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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Quiet Room In Fall




Hello friends! Here we are just past a couple of October weekends already, and the fall days continue to be spectacular. We have had a house full of guests, had our first cozy fire of the season, and have also been lucky enough to take to the road for a peek at the changing colors through southern Colorado. So stirring to the soul!




I recently found a big old slatted basket that I had no idea what to do with at the time, but knew it's deep patina would be perfect for some fall display. It makes an ideal backdrop for a few fat pumpkins that are headed to the shop.




I have so much else to do, but the brilliant afternoon light streaming in stops me in my tracks, and inspires me to make time stand still for a few moments with my camera before moving on.




A bit of whimsy has crept into the scene too.




We discovered these adorable wildlife themed mugs at our local bird supply shop, and have been enjoying them with our morning coffee. I like the "great horned owl" script on the side, and the lovely nature drawings. (By CJ Wildlife) *Here's a link to more varieties. I just realized that they are by Marjolein Bastin!)









It's nice how just a few touches warm up the rooms for fall.




The mantel has remained the same, but a few tea lights tucked in add so much on a chilly evening when there is no fire in the hearth. 




Easy to add a few gatherings to the basket here and there as the weeks roll by.





The big white McCoy pot is a recent find too. It is the third one of this design I have collected over the years, but I was still thrilled to find it! Almost like a big fat pumpkin itself.  





And what is October without a few baby boos to add to the table?




Not much time for decorating, as usual. But fortunately it doesn't take that much to change the vibe. 




Some fragrant eucalyptus twigs from the market spice up the hearth. And the sound of a ticking clock adds so much to a quiet room, almost making a space seem even quieter. Have you noticed?




The days fly by as we head straight for the busiest weeks of the year. I will be needing the stillness of a quiet room on a sunny afternoon now and then. A good place to gather thoughts as well as the bare branches of a new season.





I hope you are taking time to enjoy some beautiful autumn moments too!

Have a great week!

Jacqueline 









26 comments:

donna baker said...

Oh Jacqueline, how utterly beautiful. All white. My favorite. I have that same McCoy pot and in fact, all my bookshelves in the living room art in matte white pottery and a few other favorite things. I thought of you Saturday as I saw a perfect lace tablecloth runner. Hope fall is as beautiful and special as you are.

Art and Sand said...

We have yet to have our first fire of the season - still using the outdoor fire pit, but we are loving the crisp air and fall sunlight in the garden.

Everything looks lovely as always.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

We had out first bonfire of the season... it was 67° 😊 last night. We took coffee and marshmallows and lit the fore pit . Fun!!
Your rooms always evoke a sense of warmth and peace.... luv them.

BarberryLane Designs said...

I love all the texture and naturals you have brought in for interest. Really sets your wonderful furnishings off for the season. Love the mugs, may have to make those a gift somehow for some friends. Grins and thanks for the tour, Sandi

Sandra said...

You have created a very peaceful, calming and yet warm room to enjoy. I like all your added touches.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

To me the ticking of "grandfather" (clock) makes my home feel so cozy and comforting! I always enjoy seeing your lovely home and the nature you always include. Beautiful! Happy autumn to you!

Marjon said...

Hello Jacqeline, you have a beautiful Autumn decoration in your house. I like the white pumpkins very much and your living room...so cosy...gorgeous...have a nice evening and lots of greetz from Marjon

Dianne said...

You are right, just a few touches here and there totally transform your space. The McCoy is a real find! Enjoy the rest of October, it will be gone before we know it! Dianne

Jeanie said...

I'm always so impressed as to how you can make what I consider a cold color -- white -- so warm and welcoming. That's such an art. This room is lovely and cozy, too. And those mugs -- great find! Keep having a wonderful October!

Seawashed said...

Your home in Autumn is my favorite. The creamy whites and gentle light with your faded vintage browns are so comforting. Quiet comfort.

Salmagundi said...

Glad you got to come to Colorado for some of our autumn glory. In our town of almost 6000 ft., it is at its peak right now. On your next trip up, we'll have to find a way to have lunch together. Sally

chateau chic said...

Your fall touches are just perfect, Jacqueline, to add warmth and coziness to your already comfy and inviting living room.
Mary Alice

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I should very much enjoy sitting in that room if I were able, Jacqueline. It looks serene and perfect. Hugs.

SimplySingleSenior said...

Oh that room is a DREAM! I want to curl up in there with a cup of coffee and book!

Junkchiccottage said...

Swooning Jacqueline. Your room is so pretty for fall.
Kris

Rose L said...

Oh, those wildlife cups are great! Cute decor.

Cynthia said...

You are the Queen of softness and texture. Love your use of the baskets with the white pumpkins

Cindy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Just beautiful, Jacqueline, as usual..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Marilyn Miller said...

Beautiful white with pumpkins. Love the slatted basket with the pumpkins too. Oh my haven't heard of Marjolein for a long, long time.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely and serene, dear Jacqueline! The big basket is perfect.....I have one of Marjolein Bastin's art books...love the mugs :) Your beautiful room is truly a place to relax and collect one's thoughts. I love the mirror over the mantel <3 xx Karen

Summer said...

Ahhh Such a calm and beautiful setting ♥

Town and Country Gals said...

Jacqueline,
your room is so beautiful, so peaceful and relaxing! The white pumpkins add a perfect touch of fall! So glad you got to enjoy the fall colors in Colorado!
Rebecca

Katie Mansfield said...

Lovely. You've created a gorgeous place to reflect and savor autumn.

The Charm of Home said...

Jacqueline I love what you did with that mantel! The basket is awesome! Such a beautiful display for fall! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Your Autumn white room sings to my shabby heart Jacqueline. I truly love all the shades of white and neutral elements. Thank you for sharing your gorgeousness at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring your fall room at tomorrow's party. Hugs ~ Kerryanne

The Charm of Home said...

I will feature this today at Home Sweet Home! Thanks for joining me with this lovely post!
Sherry

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