Thursday, August 26, 2010

Autumn Lovelies

With the temperatures cooling (ahhh, finally!) and the leaves starting to turn (already??), my favorite time of the year is just around the corner: Fall!!! I see that I am certainly not alone in my love for the season as many bloggers are prepping for this precious time of the year.

Last week we were on a mini vacation before the start of school. This week, projects abound chez Willow Wisp. One quick project was to autumize this cute tiered stand that I found last week. I LOVE this stand, and just had to have it. I've been looking for something to pretty up my kitchen island for a while now, and this was perfect.

Enter pumpkins, squash, gourds, apples, & a pinch of Spanish moss for good measure. Result: Cute, festive, autumn loveliness.

The squash is real. I found fake mini apples & pumpkins, which are quite realistic looking.

I already have plans for this tiered stand for Christmas: I envision chestnuts, pomegranates, clove covered oranges....oh my!

Stay tuned for many more finished projects to come! While the next few weeks will be busy with the start of school, one more mini trip, a big girl turning 3 and several more sets of visitors trying to squeeze in one last trip before the end of summer, I still hope to get these projects completed and up for you all to see. Enjoy these last precious days of summer, when the evenings are cooler, and the excitement of the coming season is just ahead!

Linking to my favorite parties & to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Thrifty Decor Chic's impromptu Fall Decor Link Up!


Shel said...[Reply to comment]

Such a lovely display! When I saw that you live in Vancouver,it saddenend me.. our dearest friends live near you in Penticton and were visiting us for the last 2 weeks.
You truely live in a beautiful part of the world.
Warm South African greetings.

Colleen said...[Reply to comment]

Looks great. Would you mind sharing your kitchen color paint? Love it.

Ellie said...[Reply to comment]

Very cute tiered stand. I love fall too! And your kitchen is beautiful!

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]


The kitchen colour is Nordic Grey from Benjamin Moore =)

Susan said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely! I like to dress up stands on my bar, too! Isn't it fun? I love Fall and I think the squash, pumpkins and gourds look great on your stand. I, too, love your paint color!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...[Reply to comment]

Oh it looks so pretty with the gords and fruit. Love the rafia in the bottom. I am with you and so ready for fall. Hugs, Marty

Ruthie said...[Reply to comment]

Love it! I can't wait to start putting my Fall decor out! I think since the weather is starting to change I might go ahead and get my stuff together! Thanks for sharing!

Ruthie @ Tattered Bliss

Entertaining Women said...[Reply to comment]

What a great piece! If it were in my kitchen right now, it would be stacked with gorgeous, giant, ripe, delicious peaches. I look forward to seeing your variations for your tiered basket. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Jennifer said...[Reply to comment]

That is too cute and I just love your kitchen!

Debbie said...[Reply to comment]

You are so right about not being alone when it comes to loving fall. You have a beautiful kitchen and are your leaves turning already? My pumpkins are way ahead of their time, not sure if they will hang on until Oct.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...[Reply to comment]

Great idea...and the black wrought iron tier is perfect to set all the great Autumn colors off!

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Terrell said...[Reply to comment]

I'm loving this stand too!! and how you filled it looks amazing!! Thank you for linking it to my party today!!!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Chic Creations said...[Reply to comment]

Very pretty. I love the stand. Thanks for sharing.

the cape on the corner said...[Reply to comment]

love that look! anything titled autumn lovelies is sure to bring me over!

popping in from frou frou decor...can't wait to see what else you've got. i'm off to peak.

Meg said...[Reply to comment]

Ah, fall. Can't wait! What a cute centerpiece.

I'm having a link party and Target giveaway on my blog. I'd love it if you joined up! Have a wonderful day.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful! Fall is in the air!

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Patti said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely...You live in such a beautiful's 90' here...with no signs of fall yet!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

That looks great and I love your rustic tiered stand.

Pinky said...[Reply to comment]

I just love your tiered stand and Fall is my favorite time of year too! Love your kitchen too. I have never been to your part of the world but hopefully someday! XO, Pinky

Allison Shops said...[Reply to comment]

Your arrangement looks nice. I think I'll put out my fall wreaths this week. Maybe bring the cooler weather on!

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Beverly @ said...[Reply to comment]

Very sweet! I'm so ready for fall! The squash and apples look so great against the moss. Nice job!!
~stopping by from Met. Monday! ;)

Shelia said...[Reply to comment]

What a beautiful display of the fall fruit! Looks like you have a very lovely kitchen too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chic Creations said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful display of Autumn. Love the tired tray. Thanks for sharing. Oh, also, I love your blog.

niartist said...[Reply to comment]

I just love the way this turned out! It's really beautiful, and something I think I can do too - which makes it even more inspiring! Thanks for sharing, and as always inspiring! I gotta get to the farmers market this weekend! :)
P.S., stop by and let me know what you think of my little video I did of my house. I hope you like it - would love to know what you think!

Sue said...[Reply to comment]

This display really says, "fall." Like the use of the moss to add texture. :-) Am visiting from Marty's party.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...[Reply to comment]

What a great stand, I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun decorating it!

Blondie's Journal said...[Reply to comment]

I love this Andrea! The moss makes it look so fall~ish!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...[Reply to comment]

I love your new stand and the Fall decor. I need to get busy and get my Fall decorations out.

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...[Reply to comment]

What a beautiful display of Autumn! Love the stand!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...[Reply to comment]

Looks great - bring on the fall weather!

Becca said...[Reply to comment]

Your tiered stand looks so festive decked out with pumpkins, guords and all things Fall! Love it. *Becca*

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...[Reply to comment]

What a lovely fall display! Thanks for joining my Fall Decorating Party today and sharing it with us. :-)

Miss Char said...[Reply to comment]

Great idea, I love the earthy look of what you did.

Val said...[Reply to comment]

Really cute! I love this!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Nice to meet you! Love this little stand. It is so versatile. May I ask where you got your beautiful kitchen/dining room table!! Oh my, that is just what I am looking for. Thanks!