So, here’s the deal.
I love fall.
I love pumpkins.
But…I don’t love ORANGE pumpkins.
I mean, in and of themselves, there’s nothing wrong with a happy orange pumpkin. Orange just isn’t my favorite color with which to decorate my home. Last year, I stuck with pumpkins in pale greens, light blues and creamy whites, and you can see that post [HERE]. I loved the softness of last year’s fall decor, but I found myself missing that warmer, traditional fall tone usually found by using classic orange pumpkins. How could I achieve that warm, cozy fall look without busting out bright orange all over the place…?
That’s when it hit me: COPPER!
I have been collecting vintage copper pieces slowly over the years, and I have a handful of copper tea kettles. They are round and burnished copper…which sort of reads as pumpkin-esque in my eyes! I thought I’d bring in my copper tea kettles to use as stand-ins for the classic orange pumpkin, and I LOVE the way the warm copper plays so nicely with my favorite pale green/blues, creamy whites and pops of navy!
(Pumpkins pictured were purchased [HERE]!)
Vintage windows layered on top of one another (DIY blog post coming soon…!), my antique wooden church pew, navy and pale green pumpkins, plus….y’all knew I had to make it at least a LITTLE weird, right?! I love how all my boho buddies have hanging plants all over the place, creating whimsy and texture. I thought I’d try to accomplish the same effect by suspending a few of my vintage copper tea pots filled with soft lamb’s ear to add interest! My plants may be fake, but my love of happy green is all real! 😉🙌🏻
To add layers and interest, I grabbed these chippy old desk drawers and stacked them up, filling them with pumpkins in all shades of blue. To create that traditional warm fall color palette, I popped in a few more vintage copper pieces which added that classic fall coppery orange! Throw in a sweet custom farmhouse fall pillow from Porter Lane Home [HERE], wood lamps and navy pillows (linked below), and I’m loving how this welcoming farmhouse fall entryway came together today!
(Now…let’s be real…two seconds after snapping these pics, my baby demolished the pumpkins on the floor. 😩 A girl can dream, right?! I like to style areas of my home as if no curious babies lived here, snap a few pics for posterity and blog posts…and then pile it all up on the table out of reach once more. 😉 Those copper pieces and floor pumpkins have a higher destiny though: dining table centerpiece. I’ll show you soon!!)
Okay, tell me whatcha think?! Too weird?! 😂 Honestly, I love the challenge of dreaming up creative, new ideas, and sometimes I feel like I’ll just explode if I don’t CREATE!! This concept of using vintage copper to replace the classic orange pumpkin tones of fall decorations was so much fun to try and execute, and I’m pleased with the happy, farmhouse fall entryway!