Autumn in my living room

I thought it would be fun to pull my faux bois vase out of my stash for Fall decorating and that became the kick off for a whole Fall vignette.
 
 
See that brown plaid pillow on the couch?
One side of the pillow is cream with brown flowers and the other side is plaid.
I have two of them, but after searching and searching and searching, I could only find one.
Well guess what?
As soon as I got done taking all these photos and editing them...
Boom, I found the other pillow!
And I wasn't even looking for it.
Ugh!


The dish cloth on the table is from Ikea.
I just got it last week for only 99 cents.


This twiggy pumpkin is from JoAnne's.
Real pumpkins aren't in the stores yet.
A pumpkin made out of natural materials is a nice substitute.


This cute little squirrel is also from JoAnne's.
My three year old loves him!
 
 




I was trimming my crepe myrtle tree last weekend and when a branch stops flowering the flowers turn into green fruits.
The fruits then turn brown.
I think they look like berries.
Perfect (and free) for my Fall decor.


I brought my big ol' jug in from my dining room.
I found it at a thrift store in Illinois for less than $10.00!
It fits perfectly inside a vintage bushel basket.
I think it has the look of a demi john.


My living room is actually supposed to be the dining room in this house.
(I switched the living room and dining room because my big table wouldn't fit in this room)
There in unfortunately no room for end tables on the sides of the couch.
So one of the things I use is this little plant stand.
I set my ivy plant inside an old vintage box and placed it on a plant stand.


Here is a close up of the cool graphic on my crusty old box.
A rustic crate makes me think of farms and what do you visit in the Fall?
The pumpkin patch at your local farm!
(if you're lucky)
Therefore, crusty box=fall decor.
:)


I took my Paris map print off my fireplace mantel and brought it into the living room.
I thought the brown tones would be nice for Fall.
Once it was up though I realized the scale wasn't right for the wall.
I've already taken it down.
I used those hang strips so there were no pesky nail holes in the wall.
Gotta love that!


I have linen curtains for the living room that I bought last year.
I just haven't had a chance to hang them yet.
It sure takes a long time to turn a house into a home when you've moved.


I hope you all enjoyed my Fall living room tour!
 

Now I have a "business" question for you.
Some how a blog has appeared on my reading list that I never followed and I can't figure out how to remove it.
When I checked Blogger Help the only instructions they give for removing a blog from your reading list involve using the follower gadget.
Well there is no follower gadget on this blog.
Just to clarify, I read my blogs on my Blogger dashboard reading list.
Any suggestions?

Linking up to:
It's Fall Y'All @ The Lettered Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest

33 comments:

  1. Everything looks so fresh and lovely. I really like all the natural elements that you have incorporated in your room. Gorgeous.

    Not sure how to unfollow a blog, sorry. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Ugh.. trying to comment and blogger doesn't like wordpress comments!
    Old follower, but just migrated to wordpress,would love a new follow back as I rebuild/and test my new follower widgets.

    I could never figure out to unfollow blogs so i just "hid" them. Hope this helps! laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  3. I love your little squirrel! So cute. I was wondering though how do you like your coffee table? I am debating on replacing our ultra modern glass table with one similar to yours or possibly a large tufted ottoman with tapered legs. Is it pretty sturdy, say if someone was to prop their socked feet on it? Thanks!

    Jennifer

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  4. I love our coffee table. It is sturdy and I do put my feet up on it. At some point I plan on replacing the wood on top because it has a factory finish and I want a more rustic look. I was able to combine a sale, a coupon and free shipping and got a great deal from http://www.homedecorators.com/
    I'm not sure if they are still carrying it though.

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  5. Your living room looks lovely! I love the crepe myrtle "berries" and the pop of green.

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  6. Love your autumn inspired display. Looks like the house is really coming along. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  7. Beautiful!! Not sure about the blog on the reading list... that is strange!

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  8. wow - it looks fantastic! it does take a long time - we've been here 6 months and we are redoing things already and lots isn't finished...it's the little details than make the difference!

    i don't know about the bloggie thing - i can't figure out how to use the link button!

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  9. Everything looks so pretty. I love your coffee table and all the goodies on it. The squirrel is so cute. We have a JoAnn's right next door to my HomeGoods and I never go in there.

    I want to know the answer to your blog question. I have some weird (porno) stuff popping into my Pinterest and don't know how to make it go away. Ugh!!!

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  10. You know what I love from US decorating ? You're modulating your decoration all the time, though the seasons.
    We don't do that in france, except for Xmas, of course and some of us, for Easter.
    But you're so right because it gives the feeling to change a little bit home everytime ;)

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  11. Oh Lisa I had to tell you...I've been wandering around my house thinking I must be the slowest decorator ever!! Some people are super fast and some have to ponder and stare...I'm the second kind.

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  12. LOVE your fall decor! I love all the natural elements! I don't know how to explain it but I think there is a way to remove it if you go and un-check it in that window where you can add blogs.
    xx
    Anne

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  13. Love your living room, Love the colors... Thanks for sharing..

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  14. Love the pumpkin and the squirrel!! Your rooms always look like they should be featured in a magazine:)

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  15. It all looks so fresh & pretty Lisa! That little squirrel is too cute!

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  16. I LOVE your fall "set-up". Wish I could do mine like that. Also, we had a lil' squirrel like that in our fairy garden until a tropical storm took it out this past summer and we lost our lil' guy. Guess I should check and see if MY Joann's has one. As far as removing a blog, I have NO idea. I too have MANY blogs that I would like to remove and haven't figured out how to do it : ( If by chance you figure it out, could you please do a post on it?
    Hugs to you ~
    Deanna

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  17. It all looks so pretty, Lisa! Simple and uncluttered unlike a lot of fall decor. I love the berries in the jug and your cute pumpkin and squirrel! My puppies love to chew on these things!! Yes, it does take a lot to make a house a home but you are doing a wonderful job! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  18. Lisa, it looks fabulous. That plaid pillow is great! Glad you found the other one. ;)

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  19. Hi, Lisa -
    Just discovered you. Your living room certainly looks very autumnal and still very fresh. I love your coffee table....it happens to look great with your vignette :)
    Cheers from DC,
    Loi

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  20. PS - Sorry I can't help with removing the blog....I'm still a bit of a newbie :)
    Loi

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  21. Your living room is beautiful Lisa! I love the natural elements!!

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  22. Lisa, this room is fabulous. I adore squirrels used for fall decorating as you will soon see. Love your plaid pillows and that is a nice demijohn I see.

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  23. looks GREAT! refreshing autumn style-I have the same couch and want that same rug! LOL

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  24. Gorgeous! So festive without being gaudy or over the top. I like the natural feel of it all! I'd love for you to share this at Shine on Fridays:
    http://www.oneartsymama.com/2012/09/shine-on-fridays-45-and-giveaway.html

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  25. It looks gorgeous!!! I love how you pulled nature inside and against the white it's completely soothing - just love all of it :)
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by for a visit and follow back when you have the time
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  26. It's all so very pretty and fresh! Love your white sofa..is that Ikea or a custom slip?

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  27. love your fall items

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  28. I love your living area...it's just beautiful. The little squirrel kind of screams fall!

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  29. Hi Lisa! Love all your fall touches and your blog!

    I was able to remove unwanted blogs by going to the reader list in dashboard - click on the wheel looking thing to the far right and you will get a page with "settings" to the far right of the blog name; click on that and you will be given the option to remove the name. Hope this helps! Sincerely, Jeannette

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  30. it's so pretty, love the branches! thanks for coming by! susan

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  31. I just love everything you do.... :) glad to see you are settling in nicely!

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