Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall Fluffing, Treasure Hunting and a Cloche Party

Hi everybody! Marty's having another cloche party and I sure wanted to join the fun. I hope that nobody minds if I show a little "Fall Fluffing" as well. The winds of fall have blown through my house and brought a few changes.....

...My summer swan lake turned into.....

... a fall pumpkin patch! A couple of you asked me to show my sideboard that was peeking out behind one of my last tablescapes -- so here's a full picture. I found this several years ago at an antique store.

A couple of closer shots. Pumpkins, indian corn, fall leaves, dried hydrangeas, a few peacock feathers and some acorns make up my fall arrangement.

I found this monogrammed silver plated coffee pot when I was "treasure hunting" a couple of weeks ago. Not my initials....but I don't care about that -- I loved it anyway.

Here she is all shined up and in her glory.

.....moving to the other side of the pumpkin patch.....'s not a cloche, but my sugar scuttle that was holding summer shells, now contains autumn acorns.

The white damask table runner has been changed to a fall colored tapestry and my coffee server stands ready to keep some refreshments warmed on a crisp fall evening. Maybe some hot cider?

My half round table filled with summer shells and a tureen ready to serve some summer chowder.....

....has moved it's location and also contains pumpkins and a leaf embossed candle in a hurricane globe. (Marty says they count even if it's not a cloche!)

I forgot to show my summer washstand -- think shells -- but it's now dressed for fall.

Yes, we're "back to school" now and writing on my "black board".

Ok - finally! honest to goodness cloche! I've caught a little squirrel.

My apothecary jar contains some fall sunflowers and acorns ....all tied up with a fall bow on top.

A tiny plate of acorns.

I was looking on eBay for an antique postcard of a school and found a very special one!

This school was C.H.Friend in South Boston, VA. When it was a high school -- my mother graduated there --- my father taught there --- and later on when it became an elementary school --- my grandmother was the cafeteria manager. What a fun treasure to find!

Not a cloche, but a tiny glass basket of fallness.

Even the powder room has changed from sandcastles and shells..... scarecrows and acorns!

Found these cute towels at Kohls.

Mr. Scarecrow in the pumpkin patch.

Who doesn't love a friendly little scarecrow man (especially one that obviously can't scare the crows away!)

My front door has changed from a bucket of white flowers to....

An autumn greeting to warmly welcome you.

Wishing everyone a happy, fun-filled Fall and many blessings upon your home and all who enter there.

Be sure to visit Marty at "A Stroll Thru Life" to see what everyone has captured under glass.
See ya!


  1. Well good evening! What a beautiful home...and it is decorated so lovely for fall. You really know how to decorate...every room. I love it. Love your colors and the wreath on the door is wonderful!

  2. Beautiful fall transformation! Fall has always been my favorite time of the year for bringing the outside in!

  3. I love soo many things. You've given me a lot of ideas and I've added them to my decorating ideas file.

  4. Martha, I just adore all your autumn decorations! What a beautiful home you have and what a talent you have for making it cosy and welcoming, no matter the season! xxoo

  5. All of your changes look great, I love all of the warm colors of fall! Your squirrel cloche is really cute!

  6. You and I must shop the same places - Martin's/Ukrops for flowers, Mechanicsville Goodwill, for great buys on cloches, and Grandmother's closet for baskets and notions. I have 3 similar baskets from my grandmother pre-dating the 1960s. I enjoyed seeing the before and after photos, the bones of the room stay the same only the accessories change, and what a change they make in the look of the room. Thanks for sharing. Carolleegail

  7. Oh my goodness. All of your fall decorations are stunning. I love them all. Your "cloches" are all just fabulous. I am so thrilled you joined the party, you have shown such fabulous decorations and inspiration. Hugs, Marty

  8. Your fall cloches are decorated so nicely, Martha. They are so cute and I love how you decorated the pretty sideboard...Christine

  9. Morning, Martha! Oh, my goodness! What a lovely home you have! I love your buffet with the pumpkin patch upon it. I have a very similar one. I love how you've put your silver with your fallness - I did that too - like minds, ya know! ;)
    All of your fall decorating looks so wonderful and I think you've been a busy gal!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  10. Martha, your Fallness looks beautiful! I love that buffet and all of the Fall colors look so pretty on it. The monogramed coffee server is absolutely stunning. That little squirrel in the cloche is so cute. Wow! You even have pretty Fall decor in the bathroom! All of your vignettes are wonderful. I'm inspired. laurie

  11. Wow! I love what you've done with your sideboard! Stunning! Everything is so beautiful. I've got to get busy;0) Thanks for sharing.

  12. Oh, you really did the entire house for fall and it looks amazing. I love the buffet and the vignette on it. Elegant and interesting and just plain pretty!

    So pretty. Luv the sideboard/buffet. Decorating this piece of furniture is one great way to create an atmosphere to cheer people up.

  14. What a beautiful fall party your havin'. Sorry, I just a little more than fashionably late. Everything is so charming and inviting. I just love the Indian corn.

    God bless ya and have an incredible weekend sweetie!!!

  15. This is a really nice sideboard that you have. My mom gave me hers a few years ago and I wouldn't take a million dollars for it. You got blessed when you found yours. They are so beautiful to decorate through out the holidays and any other time....and great for storage. I'm enjoying your blog and decorating. Thank you.

  16. Hi, Martha! Thank you for your comment on my blog and for visiting. You know, I finally became a Follower of yours. I thought I WAS, and then I checked and saw I wasn't - I hope you will forgive me! Now on to you post... I love all of your little vignettes. I especially love your displays of your silver. You have some beautiful pieces! Now I am off to see your tablescape below in your previous post! Take care!
    Best regards,

  17. P.S. Oh, and I forgot to say that LOVE your white basket for the Summer on your front door. So pretty!

  18. Oh so many pretty cloches and vignettes to look at. I love the pumpkin patch with the indian corn.....magical, Char

  19. everything is so pretty. and oh oh oh I gotta make a chalkboard tea tray! wooooo hooooo love that

  20. Sooooo beautiful! Everything you have done is so pretty. I love that you have decorated your entire home in Fall! Hugs, Patti

  21. What fun Martha! Everything looks so Autumn-ish! I just love to see the Autumn colors coming into everyone's homes. It is just so warm and inviting!

  22. Beautiful fall colors and photos.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

  23. Hi Martha, I love that silver tray gone chalkboard. Everything looks so cute and festive.

  24. Loved seeing all your Fall vignettes - everything is so pretty. I finally got some things out yesterday, but have not taken pics. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
    This may be a duplicate comment - I have been having problems commenting lately. Getting "service not available" messages, etc.

  25. Nice fall cloche I love the color changes.

  26. What a Fall bounty on your buffet! I love seeing how other people decorate for Fall, too, and while I love your cloche, I also loved seeing your front door and the change out of Summer stuff to Fall.

  27. What a wonderful collections of beautiful things. I love the sideboard.

  28. Your sideboard is definitely the star of the fall show in your house, Martha! I love all your florals, pumpkins, leaves, and silver that you have used for your arrangements. I have a thing for silver and try to use it in many of my own vignettes. The little squirrel in your "official" cloche is a cutie. Thanks for coming by for a visit!
    :-) Sue

  29. I missed this post, glad I found it now! I had a terrible week last week and only had time to do replies, never did get to all the cloche designs :-(

    I like all your fall decor! Enjoyed seeing the before and afters! Love the little glass basket, and the silver monogrammed coffee pot!

    Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my Tabletop Tuesday post!


  30. A beautiful fall transformation! So many wonderful details! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment!