Nov 6, 2010

Branched Archway...

Do you remember when I decorated
(click photos to enlarge)

Each year I also bring a few branches in...


I take down the portiere drapery
and cover the archway
between the parlor and dining room
in swags of branches...


The leaves surprisingly don't  fall off too much...


I decorate the branches with a couple
of golden glittered birds...


For Halloween a flock of crows gather on the branches,
and somehow this sneaky one eluded being put back in the attic :-)


After Thanksgiving
 I will pluck all the leaves off
and revamp the branches
into a sparkling white wintry delight
(my favorite part)..
I'll show you some photos again then :-))

Tonight I am joining..
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Specials

Come join in the fun!
Thanks for visiting me today!

27 comments:

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Bella, I luv the way it look's! And also really like the woodwork in your hame it is beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your day....Julian

Rebecca said...

This is such a wonderful idea-I used to have an old screen door hanging in my kitchen and I would put leaves on it for fall and fake snow for winter-bring the outdoors in!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

How pretty! This is such a great (and no cost) way to decorate for fall. Love it!

NanaDiana said...

Love it Bella! I can't wait to see the winter use of the branches. I once decorated a coffee house and we brought huge branches in and nailed them to the wall helter-skelter and people thought my friend and I were sooooooo with it! lol See? Now I know I am in good company...uh...except you MAY be just a bit more "with it" than I am! xxoo Diana

Cabin and Cottage said...

I really love this look, and the colors are yummy! I didn't register before that you had any of these colors in your house. I'm thinking pink and lavender all the time. Your rooms photograph beautifully, and I love the perspective you chose between the rooms. Very nice! JQ to YOU.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Wow- Love this idea Bella! It really frames in your doorway so beautifully and I can hardly wait to see the holiday look!! :)

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

That fits nice with the leaf stenciling you have up there! Enjoy your indoor 'autumn leaves' and have a great Sunday!

MariettesBacktoBasics

High Street Cottage said...

This is just beautiful. Bringing the outdoors in, always a favorite of mine, lovely, simply lovely

Tete said...

Bella- you sure come up with some fun ideas. I have never thought of doing this- but do tell- do you have to rake inside, too? LOL
I have real maple leaves on my mantel that we picked up outside and will stay there until after Thanksgiving.
Hugs- Tete

Blondie's Journal said...

What an incredibly great idea...it looks great. And to think that you can change it for the holidays!! How do you adhere the branches to the ceiling?

Xo,
Jane

Kolein said...

This is so gorgeous!!! It's warm and romantic bringing the outdoors in!

Please post for the winter theme! I'd love to see that, too!

Found you from FJI/SNS!

Have a lovely weekend,
~Kolein

High Heeled Life said...

That is so creative!! HHL

Ruth said...

Bella , you are simply creative.. i love your decors!!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~Love it Bella!! Its always wonderful bringing nature indoors~*~*Hugs,Rachel

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Very nice! I just love outdoor elements inside too. Neat idea using it for two seasons!

Donna

Kom Achterom said...

Ha Bella
what beuatiful that leaves in de door! nice decration.
Love the nice colours of autumn in your room
lovely sunday
Yolanda

It's me said...

Dear Bella....you create a lovely room here...your decoration is wonderful !!!...so nice done !! ....happy sunday.....love Ria...

Pattie said...

Looks beautiful! I love branches and grapevines. Thanks for sharing.8>)

Brenda Kula said...

I love this idea! Repurposing and recycling. I may have to get out there and look for some branches.
Brenda

House and Garden Boutique said...

What a wonderful idea! I saw something similar in a Holiday Tour of Homes that I participated in a few years ago. One of my fellow decorators brought in a branch, the size of a small tree, and placed it in the front hall and hung small bud vases w/ orchids off of it. It was gorgeous and just made the home stand out in the Tour.

The shabby paris market said...

What a great idea! I love fall...such a beautiful time of the year. Thanks for a new, inspiring idea :)

Hugs,

Dawn

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

Your birds just give the branches the finishing touch. I have also been collecting some branches today and sprayed them silver.....the first step in decorating for Christmas :-)!

Wish you a happy evening!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
this looks so pretty in your doorway! I also love your pink post-love those pretty dishes.

Carolyn

meemsnyc said...

What a wonderful way to bring fall indoors!

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

What a good idea!

Donnie said...

It looks like another week of being late visiting for Pink Saturday. I loved the pink swags and I'm glad I was able to get by even for just a short stop. Have a great week.

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Dear Bella.
This idea of hanging those autumnal barnches is so cool!
I LOVE it.
Fra