Happy Halloween!

 Our front door and courtyard decorated for Halloween.

I don't decorate scary for Halloween
just a few cute things here and there:

Black Bear in his Jack-O-Lantern sweater:

 Curio cabinet:

Witch's boot (no witch!)

 The Shutterfly photo album of past Halloween tablescapes and decor:

I did a centerpiece of my vintage Trick or Treaters collection on the dining room table:

Kandy Korn doll on sofa in living room:

I took away my scarecrows when I put out the Halloween decorations:
 I had put out some of my favorite scarecrows.

Soon I will take away more fall decorations
and add Thanksgiving decorations.
I like doing something different each month
starting in September, so I don't get tired of it
after three months!


Newly Decorated Home featuring white fall decor

For the past year we have been slowly redecorating our home, updating from mostly jewel tones to a mostly white theme. I have never shown the before and after pictures because I haven't been able locate any suitable BEFORE pictures of it decorated with the darker jewel tones. First I will show you the fall decorating, then at the end of the post I will show pictures before I added touches of orange and fall items throughout the house.  This is the Family Room:
This is our new white sofa! I love the white!

This white sofa replaced a Hunter Green sofa
(Our house is now 17 years old and overdue for updated furniture!)

 Fall decor is at a minimum this year.

Pumpkin centerpiece on glass top coffee table:

Looking from sofa toward kitchen:

More of coastal look:
Old cane chairs were painted white and 
cushions were recovered.

Matching Capiz shell lamps on both ends of sofa:

The past decor had touches of country cottage,
the new decor has touches of coastal (we live in FL!)


 Fall foliage in the sea shell vase!

 The high windows also have white fish!
We replaced the wooden TV armoire with 
a wide screen TV and stand.
The glider rocker was recovered in
white paisley fabric.

Silk magnolia decorates faux pumpkin:
This mirror front console is also new.
A favorite!

The picture below shows some of the before of our Family Room with the jewel tone colors - Hunter Green Sofa, TV armoire, brown glider rocker in the left corner, swag window treatments. The family moved the round coffee table out to put the card table there so they could work the annual Christmas puzzle! The white kitchen chair went to the farmhouse table in the breakfast nook. (See the new table and chairs below)

 The Breakfast Nook
is across from the Family Room:

 The Breakfast Nook table was replaced with a glass top table
and wrought iron chairs. The old BN set was white farmhouse.

 Centerpiece white silk magnolias with touches of orange

Faux Japanese Lanterns add a touch of orange as well.

If you look closely you can see a white ceramic seahorse, crab, and coral:

I think this is the only picture I took of the dining room:
We kept the jewel tone wall paint in the dining room.
 Our front door decor:

Close-up of silk flowers:

 Foyer just inside front door:
My grandparents grew cotton years ago. 
I love decorating with it!

Bottom of hall tree

 White accents throughout the house.

Living Room is across from the Dining Room and Foyer:
 We still have our light gold walls throughout,
can't stand idea of the hard work of having it painted!
We use a lot of white to tone it done.

Centerpiece on glass top coffee table that is from Pier 1

More cotton!

 I have a few of my scarecrow collection here and there

Pretty faux fruit and metal container from Hobby Lobby years ago:

 Top of Bombay chest:
 I've always loved this wire pumpkin!

The following pictures were taken before I did any fall decorating:

 Eucalyptus in the shell vase

Beaded Faux Fruit in Glass basket:

Pretty paisley with orange pillow:

 Large basket at left of table (from World Market) holds pillows and throws.


Happy Fall, Y'All!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my new decor!

Come and sit awhile!

I'm joining Susan's Met Monday, click on her name for lots of inspiration.