bits of fall

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This month we are having two groups of out of town guests to stay and next month we'll be hosting a small party.  Since I get the heebie jeebies over most Halloween decorations, this time of year I avoid all that and try to make my home look more cozy instead of scary.  I brought out the vintage wooden Coca Cola crate/wagon and kitted it up with some pumpkins and pine cones.  I then pulled out anything that looked even slightly fallish--my peculiar bright orange tray, some stone pheasants, and my much loved (beat up) verdigris leaf platter.  I'm so happy with my pretty pumpkins.  It's terrific that non-traditional pumpkins are so easy to find these days. It wasn't that long ago that anything like a Cinderella pumpkin in a pale shade of burnished copper could only be found for big bucks at farm stands or specialty markets. I bought those beautiful pumpkins at my local supermarket!

The bright orange tray above is from ibride.
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  1. Your house looks beautiful!

    Carole

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  2. Did you say something about the last, red platter? It is most unusual. Your fall decorations are leading up to winter, with the pinecones and evergreen. Love it.

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    1. I felt the same way, that my fall decorations look like winter, but it's just what happened this year! That bright orange tray is from ibride. I found a link that sells them here: https://www.switchmodern.com/manufacturers/ALL/iBride.aspx?sort=RE I'll amend my post to include it.

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  3. Hi Kristen,
    You give me inspiration! I love how you decorate your beautiful home. I have a hard time doing my window displays at my shop.
    Have a great weekend.
    Leslie

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    1. When I used to work at a home decor store, sometimes, not often, I was made to decorate the windows. I'd turn to magazines and ads for inspiration I'm glad I can give some inspiration to you! Thank you Leslie.

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