Who doesn't want their shanty to be a bit savvy, a bit clever, creative, a bit sensible, sharp and ingenious?! But hey, let's face it, most of us are living on a shoestring. Here's how I'm doing it my way, making our nest a Savvy Shanty.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Falling For You

So they say that a few days ago was the first day of fall; hmpf, it was 85 here. But we have had a few cool nights and it has given me the itch to switch a few things around the Savvy Shanty.

Now I have a confession to make, I'm not a big Halloween girl. Its not that I don't like it, I just don't like most of the decorations that go with it. So usually, I do a fall mix up and it hangs out til Thanksgiving if it lasts that long. And really, this whole Halloween/Thanksgiving thing is just the prelude to the debutante of the season, Christmas. Which usually starts making an appearance around here sometime mid November which isn't a problem because I have made it a personal goal to never host Thanksgiving at my house. And there is my second confession of the day.

Now we have discussed that I don't like most of the Halloween stuff but I do love a good pumpkin, fat ones, skinny ones, white ones, lumpy bumpy grey ones. It doesn't matter. BUT.......the Savvy Shanty has a very Hemingway- plantation-coastal vibe going on. Which makes the whole fall decor thing a little dicey. Pumpkins and rattan aren't necessarily kissing cousins you know. 

Finding a balance between fall and all the other hemingwayish-old florida-yachting-travel goodies we have collected seems to be one of the more difficult seasons for me to decorate for. Summer is easy peasy, Christmas is even a cake walk but fall, well....y'all let me know how I did.

So funny little story about the window in the background. I was walking up  to see my friend one day this summer and a fellow neighbor had three vintage windows sitting next to his trash. Well I detour over to the neighbors trash and scooped up all three (like you do!) and right as I am scavenging windows out of the trash, my neighbor walks out and catches me red handed. I just smiled and said, "Does it creep you out that I'm gathering your trash?!" He just laughs and says, "If it was anyone else but you, it would. We have held on to those windows forever and couldn't figure out what to do with them but I feel certain you'll know exactly what to do with them." Well thank you very much! I think this one is a nice little prop for my fall mantle.


PS. I need to give credit, the framed photo is a print from The Graphics Fairy

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Phil and Darby Hawley said...

I am loving these white pumpkins Ginger! I've got to get some of these for my fall decor, thank you for the inspiration :-)

Pattie said...

Hi Ginger, found you over at Kristin's blog glad I found you.. Love your mantel thank you for sharing. Your newest follower

Felicia said...

Hi Ginger! I love everything about your mantel! I just love how warm, and shabby chic it is. I also don't care for Halloween decor as well, so its nice to see some harvest ideas. I also love that you refinish things! That is what my blog is about (Skitt A Skatt Furniture) thats trash to treasure in Norwegian. Thanks for the inspiration, I just love your mantel! I may just have to have a do over with mine. :-) I'm excited to follow, and read more of your posts!

Inspired by you said...

Loving all of it!

Heidi said...

Love the simplicity of your mantle ~ just gorgeous!

Leigh Anne said...

This is so pretty and such a nice mixture of elements! Love it!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

Love your style, Ginger - your mantel is simply divine. Happy Fall!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Ginger, Your Fall decor is beautiful! I love the pumpkins but my favorite is the vintage scale. Thank you for linking to the Open House party and I am now your newest follower.

The Tablescaper said...

Love your Fall decor. It would be great to have you link this post to my weekly meme Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This is lovely!! That wreath is wonderful and loving the white pumpkins!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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