Fall Decorating Party: Link Up!

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.

Now it’s your turn to show us how you celebrate autumn around your house! Enter the permalink to your post below:

reading nook under the stairs
Okay, so I resisted it as long as I could, but I finally broke down and joined Pinterest recently. It hasn't totally rocked my world…
tall bench in kitchen-nestegg blog
This morning I came across a blog called Nest Egg, written by the talented interior designer Rachel Halvorson, and this gorgeous high-backed bench stopped me…

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  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

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

  4. says

    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. :)

  5. says

    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

  6. lucy says

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

  7. says

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

  8. says

    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,

  9. says

    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!

  10. says

    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!

  11. says

    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.

  12. says

    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

  13. says

    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!

  14. says

    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.

  15. says

    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.

  16. says

    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!)

  17. says

    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!

  18. Maddie says

    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.

  19. says

    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 😉

  20. says

    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. 😉 Thanks for hosting!

  21. Kim says

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

  22. says

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

  23. jodi from new jersey says

    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!

  24. says

    ?-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

  25. says

    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

  26. handbright says

    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…

  27. says

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


    Art by Karena

  28. says

    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. 😉
    Take care.

  29. says

    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!

  30. says

    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.

  31. says

    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

  32. E. George says

    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.

  33. says

    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.

  34. says

    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!

  35. Kathy :) says

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

    Kathy :)

  36. says

    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