I love fall! The weather is crisp, and the season welcomes our most celebrated holidays. Seasonal decor is so much fun, mainly because you can change it out each year and also it really puts me in the Holiday Spirit. The smell of apple cinnamon and pumpkin spice are warming to the soul. I normally start cooking heavier meals for dinner too. Some good old comfort food never hurt anyone! Well, before I go into three hundred paragraphs about food let me get back to the decor of the season… below you can see my mantel with a few fall touches.
A rusty green pitcher with some fall foliage, pumpkins scattered through out and a few of my favorite vintage pieces to tie it all together. The “gather” sign can be used through out the year but it’s such a great word for fall. Thanksgiving is all about gathering with friends and family, it’s my favorite part of the season so I showcased what I love most about it right in the center. Let’s talk about those vintage corbels. Insert all the heart eyes here! I drove an hour for those babies and I’m so glad I did. They can be used so many different ways, but that’s for another post. For now, they are just showing off all of their glory simply and beautifully.
My hutch is sporting a cute Pumpkin Pie sign I picked up from a local craft fair. I always find something new to buy each season, this is my new buy and I’m totally crushing on it. The tea towel hanging on the vintage ladder that reads “Happy Pumpkin Spice Season” is also new, that is from an Etsy store called Kitch Studios .I just had to get it, fall and Pumpkin Spice go together like peanut butter and jelly, right!? There’s that comfort food talk again…back to the hutch… Some green foliage and pears (if I got a dollar for every time I mentioned food…) and at the bottom left there are the cutest little pumpkins I got from another etsy shop called The Banner Girls. The second picture shows them better.
Here they are! Ideally, I would have liked to put a little stool with the white wood pumpkins on top of it and some faux greenery and pumpkins underneath BUT I have a 4 and a 2 year old, I have to remember to keep things that are low as unappealing to the eye as possible. So, if they decide to tear this apart its not easily breakable and it would take me less than two minutes to put back together. Mom, for the win! The Antiques sign is from Decor Steals and I move it around constantly. I really would like to put it on my front porch, but I’m a little worried people might stop to shop! Could you imagine their disappointment when I tell them nothings for sale. The olive bucket and greeney to the left is from Hobby Lobby. I’m just waiting to find an antique olive bucket on one of my junkin’ trips, but thus far, no luck.
Last, but not least my porch and entry way…
I don’t have much of an entry way, but I do love our DIY coat closet. We took the doors off of the closet, made a bench and added some hooks and cubbies. Its so great to have! The bench opens and I can hide all types of junk inside of it! It’s great for when I’m having company and I need to quickly hide the school bags and coats. Out of sight, out of mind! Currently, I have this console table that I bought off of Craig’s List and chalk painted with Annie Sloan Old White. I just have a simple vignette with some Fall touches. Old books can go anywhere, any season with anything. They are a great decorating piece and always good for filling spaces. I put some faux foliage from A.C. Moore inside my Pumpkin Spice Rae Dunn mug and threw some vintage pieces next to it. The sign above the table is a custom piece my dear friend Tracy made for me. If you need a wood sign I sure do recommend her, her heart is as good as her work. She has an Etsy shop, you can find by clicking here.
Pumpkins, mums, hay and more pumpkins! I think that about covers it. I placed my mums in an old bucket I have. Those two mini hay stacks were under $4.00 each from A.C Moore, I thought they would add a cute little touch under the table. I like to try and make spaces look full when I am decorating. Full, but not cluttered.
Well, that’s it! I hope you liked my fall touches around the home. Let me know if you have any questions or if you just want to say Hi!
xo – K