September 24, 2015

A Few Ideas for Fall

Fall Tidbits

I always have baskets scattered around my house...so one thing I do is put silk stems in them. Just a touch of fall color with my brown eyed susans. 


Take what you already have in your home and add something fall to it. You can use natural items or faux...or mix the two. Just make yourself happy.

If you like to pick up budget friendly tidbits (and I do) remember to check your local dollar store. They can have some really good seasonal stems, and other craft type things.  



This picture (above) is from last fall. I changed my candles to soft caramel colored ones...and added a fall silk flower to the coffee table.





In this photo I added a little bitty pumpkin and another fall silk flower to the top of this chest in the great room. The silks are from TJM. They have cute little flower arrangements.

The green pottery pieces are actually candlholders. I can put a tea lites or slim tapers in them. I also like them plain...just contributing color to a tabletop. 



Here is a closeup where you can see the details better. 



For another really simple idea... Fill a large bowl with mini pumpkins... for big impact. Several items together can pack a bigger visual punch.

Any bowl that you have in your home can be made into a fall decoration with just a few little pumpkins/gourds/pine cones, etc.

I will probably put these little pumpkins in different bowls during the season. You all know that I move and rearrange things a lot. ha! 



I put this together for the coffee table. I just love fall colors in my house. 

I don't wear fall colors well...with my eyes and skin tone. But for my house...yes! 

I have seen people put various sizes of pumpkins on the tops of candlesticks. And it looks so neat. I am going to give that a try with some pumpkins sometime soon. 

I want to use real pumpkins inside this year, IF I can find the sizes I want. So stay tuned to see if I can pull that off. 

I hope my vignettes give you an idea/inspiration or two that you can use around your house. You can begin with a thing or two...and slowly bring in that fall feel. 

I have been arranging and rearranging a few fall things. But, I may have everything in new locations next week. ha!



I am always ready to put away summer stems and tablecloths by September. 

I am ready to mellow out with the colors and smells of fall. 

You know...red and yellow leaves that give us a beautiful display, before becoming crunchy after they fall to the ground.

And...the smell of burning wood when folks crank up their wood burning fireplaces.

As well as...the smell and taste of spiced cider, spiced tea, or your favorite fall coffee concoction.  

Mums are already out in my area! I bought a few small pots of the very early ones for the porch so we would have color for the anniversary party. I may pick up some for the back porch too. 



I hope you see something that inspires you to bring a few touches of fall into your house. 

Mostly just enjoy the season! Nature is preparing to give us a visual show, before the dark winter season moves in. 

We have some beautiful leaf watching in Kentucky... so I hope you get to drive around and enjoy. I love driving the hills and valleys to see nature's many brilliant leaf colors.

Here are a few recent posts in case you missed them.

Thanks for visiting! 
Sheila

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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