Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Adding A Touch of Fall

I have decided that for now I am going to keep the Aqua in the Living/Dining room, so adding a touch of fall called for pulling out a few of my burnt orange accessories.  I used a rusty/burnt orange fabric for pillows and a table runner when we first moved into the house 6 yrs ago, so this is an easy addition.

I want the look to be subtle, so I think one pillow and the table runner is enough.

This floral arrangement is one I made last fall, so it is being recycled too.  The colors are perfect.

The fabric on the pillow is formal enough that it works well with the aqua pillows.

I scrunched the runner on the coffee table and swapped out the aqua candles for some white ones.  The aqua just looked way tooooooooo predictable.

A cute little aqua pumpkin that I found at GW last year.  Perfect.

The dining area needed some of the burnt orange/rust color, so the perfect place for the cornucopia that I just found at GW.

I placed it on a gold charger, added a berry garland and some berry picks, feathers and a tiny aqua hydrangea.  Just had to add a touch of that color.

Totally free easy change to bring in a little fall.  Love it when that happens.

So, are you thinking fall?

I am joining the following parties:

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Becca at Home Is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace At Home
Alison at The Polohouse for Favorites On The First


  1. Marty, I love your fall touches! The aqua works beautifully with your fall decor and really does soften the fall colors. Love your aqua pumpkin, too!!

  2. Your fall touches are lovely! I love that they are subtle. I am definitely thinking about all things fall.

  3. That came together beautifully! You have great style, simply wonderful!

  4. Marty It is all so picture perfect! I love the fall touches you have added! Fall is my favorite time of year!


  5. YAY!! I love your fall touches, Marty! Your aqua pumpkin is too cute. I need to bring that color into my home more, yours looks fabulous! XO ~Liz

  6. Marty,
    Such soft hues and the orange pillow is a perfect blending choice! The runner adds softness and continues the hue throughout the space! Your florals are gorgeous! I adore how it all flows continually together! I am so~o~o ready for Fall!!! In my home and my soul!

  7. Are you kidding? Of course I am looking forward to the season change! You have created A PROMISE OF FALL, just enough to creat anticipation and it's wonderful. Exquisite!!

  8. Marty, it really looks gorgeous! Both colors together are beautiful!

  9. I love all the touches and I love that cloche with the pumpkin. I am so ready for fall, I am getting ideas ready and the itch to do some things inside.


  10. Wow Marty that cornucopia looks awesome after you worked your magic on it!

  11. Love the new color palette, Marty. I am so ready to add fall touches,too. How did you change your blog to make you click over to read the rest. Did you just change to jump break in the settings or short or what? I still don't know how to add the pin it either. Look how smart you are.

  12. Marty,
    Your fall decor looks so pretty! I am glad you are keeping your turquoise.It looks great with browns and golds!Perfect for fall!

  13. Just the right amount of touches for this last week of August, Marty! I'm thinking and planning but not putting any Fall decor into action just yet. I was thinking next week, but hubby will be off, so I may just wait so I can play around with things until the following week.

  14. Mary, as usual, you are way ahead of me. Thanks for the kick in the pants for me to get started.

  15. Marty, Beautiful as usual, all the colors blend so well together.
    Thanks for the motivation.

  16. Since you are done... can you come and get me ready for fall. Your colors are so soft and muted... beautiful Marty!

  17. So pretty, Marty! I love the touches of blue. Now hey, I'm not quite ready for fall yet. Where'd summer go? lol! I do love fall - the colors, the scents, dressing warmer. Just prefer the sunny days in the 70s and prefer to ignore the impending NEXT season which I do not like!

  18. Beautiful little hints of fall to come. It is still "hot time in the summer" here, so not quite yet time for these. But they are lovely.

  19. Marty, I love your color choices! That looks really lovely.

  20. the beautiful Fall embellishments throughout your home....I love the cool tones of the very pretty!

  21. Wow, your living room is amazing, the couch looks so comfy with those cushions. Loving your Autumnal accents!

  22. Your touch of Fall is so pretty Marty. I love the pumpkin under the cloche. Have a great day!

  23. Love the addition of Fall. I suppose it;s time to start gearing up. I love Fall. The colors are so warm and inviting.

  24. Great decorations! Would love if you'd link up to our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy weekend! :)

  25. Hi Marty! Everything looks so perfect. Love your aqua and the Fallen colors looks so pretty with it. Your dining room table is beautiful also! You do find the best things.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  26. All your fall touches look so cozy, and make me want to start adding some in my home too!

  27. it's beautiful and tranquil, and i am in love with that overscaled mirror! fabulous!



  28. Pretty, Marty! I love your subtle touches of turquoise.

    Linking from Alison's,
    Ricki Jill

  29. You have a beautiful living room Marty, everything in it is gorgeous, from the well thought out details, the pillows, to the warm colors and the fall feel to it and the fabulous big mirror, that makes a great statement! Lovely. Enjoy your weekend.

  30. Such perfect touches!
    Your living room/dining area is such a gorgeous space, Marty.
    Love those window treatments each time I get to see them.... fab!

    Thanks for sharing your pop of fall!

  31. Lovely, Marty. I'm not thinking fall just yet, but certainly will soon........Sarah

  32. Marty, you have added just the perfect subtle touches to incorporate the changing of seasons. Everything looks so soft and pretty! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF last week. I hope you are having a terrific day!

  33. I love the blues with the rusty fall hues. Great changes for fall!
    Thank you for joining me for Home Sweet Home!