Sunday, October 6, 2013

Colors of Fall in the Office



(Thank you to Ivy and Elephants and Common Ground for featuring this post!)
Hi, everyone!  Most of my fall decor is in the neutral color palette; however, I decided to bring in the more traditional rustic colors of fall into our office since there are some darker tones in here including our leather chair.
My mom bought these mums for me-they're the prettiest color, kind of a rust/cinnamon/burgundy!  She also found this little wreath which she meant for the shop but which I promptly brought home.  For some reason, I just love it!  And it's about the same shade as the mums.
(I also snagged the little copper-tinged silver urn that she had bought for the shop!  I've never seen this shape or size-love it!  Hazards of the job! ;)




The mums, the wreath, and these sweet little pears that I found echo the rust colored stripe in this small vintage suitcase, so I started with that as my foundation.
I began working on my vignette...then went into another room to gather some things...and within minutes this is what I came back to...



Look closer...



What??  Yes, that's Bob!  She decided that this was a perfect place for her nap!  Keith and I always crack up when she does this.  She'll wedge herself into the smallest spaces!




A little bit later I came back and she had changed positions...




I was snapping away, but she was oblivious to the paparazzi!




Nothing is gonna interfere with her nap!




And then I got 'the look'..."are you seriously taking pictures of me again?!"




Sorry, I couldn't help myself!  :)
Ok, so once she finally decided to leave the suitcase and I resumed my decorating, this is how the end result turned out...



The mums, the wreath, the little pears in the urn, along with a little bundle of Indian corn, and a couple of bigger pears (one on an old spring) all in a vintage suitcase.
(Sorry, Bob, you lost your new napping spot!)




It's really hard to get good pictures in here because there's not much natural light, plus it's been rainy.
But hopefully you'll enjoy my little fall vignette (and my kitty) anyway!
Thanks so much for stopping by-have a wonderful day!  :)

I'm sharing with these great parties:     Creative Home Expressions
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56 comments:

  1. The colors are wonderful, and the kitty is adorable! Sally

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  2. Your colorful vignette looks great so love that darling suite case !!
    Enjoy your Sunday !!
    Hugs

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  3. I love these non-typical Fall colors - and what a neat idea to gather it all in a vintage suitcase! Your kitty reminds me of mine - if you put a box, basket or bowl on a flat surface anywhere in the house, he sniffs it out within seconds and claims it as his own.

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  4. Haha, my kitties do the same thing! I love your Fall vignette! It's so pretty! Love all the ways you've incorporated an old suitcase-it makes a wonderful container!

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  5. Such a pretty Fall vignette, Susan! I love the color of those mums!

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  6. oh I love bob's face! so cute and she looks so comfy in there! pretty little vignette susan!

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  7. Everything looks so pretty in the old suitcase. You have to admit the kitty makes it all wonderful too. :)

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  8. LOL I loved this post. The decor is pretty but that cat is hysterical! :) And she is just gorgeous as well. What lovely coloring she has!

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  9. Ha! At first I thought you had an old fur collar folded up in the suitcase! Your little corner is lovely dressed in fall colors and that candelabra is fabulous!

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  10. Susan Love Love Love this!!!! Little Bob how adorable is she. She just wanted to be part of the vignette! Those mums your mom found are beautiful I don't think I have ever seen that color. Ok vignette queen you did it again. Love this vignette. Happy week end my friend.
    Kris

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  11. That looks just gorgeous, Susan. I really love it and I do think some color is fun for Fall. I do quite a bit of color for the kids because they love it so. I need a Bob! How very cute and I think she was the perfect finishing touch for your vignette. xo Diana

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  12. LOL, when I first looked I thought, oh dear, is that an old fur she has in the case!! Who are you calling an old fur? asks Bob. Much as I like Bob in there, I think the finished display is perfect. I love the subtle colours.

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  13. Love your arrangement especially Bob...too cute!!! Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events. Hugs....Tammy

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  14. Oh my how cute is that cat! I love your space and the colors oh my! You have inspired me! Thanks so much. I am off to do something with my suitcases. Enjoy your day!

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  15. Super cute Susan and I love the cat! Easy to see that he felt right at home. I did a Halloween vignette in a suitcase. They are so fun!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. The colors in your vignette, Susan, are scrumptious!! They accentuate the pretty stripe in the vintage suitcase. So pretty!
    Mary Alice

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  17. Love these colors! Your decor looks beautiful ~

    xo
    Pat

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  18. Bob has me laughing out loud! I think you'll be rearranging your beautiful vignette more than once, she looked too comfortable. Love the gorgeous colors!

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  19. Bob the kitty has stolen your show! Love the vignette both with and without Bob. The best reason to have a shop is to rotate the merchandise.

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  20. SO pretty! and Bob the cat is just too funny.

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  21. Lovely Susan! Our cats are outdoor cats but they love to curl up with and around the decor on my porch!

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  22. The oranges are PERFECT in that suitcase!! LOVE that subtle touch. And as for Bob.....he's precious. He looks a lot like my Sweetie we lost 2 yrs ago.....oh, how I miss that little diva! Anyway, I do like those subtle seasonal touches......beautiful! Be blessed~~~Roxie

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  23. OMG! I thought that was part of an old fur (sorry Bob) that you were using with your vignette! I was leaning forward, squinting at the screen, going "is that alive?" LOL! Lovely colors I the vignette, both with and without Bob! Hugs, Leena

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  24. Great colors, great pictures, great post!

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  25. Bob looks very happy taking a nap in your Fall vignette...just too cute!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  26. Hmm, I have a very similar photo of my kitty sleeping in a vintage suitcase too. Guess it looks too cozy to resist.

    Lovely vignette. Such beautiful colors, rather soothing actually. Bob is adorable!

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  27. Your cat made me laugh! I love felines!

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  28. bob's so sweet (and cozy) looking in the suitcase:) that candelabra is pretty sweet, too!

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  29. Beautiful colours and a beautiful cat when I first saw your cat in the suitcase I thought it was a fur stole-love dee x

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  30. I love the color you added! And I love the kitty!

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  31. omg, BOB the cat is adorable.....what a party clasher....I got a little Bunny friend for Bob...LOL

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  32. I always enjoy seeing pics of your cat anyway! He is pretty! Love how you styled that vintage suitcase. That is really an interesting vignette.

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  33. I love Bob! Put Bob back in the suitcase, please. ;)

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  34. Hi Susan,
    Your fall vignette is great, but your kitty really makes me smile! What a face. :) He reminds me of a 1920's raccoon coat, or a fox stole, or something. Even your kitty looks vintage! :)
    -Revi

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  35. Beautiful vignette.....you kitty is so sweet too!
    xx
    Anne

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  36. Oh gotta "love that Bob"....at first glance I thought it was a piece of fur...a muffler maybe..then it came alive!...how cute is he...and how so very beautiful is your Fall vignette in the suitcase...

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  37. The end result is beautiful but the Bob arrangement was unique!

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  38. At first I thought it was a fur of some kind!! Too cute :) And a lovely fall vignette!

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  39. I'm not a huge fan of fall colors...except when they're on trees....but you sure made it work! LOVE the pics of BOB!!

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  40. These mums are beautiful. And Bob is hilarious!

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  41. I like the finished look a lot, it is pretty! Bob looked good in your vignette too though! Loved that!

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  42. The vignette is just gorgeous! You always put everything together so well. The candelabra is fabulous, I love it! But I must confess, Bob did steal the show. Too cute! I thought he was a fur piece!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  43. Hi Susan, I love the way you decorate! It looks like right out of a magazine and so does your beautiful house! I love how cute your cat is sleeping inside the suitcase, how adorable! We do love our pets don't we! I hope all is well with you and happy fall! Take care and sorry I haven't visited you in awhile. Julie

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  44. Now that is one happy and content cat.

    Blessings!

    Sue

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  45. Beautiful color and that little wreath is super cute!

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  46. Such a sweet Fall vignette and your kitty is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  47. I literally laughed out loud when I realized BOB was in the picture!!! love it

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  48. omg! Your cat!! Too funny :)

    I love those fall colours.

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  49. Hilarious!!! At first I thought it was one of those old fur stoles from the 30's! LOL!! Hope the suitcase lid never falls on her head!

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  50. What a gorgeous vignette. The colors are so happy and yet subtle. Bob the cat is also adorable. Is he a Maine Coon? 'Found your blog on Ivy & Elephants' Link Party, and now following you :)

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