Friday, September 15, 2006

Autumn Decorations

I may not have gotten everything checked off my to-do list but I did manage to put up a few fall decorations. :0) I was inspired by several of Mrs. Wilt's ideas!
Here is our entryway. The wreath on the mirror is covered with moss and hangs from a ribbon. My guest book is waiting to be signed. I think the last entry is from 3 years ago. I really need to do better with that!

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I decorated the mantle with a simple berry garland, my tart burner and pinecone candles.

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I added a little pumpkin ribbon to my topiaries.

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Here is what my kitchen table looks like right now. (Tina, I put my fall lantern and leaves on the china hutch!) The little pumpkins on the table are salt and pepper shakers. :0)

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These candles are filled with popcorn. So far we haven't had any popped corn from the heat of the flame. ;0)
I used green and orange raffia for the bows.

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Originally uploaded by pwinn.

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.
-Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885


dot said...

Everything looks so pretty! I do wish you would explain about the popcorn tho. What is the reason for it?

Kelli said...

Hi Dot,
The popcorn is just an fallish "filler" for the candles. I was hopping to get a snack out of the deal but it didn't work out..hehehee.


Susan P. said...

Kelli, your home looks absolutely lovely and you have done such a wonderful job of welcoming in the Fall season:)

Sandra said...

Kelli, your home looks beautiful. Love all the fall decorations, especially your mantel (I love topiary).

Thanks for the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Don't you want to come decorate my home??? Please??? LOL

I LOVE yours, it's so inviting and you always do such a great job of decorating, I can't even wait for christmas to see what you do ;)

Amy said...

Those are all such beautiful ideas. You really have an eye for what looks good in your home.

Anonymous said...

Your home looks so lovely and inviting, Kelli! Your guests today and your family this weekend will be so blessed by your preparations. ENJOY your visit with your folks!

Carole Burant said...

It's all so very beautiful and welcoming:-) Now you have me wanting to get all my Autumn decorations out...maybe I'll do that tomorrow! Hugs!

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli you could have your own show on the Home & Garden channel if you wanted! I love your fireplace!! It is all pretty. I know your Mama & Daddy are proud of you! Hey why is it that my Mama gets letters from you & I dont...are you trying to steal my Mama!!!

Beck said...

Beautiful! I've been using some of Mrs. Wilt's ideas, too - did you download her autumn book? And I'm glad to hear that the popcorn doesn't pop - I was wondering about that!

Kelli said...

Tina, I mailed you a letter on Tuesday!!! :0) And yes, I'm trying to steal your mama!!!!!

Naturegirl said...

Absolutely filled with the "warm autumn glow!" Very inspirational to all of us! Comment on Maria's site by way of mine and let her know you POSTED "autumns glow!" She'll list you for all to visit..a great way to unite
us all around the globe!
P.S. I LOVE the popcorn idea oh and that moss wreath!!

MariaJ said...

Nice to meet you Kelli! Thanks for your comment on my blog and I'm more than pleased to take you to my candle ring!
I loved your popcorn candles!

Anita said...

I found your blogg via Maria's "Flame of Autumn" today. Your decorations are beautiful, I very much like that kind of style.
Greetings from Germany

Hannele på Hisingen said...

Beautiful photos.

Rowan said...

What inspirational decorations, I especially love your mantel. I must try and do something in my home too, In UK people tend not to decorate for the seasons though I've done a little for the last couple of years after being in the US in September/October and seeing all that people do. I shall visit Mrs Wilt for some ideas. Thanks for the beautiful photos.

Anonymous said...

Very warm, very pretty.
I love your photos.

Anonymous said...

Kelli, I love the autumn touches in your home!

Laurie said...

What lovely fall decorations! Your home looks so cozy and inviting, don't you just love candles?!

homespun living said...

Kelli, I love your fall decorating! I really like the moss wreath. You've given me inspiration for my mantle, where I also have two topiaries [moss]. I haven't done any fall decorating yet, but will have to get going!

Unknown said...


I love your fall decorations. I am waiting one more week and then I am doing mine. Your home looks beautiful.