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

  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

  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!
    Edith & Evelyn Vintage

  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.

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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~

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

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


  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.


  13. So beautiful Courtney! I love the simplicity.

  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

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

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

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

  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