Thursday, September 22, 2011

Early Autumn


Happy Thursday!  Today I am sharing a corner of my dining room that I like to change up on a regular basis :)  This room is the first room people see when they enter my home, so it is a fun room to update and change seasonally.  I changed out the table that I usually have in this corner for my vintage French dry sink and then just gathered some bits of nature and elements from around the house that I already had...



I started taking pictures and then realized that I hadn't added anything to my hanging nest :)  So I asked the kids to gather up some of the leaves that have started falling from the tree out front and added those to the nest...








dried scabiosa





I'm not sure what this says :))  But I love these old French poetry books, so I brought them down from my bedroom and added them...


Some burlap and limelight hydrangeas added new life to my old tool caddy...






Happy Autumn!!!


Thank you so much for stopping by...

Tracey



p.s.  My friend Anne Marie's Fall Barn Sale is coming up on October 7th and 8th...here is the information for anyone who is interested in coming...I'm definitely going!

 


My friends Jen and Jeanne are also teaching some amazing art classes that weekend!  If you hurry over to Anne Marie's blog, you can sign up to win a weekend getaway for two to the sale!!! 

{drawing ends September 23rd at midnight}

45 comments:

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Tracey,
I love the Fall touches you added to your home. I am slowly adding Fall to my home as well, I am so ready for it!
I love all of your vintage green bottles. Where did you find those?
Hope you have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda
http://alabasterose.typepad.com

traci said...

beautiful tracey. i love the contrast of the apples and bottles. so pretty. i haven't done a thing around here yet to welcome my favorite season. not good.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Love all of the fall touches you've added to your home, Tracey... just beautiful... as are your photos!!
xoxo,
Jo

The White Farmhouse said...

I am drooling over the mercury candlesticks! Love those! Everything looks so nice, and clean! I'm so jealous!

Rachel Pallas said...

B~E~A~U~T~I~F~U~L~ Love all of your Fall touches~ xo Rachel

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful fall touches. I love the rustic elements with the pretty mercury glass candlesticks! You did a wonderful job decorating and photographing, Tracey!

XO,
Jane

Laurie said...

Fall is such a wonderful season and always nice to bring a touch of it indoors. Your dining room is lovely!

Jem said...

Fall is Autumn here in England and I love it too! The turning leaves, promise of Harvest Festival, Halloween and Bonfire Night is so lovely. There are few things nicer than a gorgeous bowl of red apples - they give me that Snow White feeling!

Your dining room is so light and airy but full of character at the same time, I'm inspired :-)

Jem xXx

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

It was so nice to visit with you this morning!
I love the fall displays around your home...and that darling white birdcage and the eclecticly mixed white chairs around your dining table!

come by for a coffee..I'm on my third this morning..!

ciao bella

creative carmelina

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

so pretty! It is a lovely way to ease into the season!

serena said...

I adore your home!! It's gorgeous in every details and the autumnal corner is so magic! :)

xoxo
Serena

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Tracey,
I love your early autumn decoration!
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

Jennifer said...

Love everything about this post --- superb! Jenn

Simply Me said...

Love the last photo !!! SO Beautiful ! Have a Great Day !

STEVEnBRENDA said...

Thanks for the motivation.The plan is in my head, now I just need to put it into motion.

Brenda
whitenandrustyvintagetreasures

INNENANSICHTEN said...

Hello,
Your dining room is set up so lovingly. The rows of silver candlesticks from farmer and your table decorations look just great!
Many greetings,
Uschi

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it's a lovely "corner"..just lovely! I liked it before and I like this fall transformation as well. everything you touch turns to beauty. sigh...

Susan said...

Tracey, you've got the magic touch! I like how you spontaneously thought of adding leaves to the nest. It really brings a pop of color to that perfect autumn corner.
It's fun to change things seasonally, isn't it? I'm starting to add fall items to my decor, and am always inspired by your use of nature.
Have a great time at Nada Farm. Wish I could go...maybe someday. :)
- Susan

Brocantess said...

Love the tiny pots and books. So wish I could attend the sale. Please stop by and register to take ephemera off my hands....

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Always love to drop by and see how your home is looking, Tracey! Just beautiful, as always!

Rusty Hinge said...

Tracey, You are so talented! I absolutely love your blog and your pictures are amazing! I look forward to all your posts, keep 'em coming!! Thank-you too for being a follower of my new blog...you are such an inspiration!
Maria

Dona said...

So lovely. Simple & natural!

~Dona

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

Love the candlesticks-beautiful post!

TheCrankyCrow said...

"The path is endless as the sky is pale....".....Well - so much for my French! Your touches of fall are simplicity and nature at their very finest Tracey - Love it! (And I'm still drooling over that dry sink!!) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Leah C said...

Gorgeous as always, Tracey!! I really need to start decorating around here:)

Theresa said...

oh my... beautiful as always! What a special little corner. t. xoxo

Heaven's Walk said...

Your kitchen eating area is so beautifully large and sunny, Tracey! I just love those great big windows with the sunlight spilling in. :) My eye was immediately drawn to your bucket of little pots. I have a wooden one outside filled to the top with some. And that hanging nest is such a cute idea! :)

xoxo laurie

Lara said...

Oh my gosh so beautiful! I love your hanging nest & your antique terracotta pots. You have the prettiest diningroom. Isn't bringing nature in the best!?

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

What beautiful and inspiring ideas! The bucket of terracotta pots is my favourite.

Willow said...

Beautiful pictures, I love your blog!
Hugs from Italy
Fabri

Jennifer said...

So lovely...I am inspired.

flowers on my table said...

Simply charming, I love the french poetry book open, talking of a Chateau all in white. The bottles are a lovely colour. Thankyou for letting us in. Have a happy Autumn. Love Linda x

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

I have some dried hydrageas just waiting for me to decorate with. Love your fall look... I haven't yet taken the time to decorate for my favorite season. Better do it before it is too late!

Wish I could be at NaDa Farms in Oct! Hopefully the next one.

Have a great weekend.

Lili said...

You always have just the most amazing ideas for creating an exciting atmosphere pulling in the most humble and simple of elements! I can just imagine the wonderful fall scent of the apples and leaves too. Your creative touches always inspire me Tracey! xoxo ~Lili

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Beautiful, Tracey. Love what you did with the chandelier. It's quite appropriate your poem tells of a white castle where the path is endless and under Heaven divine with a secret of trees and gentlemen that are well dressed friends. Perfect for your post!

Happy weekend!
xo~Tracie

Katarina said...

Apples like Snowhite's :) Beautiful indeed.

Elyse said...

hi tracey,

beautiful. thanks for the autumn inspiration. i'm in the mood to do some fluffing!

xo
elyse

Lulu and Co. said...

Happy autumn!!! Gorgeous touches for such a beautiful time of year,
xo,
Lulu

Hampton said...

Greetings from Madrid.Congratulations on your blog! We love it.
http://hamptonshabbychic.blogspot.com/

TOWN COUNTRY HOME said...

Love everything about this post. Happy I've found your blog :-) Carolina

bicocacolors said...

absolutely delicious post, pictures and blog!!!!

thanks and happy day!,
elena

Bleu Chine said...

Hello From France !
Here is the translation of the nice poem you show, from Paul Verlaine :
"The path is endless
under heaven, divine
to be light as well !
Do you know what would be
well as the secret
of these trees it ?
Of well-dressed gentlmen,
undoubtedly friends
of Royer-Collard,
go to the castle.
I would consider beautiful
be the elderly.
The castle, all white
with, at his side,
sunset."
Very good instinctive choice !
Stéphanie

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hi there...thanks so much for letting me know about the mag. can not wait to get it!!! Yes,Shannon gave me her curatains as they are no longer moving and she does not have anywhere for them(lucky me)oh and think you got an order from my friend Michele...hope thats o.k! Talk soon,xoxo

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

DAHHHHH!!! LOVE this post...every detail is perfect...x0

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That hanging nest is such a cute idea!