Pieces of Autumn 2012 ~ Tweaking

Easy Autumn DecorIt officially feels like fall.

A nip in the air. Nuts and squirrels everywhere.

Green grass (which I thought was for sure dead in July.)

The sun was shining through my sort of clean windows this morning and I was inspired to welcome autumn with open arms. I just added a few bits and pieces to my antique dresser. Tweaking so to speak.

First thing I did was add the grain sack pillows to bring in just a little more blue. 

My enamelware pitcher adds a bit more blue…which is always a good thing.

Dried hydrangeas and pink asters bring in another pop of color.

The two gold leaf plates were a long-ago purchase at TJMaxx and I still think they are perfect for fall.

Some gold ribbon and mini sunflowers tie in with the plates. I had the ivy from my summer front door basket. I just stuck the pill bottles I used in the door basket inside the pitchers. That way I can easily remove them if I want to.

It really doesn’t take much to tweak a space and usher in a new season. A few minutes and things you love are all you need.

When I went outside to pick the asters I noticed that my bittersweet berries were finally turning yellow. In another week or so they will be ready to cut.

I have lost track of when I planted this. It’s been at least 3 or 4 years. Last year I got just a few branches with a few berries.

This year I’m hoping to fill buckets and pitchers with bittersweet and scatter them all over my house. I can’t wait…but my excitement was not shared by Kelly. She gave up on me and hit the couch. I’m quite sure a nap is next on her agenda.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week… 



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  1. Could you please tell me where you got the stands for your leaf bowls?? I purchased the bowl at a yard sale because I just fell in love with it and want to display it but I’m not sure what kind of stand to order for it. Thank you

  2. Keeping it Cozy says:

    Oh, I just love your touches of autumn, especially the vignette on that gorgeous old dresser. And the pattern on your chairs matches your little seasonal changes so well. So pretty!

  3. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Lovely touches, Ann! I add little things in here and there, too. The weather has been wonderful, hasn’t it? I am hoping it will last, especially since I’d like to get some mums and get them in next week {without having to worry about the heat and humidity}.

  4. Ira Morse says:

    Love the all color combination, so simple and elegant. Guest will surely love to stay and have a long day chatting with you.

  5. What…you have a blog?? I got here from Kim’s Wow us W. party, and now I realize you were the shop I ordered the red ticking runner from (the shorter one) a couple of months ago. I LOVE IT! Your home is beautiful!!

  6. shirley@housepitality designs says:

    Just love all of your autumn touches and tweaks….I love the color of the plates…great idea of adding the blue…I love that look!…Beauty everywhere!!!….

  7. Love your color scheme and the white pitchers! White pitchers are my favorite…

  8. Ann, I find your tray of white pitchers with the sunflowers full of charm. ;-)

  9. Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says:

    You’re right, sometimes just a few tweaks with things you love are all you need!
    Kelly agrees with me – I can tell!

  10. Ann, your ironstome is elegant and sweet. I really need to start my own collection!

  11. Lovely pics!:)

    NOT there in regards to the clean windows yet::)

  12. Oh, it all looks sooo pretty. I am totally in love with those pillows and they would look adorable in MY 2 chairs. :)
    I keep waiting for the day I will win a gift card to YOUR shop. :))
    I love your fallness….it is all so pretty. I haven’t got in the fall mood yet as it is still summer weather here. Cooler….but still pretty warm.

  13. Everything is lovely! The collection of white pitchers are beautiful!

  14. Congratulations to Shannon for being the winner!
    Your fall decor is very pretty, your leaf plates are gorgeous and I like what you’ve done with the blue enamel pitcher. I’ve been busy with mine, but haven’t photographed it as of yet. I will soon.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs, cindy

  15. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Love the vignette with all the pitchers. How perfect. The yellow is fabulous, my favorite color. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  16. Your Autumn tweaking looks just perfect, Ann. I love the touches of gold.♥

  17. Love your touches and that leaf dish is just great! Perfect job as usual


  18. Anne Boykin says:

    Hi Ann, Oh, I love bittersweet – it’s the essence of fall. Everything is beautiful. Those leaf plates are gorgeous with your other gold accents. I’m not ready yet to put out my fall stuff. Soon, though!

  19. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Ann, I love the way you do fall because it is so pretty. I love the leaf plates and the ribbon!

  20. Love your touches of Autumn…so pretty!! I hope to put some of my Fall things out this week.

  21. Love your touches of Fall. So charming and I feel the warmth of your home as well. Kelly is a cutie.
    Your chairs are lovely.

  22. Congrats to the winner!! Your fall touches look beautiful Ann! Love the pretty vignette on top of the chest!

  23. Mary Alice Patterson says:

    I’m a fan of blue so I love the touches you added with your grainsack pillows and enamel pitcher. You have such a lovely elegant stye!
    Mary Alice

  24. Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes says:

    You have such a beautiful home Ann, and those gold tones are perfect for autumn. Pitchers always catch my eye, and I like your white ones with the colorful sunflowers in them. Thanks so much for the giveaway win!!!! Have a great week!

  25. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Ann, what a lovely vignette on top of your family heirloom. Your leaf plates add just the right amount of autumn, and I am really loving those white pitchers! I’m not sure if bittersweet grows here or not. The only kind I have to decorate with is the fake kind. I remember seeing some of your real bittersweet last year!

  26. debbiedoos says:

    It’s just gorgeous Ann! I love your pretty Fall splash of colors. Great looking chairs too.

  27. Jessica @ Mom 4 Real says:

    Love the details, Ann. Those chairs are to die for…I love them!

  28. Everything you do looks good. I think you should hold on to those pillows, they look great!


  29. Carlene Blair says:

    Great fall vignette with the white pitchers and leaf plates.

  30. Very nice touches for Fall. Yes, I do like the color of the leaf . Can’t wait to see your bittersweet

  31. Olive Cooper says:

    Hi Ann, the vignette on your gorgeous chest is beautiful. Love those ironstone pitches decorated for fall. The past two days here have been cool and oh so nice. hugs, olive

  32. Nana Diana says:

    I love you Fall touches, Ann. they are just beautiful. Love that sweet little face in the lat picture, too. Blessings- xo Diana

  33. Amazing what a few little touches of fall can do to transorm a space! That is a beautiful vignette on your antique dresser, Ann.

  34. Michele Smith says:

    It is beginning to feel like fall here as well. I had my windows open this weekend and I began putting out fall decor.
    I love your vignette and that blue enamel pitcher!

  35. This is such a perfect vignette for your dresser, Ann! Late season flowers, your pretty leaf plates and the pitchers. I love your new pillows, too! I’m looking forward to seeing how you add the bittersweet to your pretty decor!


  36. Your Fall touches are beautiful. Love the blue enamel ware, I have the matching large bowl. We dropped down to 45 here last night. So thankful it is finally cooling down:)

  37. So pretty. Love the yellow and blue. LIttle Kelly is adorable.

  38. Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers says:

    The touches of fall look beautiful in your home Ann. Congrats to the winner!

  39. Bittersweet is one of my all time favorite things to decorate with.

  40. Simple and elegant! Very pretty!!