Fall Touches Around the House

Fall around here at Positively Southern is a very busy time of year.  We have football games every. single. Friday night...it seems I can't bring myself to miss any of them!  John marches in the band and I know it is important for us to be there. Only 3 more weeks of regular season ya'll, not that I'm counting!  Let's not forget band competitions along with marching in the honor band at one of the colleges here in the state. That said, decorating for fall often comes at the end of my to do list.  I did get a few of my fav spots spiffed up for fall!

Fall Vignette in the Foyer

Just simply adding a single pumpkin gives this entire vignette a fall feel as you come through our foyer.

Fall Vignette in the Foyer

Fall Vignette

Having waited for the pumpkin pillow was so worth the wait!  I posted a PSA about this particular pillow way back in August, you can catch up on that here.

The mercury glass pumpkin has been around for several years, found it at Pottery Barn.

This table is probably my fav spot in the entire house to decorate!  I've moved the big dog to this table for now.  My biscuit barrel collection has grown thanks to the thoughtfulness of Pat at Life at Lydia's House, they warm this corner right up!  If memory serves this pumpkin came from Pier 1 maybe 2 years ago.

But the prettiest fall vignette in the house is on the coffee table.

The blue and white soup toureen was an incredible find at $7 at a local junk store.  I just started filling it with a few berries and velvet pumpkins and before I knew it was gorgeous!

Bestie Pam gifted me the precious velvet pumpkins probably 5 years ago when they first came out. I absolutely adore it and desperately need MORE!!!  It needed a little height so I looked around the house and thought the silver compote might do the trick! Another biscuit barrel adds warmth to the vignette.    The entire vignette is resting on an antique english serving tray.

Do you go all out with fall decor or do you keep it simple?
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Styling the Master Bedroom

Styling the master bedroom in this house has taken practically the entire summer.. Way back in May I shared for the first time our master, you can read about it here.

At long last, the bed is sporting new bedding most of which was purchased months ago from a variety of places.  The quilt/coverlet I found at SteinMart way back in the spring.  At that time I had no idea what I would find to go with it so it sat in my closet all summer.

Don't you just love the toile shams?!  They've been sitting in the bottom of my closet since I found them at an antique store back in May.  Best part of the shams, they cost me $12 each!  Ya'll I've been pricing custom shams for months and they were not in the budget but, at 24 bucks I was delighted to bring them home.

The small needle point pillow was also a thrift store find.  The euro shams, dust ruffle and throw pillow are all part of a set from Dillard's.  As soon as I found out that they were going to be on their extra 40% off sale I just sat and waited for that day.  Fortunately, the shams worked with the coverlet I had already picked up.

One thing that decorating our bedroom has taught me is patience.  I don't believe there isn't anything in this room that I haven't had to wait to purchase or find.  A few weeks ago I also shared that the vanity that was serving as a bedside table had made a move up to the guest room.  It got to move when I found a new/old bedside table on one of  those online yard sale sites that are all over Facebook.

Let's talk about lamps for just a minute.  I don't love the one on the night stand.  There is a pair of them that I have had forever!  John was a baby when I found these in Kirkland's some 16 years ago.  For now they will get us by for bedside lighting.  Honestly ya'll, I'm not sure what I want in their place.  Something with a bit more color for sure, a larger shade no doubt!  But again....patience.

Since we still do not have a headboard for our king size bed I knew whatever went over the bed would need to make a statement and almost imulate a headboard.  These prints were a find at an antique store about 2 years ago and have been in various spots in the house.  Not sure when it occured to me to put those over the bed but I knew they would be perfect.

The sconce and the crested plate were a more recent purchase, both appear to be very old and an ideal crown to the the prints.

Now if I could just find lamps and curtains....yet another lesson in patience.

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Finding Things To Do With Groupon

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Sometimes I sit around and wonder where the time went with both of my sons.  They are young men now at ages 16 and 21.

When they were younger I had no problems occupying their time.  But as they have grown up some how Legos and trips to the pool don't see to fit the bill, imagine that. Since they are both now driving and dating the whole "what are we gonna do this weekend" comes into much of our conversations.  My suggestion is almost always the same, have you looked at Groupon?
It generally yields lots of options for local activities as in movies tickets, bowling, restaurants and museum shows.  I adore how Groupon gives experiences and not just restaurants, water parks and ticket deals, but I sure do like those!

Often times when I am helping one of them look for things to do I find lots of activities for Honey and myself like dinner out!

Groupon also sparks creativity in planning an outing.  On Groupon Things To Do there is something for everyone.  It is easy, quick and affordable fun right at your finger tips...or should I say the click of your mouse usually from the comfort of your home!

I would love to hear what you have found on Groupon that has saved you money and were fun to do!

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The Vanity Moves to the Guest Room

Our guest room is a culmination of some of my most fav things in the entire house.  I've said it many times, I could move in that room and never look back at our master.  More than just a couple times, I've shared our guest bedroom here on the blog.  In case you've missed those posts you can visit them here and here.

 Speaking of fav things, a few years ago for Valentine's Day Honey bought an antique vanity or as some may refer to it, a dressing table.  It will forever go down as one of his best gifts...that and the Roomba!  Back to the vanity, when it came home it found its temporary home as a bedside table in the master.  If you want to see how it looked in the master, you can read all about it here.

While I enjoyed its tenure as a bedside table it was never intended to be the vanity's forever home.  Last week I happened upon a chest that has replaced the vanity beside our bed, I'll be sharing that in a later post.  I was delighted to move the vanity to the new spot in the guest room.

The brown transferware also moved.  Those plates never looked so gorgeous!  When I picked the little lamp out months ago, I knew that one day it would be perfect for the vanity.

With the updating of the guest room I'm headed to look for new lamps for the master!

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Saving Money with Groupon Coupons

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Every Spring when I start planning our family vacation, I always make sure to check out Groupon for deals they have for the water park the kids love to go to.  Groupon always comes through and saves me a bundle for those tickets!

It goes without saying that I love to save money.  It is especially important to me to save money not just on special events but, on every day items and services.  Groupon offers many different ways to save money be it on restaurants, hair salons, car rentals or department stores.  When I need a new outfit Macy's is one of my first stops, so I was delighted to see Groupon Coupons for Macy's!

Can you just imagine my delight when I saw that Groupon Coupons had coupons for eBay! Now I'll be able to save $$ on all those antiques I want right?!  

Always remember there is never a membership fee with Groupon.  It is so simple and easy with just a click of the mouse to search for coupons that are relative to my area.  I'm off to search for great deals today, how about you?

What have you saved money on using Groupon Coupons?  I'd love to hear!

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