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Fall Decorating Inspiration

Fall Decorating

We’re smack-dab in the middle of Fall and I have to say it is one of my favorite times of the year. The crisp weather, beautiful Fall color, pumpkins galore and of course yummy comfort food – how can you not love that?

Like most seasons, I decorate my home surroundings with elements that reflect what’s going on in nature. And well, because Mother Nature is the true ultimate decorator, it makes sense to take cues from her.

Here are some inspirational photos of my décor this year. Chuck full of Fall leaves and pumpkins. (and pumpkins and pumpkins….did I say pumpkins?)

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Like these beads? I make them and they are available in my shop.

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As we creep closer to Winter I start sprinkling in plaids and pinecones.

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Friday Favorite: ForEveritts Home

Happy Friday guys! We’ve made it through another week. *happy dance* I swear, I don’t live for the weekends, but when the week is long and the weather is gloomy – the weekend is so welcomed by this girl! For those of you that have been around for a while now you probably know on Friday’s I like to share my favorite makers, artist and crafters. Supporting small businesses, hard working mamas (and daddies) and the creative spirit is so very near and dear to my heart. This week is no exception!

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Since starting House Fenway a little over a year ago, I’ve made lots of new friends. Mostly other artists, that own their own businesses, Etsy shops and websites. Sami from ForEveritts Home is one of them. This girl is one of the handiest woman I know! Saws, drills, splinters and all – this girl gets right in there! Her reclaimed artwork showcases not only her power tool skills but the true beauty in repurposed materials. Each piece unique, Sami mixes a vast array of natural elements including reclaimed wood, moss, and florals to achieve these beautiful pieces of art. Each season she launches a new collection highlighting the colors and textures shown currently evolving in nature.

IMG_5509I feel honored to own one of ForEveritts Home’s pieces and I think it adds the perfect touch of Fall to my home. The juxtaposition of textures – the harness of the reclaimed wood against the softness of the moss and florals is so artfully displayed.

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Sami has just launched her own website this month which includes a shop, blog and a beautiful inspirational board full of her creations. She is definitely worth checking out, following and why I chose her as my Friday favorite! Shop ForEveritts Home now >

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Here is a gallery of some of ForEveritts Home’s other stunning creations:

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Copper Mug Buying Guide

Copper drinkware is all the rage right now, with the popularity of the Moscow Mule. This new mixology wave has elevated the drinking experience with a heightened sense of exquisite flavors, aromas, and perfected presentation.

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Why copper?
The most scientific benefit of using copper drinkware is temperature. Copper is a great conductor, quickly taking on the icy temperature of the cocktail. The cold metal is highly effective at insulating the cold temperature keeping it cool even on the hottest of summer days.

Things to consider when purchasing copper drinkware:

Materials
Not all mugs are equal. The more copper, the better the conductor, keeping your drinks cooler. This also means the more copper the higher the price. Some retailers offer mixed metal options which will give you the same look, but at a more affordable price.

Construction
Handles on copper cups not only add an easier way of holding onto your drink. Handles help keep your hot hands off the body of the cup, making your drink stay cooler, longer.

Shape & Style
Really, it all depends on your style. There is a huge selection of copper drink ware available. Vintage,hammered and handmade to sleek, brushed and sophisticated there is a cup out there that will fit your style.

Here are some affordable and stylish copper options to add to your bar:

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1. William Sonoma Hammered Copper Mug – Retail Price $29.95 

  • Solid Hammered Brass
  • 16-oz. capacity
  • Tarnish-resistant coating
  • Made in Turkey
  • Monogrammable

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2. West Elm Moscow Mule Mug – Retail Price $24

  • Copper-finished stainless steel
  • Brass handle
  • Available in hammered or smooth finish
  • Monogrammable

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3. Crate & Barrel Moscow Mule Mug – Retail Price $19.99

  • Stainless steel with brushed copper-plated finish
  • 16oz capacity
  • Made in India
  • Also available in Stainless Steel and Gold finish

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4. Anthropologie Caldley Moscow Mule Mug – Retail Price $24.00

  • Unique design
  • Copper body with brass handle and feet
  • 14oz capacity

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5. Pottery Barn Hammered Copper Tumbler – Retail Price $28 (set of 2)

  • Hammered Copper
  • Handmade
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Sold in sets of 2

Need a good Moscow Mule recipe? Here you go >

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House Fenway Favorite: B&P Custom Wood Signs

Hand-lettered wood signs, are all the rage in home décor right now. They can easily add a personal touch to your living space with a meaningful message or special quote. I have several around my house, mostly custom pieces, that I have had made with special intent. I’ve shared many of them with you here on the blog.

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Of course, when I stumble upon a new maker that I’ve fallen in love with,  I have to share it with you. I recently received a sign from Paige at B&P Custom Wood Signs that was so unique and well made, it has become one of my all-time favorites. Paige specializes in hand-lettered signs on vintage style maps. Adorn with messaging about adventure, journeys and home – these signs give special meaning with a stylish vintage flare.

IMG_4347The sign I received from B&P Custom Wood Signs is imprinted with the popular saying, “ Home is wherever I’m with you”. I have it on my bedroom dresser, styled with some old globes from the thrift store and special décor that make such a sweet little vignette. I just absolutely love how it turned out!

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Make sure to check out Paige’s wonderful signs at B&P Custom Wood Signs. They will add such a unique touch to your space! <3

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Friday Favorite: Sparrows Peak Design

I’ve stumbled upon another small business maker I’ve been dying to share with you! Even though home décor is my usual comfort zone, handmade jewelry from local artists has a special place in my heart. There is something so special about jewelry pieces made from the heart and soul of a maker.

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“A little piece of everything I love around my neck”, my charm necklace from Sparrows Peak Design is just that! Jen Rhoads, owner and designer of Sparrows Peak Design, made a custom necklace for me that I hold dear. A special gift I will cherish, my necklace is adorn with my boy’s names and special charms that have great sentiment.

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Sparrows Peak specializes in one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that can be customized just for you. Jen mixes and matches charms to create a piece that has special meaning for their receipent. A perfect bridesmaid gift, a special sentiment for your mother, a birthday gift for you best friend –  I can think of dozens of ways to give these special pieces as gifts. If you’re in need of a special and thoughtful gift or just want a special piece for yourself, Jen at Sparrows Peak is your girl! You can contact Jen directly to place an order.

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Contact Jen at Sparrows Peak Design >

Sparrows Peak Design this week’s HF Friday Favorite. 🙂