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Monday, September 8, 2014

French Inspired Fall Decorating

I added a touch of French inspired fall to the entry.  
I had found this pretty  fabric in my stash and thought it would be perfect for a French fall project.   I only had a yard,  so I couldn't do a whole lot,  but there was enough to make a pumpkin and fill an empty frame. .
I started my fall vignette with this silk wreath......
I had bought this frame at a yard sale a few weeks ago for $1.   I didn't get a before pic of the fabric that was in it then,  but trust was not pretty!  
I didn't know if a printed fabric would make a very pretty pumpkin.....I normally use a solid fabric.   I was pleased with the look and loved the way it carried the French theme from the frame down to the table.
For the stem on my French pumpkin,  I used a drawer pull that I bought at HL.  The pull was in a clearance bin marked down from 7.99 to 2.72.    
I wanted to show you this gorgeous lace tablecloth that I got the bid on at the auction Saturday....$12.50.    I can't leave it all spread out in the floor for us to step on....but I wanted to put it there for you to see  how big and pretty the tablecloth!
Here is a close up of the small rug that you see at the door in the above photo.....a yard sale purchase....$15.
I kept looking at this lonely pumpkin.....

and decided to add a couple of velvet pumpkins to the vignette.    The old saying   "less is more"  does not apply to my style of decorating....for sure!
This spray that I hung over the mirror matches the wreath that I have on the entry table....
I also tucked a couple of the matching rose sprays to the top of the entry table.
The roses on the wreath and sprays are so pretty....they have a vintage look.....they are silk,  but the deeper burgandy roses  look like velvet.
Well,  I thought I was pretty much finished with this fall daughter came by and fell in love with the french fabric filled frame hung in front of the mirror.   What could I, I gave it to her.    Then,  remember how I said earlier in the post how the big  tablecloth couldn't stay where it  as we would be walking on it?   I folded the tablecloth up...put the chair back where it, it looked pretty bare to the side of the entry table.   Perfect spot for my cello!
Now.....I'm done!


  1. Penny, I love that little bit of fabric.xoxo,Susie

  2. I am sure people love coming to your house!!!!

  3. That was a great framed fabric piece. I am just like you- give my daughter's stuff if they love it. You did a nice job on the pumpkins. I really need to make some. What do you fill yours with? They really have a nice shape to them. xo Diana

  4. une décoration parfaite et tellement agréable
    les citrouilles de cette couleur sont très belles
    quelle maison romantique que vous avez ♥♥♥
    merci de nous faire partager vos idées de décorations
    edith (iris)

  5. Love the floral fabric, but the velvet is my all time favorite!

  6. It's so nice to see colors other than orange, yellow & brown for fall. I try to decorate with whites, creams & various shades of pink, so I am getting lots of wonderful ideas from your posts! Love the floral and velvet pumpkins!

  7. I love the beautiful colors you have on the velvet pumpkins and the beautiful rose fabric also on the pumpkins that was a wonderful ideal you have. pink and white is so beautiful and love all your ideals!

  8. Penny,
    Loved this!! Love the deep rich burgundy colors!! The chair with the tablecloth draped and puddled on the floor was to die for but Joe would have tangled himself up in that something fierce and most likely fell and broke a leg!! LOL! LOVE the cello!!!!!! Beautiful!! Once I am done with being a vendor in this craft fair on Sat., I will start my Fall decorating.....
    It has gotten cooler here but it still is not Fall yet..... LOL!


  9. You amaze me again! Your pumpkins are so charming and the lace tablecloth is fantastic

  10. Hi Penny. So pretty as usual and I know exactly what you mean about the less is more saying. I think that must be my motto also. Your velvet pumpkins are just so pretty. Penny, I feel so badly. I used your idea to make a cottonboll wreath and posted about it today. I tried to give you credit for the idea but I could not link up, no matter what I did. I tried everywhich way but it didn't work so I just typed your name and blog name there. I don't like to do that unless I give full credit but I just couldn't make it work..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  11. As always everything is beautiful. I know exactly what you mean when you say "if they like it, I give it to them." I do the same thing. :) What are daughters for but to spoil? :)

  12. Very pretty - sweet and feminine! So nice of you to share your treasures with your daughter, too. xo Karen

  13. Your Fall entry is just perfect. I love the floral and velvet pumpkin's. Of course you would give your daughter the great frame. That is what we Moms do...Have a great week. Blessings!

  14. Penny, I can see why your daughter loved the frame. It really did turn out gorgeous! If I made a pink pumpkin my friends would think I was crazy. You make it work. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Inspiring decor, as always! Thanks for sharing @ TTF!

  16. So beautiful! Pinned. We appreciate you being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  17. Penny, this vignette is beautiful and I love how you kept tweaking it to get it perfect. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  18. That is very pretty! Thanks for joining HSH!

  19. I love the fabric Penny. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link party.
    Have a great week.

  20. Wow look at those pumpkins! They are amazing!

  21. Daughters have a way of doing that...but it feels nice to know they like your style! Thanks for bringing your pink pretty things to the RLTLT party!

  22. that frame with the fabric is awesome!



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