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Early Autumn Outdoors

When I think of Autumn decorating

hydrangeas in olive bucket patio Autumn

I think of things like chunky pumpkins
mixed with gathered bits from nature.
Like freshly dried green and gold hydrangeas

and gathered acorns mixed with pale pink dried flowers

hydrangeas olive bucket patio Autumn

I tend to gravitate towards decorating with nature 
and truth be told,
 I am not really a huge fan of orange and rust reds for my Fall decorating.

hydrangeas olive bucket patio Autumn

So I look to the neutrals and softer colors for Autumn
along with a few touches of rustic
like an old well weathered lantern filled with candles for a little ambiance.

hydrangeas in olive bucket patio Autumn

or a rusty iron chandelier draped in crystals.

hydrangeas in olive bucket patio Autumn

Out on the patio 
I added just a few simple touches of Autumn for now
especially since there are few pumpkins to be found
and it hasn't really felt much like pumpkin pie and latte weather just yet.

That pretty fresh wreath from back in May 
 has dried perfectly and was a pretty change from the mirror that is usually here
I love the silvery green color against the rock

hydrangeas in olive bucket patio Autumn

An olive bucket filled with hydrangeas placed on the table

hydrangeas in olive bucket patio Autumn

and a pile of big pinecones in the fireplace until it's warming by the fire weather

hydrangeas in olive bucket patio Autumn

While I was busy photographing 
I had a little helper who decided to keep me company- 
our grand dog Sebastian

I hope you will stop by and visit each of the other blogs who are sharing a little bit of
their Autumn decor as part of our hop today as well
and link up your own outdoor Autumn posts if you would like.

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  1. Courtney, I wish we had a nice outdoor area like you have. It just beckons me to come sit down and have a glass of wine or a hot cider.

  2. As always the area in front of that gorgeous fireplace is impeccably decorated for any season or that you use those beautiful neutrals...and love your "helper"

  3. Courtney I love your soft fall touches and Sebastian is a cutie pie!

  4. You have a knack of making fall look like a scene out of a fairy story! Your take on fall is one-of-a-kind and so so beautiful! LOVE your patio, Courtney!!!

  5. Your subtle fall decorating is just so Lovely, Courtney!!! I love the faded neutrals you used to create such an elegant, yet warm and inviting ambiance.
    Mary Alice

  6. Oh that stone fireplace. It's in my dreams! =)


  7. Your Fall decorating and porch is so pretty! I love the romantic and soft touches you have chosen! Thanks for hosting a great link party; I look forward to seeing all the inspiring ideas!

  8. Hi Courtney. I love your Fall decoration on your porch so romantic by the fireplace and Sebastian so cute and lovely dog.

  9. I really love the way you approach your fall decor from your own unique perspective. I think anyone familiar with your blog would know this was your work. You have such a signature style and I just love your colorations. The fall bits are subtle, but still very much seasonal and just so lovely. I'm also always blown away by your photography. Would you mind sharing what kind of camera you're using in these? Thanks!

    Lory at

  10. Sebastian is so adorable! Looks like you have made him a special place to relax and observe the work. Too cute!

    Very elegant décor... but of course. I want to build an outdoor fireplace. You are inspirational! Thank You!

  11. What a gorgeous place to sit and relax - and that wreath is just perfection
    And I think I've fallen in love with Sebastian ..............