Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall around the house.

I think it's time I show you the rest of my fall decor around here, because, well...I'll be honest...Christmas stuff is finding it's way out.

Keeeeeel me. I love it. I don't apologize. Christmas decor is just dreamy, seeing it makes me giddy. Like, when it was out at Lowe's two months ago, GIDDY.

So sue me. The fall stuff is going to be boxed up soon. :)

I decorate on the cheap whenever possible, as you know. Here are some more examples of how I do this for fall!

When I made this candlescape for the powder room last year, the rocks came with the little acorns. Most of the year, those are put away, but for now, they are arranged on top, giving the pot-tay just a touch of fall:
These tin containers came inside a couple of my Southern Living sconces, I guess for if you use real flowers in them. Pushaw, like that's gonna happen. So I use the inserts on their own, one in our living room, one for fall stuff in the kitchen window:
Some foam inside, stick the beady stuff in, fill in with faux apples. Easy peasy. And colorful!

Last year I got dollar store frames, some pretty paper and stenciled letters on to make this:
Now, I'm on the lookout for small, ornate frames to use instead. I think that would be lovely!

I wrap beady stuff around candles whenever I can:
Loverly!
More beady. More candles:
I just took the SLAH iron piece above and used wire cutters to take the stuff off of fall pics to fill it. Can you get any easier than that? Noooooooo, you cannot.

Speaking of candles, I fell in LOVE with these blingy votive holders when I saw them at Michael's and Hobby Lobby:OH, I just love these things. I wish they made them ten times this size. I added a fall-toned tassel that came from my old dining room to the lamp and it's done:
Ummmm, can you tell I used to sell Southern Living at Home? I think their stuff is just classic -- it's been six years and I still love every piece:
Again, stuffing flowers in, fluffing, done.

A little iron pumpkin with random fillers thrown in, stacked on books:
Texture peeps! Stacking items! You can't go wrong! Stop yelling Sarah!

Spray paint strikes again. ;) I sprayed some pine cones for some color:
Cause you know I need color.

I replaced a tray that was in this spot with a beautiful platter from HomeGoods:
I want to eat hot dogs off it, I love it that much. Gorg.

I took my Goodwill plates that just happen to be full of fall color and just plopped them right on top of the Dollar Store plates that were already here:
I found that whole set at Goodwill -- like new!

And of course, I had to add some color under glass! More fall pics cut off the stick, piled high under my huge Goodwill cloche:
And a Pier 1 clearanced plate from last year with cheapy faux apples for the table:
And course, beady stuff. ;) I doubt you are surprised.
Use what you got my Squeezies! Fill something with fall colors, add some texture and you are set. Lovely, and cheaptastic!!

OK. Now onto Christmas. Sorry. It's my blog and whateva whateva I do what I want! (Name that character!)

71 comments:

  1. Sigh... You've done WAY better with your fall decorating than I have. I usually do better for Christmas and I start earlier like you do. My husband's family comes for Thanksgiving and I try to have it done by then because they're not here for Christmas. Thanks for sharing fall before you put it away!
    pk @ Room Remix

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  2. Oh, I love all of your fall decor. Now you know that I really got tuned in when I saw the cloches. I just know that you will be joining the "Holiday Cloche Party" won't you!!!!!! I do hope you will join us. I can't wait to see what you do with them for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hugs, Marty

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  3. OOOh I think I have those sconces from Southern Living. I'll have to take the insides out. Great idea!

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  4. "whateva whateva I do what I want" Cartman from South Park!

    I love your fall decor and can't WAIT to see your Christmas decorations!!! I am working on our advent calendar now so that it is ready on time. :D

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  5. Eric Cartman from South Park!!!

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  6. btw....luuuuuuuurve your decorating style!!!!!! so thrifty :-)

    Suzanne Sacksaw@aolcom

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  7. ok the pine cones are sick! ..that means awesome in teenspeek! LOL love it!

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  8. Lovely! Love the cloches and all your little touches. I'll have to look for some beady stuff on clearance at Michael's. Part of me is looking forward to decorating for Christmas already ~ I usually start on Thanksgiving and if we have nice weather I'll be outside setting up lights.

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  9. Very beautiful! I love how you use spray painted the pinecones!

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  10. So darn cute you make me gag with the fabulousness of it all!

    What an "aha" moment to read about just clipping the picks off to stick into other arrangements. Love it! I know your Christmas stuff will be fab...I can't bring myself to put away Fall yet, even though it. is. killing. me.

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  11. Oh, you are truly a Fallen woman! I love all of your pretties! You certainly know how to make pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. Girl - don't even apologize! I tried to tell my husband that since we are traveling for Thanksgiving that it's totally legit to start getting the winter/Christmas decor out. He promptly reminded me that the Winter Solstice is not until Dec 21...he certainly was a "prettying up" party pooper! :)

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  13. Ahhhhh...that was like perusing a magazine...lovely home!

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  14. Beautiful! Christmas is just around the corner. Can't wait!

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  15. Looks great, BUT.... bring on the Christmas decor!

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  16. My favorite part of your pics is the child lock on your dining room door...those are SO familiar! lol

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  17. Whateva! You're not so tough-I run with GANGS. And we only commit hate crimes.

    (Disclaimer: I don't watch South Park, but I have seen this scene because my sister made me. Hee-ha-larious, especially since we've said the same thing for years. About doing what we want. Not the hate crime stuff.)

    Do you have an electric fence around those cloches? How does your son no touchy? I'm way older than a toddler (by five years tops) and even I want to snatch off the top and watch everything fall.

    Snatch....that's such a great word.

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  18. Why is it that everyone under the sun has a fab Goodwill cloche? Sooo jealous. Okay, jealousy aside, your decorations are beautiful, simple, and just plain lovely. I'm especially loving the CLOCHE! Sorry...jealousy again. :)

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  19. Oh I love your house and decorations! I found some stuff at Goodwill yesterday that I normally would have skipped over because now I think.. Spray Painted? = Amazing? Yes I think so! I might have to take you up on the consultation too some day soon.

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  20. Lovin' the Home Goods platter. They have such fun cheap mixy matchy stuff don't they?

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  21. I wish I could find goodwill pieces like you do! I think I have bum goodwills around here. Love the Cartman line ~

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  22. yeah... i'm over fall. starting gathering goodies for Christmas decorations and hubby bought a new and bigger tree with more lights today- I told him don't bother putting it away, it will be up soon. :)

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  23. Everything looks so warm and cozy. Oh, and, Sarah, I have your "Goodwill" plates! I bought them at WalMart several years ago. I only bought two for my plate holder, but wish I'd bought more. Of course I can't find them anymore. Maybe I should check my Goodwill store!

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  24. Bee-u-tee-full!!! :) Seriously, beautiful job chicky! I am so inspired and can't wait for the Christmas extravaganza!!!!

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  25. OMG I never knew about Southern Home Living their stuff is so adorable.. This means trouble for me!

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  26. Love your fall stuff. Very pretty ... especially the "Beady Stuff".

    I like a breather between my seasons. In Canada our Thanksgiving is in October ... so after Halloween we get a month without all those glitzy decorations before all the frenzy of Christmas. Ahhh

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  27. I am just in awe of how beautiful the fall decorations are in your home!!

    Just SO Gorg!!

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  28. Love all the fall decor!! I so didn't get that done this year with all the "projects" and now it's time to start thinking about Christmas decor. Although this year I'm all for the natural elements...am hating the plastic stuff that's been in Hob Lob since JULY!!! Love all the SLAH stuff. I never thought to take out the inserts from my sconces...awesome!!!

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  29. I loved those brown and gold Hob Lob votive holders so much that I bought 60 of them for my wedding! Sadly, I sold them to recoup the cost and only have a few left to decorate with :)

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  30. Oh, I am falling behind on holiday decorating...already! OH WELL!!

    I have to say everytime I open your newly designed blog I smile, it is so pretty!!!!!

    Janell

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  31. Looks great! Hope you have fun with the Christmas stuff!! I'd like to bring some out too...but I'm hosting Thanksgiving..so I'm not sure if I should yet, heehee.

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  32. I too have those beautiful "good will" plates of yours. I got them from Walmart a few years ago. They may have pulled them off their shelves because I saw a story on the news about those exact plates having lead in them. They say they don't have enough in it to be too harmful to eat on. But the hotter the plate gets, the more lead leaks out so don't heat up your food on those plates. That's probably why someone gave them to Good Will.
    I LOVE your blog btw!

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  33. *sniff* I wish our GW was as great as yours! All I end up finding is gross stuff... And I mean GROSS. Old bowling shoes... yucky underroos.... The ickiest of the ick. I still go, hoping to find that 'diamond in the rough'.
    BTW- love the berries- they are everywhere in my home too!

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  34. You have totally got me hooked on beady stuff. I have to have it everywheeeeeeeere!

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  35. I do believe I spy a Christmas Rug on the floor near your sink don't I? LOL

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  36. Yes, I'm just itching to get Christmas out too. Here's my fall decor, just a wreath for now. http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2009/11/adorn-that-door/

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  37. Yes, I'm just itching to get Christmas out too. Here's my fall decor, just a wreath for now. http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2009/11/adorn-that-door/

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  38. Hi Sarah! I LOVE beady things! You made quite beautiful things with them! I wanted to let you know you're one of my biggest inspirations for starting my own blog. I'm adding you in my link list. I would really love you to visit and let me know what you think. The URL is www.casahaus.blogspot.com. Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

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  39. Beautiful, just beautiful. If you want another chance to show it off, stop by my blog tomorrow. I'm having a boardwalk bragfest. No need to be humble. Just show off something that you're proud of and feel free to brag!

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  40. I totally agree about the holiday decor- bring it on! I have been forcing myself to keep it in the attic, although I have been working on my front door wreath in the garage!

    I love your window treatment on your door! Did you make that yourself? I have a kitchen door that needs something like that- Cooper's little friend that lives behind us told me tonight, "We can see inside your house. You need to get some blinds." :)

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  41. BEAUTIFUL! Could your house be any prettier? No! It is fantastically pretty.

    XOXO
    Jen

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  42. You are always so on top of seasons... I have to admit the only fall decor I have going on is my leaf in a picture frame... I am too busy keeping up with other projects and my frames. Maybe next year I will do some of these ideas :)

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  43. I love all of the decor...but MY GOODNESS...you found those dishes at Goodwill?!?! After 17 years of marriage my original set of dishes is just sad and broken and nowhere near a complete set, and it's finally time that I must replace them, and that's the exact set I've set my sights on! I cannot BELIEVE you found them at Goodwill!!! Some people have all the luck!

    Great ideas! Thanks.

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  44. Hey Sarah!! This is the first time I've left a comment for you! I have that same iron piece from Southern Living At Home...just never knew what to do with it! Thanks for the wonderful idea!
    (Is that a "Ho-Ho-Ho" kitchen mat I see peeking past the apple filled cloche??)

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  45. I love fall so much, I hang on to it as long as I can. . . but I have to admit, Christmas decorations are starting to whisper my name.

    I love all the little touches you've added without spending money. And now we can see what you've done and shamelessly copy your ideas! Of course, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery--so you oughta feel very flattered!

    Glad you're feeling better!

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  46. The South Park line is classic, hahaha! For me, looking at a good blog is more fun than a magazine subscription. : )

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  47. I'm so in luuuuurve with all of your fall decor!!! It's completely fabulous & I'm jealous that I can't decorate my teeny house yet b/c we're in the middle of a huge move.

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  48. I am in LOVE with your decor, so much I am on the hunt for a cloche now! Thank you for the inspiration.
    Oh, and it's ok...I'm soooo decorating for Christmas soon :)

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  49. LOVE IT. Seriously I cannot wait to see your Christmas decorations!

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  50. "I roll with twelve gangs..."
    ---Eric from Southpark.

    LOVE your ideas, thanks for inspiring me to do more!

    www.elaiswhatisay.blogspot.com

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  51. YOU complete me. beady stuff, faux apples, stuff off a pick, and cloches...seriously. Be still my heart.

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  52. I love your fall decor. Especially the cloche. I also love your window treatments!

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  53. Beautiful! I absolutely LOVE your home! I visit your blog often, but i don't think I've left a comment before. I just love your style and the fact that you do it all so inexpensively is wonderful and inspiring!

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  54. I'm a green-eyed monster when I read your blog. :P lol You're so talented! ..and the yellow plates that you got from goodwill I bought full-price, along with a serving bowl and platter to match.. and I haven't even used them since I got them 2 years ago! It's horrible, horrible!! I'm taking them out TODAY!

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  55. Your house is so beautiful! Don't apologize for Christmas. My tree is already up!

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  56. Lurve your blog!! And that character is the girl from Friday.

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  57. You are so clever and talented! I love what you've put together. The beady candles are lovely!

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  58. Girl! I need to visit your local Goodwill store. Great ideas. Love your blog!!

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  59. i just love your house! i need to be hitting the dollar store more often!!

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  60. What an amazing talent you have!!! Everyone at the boardwalk party today has been raving about your beautiful fall designs. It seems like you have the magical touch to turn ordinary into extra-ordinary. Your items all relay a custom decorated ambiance, and my eyes just want to take their time as they linger from one area to the next. Perfect execution! You have talent galore, and I am so proud to have the opportunity to brag about you!!! Same time next week? I sure hope so!

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  61. Your home is beautiful. I love all of my fall décor, but I’m very eager display my Christmas décor now. I’m counting down the days. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for Christmas this year.

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  62. Beautiful fall decor! I love all the apples...I think that's a super idea!
    :) Blair

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  63. O. M.... G. Cara Starr sent me here just to show me an example of a "blog button" and now I am going to stab myself in the eyeballs because your decor is so fabulous.

    Bookmarking this blog STAT.

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  64. I LOVE your ideas and your blog! You are always inspiring and creative. Plus, you crack me up with your sense of humor. ;) I too like to decorate for Christmas early but since we are leaving out of town before Thanksgiving, that would mean I would be decorating on the 22nd! Hopefully I can talk my hubby into that one! Wish me luck!

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  65. Just stumbled across your blog, love it! My mom raised me to be a dumpster diving woman and to never be too proud to pick up furniture off the side of the road. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  66. Sadly I literally just got out my fall stuff and here you are about to put yours away. You have given me some great ideas and can't wait to shop clearance for next year!

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  67. I love the window treatment on the door leading to your deck. Will you/or have you done a post on how to do that? I just moved into my first house and I need a window treatment for the same type of door.I love what you've done!

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  68. I just found Thrifty Decor Chic & luv luv luv it!! I pride myself in decorating on the cheap, Goodwill, Dollar Tree, garage sales, etc. And jus luv the look of dis-belief on peoples face! ;-) I look forward to tryin ur crafts! Thank You for a site for the "rest of us"!!

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  69. I love your decorating! And miss Southern Living, I recognized it right away! Beautiful!

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