Sunday, October 16, 2016

More fall at Balsam Mountain Preserve

I had the opportunity to go up Saturday to Balsam Mountain Preserve and shoot some photos at the main security gate. This is obviously not your everyday security gate:-)

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I grabbed some things from home to make all the browns a little more inviting and homey. 

I had already added a few pumpkins to the mantel, but nothing else, so it was really bare. 

I brought some fur throws, kilim pillows and new velvet pillows I found at World Market. 

I made the black and white print pillows with fabric I ordered from Spoonflower.

I brought a fern from home to add some green. I'm a big fan of using green in the fall to really enhance the warm, rusty tones.

I brought one of my grandfather's vintage vinegar jugs and added some clipped sourwood branches.

I also added some candles in different sizes to the mantel.

My 14 year old helped me with styling, and after we left there, we went by the stables and saw this guy.

Then we joined Luis for a ride around the golf course in a golf cart.

Honestly, this was a crazy amount of fall goodness all in one day:-)

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  1. Just gorgeous, makes me want to sit and enjoy the surrounding beauty! Your daughter has eye in styling too:). The last photograph is stunning, like a painting!
    What a place to relax and appricate in God's nature, Kathleen in Az

    1. Thank you so much Kathleen!

  • Pinky at Designs by PinkyOctober 17, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Oh I get to savor this again!!! I love it all!! What all is in the arrangement in the wood/bark basket? I love the basket and the arrangement!

    1. I just filled it with sour wood branches and that purple weed that grows here -- it looks like daisies but purple, not sure what it's called:-) I love the basket too!