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Friday, September 17, 2010

My First Fall Arrangement in Two Years

Have you met Marty over at A Stroll Through Life? No? Marty does vignettes on her tabletops so elegant and casual that you suddenly feel like your surfaces look like teenagers just left random clutter everywhere in your house.
And then she hugs you.
I pop over there a couple of times a week in the desperate hope that some of the graciousness that skipped this Southern girl at birth will rub off.
 
Not to mention her photography is stunning. Mine is at the level of a two year old's crayon drawings. I do keep trying though.
So without further self-deprecation,  I present Autumn at a Beach House.
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Simulated frost.
Simulated crow.
Simulated apples.
I like sticking to the same citrus-y palette and light coastal theme year round. After all, I'm in my Fall shorts, and I haven't dragged out my closed toe sandals yet.

Hey, I'm cuter than I thought. No wonder my husband sticks around.
So, this is my first real bit of seasonal decorating since the fire.
Normal feels pretty good, let me tell you.

 

34 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Normal..pfft! I love how you combine the tropical vibe with the fall decor! I just linked up with Marty too.

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

this is beautiful! I am amazed! The combo of fall and breezy beachy-ness is awesome! Happy Friday!

Sherri B. said...

I love it and my favorite is the crow. My other favorite is the shot of you, very cute picture and I'm sure your husband loves never having a dull moment too!

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

Excellent! The blog world (the Joneses:) has me on the fall decor path too... Your display looks great.

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Ha, I love the commentary on the photo of you peeking into the mirror. :) LOVVVVVE your turquoise mirror!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Beautiful Sunny! I love the combos of all natural elements, great job!

Vonda said...

Looks great. It's fun to change it up and it must be in the air. I redid my dining room table for Fall last night!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh you crack me up. Love that pic of you and you definitely are cute. Your display is fabulous and I love the whole vignette. Your cloche is wonderful, such a pretty base. Thanks so much for linking to the party. Great fun. Hugs, Marty

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Fun times! I need to start doing fall decor I think. It's time.

My fave photo is right under "hey I'm cuter". Great composition!

Erin The Apartment Homesteader said...

Ohh I like how you incorporate beachy into fall. You don't see that much, but the beach doesn't go away in the fall when you live on the coast!

Shelia said...

Oh, I'm so inspired by your coastalness with fall! First of all I'm taken with that gorgeous mirror you have and the vignette is so pretty! I never realized how pretty shells would look with fallness! :)
You are as cute as a button! ;)
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michelle L. said...

Hooray for another post-fire milestone. Very cornucopious, I love it! The simulated frost - did you do that, or did the sticks come that way? Cause I love them.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That's a pretty cloche, I love the big pumpkin with the raven too!

Chelsea said...

I think this looks great! The fact that you stuck to the white pumpkins, black crow and black twiggy things - totally works with the rest of your sea-inspired decorating! Nice job. I'm in love with that mirror, by-the-way.

And cute pic. :)

~Chelsea

Life in Rehab said...

Wow, guys, thank you so much! I just got back from the hospital, and this is SUCH a nice surprise!

Sherri, not bad for 50, huh?

Liz and Sheila, would you believe this was a gold monstrosity of a mirror when I got it?

Michelle, The branches came with the little crystals on them. I got them at Michael's Crafts last fall in the Christmas decor section, and they were, as I recall, pretty cheap. They're wonderfully versatile.

Cabin and Cottage said...

This is so pretty and original! I like something fresh and non-traditional!

Olive Cooper said...

That first paragraph is making me crack up. You did very very good. Marty does do it up right though. Your cloche is lovely and I adore that fancy mirror. hugs♥olive

Becca said...

Hi there! I'm visiting from Marty's cloche party, and I love your coastal Fall display! I'm a big fan of white pumpkins myself and they pop beautifully against the blue mirror, which is so pretty! I, too, love your branches ... and, I think the crow is such a fun touch on top of the pumpkin as well. Have a great day, Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

Meg said...

That's awesome, it must feel great to get back to normal. The crow is my favorite and I love how the mirror turned out!

theyoungjunker said...

Looks good to me, but hey I am a teenager throwin stuff together hehe! I absolutely LOVE that blue mirror though! Check out my blog when you get a chance brittany-theyoungjunker.blogspot.com

Carol said...

I love this, Sunny! Definitely in the top 5 projects I have seen of yours. I'm so addicted that I'm sneaking a blog peep from my cell.

Carol
antiquetexan.blogspot.com

Carol said...

P.S. Where have you been hiding that fab mirror and dresser? Drooling over both of them...

Carol
antiquetexan.blogspot.com

MessyMissy said...

Beautiful display. I especially like the "simulated" crow.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I really like your autumn display, especially the cloche w/ apples, and those twig branches with the little crystals on them (did you get those at Hobby Lobby)?

Becolorful said...

you rock the unconventional colors.
hugs,
Pam

Sue said...

Wonderful! And what a GREAT mirror.

=)

Melinda Cornish said...

So pretty. Fall and beach...

Carrie Medford said...

Beautiful! Wish I had the time (and straight-jackets for the kids) to decorate my home that way!

mle said...

Great job, Sunny! It must be so nice after all the hoopla your family has been through to decorate!! btw your daughter did a fantabulous job on the mirror - never realized it was that big!

Pondside said...

That is very pretty - love the mirror.

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

I haven't mastered the art of a "vignette" yet! I probably can't spell it either! I'm just getting started with my fall decortating here.Fall is a little late arriving in the mountains this year. I grew up in South Florida and never new what "Fall" was! Are you familiar with The CSI Project blog? Check it out, I think you should enter that mirror!
Happy Fall!

Amanda said...

Your vignette turned out great! I love your sense of humor, too!

Jenny said...

I think you're doing just great hanging out with Marty! You are definitely holding your own with style, girl!

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas on our little stop here from Alphabe-Thursday.

You definitely get an A this week.

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

Hi again Sunny!
I’m hosting a CSN Stores Giveaway as well as a “console table” linky party. I’d love for you to link up your table and enter the giveaway!
http://keeninspirations.blogspot.com/2010/09/csn-giveaway-linky-party-and-question.html
It’s open til Friday the 8th at midnight.
Happy Fall!
Sharon
PS How's your Mom doing?