Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall Decorating

It’s official.  Whether the weather indicates it or not where you live, the calendar says it’s fall.  
Me…I’m still clinging to the hope that summer won’t ever leave.  
But did you notice?    In an attempt to get into the spirit of fall, I (somewhat reluctantly) changed out my blog header from the bowl of pink shells to white pumpkins.  In my house though, I’ll probably be keeping my pink roses and sea shells out until it’s time to decorate for Christmas, which will be pink, of course!  :)
Since many of you greet this time of year with open arms and are happily sprucing up your homes, porches, and yards with touches of  fall decor, I thought I would  share a couple decorating ideas I saw last fall and saved to the “Inspiration File” I keep on my computer.    Unfortunately, I do not know all of the photo  sources to be able to give the appropriate credit.
I loved this bowl of  potpourri with the pumpkin candles, child’s chalkboard and metal scoop.    This just screams “fall” to me and I think it would be so cute displayed on the kitchen counter.



I think this vignette of candles would look fabulous on a fireplace mantel, a buffet, or as a table centerpiece.  It would be so easy and inexpensive to  create this look  with glass containers of different sizes and shapes  purchased from thrift stores or yard sales.


For people who have trouble decorating with traditional fall colors (like me), a bowlful of little white pumpkins could be decorated with bits of ribbon in colors that coordinate with your decor.  A dot of hot glue or double-stick tape would be an easy way to attach the ribbon to each pumpkin.

www.goodhousekeeping.comphoto source:


I think I might have pulled the following photo from somebody’s blog so if it is yours, or you know who it belongs to, please, please let me know and I will give full credit and a link.   The wannabe gardener in me thought this was a beautiful, yet simple,  yard display. 


So happy fall ya’ll and have fun decorating! 



Sandra said...

Hi Shari. What a pretty fall decor! I love the white candles. Love love it! You did a great job, lady! Thank you for sharing with us.
Stop by my blog Friday Oct 25th. I will be posting my 100th post giveaways! Yipee! I'm so excited!Blessings,

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

There is a Fall girl in you somewhere just waiting to get evidenced by the great inspiration ideas you have shared. Love them all. Embrace your Fall Diva.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hey girlfriend! Pretty fall displays! I love the candles. I think I might borrow that one. Your header is pretty. Any news on the house yet???


Pauline said...

Hi there. Love the little pumpkins with ribbons on, and the glass with walnuts and candles. Really subtle :o)
Well done

Pauline said...

Ooops!! Hazlenuts, lol.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Thanks for your encouragement. I love the pictures of fall! Those ribbon wrapped mini pumpkins are too cute!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love all the pretty fall decor pics. The candles are especially nice. It's hard for me to use traditional fall colors too, it just doesn't go with the rest of the decor too much. You've shown some really great ideas. Hugs, Marty

Lisa said...

Love them all! The pumpkins are cute! I'll have to look for those!
Hugs, Lisa

Gayle said...

Hi Sweetheart Shari,

What great ideas! That'll get everybody's creative
juices flowing. Those candles are gorgeous and the little gourds with the ribbon...SO SO cute!
Hmmmmmmm, I'll have to incorporate the mauve in there somewhere, if I'm still here in the pink palace!
Have fun decorating. I can't wait to see your pics!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv your idea about using some white pumpkins and ribbon that matches your color scheme...not every home can stand some orange in it...I'm sure glad mine can. Come by for a visit, I'm posting part two of my Fall decor!


Cindy said...

Lovely fall inspiration pics. And I really like what you did with your beadboard wallpaper. It looks great on everything you applied it to. Even the bathtub! It must stick to things well for it to stick to that. Everything looks beautiful, Hugs, Cindy S.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Shari...girl I love the candle there...I may have to try that one...even I should be able to do that...Thanks for sharing...May you have a great day...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mary said...

Love your fall header picture, Shari! And the candles with the hazelnuts is a great idea. Like you, I put off fall decor til the last minute...sometimes I bypass it altogether and wait for Christmas decorations, mostly because I don't have fall colors in my home...but these ideas work for any color and they are just beautiful. I did pick a couple of small white pumpkins, but need more, so will copy you and do those great candles!

Have a great day, Shari!