lobster…ah…Friends how I miss thee!

    1. Welcome, Angie!

      You are far too kind and sweet! Thank you so, so, so much for your encouragement! I actually made the Sit and Stay pillows. Stay tuned, I’m working on some for my Etsy shop. 🙂 That’s exactly the scene I thought of while making the Lobster piece. Totally miss Friends and still watch it.


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