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Monday, October 10, 2011

My Fall Decor

There was a time when I had nearly as many decorations for Fall as I do for Christmas.  I love decorating for this season but this year found myself wanting things to be simpler and cleaner than usual.  So, I focused on just a few areas around our family room, kitchen, and entry, and called it done.  Here's what I ended up with.

 Entry Table-Hung my coffee filter wreath that I made last year, switched out my lamps and filled my huge shell with pumpkins, pinecones, seed pods, and a little bird on a nest.
These lamps came down from my mantel and I switched the shade out with this one that I recovered.  I found a straight shade at Ross for $2.99 (score!), covered it with spray adhesive and burlap, and then trimmed it out with fringe and ribbon from Hobby Lobby.  I love the warm colors with my fall decorations.

Lamp Table-I just switched what was inside of my glass domes with a few goodies.  The acorns were a garland that I cut apart and I have gobs of fake orange pumpkins, so I took a few this year and spray painted them in metallic colors.  My white lamps that are always on this table seemed a little stark, so I wrapped a strip of burlap around them and tied it with jute.  It slips right off when I'm ready to pack up Fall.

This dome sits on a large tray on my coffee table.  It's filled with a nest, pumpkins, a little bird a some great buck-eyes from my husband's aunt's house in Texas.

 A couple of my built in shelves.  That owl was a thrift find that was supposed to be a gift for my sister.  Sorry, Sarah.  Doesn't he look just like the Tootie Pop "How Many Licks" owl?

 I have an odd-shaped little nook in the hall leading to the master bedroom that I just filled with a variety of pumpkins, birds, and pine cones.

 Kitchen bar-I could never have too many pheasant feathers!  I love them all in a big group.  The darling pumpkin chalkboard was a gift from a sweet friend for my birthday a few years ago.  Caleb personalized it for us and I've never wanted to erase it!

Yes, these are all TECHNICALLY Christmas ornaments, but they are some of my favorites and I can't stand to only have them out for a few days each year.  I chose all of the autumn colored ones and grouped them together in an antique dough bowl on my kitchen table.  I sprinkled gold jingle bells through all of the gaps to line the bottom.  The kids get a kick out of shaking the table and making all of the bells jingle.

 More coffee filter wreaths that I made for the pantry doors.  If you have never made one, try it!  I found this tutorial helpful, although I just used straight pins rather than safety pins.  I have also recently seen a great tip to use a pool noodle instead of buying a foam wreath.  It's cheap (you probably have one in your garage!) and you can make it any size you wish, just duct tape it together on the ends after you trim it to the desired length.  I found the brown filters at Homeland or Super Target.

 These little guys are hanging out around the kids' chalkboard.

Finally, here's my Fall mantel.  Go here for more details and pictures of that.  

I hope that you have some new ideas if you have not done your decorating for Fall yet.  In the next post I'll share a few ideas for decorating your front porch.

I'm linking up to these great sites. Check them out for more inspiration!
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,  Not JUST a Housewife,
Home Stories A to ZSouthern Lovely


Would you like to comment?

  1. Everything looks so lovely!! I love the burlap around the lampshade! Now I'm looking around my house to see which lamp I can do that to! I love your style and can't wait to see what you do for Christmas (no pressure :) ). I would also love to see a home tour! I can only imagine what other inspiration I could get from you!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I am so impressed by all the details that you've added. Your wreaths fit perfectly with everything. Amazing, really! I would love to have you share this @ Show & Share starting Wednesday. My readers have got to see this. :)

  3. Such a cozy home, your fall decor looks so welcoming!

    Glad I found your blog today!

  4. Jennifer, I just came across your blog. What a great site you have!! Your home is just gorgeous! I really love your fall decor. I am your newest follower; and I hope you will follow back! God bless you!

  5. Hi, Jennifer! So nice to "meet" a fellow Okie! Your fall decor is beautiful! I've never made one of the coffee filter wreaths but I've wanted to. Maybe one day soon. Thanks for showing us your lovely fall items!

  6. Everything looks so beautiful! Wow! Happy to be your newest follower...I can't wait to read more of your posts! Btw - I LOVE that little chalkboard pumpkin...way too cute! :)

    evie @ brown paper packages

  7. Yay! I am so glad you shared this @ Show & Share. Thank you!

  8. o my heck i love it all!! i also LOVE your blog!! thanks for sharing so much fun stuff:)


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