September 11, 2016

Fall Decorating: More Ideas for You

My fall decorating is very simple. 
It is mostly adding bits and pieces here and there. 

After looking at my older fall posts I decided to re-share a few more with you. ๐Ÿ˜Š My photo archive loves being relevant again. 

Here are things that I have done around my house:

Add a fall wreath to your front door to welcome visitors. Rustic with gold, orange, and brown colors will say "hello fall."

Add some fall colors inside the house too. 

I love to use natural elements when I decorate for fall. Wicker balls and pine cones are inexpensive items but pack a punch for decorating. 

Many of my tiny pine cones came from a tree on our farm. I just bag them up every January and save them for the next fall. 

Add fall colors to your dining last all the way through thanksgiving. Find inexpensive placemats in the color that says "fall" to you. Mine came from Dollar General. 

I use baskets all year long, but in the fall I go overboard. I bring them out and stuff them with pumpkins, pine cones, fall florals, leaves, etc. 

Here is another version using my long basket. Different table runner and different candles.

Last year I tried using white pumpkins and accessories. I really like them and I am thinking that I will paint some of my faux orange pumpkins this year. 

Another easy way to add fall touches around your house is to just fill a large bowl with fruit, wicker, and twigs.  Easy peasy, right?

A jar of sunflowers is a great way to make the transition from late summer / early fall. Fresh is nice but faux works just fine too in my opinion. 

Don't overlook just laying a few little bits and pieces here and there. 

I love to use cake plates to create vignettes. Here is an example of one I put together a couple of years ago for a buffet table. 

The nice thing about decorating for fall is that there are no rules, at least that I am aware of. Just decorate to make yourself smile. 

Here is the door basket I created a couple of weeks ago. The flowers are a bush from HL a few years ago.

You may see my basket with Christmas greenery and a big red bow in a couple of months. You just never know with me. :-)

Add burlap to wreaths, baskets, table settings, etc. for a rustic woodsy style. I live in a wooded area, so rustic works on the outside of my house. 

I don't really have much rustic style inside my house...except for my pine cones and burlap touches during the fall.  

This is a crazy mix of pumpkins I created at my front door last year. My older urns are stuffed with plastic bags to fill them up almost to the top. I put some black plastic mesh over the plastic. I also refurbished my large plaster pumpkins by painting them with craft paint. I put each large pumpkin on top of each urn and added a few smaller ones around the edge. Then I created a pile of pumpkins around the base of each urn. (These pumpkins are the ones I am thinking of painting white this year.) This door vignette worked all the way through Halloween and Thanksgiving. 

The easiest idea of all...pull out a blue and white platter or plate and dress it with some pumpkins. Real, Faux, or Velvet...they all work! You could also add some pretty fall leaves, acorns, pine cones, etc. 

Instant fall. Ok now, get busy planing your fall decorating! :-)

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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.


  1. Sheila,
    Your home is always so beautifully decorated whatever the season. We would love for you to share your fall decor ideas at our new Monday Social linky party, Sunday, 9/11 at 4:00 p.m.


  2. Sheila, You certainly have some beautiful things to decorate for the seasons. It's so hard to believe that in eleven days it will officially be autumn. Where did our summer go? I love the bittersweet on the wreath and the orange candle stick. Just great pops of color. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. I love all of your decorative fall elements. Back in TX I had acorns and pine cones in my yard, but don't have them as readily accessible here. I just haven't done anything much fall yet.

    1. I found some nice faux acorns at HL. They are true to size and color.

  4. Love all your fall decor! The only thing ivevdone so far is put the fall door mat on the front porch. I recently had hand surgery so I'm behind a bit. You've given me lots of good ideas.

    1. Donna, you take care of your hand. You can do crafty things later. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. Very pretty look for Fall Sheila. Collecting pine cones is a fun idea. Our summer has practically gone. The nights are crisp now.

    1. Leaves are dropping now. Sad. I love green foliage.

  6. Sheila,
    Just beautiful fall decoration arrangements throughout your house...

    Thank you for sharing at Monday Social.


  7. the door basket...and we both have that "Welcome friends" pumpkin...I bought it in Colorado many years ago and carted it on the plane with me!

    1. I have had my pumpkin for years and have had to paint it some.

  8. Just so gorgeous. Your photos are amazing.

  9. It's fun to look back. I'm finally allowing myself to put out my fall decorations. I can feel it in the air and our temps are now more moderate and cool in the evenings. I love fall (just hate what follows). I still use my door basket like yours as it's a perfect fit for in between the storm door and main door.

  10. Hi Sheila, I love your gorgeous home decorated for fall and I love all of your ideas. Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.

  11. I love the basket on the door, it is so pretty and welcoming! I am so far behind on Fall, I really need to step up my game. You look like you have done enough for your house and maybe mine too! You have shamed me into it..this week I am going to town on Fall decorations! Thanks for being such a great contributor every week at Celebrate Your Story!

  12. Everything looks so pretty! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. Seeing your vignettes have gotten me so excited to decorate for Fall! Thanks for the inspiration!


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