Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thanksgiving Colors

I love the colors of thanksgiving. The oranges, reds, rusts, greens, yellows and purple. What? purple. I know...purple isn't a color I normally associate with autumn but, I had taken down my halloween decor and couldn't take the purple chairs downstairs until my husband came home to help me take them down the stairs. I definetely couldn't get them down the stairs without banging the wall...so I was just waiting. My daughter was helping me decorate with my fabric pumpkins and she placed one on the purple chair with some different pillows and.....it worked?!?.
I never would have done this on my own but, it just kinda happened.  I love that I am going to get a few more weeks use out of these cool chairs. What do you think? Does it work? 
The black candle posts changed for the thanksgiving season. 
My painted wood box filled with indian corn, gourdes and pumpkins. 
The mantle done simply. 
The purple chair is unexpected. I think it might actually work because they are all jewel tones...what do you think? 
The green candle. 
The ornage orange candle. 
The other chair with my cream/green leaves design pillow with a fabric pumpkin. 

Simple warm happy colors across the mantle. 

I like to decorate simply for thanksgiving because I need a "lull" from all the decorating of halloween and christmas. It works perfectly for me for the season so I am excited for christmas. So, what do you all think...do the purple chairs work?  

8 comments:

The Merrell Family said...

Yes it works. Looks great. :)

ReDO GaLS said...

YES I love it, Like you said the jewel tones, and it gives is a spice of color.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Who doesn't love fall - I love that you embrace it, instead of jumping quick to Christmas!

Heather Dodd said...

I think it absolutely works! In some of my fall decor there is purple in it and like you said its suddle enough of a purple color that it works..

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

We love decorating for the Autumn/Fall season - it's our favorite time of the year!

I LOVE your purple chair Cassy and I think everything you've put together SO lovingly works wonderfully!

It is always nice to have a bit of contrast, something to draw the eyes all around the room!

ms.espresso said...

the purple chairs definitely work! I used a bit of purple on an autumn scrapbook page I did recently- my theory: if it's on the leaves (or in the air), it works! Just found your blog today and I'll certainly be back! Great ideas!

Amber S said...

I love, love your decorating style! Autumn is my favorite season and I love all the colors (even purple!). As soon as summer is over I am so excited to start wearing russets, plums, grays and browns! I found your blog yesterday from Imaginisce's facebook post. When I clicked over yesterday you had 18 followers and now you're up to 32!

Amber S said...

I left you a blog award at http://allamberallthetime.blogspot.com/2010/11/blogger-award.html I hope you can stop by and get it!

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