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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Peacock Feathers for Fall

I've been having a hard time getting in to the swing of fall decorating. When my pink geraniums are still blooming it is hard to switch over to fall colors both inside and out of the house. But this weekend brought a blast of rain and cold weather lows in the 40's and highs in the mid 50's. When the temperature inside the house reads 58 degrees you know it is time to click the heat on and that fall has really arrived.


Fall oranges don't really work with my pale interior so I thought I'd try some peacock feathers in a vase that previously held white silver dollars. Then I added some white and green gourds in enhance the fall feeling. 










This might not be the most traditional fall decorating idea but for me it is a chance to freshen things without using orange. But I think I could use a few more feathers to fill the vase out a little more. Do you have other colors you like to try for fall? I love to hear about it.

A special thank you to Nita at Mod Mix Monday our posts on Red, White and Blue Table and Garden Bench. Also a thank you to Jann at Share Your Cup Thursday for featuring our post on Before and After Bookcase. You can visit Nita and Jann by clicking on their party link below.



38 comments:

very merry vintage style said...

Love this combination. I always like to see different decorations for fall and peacock feathers are always amazing! Adding this to my Pinterest peacock feathers board.
Mary

Vee said...

It's a lovely arrangement. I like orange a lot, though this is an excellent way to add fall without going that route. (I also had a day this week when I couldn't take the chill any more so the heat went on for a few hours. It was heavenly.)

Lorrie Orr said...

Your feathers add new colours and textures that are perfect for early fall. I don't really like the oranges and rusts, either. There are lots of pretty browns in the feathers, as well as the blues and greens.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

The colors in the feathers are so pretty as autumn accents! I think we're having the same weather as you. We even had about an inch of snow Friday night!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your idea of using peacock feathers for fall decorating! We used to have peacocks that roamed our neighborhood at our old house-I need to decorate with these just for the memories!

GrandmaK said...

Beautiful!!! Have a grand week! Cathy

Nicola Carpenter said...

Stunning pictures!

Herding Cats

Shirley said...

I think it is stunning. Just enough to feel the fall in the air. I dont like to decorate too much for fall as I would rather put my efforts into Christmas decorating. It can be a lot of work! And I like the seasons to last a little longer making it worth while.

Lavender Cottage said...

The peacock feathers add an elegant touch and the colour of the gourds is subtle enough not to overpower like orange would. I find your autumn vignette very appealing as I'm not a fan of orange either.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Laura. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special.

I love your choices, and they are perfect in your home. You just have to love peacock feathers. Stunning!

Molly said...

I am sure it is just an old wives tale... or possibly even something my Mother made up but she always told me it was bad luck to have them in the house. Don't ask me why as I think they are very beautiful.

Mollyxxx

Pat said...

Very pretty!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Hello Laura.
This is a lovely post. I just adore peacock feathers.
Your arrangement for Autumn is very nice.
happy Monday
val

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

very creative autumn decor ~ wonderfully done ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Olive Cooper said...

I love your proud peacock feathers Laura. I recently found some feathers and need to put them to use. You have inspired me. xo, olive

Infuse With Liz said...

Looks great! I have a lot of color in my house but I too can find the "orange" factor a bit much. I just try to find things that are as natural looking as possible- even if they are faux! The peacock feathers are so dramatic- I like them anytime! Your gourds look great and add that little fall touch without going overboard!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

So elegant! Just a hint of Fall to mark the changing season.

Debra

NatureFootstep said...

those feathers are really gorgeous. :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from Macro Monday this evening, I love the fact you have used peacock feathers, how lovely to have some. :)

Madelief said...

Hi Laura,

I like the way you decorated the house with the peacock feathers and white pumpkins! It's a bit different than what you normally see, but very nice!!!

Madelief x

Kris said...

Reminds me of Samuel Barber's "A Hand of Bridge"....I want to buy that hat of peacock feathers!!! I'm assuming no peacocks were harmed in the decorating of this space. Beautiful!

Marie said...

It's a wonderful grouping and very lovely for fall! I really love the close-up of the peacock feather!

edenhills said...

Beautiful decorations! My peacock has just finished shedding his tail feathers, so they are perfect for decorating this time of year.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Thanks for visiting my Rachel Ashwell post! I was lucky enough to visit the NY shop before it closed. It was much the same, but quite large. Very nice fall decorating! I steer clear of orange for the most part too. I love the neutrals and browns though. Nice job!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the peacock feathers. I'm getting ready to change my arrangement in my bedroom...I'll keep this in mind! It would look nice in my bedroom! Happy Fall!

podso said...

Beautiful arrangement!

Emilie's daughter said...

It's lovely! I am not a big fan of orange either and I try brown and green and wait till X-mas time arrives! I saw the first X-mas lights today in a shop... Christa

Ann said...

I love this arrangement. I use peacock feathers at Christmas, but they look stunning with the little pumpkins. Your photos are incredible, Laura.

Linda Primmer said...

Love the peacock feathers. I try to use them here and there, especially at Christmas.

Katherines Corner said...

a lovely addition to your Autumn decor.Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Lynn Proctor said...

i love this---especially the white pumpkins--just lovely :)

Bohemian said...

Ahhhh... another Kindred Spirit that goes outside Tradition and Decorates Seasonally with Peacock Feathers! Lovely... and those Specialty Pumpkins are Beautiful too! Love your Style!!!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Shasta Farrar said...

Oh, your peacock feathers are so pretty. They remind me of some that my mother used to have...I miss them :) Thanks for sharing it with us at the All Star Block Party :)

Shasta @InTheOldRoad

Amy said...

Pretty Peacock feather pictures. My geraniums are still out, too. I'm going to try to overwinter them this year. I've prepared one plant, but have two more to go.

Bohemian said...

Thanks for stopping by for a Blog Visit and becoming a Supporter... you are now also being Followed by a Fellow Peacock Loving Bohemian! *Winks* Lately the Blogger Functions haven't been cooperating too well & so it wouldn't 'take' during my initial visit... but I'm tenacious... once I discover a Blog I Enjoy I make Old School Notes of it until we can get the Modern Technology to behave! *LOL*

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Full Circle Creations said...

Love the peacock feathers. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Holly

Jody and Stan said...

I never have seen this combination. What a unique design, very pretty with the peacock feathers and beautiful pumpkins! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.

Jody

Jann Olson said...

Laura, I would never have thought to use Peacock feathers, but they work. I love using a bit of turquoise with my Fall decor. Thanks so much for sharing with SYC.
Hugs,
Jann

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