Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Of a Vintage Nature

Fall is on the horizon and I love this time

of year since I use elements of nature

along with the vintage pieces in our home.

Using nature has such beautiful hues...

I think by far dried branches are my favorite

element to add inside of urns and on tables.

Our home is filled with driftwood

spilling across tables and placed in vintage baskets...

Coral is another one of

my favorite " staples " in my home decor...

I use various types of coral

for different effects...

Using nature always adds texture

to my displays...

Sometimes I will even add a touch of quirky as

seen above with my vintage anatomy prints...

Simple elegance in a bird's nest

placed in a vintage platter...

Natural grass is a great rustic

filler for my vintage pieces...

This week I will be linking up to

my usual favorite gals...

Kathleen's White Wednesday

{Debra is also hosting a two year anniversary giveaway}

In case you missed the announcement

I will be having fun

with these two lovelies every month

adding my curbside rescues and DIY projects

Have a beautiful and blessed week!



I love your beautiful natural elements Kate. Thanks for this lovely inspiring post.



Thanks for the inspiration here to use nature in my home. And you brought back some funny memories, as my dad was always dragging drift wood home from our travels (and not the little pieces you have.)

Blessing on your fall, Kate.


It's me said...

What a beautiful post Kate...i see such a beautiful things today.......love from me...xxx...your home is so nice !!!

Unknown said...

love it all!!!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Congratulations on your new adventure! How exciting!!
Anything you have a hand in is bound to be GORGEOUS and inspiring...just like you, Kate. Your style is both elegant and peaceful which speaks volumes about YOU.
Hope Gracie is excited about starting school! :) Wish her luck from me.
Sending you huge hugs & lots of love from Jersey~
Lisa xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love all the natural elements you combined! Love the branches, bird's nest and coral! Love your chair too! Gorgeous!

Polly said...

so pretty! i love that dresser peeking out in one of those photos with its ornate details! good luck with your new blog.....can't wait to see more curbside makeovers!



Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Gorgeous photos of your home!! About 6 months ago there was a big storm and a nest had fallen out of a tree. I was so excited to have this beautiful nest for my home. When my neighbors saw me carrying it home I think they thought I was a little crazy! lol! One them asked "where are going to put that?" in an incredulous voice.

Anne said...

You have amazing taste and style! That is exactly what I plan on doing for fall decor.Just using God's amazing gifts...nature and some white or funky looking pumpkins.I think I saw a green variety last year.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

It's all so pretty! Happy September! xo Holly

toves sammensurium said...

Kate ..what can I say? Just looooove your pictures and How you are styling at Home.The driftwood and the corals are Definetely you,only you can do it the way you do!And I just love it!You photograph so well and beautiful too,takes my breathe away:)
I hope you are well!!!

Olive said...

There is nothing bland about your neutrals with the texture of the driftwood and coral it is compelling. Olive

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Kate, you have such a gift for displaying your collections. I love nature brought inside and you did a wonderful job with it:) Have a great weekend:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

"Create Beauty" said...

Beautiful and Calming,
Serene and Happy,

I adore the various textures
and the way you display them!

Visited the new blog and it is fabulous!
I can tell it will be a wellspring of inspiration

~ Violet

Unknown said...

Beautiful, I love the urn with branches and all the driftwood! Quirky anatomy prints are perfect :)

Hugs, Tanya

Julie Marie said...

Just beautiful Kate... I arrived by way of sweet Debra's party... I love Nature and your vignettes are beautiful... I am your newest follower... xoxo Julie Marie

Unknown said...

Your decor has such a calming effect. Love the neutrals and natural elements!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your simple elegance always inspires.

Ticking and Toile said...

Oh my goodness Kate! I'm always so blown away with your ability to beautify a space! Love all the driftwood & coral....need some around here!!
Love the velvet pillow w/ the upholstery webbing too...wow! so perfect for fall! :)

Thanks for coming by earlier btw...:) kind of fun to re-examine our backsides huh?? hehehe!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Simple yet oh so beautiful!

T. Roger Thomas said...

I like the look of the clock and the wire basket.

Jet said...

your style is fantastic. Love the natural look and effortless way you have shown elegance and style.

Rebecca Nelson said...


Love your vision and your style! LOVE IT ALL!


Burlap Luxe said...

So Happy I visited you today, you always inspire unique rustic beauty in my perfect tones of grains, whites, and gray's.
Kate I just love that settee, I hope it gets to hang around in your home awhile before you end up taking it into your shop, we know how this business works in with something new and out with the old :)

See you and your beautiful self soon.
Your Southern Ca. bloggy friend


Kadee Willow said...

I thought of you today... seriously! As I pulled into the driveway, after an early morning errand, I had to stop. While away, a large branch had fallen, due to a quick rain storm, and it had to be moved before putting the car in the garage. The bark was dark from the rain, and it's craggy tendrils were coated with moss. Instantly thought of Halloween and then thought, noooo... these would great in the house! Imagine the smaller pieces in one of my cloches! Can't wait for them to dry out so I can complete my idea! See? Love how bloggers help inspire others!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as always Kate!! I always love the little touches that you add around your home!!
Congrats on your new venture, I look forward to reading more about it!
Take care sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful vignettes! I love your use of the driftwood.

~Ashleigh @ rusticanthology.blogspot.com
{I'm a new follower!}

Heaven's Walk said...

Kate - you need to publish a book on interior design. Your photos and your style are just gorgeous! :)

xoxo laurie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is so lovely, Kate...I always enjoy your inspired use of natural textures!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hey there, gorgeous! thanks so much for the shout out for the Give Away. Always love all your natural elements and those anatomy prints are wonderful! xoxo

must love junk said...

So stunning! Every single vignette is such a feast for the eyes! (Also, thank you so much for your sweet comment on my feature!!)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I agree that the touch of nature you add to your vignettes are always fabulous. You just have the knack girl. Like the anatomy pics. How fun are they? Excited for your new adventure. Hopping over to check it out. Always love having you share with SYC.

Unknown said...

Kate, your rooms are as exquisite as always. So peaceful. I love the elements you have used.
Congratulations on being a contributor to the newest blog. It sounds pretty exciting!

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

Lovely to meet another driftwood afficionada!

1House1Couple said...

I love how you have created a beachy feel with all that driftwood and coral :)


Jenni said...

Hello Kate!

As always your home is so lovely! I especially love the driftwood you put here and there, such a beautiful touch...On an earlier post you showed driftwood you had put in, I think it was glass vases or containers, and it got me "driftwood decorating"! Oh, I also love the branches in the urn and the coral as well. :)

I hope you have a beautiful Tuesday! :)

Blessings and hugs,

bec said...

Where do I start? ..I adore everything about this post..I'm overloaded with inspiration.
Have a great day.
Bec x

Ron and Jamie said...

love love love you my friend!! <3

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

I'm thinking I'd love to come shopping inside your house!! I need to make a trip to Country Roads... xo, A

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Gorgeous!! Your style is so unique. I love the vintage stuffs. Its very classic.
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