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Simple Autumn Decorating

When it comes to autumn decorating,


I am all about simple.


Fresh clippings and soft colored pumpkins rule the house for fall
I thought I would share a few of the quiet simple vignettes appearing this year
around French Country Cottage- and the best part?
They are vignettes you can create in just a few minutes.



I think natural. Subtle. Fresh.
Things like fresh picked apples and soft hued pears in a vintage bowl


Dried flowers mixed with old books 


and of course those perfectly soft and shabby faded green hydrangeas.



Simple autumn decor makes my knees weak.

Outdoors, you will find a bit more traditional autumn with bold oranges and reds
but I tend to bring the softer side into my home for the season
Yummy fairytale pumpkins.
in shades of muted orange, white and even soft gray greens are my favorites.


And I love autumn to mix right into the rest of the house 
and feel like a sprinkling of fall-
rather than stand out.
Like a  simple pumpkin on a stool
or a bucket of dried hydrangeas in front of a chippy door.


And one of my favorites for autumn entertaining?
 Just a few of those fairytale pumpkins marching down the center of a table
for a rustic autumn dinner party.
(more coming on this one soon.)

Of course, some areas I do like to play a bit more
like the mantel decor


 and maybe a couple
simple sweet vignettes like this one that I am just finishing the photos of.


I will share much more soon but for now, I am off to wrap that up
 and go play a bit and
today I am joining these blogs in celebrating all things fall with vignettes
room reveals, table settings and more.

 Click over to see their posts 

  Edith & Evelyn


 









 



And if you are looking for more non traditional autumn~ 
take a peek at my 



and how to create a simple but charming mantel 
with just a few things.



Stay tuned - lots more coming your way this month with bits of 
a little more autumn
vignettes, mantels and table settings
oh my!  ;)
and of course much more.


Happy Monday everyone



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19 comments

  1. Oh so pretty Courtney! I LOVE the pink throw:-)

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  2. I'm all about simplicity for fall as well! Of course, you do simple in such an elegant way throughout your gorgeous home, Courtney! Loving the soft colors for fall.
    Mary Alice

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  3. Courtney, your Fall vignettes are just gorgeous! I always look forward to seeing how you have turned simple pieces into stunning, drool worthy decor!
    Cindy
    Edith & Evelyn Vintage

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  4. I'm a sucker for those dusty Cinderalla pumpkins, too, and the dried hydrangeas make my heart swoon. Hope I'll see you in a few weeks here in High Point.

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  5. Simply stunning Courtney! You never cease to amaze me with your photography skills. Thank you for taking the time out of your bust schedule to be a part of the hop with us.

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  6. You always have the prettiest vignettes. I love decorating this time of year because there are so many natural things to work with!
    Shelley

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  7. I feel like I'm looking at the pages of a magazine every time you share your home! I love your simple Fall decor ... your scattered pumpkins are beautiful! Happy Fall.

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  8. Simple is my buzzword so such ideas always get my attention.

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  9. Your fall vignettes are just stunning ~ love all of the muted colours of the pumpkins. I love the softer side of fall. Just beautiful~

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  10. So much goodness...you KNOW I love your work ;-) PS...my link is not correct

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  11. Love your soft fall decor, simply beautiful like a breath of fresh air....

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  12. Your Fall tour is exactly how I imagine it to be :)
    Love your pale soft muted pumpkin colour and greys and whites in the mix with greenery, your vignettes are inviting the seasons to come.

    Xx
    Dore

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  13. So beautiful Courtney! I love the simplicity.

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  14. Amazing, as always. I love the softer side of Fall. I am very disappointed that more of these softer beauties were not available around here. Not sure what happened. Your mantel is simply stunning. <3 xxoo, Barb

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  15. Your vignettes define simplistically exquisite. The soft and subtle colors that you use are always refreshing and beautiful.

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  16. Courtney,
    I can not get enough of your pure. Loveliness! I can't!!!
    Beautiful inspiration! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  17. I do like the simplicity and serenity of your decor. Lovely.
    Amalia
    xo

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  18. Courtney! These are gorgeous! I love the muted tones. So subtle yet they still make a lovely impact! Always a treat to see what you've been up to! Hugs, Leena

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