Monday, September 30, 2019

Simple Fall Touches in the Living Room

As you may know, fall is my favorite season. The landscape - here in New Hampshire - explodes with color and we reap the benefits with spectacular views.

Minimalist Fall Decor, Simple Fall Decor in the Living Room at Pieced Pastimes

A favorite quote sums up my feelings perfectly:

"Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile."
~ William Cullen Bryant

Whereas the colors of Autumn are abundant, I opted for a quieter rendition for our home decor. 

Minimalist Fall Decor, Simple Fall Decor in the Living Room at Pieced Pastimes

In keeping with my 'less is more' mindset, a gathering of simple objects welcomes the new season.

Minimalist Fall Shelf Styling, Simple Fall Shelf Styling, Shelfie at Pieced Pastimes

A gold and copper vase serves as a reflection of the golden hues found in our scenery.

Minimalist Fall Shelf Styling, Simple Fall Shelf Styling, Fall Shelfie at Pieced Pastimes

Blades of wheat are tucked in a saved amber jar and framed owl photos capture the wilds of nature.

Before and After of Painted Wall Unit - Stained Wood to Gray Paint at Pieced Pastimes

For those of you that are interested, this is a before and after of our wall unit that I just painted. As with life, I hemmed and hawed as to taking on the challenge, but I finally gave in. I still like the old wood cabinetry, but I love the brighter painted version much more.

Minimalist Fall Mantel, Simple Fall Mantel at Pieced Pastimes

The mantel is once again a sparse gathering of collected objects to emulate the season at hand.

Minimalist Fall Decor, Simple Fall Decor at Pieced Pastimes

An old amber bottle filled with found feathers, a fall leaf printable (found here) set in a distressed wood frame, ........

Minimalist Fall Mantel, Simple Fall Mantel at Pieced Pastimes

...... a framed piece of linen and a tiny bundle of wheat tucked into a grapevine wreath - foraged pieces that mimic nature.

Minimalist Fall Decor, Simple Fall Decor, Tray Styling at Pieced Pastimes

The owl theme continued onto the coffee table. 

Cross Wall, Crucifix Wall, Wall of Crosses at Pieced Pastimes

Another change in our living room is this new cross wall. I have been collecting them for a while and wanted to incorporate the crucifix from my grandmothers casket into the mix.

Minimalist Fall Decor, Simple Fall Decor  in the Living Room at Pieced Pastimes

It turned out just as I hoped it would - a quiet homage to my faith.

Minimalist Fall Decor, Simple Fall Decor in the Living Room at Pieced Pastimes

Fall is more than a season to me. It's the last few days of open windows and the beginning of nights by the fire. It's snuggling with a favorite quilt. It's apple picking, pumpkin carving and fair days. It's reminiscing about days gone by and planning the days ahead. It's all of these things and so much more.


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Friday, September 27, 2019

Saturday Sparks Link Party 342

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 342!

Starting off todays party with a recent change.


I have been debating about painting this wall unit for the longest time.

I finally got the courage and gave her a much needed makeover.

It started with a coat of white paint.

Much like my staircase, the white was too stark and wasn't the look I was going for.

A day later and another trip to the paint store, I found the answer - Valspar Sculpting Clay.

It was love at first sight - the ever elusive perfect greige!

The newly painted cabinets give the room a much lighter feel and just make me smile.

Don't you love when something just feels right?

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."

~ Mother Teresa

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 341.


Our Family Inherited Coastal Maine Home at Dabbling and Decorating


My New Wall Shelves at Dream in Color


Fall Table Setting in Orange, Black and White at It All Started With Paint






Neutral and Rustic Fall Tablescape at Follow the Yellow Brick Home






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