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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fall Family Room

The family room is all decorated for fall!  

Before I start decorating any room, I try to have a theme in mind.   I decide what colors and fabrics I would like to use.   I look thru my stash to see what I already have on hand....then I make a list of what I need (and try to only buy what I need when I go to the store..lol)   This year I am loving burlap, and I already had a bunch of pink pumpkins.................



that I used last year on the table in the formal dining room.   (My theme last year was "Pink Pumpkins for the Cure" in honor of my mother.)  So my theme this year is "Pink Pumpkins and Burlap". 

I started by hanging a big picture over the mantle.  The "picture" is a large frame with fabric stapled to it.   I think it makes a great backdrop for the fall decor.   I added some burlap flowers and fall accessories to my favorite wreath to make it the centerpiece of the mantle.   The ruffled skirt on the mantle is a combination of muslin, burlap, lace and pink fabric to make a "valance". 

The mantle is decorated with owls, roses, sweater pumpkins, and some fall burlap flowers.  The only thing I bought new for the mantle is a few burlap flowers and some burlap ribbon from HL.  I had everything else on hand.....I'm a hoarder....

I decorated the pink pumpkins with roses and burlap ribbon.....

Then stacked them on each side of the fireplace by the columns.   I decided to decorated a small white tree for fall and put it on a table to the left of the fireplace.

There are small pumpkins, acorns, glittered bird houses, and roses on the tree.....also a cute little bird couple at the bottom. (the center picture)  I stocked up on these cute acorn ornaments last year when they were 90% off.

Next to the tree is a sofa table that I put a white owl on and filled a vintage train case with dried pumpkin stems.   

I love to add dried stems to my fabric pumpkins.
I couldn't decide which grouping I liked better on the coffee table.  Which do you like better?


Our family room is the "hub" of our home.  The first picture shows how it opens into the formal dining room.

 The second photo is taken from the door to the kitchen.  You can see how the small dining room sits on the right side of the path.   The path starts at the kitchen, then the family room, and finally the sun room.

The third photo was taken standing in the opening to the sun room.  You can see all the way to the kitchen.  When we have a "house full" of company, I can be cooking in the kitchen and still see what is going on in the family room AND the sun room!  I don't want to miss anything!!!



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45 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Penny... your home looks beautiful for Fall!... and no, you are not a "hoarder"... you are "a collector of fine objects"... like me!... tee hee hee... I am shopping at home more and more to use things I already have, then buying only a few new things as needed to add... love the table setting in the photo on the left, with the roses in the pitcher... and I too saved all my pumpkin stems from last year and dried them... can't wait to make some pumpkins!... I am one who still LOVES pink and PINK pumpkins!... xoxo Julie Marie

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    1. Love your style Penny. Just want to take your entire site over to my blog. I too am a collector like you ladies. Wonderful!

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  2. Hi Penny. Now, don't call yourself a hoarder! A true hoarder doesn't even have a chair to sit on and I can see the cushions on your sofa! Your passion is collecting and everything you put together is just perfect. I really like how you use the valance to make a ruffle on your mantle..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  3. I never would have thought of pink for fall decor, but I like it! The pink pumpkins are really pretty. Last year (for Tea Time Tuesday) I spray painted some mini pumpkins pink and added glitter. They looked really pretty. Have a blessed day, Beth

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  4. Oh Penny everything is so soft and pretty and you incorporated all the fall elements without any orange. And this is not hoarding, this is meticulous arranged belongings that have captured your heart and speak to your soul. Hoarding doesn't do that. xo

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  5. Fall? Oh! No! I am not quite ready for Fall yet...but I can see you are! Lots of Fall stuff here, Penny!;>) xo Diana

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  6. Penny!! WOW!! You are way ahead of the game with Fall. Everything looks beautiful!! I love the thin white tree!! Where did you get that??? You know me with trees. I also love how your floors look. Can you tell that I am obsessed with wood floors since I will have mine in a month!! And no, I have not started to pack away a thing to get ready for the re-model!! I will be starting tomorrow as I have 2 days off.
    I am broken hearted that i can't decorate for Fall and Halloween but I am going to do our church's Harvest Tea as a Hostess this year. My table theme is going to be "Quoth the Raven, Nevermore" and I will be using all my Black and White Halloween decorations from my Dining Room...Once I get the house put back together after the remodel, I will start right into CHristmas decorating so I hope to be ahead of that game this year....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  7. What a great look for fall! The pink pumpkins are fabulous. Your home is so gorgeous Penny... every photo of your place looks like a holiday!

    Hugs, Edie Marie

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  8. Your husband definitely loves you! Most men would not want all the frills!

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  9. that looks so pretty and feminine. Just lovely.

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  10. Wowwwww, awesome Penny, I love it!

    Big Hugs and have a nice day,
    Ellen

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  11. Great fall decorations! I'm hosting a giveaway for $100 in throw pillows at my blog. You should swing by and enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/throw-pillow-giveaway.html

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  12. Penny your fall family room looks amazing, I love all of your pink and white pumpkins ;)
    And you are no hoarder, you just collect beautiful items ;) which you incorporate to make your home beautiful.

    Big Smiles~
    Mari

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  13. The pink pumpkins are so pretty! I might try to add one to my bedroom which is done in white, black and pink! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous vignettes at TTF.

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  14. Oh wow!! I love all the soft colors you used. Those pumpkins are to die for!

    I would love for you to share this (and any other post!) at my Life of the Party link up! It just opened! Im going to poke around your blog a little more. :)
    http://thegrantlife.com/life-of-the-party-1/

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  15. so very pretty love the colors
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  16. Penny, I don't think of pink when I think of Fall, but girl you make it work! I too love burlap and will be adding it to my Fall décor. Both arrangements on the table are great. I don't think you can go wrong either way. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Oh my goodness this is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Happy...Happy...Happy Pink Saturday!
    God bless and strengthen you in all things!

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  18. Doing up Fall in pink is a lovely idea...Happy Pink Saturday!

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  19. I am at a loss for words. Beautiful is all I can come up with. Thinking about, amazing, creative and snuggly.

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  20. How lovely! I came over from Funday Monday to see your fall decorations, so glad I did! I can hardly wait to decorate, you've really put me in the mood! ox

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  21. You are really ahead of the game for fall - I haven't even thought about it yet! I'm loving the burlap this year too and you've given me some great ideas!
    Robin

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  22. I like your pink pumpkins, so feminine looking! Thanks for sharing at DIY Sunday Showcase.

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  23. Wow, what a beautiful room! I love the addition of burlap and those pink pumpkins! Cute! I had never seen them before but Hobby Lobby has them this year! You are a trendsetter!
    Thanks so much for sharing all your treasures!
    Sharlotte

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  24. Wow, I tell you what - Wow! LOVE the fireplace decor - all those ruffles! The burlap and the graphic pillows are marvelous! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  25. So elegant!! Love the vintage-y look! Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party! Hope you have a great week!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  26. That's a really lovely room. I love the use of burlap and white pumpkins along with all of the soft pink roses. :)
    Angela at sunnysweetlife.blogspot.com

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  27. Your home is so engaging. I always leave with a smile.

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  28. Well, I'm not ready for Autumn yet, but those pink pumpkins sure are cute! I like the burlap too. Thanks for sharing at my HOME, Penny.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  29. Penny, you're really amazing! Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home. I featured you this week. I figured that people who might not like traditional fall color schemes really out to see your family room!!

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  30. I am loving your pink pumpkins!! would love it if you cam by and shared! http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/08/share-it-one-more-time-party-and.html

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  31. I'm a new follower! Carrie, www.amothersshadow.com

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  32. Penny, I love the dedication you show to your seasonal decorating.

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  33. I fell in love with the burlap "ribbon" we used at my daughter's baby shower this summer... I hadnt even thought of using if for Autumn... now to the drawing board! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. Beautiful as always Penny. Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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  35. it was 90 degrees here today...I can't think of Autumn yet.I am loving your pink pumpkins Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

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  36. So many pumpkins! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays.

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  37. It looks fantastic! I love the picture over the mantle and all the ruffles. So cute!

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  38. Such a feminine and romantic take on fall decorating! Just goes to show that it doesn't always have to be about dark colors. Thank you for linking up this week with Sunday View.

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  39. Penny you have a wonderful eye for combining textures and patterns - your family room looks so romantic! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  40. You certainly have a flare for turning the expected into the unexpected with your romantic and shabby chic style!

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