Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's Autumn Around The Cottage

The front door has a garland lighted with acorn shaped bulbs for a soft glow at night. I bought this from Plow and Hearth a few years ago.
I made the little mat with crochet trim.The pinecone candles are made by TheBeeman in North Carolina! The hurricanes came from

Click on picture to enlarge photo of my deck dining table.

Willie goes crazy when I am taking pictures. Here I got him to settle down, but he gave me a wink that it wasn't for long.

In my front hall is this table with the 3 tier stand filled with potpourri. I simply changed the vine around the handle and added some small faux pumpkins. The crow silhouettes are from Martha Stewart bought at Michaels. I made Fall Greetings tag that was grudged to smell like cinnamon.
Another Beeman pinecone candle.
New this year is this lovely pumpkin head doll I bought at a crafter's mart in Yorktown called Granny Lou's on route 17.

This three tier planter was filled with flowers.Now it has fall leaves, real gourds and mini pumpkins. I added pip berry sprigs here and there in between.

Wrought iron plant stands make the perfect landing place for the pumpkins. These are fake. I have had problems in the past with squirrels eating holes right into real pumpkins. How do you like the pansies and kale?
Pumpkins greet you on the steps, here is one of them.

Now for real pumpkins and also mums which must be kept watered.


  1. Very pretty fall decor. Your beautiful dog fits right in with it. That pumpkin doll is so cute!

  2. Hi Cottage Girl,
    Wow, your fall decorating is just wonderful. It looks like you have filled every nook and cranny with fabulous pumpkins, crows, and other seasonal items. So nice. Love your blog! Did I see you are from Williamsburg, VA? That is one of the most beautiful places in the US. Just love it.

    Thank you for visiting me today. Please stop by again anytime. Have fun decorating. :) Amy

  3. I just found your blog and your photos are beautiful. How lucky to live in a historical place like Williamsburg. I'm clear across the country. I've just started blogging, and I'll be checking back often.