Rather than inundating my rooms with pumpkins and fall foliage, I’m only adding a few touches of fall around my home right now. I’m really trying to just pick out of my own resources things that are fall colors, textures and fragrances. I love the Yankee candle pictured above. It’s Sweet Maple Chai and smells just like fall.
The candle sits on my kitchen counter and beside it is my tiered stand. I keep a salt pillar in there for my cooking. I chose my orange Fiesta ware cup, to add another touch of fall and it sits beside a tiny ceramic pumpkin. This is an example of using my daily dishes and accents that just happen to be the right color!
I love this mint plant because it looks so realistic. The green against the colors of the orange cup and pumpkin are perfect for this time of year since there’s plenty of green still in our yards.
Of course my chalkboards are some of my favorite ways to “decorate” for any season!
The bike drawing below was done for summer,e but I loved it so much that I decided to just change out the colors of the flowers in the basket and add some fall leaves all around.
My mantle has a branch of bittersweet and a little pumpkin. The taper candles’ jewel tone also speaks of autumn.
Fall wreaths welcome our guests and also the family who come in through the garage door (in the next photo).
I’ll still be adding a little more in the way of throws and pillows, but that’s about it! Simplicity is the name of my game this year! I’m holding out for Christmas, which is just around the corner!
Call it age, call it lazy, but I’m changing my game this year with my fall decor. Instead of spreading fall leaves, pumpkins and corn stalks everywhere (well I never have spread corn stalks everywhere, but for the sake of making my point I’ll add them!), I’m choosing to make a few groupings.
Here’s a peek ~
The living room touches:
A little touch in the kitchen. Remember my Dollar Tree box I made using the two signs?
I set the dining room table in fall decor for a luncheon I had a few weeks ago ~
Look how it sets off the food so beautifully…
Then outside at my mailbox ~
This mum came back from last year. It’s a whopper, isn’t it? I’m loving it! It’s going to be stunning in a few days! I may add some real pumpkins in a week or so, but for now I think the flowers speak for themselves!
I had the blessing of being in upstate New York last weekend where the colors were just beginning to turn. It made me excited for fall to come to the south!
I’m still changing what you see here. Simplicity is what I’m longing for and maybe you saw a book here that is inspiring me in that direction? I’ll keep you posted on how that turns out!
Do you decorate your home for fall? If so, do you go all out or do you add only a few touches?
There are few You Tube channels that I watch or follow, but I love Do It On a Dime! Katherine’s channel is fun, inspiring and also full of brief videos. If you’re not following her, you need to check out her channel!
This week she posted a video about re-purposing a couple of Dollar Tree finds. She inspired me to give it a whirl. Here’s what I did with mine ~
Happy Pumpkin Monday! Or should that be, “Happy Monday, Pumpkin?” =) At any rate, I tried a new pumpkin recipe this week when I needed a quick dessert for a picnic lunch and I wanted to share the recipe with you on this, our thirdPumpkin Monday!