Fall Decor at “My House”

 

Fall Mantel & Tablescape

 

It’s September! Can you believe it?!?! Countdown to Fall…time to decorate our space with our Fall Decor. Which means money! But, don’t forget…school just started. Which means money! Let’s try to save some money! Dig out some of your old pumpkins, ribbon, etc and let’s get to work!

I want to show you how you can take everyday decor items from around your house and turn them into your new “Fabulous Fall Decor!”

Take for instance my glass bell jar…I have it sitting on a table with a bird’s nest underneath.

To turn it into some Fabulous Fall Decor, I used some ribbon that I’ve had forever, which just so happens to be perfect fall colors! I simply tied it in a bow around the tip. It’s wired ribbon, so it makes the perfect bow. I also replaced the bird’s nest with a bowl of apples. To me, apples scream fall!

What about the coffee table? I totally cleaned it off! Bye, bye…

I decided I liked the bell jar here. A girl can change her mind! I also added two pitchers in Fall colors and a little crock filled with some little berries. I found those cute little pumpkins in a drawer! By adding items that are shades of orange, red, yellow, green and creme, you are creating the traditional look of Fall decor.

The pitchers were originally on my Welsh Cabinet. All I had to do was remove them and make a few minor adjustments in spacing. Using pottery, such as pitchers or crocks, gives the space a warm, homey feeling.

To finish off the coffee table, I found this fabric pumpkin. Again, it’s the perfect colors to go with the ribbon and the pottery. It’s also a pumpkin…how much more “Fall” can you get?

Fall Mantel

 

Finally, let’s look at the mantel. Let me preface with…I hate decorating mantels! I don’t know why, but I do! To me, they are so hard! For the Fall mantel, I used more of my ribbon to tie a bow around two topiaries that I already had been using. I love to use my topiaries on my mantel for every season. Take a look at how I used them in my Christmas Mantel.

Fall Mantel

I also had these great pumpkin “baskets,” that I purchased at Wal-Mart about 10 years ago! In the center of the mantel, I placed an antique tool box that previously was at the hearth.

I have a thing for initials and monograms, so I added our “S.” An initial will go anywhere, anytime!

More apples and another antique wooden box! A few good, basic things to add to your Fall decor are antiques, wooden items and baskets. When I think “Fall,” I think “apple orchards, cooler weather, sweaters and warmer, richer colors.” So naturally, dark woods, antiques and baskets go right along with that train of thought.

Fall mantel

I created my Fall mantel and coffee table using only items from my home and a few existing pumpkins and ribbons that I use every year. I am a firm believer in “shopping your home.” I talk about it more in this post. Shopping your home works great because we often forget things that we have or perhaps find a new way to use them. Look around your home…ask yourself, “which pieces remind me of Fall?” Then take those items and create your Fabulous Fall Decor!

Within the next few weeks, I’ll be bringing you more ideas on decorating your home for the upcoming season. We’ll explore some different ways you can create the perfect look for your space, in order to enjoy this time of year.

If you’d like to share your Fabulous Fall Decor, contact me! I might be able to feature your idea on my blog!

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  1. Great post! Love your ‘use what you have, not over done’ style. And I’m really glad to see I’m not the only one who has her fall decor up! :)

  2. Sooo pretty! I can almost smell pumpkin pie! :)

  3. I love this!! I love fall! I really love how you decorated your mantle!! I can’t wait to take our TV down from the mantle and be able to decorate the mantle!!

  4. It looks great!! I especially love those pumpkin baskets!

  5. Love your fall ideas! So true that a little ingenuity can take place of a lot of money :)

  6. Trying to copy your beautiful mantle as we speak. How can I decorate my porch for fall? Ineed help!!!

  7. dixiendottie says:

    Your Fall decorations are beautiful! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy Labor Day!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_03_archive.html

  8. Your doing a great job, so proud of you, your just like your Grandma Eva.

  9. beautiful fall decor!

    I would like to let you know about a new Craft Party,

    I would love to see your creations linked up with Crafty Tuesday

    Every week I will choose few tutorials and they will be featured on my blog and my facebook, twitter and pinterest page

    I hope to see you link up

    http://blueberrycraftandhobbytime.blogspot.ie/

  10. ladiesholiday says:

    I can’t believe it is already that time of year. Your house looks lovely- warm and welcoming! I can practically smell the cinnamon in the air.

    Stopping by from DIY dreamer blog hop and saw your link…we’d love for you to stop by our blog link up: Photo Friday- you’re welcome to add any photos from your blog! Hope to see you there.
    Cheers!

  11. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Oh everything is so pretty. I love how you are using all the traditional fall, but it looks so subtle. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. Your ideas are all so “simply” lovely & very fallish!

  13. LOVE your fall decor Leslie! Oh so PRETTY!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream to Reality!

  14. Hi, Leslie
    Your fall decor is beautiful! Love every detail you added through out your home. Thanks for sharing. I found your lovely blog from Stringtown home link party and I loved looking around your lovely blog. I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by http://www.homesweetbutterfly.com.

    Vanessa

  15. This is fabulous! Very inspiring! : )

  16. Everything looks beautiful! Especially your mantle. ::) Megan

  17. Leslie everything is beautiful and festive. Love it! I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us. :-)

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

  18. Thanks! I will definitely stop by!

  19. Love your Autumn decor! I’ve begun to decorate for the upcoming season as well and I’d love to share an idea or somthing if you would have me! Found you through Countdown to Fall Party!

    If you’d like a fall post, just let me know
    kimberlysminkey {at} yahoo {dot} com

  20. Very nice fall decor! Love your topiaries ;)

  21. Love these ideas. I am still in denial that it is fall so haven’t even thought about decorating.. I need to get moving. Thank you so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you this week.

  22. I’m a firm believer in shopping the house! I LOVE your wicker pumpkins – the texture is wonderful.

  23. Love Love Love the pumpkin on the mantel!! It looks great!!! Thank you for linking up to Design Thoughts Blog!!

  24. I’m sure I’m just echoing what everyone else is saying, but your home is beautiful! Love the little touches of fall you brought in with stuff you already had. I’m stopping by from Melissa’s Fall Nesting party, and I’m your newest follower! :) Happy Fall!

  25. Very pretty, and the ribbon colours are lovely. Your Welsh cupboard and dining set are wonderful pieces.

  26. Your fall decor looks great!
    I especially like the cloth pumpkin.
    oh, and that Welsh cabinet is to die for!

  27. Very pretty..love your longaberger pitcher and those wicker pumpkin basket. Very pretty.
    Visit me if you get a chance :)

  28. Your fall home is beautiful. I love the special touches.

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