My Alpine Home

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Plaid, Pumpkins, and Pickings. . .

When we start pulling out plaids, gathering pumpkins, and picking from the garden you know Fall is right around the corner.
 

I was so excited when I got a fall plaid throw at the Pendleton store that I couldn't wait to play with it!
 
Click here if you want to take a tour of the Pendleton Mill.
 
 
I grabbed a piece of rusty metal, my chippy yellow chair, and plopped that baby down.
 
I tell you, I am just mad about plaid!
 
We have had two of our grands staying with us this week and I run them to and from school each day.
 
The very day I planned to play with my Pendleton I drove by a house selling pumpkins on the way home.
 
One might say, it was destiny!  :)
(really, you never see roadside pumpkins this early)
 
 

Next came the boots.  A $2 score at a yard sale last Spring.  Sunflowers picked from the garden added the perfect touch.
 
It's coming together nicely, wouldn't you agree?

 
Let's see what else we can find in the garden.  Oh yes!  My sweet hanging bucket (it has a hook on the back), with the orange trim.
 
Add another pumpkin, one that has a bit of green, a red cabbage, and clippings from my Russian Sage bush.
 



 
I love a bit of Nature in my vignettes!
 
I found the two floral chalkware plaques at our thrift for $1 each.  They had a few worn places, but I came home and rubbed them with dark wax and they look wonderful!
 

Isn't it fun to see something come together?
 
 It's everything I'd hoped it would be!  ha, ha!
 
 
I've been holding on to summer, but now I'm Fall-ing for Fall!
hugs,

35 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love, love love it ! I have been trying to hold off until September to start decorating for fall but I am so ready !

Donna Wilkes said...

Leave to Jann to find the earliest pumpkin! I love plaid any time of year, but it seems perfect from fall to Christmas. Great styling.

Mary Ann Potterf said...

What fun! The blanket is beautiful. The vignette will be perfect!

Sarah said...

Does seem early for pumpkins, but I was at a county fair last weekend and there were several large pumpkins entered into the show.
Love the plaid throw! '-)

Salmagundi said...

Oh, that plaid throw is a beaut!!! Good choice. Sally

Debra Oliver said...

yay, someonel else with Fall Fever! love the blanket, Jann!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Looking lovely and inspiring me to finish up my Fall decorating. I hate Summer so Fall starts real early for me.

Katie Mansfield said...

I love your throw! I've pulled out a few warmer tones to get ready. I love fall decor.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Adorable vignette. That throw is great!!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your Pendleton plaid and the way your vignette turned out....you're making me want to dig out my pink plaid flannel blankets...lol!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your plaid throw is gorgeous and pairs nicely with your vintage pieces, Jann. I better start packing my summer stuff away!

Laura Lane said...

Another pretty from my stylin' friend!
Hi Jann!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your Fall vignette, it really looks so good.
I have been bringing in some of my Fall dishes to put in the hutch and I have everything ready to go. But, it's hard to get motivated when it's 100 degrees outside. I am hoping after this all full hot weather it will cool down. I am so ready for fall. I haven't seem any pumpkins or mums yet.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Mary

Junkchiccottage said...

Love this Jann. You have fall moving in and still a little bit of summer in the rain boots. Love the mixture to move into Fall. Have a great Friday and wonderful week end.
Kris

Nancy's Notes said...

I love your fall looks, they are just wonderful! Crazy about your plaid and your pumpkin on that awesome chippy chair! I'm ready for fall now!
Have a great weekend~
Nancy

lynn said...

cozy fall gatherings, jann! love your plaid throw and cute boots! hope your weekend is great!

Grantham Lynn said...

What fun. And it is Fabulous and thrifty. Thanks for coming by and linking. I've been working so much haven't had much time myself to post and link and visit. But I start part time on Monday so I'll be back over to link with you.
And, I have a new party going on Monday too. The Linky the Linky party. So come over any day next week and link Fall posts or you party!
If you link your party I will Feature you and put your button on the sidebar.
Sounds like a fun party. Hope you can join.
Thanks for sharing your Fabulous throw.
XXOO

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love your Pendleton plaid throw, Jan, and your cute vignette! I can't even think Fall yet with our Texas heat, but I'm looking forward to it.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

How cute is this! Love the colors in your Pendleton throw. I can't believe there are pumpkins already but then you guys have a longer growing season than us. It's cooler here especially at night. I feel fall coming but I'm in no hurry!

Stephanie said...

Oh Jann, I'm falling for fall too :) It feels like autumn here in the mountains and if you look around it's even beginning to look like fall. I just love your sweet decor, my friend. Happy weekend to you! Hugs!

Mustlovehome said...

I love how you pulled in pieces until the style was just right!! Nice work!! Is it fall already? LOL...I have already finished half of my fall decorating and it is still August!! I could not wait a moment longer:) If you have a moment, please stop by our party, Friday Favorites, going on now at mustlovehome.com. We would love for you to share with us! Have a great weekend - Christine

Oliva Ohlson said...

Gorgeous blanket...I can see myself wrapped in it and feeling very cozy. Lovely fall vignette!!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

It's so fun when it all comes together with things you have and things you just happen to find at the thrifts at the right time. Love your throw and how it all came together!

The Charm of Home said...

Thanks for hosting!

Consider It All Joy said...

It's a great, great vignette, Jann! We are still between 106-109, so I'm just not ready for fall but I'll get there one of these days! Enjoy creating! Blessings, Cindy

Ivy and Elephants said...

That plaid looks so wonderful, love the colors! This makes a gorgeous vignette. I'm itching for some fall, it's 93 degrees with 100 percent humidity today. Your post sent some cool thoughts my way at least!
Hugs,
Patti

cynthia lee designs said...

I'm ready for Fall to get here...been working on new jewelry pieces for my Fall shows that will be here at the end of September. Love, love, love your start on Fall decorating...it's so inviting and pretty!!
hugs,
~Cindy

Patti said...

I have one volunteer pumpkin this year! She's big and orange! Your ideas are so cute. Love the aqua boots!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
Definitely starting to look like Fall at your house!!
I am trying to hold off a bit and with temps. that will be close to 90 this week, it sure will not feel like Fall.....
Thanks so much for all your visits!! I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Jonell Harrison said...

Ohmy don't you know I love the bold contrast of the colorful Pendleton Throw against the "I have had a life" Chair.

Art and Sand said...

I wonder how my polka dot rain boots would look with flowers? They certainly have not gotten any rain use in the last 3 years!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Just wonderful! You're inspiring me! ♥

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the colours in your Pendleton blanket Jann. Lucky you! Your fall vignette looks lovely.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Rusty metal, chippy chair, and a pretty Pendelton blanket...a perfect combination for you fall vignette. Thank you for inspiring us at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Mustlovehome said...


This looks awesome! Your post has been Pinned,Tweeted and shared on Facebook! It will be featured this week on the Friday Favorites Link Party at Mustlovehome.com. Come by and see your feature and share what you have been working on this week! The doors open Thursday at 7PM. Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home