Sunday, November 1, 2015

Fall Branches and Dreamy Whites Soaps

We've lived in our home for 10 years, and it hadn't occurred to me to bring some fall branches indoors for decorating.  I've seen this done beautifully in many of your blogs and decided to give it a try.  Having grown up in New England, I sometimes take the foliage for granted.  Two little trees right outside our home bless us with the prettiest red leaves each fall, and this year I AM taking notice.

Just tucking a few sprigs in mason jars brightens up our dining room table.  They blend perfectly with the colors of the apples, too.

The 'homeschool' dresser has a bigger vase filled with large branches.  Changing out our white mirror with this framed chalkboard gave the area a more autumnal look.  I'm liking it.

I have always loved Dreamy Whites style, as I know a lot of you do, and enjoy seeing how Maria is styling her home and shop.  There's SO much inspiration to be found!  (She's on Instagram much more than her blog these days).  Recently I ordered some gorgeous palm oil soaps from her shop.  They arrived in the prettiest packaging, which also included a lavender sachet.  Each soap was wrapped in these adorable bags:

Aren't they lovely?  I don't even want to really use them for soap, just admire them.  :)

I put one by the kitchen sink nevertheless, and the rest on our vintage shoe rack:

Soaps and ironstone are a perfect combination.

What about you?  Would you actually use these or just admire them?

I wish I could admire our fall branches a bit longer, but they are already starting to lose their leaves.  Better grab that rake and get outdoors....
Happy fall everyone!


NanaDiana said...

Autumn is looking beautiful at your home, Susan. I will say that I am of the "look at the pretty soaps" ilk. lol I have a hard time using up things like that because they are like works of art to me.

Hope you have a wonderful November! xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...


Your branches look beautiful and add the perfect amount of festive color for this time of year, love it!

I also like Marie and her blog. And I love the way pretty soaps and the like that come in cute packaging. If you really want to use the soaps but like the little bags, just replace the soap with something simple and store bought. You can then display them in your bath or kitchen and no one will be the wiser!

Jane x

Victoria said...

I just love how those beautiful red leaves look in your home Susan!!! It's amazing how much beauty nature provides us with and it's good that you don't take it for granted:)

The soap is lovely! Maybe use a couple of bars and save the rest? Only thing is every time I've done that, the soap ends up getting all dusty.

I hope you have a wonderful week with your little students:)

Bente said...

Love the autumn colors in you home. Just beautiful.
The soaps looks so perfect too.
Hugs from here

Donna said...

I love the rustic simplicity the tree branches and leaves add to your table and dresser, Susan! Fall was gorgeous here too, I will be sad to see it end. I also love your vintage shoe rack, is that a new to you piece? It's always fun to see how other shop owners package their goods. How fun to receive those great soaps in their cute bags! If you do use the soap, you will just have to order more:)

Junkchiccottage said...

Love your home all done for Autumn Susan. Love all the whites and neutrals with the pop of color from outdoors.
Have a wonderful new week ahead.

JoanMarie said...

Hello Susan,
Your branch styling throughout is perfection and I agree about the soaps - they are delightful and I love how you have them displayed. Beautiful images!

Robin Johnson said...

Love the pop of color your clippings add to the room. So simple, yet amazingly beautiful.

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