Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Cozy And Collected Fall Vignettes

Hi, Friends, 
How are you? I hope this finds you well and encouraged. 

If you have been following, you may remember that I spent a lot of lockdown in the garden. 
I wanted an abundance of flowers for cutting and drying. I've been purposeful and methodical about creating beauty around us during these turbulent times. Since it's crazy out there, I want our home and my blog to be a respite from the storm. 
In that vein, growing flowers, drying stems, and collecting seeds has been a tranquil habit this past spring and summer. Collected naturals has played a big part in our 2020 fall vignettes. 

Pumpkins in alternative mediums and materials have also found their way into the displays. 

Dried roses and hydrangeas surround a new needlepoint pumpkin from sm Wollman Designs  
Vintage needlepoint is one of my fun collections. This piece is gorgeous with bright flowers on a black ground. 
A cute houndstooth acorn sits near by. 

A dough bowl filled with velvet jewel toned pumpkins and acorns rests on the French commode. 
It took several years of thrifting to collect these gorgeous velvets. One acorn and one pumpkin came from Tom Thumb several years ago but the rest are all hand made. 

Copper tones in the kitchen echo the rich burnished hues of autumn. 

No pumpkin needed in these fall displays. 

Toasty brown accents dot our space this season.  

The needlepoint pillow with a brown ground is one of my favorite needlepoints. 
The yellow and brown throw was thrifted. I pick up vintage throws every time I see them even if it is 105° outside. 

The wild grapevine in the Woodland Realm was clipped back in June. It is persistent stuff but was clipped again and again until there was enough to craft some pumpkins. 
It took about three weeks to get enough to wind up them up slinky style. 
These are so fun and remind me of my time in the woods this summer. 

The scarecrow looks handcrafted but he was made in a factory somewhere. 
More dried florals and a white faux pumpkin. 

A Dollar Tree pumpkin was decoupaged with a napkin from Michel Design Works. 

The holiday cupboard in the garden room has some collected majolica. The brown floral pitcher was a recent eBay purchase. The aqua platter was a garage sale find for just a few dollars. 
The pumpkin is older Hobby Lobby. 

The squirrel planter was thrifted and is a favorite to pull out for the season. The picture frame with the printed vintage botanical repeats the rusty color. 

The brass bird cage was a $1.00 at a thrift store. It is a favorite too. I feel sorry for the birds that got such a small cage. A vintage Boy Scout mug from Bill's dad sits inside. It isn't majolica but it has the same feel. The yellow and green leaf plate was thrifted. It was only $1.99. 

A green vegetable bowl from Portugal is filled with another leaf plate, shards of broken pottery from a trash pile, and vintage flower frogs. It's such a weird collection of little items but I like it. It all rests on a stunning old gardening book. 

A Hobby Lobby red truck got a new green paint job. I love the orange and white pumpkin. 

I adore my new to me candelabra on the mantel.  

The golden brass is perfect for this time of year. 

The leaves below were found on a morning walk in August. 
They look flash dried if that is even possible.  
They are so pretty with the purchased lavender and the dried grocery store roses. 

That is about all for now. I appreciate each and every one of you. 
Thanks so much for having a look at our warm and cozy fall decor. 



  1. You find the most unique things! I love the needlepoint pumpkin. All of your vignettes are so pleasing to see. The copper items are lovely too. My favorite is your cupboard in your Garden Room. That is a gorgeous piece of furniture. I really enjoy your blog and Instagram.

  2. It's beautiful, Katie. All of it. I really love your color palette, the needlepoint and your use of the dried flowers. It's beautifully autumnal.

  3. Katie your dried flowers are pretty and I find dried flowers romantic.

    Who doesn't love copper for the colder months ahead.

    Your needlepoint pumpkin and pillow sure are treasures. I will keep looking fir a pillow.


  4. It all looks so pretty, Katie. I really like that pumpkin crafted out of the grape vines. So rustic but fanciful and pretty..Happy Autumn and stay well..xxoJudy

  5. I sometimes wonder if you, Debra and I COULD actually enjoy going on junking adventures together, would we be playing tug of war with the finds at the check out counter??? We love so many of the same things! I am sighing over your cozy fall home filled with lovingly collected vintage treasures. I did the exact same thing during quarantine with my garden and I am using a lot of dried botanicals and herbs too.

    Simply lovely. I will be featuring this post tonight at All About Home!

  6. Such a pretty home and nice and cozy fall vignettes. I adore your decorating style with your found objects.