Thursday, September 29, 2011

Finding Fall Inspiration


The inspiration zone for me,

whether it is for fall or any other

time of year,

is the most fun

when it happens inside my own home.


It is like the expression

’east meets west’,

or in this case,

a sunburst mirror my middle daughter gave me

propped as the perfect backdrop for my new

mercury glass pumpkins.


Or when it occurred to me

that my cream ceramic pumpkin might look pretty

in the hutch in the nap room.


Especially if it is near its baby pumpkins-

(I know… I went a bridge too far with that description…)


And then there’s

that slow dance easing into orange-

a favorite fall color.

It’s just that it is still in the 90’s here,

and it hasn’t


like fall as yet.


So instead,

I inspired myself with small

chinoiserie plates

and a small box,

that I found recently at the flea market.



And then the orange of a cooler fall

made perfect sense today.




I am linking to these wonderful parties:

Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence

Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home

Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Fridays Unfolded  at Stuff and Nonsense

Potpourri Friday at 2805





Katie said...

Definitely fall inspiration for me! I need to get out my favorite pumpkins to decorate. I love the cream ceramic pumpkin.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love your sunburst mirror. I recently got one at Target but it has a lot to be desired. Yours is a beauty!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, I Love your Fall decor especially the mercury glass pumpkin and your pretty new box. The sunburst mirror is wonderful too.

Elizabeth said...

I love Fall! I also love that you decorated to suit your house. The murcury glass pumpkin is fabulous, if you need more they have a bunch at Marshall's $5.99!


NanaDiana said...

Love it, Laura! Where DID you find the mercury pumpkins...or aren't you telling? xo Diana

Bonnie said...

Love everything in this post. Thanks for inspiring.

Deb said...

so pretty...hard to think of fall when today it was 99 degrees

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh wow, it is all so elegant and so beautifully perfect. It is warm here too, but I am still moving ahead with fall. We're still at 104. I don't think it is ever going to end. lol I love your mirror and the mercury pumpkins, and the orange is beautiful. I absolutely love those plates. Hugs, Marty

Melissa said...

I'm a mercury glass-aholic! I l-o-v-e that pumpkin! Where oh where did you get it?

Melissa said...

I;m also in love that orange oriental box!

Pondside said...

That box - so beautiful. I love your take on fall.

Olive said...

The mercury glass one does take it up a notch!

Diane @ home sweet homemade said...

oh my goodness yes! the Royal Crown Derby china must come out of hiding to flash that wonderful orange color :) I'm so totally in love with your mercury glass pumpkin too. I'd like to get into the mood for fall, but it's not striking my fancy just yet. That's code for I'm procrastinating :)

Patty Marker said...

Oh Laura, you've found some gorgeous pumpkins to display. The weather will dip soon enough. I think we're all ready for it this year. Patty

Honey at 2805 said...

I adore your mercury glass pumpkin and the box! Your Fall touches are both pretty and festive. I certainly understand about being slow to Fall because of the temps!

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate you, Laura!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Laura, It all looks just beautiful. We are finally quite chilly here today. It will come soon enough!

Theresa said...

It is feeling like Fall outside here today but the inside of my house isn't Fallish yet! Gotta get busy with that! Love your pretty decorations! Enjoy your weekend, HUGS!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Laura! Great finds in your own home and what a beautiful way to display them! You really do have quite a wonderful collection of pumpkins and that mercury glass one, beyond gorgeous!


Cindy said...

Very pretty. I wasn't going to decorate much this year but now I'm rethinking that.

The Charm of Home said...

What beautiful things for your fall display! i like the Asian inspired pieces just as much as the white! Wonderful! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, makes me want to spray paint some pumpkins.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Hi Laura, Just found your lovely blog... happy about that, I will visit often. Have a good weekend.
Ciao for now...


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