Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Shopping the Cottage for Fall

I have been sorting through things I already have in the cottage to
decide how to transform the summery white, soft pink and green decor
on my front porch.

I'm not sure what I want to do.  Should I choose the deep reds and some warm
tones of rust?  I'm not much of an orange girl, and y'all know it takes me a
while to get with the program.  If I choose the deep reds it will be easy
to transition into Christmas.  I can compliment this with lots of white 
pumpkins, seed pods, apples and pine cones.

I pulled out this fabric swatch.  I am loving the colors ~ they look so rich
and warm and I love the way it compliments this old marmalade crock I
found yesterday at a consignment shop.  I could use it and some coordinating
fabrics for pillows on the wicker chairs.

Or what about this organic look?  Or a combination of the two?
Let me know what you think.  I am hoping to complete the porch by
this weekend.

I am linking up to these parties for more inspiration ~


Wow Bentley ~ the squirrels are racing around like crazy outside!

Susan and Bentley


  1. I like red best, too. The only time I like a little bit of orange is fall. The organic look is good, too. Maybe you should combine the two! Linda

  2. I love the red and you're right, the transition to Christmas would be a snap. I also love the marmelade crock and that beautiful swatch. Susan go with your feeling ~ it's always the best. Can't wait to see it done!

  3. I like the red and deep rust too.. Orange just isnt a color that makes me smile. most of my fall is done in greens or at least muted rust tones if I use them.

  4. The red suits you best. Go with what you love♥

  5. I just love your header with the Scotch plaid. Everything is perfect for now and to transend Christmas come! Go with the red, that's you! So great you read the book, A Place of Yes, as it's such a positive book and I like that. Thank you for your lovely visit. Hugs, FABBY

  6. A combination would be nice.

  7. I like the idea of using the deep reds and then transitioning to Christmas -- you could do the same by incorporating white and green.

  8. I love your header too! Great finds. Thanks for stopping by Lakeshore Cottage and commenting about my tree bench swing. Come back soon and enter my Ramsign Enamel sign giveaway. The signs are great for house numbers or inside on just about anything...I just love them!

  9. Hi. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for becoming a follower!

    I like the reds, also. My porch is completely bare right now. It is suppose to be getting new paint. That is if I can get back to it before the leaves fall. LOL. I can't wait to see what you come up with!


  10. The red with that pretty blue fabric is stunning! I'm all about an easy transition. Looks like you have some lovely choices. Thanks for visiting Cottage and Creek!

  11. Love the red too! Thanks for visiting my blog ... I am now a follower of yours!

  12. I love that red and the crock. Christmas would be so easy to move into. Will be checking back to see what you do!
    Thanks for visiting Marian's garden. Hugs, Ginger

  13. I say go with the deep reds, but red is my favorite color! :D

  14. Hi Susan & Bentley,

    We love all the red!

    Happy Rednesday,

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  15. I am so coveting your marmelade crock! I love it.

  16. LOVE the deep deep reds, but no matter what you choose, I know it will look great because no one puts together beautiful vignettes like you!
    Happy REDnesday,

  17. You are absolutely right. That fabric swatch is lovely and inspiring!

  18. Hi Susan!...Bentley Too,
    I love the textures of mixing the two, but you always have such a welcoming home..you inspire!

  19. I the think the red is an awesome choice !


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