As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Friday, September 22, 2017

Pineapple House | Autumn Living Room


Now it's official. The first day of autumn is finally here! 

Be still my autumn-loving heart!

However, I did not wait for the official first day to begin fallifying my house. Nope. I started taking summery touches away little by little. And then I couldn't help but pull my new wool pumpkin out of the closet. "I'm not going to go all out yet," I told my family. "Just a few hints of autumn."

But after we went to the farm stand, I gave in to all the autumn goodness!

Fall is my favorite! 

Cozy. Warm. Colorful.

I know the trend is decorating with neutrals. I see creamy, dreamy fall homes all over the internet, and they are beautiful. But in my world, fall is COLOR!


The mantle is decorated with a mixture of faux and the real deal. Can you tell which is which?



Every year I say it: "I'm not going to buy any more fall decor. I have enough."

But then this wool pumpkin won my heart and found its way into my cart at Marshalls.

Pinky likes it too.

Autumn potpourri in an old dough bowl.

I am having fun with my new table. It's the perfect place for seasonal decor. (To be honest, I've already tweaked it. This is what it looked like on the day that I took pictures.)

Autumn makes my heart (and my home) sing!


Do you add a little fall to your home? (Or a lot of fall?) Neutral or colorful? 

37 comments:

  1. I use TONS of what my husband lovingly calls 'debris!'
    My favorite saying? MORE is always BETTER!!!
    Your room looks absolutely perfect!!

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    1. Hahaha! Debris! (It's a good thing he says it lovingly.) :)

      I know you're a fall girl at heart, Linda. Happy fall to you!

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  2. Your autumn "clutter" is charming. It's comfortably welcoming. I like your dried bits of nature in the wooden bowl and your mantel arrangement. I can see why you like that cute felt pumpkin. Time for me to take out the corn husk dolls.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Sometimes I think I go a bit overboard for autumn, but I can't seem to help myself!

      I am not surprised that your eye was drawn to the natural elements. :)

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  3. you do color very well! eye pleasing .. :)
    and i love Pinky ♥
    and the felted pumpkins. and everything on
    your mantle. and your furniture and setting..
    and well, just everything. :)

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    1. Thank you, Sherry!

      I'm glad you love Pinky too! She was posing just so for the camera. :)

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  4. Fall means "color" for me, too. I sometimes really like the look of neutral on neutral, but I could never pull it off. That wool pumpkin is adorable. (Say, has Pinky been losing weight?) No, I can not tell what is faux on your mantel. It looks great!
    🍁Happy Autumn🍁

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    1. Color kindreds is what we are! Thanks for your kind words!

      Pinky is a skinny cat, isn't she? Or maybe "petite" sounds better. She's just a little over six pounds. She varies a half pound up or down, but she has never been a big girl. What she lacks in size, she makes up in attitude!

      Happy Autumn to you too!! (My computer doesn't do such adorable emojis. Maybe I should write comments on my phone . . . )

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    2. Cheryl, your beautiful décor makes me wish I wasn't too lazy to do seasonal decorating! But I am, and that's all there is to it! (In case Vee comes back here, I wanted to say how much I miss her in the blogosphere.)

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    3. Jean, you are not lazy! One look at your beautiful blog tells me that. Simply, we all have different things that float our boat. :)

      I miss Vee too!! Her absence leaves a hole. I hope that she is able to return to posting some day!

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  5. It looks delightful. Sadly we English don't decorate here so much except at Christmas. Maybe we should!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabethd! I love decorating for holidays and seasons, but I definitely do the most for Christmas and autumn.

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  6. Your mantel (and table top) are lovely, Cheryl. And yes, I've added some fall touches to our interior and use BOTH color and neutral. I'll add additional items in about a month or so to round out for Thanksgiving.

    Last year I did some major purging and was happy with what I saved for this year. It also made the decision-making/placement easier!

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I, too, have items that I bring out closer to Thanksgiving.

      I really like your idea of purging at the end of the season. I can imagine that it did simplify things for this year. I need to take a lesson from this . . .

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  7. Your decorations are warm, cozy, and so lovely!! I LoVe the wool pumpkin!!!!!!!!!! It was a good good thing to add to your collection!! <3 I love Autumn, although for 2 weeks earlier in Sept. it felt life fall in GA.. That was so very wonderful!! The colors, the smells(that sweet spiciness tho!!!), the blankets comin out, and lovley walks!! Praise God for the seasons!!~tammy

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! I'm glad you like the wool pumpkin as much as I do. What's a girl to do when she sees such a thing? ;)

      I hear your enthusiasm and I join you in your praise to God for the seasons!

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  8. Love your gentle fall touches. I love fall too, although it sure isn't here in s.e. FL yet. :-)

    FlowerLady

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine! Actually, it is not feeling very autumnal here these past couple of weeks, but I decided to make it fall on the inside!

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  9. Your fallifying (great word!) is very pretty. I don't do a lot, but I'm thinking it's time to get started. I do love the change of seasons.

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    1. Thanks so much! I know you're a summer girl at heart, Lorrie. But regardless of our favorites, I agree that the change of seasons is a wonderful thing!

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  10. Your family room is beautiful. Love the mantel! Enjoy your autumn!

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    1. Thank you, Beth! Happy autumn to you too!

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  11. Color here too! I think the neutral looks nice but its not me! Your home looks great, I love the mantel and cannot tell real vs faux!

    Your autumn touches make your home that much more welcoming!

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    1. Thank you, Deanna! I knew that you'd say "color," and you do color so well!

      Someday, I will welcome you to Pineapple House in person!

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  12. Beautiful decorations! Can you tell us where you purchased the autumn potpourri? I'd love something like that for our kitchen table. Our four little kids love unusual shapes and textures, so I think they would really enjoy that. :)

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    1. Thank you, Abigail! Unfortunately, the potpourri answer is complicated. (How can potpourri be complicated?!)

      I kind of bought the potpourri at Macy's several years ago (10-ish maybe?). BUT I do weird things with my potpourri. I have a bunch of different kinds (usually bought on clearance) and I tend to pull my favorite elements out to add to another. Or I rob all of the pine cones to make a winter potpourri. And then I forget which things go in which bag, so I end up with who-knows-what!

      Sorry I wan't more help. My grandchildren often pick up pieces and smell them or "serve" them for "tea." Hope you find some fun potpourri for your littles! :)

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    2. That's very helpful; thank you! The kids and I will be on the hunt for some. :)

      By the way, the composition of your potpourri photo is beautiful!

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  13. I love the neutral look but I've gotta have some color! Your mantel looks great, I love your home. Happy Fall to you!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! A happy fall to you too!

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  14. When and if fall appears it is always of the colorful kind! Love your mantle. Happy you are in your favorite season!

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    1. There are lots of us fall color people apparently! Thanks for your always-sweet comments!

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  15. oh yes, fall is all about color! And what a gift fall leaf color is for our eyes tired from the relentless summer sun! Your fallified house looks lovely--of course-- I even like your wool pumpkin though that new look is an adjustment for me. At least it's not blue (tho they are pretty!)

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    1. Yes, I like how you express that: "And what a gift fall leaf color is for our eyes tired from the relentless summer sun!" I think you're on to something there!

      That pumpkin had two things going for it:
      1) It's a pumpkin. :D
      2) The natural fibers and feel drew me in.

      I did see a blue one! (But that one did not demand to jump into my cart.) ;)

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  16. Haven't blogged all week-end and I can see I am so far behind. I LOVE your Fall decor. It all has a very natural look so to speak and looks soo warm and nice. I am always going to stop buying as well, but somehow never do. I am a little worse with Christmas decor though. Which when I think about it doesn't make much sense. I keep Fall decor up from Sept 1 until Thanksgiving, and Christmas only up a month. Fall decor to put up takes maybe an hour and Christmas decor takes days...lol. I should re think this, lol. Have a good week Cheryl!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! You know, I have had those same thoughts about decorating! I think maybe that's why I enjoy fall decorations so much . . . not only is fall my favorite, but I can also enjoy the fall decor so much longer. No rush to change it out. I do love decorating for Christmas, but after all that work, I'd like for it to hang around a little longer. :)

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  17. Lovely house! Even your Noah's Ark print brings out the Fall colors!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! I, too, have noticed the autumn colors in Noah's Ark! :)

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