Tag: PUMPKIN

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!

Simple Fall Mantel

Hi sweet friends, I hope your week is going well for you! I’ve been going around the house adding a few more touches of fall, keeping it simple and natural.  I placed a pumpkin on the mantel, two birch wood pillar candles and a couple of glass bottles were filled with crepe myrtle branches from our front yard, which have sprouted some berries. After some tweaking and re-arranging I turned on the overhead lights for a little extra ambiance and called it a day.

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I added a couple of “faux” berry sprigs to the crepe myrtle branches to give it just a hint more color and dimension.

After taking a closer look at the pictures on this post,  I decided to “lift” one of the candlesticks, which is quite a bit shorter than the other. I have to say this doesn’t really bother me since I like them so much but, it does look a little wonky in the pictures.

Here we go with a little adjustment… I simply placed a wooden box under the candlestick to give it more visual height.

I love autumn, can’t wait to burn some wood in the fireplace and light some candles.  How is your fall decorating coming along?

I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit.