Thursday, August 18, 2016

And, So It Begins. . .

The temperatures dropped ever so slightly, On Crooked Creektt,
leaving my soul longing for Autumn.

As the sun shone brightly through the front glass door,
I envisioned a renewal of cool Autumn breezes
accompanied by fluttering Autumn leaves that mound around my front door.

And, so~o~o it begins. . .

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After making a clean sweep 
of the console table in On Crooked Creektt's Entry Hall,
I centered the gray wrought iron pillar candle holders.

I added a bush of leaves containing the softer hues of Autumn.

While the bush of leaves is quite large,
it only filled around the base of the pillar candle holders.

I found some faux Maple Leaves in my storage bins and began filling in the bush.

on the left. . .

and then,
                                                                           to the right of the leaf bush.

Once I was pleased with the extension of the leaves,
I began by adding other flora to accentuate the centerpiece on the console table.

Although I had room to extend the centerpiece even further,
I needed to leave room for the vintage counter check holder for our mail drop.

I adore these long, narrow purple hued faux grain bushes.
I striped them into pieces of three heads of grain and slid them into the leaves.

This time, 
I began on the right. . .

                                                                                I continued to the left.

it was time for an ever so slight PoP of Autumnal color!

Orange sherbet hued calla lilies add a sense of elegance 
to the natural elements of this centerpiece.

One calla lily is added to the right side. . .

while two are added to the left side.

I placed two green hydrangea blossoms 
to enhance the hue of the base of the candle holders.

I had thoughts of stopping at this point,
but I felt one more natural element was needed.

I added two small stems of softly hued orange and gold Prairie flora to the blend.

to the left of the centerpiece. . .

and then to the right side.

I brought in the vintage counter check holder for our daily mail drop.

My pair of green and brown glass pumpkins 
were a perfect complementary accessory for the left of the centerpiece.

I adore their metal green and brown leaves!
Each leaf is twisted around the stem with a bronze hued wire.

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And, so~o~o it begins. . .
Autumn arrives in On Crooked Creektt's Entry Hall.

What a pleasant surprise!

This post was featured at Grace At Home, 
with hostess, Richella of Imparting Grace!
Thank you, Richella. . .for such an honor as one of your featured guests!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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As you visit the above host and hostesses,
may you come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use within your own home décor.

Please leave a short comment
to let each of them know how much you enjoyed their link party.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Pat, this is so pretty! You are bringing in the season in such a lovely way. I may pull out my bins this weekend to sort through and discard some of my fall decor. I'm ready for something new!


What a lovely vignette pretty lady ! I see a little pumpkin there too. I can't wait to decorate Fall too.
I'm pinning this beauty !


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love all your fall colors. I'm so happy it's coming soon.


Nice beginning to fall decorating.

Martha said...

Love what you did. I was thinking of fall decorating as well with the cooler weather . . . and then temps are back to "normal" today and all those thoughts went right out of my mind!

Jody Klein said...

I love the shape of those candleholders. Everything looks so pretty. Such a nice vignette. It is starting to cool down here. I haven't started my Fall decorating yet but I have started to get some pumpkins painted. After seeing this post I think I might have to dig out the decor. Have a great weekend.
Jody@Southern Seazons

Kathy Moreland said...

Looks so pretty, Pat! My furniture this year will stop some of my orangeness. I don't think pink will go too well with orange, so it will be subtle neutrals, with just a little rust/burgundy for me. I'm getting a little anxious to start. But I'll try to wait until September. Love your beginning!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Your vignette is beautiful and elegant

podso said...

Very pretty Pat. Its so hot and humid here it doesn't feel like autumn decor, but I know it's coming. I think I'm going to bring out some fall color. Maybe it will help us feel cooler!

Amy Johnson said...

Gorgeous fall decor. I fear I will be unable to decorate this year for I just got a new kitty and I think he'll get into everything I put out, so I will just have to enjoy everyone else's decorations!

Jann Olson said...

Pat, your arrangement turned out so lovely! I especially love the wheat stems. I planted a couple of buckets for my fall porch today and will start pulling my décor out soon. Today, while in the car I thought that I needed to go cute some Indian Tobacco and cut some dried hydrangeas and yarrow from my yard and fill an old cream separator I picked up recently. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

I enjoyed viewing the steps you took to create your pretty fall arrangement. Those candleholders are gorgeous too. I am thinking about fall decorating but haven't started anything yet. You've made me realize, I could just put out a "little something" in one area and not think I have to do it all at once :)

heather marshall said...

I'm a big fan of fall-- our temps dropped here in VA on Mon and Tues... and I was over the moon excited. Back up tomorrow, but it's coming! Thanks for the lovely tutorial-- as much as I love fall, I'm a sucker for hydrangeas and vintage anything is right up my alley. ♥ Happy to be your neighbor at Grace at Home today!

Summer said...

This is so creative and cute! Love it ♥

The Freckled Rose said...

This is lovely! I'm so excited for Fall :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It!

Katie Mansfield said...

What a great tutorial. I love those pumpkins. Where did you get them? So cute.

Pat Cantwell said...

Dear Katie,
Thank you for your inquiry, I purchased those pumpkins
at Boomland Square in Ozark, MO. while vacationing last year!
Thank you for your kind visit and comment!

The Charm of Home said...

That is beautiful Pat. I have been sneaking out the fall things this week too. I can't help myself. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Richella Parham said...

Love the way you show how you build this lovely arrangement step-by-step! You show that anyone can create a lovely vignette; thank you!

Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!