Fall Decorating Party: Link Up!

by hookedonhouses on September 30, 2011

Come on in! I’ve been slowly taking down all of the “summer stuff” in my house and redecorating for fall. Every year I do a little less, and if you’ve been reading my blog for long, then you know I’ve always kept things pretty simple.

I like the seasons to be represented in some way throughout the year, though, so starting in September I bring out the orange pillows and throws, a few mercury glass pumpkins and gnarly yellow gourds, and I start feeling a little better about leaving summer behind…

I’m always rearranging my mantel and playing with the stuff on it. Here’s how it looks today, with some of my orange pottery and a few little pumpkins. (Layla’s having a mantel decorating party at The Lettered Cottage if you need more inspiration for yours!)

Can you tell I like symmetry? Is that the sign of a total control freak? (You don’t have to answer that!)

The little sugar and creamer set on my turquoise chest (above) are old family heirlooms brought over from Germany by my husband’s great grandparents. Love ’em.

So that’s how things are looking around here these days. I’m (almost) ready for cooler weather now.

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kate September 30, 2011 at 6:15 am

Beautiful! I will definitely steal this idea for my future home, Julia. I love being themed so this idea suits me perfectly… Is it terrible to admit that yours is one of the few houses I do not need to mentally rearrange everything symmetrically?! Just kidding… Lol.

Jenna, SAS Interiors September 30, 2011 at 6:25 am

Thanks Julia for hosting this fab Fall party! I am loving that chest in your dining room – the color is gorgeous. I know you mentioned it’s an heirloom, but is that the color it’s always been or did you refinish it in that color? I have a desk that is in desperate need to make over, but haven’t been able to decide on a color, but NOW I think I have my inspiration! Thanks!!

Happy Fall!

hookedonhouses September 30, 2011 at 6:28 am

I got that chest at Arhaus, and it came that way. I love it! :-)

Carrie September 30, 2011 at 6:35 am

Looks great!! I love the orange and turquoise together!! Looking forward to all the links!!

Carrie September 30, 2011 at 6:35 am

Oh and I think there is nothing wrong with symmetry!!

Just B @ Love Where You Live September 30, 2011 at 6:42 am

Julia, your living room is lovely. You’ve added just the right warm touches for Fall. Love your color scheme, too, and the drapes. I’m trying to break away from my symmetry phase (for a while), but it’s not easy! Thanks for sharing and hosting. :)

Luciane at Homebunch.com September 30, 2011 at 6:46 am

I love your living room, Julia!

I still need to get my house ready for fall. I’ve been so busy lately, but this is inspiring me! It really is! :-)

Have a nice day!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

lucy September 30, 2011 at 6:49 am

Mmmmmm….I’m just in lurve with orange… ^-^
(no that was not a typo)

laxsupermom September 30, 2011 at 6:51 am

Love your mercury glass pumpkins! Your home is decorated beautifully! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this linkup.

Natasha @ Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive,365 September 30, 2011 at 6:59 am

Your home always looks gorgeous! I love every little detail especially those mercury Pumpkins!

I have linked up a Fall post featuring some of my favourite pinterest pins. It is Spring here in Australia so I have nothing Autumnal in my home at the moment!

Best wishes,

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints September 30, 2011 at 7:23 am

it’s so warm and inviting julia. you did good girl.

Robin@DTG September 30, 2011 at 7:27 am

Those silver pumpkins on your table are so neat. Love them! Thanks for hosting the party :)

Annie@A View on Design September 30, 2011 at 7:29 am

oh but for us in Aus, summer’s just round the corner – YAYYAYYAYA!

Sally September 30, 2011 at 7:50 am

Simply beautiful — as always. =)

Jamie@NoPlaceLikeVermontHome September 30, 2011 at 8:03 am

LOVE the orange- it looks fantastic with your wall color in the living room. Do you happen to know what color that is? I went for a similar color in my living room, though think mine might be a litte too subtle- your white moldings pop much better :)

This makes me want to curl up on the sofa with a good book and cup of hot cider!

hookedonhouses September 30, 2011 at 8:04 am

The paint is “Pecan” by Eddie Bauer. Glad you like it! :)

Richella at Imparting Grace September 30, 2011 at 8:11 am

Julia, your home looks beautiful in any season! I’ll bet you’re really reluctant to leave summer behind this year, when I know you’ve enjoyed your new sunroom so much.

When we lived in Michigan, I absolutely LOVED the autumn, but it was hard to let summer go. One way I comforted myself was by remembering all the books I’d read when I was growing up–it seems that every single one of those books was set in a climate with long, snowy winters. I would tell myself that our climate in Michigan put me in more of a storybook setting than anywhere else I’d ever lived. :) Of course, I was only in my 20’s and early 30’s at the time. Perhaps I was a tad naive.

Anyway, thank you so much for hosting this party! I always enjoy your seasonal house tours. Have a great weekend!

Michelle @Sweet Something Design September 30, 2011 at 8:19 am

Julia, Thanks for hosting, almost missed this, but luckily I follow you on FB! :) Have a great weekend!

Vanessa@Decor Happy September 30, 2011 at 8:37 am

Your home looks so warm and inviting Julia! I linked up but made a typo in the title – can’t figure out how to change it. Usually there is an X to delete and start again. Thanks.

Kerry Rossow September 30, 2011 at 8:43 am

Hooked On Houses AND a link par-taaay?!?!? This is a great way to kick off my weekend!
Thank you for hosting!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

Susanne @ FarmGirly September 30, 2011 at 9:00 am

Beautiful house! I’m in South Carolina and it was 86 yesterday. I haven’t yet pulled out any of my Fall goodies. But tomorrow our cooler temps arrive (finally!) and I’ll be ready. Thanks for sharing. Love your blue chest!

Lori....Lovin Life September 30, 2011 at 9:00 am

Everything looks great! I love your pops of orange and your symmetry! Control Freaks unite!!! LOL!

Jocelyn September 30, 2011 at 9:16 am

Beautiful! I love symmetry too :-) I just like the way things line up. Everything looks so inviting Julia. Thanks for hosting a fun Fall party.

Ashley | Domestic Fashionista September 30, 2011 at 9:18 am

Lots of inspiration! Thanks for hosting the party!

Emily@Decorchick September 30, 2011 at 10:00 am

Beautiful Julia, it’s perfect!! Thanks for hosting another Fall party! I looooove Fall!! :)

Scribbler September 30, 2011 at 10:00 am

Thanks for hosting — your home is so inviting. Your turquoise buffet makes me really want to paint a piece here in my house that color! I have been debating about it for a while, and I think it’s time.

Marcie September 30, 2011 at 10:15 am

Your fall decorations are great! I love that your decorations are accent pieces instead of screaming for attention in the room. (No gaudy stuffed Jack-o-Lantern with arms and legs here!)

cassie {hi sugarplum} September 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

I totally need to see this…to help get in the Fall mood! It’s still so warm here that it’s hard to transition. Your home looks lovely, and thanks for hosting such a fun party!

Maddie September 30, 2011 at 11:07 am

I love Fall, but I live in Southern Calif. no Fall leaves here. For those readers in California, Armstrong Garden Centers is selling a “Box of Pumpkins” (all kinds of unusual varieties, all sizes 10 for $39.99) as a fund raiser for Boy’s Republic, a school for at risk kids. Shop fast, they probably will be as popular as their Della Robbia wreathes.

shelia September 30, 2011 at 11:47 am

Everything is so beautiful! I love your home and I like symmetry too! That blue buffet is melting my heart! Happy Fall, Dear One.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia πŸ˜‰

the cape on the corner September 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm

i love the oranges and turquoises-what great inspiration!

Amanda @ Serenity Now September 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I love it! I like symmetry too, Julia. I’m always in awe of people who can get around it. We can be control freaks together. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for hosting!

Kim September 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

These are all great fall decor. I don’t have any fall decor put up except for some little pumpkins.

Kelly @ View Along the Way September 30, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Thanks for hosting! I *love* those mercury glass pumpkins!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality September 30, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Beautiful, Julia! I love Fall too.

carol ann @http://carolannbychance.blogspot.com/ September 30, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I love both your living room and dining room! Everything is just right!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) September 30, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Julia, I LOVE the pumpkins down the center of your table. So pretty! The colors in your home are so soothing and wonderful! Happy Fall!

Kim September 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Julia, your home is beautiful. Thanks for hosting.

Carla September 30, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I love the fall linky parties! Having so much fun looking at all the ideas! So excited that you had one, thanks for hosting!

jodi from new jersey October 1, 2011 at 6:47 am

Hi control freak. :). I can say that because I am slowly realizing with horror that I may also share that trait. What a weird moment that was. I am working very hard at improving myself, though. There are some positives to being a “control freak”, in my opinion. I believe we strive for excellence in all we do, including family, job,and our homes ( of course). For me the key is balance. You notice I said excellence, not perfection! Anyway, I love your lovely, simple, peaceful and cozy home for fall–looks like a happy family lives there!

Pix Muse October 1, 2011 at 8:48 am

?-chuckle- Me too. I tend to symmetry, with my mantle stuff. :-)

Ohhhhhhhhhhh those pumpkins on your dining table!!! Oh sigh… Some kind of “glass.” Never can remember… Mercury glass maybe? Beeeeeeeeeutiful anyway.

Btw, I am “Aunt Amelia,” but using an old Blogger blog, while not fully into “Pretty Blog Land” for a while. Taking a wee break… :-)

?”Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~~Faith Baldwin

Pix Muse October 1, 2011 at 8:49 am

Another chuckle… My little HEART, does not show up in these comments. It looks like a QUESTION MARK instead. Oh well…

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~~Faith Baldwin

handbright October 1, 2011 at 9:10 am

I am totally the opposite! I never arrange by symmetry, or hardly ever- – to me its always about balance and weight. And that has everything to do with personal taste, and nothing to do with what is “right”or wrong…

Karena October 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Thanks for hosting Julia I will try to visit each and every blog friend here!!


Art by Karena

Ricki Jill Treleaven October 1, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Julia, I am so not prepared, but I will try to link-up in a couple of days. πŸ˜€ Thanks for hosting!

Ricki Jill

Gloria October 2, 2011 at 12:22 am

Hello, Julia! It’s been a long time since I visited and I’ve missed it! Always loved your blog. This party looks fun – I will check out the participants! Too bad I’m not ready with any decorating and can’t join. I AM A PROCRASTINATOR!
Anyway, I will try to visit more often. πŸ˜‰
Take care.

April October 2, 2011 at 9:53 am

Lovely!! I love the glass pumpkins you have on the table. They are beautiful!! You have everything decorated so beautiful, it’s crisp and clean and I LOVE it!! You did an amazing job!

Toni October 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Hi Julia! Just found your blog and have joined your party. Thanks for hosting all the inspiration. Off to visit some of your other guest.

Sue October 2, 2011 at 10:31 pm

wow- I almost missed your party! I’ve been late getting out my fall decor this year. Last year, it had already been up for a month! LOL Your own fall decorating looks so serene and pretty. Sure do like those mercury glass look pumpkins on the table. There is beauty and comfort in symmetry, although lately, I’ve been moving away from it. It’s a hard change, let me tell ya! Thanks for hosting the party, Julia.
~ Sue

E. George October 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Hi Julia what can I say just beautiful as always – thank you for sharing. You know over here it is spring but I promise to get a pumpkin candle in the spirit of your autumn celebrations. I love the colours of autumn. Regards Esther from Sydney.

The Little Red Shop October 2, 2011 at 11:46 pm

That turquoise chest is fabulous, Julia! I just love fall, like many…it’s my favorite time of year.

: )

Julie M.

Patricia October 3, 2011 at 9:20 am

I love your Dining Room decor! When I’m ready to show my Fall decor I will post. In the meantime I will checkout others’ fun images. Thanks for such a cool post.

Bre October 4, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Absolutely beautiful! I love the autumnal touches, your style is so classic and beautiful Julia. I wish I could rein myself in when it comes to fall decor, I am so ready to decorate for Halloween! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to spend hours clicking on the fall decorating link party!

Kathy :) October 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Oh how pretty Julia, I think everyting looks better with a splash of orange, you know I adore that chest, great job !!!!

Kathy :)

Edith October 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I just found your blog and I see it’s a nice place to visit. I love symmetry as well. Everything feeld lopsided if it’s not all even. I look forward to seeing what everyone else does for the Fall season

Katherine March 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm

This has made me wish it was Fall! Everything is so lovely!

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