Friday, September 14, 2018

Fall Elegantly into the Autumn Season in Your Decorating



Fall is  such a lovely time of year!  I love to pull out all of the stops and decorate with lots of pumpkins ~ real and faux.
This year I have plans for decorating the outside and I am anxiously awaiting for pumpkins to arrive.  While waiting for those great gourds to show up at our local grocery stores and pumpkin patches I thought I'd share a few past pumpkin photos plus maybe a few new ones from this season with you.  :)






Here is  our dining room and part of the living room decorated for late summer and just a touch of fall with these sweet velvety leaved acorns.  Love these!  They will be perfect with the small velvet pumpkins I picked up on sale at Cracker Barrel and Jo-Ann's last year at the end of the season.

Velvet anything is really big right now which is sooo nice as velvet just has that nice sheen to it and feels so good on your fingers when touched ~ the best!  I still remember back when my daughter was in Brownie Girl Scouts and we went to see a play in San Diego with our troop.
Amy wore her beautiful deep burgundy red velvet dress and dressed her American Girl in her matching dress with black Mary Jane shoes.  Another friend also named Amy brought along her American Girl and together we all went to the play and it was a lovely flashbulb memory for this mom!  






Here is another tablesetting I created last year when I made this little faux pumpkin vase to brighten up our fall table.

Super easy to create you can watch my YouTube post or if you prefer photographs to follow then here is the post that went with along with the video.  This pumpkin vase was created out of a styrofoam pumpkin found at Walmart ~ I like this because it can be reused from year to year and can also use it to hold candy on Halloween night if you like to pass treats out to your neighborhood kids!

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The fun part of any decorating and especially in the fall is getting to move things around and our little maiden moves around quite a bit.
I like dressing this maiden with my inexpensive necklaces as here in our Prairie Home I don't have a dedicated place to hang up my necklaces.
We did just purchase a hanging wall piece that has hooks which can be pulled out or pushed in flush but I still like to hang baubles on this girl! 

If you have some favorite pieces you like to decorate with think of different ways you can use your piece.  Here I've added a linen napkin found at Ikea underneath along with some feathers found out on daily walks with our dog.  Adding in a few favorite teacups just for fun finishes the look.

Adding a lovely bowl of fruit is another nice way to add in some fall color in beautiful reds and oranges.  Also bring out a few woven baskets that might have been put away and forgotten about since last year as they add in their own warmth to our decorating.



And as  you finish putting out just a few fall touches to spruce up your early autumn decor sit back, relax and have a nice cup of tea and a treat of your own.
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Sweet Inspiration ~ The Boondock's Blog
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Make It Pretty ~ The Dedicated House



Let the fall decorating begin,

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