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

17 thoughts on “Hydrangeas, Pumpkins & Vintage Antiques

  1. Hi Cindy, Love your entry and all the gorgeous details to enjoy here. I adore the hydrangeas and the pheasant pillow is stunning. I’m in love with your Bombay chest. Always gorgeous my friend. Thank you for sharing your talent for display and decorating!! xo

  2. Cindy, you are a master of creating beautiful vignettes! I just love your dried hydrangeas, the colors are perfect for fall. Another favorite thing I see are your vintage French mustard pots. Tres chic! And I love your idea of elevating pieces with books. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I love those mustard pots too! I really like.the softer hue of fall that you have going. Your entry hall is very pretty and welcoming. Thanks so much for the lovely comment you left for me. Makes my day!

  4. Your foyer looks so pretty!!!! I love your hydrangeas and those little pumpkins are sooooo cute! I would love to find some mustard jars just like yours!
    Happy Fall!

  5. Your foyer looks beautiful for fall with your pumpkins and dried hydrangeas. Fun to fill your special vintage finds with the gifts of fall. A lovely spot to welcome family and friends.
    Mary Alice

  6. Your entrance looks stunning, Cindy! I love dried hydrangeas, too. The crown added to the fall box was a great touch. I am in love with the ladder – got to head over to MM right now to see about that!

  7. Beautiful found treasures Cindy! I too love dried Hydrangeas. I left my limelights on my tree until they turned brown. I will harvest them this week and save for Christmas. I love the vintage feel! Yours look gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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