Monday, October 26, 2015

Simplifying Autumn

 Autumn's simple decor has caught my attention this season.

It seems each year, I have been adapting to a "less is more" style.

It's so refreshing to simplify.

A cozy corner filled with fall flowers in a tall pitcher.

A French style pumpkin sitting on a bench by the window.
A glowing candle wrapped with fall leaves.

An old barrel stave I hand painted with a scarecrow many years ago.
He fills a quiet corner in my dining room.
The pumpkin with the glowing smile is at the bottom of the stave. The vintage towel and flowers
grace a vintage crock my grandmother used to make green tomatoes many years ago.
You see a bit of lavender near by.
One of my favorite simply autumn treasures.
Lovely autumn plate with sweet critters gathering in the yard.
If you look close you can see them enjoying the sunshine.
I love the sweet cottage.

Special and simple touches using one of my favorite greenware pitchers
for a simplified  centerpiece on the kitchen table.

How about you~ are you decorating with less?
Do you simplify your spaces?
Are you simplifying autumn?

Be Blessed,
Celestina Marie

I'll be back to share a  rainy day craft next time.



quakerhillfarm said...

I love your gatherings. So calm, peaceful, and pretty! The scarecrow is adorable! Have a beautiful peaceful week! Lynn

Sola Scriptura said...

Lovely! I have been decorating we less the past few years. Sometimes less really is more. I'm looking forward to your rainy day craft!

Betty said...

My Mother loved to decorate for all the holidays. When her grandkids were in their teens she did not decorate that much and it sadden me. I now think I know how she felt. A few years ago it seem that everyone was so busy with their jobs and school that their was not much time to visit as we used to. That is when I started to cut back on my holiday decorating. Now it is just a few things that I put out and for us that is ok.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, your Autumn decorations are lovely. I like the cue scarecrow and the candle and the pretty flowers in the pitcher. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Valerie-Jael said...

Simply beautiful, that's for sure! Hugs, Valerie said...

Good Morning
Your Autumn decor is so pretty and cozy. Love it all***

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Calming cool beautiful fall post! Thanks for starting our fall Monday so nicely.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Lovely, autumn decorating.

Love that plate with the peaceful cottage scene, especially all of the geese gathering.

Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

La Petite Gallery said...

The word apples, I went with a neighbor and we picked so many apples. UP TO MY A__ in apples, Made Bread pudding with apples and raisins, Made apple sauce. Made 2 apple pies. Made 2 apple cobblers, made fried apple pies. ENOUGH!!
Now I am making candied apples for Halloween. I love the Fall, but this is the last apple picking trip. Wish you were close,
I'd drop a few pies by you. yvonne

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love your simple style. Yes, I am decorating with much less each year as well.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I guess I'll always decorate as long as I'm able, even if it's just for myself. However, yes, I have simplified so much, too, Celeste. I guess as we get older, less is more, is what's important! I enjoyed seeing your pretty Fall touches around your house.
Enjoy your week! xo

Anna said...

Lovely decorations to enjoy the Fall !
It's not a habit to decorate houses, unless for Christmas, around here.
Have a nice week !

Claudia said...

Hi Celestre,
your Autum treasures are just beautiful!
Wonderful decoreated in your home ....this year I only have very little bit ...should make pictures soon ;O)
Yes, sometimes less is more !
Wishing you a wonderful new week,
sending Love, hugs and blessings to you, my dear friend!
Claudia xo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina,
I love your fall decor and simple seems the way to go lately.
I have used some of my decorations from last year and added some new. I made some new additions too this year.
Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Enjoy the week.
Julie xo

Art and Sand said...

I have enjoyed bring fall into the house (it actually feels like fall this morning and we have the heater on) with simple touches. The fall flower colors are enough for me!

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Afternoon Celestina, You have brought beautiful Autumnal touches to your home. The colours on the leaves are beautiful mixed with your garden flowers.
I think I have mentioned before that we do not decorate for Autumn here in England, so it is always a treat to see how my American friends 'do' things.
I do enjoy Autumn, and I tend to light candles in the evening which I really do love.
Best Wishes to you.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the less-is-more look!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful fall accents, love the candle leaf wrap, your painted scarecrow is just too cute, you do such a great job. I probably should simplify my decorations, my hubby would like that too I am sure but I have a house full of decorations and I have a hard time getting rid of items that mean something to me.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Sometimes simple fresh and elegant. Love your flower display. Autumn is such a lovely time of year and I really enjoy the warm colors. Happy Monday. xo

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I did not do as much as I used to do. I gave two plastic tubs of Fall decorations away and there are still two left in garage. I mostly used my pumpkins (fake) and garland.
I love all the decorations that you put up - everything looks perfect. I think as we get older, we want it easier. At least I do.
Have a wonderful week. Did you get any of that storm that went thru Texas. It was 93 here on Saturday. We are never going to get any Fall or Winter. I'm still wearing shorts....

TexWisGirl said...

i live by 'less is more' which is why i don't decorate. :)

Mari said...

Celeste love your simple fall decor....l myself have opted for a less is best fall decor, i use to decorate for Halloween then Thanksgiving but this year I just decided to do a fall theme for both holidays....less stress and work for me....


Stacey said...

I like it very simple too, Celeste. Flowers and pumpkins plus a some richer colors brought into the house make it feel cozy but not overdone. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, everything is lovely! You have so many pretty things and I agree with you, I'm using a little less this year. Well, simple for sure. Your home is always just perfect. Here's to a wonderful week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Denise said...

such lovely décor.


It seems that I'm doing less decorating for the seasons...or "simply" and didn't put up any Halloween this year. On to Thanksgiving!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have such beautiful style. I start out doing less and then I keep adding to it until I have too much. lol Sweet hugs, Diane

cynthia lee designs said...

I have also been doing a less is more decorating for the season for a few years now. Your Fall decor is so pretty!!

Donna said...

I so agree, Celestina, less IS more!! Love all of your treasures, especially the gorgeous stenciled bench. I bet you must have painted that, it's tres chic!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I agree Celeste oftentimes less is more. Your home looks like it's welcomed the season and is embracing you with comfort and beauty.

Unknown said...

Everything is so cute!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

NanaDiana said...

I have gone much simpler this year, too, Celeste. I am to the point where I would rather have a few things I REALLY love than a whole bunch of Autumn "stuff".
Don't know if I can do that for Christmas, though- xo Diana

Christine said...

Lovely Autumn touches and beautiful pieces around your home!
I am decorating with the less is more idea but I find it hard to select from so many favourites!
Have a blessed week!

Alessandra said...

I love your autumn decors....such awesome! I like very much your flowers display. Your home is rich of your gorgeous and unique touches.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Lovely autumn decor Celeste. Your decorating style is so peaceful, and quietly and elegantly joyful. I admit to only a few pumpkins and my grandmother's handmade placemats at this point, but more because I've been too busy to do more. I usually don't decorate too much for autumn, mainly because oranges and browns and yellows aren't my favorite. I have seen a number a pink, sparkly pumpkins around, though, that I would enjoy!
Hope you are enjoying your autumn. I'm wondering if you have gotten a lot of that rain lately? Blessings, Deborah

Gypsy Heart said...

So, so pretty! Your painted items are always fun to see. Love the flowers ~ I have to go to TJ's this week and pick some up. My favorite aunt loved gardening and always had fresh flowers all over her house. I think that's what started my love of them! Miss her so ~ :)

Hope you're having a great week!

Gypsy Heart said...

P.S. And yes, very simplified! I've been doing that for awhile now. I'm in the frame of mind that "less is more". :)

Kim said...

I've become a less is more girl as of late. Your less is lovely!

Createology said...

I always enjoy your beautiful decor dear. Autumn colors yet soothing vignettes. I am finding I am doing less "cutesie" and instead semi-refined/elegant decor. Maybe I am finally "maturing". Creative Autumn Bliss...

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Yes, I'm hoping too one of these days. I always say it but soon I'm going to have to mean it..Thanks for your visit, Celestina, and hope you have a Happy Halloween..Judy

Crissi said...

Beautiful - lovely post!
Hug and happy day Crissi

Ohmydearests said...

You are so creative! I'm sure every nook of your house is filled with beautiful treasures!

Dianna said...

I just finished doing my fall cleaning in the kitchen earlier this week and as I changed out some of the decorations, I, too, went with the idea of "less is more" and I am loving it!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I NEED to simplify, but I just can't seem to do it. I see your beautiful images, and I know I should do it. Your Fall vignettes are all so lovely.

Roosterhead Designs said...

I truly enjoyed this post about 'Simplifying Autumn' Celeste!
Done so beautifully and encourages me to find the beauty in simple and well placed focal points! I really enjoy your photography : )Thanks for sharing ~Karen O

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..