Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall Living Room

Living room
I hope you all had a good weekend and are ready to begin a new week. I have some pictures of my fall living room decorations to share with you.

Autumn candles
I made a simple table runner with a single layer of hemmed fabric.

Autumn candles
The candles are set in popcorn kernels!

Fireplace

Pumpkin Lantern
I have some special things on my hearth. My friend, Tina Leigh gave me this pumpkin lantern last year.

Fireplace hearth

Book
Sarah Ban Breathnach's Mrs. Sharp's Traditions opened to the September pages.

Fireplace mantle
When decorating the mantle, I started with the leaf garland.

Fireplace mantle
Then placed the larger things like the topiaries and candles on each end.

Fireplace mantle

Fireplace mantle
I tucked small pumpkins and beads in the empty places.

Fireplace mantle

Pumpkins
A cake plate stand with mini pumpkins and candles on the entertainment center.

Autumn candles

Autumn candles

Lamp
And lastly, I added beaded garland to the top of the lamps.

Lamp
All lit up for a cozy fall evening. Thank you for taking a look!

85 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! It is all very lovely. Hope you and your family had a cozy week-end. I think you did with all the beautiful decorations, the yummy cupcakes and the tradition of watching "Anne of Green Gables."

Have a good week. Debbi :-)

Grandma Faith said...

Your family room is so warm and inviting, all dressed up for fall. Take care.

Melyssa R
Boulder County, CO
said...

Very pretty! I love it all. You are so talented. BTW, we have almost IDENTICAL end/coffee tables!

Susan said...

Love the idea about using popcorn kernels to hold candles. Also I love that ceramic pumpkin. Fall looks so pretty at your house!

Heather said...

Kelli,

Your living room looks so beautiful and inviting.

Love, Heather

ceekay said...

It is very pretty Kelli. Thanks for sharing it. The mantle is so beautiful and the book is a great idea.

Mrs. Anna T said...

I love your autumn decorations. What an original idea to place candles in corn kernels!

Kathy said...

It's all gorgeous, Kelli! Happy Autumn!
Kathy

Terri said...

Okay, I'm officially jealous of your talent! :-) I love the popcorn idea and never would of thought of that. Very beautiful, Kelli!

Katy said...

Everything looks beautiful Kelli!!

Winterwood said...

Oh Kelli - your house looks amazing and oh so cosy too. Its sucha warm comforting space to come home to!
Thanks for alerting me about mrs sharps traditions book... I have that book in the library and forgot about it - so thanks for reminding me about it...I am off now to go look at it. Its spring here but I am doing autumn displays as I miss them so much from when I lived in the UK, and your blog reminds me of those times and off course inspires me to at the same time!

Arlene Grimm said...

Love your cozy living room!!

Judy said...

How pretty everything looks. It is warm and cozy :) Just like I think fall should be.

Adrienne said...

Hi Kelli -
Your living room is so pretty. You have added just the right touches. Thanks for sharing it with us. You've inspired me to hurry up and get mine done!
~Adrienne~

picketfencemom said...

Hi Kelli,
Everything looks so lovely and cozy! I'm going to be a 'copy-cat' and get out Mrs. Sharp's Traditions book and turn to the September page too! Great idea!
Thanks for sharing the photos of your beautifully decorated home!
Have a delightful first day of fall! Is Anne of Green Gables on the docket today! :o)
Hugs,
Amy

Lady_MSnow said...

So pretty....I love the idea of the popcorn kernels. :D

Shelley said...

Hi Kelli,my name is Shelley! Your home is beautiful. Very lovely Fall decorations. Nice to meet you.....

Blessings, Shelley

Jen said...

I'm doing mine inside today. Yours is so inviting...I love it all. Y9our mantle is great and I really loved the beads....girl you know how to decorate it up.

Momma Roar said...

It is very cozy and inviting!!

I love the popcorn kernals in the candals - I've seen candy corn before too. I do cranberries in the springtime and red hots at February! :-D

Jenn said...

Beautiful!

I also do a similar cake stand deco. My favorite!

Mrs. H said...

Good Morning, Kelli,

Your home is beautiful! How cute is that popcorn kernel idea? Your mantle is amazing. The attention to detail, wow.

Your living room is perfect for snugglin' on those crisp Autumn evenings. i just love it.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! It's me, Debbi, again. I was the first one to comment on this post but I was just looking at your fall living room again. I saw the little house in the mantle with your name on it. That is so sweet. Just wanted to tell you the "house" would be my favorite thing in your living room. Does it have a special story behind it? I would think that it did.

Happy Monday! :-) Debbi faustx2@yahoo.com

Cris said...

Hi Kelli! I am behind 20 posts here but enjoying every one... your house is so cozy, love coming here. Wishing you a great week!

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli I have the wagon you gave me on my fire place mantel loaded with the Fall potpouri you gace me!(I kept it in a plastic bag and it still smells good) It will always remind me of you. Everything looks so cozy there. Package and I put a good bit of Fall decor out last week. I took some pictures but havent posted them yet. It was 67 degrees here this morning and as I sat out on the porch...I could here Fall in the wind. The wind is different when its Fall. The only thing I will miss about Summer are the humming birds. Just a few here and there at the feeders these days. They are like my children...I miss them when they leave home, lol.

Carol said...

Kelli, you have so many wonderful seasonal decorations. Someday I would love to read a post about how you store and organize everything!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi Kelli, I really love all your fall decorations in your living room! It looks delightfully cozy! I'd just love to curl up on that sofa and read and good book and have a cup of tea!

Love the popcorn in the candles and the garland on the tops of the lamps and Mrs. Sharp's opened to September (I LOVE that book)!

Manuela

crystal said...

So pretty! You are very creative and you have a beautiful home. I am so glad fall is here! Hope you have a blessed week!

Blessings
Crystal

Nancy-Lessons Learned on the Farm said...

What a wonderful way to welcome fall. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. I just linked to it on my blog.

Sharon said...

It all looks so cozy and comfortable. Makes me want to sit down with you and have a cup of hot apple cider. :)

Nancy said...

Very warm and cozy! Enjoyed the tour! Hope you have a wonderful day! nancy

Stephanie said...

It looks great. I love looking how others decorate for Fall, gives me so many ideas!! Like the popcorn kernals in the glass candle holder. Very cute and stylish :)
Stephanie

Michelle said...

Just beautiful! So cozy and inviting. I love Mrs. Sharp's Traditions. I need to check it out again at the library!

Barbara H. said...

One of the items I love most is that little "Autumn" sign! Also the berries on the lamp shade. Everything looks warm and inviting.

Lori said...

Popcorn kernels??? Where do you come up with great ideas? Your harvest home looks very inviting!

TJ said...

Your room is so lovely! I want to know how you keep the carpet so clean!

Lady Laurie said...

So pretty and festive Kelli!!
Love the corn kernels in the candle holders! Thank you for sharing photos of your lovely home.

Brenda said...

Kel.. it is beautiful,but then I knew it would be. You make me wanna leave work and go home! I miss it so bad. I feel so far behind.
I could sit here and look forever!
Brenda

Emily said...

Beautiful Kelli! Fall is my favourite time of year! I love your decorations! Thanks for sharing! :) Hope you are enjoying a beautiful Fallish day!

REAL ME said...

As always....beautiful!

Tammy said...

Kelli,
All that I can say is Beautiful! You are so talented and you certainly are inspiring me to decorate more.
Thanks a bunch! :-)
Tammy

glorv1 said...

Kelli hi. You really have good ideas and you have inspired me to once again get motivated by the seasons. I wasn't able to for a time, but as I visit so many decorating blogs, and your is one of the best, I get inspired to start again. Thanks a lot. Oh and I went and bought some cream cheese so that I can make those cupcakes.

Lindsay-ann said...

Your fall living room looks amazing. Everything looks so cozy and beautifully decorated. I especially like the shiny pumpkins and the pottery Winn house. Thanks for showing your lovely home.
Lindsay

Deb said...

Once again, everything is beautiful! All you need now is for it to get cold enough for a fire in the fireplace! have a great week
Deb

Scott and Kerri said...

Hi Kelli,
You living room is both beautiful and inspiring!
Kerri

Lisa Marie said...

Your decorating is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing (& inspiring) me again! And the Candle/kernel idea is brilliant!

My Journey said...

That's it, I'm moving in....

Mrs. C said...

Looks so cozy! :)

Danielle said...

That's awesome. I have always felt more alive this time of year.

Alesha said...

Your house looks so pretty all dressed up for fall!

Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Alesha
www.xanga.com/akconklin

Appliejuice said...

Your house is lovely.

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Very pretty and warm, Kelli!

Princess Of Pink said...

Oh how lovely! I adore all your decorations.
Just a question: do you have a small kittycat that LOVES to nibble on your decorations?? I have one, my dear naughty Elvis! I have put some decorations on my coffee table and he just loves to jump (he is not allowed!) on the table and nibble on the acorns etc. lol, I laugh because it is a bit funny too, but I would LOVE to be able to put some nice decorations in my mantle, but am afraid he will attack them too.

Any hints?? LOL!!

Hugs from Marian

Sarahs Home said...

BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!

Sarah x

Hadias said...

It's so wondeful to visit your blog and to be inspired. I did finally get my Autumn decorations out of that suitcase and I am so glad that I did. I have decorated my kitchen and I couldn't be happier.

I have begun to living room and diningroom as well. Thanks for all of the inspiration Kelli.

Ginger said...

your house just looks so cozy and warm.
and now I am in search of some candle holders that I can put popcorn in! what a neat idea!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Happy First Day of Autumn, Kelli.

I love Anne of Green Gables. What a lovely tradition and those cupcakes look scrumptious!

Angie said...

I love your fall living room and I LOVE Mrs. Sharps Traditions. It's such a fun book.

Cathy said...

Everything just looks beautiful, Kelli. You are so artistic and talented.

ivoryspring said...

Hi Kelli,

Beautiful - your living room is certainly looking VERY fallish!

suzeeez said...

Your house is fixed up so cozy & pretty . Sue

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Kelli, Your living room is just fall fabulous! The wood paneled walls are very pretty! It is hard to pick a favorite of your fall decor! :) The room is very cozy and inviting! The gingerbread cupcakes with lemon frosting sound yummy! I will have to try some of those! ~Rhonda :)

Libby said...

I have enjoyed your pictures of all the fall decorations at your house! So cozy! It's fun to see this because I am living overseas where it's the same weather pretty much year round. I can easily forget that it's fall in the North. :) But I miss it and it's fun to see someone's decorations to get me in the mood even if the weather here doesn't. :)
I also love your recipes. I have a couple I want to try here soon.
Blessings,
Libby in Peru

Tammy said...

Beautiful home, Kelli! Your fall decor is just so warm and relaxing looking it makes me wish I could drop by for tea!
Hugs,
~Tammy

Heart 4 My Home said...

As always...your home looks so beautiful and so festive. How soon are you available to come and help me decorate our home??? *grin*

~blessings

Mimi Sue said...

Your mantel is just beautiful. The wood paneling on your walls is gorgeous. You have such a lovely, cozy home. Mimi

The Berry's Patch said...

Kelli,

Your living room is so cozy. I love what you did to the lamps. Your mantle looks gorgeous. I wish I had a fireplace to decorate. :-)

Wanita said...

Kelli, your living room looks so beautiful and inviting. The candles in the popcorn are a great idea.

Sharon said...

What gorgeous decorations. YOu are so good at decorating. Your home is so warm and cozy!

xox Sharon

Michelle said...

Hi Kelli!

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so honored to have you had you look at it. :) I love, love, love your website and check it everyday for something yummy or heartwarming. Thank you so much. :)

Michelle

Ms. Tee said...

I really like the berry garland around your lamp - it looks very cozy!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. :)

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

Your Fall living room looks lovely! I especially like the idea of setting candles in corn kernels rather than pebbles. What a creative idea!

Artsy said...

Beautifully done, Kelli. Your home looks so warm and inviting. You are so talented and share so much.

Jen said...

Beautiful decorations! Such a warm and cozy place.

Love Bears All Things said...

Everything is so festive! I like the mantle best.
Mama Bear

A Hint of Home said...

Your hearth and mantel look so pretty with all your decorations. I love the kernel corn in the candles and all your other displays.

Lady Katherine said...

Your home is lovely! Now where do you store all these beautiful things? I have an attic that big as my house where you can walk, Its full of Christmas,crafts, and the girls childhood toys. What I love most of all is your carpet! I miss carpet, we had it at first but living in the country, We took it up and just use the old pine heart wood floors with area rugs.

Kathy said...

I love your decorating!

Storybook Woods said...

So charming and inviting. I love how you used the popcorn. xoxox Clarice

Storybook Woods said...

So charming and inviting. I love how you used the popcorn. xoxox Clarice

Tiffany said...

You have such a beautiful, cozy home :) I love the popcorn kernals idea, I never would have thought of that!

aswewalk.com said...

SO pretty! I used bird seed around my candle. And my 8yo dd and I stripped three dry ears of indian corn to surround another candle. Such fun!

Lora said...

It looks so cozy!! I've often thought of buying that book on traditions, too. It looks interesting!

hira said...

hi kelli....thank u so much for sharing all this with us...
ve tried many things at home n simple things become special...
thnksss

Rachel said...

Hello Mrs. Kelli! I was browsing for ideas for Fall decorating and came across you site! I am so thankful! You have a beautiful home and it's decorated so lovely here!

I would like to share a link to your post with my friends, if I may. I am putting together a post of a collection of decorating ideas and tips and things for this fall. Would that be agreeable to you? :)

Blessings in Christ!
~Miss Rachel~

Domestic Goddess said...

Kelli, how warm and cozy is your
living room. You have decorated it so beautifully. I love Fall, it's my favorite time of the year, and I love your Fall decorations!