Hi y'all! I've been talking about decorating for Fall for a few days now. I'm still not finished yet, but seeing as how everyone is linking up today, I thought I would share some of the things on which I've been working. Most of this is indoor decor.
Here's what I've bought this week:
(Hurricane vases, gourds and pumpkins from Walmart, basket 50% off at Michael's)
I used the gourds, pumpkins and hurricane vases in the front entry. The dried oak leaves are from Michael's and I just added them to an IKEA pitcher vase I already had. I wasn't happy with how flattened and wrinkled the branches came out of the packaging.
To replicate this look, simply add mini gourds and pumpkins to a vase and wrap with a ribbon. I used a satin ribbon from my craft box. The color is called toffy and I thought it was perfect for Fall.
I removed our usual centerpiece and replaced it with the Michael's basket. I needed a way to incorporate the blue-green fabric on the chairs, so this basket with green-ish letters was perfect. I just filled it with oranges, apples, and pie pumpkins. I still need to find a table runner. I'm usually not into runners, but it would be nice to hide the scratches on our table top. The table has been taking a beating lately thanks to my busy little 3 year old.
I was just going to store away our every day centerpiece, but then I came across this image from Pinterest:
I wasn't looking to buy all those parts, so I figured I would just reuse what I already had. That's how I made this (our everyday table centerpiece):
look like this:
I just used some of the twine I had in my craft box and some of the leaves that had fallen off the dried oak branches from the entry way. I'll be tweaking those pumpkins this week.
I haven't worked on the porch much yet. In Texas, it barely even feels like Fall is almost here. I still need to paint some pumpkins and do some more shopping. I did, however, take down our LSU wreath and put up our Fall wreath and swag:
I'm gonna be putting away our Spring and Summer planters and replacing them with something more appropriate for Autumn. I'm thinking barrels like this:
I figured since yesterday I shared some of our back yard flowers, today I would share some of what's growing next to our front porch:
I did pick up some mums last week, but they're still waiting to be moved to new containers:
If only Texas looked like this in the Fall:
Sigh! Oh well...