Hydrangeas, Pumpkins & Vintage Antiques

Hello everyone, we have been enjoying some wonderful fall weather.  I feel guilty at times since so many are suffering through and with remnants of Hurricane Matthew.  My thoughts have been with you all.

I so love fall and I have always celebrated the season with decorating since John and I have been married, 27 years. 


The foyer is filled with many things I love, dried Hydrangea, pumpkins, my metal ladder from Magnolia Market, my Vintage Olive Bucket, Antique Mustard Jars I found on Etsy from France and other items.


The burlap leaves I had in my fall stash filled combined with mini faux pumpkins I painted fill this box that was part of an old apothecary chest I have spoken about often.


I added this crown to add a bit of whimsy.  Isn’t she pretty?

A close-up  of the box that I painted with chalk paint and lightly dark waxed.  Once again,  I used the Mod Podge method with the reverse transfer method.  I found these images through Pinterest.  The reverse transfer method is a love of mine, takes patience.



Let’s take a closer look at my mustard jars.  I have wanted these for around two years now.  I received a gift card for Etsy and I knew this was exactly what I was looking for.

One you can see has a little Hydrangea nestled inside and the other has some of my grandmothers vintage silver peaking out, love the handles.

The candle holder is fitted with a small faux white pumpkin.


This pot with a Hydrangea I placed on a book to give the lamp and jar some height and balance.

My Metal ladder from Magnolia Market with a piece of leftover toile I had on hand hanging.  I have ironed this many times and that crease you see just won’t budge.  I OCD over that, Ha, Ha.

You will notice a walking stick from Ireland gifted to John years ago, this is its permanent home.


The acorn wreath from Décor Steals adds a nice fall touch.  Hanging over my market basket that was a gift from the Painted Fox.   It sits filled with beautiful dried Hydrangea.  The colors are faced and add nice color.

Close-up, lovely soft autumn colors, so pretty!


In this corner by the front door is my Vintage olive bucket filled with more Hydrangea with a White pumpkin.  Love this olive bucket with all it’s character.


A close-up to give you a better look at the Hydrangea colors clustered together and a tad bit of sunshine.


This Hitchcock chair was my moms and even though there are a few chips of wear and tear I will NEVER paint this piece.  It is not only memories of my mom who loved these chairs but it’s a reminder of my childhood, PRICELESS to me.

The pillow is a Pottery Barn purchase I made a few years back.


These are Boo pumpkins we purchased when at the pumpkin farm last weekend.  Look at those curvy stems.


The curvy stems make the pumpkins, I think.

One last look at the Bombay chest. 


Hope you enjoyed seeing our foyer in all its Fall glory.  Enjoy the rest of your week.  Remaining beautiful here throughout the weekend.  I hope you have great weather too!

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

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