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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall is in the Air

Welcome back!  Fall is in full swing over here.  The brilliant red, gold, and fire orange leaves have peaked and are starting to fall to the ground already, but the temperatures are still moderate so it calls for a lot of time spent outdoors.  Today is going to be especially beautiful with a high of 70 degrees and sunny, so after I post, I am outta here to take full advantage of this glorious last day!  There are tons to fit into the schedule today.  I have a deck to stain, a garden to put to bed, flower pots to clean, stack and store, and winter clothes totes to haul in from the garage.  It's going to be a busy day.  Let's hope I can stay motivated!


But before I head out, I'd like to highlight a few more corners of our farmhouse that received a touch of fall decor.  Previously, I gave a more complete fall tour, but if you missed it *Click here*  to view!

A French grape harvesting trug filled with miniature pumpkin gourds sits on a bistro chair in the kitchen doorway.  I love displaying these trugs everywhere!  

What do you know...another trug sits on an old farm bench in our entryway!  

 Well, it's back to work for me!  What about you?  What projects do you have to complete before winter sets in?    

Thanks for your visit!

Maria ~Rusty Hinge

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  1. What a beautiful decoration! I love it! Best wishes, Geli

  2. Omg. Seriously dying over that green chair. So. AWESOME!!!


  3. Hi Maria~~ Everything looks so perfect!! Love your home:))

    ~ Cheryl

  4. Your home and fall decor is absolutely delightful! Your posts are always a treat to view, Maria, with so much wonderful inspiration.
    Mary Alice

  5. Love that pop of color on that chair! Oh I am very busy too! Lots of painting to do.Trying to keep up with my space.And I have projects I need to finish up in my home.I need to clean our garage,basement,closets.And oh I need to work in my garden.Now the only thing I have managed to do is paint and work on projects in my home.UGH there is never enough time in the day!

  6. Love those bright colors on the chair and the pumpkins-not usually my taste but you make it look fantastic!

    I am loving that chalkboard too! One of the prettiest ones I've seen :)

    I get tired thinking of all the projects I need to finish before Christmas. It is a crazy busy time of year!

  7. De très belles photos pour honorer Dame Automne... Une bien jolie publication...
    Ici aussi l'automne s'est installé définitivement... Le vent souffle fort dehors...
    Gros bisous

  8. We had a glorious day here, too, Maria! I had plans to get a lot of the same things accomplished....but ended up blowing leaves allll day long. Ugh! :) But at least I was outside every minute I could - soaking up the warm sunshine. :) Sunday I'll be out there again putting my flowers to bed and putting heaters in my birdbaths.

    xoxo laurie

  9. Beautiful Fall pictures darling.......love from me...xxx..

  10. Such beautiful pictures! Love the colors!! Happy Fall! xo Holly

  11. These are fantastic pictures so inviting and all about Fall. It is in the air over here too. By the way,I seriously love that green chair.


  12. all sooo cute.
    hey, I have one of those old shabby peely benches like that. a new idea for it. =)


  13. Maria,
    Fall is the best! Everything you've done looks lovely, love the turquoise chair and pumpkins! Your home is gorgeous!

  14. Dear Maria
    What a beautiful fall post. I could just day dream at your blog for hours. Such beauty and inspiration to share with us. Have a beautiful week!


  15. Maria, I came over from visiting your home on the OLD Painted Cottage. Your home is gorgeous! I love the use of red and white. The dark cherry bed in all that white was such a surprise! You have a great eye and have decorated your home so very lovely.

  16. Maria - Love your bright aqua chair. Those trugs are fantastic. Don't think I've ever heard of them before. They are so adaptable to everywhere you put them.


  17. Love those vintage trugs. You have some great vintage finds.

  18. Maria, your images are so beautiful! It is actually Spring time in my part of the world, but I love looking at all the gorgeous autumn images - lovely inspiration, thank you.

    Angela x

  19. What great fall touches! Love the aqua chair vignette!

  20. Love your fall touches. It is fall break from school and glorious day. Despite the long list of things I want to complete this week, we are going to put the top down on the car and drive along the ocean. The one planned stop is the closest store that carries Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I want a green, but your beautiful chair color is tempting me.

  21. Why am I just finding your blog!! It is wonderful!!!! :) Yiou have such great style! I'm going to follow you so I can read more. :) Love the rustic wooden box basket with the pumpkins in it! Oh, you asked about my lens - it's a 50mm 1.4. Thanks for the nice comment you left me.

  22. Maria, I'm always so excited to see your link to Vintage Inspiration. Your photography is perfection, and you have such a great eye for composition. I'll be sharing this post on Vintage Inspiration tomorrow, thanks so much for coming by to the party!

  23. Just discovered your blog today and have to say I love your style. I can't wait to look around some more. Great photo skills.
    If you have a moment stop by my place.
    Have a wonderful day, and I'm off to explore your blog!!

  24. So pleased to have found your blog! Beautiful photos, I love that vintage trug, enamel canisters and that turquoise chair!
    Well for us here in Australia we're coming into summertime, so it's more about spring gardening and clearing away cobwebs..
    And I have a new online shop selling French vintage, so now we have daylight savings, I'll be out delivering around 2,000 flyers!

  25. Love the bright contrast of the pumpkins with the aqua blue chair! Thanks for sharing your pretty fall arrangements.


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