10.04.2011

Autumn Entry

Slowly I am getting bits of autumn added around the house. I thought I would add a bountiful basket on the chest that you see when you first step in the house. I already had a lot of the items I used and added a few new pieces.

This is the vintage orchard basket I picked up at a local flea/antique store a couple of months ago. It has such great patina that developed over time.

It is filled with all kinds of pumpkins, gourds, dried naturals, autumn leaves, raffia, and a couple of artichokes thrown in for good measure. Not sure what they have to do with fall, but they're in there. I filled the basket with a lot of grocery bags first since this is very deep and then just placed each piece here and there and stuffed in the leaves and raffia so they overflowed out the sides. Very easy to create this.

I love placing things in front of this mirror and getting a reflection of it.

Next to the basket is my squirrel that I found somewhere last year. I filled his little dish with a birch wrapped candle and some acorns. He sits high and mighty on some vintage books.



 



Squirrel is so proud of himself holding up the nuts and candle. See him smiling?

Close up of the handle.


So much easier decorating for autumn when the weather actually feels like it.


Now on to the porch.

Happy fall y'all


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103 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Kim, I'm using artichokes in a fall centerpiece too, somehow it just seems fitting.

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  2. I do indeed see Mr. Squirrel smiling! Everything looks wonderful and very fall-ish at your place. Not really feeling it here yet.
    Brenda

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  3. What a welcoming entry, I love the basket filled with all things Fall. I'm also in love with that squirrel and I'm officially on the hunt for one like it!

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  4. I love your fall basket. The squirrel is adorable!

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  5. The arrangement in the basket is fabulously full! The squirrel and his acorn basket are adorable. I can't wait to see what you do OUTside!

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  6. Hi Kim, I love your bountiful basket full of all Fall's bounty. The squirrel won my heart, he is adorable.. lol. hugs ~lynne~

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  7. I love your bushel basket filled with all the Fall naturals. I like how you used raffia ribbon in it too. Your squirrel is perfect with the little acorns around it! I just added spiders to the front of my house today. Got to get the creepy factor going for Halloween!

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  8. That little squirrel is really cute! Love the basket filled with fall things! Placed in front of your mirror you get more bang for your buck!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. Your little squirrel is speaking to me. Wish I had one just like it!
    Best,
    Susan

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  10. Great close up photos of your Fall basket. Love that cute squirrel with his candle and acorns. He/she puts a smile on my face.

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  11. Mr. Squirrel looks so cute. Love the basket!

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  12. What an adorable squirrel...I love how he is holding up the plate!! so cute!!

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  13. Kim I love the basket and that squirrel is a great piece. Your home always look beautiful and this vignette certainly holds up to what we've come to anticipate from your creative ideas.

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  14. I have to say, I LOVE the little squirrel! He is just adorable and looks so at home with all of your pretty things!

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  15. Your bountiful basket is just wonderful and I want a squirrel like that! He/she is adorable. Love how you surrounded the candle with acorns.

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  16. Love Mr. Squirrel and your basket of bounty for fall!

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  17. It all looks so warm and inviting Kim! Love the mirror!!

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  18. beautiful basket full of fall bounty but I have to say my fab is mr. Squirrel. he is adorable

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  19. Kim, love your basket of fall bounty! It looks so festive on the table. Like you, I'm not sure what artichokes have to do with fall, either; but I've been using the heck out of them in my arrangements! I just like the way they look!

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  20. That mirror is drop dead gorgeous and I love the reflected floral in it. The squirrel keeps it real! He is the talk of your post tonight! andrea@townandprairie

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  21. Very pretty Kim. I love your fall arrangement with the old basket.

    hugs

    sissie

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  22. That looks so gorgeous Kim! What a perfect way to welcome Autumn! :-)
    Vanessa

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  23. Oh Kim...I love the squirrel, can you remember where you got him. He is perfect for fall and all year round. I was just listening to the squirrels today chatting outside, too funny! Beautiful entry, can't wait to see what else you do with your home.

    Andrea xo

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  24. I love the squirrel holding up the candle and acorns! Perfection! ♥

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  25. Kim your entry looks so great! Always love your style and little touches! That bushel basket and squirrel candle holder are too cute.

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  26. This is so cute Kim!
    I love your gorgeous entry~that chest is amazing
    Have a wonderful Autumn
    ~Donna

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  27. Hi Kim,

    Wow! That is one bountiful fall basket, it looks so good in front of the mirror, really like the close up of it in #2 photo!
    Great colours, you have a natural eye for making these three sided arrangements!! I like the green artichokes, they have a great texture!

    All the Best,
    Christine

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  28. I remember that basket from a previous post. Gorgeous.

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  29. Love the basket Kim, just gorgeous!

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  30. Your home is a magazine. Truly the good kind without so many adds. I love it.

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  31. Your entryway is just goregous Kim! Love all that beautiful Fall color!

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  32. Kim your fall basket looks beautiful!! And yes Mr.Squirrel does look very proud! Martina

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  33. I love the basket...not too much, nor too little and the squirrel is so cute! It all looks really nice!

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  34. I love your basket full of fall! But that squirrel has got to be the cutest little thing I have seen in a while. He is just the best!

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  35. I love the basket and how you used the acorns with the candle. It is one of my favorite times of the year for decorations!!

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  36. What a gorgeous display! I really like the artichokes intermixed with that arrangement...I think they had a nice touch of green to the standard fall colors! Mr Squirrel is sure cute!

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  37. Love your bushel basket and all of the leaves, pods and lovely fall things that you have in it. So pretty. Your squirrel is so cute, what a great find. Looks beautifu on the entry table. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  38. Oh, I just love your basket overflowing with autumn goodness!

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  39. Beautiful basket of bounty :) and I love the fun little squirrel!

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  40. What a beautiful entry Kim. I just love Mr. Squirrel and you're right he does look mighty proud of himself. Happy fall,Patty

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  41. Your entry way is gorgeous! I love the cute little squirrel.

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  42. That's a pretty Fall vignette. I love the basket & the squirrel is a cutie.

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  43. that old bushel basket is so so cool... I wish I had one ! the squirrel is adorable !Happy Autumn

    - KAT -

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  44. I'm digging the squirrel and his ornery little smile. Sooo cute!

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  45. Your squirrel is the cutest thing! I love it, perfect for fall.

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  46. Love your basket and all the Fall bounty! The squirrel is adorable!
    It is nice to have cooler weather, isn't it?

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  47. You are coming beautifully along! Love the squirrel! he is adoreable! Everything is wonderful.

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  48. Oh my I am in love with your squirrel...he is so stinkin cute!
    Your foyer is just beautiful.
    Have a fabulous week,
    Melissa

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  49. I love your orchard basket and how you've filled it. It's found the perfect place in front of the mirror.
    Great job!

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  50. Just beautiful Kim!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  51. It looks beautiful, Kim...and I always love artichokes in with the other seasonal fruits & veggies. xo Diana

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  52. Oh there is Mr. Squirrel!!! I love him! I searched Homegoods for weeks after you posted him with no luck. He is so darn cute! Your vignette is fall perfection!

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  53. Wow, just beautiful! I love your entry way...wish I had one! You did a beautiful job decorating...your home is looking lovely lately! I love all your posts.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  54. This looks so gorgeous, Kimmie! You've done well!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  55. It looks great Kim. This is my favorite chest and mirror too! The squirrel is a great addition to the fall vignette, once again, you show HOW to do it!!

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  56. It looks great Kim. This is my favorite chest and mirror too! The squirrel is a great addition to the fall vignette, once again, you show HOW to do it!!

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  57. I love that you bought this wonderful basket and have found such a lovely display for it. I am going to start looking for one myself now. Reminds me to keep on the look out for creative display pieces. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  58. Love your entry way Kim!

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  59. Your squirrel is charming and I love the mirror, very unusual.
    Karee

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  60. That squirrel just makes me smile! So cute.

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  61. Looks fantastic. I love that olden basket and the squirrel is adorable.

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  62. Looks wonderful, Kim! So big and "bountiful" ... makes quite the Fall statement! And, love Mr. Squirrel, too.

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  63. You bought this wonderful basket and have found such a impressive display for it. I am going to start looking for one myself now. Reminds me to keep on the look out for creative display pieces.
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  64. You are right about wanting to decorate once the weather changes. It is perfect and I remember when you got the basket. Great use.

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  65. Kim, beautiful arrangement, but the squirrel steals the show! Also, love the artichokes! Linda

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  66. LOVE the basket and that little squirrel guy doing military presses with the acorn just makes my day!! Thank you, Kim! blessings ~ tanna

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  67. Beautiful!!! And I love that super cute little squirrel holding the candle and acorns! :)

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  68. Gorgeous basket Kim. A great look for your foyer. I love the squirrel, he is very handsome and adds a touch of whimsey........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  69. Beautiful fall display. I have to say your adorable squirrel "makes" the arrangement. I am off to get started on my own.

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  70. Your little squirrel is one of my favorites of all the things you have. He is proud too.

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  71. Love this basket of Fall stuff and your squirrel is so cute. I think it looks fabulous on your buffet also. Beautiful!!

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  72. Beautiful, just beautiful. Love the delicate acorns.

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  73. Hi Kim, Lovely arrangement. Your squirrel was such a find...he's adorable. I love the orchard basket too. I have a few vintage orchard baskets and I love them. I use two of them (a larger one and a smaller one) in the pantry as potatoe and onion bins. Not only is that a place to keep the baskets until I want them for decorating purposes but they also serve a purpose the rest of the year.

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  74. Very well done Kim! The basket looks perfect holding everything. I love the little squirrel and his acorns.

    Have a great week!
    Pam

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  75. Lovely, Kim! Just right! I'm doing bits of fall, little by little. It will be Christmas, when I finally finish. Seeing your gorgeous picture quality makes me want to go camera shopping!

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  76. I am pretty positive that I could just move right into your house and be in bliss!! I so love your taste....and this no exception....just beautiful...

    your killing me.... ;)

    Lou Cinda

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  77. Just gorgeous Kim! I LOVE the squirrel and dish - if only I could find one like it in the UK I'd HAVE to bring it home :o)

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  78. Your decorations are lovely. Your home seems so welcoming!

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  79. That mirror is divine! Love the fall decorations...
    Hugs~

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  80. That basket looks great and I love that squirrel holding the candle. I think I finally have some time to get out some decorations! Yay!

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  81. Kim, your bountiful basket looks pretty with the mirror in the background. And that little squirrel is pretty cute. I'm going to start in on some fall touches around the house next week. ~ Sarah

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  82. Loving your display, especially that mirror! Beautiful.

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  83. Hi Kim...

    Ohhh...your entry looks sooo pretty all dressed up for autumn, my friend! I love the vintage harvest basket full of autumn pretties! Kim, I remember your darling little squirrel from last year. He is sooo adorable!

    I just love how your entry looks! I love your cabinet and how you refinished it...sooo beautiful! Ohhh...and I love the mirror as well! You're such a talented lady, Kim! Thank you for sharing your beautiful autumn home with us!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari

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  84. I am just loving that squirrel!...

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  85. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your fall basket so beautiful with all the Autumn colors sweet lady. You always know how to put it all together Kim.
    Diane

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  86. Everything looks great but I especially love the arrangement you did in the orchard basket.

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  87. I LOVE that basket and the cute squirrel! Your entry looks terrific! XO, Pinky

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  88. Cute squirrel candle holder!

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  89. Looks fall-fabulous, Kim! Gosh... I need to get on the stick with my fall decorating. Y'all are putting me to shame! I like your idea of using grocery bags to fill the bottom of the basket, and of course I love all the pretty things on top too :)

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  90. Love this collection -- so welcoming!
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

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  91. As soon as I saw that squirrel I knew Susan would love it, then I saw her comment. It all looks great Kim.
    Nancy

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  92. So beautiful and welcoming as usual! Love your arrangement its just gorgeous.

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  93. Lovely! Your squirrel is too cute!

    Nancy

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  94. Wow that was really nice. Can you send the squirell to Sweden :--)

    Elna

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  95. I think it's incredible, Kim. I can see that I'm not alone.

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  96. This is a beautiful fall vignette... so warm and inviting! I love the gorgeous orchard basket... just the perfect accent for autumn and the squirrel candle holder is absolutely adorable... the candle wrapped in birch and all those acorns..nothing says autumn better than this beautiful vignette. Thanks for the inspiration and for the wonderful party each week. Have a lovely evening!Hugs~Poppy

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  97. Kim,
    That squirrel is just too cute! Love the basket...it all looks beautiful!
    -Shelley

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  98. Please send me the squirrel along with the apple pie! This is gorgeous! I wish I could tour your home!
    Debbie

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  99. I subscribed to your blog a short time back. I usually look at the holiday posts right away! I love your autumn entry post and the Christmas vignette with the carolers - so pretty!

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