Sunday, September 21, 2014

Follow me on Facebook

If you have been a follower of the Decorative Dreamer please follow me now on my new Facebook page at

 In an effort to continue sharing my own home decorating, and any other fabulous home decor ideas, sale bargains and all sorts of beautiful stuff.   I will be concentrating most of my efforts from here on out on that page.

     After hearing another blog friend make this announcement tonight that she was going to only be on facebook it really struck home with me as well.  I guess I had not ever really thought about all the advantages of having a FB page for The Decorative Dreamer.  I've always thought of it more in terms of something to be used to enhance the blog.  But now, in thinking of it as something to replace my blog it really makes so much more sense for me at this stage of my life.   Because I have so little content it seems rather silly to continue trying to keep this blog going.  Not to mention that my time is so limited these days and preparing a full page content is often way more then I can handle.   I hope you will all understand and come on over and join me there as I start a new way of sharing with you!

Thank you so much to all of you especially who have continued to support me in my blogging efforts all these years!  I have enjoyed all of the friendships that I have made here over the years and sincerely hope that those of you who are still interested will friend me and follow me there.
Everyone is welcome!  If you are a blogger please be sure and let me know who you are when liking my page by way of giving me your blog name so I will recognize you too.  I would love to hear from you there.

Hope to see you all soon on Facebook!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Brown, Teal and Yellow Fall Mantle Decor

Good Morning!  Finally, it feels like the right time to start pulling out the fall decor.  Oh, it's still plenty warm here, buuutttt... I am feeling hints of a change coming in our weather.  I am also very eager and so ready to embrace some of the more comforting colors of fall. Especially after visiting many of your beautiful blogs.  Thanks for the nudge!

My choice of warm colors for the season are browns, teals and golden yellows. 

I realize the whole blue and brown color combination maybe yesterdays news for many but not for me.  I just love this color combination even more so during the fall.

I also love to use copper for fall color decorating.  It has such a rich amber hue to me!

You may remember my fall vases that I found at a resale store several years back.  Yes, I am still dragging out the old stuff, but hey, I like it and it still works well in here this time of year.  I especially love the bamboo vases.  I know bamboo is usually more associated with summer but because these vases are such a darker brown they have always seemed more appropriate for fall decorating to me.   The dried grasses, cattails and leaves were still looking good to me but I added just a few pops of yellow into the mix with the small sunflowers to brighten things up a bit more.

My glass pumpkins are my favorites and pretty much set the tone for the mantle.  For some reason I was thinking I had another glass one that I added last year but have not found it so maybe I never did buy it.  Oh, it's rough getting older and trying to remember what all you have packed away. LOL!

I did add something new to the mix this year.  I came across these brown and teal ceramic candlesticks at a resale store recently and immediately knew I would be using them on my mantle.  I think they sort of have a bit of Tuscany feel to me, wouldn't you agree?

The sign was purchased a few years ago when I was working for Stein Mart.  This is the first time I've used it here under the mantle.  I can't believe I didn't think of this before. 

I am going to attempt to join a few parties today if I can remember how to link up as it's been quite some time since I have.  Join me at the following links for so much more inspiration okay?
Tabletop Tuesday

Well, if you happen to stop by today and take a peek thank you so much!
I truly hope you enjoyed your time here.  Mostly, thank you all for your continued blogging of such beautiful decorating.  I always enjoy visiting your blogs for inspiration when time permits and can only hope that I've also given you just a bit of the same. 

Have a wonderful day and great week!