Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Fantastics

Check out the brilliant colors from the farmers' market this weekend.  I got inspired to do some fall decorating!

I started with this metal bowl, filled with fall-inspired colors - apples, oranges, limes and lemons with some filler from Michael's. 
I needed a table runner.  I had a piece of burlap in my stash- hemmed the long edges and pulled out threads to fringe the ends.  Then hot-glued on the buttons - easy -peasy and fall-ish.
Next dragged out all the pumpkins.
Paper mache pumpkin covered with dictionary pages and green twine embellishments.
Painted and embellished plastic ones.

The book pumpkin I made last year.  Check out the acorn - a 50 cent score at a tag sale this weekend.
I try to add in fall decor without sacrificing my beach stuff.
The scrapbook paper one, at home with the beachy-ness.
Adding some fall leaves and another great acorn = instant fall decor.
Found this great pitcher on the 60% off shelf at Michael's.  It's perfect for  dried hydrangeas and joe-pie weed.
Next, outside.  Love this dark ornamental pepper.  I'm seeing lots of dark purple in fall decor schemes and it works well with other fall plantings.  Plus, the dark purple peppers turn red when ripe.
And let's not forget cookies - fall cookies from The Black Forest Cafe.
It's a little early for bittersweet, but I'll be looking for some .  I'm thinking I might fill the cloche with it.  I love the yellow and orange color and the twisty vines, but not the berries rolling all over everything, so going to try containing it this year.
Happy fall, y'all.
Be sure to check out some really spectacular fall decorating ideas at link parties: Centsational Girl  and DIY by Design


  1. Oh my goodness, that stack of suitcases is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love all of your fall decor. I especially love your burlap runner with the buttons you glued onto it. Looks amazing. I am visiting from Centsational Girl. I would love for you to come and link up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Judy. I linked up to your party -thanks for the invite!

  3. beach & fall, my favorite things! (oh, and the cookies ... ) beautifully blended!

    1. Melissa - wish I could decorate cookies like that. I'm just good at pairing them with a cup of coffee. THanks for stoppting by.

  4. All of your fall touches are so pretty and those cookies are beautiful. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  5. Love your collection of different pumpkins! They are so pretty!

  6. well, i'll take some cookies, and love the stacked suitcases. you definitely made the coastal/pumpkins vibe work!

  7. Thanks, all. It's taken me awhile to embrace fall since I am not a fan of the season that follows it!

  8. Just a lovely post. The cookies look great!



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