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It’s been a few weeks already since I took the photos of my fall decor – mainly my living room. I love fall home decor and I have amassed quite the collection of faux pumpkins.
I haven’t always loved fall decor. Several years ago I didn’t have anything that really qualified as fall decor and I didn’t have a good idea what I liked for fall decor. Orange isn’t my favorite color and I just never got serious about fall decor tchotchke items. (go ahead, click the word – I linked directly to the definition and pronunciation for you)
The past few years I’ve slowly collected a few little tchotchke items and some adorable faux pumpkins. Along with these I drag in sticks from the yard (and my neighbors yards) leaves, flowers and other natural items. Real pumpkins will usually get added in; my favorites are the blue and white colored pumpkins. My girls like to getting big orange pumpkins for carving.
The pillows on my couch this year are from my own fall line of pillows. The neutral pumpkins have been my biggest seller for fall both last year and this year. The pumpkins were created from thrifted sweaters and the stems made from scraps of genuine leather.
The smaller, patchwork pumpkins were also a huge hit. This was a new design for this year and they sold out immediately. I created more for the second fall Vintage and Handmade Market I set up for and they sold out there as well. I don’t think any of those even made it to the online shop.
There are just a few sweater pillows available in the online shop – you can check them out here.
This ‘let’s stay home’ pillow is also one of mine, a hand stenciled design on the canvas fabric that has become our signature fabric.
I love all the warm, cozy plaids for fall. The ‘runner’ I added to this side table is simply a bit of plaid fabric I used for some fall pillows. I cut a rectangle and frayed the edges. Simple and easy, it adds and instant fall feel to a room.
The plant in my olive bucket came from Home Depot. I debated getting it because my green thumb is really rather black, but my 18yo was with me and she talked me into it. At just $15 I can at least enjoy it until my tendency to forget it needs water brings about its demise.
The natural elements in my copper pots on the piano were sourced from a couple places. I bought the cotton from Decor Steals a couple years ago. The yellow and raspberry colored picks are from Blume, a darling home decor shop in Lebanon Ohio. I bought them during the Charm at the Farm Market, but I’ve since made the trip to the Blume brick and mortar and I know first hand it is a great shop – totally worth a road trip to shop there.
Check out this adorable, amazing, knit cactus pillow! Actually, I think it’s crochet. Whatever the needles used, it is just wonderful. I bought this at Charm at the Farm too, and it was created by the lovely owner of Lather and Stitch. I’m thinking I may need to get some more of her items for Christmas gifts. She does an amazing job and she’s just so cute and sweet too!
The fluffy white pumpkins are so fun – I bought them from someone via Instagram last fall and I cannot remember who it was who made them. If anyone recognizes them please let me know so I can credit them.
The sweater pumpkins – does anyone make better pumpkins than The Little Green Bean?
I just love what she creates. I bought 3 of her sweater pumpkins from last year. Her birds are quite amazing too. If you don’t already follow her you need to!
Here is the 3rd pumpkin from The Little Green Bean.
The Rae Dunn mug was one of the many mugs we sold at Smith Merchants. We will continue carrying this brand in our new location. (new location to be announced as soon as plans are definite)
I like the word ‘pause’ on this mug – I need the reminder to pause and take a breath now and then.
Close up of the pumpkins from The Little Green Bean. The books are old Reader’s Digest books that I found at a garage sale last summer. I used them at Smith Merchants for decor and as a vintage item for sale, and then decided to keep them instead adding them to the big clearance sale.
This super fun bookmark was another purchase at Charm at the Farm. Three Maries Girly Goods not only makes these but some really fun lace crowns. I also bought a couple of them to use in my decor. She makes these crowns for little girls but I love crowns and had to have some to use in my home.
I left my flags out – I just can’t pack them away yet. They remind me how blessed I am to live in this nation. They remind me to pray for my nation, its leaders and the people who make up this nation.
I have amassed quite a collection of plaid scarves. I don’t think I’ve actually worn any of them. They all find a place in my fall and winter home decor instead.
We haven’t used this corn burner stove for 4 or 5 years now, ever since we put our furnace in. I’d love to have it removed from my living room so I can reclaim that space as living space. If anyone local could use this it is for sale.
The large basket lid on the wall was a $10 thrift store find years ago. It languished in my back porch storage room for awhile, traveled to a couple shows, and even found itself in a display or two at Smith Merchants. I was really glad it was still around when I decided to redo this wall for fall. The baskets on the wall are French Market Baskets from Dreamy Whites.
This close up shows off one of the crowns I bought from The Three Maries. It’s a rose gold color and works in beautifully with my copper and fall decor.
And here is just a bit of my dining room. I never got it completely ready for full room shots so this is what I have to share.
Felted Wool pumpkins – I bought these last year from my next-door-neighbor. She now sells these in a local shop, along with wool dryer balls and felted soap.
A look at a bunch of my dried hydrangea and the second crown I bought from The Three Maries.
I’ll most likely add some real pumpkins to the mix next week.
Thanks again for coming by! I’ll be sharing my Christmas line on Instagram starting next week. I’ve been sharing peeks on my IG story for a couple weeks now but I’ll be taking styled shots and sharing in my feed and also on facebook.