Monday, September 20, 2010

French Farmhouse Antiques~fall decorating



Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year...
Since I haven't found my favorite type of pumpkins yet,
I thought I would share a way of bringing the season into your home without using pumpkins.
I brought together my favorite french antiques.....


I displayed some pears in an antique compote.


I put a few apples in  my antique french metal basket....
I was using it to display rolls of linen.
I like how the bright red apples look against the dark metal.








I usually display bottles on my french drying rack, I took those off and added these little terra cotta pots from France.   I am a sucker for these little terra cotta pots.
If you are trying to add some fall colors to your home, but don't want to use pumpkins, these pots are an inexpensive way to bring in some fall colors to your home.



This little french farmhouse table, has an old french newspaper stuck to the top of it.
I was so excited when I found this table.



I wish I knew how to can....Then my canning jars wouldn't always be empty....





I am obsessed with lavender.


Do you have a favorite way to decorate for fall?
Do you like to use pumpkins in your fall decorating?


I hope you all have a great week.

Take Care,
Maria

75 comments:

Sofies Haus said...

Hi Maria, you arranged everything so beautiful again! I especially love this pot rack on the table!!!
Hughs Anja

amtolula said...

Hello Maria, fall is my absolutly favorite season. I love the colours. Your idea to decorate apples and pears is great. The metal basket is my favourite. Your home...it´s like a dream!!!!
Hugs Tanja from germany

FEDERICA said...

Love, love, love everything Maria!
Fall is one of my fave season ever! I love the colours and the atmosphere!
Federica
xoxo

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Dear Maria,
what a good disposition of things I see here!
I love the red apples in that metal basket.
Funny I posted about apples last friday and now I find them here!
Have a good week,
Fra

Sarah said...

Hey Maria,
I love your Autumn decorating!
Your lavender sprigs look pretty too, I have a bunch of lavender that my mum grew in her garden. It always gives me a smile just to see it laying there.
Over here in Australia, we are entering Spring, my favourite season. I am loving the new found blossoms & smells in the air & of course the sunny warm days.
S. x

Etta said...

Hi Maria :-)
the canning jars and the table are adorable!! I love Autumn too... the colours... the parfum of the air... are so relaxing..
Kisses
Etta

C.J. said...

It seems as though we all love the Fall season. Hope everyone has a great one!

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

everything is just lovely, i really loved your mug hanger, its so rustic but so modern at the same time and the way its standing on a dresser, its too cool, i love your kitchen designs

Annie's Online Store said...

beautiful kitchen and accessories, the apple basket is just too cute and the tray for pears looking unreal, too good ideas and concepts for kitchen decor, the white color makes it all look divine

Lien said...

Just LOVE it. Love your house and your style, well done! :)

"Een sneller kloppend hart ♥" said...

Yeah, I like your pictures so much! The mug-hanger is wonderful...last week I saw someone who decorated it with chrismas-balls...(old ones) it looked great! You can do lots of nice things with it...
The pears are gorgeously photographed < ---- hope this sentence is good ;)
Great post, you must be enjoying yourself so much with your husband kids and this lovely home!

Huggs, Veronique (Holland)

Andi, On Call RN said...

I just love your photos and decorating style. It's been such an inspiration for my own decorating and photography! Just lovely

Miranda said...

Perfection! I love it all. I think the apples in the wire basket is my favorite though. Gorgeous fall display!!

Jacqui said...

I love the way everyone on that side of the pond celebrates the seasons. Here, a lot of people moan that it is too windy, too cold, too hot. We could learn a lot from you!! I love your displays, I am going to celebrate along with you!!

Anne Marie said...

Hi Maria...no pumpkins...yet...but I like the white 'cinderella' - pears are in the kitchen, and squash from the garden is on my dining room table -

you could so teach yourself how to can - but I wouldn't use those old jars :) they look to pretty sitting out like that...

lovely pictures!!!
have a great week
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Laura said...

Understated and beautiful... another win. Lx

Finally White said...

Hi Maria,

i've been following your lovely blog for a couple of weeks, but have never left a comment, but now!
I love your home so much, it inspires me in many ways.... wanted to finally say thank you for sharing it with us!

Have a beautiful day!
Birgit

Firefly Hill said...

Beautiful as always Maria! I use white pumpkins inside the house...and orange, white and gourds outside.

annie

Between You and Me said...

I love to decorate with pumpkins!

Mostly white ones in my huge dough bowl...and then all sizes of pumpkins and colorful gourds in other places....

Have a great week, Maria!

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Fall is my favorite too! Your photos are beautiful as always.

sissie said...

Hi Maria,
What beautiful sights to wake up to. I am having my coffee and sitting here drooling over your photos of such wonderful vingettes.

I'm not crazy about fall colors or pumpkins so I really like how you used vintage pieces with the apples and clay pots.

hugs
Sissie

Jacqueline said...

Dear Maria,
Such beautiful ways of bringing Autumn into your home. I love your little terracotta pots. I have quite a lot of little Victorian ones in the greenhouse and think that I shall bring them in to give a feel of this lovely season.
I love the Autumn too....actually, I love all of the seasons. They all have their merits, don't they ?
Fabulous inspiration and such easy ways to decorate, but done with your wonderful style amidst your beautiful possessions. XXXX

manon 21 said...

Tout à fait parfait!

Amicalement,

Manon

Ness Lockyer said...

You are amazing Miss Maria! Love your Autumn decorating.
Ness xx

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Absolutely beautiful as always!! xoxo Beth

Curtains In My Tree said...

Oh I like the rack also is it a cup rack or pot rack I guess it's what you want it to be. I have seen those on different shoping blogs wonderful where ever it is.

I like your blog so clean and pretty.

Janice

A Cottage Muse said...

Hello Maria ~ love how you think outside the box! Beautiful photos as always!! Have a fun week!!

It's me said...

O Maria...this is all so beautiful decorated !! and autummm...i love that Rack with cups on it !!! so nice.......i wish you a happy week.....love Ria......

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Helloooooo Maria! Just LoVe the simplicity of the apple-green pears in the compote & the "PoP-Of-The-Red" in your 2-die-4 french metal basket... AwEsoMe Touch for seasonal transition in "Your White Out"!*!*!
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy

Debbie said...

Hello Maria....your images are simply beautiful.
Have a great week.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Mara said...

Hi Maria!!! I love your simply and chic way to decorate for autumn!
Hugs!
Mara

Tracey said...

You are amazing my friend!!! Of course I love every little bit of what you've done!!! BEAUTIFUL! Looking forward to catching up...call me when you're done with school stuff this morning :)))

Hugs ~

:) T

heirloomfarmhouse said...

I love the placement of the door behind the library table! I'm totally going to do that in the hallway of my house! Thanks for the lovely inspiration, as usual! Happy Monday!

robyn said...

GREAT post! I'm in love with that table! Fabulous idea for the pots...they look so pretty on that incredible glass rack!

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear Maria, what a beautiful decoration! Especially the pears are my favorites! They look so fresh! Just right for the autumn season ( my favorite season)!
Have a wonderful new week,
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

Air Kiss said...

Good Morning, Maria! Everything about this is just fabulous & says French Farmhouse~ sigh! :) I love your beautiful farmhouse table & the little terracotta pots are cute on the bottle drying rack. Your photography is SOO good~ I love all the bright light feel in your photos. So nice & fresh for early Autumn! Have a great Monday!
Hugs,
Lara

natalia said...

I would LOVE to start decorating for fall. But it's a little hard to do so here in the caribbean. It's still so very hot, and even though my heart yearns for the slightest change in the weather, my home will remain a little on the summery side for another couple of weeks. Something about the warm humid days holds me back from craving apples, pears and warm cozy interiors. it still says, sorbet and lemonade please!!!! I guess I'll just have to wait!!
natalia

Elisabeth said...

Where do you find all of your French antiques? Is it mostly online or do you have favorite shops near you? Just curious!

Elisabeth

Little Leslie said...

Maria, I just love your sparse decor! the look is modern and at the same time country. It gives such an airy feeling. The color palette makes me feel peaceful. Regarding fall without pumpkins, I love pomegranates. Our friends have a tree, and I get them, let them dry, and put them in bowls. Check out my blog, and see. I'd like to meet you. I'm a dealer at Agoura Antique mart, and I'm always there on Tuesdays. Maria, Dustylu, and I merchandise the store on Tuesday nights, after closing, but I'm in my booth during the day. Hope to see you there.
Leslie

Anonymous said...

Maria,
My favorite season is Fall also. I love the crisp air and the opportunity to get my boots and sweaters back out. I often will decorate with gourdes and small pumpkins. However, I'm on a tight budget. If I splurge for a basket full of fresh gourdes, squash and pumpkins then I always recycle them for Christmas decorations. I use spray paint to color them. I've used metallic gold, silver and even white topped with iridescent colored glitters. The painted gourds along with some pine boughs and berries look beautiful. Depending on how you arrange your items, they can span styles from country all the way to modern design. Have fun in the fall! Susan

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous Maria! I am enjoying the lavender you sent me :) It smells amazing and is so soothing! :) THANK YOU AGAIN!

A House and Home said...

Mmmmm....makes me want apple pie!

Vintage Home said...

...Crisp like fall leaves and warm like their glowing colours...great table too! The jar is amazing.

Low Tide High Style said...

Beautiful Maria, and what a wonderful way to welcome fall into your lovely home! I'm still on the hunt for pumpkins too, but I have put a few things out already!

Kat :)

Gaia said...

Hi darling!
How long... your innate taste and style is amazing! you are a very inspiration for all of us!
Thanks a lot and keep on doing what you are doing!

LOL
gaia

Farmgirl Paints said...

I was actually keeping my eye out for one of those drying rack things, but smaller. I think they are just perfect to display all your pretty cups on. Very nice!

Huis, Tuin en Quilt said...

Hello,

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photo's, and nice ideas!!!
I love the fall, we always go to the forest to search for pine cones, of which i paste a beautiful wreath.

Have a nice evening, from Holland,
Susan.

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~So beautiful Maria! I love using lots of pinecones in my Fall decor too~*Twigs and branches..birds nests and I love orange roses~*~* ;)Rachel~*

Small Holdings Farm said...

A lovely site...common objects in great colors arranged in a very livable fashion. Looks fresh

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a beautiful vignette, Maria! I love the ways you added fall color to your home. The French drying rack looks beautiful with the vintage terra cotta pots on it... great idea! GORGEOUS!!
Hope you have a great week, too!
Hugs ~ Jo

Ashley said...

Lovely pictures! I usually host an Autumn inspired family dinner (feast)and using my China passed down, I love to display mini white pumpkins on each plate! Have a fabulous week, xoxoxoxo ~Ashley

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Maria,
I always love, love, love your photos. I have one of my bottle racks outside with French pots hanging on them too (right outside our back door ;) I like the look of the canning jars filled with bits of gravel then a single flower floating on top.

Have a great week!
xoxo~Tracie

Laura said...

Hi Maria, everyday I have a look to your blog...and every time I ask myself how you can be so charming!!!!
Lovely, so lovely!
Thanks for sharing!
Laura@RicevereconStile

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi sweet Maria! You have a certain special way of putting soft colors together that just calm my soul, girl. The pale green chair, soft earthiness of the pots, red apples, dark metal, white table.....(sigh!). Just love it all. You prove that you can decorate without all the pumpkins and corn husks that are normally used. Love your way so much better! :) Hugs to you ~

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Elyse said...

happy fall-eve, maria!

your photos are as lush and lovely as always. love the green chair beside anything and your autumn displays are as pretty as they are simple. thanks as always for sharing.

xo
elyse

Lori said...

Thanks Maria GREAT ideas! I love the pear idea AND the terra cotta pots are so pretty and much paler than the bright orange pumpkins. Can't wait until the grey/green and white pumpkins are in season!

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

I always feel so calm visiting your fresh, clean world...it is so lovely. I love decorating with apples, too, btw. Makes my kids laugh when I tell them, "No! Don't eat those! We have company coming!"
ox
Lara

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

I usually like to add bittersweet around the house - it's kinda naturally abundant around here in Connecticut. Love what you did without using pumpkins! If I do use pumpkins I put them on our front step and usually they are spray painted with chalk board paint with a message written on them or are the white pumpkins with bittersweet wrapped around their stems.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

So pretty, love the little pots for a hint of fall color!
Good luck finding your pumkins.
Londen

traci said...

the photos of your home always make me feel peaceful. so beautiful. pears and apples, such a simple concept but it looks beyond amazing.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I adore all your Fall touches, but those terra cotta pots are just fabulous!

Oh, and the sneak peek you gave me of the shop site? LOVE IT!

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Anne

tales from an oc cottage said...

That green chair gets me every time!


m ^..^

Allison said...

I love the simplicity of your Fall decor. The apples in the dark metal French basket is lovely. You have a wonderful sense of design and taste, Maria. I've decided that this Fall I am going to learn how to can fruits and jams. Growing up my this is something my Mother always did and I would love to carry on the tradition. Happy Fall, Maria!

Carole said...

I have apples and pears in a big wooden bowl; it's my only concession that it will soon be autumn. Love the simple splendor of your designs.

Mrs. Sutton said...

Beautiful - those apples look amazing - what an inspired idea! I hadn't thought of particularly decorating for Autumn (or 'Fall' sorry - I'm from England!)however, you've inspired me to try a little Autumnal something! xx

The Stylish House said...

Maria,
Beautiful family, beautiful blog and beautiful photos! Thank you for your kind words you left for my daughter Heather.
Hugs, Cathy

Apple said...

You know the Police' song that sing " every little thing she does is magic"... they sing about you!!! ^_^

Apple
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La Belle Vie said...

You are always so inspiring!

{ the vintage wren } said...

Okay, I'm officially jealous. I am dying for an antique french bottle dryer. I found one the other day at my local antique store, but the price was kinda steep. I may just have to put it on layaway. Was yours reasonable, or a splurge? Everything looks lovely as usual. I'm slowly collecting some of my favorite pumpkins and pulling out my fall goodies. Take Care, Carrie

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

love: your French EVERYTHING, your interpretation of Fall and your eye for putting it all together!

I'm so craving the pumpkins right now - especially the french peachy-orange ones, the white squashy ones and then those gray ones.....OK, fine - the orange ones will do, too ;)

Hope it is cool and fall-like up there like it is down here!

xoxo

giveto said...

beautifull!! i love this decor, your blog like me!!
bonne journée
véro

Priscila Peters said...

Adorable photos!! I always love your images.

Everlasting Blooms said...

I guess I'll add to all the comments :) SO cute and simple! I love it! The color of those green pears is my favorite! I could make everything green I think! ;) Over here we love to decorate with white pumpkins. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

The Summer Porch said...

Hello Maria ~
I love this fall picture it's so lively & colorful, but the clay pots caught my eye right away and it completed your look beautifully.

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