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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bookcases Dressed For Fall

I always love to play with the bookcases on the entertainment center, so a few little changes and they are all ready for fall.

Some things stayed the same since I thought they were appropriate for Fall, and some things were added and rearranged.

I really like the riding hat and my new little figurine, so this vignette stayed mostly the same, I just moved it to a different shelf.

A DT pumpkin and some ivy add a little fall to this shelf.

I found this wonderful dog painting at a yard sale the neighbor had on Sat, so I had to use it to go with my hunt theme items .  Love it and the dogs and scenery are so pretty.

I replaced the Bunny picture that was originally here with the new dog painting.  Love it.

The left side got a few changes also, and a few touches of fall.

Again, I moved all the books around, I like to have the colors of the books tie in with the items on the shelves.  I also like to keep like colors together and arrange them on different shelves so there is some color interest on all of the shelves.  Love the cow figurine and it shows well on top of a couple of books.

My cow painting, a sheep figurine and a cache pot with a fall arrangement brighten this shelf. 

This is the little arrangement I showed you in the previous post that I made using scraps of leftover floral grasses, berries and leaves.

A bronze ornate clock, ivy and a couple of tiny portraits add some warmth to this shelf.

Just add a little fall color, mix all different colors of metal and a little greenry and all of a sudden it seems like fall.  You don't always have to change an entire vignette, sometime just adding a couple of different items and rearranging gives you a totally different look.

I am joining the following parties:
                                               Open House Thursday @   No Minimalist Here                           
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home Friday @ The Charm Of Home
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence

                                                                   Potpourri Friday @ 2805

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.


  1. Looks so fresh and inviting. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  2. Marty, your bookcase looks wonderful with the arrangement that you posted the other day! I also recognize that cute little DT pumpkin. Aren't those the cutest? Everything looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for sharing those Fall decorating tips! I have not done one single thing for Fall so your advice to just change a little to make a lot of difference is good advice...makes Fall decorating seem do-able. Your bookcase looks fabulous and ready for Autumn.

  4. Pretty! My two favorite things are the little figurine with the dogs and the rider in a red jacket and that precious photo of the cute little boy in the cowboy hat.
    Hope you are on the mend.

  5. Everything looks beautful! I specially love the figurine and the dog artwork. lovely, thank you for sharing. Hugs,

  6. Fall is in the air at your home!
    It all looks so pretty!
    You do a great job with your vignettes!

  7. Oh, Marty. Everything you do is always so uncluttered and yet homey and lovely. It just whispers "fall" gently and happily. . . may those cooler days come soon!

  8. Looking good, Marty. Warm and cozy even though you don't get cold there.

  9. Your bookcases look wonderful! I really like the mix of books and the polo items. You did a great job on your floral arrangment too.

  10. Marty, your entertainment center itself looks very nice. I think it is the color of our kitchen cabinets. You have made it gorgeous by the artful arrangement of many really cute items. I like the pottery on top, the beautiful pictures, the little figurines, the touch of polo style and-- everything. You have added subtle touches of fall in a very clever way.

  11. Oh, I'll be so glad when I'm moved and can unpack and DECORATE!

  12. Hi Marty, Your bookshelves look great, I'm loving all these darling pictures you're finding, would love to find some.. they are great treasures.. thank you for heading over to Gloria's.. hugs ~lynne~

  13. I love the red books, the riding hat and the figurine to go with it..swoon...The cow picture, mmmm, never knew I "needed" one. Thanks so much for sharing your very welcoming, cozy home.

  14. Oh Marty, it is all so beautiful. Love your style...classy and cozy.

  15. Marty,
    Your entertainment center and bookcases shine like a jewel in its Autumnal hues! I adore your prints and the riding theme is a my book!

  16. So pretty! I love the doggy pic :) It all looks so warm and inviting!

  17. Marty, I always enjoy seeing how you decorate your entertainment center. Mine is very similar and I'm always looking for new ideas for it and you have some great ones. Have a good weekend,

  18. Your bookcases are lovely, Marty! The fall touch are so festive and I love the black swan!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you, sweet friend!

  19. Hi Marty,
    I am loving your bookcase and all the details! I really love all the books and those finials. Very pretty! Have a great weekend!

  20. beautiful a lovely way to welcome fall. Hugs and wishes for a joy filled weekend.

  21. Looks lovely Marty. Have a great weekend!

    Susan and Bentley

  22. I always love that bookcase. It's looking very festive for the season.

  23. I love your big swan on your bookcases.You look ready for fall.Beautiful arrangement.Thanks for sharing,Cute little guys in the photos.JoAnn

  24. Your home is just stunning..but..I have to admit the dining room is my favorite. So homey.
    Your old wooden basket is wonderful. I would love something like that...hmmm...think I am on a quest, Marty!

  25. Marty, I had to send the picture of your bookshelves with the dressage helmet and figurine to my daughter-in-law. She is so into that type of horseback riding. Love it!!
    Ladybug Creek

  26. Perfect! It feels good to "dress" for fall. We are in our homes so much during this season, it's important to have pretty things to look at. Thanks for sharing your new look. Happy Fall!

  27. What a gorgeous bookcase Marty! I love all the little details. The picture you found at the yard sale is so pretty. It fits in so great with the rest of your decor!

  28. I just love the way your bookcases look all dressed up for fall Marty! You are so right that it just takes a few simple touches to give that effect and you definitely know how to create it beautifully. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday this week!

  29. If I had that bookcase I would love to play and change things around. You certainly have the eye to coordinate things. Happy Fall to you.

  30. Hi Marty,
    It looks wonderful. I love the hunt theme you have going on for fall. That is perfect for this time of year. Thank you for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!