FALLing in love

There is a chill in the air this morning, and it’s really starting to feel like fall.  I love fall, cool nights, warm days (if we’re lucky), beautiful leaves, and acorns, and apples, and back to school.  This week I’ve put away all the summery, ice creamy, pastel decor, and brought out some fall decorations.  Lately I have really fallen in love with white.  Rather than put the white away this year, and get out the orange, I decided to keep the living room’s white accents, and try to make them more autumnal.  I love the results.

 

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Years ago I made this white feather wreath for Christmas, and loved it so much that it stays up year round, on this big antique pine mirror that fills up the corner of our corner fireplace.  There is still lots of room on the mantel for the beautiful twig inspired candelabra.  I’ve been collecting the milk glass over the past year or so at second hand stores and garage sales, my motto is nothing over $5.  I love how it looks grouped together.

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One vase is filled with a simple dried wheat bouquet.  I really like how all the cream and white tones work together with the light wood, and wheat tones.  I’ve added four little white pumpkins, all lined up by size, and this delicate leaf garland, for the traditional autumn leaves and pumpkins.

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It couldn’t be simpler to make the leaf garland, just print out the pattern found here on plain white paper, and cut.  I’m really pleased with my white, and cream mantel and how bringing in a few elements from nature really makes it feel like fall without the orange.  My couch is dressed up with a cozy knit throw, and the sheepskin pillows that I love so much from West Elm.  By including lots of different texture, like knit, sheepskin, wood, glass, and the shag carpet, it keeps the monochromatic accents from feeling boring.  It’s so warm and cozy in here, I may need a hot chocolate!

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Tomorrow, the dinning room, and some more traditional fall colours.

I’m linked up to the Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello, and Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge and the Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming and the Fall Festival at This Blessed Nest and The Fall Mantel Party at Nesting Place and the Fall Open House at Hooked on Houses.

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Comments

  1. Welcome to the world of white! I love it in every season. I have white slip covered furniture so it is easy to mix it up with accent colours from accessories. Love your mantel and looking forward to more pics!

  2. it looks gorgeous! the white stands out so much against your wooden mantel. great contrast! perfect.

    thanks again for linking up!!! love that you had 2 links.

    kellie

  3. hey there visiting from the fall festival. i love the creamy whites. Such an elegant way to translate fall. all the milk glass is gorgeous!!

  4. Beautiful! I love the white and subtle fall feeling. Simple yet stunning!

  5. So Cute!

  6. Dannyelle, Your white mantle is fabulous! You have done a fantastic job pulling everything together. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party, I have featured this here:
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  7. Oooo! I LOVE this! That feather wreath is gorgeous, and I love the little leaf garland. I’m really into using the neutrals for fall this year, so I especially love you mantle:)

  8. I’m visiting from The Nester’s fall party. I love milk glass and it’s so pretty on your mantel. This looks so elegant – love it.

  9. I’ve been liking white stuff lately too… but you did an awesome job with turning it into fall decor! It’s beautiful!

  10. i love white and love how you incorporated white into fall…it’s quite lovely!

  11. Oh, I love the white! Your milk glass collection is so sweet…it’s on my perpetual list of things to look for while thrifting! You’ve found some lovely pieces. I’m visiting from the Nester’s Mantel party.

  12. It looks beautiful. I’m thinking along the same color lines.

  13. I’m stopping by from the Nester’s party. I love the fall look you created using white. The textures are wonderful. I have a corner fireplace too and love to see how other people decorate them.

  14. I love the way the wheat looks in the milk glass vase. I collect it too, and I think I’m going to have to borrow that idea!

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