Fall Foyer

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in fall, foyer, moss, thrift store | 22 comments

I had great plans today of getting my front porch ready for fall.

I was going to buy pumpkins and mums.

I was going to give my front porch a good cleaning.

I had no idea it was supposed to rain ALL DAY!

I never watch the weather.

Oh well.

Maybe tomorrow?

So, today I will share some more fall decorations from my foyer.

I brought my olive jar back out and filled it with sticks.

It doesn’t get any more natural and thrifty than sticks.

I started collecting all kinds of acorns last year, so these are some that I already had.

I just chose a few and added them to the top of some moss.

The boxwood wreath stays on the lamp year-round.

I just thought the pumpkin added a nice touch.

I love to add decorative touches to my lampshades.

I really like a layered look, and this is an easy place to add another layer.

You can see my new $7 chair and my hydrangea wreath in my dining room.

The tray was $1 at Goodwill.

The white container was another thrifty find.

Love this little carved bird!

It looks like he is talking to my flying pig. . .

And, from this angle you can see into my family room.

We have a table in our family room for homework and such.

With 3 girls who are all in school, this is a perfect place for homework and projects.

And, we do not have to clean off the table for dinner!

Who am I kidding – we haven’t been home to eat dinner in weeks!

(Notice my husband’s crate on the table – I did not notice it while I was taking the pictures!)

I am hoping for better weather tomorrow!

The good thing is – this rain should really cool things off!

We are still researching this skunk issue that we have.

The smell is almost unbearable in the kitchen.

I had a friend say that she actually liked the smell of skunk?!

And, another friend say that she thinks skunk smells like coffee?!

I am not sure what kind of coffee she has been drinking?!

(Or what else she has been drinking to think that crazy thought?!)

All I know is that a full day of rain did NOTHING to wash the smell away – I think it made it worse!

Little issues like this just make life more interesting!

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  1. So sorry to hear about your skunky smell. Have you tried spraying straight white vinegar? I just read what to do in a zine a couple weeks ago but do you think I can remember which zine or what to do? Of course not.
    Think I dropped off the zines at the thrift store so can’t retrieve it. When I get done with my zines I give them to the thrift store. Used to give to daughter but she’s too busy now she tells me.
    What can I say, your whole house is awesome girl. Makes me think I’d better be getting some cleaning done. I’ve been heavy into some craft projects and started to organize my studio today.
    All this organizing I”ve been reading about on so many blogs finally got to me and the fact I could hardly walk into this room without danger of killing myself.
    Have a good week, hope the rain lets up so you can fix up your porch. Oh yeah that’s on my list also. See what trouble you girls start for me, lol.

  2. What a beautiful Fall foyer! I love the vignette you’ve styled and the elements you used! Gorgeous home … look forward to seeing more! *Becca* (new subscriber by way of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia).

  3. I love this tabletop display, Melissa! Such an interesting chest, too. Hopefully, you’ll be able to get outside today. We are supposed to have rain today and yesterday was beautiful. I wanted to get my mums this week but I don’t think that’s going to work out.

  4. What a beautiful home. Love that chest that the piggie and other great fall decor is on.
    About the skunks. I know another blogger tht has had trouble all summer. Hopefully you just got sprayed. You will know soon. She had to trap them and they just keep getting them. Awful.
    As far as the smell…….coffee yuck no way. ANother one likes it, her smeller is broken.
    Good luck.

  5. Melissa you really know how to put together such beautiful vignettes! Love all the layers and little details!!

  6. Beautiful and creative as usual in this foyer. I forgot to collect my sticks from the yard piles before the truck and rain got them today. I hope there will be more neighbors out trimming this week!

  7. Everything looks great! LOVE that little pig!!

  8. LOVE IT!!!

    m ^..^

  9. Gorgeous. I love it all. The tiny wreath is fabulous and your pots and urns add such texture, and of course the flying pig is the cutest. Beautiful vignette. Hugs, Marty

  10. It’s just beautiful, Melissa! You created a lovely warm and inviting area.

    I can’t believe anyone could like the smell of skunk or think it smelled like coffee — YUK! My family raised chickens when I was young, and we used to have skunks all the time. We always used tomato juice if one of our dogs got sprayed. It might work for you if you have a particular spot where the skunk sprayed. Good luck!


  11. It’s all quite lovely.

  12. So glad I came across this blog! Love your look! Great job 🙂

  13. Love your vignette on the chest. Great colors and the pig is so special.

  14. Another beautiful vignette…you just rock this ! xo

  15. Your foyer vignette is gorgeous! So many fabulous detail make it so interesting! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  16. Your entry is so beautiful, so inviting! Love the vignette and the pictures…Christine

  17. Came across your blog and love it! Love all your decor…however I adore your piggie…where did you find him? I would love to have one:)

  18. I just love your decorating style – so warm and comforting!

  19. Oh, Melissa, what a pretty foyer you have put together! Love the pig talking the the bird, and the little tray you got thrifting–it has such a pretty brown design inside–perfect for fall.

  20. Your foyer looks beautiful all dressed for fall!!!! Love the wreathe and pumpkin on the lampshade too. Re the skunk: I don’t want to discourage you but a friend of mine’s dog got sprayed and they ahd to replace carpt and furniture!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you don’t have to do anything so drastic. XO, Pinky

  21. Beautifully done! Love the textures, and the items you chose.

  22. Another very pretty vignette. Your foyer is looking Fall good! I hope your skunk problem gets better. I LOVE the different textures you use, makes it visually interesting. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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