Today I got inspired to do a little more fall decorating in my house. I don’t usually do this much for fall – I usually wait for Christmas!! But I recently purchased some rope knots that I was wanting to use somewhere. And one of my neighbors has trees that are always losing branches. Those branches are hard for me to resist. We had some pretty high wind on Saturday so she had a pile of branches waiting to be hauled off by the guys who work for the city. So after lunch I headed out to get some decorating ‘supplies’. Dried Hydrangea, herbs, and some branches from my own yard and bushes and sticks and branches with leaves from my neighbors. She has never been out when I’m raiding her stick pile – wonder if she’s ever noticed them disappearing or wonders about them being hacked apart?!!
My Rope knots found a place of honor as a 3D piece of artwork. The knots are strung on twine. The sticks and herbs and leaves are all held together with twine and hot glue. This is the spot my Deer was eyeing. He’s happy now that it has a fall collection of goodies filling it, so he is going to stay where he is – for now at least.
This is one corner of my dining room – between the nook and the kitchen doorway.
I really need to do a blog post just for that pillow but since I haven’t got that accomplished yet, and I’ve had the pillow awhile, I decided this would be a good time to at least show it off!
I also put together this arrangement of sticks, branches with leaves, dried leaves, and dried Hydrangea. The container I’ve had for years. I actually had it in my garage sale , but it didn’t sell, so I grabbed it out of the box of leftovers today and decided to use it.
The whole arrangement is rather large but I rather like it – a bit of overstatement is kind of fun sometimes. It does sit right beside our front door so hopefully it doesn’t get knocked over and scattered hither and yon by the littles who populate this house!
I had to include one of my clay tags from Jami at Freckled Laundry!
I like how the arrangement ended up framing my sheep picture. I didn’t plan that – it just happened.
My shelf inside my front door received some branch adornment too.
As did the top of the piano. It’s so fun to bring a touch of the season into decor that is already there simply by taking some clippers and going for a walk around the yard. (And the neighbor’s yard 😉 )
I added some herbs to the scalloped glass dish holding a faux acorn. I loved the simple look of just the acorn but I can’t ever seem to leave the ‘simple look’ alone. I always find something to tuck in or add!
The nook side of my dining room. And a peek at my table. I need to do a post about my table. I think it’s arrival was before my blogging days.
A little wider view.
And a shot of the entry. The orange box is slated for a paint job. And I’m thinking the inside of the door is too. I think I’m ready for it to go back to matching the inside walls instead of matching the outside of the door.
And there you have it. I still need to do some work to the other side of my dining room. And to my living room. My shelf that spans one whole wall of my living room has become a storage place for several vintage frames I picked up here and there over the summer. It really doesn’t look like I’d like it to – time for a complete redo!
What does your fall decor consist of? Do you raid your neighbors stick pile?!