Monday, September 13, 2010

The Goodness Of Fall

Hello Everyone!
Happy *almost* Fall!
I hope you are all enjoying the new season.
Join me to see a table of fall goodness.
I brought out my sage pumpkin and leaf plate with a bird.
I added plaid ribbon to the candles for a fall-ish look.
Isn't this a sweet leaf plate?
I found it at Ross and loved the fall colors.
I tied more ribbon on a green trinket box.
I think anything becomes festive with some wire ribbon.
Michaels has a wonderful selection.
Here is the glitter pumpkin I found last fall at Kirklands.
It has little acorns and leaves at the top.
The wicker tray and the pumpkin are filled with texture.
~*~
I wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you that
viewed and or commented on my previous post!
I meant to thank each one of you personally
and I did not get to everyone. Sorry about that.
You have all been very nice to me with my health scare
and struggle to change this past year. I can honestly say
it was a great help to me to have your encouragement.
You are the best blog friends. I appreciate you all.
I don't plan to post anymore weight loss posts but
please keep in mind I am here for you if need be.
Email me anytime with questions you may have.
Good luck to all of you on a weight loss journey!
Have a wonderful week!

68 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great vignette, Melissa. I love the open basket tray you have used. Very nice.

Vanessa said...

Hi Melissa! I love all of your fall decor! I especially love how these are in a softer pallette than most fall items. Warm, muted and perfect! I especially love that pumpkin and wish we had a Kirkland's around here. :-( You are always inspiring!
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm in love with the big pumpkin...it's different and so pretty. Your entire vignette is very nice!

Happy Monday, Melissa!

xoxo
Jane

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Beautiful fall welcoming.

Denise said...

I love these decorations Melissa, they have such a rustic cozy look to them. You always do an amazing job at decorating.
I don't have that much fall stuff and am tempted to go buy some 'nicer' stuff, but we aren't supposed to be spending much right now :(
It's still so hot here too, doesn't feel like Fall at all yet - soon I hope.

Julie Harward said...

I love your Fall look here..pretty leaf dish and I always love bows too! The weather man said last night that as soon as we turn our calenders over to September that it is Fall( at least it is here!) ;D

Connie said...

You're right about the ribbon adding so much to a decoration. I love Fall and your decor is gorgeous!

As for your previous post! You are awesome! I'm so proud of you! What an accomplishment! Stunning!

Debbie said...

What a joyful site to see, MORe FALL!~ I love love love it all. I have that very same pumpkin. Looks great Melissa, and thanks for your opinion, my friend is going to appreciate it so much.

Sailing Simply said...

Very pretty! I love that pumpkin, your lovely ribbons and that wonderful basket. This is such a lovely fall vignette!

Liz said...

Oh, Melissa...just beautiful! I love the softer more muted tones, very elegant. I want that pumpkin! lol! Your candles are so pretty. Thanks for sharing, I want to see more! *smile* ~Liz

Olive Cooper said...

I concur with all the above that the big pumpkin is about eight kinds of awesome. Well done. olive♥

Jemsmom said...

I can never get enough fall decor. Especially yours! Girl, you can post your weight loss stuff anytime. It is so motivational and inspiring!

Karen said...

I love your fall decor. I can't seem to get it together at my house. I keep saying this week.....
Karen

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Love your vignette...the colors on that ribbon are just gorgeous. I think you should post about your life change from time to time..you should be proud of what you have accomplished ad I know that it provides inspiration to others. Blogging is all about what makes us feel great and inspires and encourages...that's not always decor (although I do love, love, love it) but sometimes sharing some of yourself as well.

Melissa F said...

I really like the plaid ribbon around the candles. It's unique.

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Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh...this is surely the "goodness of fall"...your lovely vignette! Melissa, you always create the most beautiful vignettes! I'm tellin' ya...when I come to your fabulous home...it's just like looking inside a design publication!!! What a pretty tray...it's so perfect for the autumn season! Ohhh...and I love your big pumpkin! The texture of it is just yummy!!! Love, love, LOVE your leaf plate with the little bird as well! Such beautiful colors, my friend...right down to all that pretty ribbon!!! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us...I always walk away from your place...sooo inspired!!!

Love ya, sweet friend!
Chari

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

I love the leaf plate! Hope you had a great weekend!

Shelia said...

Hi Sweet Melissa! Oh, look at all of our Fallness! I love your wire basket and that pumpkin is gorgeous! You really do have a gift of setting up pretty vignettes!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Melissa, I could stare at your photo's forever. gorgeous... as always!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Very beautifully done!

Ashley said...

Girl you know we both have the same taste! I love it! I already have my Halloween/fall out! It feels so warm around the house! =)

Amy Kinser said...

How beautiful it looks! I love that pumpkin especially.

3LittleByrds said...

So pretty. You always make things look so put together. I love it and I love that pumpkin.

fiberdoodles said...

It's just beautiful Melissa and I so love those sweet tassels ;0)

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Beautiful Melissa. You always have such nice pieces...and those added extras that make it so much better.

Nancy from OHIO said...

Up here in the North... we hold unto whatever summer we still have... so I have to say... the fall stuff is not out yet. Luvs u... Nancy from OHIO

Hope Filled Living said...

Very pretty, Melissa. I wish I could gather up all my creative blogger friends and have them over to my house to do a decorating makeover!
Mary

KATHY said...

Hi Melissa, all you fall decor looks wonderful! I love this time of year....Kathy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is such a pretty vignette for the early days of Fall, Melissa! I love the colors! Those tassels are beautiful {I love tassels}.

Becca said...

Hey there! Thanks for coming on over and leaving me such a sweet note about my kitchen Fall decor! It's fun to be "back!" You know, I LOVE your Fall touches. The tray is perfect, and I'm a huge fan of wrapping candlesticks with tassels. Of course, I love the pumpkins you chose to display, as well !! You always put everything together beautifully! I can't wait to see more. Have a great day. Hugs, Becca

Kelly said...

Very pretty! I love your little biridie plate~ :D

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Your home just screams for fall with all its warm tones. Your fall decor looks beautiful! I think I'm going to spend today putting away shells and any remaining touches of summer.
I read through your last post and it's so inspiring! I think you look fantastic. And don't be embarrassed by the before pictures, you are beautiful inside and out, no matter your size. But now, you are so much healthier.
~Michelle

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Absolutely stunning ~!!! so creative and a joy to view.. Martha Stewart's got nothing on YOU~!!! in fact she could learn a thing or 3..:)

Sonny

Liz said...

Melissa, Your home is perfect for fall decor. It just looks wonderful.
I love that pretty plaid ribbon!

~Liz

Calming Scents said...

Well you, I went to Kirklands last night after work, something i never do because I refuse to go anywhere after work lol. I am redoing my living room and other things in my house to declutter and make it more homey, appealing and a general feeling of peace. I bought a very LARGE picture, so off comes the hundred and 1 trinkets on my wall...I will post a picture of the mess before, and the hopefully nicer after!

Teri said...

Beautiful, Melissa! I love it all!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I need to get some fall items out. Most of my home looks like fall already with the colors and decor but the front porch could use something!! Thanks for the inspiration!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Melissa, this is such a beautiful vignette. I love the candles, box a and the pretty little plate and your tray is gorgeous. So pretty they way you have created the vignette. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Melissa said...

Beautifully done Melissa!

Why didn't I think of tying seasonal ribbon around candles?! DUH! And I love, love love the leaf plate!

Many Blessings,
M.

Traci said...

I love the fall decor!! Especially the tray of things. I'm hoping to get in the mood to put my fall stuff out this weekend.

April said...

Melissa,
You sure know how to ring in the arrival of fall in STYLE! So BEAUTIFUL!

~Kristen~ said...

Hi Melissa!
As always your home looks so lovely! And as you know I am especially partial to anything autumn so I am really loving your vignette today!!!
I didn't get a chance to comment recently but I wanted to tell you how amazing you look!!! You truly are an inspiration to me!!!
Big hugs!!! xo

Bella Michelle said...

I just found your beautiful blog and love your Fall decor! I can't wait to read more and hope you will visit me at Southern Somedays!

Mississippi Girl said...

Everything looks so lovely. I put all of my autumn decor out last weekend...I just couldn't wait any longer!! Now, if we could have a nice crisp, cool day, I could really get into the mood!

Donna

Donna Lynn said...

Melissa, everything was just yummy and warm! Love looking at all the fall decor on the blogs right now, fall is just so cozy!

Your story inspires so many, me included, to stay on track, keep eating healthfully and exercise. I think about you and draw strength from what you did, thank you so much!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Melissa,

I love all your beautiful fall decorating around your home.
Thank you for showing us.

Hope that you are having a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for saying you'll come to my Heart of the Home Party! I can't wait to see your beautiful kitchen!
have a wonderful evening and you're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

You always have the best fall decor Melissa! You are inspiring me to get mine out!! I hope all is well with you!

Karen

Chic Creations said...

Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

Such autumn beauty! You always decorate for the seasons and holidays with a special touch.

It's really starting to feel like fall around here. The nights are cooler and days begin very crisp.

Jo

Susie Q said...

How pretty it all is Melissa! I am just now beginning to fuss and putter for Fall and oh how I love it! Thank you for inspiring me to get busy!
Love,
Sue

Rhonda said...

Hi Melissa,
I haven't done any fall decoration yet. Here in the deep South, it is still quite warm. Your pretty decor (lovin' that pumpkin)has inspired me to start clearing a path to the holiday boxes.

I am glad you came over!
Rhonda

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just beautiful, I love all of the colors and textures!

Charon Benton said...

I always love your tables and get so much inspiration, but never go home and actually change my table!

Karena said...

Melissa, how gorgeous!! I love the decor, and I have not even started!

I have a New Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

Karena
Art by Karena

Sharing with Sherri said...

Very pretty Fall pieces Melissa! I love the muted colors you've chosen and the rustic yet elegant look they have!

I hope you're enjoying some cooler weather where you live! It's been just wonderful here!

Take care,
Sherri:)

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Beautiful fall colors and accessories that you found.I love your plaid ribbon around the candles and the bird theme into the early fall. Trays are so pretty and useful.

Valerie said...

You've inspired me to go to Michael's and get some wire ribbon for my candles and maybe a few other things! Yes, that leaf plate is adorable!

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement! Yes, you and your husband are right about pushing farther when you think you are done. I am going to start doing this. You are such a sweet and wonderful bloggy friend!

Melanie said...

Melissa, your stuff is all beautifully put together. You truly make your house a home!

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful pumpkin...and I love the ribbon! I'm house/dog sitting this week so haven't been around much. Glad I was able to check in and hope you're having a wonderful week!

Pat

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Melissa, this is lovely. The soft colors and textures are beautiful.
Your fall vignette is very,very pretty.
Chestnut adds the touch of orange for the season so these lovely soft colors are perfect!

Tim said...

WOW very nice as always!

Congrats on your weight loss! That is such an awesome thing!

Im so sorry you havent heard from me in so long, but I badly needed a bloggy break. Noticed you dont follow anymore so I am really sorry.

Love what all you have done here, just sad that I have missed so much. I will do my best to catch up.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Delchick41 said...

Hi Melissa! First off let me say thank you for being such a wonderful friend to me. I will probably take you up on the offer you made to lean on you during my weight loss journey:) Next, I really like your pumpkin! Where did you find that? Did you make it? The sage green is a great change from orange. I can't wait,my DH is going to get my Fall bin out from our storage area later today. Yah me! I'm so excited to start decorating. :D Have a very blessed rest of the week.

Cheryl

Miss Janice said...

Melissa,
I always enjoy my visits to your blog. Your home is simply gorgeous! I know I've told you that so many times, but you should definitely be proud of how you have made it so beautiful. I love the living room, with the rich colors and the furniture and this vignette is simply beautiful. Love the color of the pumpkin! Also, congrats to you on your healthy weight loss!!! You look gorgeous Miss Melissa!

A Hint of Home said...

Your living room is everything you planned it to be,warm and inviting.
I love your tray ceiling and that chair is gorgeous!
Sorry I've missed some of your posts. You look wonderful!

Nancy said...

I could SO live in your home, Melissa :) Gave you shout out this morning on your fall decor!
http://johnhoodfamily.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-is-in-air_20.html

Lisa said...

Greatness! Melissa, first time visitor and am floored at your creative talent! This fall table "piece" is soooo elegant and classy! Wish I had your talent!