Friday, September 16, 2011

~ Time to Dress the Bench for Fall ~

I know many of you have already started your fall decorating, the shop is full and ready, this weekend I plan to start on our home. I've been resisting for as long as I can. The days are cool and damp, perfect for doing a bit of fall decorating inside.

Labor Day weekend I was busy with all sorts of projects, one was re-staining the bench. I've had it for 14 years now, it was desperately calling out for a sprucing up. A fresh coat of stain on the wood and the iron painted with some rust-oleum stain gives it a new life. The ferns aren't nearly as pretty this year as in years past, won't be long and I'll feel the urns with mums. :-))
Last Spring the bench was decorated with red pillows and the new bee pillow. You might recall seeing that post here.  I've searched high and low trying to find just the right thing to take the bee pillows place. I think I've found it.
I fell in love with the beautiful striped pillow and mixed it with the green veined leaf pillow.

What do you think? Fall like? Gosh I'm loving the change the colors make.

For now I've moved the metal pumpkin on the short table in front of the bench. I'm hoping this weekend to find the perfect shade of mums to dress the sides of the bench and the table.
Well.. there you have the bench all dressed for fall. Thank you for coming by, I'm still working on getting more pictures of Mary Carol's Open house put together..I'm telling you I took "tons" of pictures, not to overload you at one time, I'm trying to separate them into rooms. I hope you're having a fantastic Friday!


Veronica said...

Hi Lynne. We are whipping out everything for spring but I still get to see my favourite season~ Fall's colours on all the gorgeous blogs~ Loving the colours of the pilows and I am ready for a recline on your bench! We do not get all the striking colours over here as its not cold enough so am adoring all the fall images! My colour palette...


lvroftiques said...

It looks great Lynne! I'm really digging that wreath with the golden P!....As in perfect! *winks* Vanna

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty! Like those pillows.
I was at the hardware store earlier today and almost bought some mums and a pumpkin, but the temps are suppose to be back in the mid & high 80's this next week, so figured I was pushing it a bit.
Enjoy your weekend.

bee bon said...

Hello Lynne
I love the metal pumpkin, I've never seen them before. I'de love to go to your shop, maybe one day.
bee x

Karen said...

Loving the vibrant colors of the pillows! Looks great with the black bench. I bought my first mums today! Have a great weekend.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love it all Lynne. The colors of the pillows are wonderful and I love the wreath with the P. So inviting and welcoming. Hugs, Marty

KM Studios said...

Looks great Lynne!!
I love those green pillows - they look like they are wrapped in leaves!
Im so excited fall is here, finally!

Glad I stopped by! ;)

Dolores said...

The new look is gorgeous.......beautiful fall colors ...the bench looks great

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Lynne, this is so pretty! I love those pillows! I have a metal pumpkin but never thought to put fall flowers inside! Great idea!

Have a great weekend!

Lou Cinda

Sherrie said...

What a cozy sitting area. I love the wreath around the monogram!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

BEAUTIFUL pillows, Lynne! I am about to do my bench and front porch right now! I love decorating for Fall! We stained our bench ebony 2 years ago and I LOVE it! Yours looks beautiful all spruced up!!!! Happy Saturday, my friend. XO, Pinky

Catherine said...

It is crazy how much your front porch and bench resembles my exact arrangement. My bench is all wood though. It is painted black except for the wood slat seat which is left natural. Even my rug is similar. I still have my summer look in place but, will soon be changing for fall.

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks beautiful! I love fall and everything about it. A bit too early here (heat) for real pumpkins but the decorations are in order. Love the wreath with the "P".


Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your front porch and the black bench look Beautiful for fall. You did a great job putting this all together !!! I also love your pumpkins so sweet. I hope you have a great weekend.
XXOO Diane

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

But of course those pillows are gorgeous! On your porch they wouldn't dare be anything else! :) The leaf pillow is wonderful. I remember the pumpkin from last year I think...loved it then, love it now! Everything is beautiful!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

HI Lynne,

Your porch looks so nice for Fall.

I know you left me a comment about looking at a particular post and asked me to...but I can't find it! Can you email me and let me know which it is and what you had in mind?
So sorry about this but didn't want you to think I'd ignored it.

Have a lovely day,


The Decorative Dreamer said...

Love your fall bench too! I like how clean and fresh everything looks. Beautiful pillows!