11/08/2010

Tour of an Autumn Living Room

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!*
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We have been having beautiful weather here in Colorado and I am sooo enjoying the autumn season! I hope that you are enjoying the beauty of autumn at your place!
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Today for Table Top Tuesday, I thought I would take you on a little tour of...autumn...in my living room. I hope you enjoy!
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My Living Room...Autumn 2010
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An Autumn Fireplace
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A mantel filled with an abundance of autumn foliage....
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autumn pheasants....
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and an autumn's bountiful harvest...fruit of the vine.
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Autumn from the mantel...spilled over onto the hearth.
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A large hat box decorated with the fruits of a bountiful harvest...
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A bronze colored pitcher filled with autumn foliage and a large cluster of grapes
sit atop a couple of old leather bound books...
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vintage metal wall art...peacocks. (I love these!)
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An Autumn Vignette Fills the Front Window
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Autumn florals and a trailing cluster of grapes fill a tall french pedestal vase...brown and cream colored damask candleholders with cream colored pillar candles sit atop an olive green and gold tapestry runner.
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A bust of a French girl atop another old leather bound book.
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A small cloche filled with miniature acorns (picked by my Grandsons...just for me!)
 is framed with beautiful pheasant feathers.
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A cast iron bird...
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and three decorative skeleton keys tied together with a gold satin ribbon.
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Ahhh...bountiful autumn!
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so warm and rich...
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my heart and soul is full!!!
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Ahhhh....autumn!!!
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I am joining this fabulous party...
Table Top Tuesday...hosted by our sweet friend Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.*
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Thank you, Marty...for hosting this fabulous party for all of us to enjoy!

Well my friends...I'm so glad that you came by today! I hope you enjoyed the little tour of my autumn living room! 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!

48 comments:

Ann said...

Your mantle is gorgeous and it ties in so well with the colors of your living room.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your mantel is so stunning...love the look of it!!! Happy Fall!

Blessings,
Linda

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Alicia said...

I am soooo in love with those peacocks. They are gorgeous and really fit your autumn decor. Love the keys on the satin ribbon...nice touch!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, You know how much I am in love with your mantel!! You have done a fabulous job decorating for Fall. I can't wait to see what you do for Christmas.
Hugs, Sherry

Susie Homemaker said...

Everything is gorgeous...so artfully done. Would you describe this style as "Old World"? or is there another name for it.

Just beautiful...

Susie

Karen said...

Chari, I love coming to look at all your creativity. You've got the touch girl! I think I've told you that before. You gave me some inspiration...I have a set of skeleton keys on my secretary beside my bed, never thought of putting a pretty bow on them. I can just see a satin plaid Christmas Bow! Thank you, enjoyed looking.

Jenny said...

Everything is beautiful. I am having serious chair envy -- that pair is perfection!
Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

Chari,
This is just beautiful. I love your mantle. I love your photography too.:)
Sherry

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So Pretty - another great job!
Enjoy your evening.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, your table in the front window is decorated so beautifully. I love how you change things up on it and it's always such an eye catching and stunning display. Your fireplace is exquisite. My oh my, it really is beautiful. I love everything about it. Fabulous. Thank so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Carol said...

So beautiful, as usual!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beatiful my dear friend...I always love everything you do girl...Girl you took the coffee table out...what did you do with it ha ha!!!! love ya sweet Sis...been working on my new fireplace also today...nothing fancy like yours but very victorian the way I like it ha ha!! Love ya...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh I meant to tell you those peacocks I had about 50 years ago one of my first wall art ha ha!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The colors you decorate with are just perfect for this season...and the way the sunlight comes in is wonderful! I wish I could capture this with my camera! Hugs! ♥

Kathy said...

Beautiful -your certainly are blessed -esp with the darling acorns :-0

Debbie said...

It's just gorgeous!!! I love everything from mantel to hearth to side table. I was going to say that the hat box with books is my favorite part, but honestly, I kept liking more and more shots. I really love your fall decorating, Chari.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is what I love... lushness. Autumn is a lush season, and you have really captured that, Chari! I can't get over your mantle! Filled with autumn's bounty! And the other decorative touches are equally lush and neat. Enjoyed seeing this. Those keys are fab as is the hatbox... and then I see other things that are equally neat. I think this might be my favorite post, but I also love your DR posts so it's a tossup. I thorougly enjoyed looking at all the pics. THANKS!

XO,

Sheila :-)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

your mantle and fireplace area is Breathtaking~!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Cheri...your home is so warm and welcoming! So beautiful :)

Blessings!
Gail

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a most beautiful study on Autumn! I LOVE the mantle resplendant with it's bounty. This has to be the most gorgeous mantle I have seen.
I stopped over for a quick peek, but had to tarry!
Most fabulous!
xo Yvonne

Blondie's Journal said...

Very warm but vibrant arrangements...I think this is one of my favorites!!

XO,
Jane

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Chari, that wonderful mantel is stunning. Such a warm and inviting room to enjoy during the holidays.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Chari,

I think that is the most beautiful mantle I have ever seen and the hearth is just as beautiful. What gorgeous color!

So inspiring!

Blessings,
Kathy

All That Glitters said...

Chari your living room is gorgeous!!! I need you to decorate for me!

mishebe said...

Love the mantel so beautiful , it inspires me.

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! Oh, my goodness - there you go again making the most beautifulness! Everything is gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Jacqueline said...

Chari, may I first say that your fireplace without any gilding would be utterly fantastic, but the lily surely has been gilded! This is absolutely fantastic. I have had a feast for the eyes. The colors are so rich and vibrant and the textures so amazing. I love all of the wine colored grapes and the birds. Wow. Thanks for sharing at Tabletop Tues.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Hi Lady, Autumn has certainly been honored, the mantle is fantastic! We've been acorn gathering over here too!

xinex said...

Oh Chari, your living room is so bountiful and beautiful. I love everything you have done. You are just so good at this. You know I love the peacocks too, don't you?...Christine

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Chari! I am just loving your mantel. You have decorated so beautifully! I just love the way the grapes drape across the leaves, the colors... well just everything!! The hatboxes with the leather books looks perfect! Love your table at the front window too! Hugs my friend!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh what a gorgeous room that is Chari!
That fireplace mantel looks just outstanding!
You really did an amazing job on it!
It's so unique and so lush and so stunning!
You rock girlfriend!
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Chari, beautiful, as usual! I always love pheasants and I love yours! And those orangey candles on the top are so pretty and add a nice touch of color. You really know how to make the display full without being messy. I'm working on that. But I will bet that your favorite thing on this post are the little acorns gathered with love! I can tell by the way you put them under the cloche and surrounded it with feathers! Linda

Susan said...

Oh my goodness, Chari, what an incredibly beautiful blend of warm and rich colors and textures. I love your entire living room and the mantel and table top. There are so many lovely little surprises, like the keys, the grapes, the leather books, and so much to enjoy looking at. Thank you so much for sharing your photos with us. :-)

Blessings,
Susan @ CluckleBees

Anitra Cameron said...

It's so BEAUTIFUL, and so Lavish! I don't know that I could pull that off, Chari, but I Love it! And I'm absolutely enchanted by the pheasant feather arrangement. Wow.

Myrna said...

GORGEOUS!! STUNNING!! Superb!Love the addition of grapes~
Blessings,
Myrna

Through My Red Door said...

I love taking tours of homes. Thank you for opening yours. It's so beautiful and rich! I especially like the vignette in front of the window!
Sheila

Sandy said...

Chari, Your whole living room not just your mantel is beautiful. You inspire me everytime I visit. I want to get up right now and start ripping things apart and redecorating. Have a blessed week.
Sandy

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

WOWEEE KAZOWEE! This is gorgeous my friend. I can't believe how gorgeous this is. I kept looking at the pictures and thinking...oh my gosh this is over the top GORGEEEEEOUS! You really have put things together in a stunning way. Most of us clump...yes clump things together in hopes that it looks good. Your clumping looks like artwork! Big smile. I hope I have used enough adjectives to let you know how impressed I am with your decorating! Bigger smile.
Blessings,
Debbie

Deanna said...

Such loveliness! I especially adored the metal peacock. Everything is just perfect and ooooh, that mantel!!

Deanna :D

One Heart said...

Always lovely in your home. Love to see your pictures. My favorite today is that hat box. Loooove how you used it. I always leave here with inspiration and warmth.

Thank you for sharing, Chari. I wish you a beautiful day my friend.

OneHeart

Bill said...

Hi Chari,

Abundance is definitely the word for your gorgeous autumnal decorating! Loved the shot of the old keys tied with ribbon -- suitable for framing!

Kindest regards,
Bill

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Oh Chari" Autumn at your home is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVED your mantel, and those metal Peacocks are fantastic(I'm going to be keep an eye out for a set, LOVED THEM)! My very favorite thing "IS", your purple chairs and how the color POPS with all the fall colors. I JUST LOVE IT!!!
Hugs to you,
Donna

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Everyone agrees, stunning mantle, Chari! Absolutely stunning!

The room is so warm and welcoming and beautiful. You did a fabulous job!

Love your new blog look too! Fabulous! Beautiful header!

Happy Fall!

Cheers!
Tina

bj said...

Everything is just gorgeous.
I have always loved the bust of the girl on your table in front of the window. I've looked and looked for a large one (story of my life, searching for a larger bust !!) :)))
Now I have her on my mind again so I just may go "looking" today. :)

The Tablescaper said...

Your vignettes are beautiful. Still loving that mantel. Can't wait to see what you do with it at Christmas.

- The Tablescaper

Sharing with Sherri said...

Dear sweet Chari, Your Autumn displays are incredible as always! Everything you do gives me so much inspiration! For instance the gorgeous pheasant display, and table rich looking table runners, and now I see a few more beauties I'm in love with! The hearth display with the fruit motif hat box oh my! I LOVE it! ... and the gorgeous vignette in front of the window with that stunning arrangement in the pedestal vase, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it too!! I have to ask... Did you put that together yourself or did it come that way?? It really is just gorgeous!

Big hugs! Sherri:)

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