I just love this time of year with it's wonderful russet tones
and have done a bit of redecorating to bring these warm colors inside.
It all started with this wonderful painting I recently found at a vintage store.
Using this as my starting point, I added pillows to bring forward the lovely colors.
Some of these I already had and others were gathered over time or sewn.
I used a length of brown pinstripe fabric to cover the daybed.
I found this for $5 at a garage sale!
The flowered pillow slip is vintage.
Curtains I had on hand, but not in use, were repurposed for this space.
They infuse the room with a golden glow when the sun shines through.
A simple painting propped on an easel, hand blown glass, and basket of autumn lovelies grace my treadle sewing machine by the window.
Vintage ink and watercolor prints found at a thrift store replace beachy scenes of summer.
A treasured John Atkinson Grimshaw fairy print depicting Iris, a messenger of the gods, who turned into a rainbow after failing to wither the summer plants at the start of autumn, hangs opposite.
Have I told you I love fairy art?
I filled my blue painted tool box that I found at the Funky Junk Flea Market over the summer,
with colorful mums.
Hydrangeas from my gardens fill a basket on top of my hutch.
My Mother's trio of quail that I remember from childhood, make themselves at home here. I made the olive leaf tray from decoupaged napkins years ago.
Hanging above my hand painted glass lamp (a gift from The Mr. for our anniversary one year), a framed embroidery.....
depicting a lovely harvest scene. I found this at a vintage store years ago.
I saw this warty, wonderfully colored gourd at the market and had to bring it home.
The 'Kitchen Queen' also got a little update with autumn inspired dishes.
My little pumpkin dish holds The Mr.'s favorite treat, Candy Corn. Ssshhhh! He doesn't know I have them hidden here. I have to dole them out a little at a time or he will eat them all in one sitting.
He is a candy hound.
The top gets a makeover with things I already had on hand.
My Mother bought the soup tureen as a housewarming gift when I was a young mother.
I hung an autumn wreath that I created on the kitchen door.
I simply hot glued silk leaves, dried strawflowers (which I grew) and faux berries to a grapevine wreath.
It took me only about an hour!
Thank you for visiting me in my little corner of the world.
I enjoyed sharing my autumn decorating with you.
Taking the time to search vintage and discount stores with an autumn palette in mind, repurposing things you already have on hand, and collecting things over time can allow a change without a lot of money.
This is Vintage Cottage Style.
Beatrice Euphemie would approve.