Autumn is so beautiful, with its brilliantly colored leaves, the bright blue of the sky (when it isn’t raining), the crispness of the air, the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot. Bringing a bit of the outdoors in is a great way to to add quick easy fall decor to your home. It doesn’t need to be a lot and it doesn’t need to take long, but it can freshen your space and bring smiles to the faces of your family and all who enter your home.
This year I think I did less fall decor than ever. I’ve been busy with pillow orders and doing stuff for the store. My home decor has taken a bit of a back seat. But wait till Christmas! I can’t wait to pull out all the Christmas glitz and bling – I’ll be decking out the store as well as my home and I’ll share it all!
I’m rather fond of deer heads. A deer head stamp on old ledger paper, cut to fit a vintage silver frame makes a great piece to tuck onto a small shelf or add some quirk to a large shelf display.
Old typewriters are such fun in decor. Add a bit of the season to make it fit whenever you want to use it.
This old paddle was something I found this fall at the Springfield flea. Know what it was used for??
An auction number! How cool is that? I think they should still use such cool numbers for auction! Except perhaps we would use them to bonk our competitors when they bid on the same pieces of furniture we want?! LOL! 😀
I use antlers year round in my decor but in the fall they become more front-and-center. More the main focus of the decor and less tucked back in a corner or off to the side. A fun hat adds some quirky fun to this display.
The old metal and wood ferris wheel was also a find from the Springfield flea. I couldn’t resist – I looked at it the day we were all setting up shop and loved it. I went back late the next day to see if it was still there because I couldn’t quit thinking about it. There was a lady looking at it when I walked into the booth. She really liked it and almost bought it but hesitated a bit and walked on. I pounced! My good friend, Dorothy (HI DOROTHY!!!) was the booth owner and she was so happy that I treated myself and bought this from her. It was a splurge for me but I’m so glad I did it. What’s the point of having your own business and doing all the work of hauling, setting up, and selling at these shows if you can’t treat yourself a bit now and then, right? Yep. Right. Absolutely. 😀
Sticks are about my favorite. I’ve been hauling sticks inside for part of my decor for years now. You can see some dried foilage and sticks in my post about my not-so-white-autumn-decor from a couple years ago. That year I also created a wall display with sticks and leaves and flowers and herbs. It was a lot of fun!
Last year I made a huge arrangement of fall foilage from some purchased stuff and stuff from my yard.
I like to bring the outside in but I also like to add some to my front porch. This year my front porch is in a bit of a transition as we sold the chairs we had and are hoping to get new ones for Christmas. You can see some outdoor decor from last year, and some outside decor from the year before last by clicking these links.
Last fall I had time to do a fun tablescape for Autumn. I took the setting to my friend’s front porch, and even added some pumpkin soup to the bowls. I should probably repost that one – it’s so lovely and fun!Just adding a few things here and there can really make a difference. If you like to decorate for the season but feel too busy, just grab a bag of small pumpkins while grocery shopping and tuck them here and there. You can even let your children help you by putting them where they want. It can be interesting where young children (and even teenagers) think decor looks good 😀
Here are a few favorite photos from last years Autumn Decor. My neighbor had some big sticks blow out of her trees. When she stacked them for the city guys to pick up, I bustled myself over and nabbed some of them. I still love this look and would do it all over again. I have a different couch now – slipcovered in white. The end table is gone now – Travis never liked it – thought it was too flimsy and looked like a sixth grader made it. I loved it and kind of miss it. The lamp has sold now too and I have a white IKEA lamp on the stand that replaced the end table.
This was a fun display from last year too. I used sticks very liberally last year! This year this nook is filled with painted pieces and paint jars that all need to be hauled to the shop. But looking back at these photos makes me want to clear things out and haul some sticks inside!
My porch last year. The spool and chairs were all sold this year. I do have a couple chairs on the porch right now that I got a garage sale recently. They really go with our new garden shed that is nearing completion but they are hanging out on the porch till then.
What kind of decor is your favorite for fall? Do you decorate for each changing season?