autumn decorating

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I’m feeling that feeling that comes over me every October. Time to feather the nest! I’ve packed summer away, rolled out the woven throw rugs and wool area rugs, and exchanged summer’s crisp blues and whites for autumn’s tawny earth tones. I sipped tea and hot apple cider while I decorated and took photographs to share with you! It was the perfect day for it.

So, now I’m setting up for a little tea party I’m hosting for a few friends tomorrow and making a massive pot of chili.

If you like this post and would like even more inspiration… CLICK HERE to view last year’s post titled “House Warming.”

And…here’s another little treat for you, straight from the pages of my book “Chin Deep in Bubbles.”



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  20 comments for “autumn decorating

  1. October 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    LOVE IT ALL! You house is so beautiful! I haven’t done my fall decorating yet, but now I am so inspired! It’s like your house is hugging me in a big warm quilt! Ok that was kind of cheesy, but I do love your style! 🙂
    Love ya!

    • Melissa
      October 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks so much for commenting and for your sweet compliments Kristina 🙂 It took me ALL day! I love that after the attic excavating, box lugging, dusting and arranging that someone appreciates the end result. Love you back.

  2. October 13, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    i see a cute kitty on a cute quilt! 🙂

    • Melissa
      October 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      a cute kitty on a cute quilt made by a cute girl 😉

  3. Sandy
    October 13, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I like how my chenille pumpkin adds a little touch to your linen cupboard. Next year I will have to give you a chenille carrot and if I ever get any red chenille I will do an apple for you. I working on chenille snowmen,now. <3

    • Melissa
      October 13, 2011 at 8:25 pm


  4. Julie
    October 18, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    When oh when are you doing another book? I am anxiously awaiting it.

    • Melissa
      October 18, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      Hi Julie 🙂
      Working on a new book now. With all of the illustrations, and photography…and recipe testing…it may be a little while yet. It’s people like you that inspire me to keep going. Thanks for the encouragement and the interest!

  5. Heidi
    October 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Oh my gosh, Melissa, you just keep doing it. Thank you so much for bringing me so much inspiration and warmth through the years- I love seeing the ‘real life’ pics of your home. What a happy kitty on the quilt! 🙂 heehee I am so inspired. I have a ‘bar’ that my grandfather had made while living in the Phillappines- it is carved all over and my favorite peice- I think THAT will be the perfect place to start with my own Fall scene decorating the top… 🙂

    • Melissa
      October 19, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      YAY! You inspire me too. Please send pics of the decorated bar. I’d love to see! 🙂

      • Heidi
        October 19, 2011 at 6:15 pm

        okay, will do!! I don’t have internet at home at the moment, so I may need to email the picture from my phone to your email 🙂

        • Melissa
          October 19, 2011 at 6:42 pm

          that would be great :)…ps…guess what I JUST posted? LINEN HUTCH! 🙂 xoxoxo

  6. Karen Toocheck
    September 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Love it. I do as well 🙂

    • Melissa
      September 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      so much fun! 🙂

  7. Sandy
    September 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Ok so now I see I told you that this year I would do a chenille apple, which I forgot that I said that but I am getting old as you know. I just got done doing chenille corn and chenille apples. See what I can round up because you do need to have an apple to set next to my chenille pumpkin…LOL. <3

    • Melissa
      September 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      YAY! can’t wait 😉 xoxo my GF

  8. Sandy
    September 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I knew you would <3 it!

    • Melissa
      September 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      XOXO 😉

  9. September 29, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I just love all your decorations Melissa! 🙂

    • Melissa
      September 29, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Thanks, Sandi! 🙂

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