Tag: FALL

A Little More Fall

Getting ready for the fall and holiday season, I went into task mode this past weekend. We had our carpets deep cleaned throughout the whole house and I cleaned the rest of the house like a mad woman with a bucket and a scrub brush. It felt good to get all of this done. Finally, I decided a little shopping therapy and decorating was in order. I fell in love with some of the natural fall decor at Pier One and a couple of items jumped into my basket.  Back home, it didn’t take long to gather other fall goodies and layer the entry table with color and texture.

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The chalkboard came to mind, I got it out of storage and decorated it with a mini banner made out of fabric strips and some of the cute acorns I picked up at Pier One.

I purchased this fall fabric at Hancock Fabric a while back, thinking I might make a table topper or napkins for one of my seasonal tablescapes. I bet I won’t miss the couple of strips it took to create this mini banner.

Cut and rip, super easy to make the strips.

My strips might have turned out just a bit too long, but that’s okay. That’s what I love about fall decor…it’s so forgiving.

Aren’t those little pine cone tipped acorns cute ?  Fall is so much fun!!   So far I’ve decorated the front door and the entry way, next up the front porch…stay tuned!

As always, thank you for visiting!

Natural Fall Centerpiece

Hi everyone!!  I hope you’re having a fabulous week!  We’re already into the 2nd week of October, can you believe it?  Time is moving too fast these days.  Over the weekend I decided to put together a quick “use what I have” fall centerpiece and created a simple fall tablescape for our kitchen table.  It all started with a fabric remnant I found at JoAnne’s, the colors were perfect and the price was right.fall-napkins-1

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One yard of fabric allowed me to make four napkins.  Easy, peasy…I bet it took less than thirty minutes to pull out my sewing machine, sew and then press the fabric.  I loved the organic look of the fabric, and of course a bit of orange adds that seasonal touch.

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A white painted shutter was used as the base, it is just the right size for filling the center of the table with seasonal decorations. Then I went out in the backyard to clip some fresh oak leaf branches…these would add some great texture to the scape. I placed a glass vase filled with a candle and pine cones in the center and then layered leaves, various pumpkins and more pine cones for a gathered look, couldn’t have been more simple.

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The pine cones are frosted but I don’t mind, I think it looks okay combined with all other natural elements.

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The flared glass vase in the center of the table was purchased at Target a while back.  Dishes and glassware used on the table are my everyday dishes that I like to mix and match.

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Wishing you a beautiful fall……thank you for reading!

Paint and Simple Changes

Hi sweet friends! I missed you! I hope you’re doing well on this beautiful Monday morning. It’s a new week and I’m hoping to get over some upper respiratory issues and bronchitis, which slowed me down this past week.  I’d like to blame the flu shot I got three weeks ago, but maybe I shouldn’t.  I really didn’t feel like tackling any new projects but I changed up the fall decor on the entry table a bit.  Less orange and more neutral.

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A while back I decided to change the color of the table from a “shabby look” to gray. The table was painted with left over paint from another project, Sherwin Williams..urbane bronze.

A rustic bowl filled with antlers, leaves and pumpkins and a faux gourd laying on it’s side… simple  fall goodness.  How is your fall decorating coming along?

I hope you have a beautiful week ahead….thanks so much for stopping by!