Mood Swing

Days are getting a little cooler where I live, and I’m beginning to feel the mood swing coming on.
My preference for all things cool, light, and airy in the Summertime …

is quickly being replaced by a preference for warmth and texture.  LOTS of texture!
The metamorphosis of seasons is upon us!
At this time of year, some people like to decorate with the traditional: vibrant colors of red, orange, gold, and brown … pumpkins, gourds, and colored leaves … corn stalks, bales of hay, and chrysanthemums.  While I occasionally do that, too, Fall decorating for me usually includes …

(burlap, macrame, doilies, tapestries)

(bowls, candle holders, napkin rings, wooden fruit)<
(pewter, copper, brass, gold)

(the more “rustic” — or textured — the better!)

(books, boxes, pouches)



(Just hot glue the caps back on if they’ve already fallen off!)

(… “drizzled” throughout the display)

(real wicks or flameless — pillars or tea lights. I use them all!)

And this is what I get: warm and cozy for the new season…

And would you believe? With the exception of my Grandmother’s doily and the beautiful pottery piece my sweet husband had commissioned for me as a surprise years ago, everything — EVERYTHING — you see in this picture was a thrifty find!< You can do it, too!
If you live somewhere besides the United States (or if your part of the U.S. is nontraditional!), I’d love to know what colors are cold-weather favorites where you live. Leave a comment so we can all learn something!
I’m linking this post to these great blog parties. I hope you’ll go there with me!
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
Today’s Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


  1. Susan, thanks for joining in. I love all these elements of Fall, gorgeous pics & that last one sums it all up.

  2. I love your fall decor! Don’t you just love fall?

    Your blog is nice too!

  3. Hi Susan,
    I love your fall vignette! We’re not feeling the fall weather at all here in my part of GA…still really, really hot. Today it was 95 degrees but when the weather does change I’ll be ready.:o)
    Thanks for the tip on gluing the heads back onto the acorns, never would have thought of that one.
    Have a great week.
    The Tattered Tassel

  4. What a neat idea for a post…thank you! I’ve never thought of using blue in a autumn colors display but it looks amazing!

    HaPpY bLuE mOnDaY!


  5. May I just say that your autumn decorating is simply STUNNING? I am crazy about your use of blue!

  6. Blue fits in any season.

    Happy Blue Monday, Susan! Check out my book giveaway.

  7. Hi Susan, thanks for sharing your great Fall items with us.. I love all of the blue colored items..I posted about my thrift store finds too…hugs, Baba

  8. This is my Favorite time of year.. LOVE all the the same choices you have shown here too. God shows even more of His Awesome Decorating in the Autumn ,,,its glorious!!!
    Thanks for the beautiful photos
    Those all things BLUE are great too!!!
    HapPy BLUE Monday!!!
    May God’s blessings be all over you and yours in this new week~~~Hugs Dena

  9. Love the acorns and the blues. olive♥

  10. Hi Susan, oh, thank you for all of the fall inspiration. Everything looks so pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  11. Wonderful warm images for fall inspiration! Thanks for sharing!


  12. Oh Susan, everything is so pretty. I love all of your wonderful textures and the use of the blue. You make it look so warm and inviting. You have found some true treasures, and such a beautiful vignette. Love it all. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. I love all the wood pieces and nuts and beans…. you certainly know what it takes to pull a look together!!

  14. Beautiful vignette, it looks very homey!

  15. What a warm and welcoming vignette. I love it. Thanks for the idea of gluing the tops back on. The acorns are so cute and earthy. Fun Fall idea.

  16. This is total fall eye candy! All the colors, natural elements, wood, fabrics, etc… I love this time of year! Very inspiring. Thank you for linking up to Centerpiece Wed and sharing your ideas!

  17. I really like the use of the non-traditional blue color for an added pop to the usual earth tones used for fall decorating! You used a lot of textures in your vignette to give it some pop and interest- great job! I enjoyed my visit here from Karin’s party. 🙂
    ~ Sue

  18. Gorgeous photographs! Loved reading this post!

  19. I’ve also found that someone’s else’s trash becomes my treasure…I love all you comfort things…making a house your home!!!

  20. such gorgeous photos~