10/18/2010

Autumn Leaves...an Autumn Vignette

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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This past week, I took a few photos of an arrangement of autumn leaves that I have in my dining room.
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~Autumn Leaves...an Autumn Vignette~
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I have a white pillar column, that measures about 24 ins. in height, sitting in the corner of my dining room. When it came time to do a little autumn decorating, I looked for something that I could place on top of the column to bring a little autumn color to that corner of the room. Hmmm...I feel an autumn vignette coming on! wink!
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I decided to arrange a few tall stems of faux autumn leaves in a large pitcher. I have had this pitcher for quite some time...it's one of my favorites. I love, love, LOVE...the mustard yellow color...the beautiful embossed grapes, vines, and leaves. And...I love that this piece of pottery has been distressed...the burnt orange color of the clay base is peeking through in several places.
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This pretty pitcher also has a matching plate. The plate is decorated with embossed grapes and vines as well. I love the handles on each side of the plate...they look like a twisted grapevine. Soooo pretty!!! There was just enough room on the plate...at the base of the pitcher to add a few of my wooden acorns.
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I love how warm autumn colors look against my olive green walls.
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~Autumn Leaves and a Stained Glass Window~
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Just above the autumn arrangement, you'll see a stained glass window inset into the wall. This wall is very narrow...about 4 ft. wide...it divides the dining room from the living room. My late mother-in-law was a stained glass artist. Although she did not do this piece herself, my husband had the window made...using the stained glass from his mother's collection. It really is a beautiful piece and adds a unique architectural detail to the dining and living rooms.
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I took a few photos. I thought the autumn leaves looked sooo pretty in front of the stained glass window!
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The angel is dressed in the most beautiful shades of blues and purples! I love the detail of her wings!!!
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~A Study of Autumn Leaves Through Photographs~
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I recently purchased a new camera...something with a few more options than your regular "point and shoot" camera. I have enjoyed playing...getting a few close-up photos of the autumn leaves. I have decided that I would like to be a photographer when I grow up! wink! Hehe!
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Of course, I took many more close-up photos of the autumn leaves, but I thought I would share these with you. I love how you can see the minute details of the little lavender and purple seeded stems...they look sooo pretty against the green leaves! And...I love how the soft autumn colors are muted in the background of the photos!
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Autumn Leaves in Frosted Frames...
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I took a few of the autumn leaf photos over to Ed's Flickr Toys at Big Huge Labs and added a "frosted frame" that is offered under the "framing" option. I thought the autumn leaf photos looked sooo pretty with the frosted frames! In fact, I decided to make a new blog header using a few of these photos.
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Voila!!!....an autumn leaves vignette!
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*I hope you enjoyed!
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*I am joining this fabulous party today...

Thank you, Marty...for hosting another week of this fun filled party for all of us to enjoy!
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Well my friends...I am so glad that you stopped by for a visit today! Thank you so much! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!
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Warmest Autumn Wishes!

44 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Chari,
Your Autumn leaves arrangement is just beautiful! Very rich and a perfect vignette for your dining room! Love the stained glass window too! Have a delightful day, dear friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

The Tablescaper said...

Hi Chari:

Love your arrangement. It's the perfect touch!

- The Tablescaper

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your gorgeous pitcher and platter and the autumn leaves are just stunning the way you've arranged them. The stained glass is so beautiful and what a fantastic backdrop for the arrangement. Your photography skills are awesome too. I am totally impressed with all of your pics. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

What a lovely vignette! The pitcher with those gorgeous Autumn leaves and floral stems are just beautiful. Everything looks so pretty and welcoming. And that pretty stained glass window is a lovely backdrop for this display.

have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Diann :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I dare say you have done a super job with your new camera, Chari! These pics are wonderful. I love those last ones particularly that look like they are bordered. Love the arrangement and the closeups of the leaves.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cindy said...

Hi Chari,
Your Autumn Vignette is really lovely! I love the leaves and the wooden acorns, they are great! It looks so wonderful in front of the stained glass window, what a lovely reminder of your mil.
Very pretty!
Hugs, Cindy

Mary Ellen said...

Chari- the Autumn arrangement is so beautiful!! I love the pretty pitcher you used too and the stained glass- pretty pretty!

I have been wanting to get some pretty faux flowers for arranging but haven't been to the big city in a while! Probably just as well as it keeps my checkbook happy!

bee blessed
mary

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty Fall vignette. I like those large acorns. I have 2 that I got in a shop in Franklin, TN, and they are pretty heavy.
Enjoy your week.

Carolyn said...

Hi chari,
I love your autumn vignette and also your photography.
i wish you could pop in and help me with my diningroom- I think we would have fun!

Carolyn

Sandi (Meme) said...

I don't think it's the new camera, I think you have "the eye" for photos! Have fun with the camera though, it's addicting! Sandi

Step inside my home said...

Your photography is stunning. I love your vignette. Beautiful ~Susie

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Chari, that arrangement is just dreamy! I'm going to pull out my white pitcher and copy you to the T!! Hope you're having a lovely fall week. You always inspire!
xo, Andrea

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

beautiful arrangment Chari..

Happy fall

Love the Decor! said...

That is beautiful!!
Love the pitcher
I'm having a giveaway and would love to have you enter and help spread the word

Gail said...

Chari, What a beautiful vignette your have create and I love the stained glass window. Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy your evening.
Gail

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Dear Chari,
This is just so beautiful my dear!
I love your beautiful arrangement and your beautiful photos as well!
That new camera is great and you will make good use of it I know.
And I love how you added the acorns and took the pics near the stained glass window! Just so Gorgeous!
And thank-you dear for your sweet comments! I am having a hard time keeping up with my blogging but little Addison is so worth it!
Katie has been coming out some nights and I have been helping her so she can get a little sleep. But now I'm sleep deprived! hehe.
Thinking of you dear friend,
Hugs,
Cindy
hi to Russ too!

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
The golden yellow pitcher combined with the bronze acorns made my heart swoon! You have a talent for color combinations. Thank you for this inspiring post.
Fondly,
Pat

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, There is nothing prettier than Autumn leaves. I love the pitcher, plate and your arrangement. The new header is wonderful!
xoxo, Sherry

Sharing Shadymont said...

Chari,

Loving your photos! The leaves are gorgeous and the stained glass is wonderful! Enjoyed!!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Chari, I love your pretty vignette but most of all I love your gorgeous photos!!! They are such a joy to view!!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Chari...such stunning fall colors! I just love the big acorns and oh, those leaves :)

Blessings!
Gail

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oooh, I WANT that yellow pitcher!! It looks so pretty filled with the fall leaves!

The stained glass window is so beautiful! How sweet that he had it made from his mother's supplies!

Your photography is stunning!

I've been meaning to tell you I love the new picture of you! You are so pretty, and you look so young!

Katherine

Debbie said...

GORGEOUS - as usual!!!!! I have a white pillar as well, and had not thought about using it in my dining room. Hmmmmmm, now I'm thinking... I've got to come up with something like this. Thanks for the F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S idea. You go girlfriend!!!

Life with L said...

Beautiful. Your photos are outstanding. The arrangement of those leaves is quite lovely. It definitely makes you feel the season. Linda

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love your photos! Your autumn vignette is lovely.

Nezzy said...

Oh Chari, you are one creative soul!!! What a wonderful display you have made and portrayed with your photography ability. Lessons please????

Watch out girl, I'm quite smitten with that lovely mustard pitcher.

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day from the colorful hill and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

Dreamgoddess said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous arrangement! The beautiful stained glass is the perfect backdrop for all the lovely colors in the vase.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love that arrangement, Chari...so pretty! I am sooo ready for fall to finally arrive in the south! I hope you are having a good week!...hugs...Debbie

Rachel said...

Great arrangement and I adore the LARGE acorns!

Jenny at Henrietta's House said...

Hi Chari! Love your vignette and your stained glass. I used to do stained glass but its not the most kid-friendly hobby! Maybe I'll get back to it someday...

I want to invite you to a Happy Hour link party happening every Wednesday. Show off your barware and share your favorite cocktail recipe. Would love to have you link up!!

xinex said...

Beautiful photos, Chari! Love the pretty vignette....Christine

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Chari, your arrangement is beautifully done! And I think you are so lucky to have that stained glass in your house. Now that I am blogging I am so much more interested in photography than I ever was, and I think I need a camera with more than the point and shot options, too. Have a great day. Linda

Theresa said...

Oh Chari, you create such beauty! I love your gorgeous arrangement but adore those acorns! I gathered some acorns recently because of their beautiful shape! Of course they are tiny and yours are ginormous:) Have a blessed day my friend, hope you are having a beautiful morning!

Together We Save said...

Your arrangement looks wonderful, it is amazing how some people can take something so simple and turn it into something wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I definitely want to read a bit more on this blog soon. BTW, pretty nice design you have here, but what do you think about changing it every few months?

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey sweet Sis, I'm alive and made it home from Dawna's and in one piece ha ha!! same thing with Donnie...But I was there for my Dawna and thats what counts RIGHT!! I pray all is well in your world girl... I have missed you and love ya...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Chari,

Your pictures are just lush!!! I love them and they really speak to my heart. Your photos are truly magazine worthy.

Blessings,
Barb ♥

Diane said...

Those pictures were GORGEOUS! I want that pitcher... Loving your blog.

Pat said...

Great photos, you make those leaves look real. New camera? Please share what you purchased. I desperately need a better one. What are you using?

Thanks, Pat

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