Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ready for fall!

Hello my friends!! It’s SEPTEMBER! I’m so happy – it’s the best time of the year. Well, it will be the best time of the year soon, when Mother Nature starts acting right and cools it with the humidity.

We have a couple more really hot days this week and then I’m hoping we’ll be home free – I see nothing but temps in the 70’s in the forecast after that. Whoot! And yes, I KNOW…fall doesn’t start for another 21 days. But the start of September is official enough for me. I’m burning a pumpkin candle right now to celebrate.

Because I’m so excited about this time of year I decided to share some of my favorite fall projects from years past – looking through these makes me all cozy and lovey and make me want to go put on a sweater and some boots.

I’ve made quite a few fall wreaths over the years but this simple pumpkin wreath is one of my favorites:

fall front porch

It’s crazy easy – stick the (half off!) fall fillers from Hobby Lobby into the wreath and you’re done.

I kept it over our fireplace in the back one year too:

fall pumpkin wreath

I LOVE the red and orange colors together. I don’t use these colors in our home any other time of the years but I LOVE them right now.

This felt wreath took forever, not gonna lie. But I love the texture:

felt fall wreath

Next time I’d like to do it in reds, browns and orange as well – but it will be awhile before my fingers can face all that cutting again. ;)

And my all time favorite wreath was also my cheapest -- this one was made with dollar store leaves:

dollar store fall wreath

I made it four years ago and just had to get rid of it a few months back. :( It held up pretty darn well considering it was put into storage every year! I don’t know if the dollar store still carries these pretty leaves but I hope so. I’d like to make another one.

I always pick up a bunch of tiny pumpkins to decorate with this time of year. I shared a few quick and easy ideas heredecorating with pumpkins

They are cute, cheap and you don’t have to store them year to year!

I’m still in love with the fall tablescape I put together last year:

fall tablescape

Those flowers are my Pee Gee hydrangeas – they start out white in the summer and are just now starting to turn a light green. They’ll be this gorgeous greenish pink soon:

fall entertaining

LOVE them.

Speaking of tablescapes – my DIY wood trough-thingy is awesome when it comes to decorating for any season. Drop the stuff in, fluff and you’re done:

wood fall centerpiece

I think it would be beautiful in the middle of a dining room table!

Last year I got crafty with some fall scrapbooking supplies and created some fall art:

fall leaf printable

You can download that printable to use yourself here.

Our fall mantel was simple and pretty last year – it didn’t scream fall but that’s why I loved it:

candy corn bunting

You can see how I made that candy corn bunting here.

I made a few other candy corn crafts years back too:

candy corn crafts

I don’t like the taste of them, but I think they’re darn cute for decorating. ;)

I LOVE decorating outside this time of year too. It’s the simplest decorating ever – pumpkins and mums and a some candles and you’re done:

outdoor fall decor fall table

pumpkins and mums outside

Oh my goodness, so lovely. I’m hard at work in the family room so I can start to focus on more fall decor in the house! I’m hoping to have the fireplace done by the end of the week – it’s a beast and is a ton of work. But I think it’s going to look amazing!!

Are you ready for fall? The older I get the more I love summer, but now that the kiddo is back in school the lazy days of summer are long gone for us. So I say, BRING IT ON. :)

17 comments:

  1. Your decorations are so beautiful! I put an autumn tablecloth on the table this morning, but have much left to do. I really like your wooden trough thingy!

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  2. Mmmm..I also think the day after Labor day,September 2nd this year, is the day to drag it all out. Even though the temperature here in North Central Florida is a scorching 86, I am burning
    an apple pumpkin candle :)

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  3. High of 109 today in Arizona, so I think it'll be a while before we see any Fall like weather. But the good thing is we have fall weather for about 5 months! :) I can't wait to start decorating our new house for Fall!

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  4. Love all the decorations! I love fall and so waiting for those 70 degree temps you are talking about here in Nashville TN.....high 90's today. I started working on Halloween crafts last night, so ready.

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  5. Your decorations are all so pretty and this really makes me want to start decorating for Fall. I was going to yesterday but decided I wanted to do a full cleaning of the house before I pull all of that out. But come this weekend it should all be done and I will start my decorating!!!

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  6. Such beautiful Fall decor! September 1st is always the start of my decorating at home. It may still be Summer outside; but, it's definitely Fall inside!

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  7. I started this weekend with a fall wreath on the front door. This week I will start dragging my "fall" china up from the basement and switching it out with the vintage white ironstone I use in the summer. I am also hopoing to find some reasonably priced small pots of mums to go in my flower boxes. I am SO ready for fall - my favorite season!

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  8. I am so ready for fall! If only the weather would cooperate :)

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  9. I can't wait to do my Fall wreath! I'm thinking I may do a monogram with leaves and such.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  10. love the red door….do you happen to remember the name of the color?
    -Theresa

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    1. I believe it was Chocolate Cosmos by Martha Stewart (Home Depot).

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  11. Love your fall mantel from last year! This post makes me want to gather up all my fall decor and light some pumpkin spice candles!

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  12. I love the details and those home renovations in Los Angeles designs are a unique idea. Awesome!

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  13. Everything looks beautiful. Love all the colors! Can't wait to get my Fall things out. I haven't even seen any mums or corn stalks yet but hope to soon. It takes a while to see Fall things in Florida.

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  14. Great ideas! My favorites are the tablescape and that amazing outdoor fireplace! - pk

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  15. I HATE fall with a passion. Almost as much as I hate winter. The leaves turn gross and brown and the trees look like they are dying as they shed their leaves. The pretty birds all leave and go south so it looks dead outside. It gets freakin cold out and I can't stand being cold. It starts to snow in late October which means being stuck inside for at least 6 months straight. Driving is a huge headache in the snow. The stores get more crowded the closer it gets to the holidays and stores start playing annoying Christmas music. People seem really greedy around the holidays, especially in the TV commercials. I also can't stand fall decor. Orange, yellow and brown are two colors I just don't like. They are so ugly and boring to me.

    I'm grieving the end of summer more than usual this year. It has been a cold and rainy summer. The high temps were in the 60's last week and it barely got to 75 today. I think it only made it to the 90s one or two days this summer. I haven't even used my kayak yet this year because it has either been too cold or rainy. I was going to use it last weekend but it rained. This weekend is probably my last chance to take it out on the lake but the forecast calls for 65 degrees and 80% chance of rain. Ugh!

    I think I would really love fall if I lived in the south. I visited Florida in October a couple years ago and it was beautiful. If I had the money, I would totally move there.

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  16. Don't you have a Cameo? You could try cutting the felt (for that adorbs circle wreath) with that! I know the Cameo isn't MEANT to cut felt at this time but perhaps worth a try?

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