Pumpkins and Cheetah

What goes well with pumpkins….well Cheetah of course!

On a trip to Pottery Barn I saw their new Fall line of pillows which included their “Cheetah” pillow cover.

I thought that this would be a great addition to my chair in the great room.

Pottery Barn Cheetah Pillow/Housepitality Designs

For the Fall, I decided to keep the gold throw on the chair . . .

~ ~ as it coordinates well with the vignette of gold pumpkins on the table.

Notice the velvet leopard pumpkin?….that was a gift from my sister last year.

Ceramic Gold Pumpkins/Housepitality Designs

Placed my “Coming Home” book on top of my wood column pedestal. . .

as it reminds me of “Going Home” for Thanksgiving.

Ceramic Pumpkins & Cheetah Pillow/Housepitality Designs

Ceramic Pumpkins/Fall Table Vignette/Housepitality Designs

The ceramic pumpkins were a purchase from one of my favorite stores years ago . . .

~ ~ I loved that they were gold and brown, rather than the typical orange or white.

Fall Table Vignette/Housepitality Designs

Fall Table Vignette/Housepitality Designs

Fall Table Vignette/Housepitality Designs

I had apples in the ironstone tureen . . .

~ ~ decided to change them out to the pears and orange velvet pumpkin . . .

~ ~ ~ as it coordinated well with the gold and orange tones on the table.

Fall Inspired Ironstone Tureen/Housepitality Designs

Fall Inspired Ironstone Tureen/Housepitality Designs

I believe this ironstone tureen will be a “staple” on this table . . .

~ ~ to fill with seasonal pretties.

Fall Inspired Ironstone Tureen/Housepitality Designs

Fall Table Vignette/Housepitality Designs

Fall Table Vignette/Housepitality Designs

Another Fall Vignette done . . . planning to have them all created by October . . .

~ ~ as September and October are filled with many activities and lots of company.

Fall Table Vignette/Housepitality Designs

I am happy with the way this vignette turned out this year . . . here was last year’s Fall Vignette.

Next week the temps will be dropping to the high 70’s to the low 80’s . . . how great is that?…

So that means a possible trip to the Farmers Market . . .

~ ~ to see if they have those wonderful pumpkins and mums . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ that I purchased last year for the inside of the house and all of the porches.

And speaking of porches . . .

I will be decorating my porches for this fabulous Fall Porch Party with some of my favorite Bloggers!!


This will be a great Fall Porches Link Party . . .

~ ~ so start planning on your porch Fall decor and join us on September 22nd!!!

Wishing you all a most wonderful weekend!!! . . . Hopefully I can get some projects done!

I am joining:

At the Picket Fence Autumn Abounds Party

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

StoneGable for The Scoop

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  1. Linda miller says

    It all looks very pretty ,Shirley. As much as I have resisted, I may have to begin my fall decorating this weekend. Today’s high is only predicted to reach 65 degrees!

  2. Very pretty fall vignette and I love the cheetah pillow. I have been eyeing those, too. Yes, I need to start getting mums, too and I hope we cool down soon and get some lower humidity. So sticky right now.

  3. Hi Shirley, Love your soft tones for fall. The cheetah throw is beautiful. I have started too even though our weather still feels like summer. You have created Ssch a gorgeous display for fall and thank you for the inspiration.
    Have a nice weekend.

  4. Amy Kaminski says

    I love what you have done here. Tasteful and conveys the colors of the season without blaring it. So soft and pretty. Good Job!

  5. Shirley, you always have the best vignettes! I really love your velvet pumpkins! Your tray is a lovely anchor for your Fall vignette and the gold pumpkins are so pretty. I’m past ready for some cooler weather! Our forecast is after September 17th we should see some seasonal changes. I just cannot keep real pumpkins and Mums outside in this heat. Great job on adding fall to your living room!

  6. Jeanette Price says

    It looks lovely Shirley! I love the cheetah print/animal print. It’s always very eye catching to me whether its in home décor, clothing or shoes. I do love it!! Can’t wait for the porch party. Hope you have a wonderful weekend xoxo!

  7. Gorgeous vignette as always Shirley. Love your pumpkin collection!


  8. Love the animal print! I wish our pottery barn wasn’t so far (about an hour drive) or I’d be there at least twice a month. And what a genius idea of the soup tureen on your table! Love Shirley…it all looks so beautiful.

  9. So beautiful….I love your new cheetah pillow too! I can’t wait to see your porches decorated for fall.
    Have a great weekend!!!

  10. I love your cheetah pillow and your vignettes are gorgeous. Where did you find the great handled basket trays on the tables? They’re beautiful and so useful!

  11. Wow, just gorgeous! I love those gold pumpkins, too.

  12. BEEEutiful! LOVE the cheetah, in fact I bought some leopard pillow covers to use with my Fall pillows too!!! Great minds…..I bought them months ago when I saw them at Lowes of all places:) Love the softness of the golden pumpkins too. Did you save the dried sunflowers? So pretty! Can’t wait to see all the porches. Wish I could have been part of that party but would have no idea how to do that. So, I will just link up:):) Have a great weekend.

  13. Shirley, May I ask where you got the white pumpkin with the lid? I think you have a small mum in it. It is really cute and I would love to get one!

    Love all your photos. Although I am in Western NY and I noticed that most are living in the south, the temp today is in the high 80s and humid and has been like this all week. Some rain, but humid! Although I’m sure that would be a relief for others, we are loving it here, but it won’t last forever. They are talking 70s next week. Not looking forward to winter!


  14. I LOVE that you used your Ironstone to create your fall beauty… looking good! I just added a little fall into my booth and I’m ready to bring it into my home, too. This weekend? 😉
    xo Heidi

  15. Everything looks beautiful! I think animal prints are just a staple in decorating. 🙂 It’s still very hot here and oh so humid. We are lucky to just have high 70’s overnight. Can’t wait for cooler temps!

    Enjoy your weekend ~

  16. Shirley, I started pulling out all my Fall goodies too. I love the Cheetah with the pumpkins! Hm, might have to sneak some into my decor. 🙂

  17. The colors you used on your coffee table evoke so much warmth and beauty, Shirley. Love the pears and pumpkin in that pretty tureen.
    Mary Alice

  18. All your pumpkins look so pretty, Shirley! Our temps are supposed to feel a little cooler next week, so I think that is when I will go up to the attic and at least get my Fall stuff down. Maybe I’ll play around with some vignettes while I’m at it. : ) Have a great weekend!

  19. Just beautiful, Shirley! You know I love that cheetah pillow. I keep mine out year ’round…lol! Love the Fall accents in the tureen, as well. I can definitely see lots of seasonal uses for that! You create such pretty vignettes. I know all of your fall decor will be stunning!

  20. Everything looks stunning – love the vignette on the coffee table. Your cheetah pillow also looks so fallish. I like how you decorated your tureen, which reminds me that I have one that I have to dig out and use. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Have a great weekend.

  21. All is delightful, but what really made me smile was the surprise of the little pumpkin among the pears. I like the unexpected though from you I expect cleverness.

  22. So pretty Shirley…I love everything about that vignette!!

  23. Shirley, I’m ready for fall and looking forward to cooler temps! Love your fall table vignette and walk on the wild side with addition of your cheetah pillow & wee pumpkin 🙂

  24. Shirley, I am loving your wonderful vignette! Cheetah is just a neutral now isn’t it??!!!! Love it. I love the softer pumpkin colors too as they go with my decor so much better.
    Sounds like a fun party! Hope I can remember it – September, October, November, December, they are all so crazy busy!

  25. If these pics don’t put someone in the mood for Fall, they’re comatose!

  26. Beautiful vignette, your photos too!

  27. I love your pretty Fall vignette! That velvet cheetah pumpkin is great. I’ve never seen one like that. The Fall decorations looks right at home in your house with your color scheme.

  28. Shirley, everything looks just gorgeous!! I love the soft colors 🙂

  29. I live the fall and all the pretty shades… You did a marvelous job with the pumpkins…

  30. If only I had a porch, I’d join in on the Porch Party fun!!! I don’t think what we have out front qualifies! 🙁

    It’s wonderful to see your home all decked out for fall! It’s still hot as blue blazes here, and no one seems to be drifting into that fall mode. Maybe this weekend when it’s predicted to cool way down. I know I would love to be able to feel that wonderful feeling that comes along with cool temps, fireplace and grill smoke in the air, and apple cider!

    With that book “Coming Home” I now have Kenny Loggins’ “Celebrate Me Home” all in my head!!!!!!!! I guess I’d better turn on my mr3 player and get my fill of it so it will leave my brain! 🙂

  31. loving the animal and pumpkin combo. I think I have some pillows like yours in the last photo. I line them up on my sofa during the colder months. I always love seeing your pretty vignettes.

  32. Could you tell me where you found the velvet pumpkins? Esp the teal colored one. Thanks

  33. Beautiful displays for Fall! And I think that cheetah goes with pretty much everything 😉

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