Sunday, October 2, 2011

Adding a Little Brown For Fall

Hey my friends!

To stay with simplicity and budget for my fall decor, I am pulling a few browns out of the attic, adding some dried hydrangeas that were graciously given to me, and moving stuff from here to there.

I love that by using a neutral color palette, I can throw in a few browns, purples, greens, etc., and make a big statement.


galv bucket 1

I found this great galvanized bucket at my last yardsale of the season.  Not old, but I sure love it.

green chair

green chair 2

I pulled this gorgeous old green chair out of my grandfather’s barn loft.  I absolutely love the patina on this little baby.

nest tag 1

Add a fun tag here and there to add a little more interest.

family tag

vine pumpkin

A little grapevine pumpkin added to  a candlestick adds a little more fall prettiness to my dining room buffet.  So simple…

Later this week, I am going to show you a great old brown suitcase that I picked up at a yardsale recently.

Fall décor on the cheap…just the way I like it! 

Still keeping it simple on the home front. 

**update on my mom…she had her last double drug treatment this last Thursday.  Doctor said everything looked good and her numbers were all good.  He also told her that this next group of treatments should not be as bad.  Praise God for that!  We are so thankful that she is finished with this first phase.  I will tell you that the last couple of days and the next few days will be rough on her.  I would so appreciate you helping pray her through it.  We are still leaning on Him and fully trust in His perfect plan.  Thank you, a thousand times over, for caring and for praying.



Mary said...

what a blessing that your moms numbers look good! i know this is the time that she can be feeling the yuckiest and be prone to infection so we will pray about that for sure! :)

hopefully this last round won't be as hard on her and she will be free and clear.

your house looks usual! :)


Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Amy, I'm so glad to hear that your Mom is doing well. My prayers are with her and you. I hope the next few days are ok. I know they can be brutal. I'm glad she has gotten through the first stage and will continue praying for her during the next stage.

Your fall decorations are beautiful! I love your Grandfather's chair and love that new/old galvanized bucket. The hydrangeas look great in there.

Thanks for sharing.

Take care,

Karen said...

Its all so gorgeous Amy. I loved the feed sack on the door in your previous post. Your fall decor is amazing. I hope all goes well for your mom.

Blondie's Journal said...

The browns looks good...not over whelming. I love the grapevine pumpkin on the pedestal. Pumpkins seem to be coming in all sorts of varieties this year and I love them all!!

Sending many prayers your mom's way.


Mariaelena said...

Good morning pretty...I love the use of nature and brown...I just pinned your photo...thx for sharing and have a great week!!...xo, Mariaelena

sissie said...

I'm in love with the sweet little green chair and all of your fall decor. It's all so pretty!

I'm glad to hear that your Mom is doing better.


Debbie said...

Of course, it's all so beautifully "Amy"! My favorite part of all is the rustic tray with the bubble glasses, linens. etc. I also love that grapevine pumpkin. I saw some in the store here and did the "pick it up/ put it down" five times before cheaping out. Now, I wish I hadn't.

Still praying...

(Let me know in advance of the next treatment phase. I can't recall if she'll have a break in between and what the schedule will be.)

Stephanie said...

Great dried hydrangeas!

Becky C said...

I'm so thankful your mom got a good report, Amy. And you know we will all be praying her through this next round.
I really love your bucket full of hydrangeas! But that chair, oh my! Did the barn have more of these chairs?? LOL And the simplicity of your fall decor is just gorgeous. I love the nest tag, too.
Have a great day

Red Gate Farm said...

That galvanized bucket and fabulous chippy chair are my favorites! The whole fall look is great!

Glad to hear your Mom is doing well, you're in my thoughts...


saltbox treasures said...

Hi Friend, Your fall decorating is lovely! I must get going on mine . . . Love your buffet decor, the wood box and the candlestick with the grapevine pumpkin, your front door with the bag and your fall mantel! Lovely decor, Amy! I'll check out your new items in your shop.
Praying for your mom.
~ Julie

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your home decorating looks beautiful and I'm happy to hear good news about your mom.

heartland farmhouse said...

i LOVE simple!
and affordable doesn't hurt either! ;)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Sending prayers to your Mom(and to her family who are supporting her.)

Your decor is lovely and earthy looking. I'm hoping the soothing decor helps you find some relaxation in your few moments of down time.

Diane said...

I love the finish on the old chair too. Very homey!

Wishing your Mom well. I hope she has an easy time of finishing her treatments.



Amy, It was sad to read your Mother is ill :( your in my thoughts & prayers. On another note...we could SO live in the same house ;) Luv the hydranges! wish I had a few bushes to play with! It all looks So wonderful Fall~ish!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE your style!! Well wishes for your mom! Martina@ Northern Nesting

NanaDiana said...

I am loving all your "brown for Fall"-especially that little NOT BROWN chair!;>) I am saying a prayer for your Mom that He will give her the strength to face whatever she needs to face and to lean on Him as much as she needs to do to beat this thing! xo Diana

ps...and praying for you, too, because it is hard to see those we love suffer-

Brooke said...

All your stuff is amazing! Returning the blog love from I am your newest follower :-)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Praying for your sweet mom. I love your stuff for lack of a better word. I love the silver and the feed sack and the chair, wow!! And I love that the chair was your granddad's.

Faded Plains said...

Love your corner with the ladder...and the chair and jug look so great together. Sending well wishes and prayers for your mother.

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

Everything looks beautiful, as usual, Amy! I sure like that bucket. I'm glad to hear that you're mom is doing well. I've been thinking about her.

michelle said...

Amy it looks beautiful.
I am so glad that your mom is doing well and she is in my prayers.
Hugs to you!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I'm so glad your mum is doing well. You must be over the moon. :-)

Your autumn touches look brilliant! I am in love with that chair - so pretty. The colour with the wood peeking through looks PERFECT!

Thank you for linking up to Modern Country Style's Fall In Love link party!


Green Willow Pond said...

I know it's been a couple of weeks since you posted this. I hope you're mom is doing well now Amy.

You have such a neat house. I love the galvanized bucket and pumpkin perched on a candlestick. How special is that chair, especially having been your grandfather's.