Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Autumn in the Living Room...and new curtains

It is officially "Pumpkin Thyme", y'all!! Its been a busy few weeks, with the beginning of our homeschool year and all the excitement Fall brings with her. This past Thursday and Saturday we went to the pumpkin patch and apple farm, which I will post about soon. The curtains have been finished for a few weeks now and I LOVE them!! I was waiting to post to get my mantle the way I wanted it and I think I am pleased, finally.

I have some beafier, wooden rods that I want to use{purchased from Goodwill in the spring}, but need brackets, so until I feel like giving up thrifting money for wood brackets, I decided to use the iron rods I already had. Maybe I will find some wood ones thrifting?? I cannot tell y'all how much cozier and homier our home feels with these curtains. I am so happy with how they turned out. Y'all remember my inspiration?? Mine are definitely different, as I tailored the fabrics to my taste, but Jerusalem's are beautiful, too.

Here is the mantle in all her{it should be a "her", right??} autumn finery. I used my huge sign my friend painted for me on a cabinet door and layered on texture with a chippy baluster that I propped a pumpkin on, a galvanized pail with faux bittersweet and leaves, and a Southern Living at Home egg basket with faux white pumpkins.


The lamp I found at a local thrift shop. I can't get enough lamps, it seems. For $3-5 a pop, its an inexpensive way to get a new look. I found a wire lampshade with tattered coverings cheap at a yard sale, ripped the fabric off and just rigged part of a table cloth for a new shade. Then I tied on an acorn candle ring on with chocolate crocheted lace. I just love chocolate...the candy and the color.
Okay, so what do y'all think?? Are your homes ready for Autumn yet??



14 comments:

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Everything looks GREAT! I love the lampshade and acorn ring on it!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Love it, Sweets! Fall Perfection!:) Loved chatting with you tonight, too!:) Lori

Amber said...

Your living room looks great! The curtains turned out awesome - they are very warm looking.

Jamie said...

I love the whole look! The curtains turned out great and I love how you set up your mantle! That pumpkin thyme picture is awesome!

Beth said...

I love your curtains!

Erica said...

I LOVE your curtains! And your living room is very nice :) I'm in the process of finding/making/doing new curtains in my living room - have to paint first though :) Thanks for the heads up on the swap...I'm doing a 3 way fall swap with my mom and grandma (totally amazing and talented women!) I can hardly wait!!! I will post what I send and what I receive from them :) Thanks for the sweet comments!!!

Ruth said...

Love the curtains and all your great autumn decorations!! They are beautiful.

Ruth

Amy R. said...

Your curtains turned out AWESOME! I love that lampshade too and the pumpkin sign! Everything looks so fresh and fallish! I might have to do that kind of curtain in my bedroom. It would save me lots of $!

Jes said...

Apple Farm!
i wanna go!!!!!!!

all your fall decor looks so inviting....LOVE IT, as always

jes xo

Desiree said...

I'm not even close to my house being ready. We finally got the holes in the walls patched. Haven't even begun to paint.
Your place looks great. I love the curtains.

Storybook Woods said...

Your drapes turned out so sweet. Clarice

Rambling Girl said...

The curtains are so cute...I need to start looking for some material to make some valances for my living room...

Julie said...

Just beautiful, Elise!
Love the big picture and love,love those curtains!
Yep, I've "fall-ed up" the house a little.
I love fall....
Blessings,
Julie

Sharon said...

LOVE your drapes.