Wednesday, September 9, 2009

cloche party, fall tables, and other easy fall decor ideas

I started out taking photos for Marty's Cloche Party and, well, one thing led to another. Before I knew it, I was setting my table for Susan's Tablescape Thursday and decorating for Cheri's Celebrate the Holidays so here you have it - Three for the price of one! LOL!

I'm so glad Marty said we could expand our cloche post to apothecary jars and other containers filled with pretties since I didn't even know how to spell cloche till I started seeing all of your pretty ones. I did buy me one or two since though. ;=)

I know we are all short on time so here's an idea for those who have more to do than decorate for fall (like blog, for instance). Just stuff some fall garland in a container like this one and play around with it till you get it the way you want it to look. I've stuffed them in containers with lids too and it looks great.

I added these ceramic pumpkins for an even more fallish look. I painted these myself and I'll show you how I did this at another time.The dark fall colors didn't show up very much on my dark stained table so I made this simple table runner out of muslin and trimmed it with jute.

Here's another easy decorating tip. (I know I'm getting off track!) Just set a pretty pumpkin on a stack of books. How easy is that?!

Now all you have to add are some fall napkins secured with leaf napkin rings, pretty fallish plates and cups. hmmm...if I only had some pumpkin bread!

On my breakfast table, I placed my only cloche over one of my favorite cake plates from Southern Living, added some brown transferware, bamboo placemats and a candleholder and I'm all set.

In my glass etched cloche, I stuffed a cute little birdie, a pumpkin, wheat branches and some fall leaves on a layer of moss.

On my kitchen counter, I have my large apothecary jar filled with moss and planting bulbs. What's more fallish than planting bulbs, right?

I love the shape of this apothecary jar, don't you?

Now, moving on into the gathering room, I filled this pretty little thing with coffee beans and a candle. Oh, I wish you could smell the autumn fragrance. SO NICE!

Wait! There's more. In my bathroom, My cotton swabs are always handy in a crystal biscuit keeper...

...my bath water flakes in a wine decanter and a sweet smelling candle rests in a Waterford seashell.

and my soaps are handy in another crystal container on the other side of the tub.

Well folks, that's all I can find at the moment, but I'm sure as soon as I publish this post, I'll remember another pretty little jar or something I wanted to share with you so until next time... blessings, Marsha

80 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of it. You have done such beautiful decorations. The fall garland in the pretty iron or wire basket is just gorgeous, and your cloche is absolutely stunning. I love all of the pretty apothecary jars too. Your tablescape is just too pretty for words. I just love everything that you have done. Be sure to link in to Mr. Linky tomorrow night. I really don't want anyone to miss out on all of your lovely creations. Thanks so much for participating and doing such wonderful vignettes. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is so pretty, especially like the table setting. I have done a little Fall decor., but never have done a whole lot.

common ground said...

Love all your wonderful fall goodies and vignettes. Now, I have to go and get busy for the cloche party! You've given me some great ideas!
Debra

The Country Nest said...

Nice! I love the new header too. Your fall looks so pretty. I need to get going here!
Donna

Tricia Anne said...

I really love the warmth of the colors you are using in your fall decor. It looks so inviting!
Happy Wednesday!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Beverly said...

Please come to my home! How pretty everything is!

prof en retraite said...

What pretty fall decorations! I love the one with moss and bulbs...so attractive! Now if the hot weather would just end!...Debbie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OH Girl I loved it all...Your cloche is beautiful my friend...all your fall touches look wonderful...May you have a great day...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Blondie's Journal said...

Marsha,

You have done some lovely things with your cloche, apothacary jars and glass containers. Lots of inspiration here and that is what the party is about, right?!

I love how your said, "Just STUFF the garland right in the dish"!!! Oh, I love those sort of directions because that is how I operate. No finesse at all! lol!!

I like so many of the original ideas you have, the candle in the coffee beans, pumpkins on books. Nice ways to scatter Fall reminders throughout the house!!

Great post!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Marsha,
First, your fabulous table! I love the painted pumpkins and the table runner you made! You have filled everyone of your cloches just beautifully, the fall decor is awesome! I love it all and the post is so inspirational too! Cindy

Its So Very Cheri said...

You need to post to my parties as well.

My blog has just been growing like a crazy weed and I haven't been able to get by for as many visits. I miss all my blog friends.
Come for a visit and see both of my new parties for the week. They are up every week and I hope you will participate.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love all of it. So pretty. Fall will be here before we know it and you are definitely ready! I'm inspired.

Christi

xinex said...

I just love everything you have done, Marsha. Your vignettes, the way you stuffed all your apothecary jars and cloches, they are all so beautiful...Christine

Deanna said...

Dear Marsha,
You did a great job at making a Fall environment!
Like what you have shown.
God Bless,
d from HomeHaven

Julie said...

What beautiful pictures...I have the same cake plate, where did you get the cloche that fits it so well? I love it all...
xoxo
Julie

Janie's World said...

You've done some beautiful fall decorating, my friend. I love your cloche and your apothecary jar. You've really done a great job putting all your elements together. Thanks for sharing you ideas!

Sue said...

How cute...the gold pumpkin on top of the stack of books...a great decorating idea....
Sue

Allison said...

How pretty! The coffee beans with the candle is a great idea.

stefanie said...

gorgeous!!!!!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining & Cookbooks said...

Beautiful job. Everything is so pretty. Hope you'll stop by and see my post ... and my cloche party post tomorrow night!

Rettabug said...

This is my first visit to your site, Marsha & also my first Tablescape Thursday. I love what you've done & have picked up several new ideas from you in just this one single post!
This is so much fun....its like going on a free home tour every week! (with much less walking) LOL
Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty setting for your fall look - love your painted pumpkins! All your jars are pretty and what a spa bathroom you have! Yes, I'm jealous!

Our really empty nest said...

MArsha, This is my first visit to your blog but it wont be my last. i love all of your decorating tips, but a few really stand out, the adorable ETC pumpkins, the cute coffee bean candle, and the simlicity of the cookbook open to the September page. Cant wait to see more, stop by if you like, I would love for you to visit! Sue

Sharlotte said...

What pretty settings! The fall decor is so warm and inviting. I love the garland that is weaving in and out of all your lovely things.

I also enjoyed seeing all the glassware you used in such creative ways. You are just inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Deborah said...

Marsha Where do I begin? I love love everything you posted today. I have the same amber snack set. Oh so pretty. I think my girls and I will decorate for fall this weekend.

The Tablescaper said...

Man, have you been busy!!! I love everything you did. It's hard to say, but I think the little vignette in the cloche is my favorite. I was pleased to get my kitchen table and my blog ready for fall. You've inspired me to get the rest of my home ready!

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

Definitely looks like fall around your beautiful home! You have been busy. Thanks for sharing! ~ Sarah

Kelee Katillac said...

So pretty! Love the settings!!!

nice to meet you!!! stop by....

love, kelee

Love the Decor! said...

Absolutely beautiful displays! Just found you through another blog boy have I been missing out. Looking forward to getting to know you through this wonderful blogging world. stop by for visit soon.

Dining Delight said...

What beautiful photos of the lovely items you have "captured" in the fabulous jars/candleholders/cloche, etc! You have done a terrific job of decorating your home for fall!

DD

JobandBrittany said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

I'm having a Goodwill party every Wednesday. Stop by and join in!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Thanks for posting to the party. It is all beautiful.

Cheri

Chari said...

Hello Marsha...

Just read the sweet note that you left on my new Autumn dishes...so happy to have you stop by and thank you so much for your sweet comments!

My friend, I don't even know where to begin...seriously! Your autumn decorating is absolutely gorgeous!!! Your table centerpiece is one of the prettiest that I've seen and you make it sound so easy to put together! I do love all those pretty berries...I'm going to have to look for a strand of those! This turned out beautifully!!! Love all of your pumpkins...the little pumpkins that you painted...darling!!! Ohhh...and I really like that pretty gold pumpkin! It makes a beautiful vignette atop those books!!! Great idea, my friend!!! Ohhh my...everything you've done is just so inspirational!!! Not to mention that your photos are fabulous! I think that they belong in a design magazine!!!

Love all of your beautifully decorated apothecary jars too! I love the vignette that you did with that pretty etched apothecary jar!!! Ohhh...and all of your pretty jars with your bath pretties...your bath is so beautiful!!! What a sweet place to just unwind and relax after a long day! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your beautiful home in all its autumn finery and that pretty bath too!!! So inspirational...so sweet!!!

Warmest wishes and Happy Fall,
Chari

Pearl Maple said...

Ever so pretty, each photo is packed full of beautiful inspiration. Am really enjoying Cheri's holiday party to get in the mood.

Its So Very Cheri said...

You were featured as one of my favorites for the week so you can grab my "I've been featured" button and post it on your side bar. I hope you post again and I also have a Monday party called the Knock Off Knock Out--something you make or buy that is a knock off of something expensive.
Also, I must tell you-I Love the base of your kitchen cloche. Where did you get that?
Cheri

Beansieleigh said...

Marsha, what a wonderful post.. I may just have to become a follower here!! Loved that you made your own table runner, out of simple materials with such elegant results! The idea the orange candles with coffee beans was fabulous!!.. Oh, and just one MORE thing.. Love your family photos on the right. You have a beautiful family! ~tina

Cara said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing:)

Blessings,
Cara

Blue Creek Home said...

Everything is so very lovely!
I love your cloche and the fall arrangements are fabulous!
I must get busy washing my cloches!
Rhonda

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Some really wonderful ideas here...I will looking for crystal decanters and jars this weekend..thanks to you. Just gorgeous!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Girl, I love "all" your fabulous decor. Your fall decor is stunning. What a fabulous tablescape. Thanks for swinging in and saying hello. You are always welcome. Thanks for all the inspiration as well.
hugs ~lynne~

Its So Very Cheri said...

Aww-you're so sweet. I can not wait to see each weeks posts and I can hardly wait for the Christmas decor. My birthday is Christmas Day-you can learn more about me if you click the tab The G-Force family, under my header.
Cheri

Ren said...

Everything is so beautiful! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration.

Mary said...

I love to visit here. Everything is so beautifully put together and the photographs are spot on. This is a wonderful blog.

Kelly B said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful!! I really enjoy all the fall colors and the way you used your apothecary jars is just lovely!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

Denise Marie said...

loverly post! Cloche party will be scruptious!!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Marsha, WOW!

Beautiful—I love all of the details and wonderful inspiration you share. You are so very talented! Nice job!! xo

Denise said...

Ooh such pretty things, I love your fall table, and how you've used all your pretty cloches :-)

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Wowee..really nice and so many cloche thingies!! I don't think I heard the term until I saw it at Mary's!! Love the fall colors.

Shelia said...

How beautiful! I love everything!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Shelia said...

How beautiful! I love everything!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

once in a blue moon... said...

absolutely gorgeous, i love your style and photography!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's all absolutely beautiful, Marsha!!

Tootsie said...

what an outstanding and gorgeous home! you are very talented!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, Marsha...your home is decorated so beautifully for Fall! I love, love, love the sweet simplicity of the pumpkin on books! I can't get over how well your gorgeous etched cloche fits on your cake stand...they are so perfect together! Lovely tablescape...makes me want to get cracking and do something Fallish for my table!
Susan

Evi said...

Fall is my favorite season - my daughter was even born on the 1st day of Fall :) You do Fall so well!!! Everything is just beautiful - I can't wait to get my Fall decor out and start doing the same. Lovely tablescape - I'll be back often to see what you'll do next.

Bill said...

Hi Marsha,
You did a brilliant job! It's all beautifully coordinated and artfully arranged! I love the idea of the candle in coffee beans! The fragrance must be intoxicating!

I always appreciate your visits and thoughtful comments! Hope your weekend goes well!

Bye for now,
Bill

Michelle said...

Fall is such a gorgeous time of year and you've captured the it so elegantly.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I am so glad you posted all of this. Everything is just so pretty. I know everyone has been thrilled with all the creative ideas you have posted. Thanks so much for joining the party, I love the inspiration. Everything is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your arrangements are so pretty. I love what you have done for the cloche party! Your painted pumpkins are so pretty.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh my gosh, talk about eye candy beautiful. Oh honey everything looks so beautiful. I can't wait to find out how you painted those pumpkins. I love the gardland the way it flows out onto the table so elegantly. It is very inviting. I love it. I am defintely going to try that candle in the coffee beans. I can smell that as I type. Oh my how beautiful everything was here tonight. I just love it. Country hugs, Sherry

Saucy said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! And all the apothecary jars, too! I love all of it. You did an excellent job, everything is "sparkly!"

Really Rainey said...

I didn't know what a cloche was either till the last party Marty had... and ofo course I had to fine one for myself! Your photos are awesome as usual! Very nice inspiration!

~Really Rainey~

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

How beautiful! You've done a wonderful job! That first picture is stunning! Happy Fall!

Liz said...

Love your fall dressings! I also went through and too a look at your glitzy bathroom....VERY LOVELY!

~Liz

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Marsha, let me pick myself up off the floor......wow, what gorgeous pictures. Stunning!!!!

Barb :-)

Brenda said...

All so pretty! I love the pumpkin on the books!
Brenda

Ana~A Peite Cottage said...

Hi Marsha,
Everything looks so beautiful. I love the little ceramic pumpkins you painted and the apothecary with the coffee beans and candle is such a great idea...I think I might just have to copy it :-D Thank you for sharing and for stopping by for a visit. Have a wonderful weekend.

Smiles,
♥Ana

Leann said...

Marsha

What beautiful fall decor. I love the artichokes in the jar and your pumpkins are great.

If you have time, please stop by The Old Parsonage, I love company!

Enjoy!
Leann

ellen b said...

Oh my Marsha, Look how beautiful your home looks all decked out for Fall. You've done a great job decorating!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Followed you here from Lettered Cottage. So glad I did. What a beautiful Blog.

Oliva said...

You have so many awesome great ideas! Hope you don't mind if I steal some!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Everything is gorgeous! I love the berries cascading from the bowl. Thanks for the tip on that. I'll definitely be looking for a place to do that in my home. Your apothocary jars look fabulous, and that cloche and the cake stand are about the prettiest I've seen. laurie

Kate said...

Oh my, so pretty! Love the fall decor that you have so lovingly created!

Jenglamgirl said...

"WOW" all of your cloche's are done so beautifully! I just love the one on the cake stand in your kitchen with that bird in it. How darling! YOUR BLOG is a sure follow! I am glad I found it!

Carla said...

How lovely:)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

You have given us lots of ideas. I love everyone of them. I'm so getting in the mood for fall. Now if only the weather would cooperate.

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Your Fall decor is really beautiful!! Thanks, Connie

Elise said...

Hello, I just had to leave you a note because I've so enjoyed reading your posts today. You have the most gorgeously beautiful site - best wishes & thank you ..

santamaker said...

Awwwwwwwwww what great fall decor! You have the designer's touch. Everything looks fantastic.

Liz said...

One word---phenomenal! Love all your fall decorations...just gorgeous! *Hugs* ~Liz