Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall Decorating...

Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors, the crisp air and the smell of apples and cinnamon. The girls came home this weekend, so I did a little decorating before they came. I cooked all their favorites, which included 2 apple pies. The house smelled so good.

For decorating, I have this large vase on the kitchen table.
I change what's in it each season.

For summer I place a candle in the center, then surrounded it with sea shells.

Very pretty at night.

This vase is so large, it would take a lot to fill it up.

So I put a smaller vase upside down, inside the larger vase.

Perfect spot to hold a candle.

Now to fill it up for fall...leaves are perfect.
I thought acorns, but they are way too small and would take a million.

Just slide off each section from the stem.

I snipped them in half.

Fast and easy and the whole bunch was only $3.00.

Love the colors!
Don't worry...I only light the candle when we are around.

Here are a few more ideas from around the house.

The first day of autumn is this Thursday the 23rd...thought I'd get a little head start.

Enjoy your day,


  1. I love the idea of the hurricane lamp for seasonal decorating. It certainly does not seem like fall yet.

  2. Can you please come to my house and decorate? I seem to get started 2 days before Halloween, and all I can think to do is place a few small pumpkins out...

  3. I love that vase you have to change with the seasons! All the fall stuff looks great! Makes me want to do some fall decorating! :0)

  4. I love fall for all the same reasons you do. :o) Your candle center piece looks so festive! :o) And you fall touches are beautiful! :o)
    Sincerely ~ Trish

  5. Your decorating ideas are great Karen! You are certainly ready for fall.

  6. I love your fall decorating Karen. What a neat way to display your sea shells. I have so many from our Florida trip. Thanks for the tip on that.

  7. You've put me in the mood to decorate. So far I put up a fall wreath on my front door and one in our foyer. That may be all I do, but after seeing your gorgeous creations, I am wanting more.

  8. You great job decorating Karen! I can smell the apple pies! :)

  9. I, too, love the colors of Fall. Seeing your decorations has inspired me to start decorating my house. Thanks!

  10. Fall is my favorite season to decorate for too! My MIL gave me a footed punch bowl some years ago and I keep it on my sideboard filled with decorative things or potpourri. I like your idea of the candleholder and will definitely use that idea! Very pretty decorating you've done, Karen!

  11. Just love your decorations...

    I know you were so happy to have the girls home. Nice that they live close enough.

  12. I used to have hurricane lamps, no idea what I did with them, guess they went when I decided colonial was not for me, duh.

    I need to get more fall garlands, love putting them around the house, a quick and easy way to decorate.


  13. Looks like you're ready! I'd be happy if I just had the whole house clean all at one time, nevermind the decorations!


  14. Beautiful...can you can and help me decorate too?

  15. Very pretty! If you ever change your mind about the acorns, I'll have a million in a few weeks!

  16. Beautiful, Karen!! Fall was the season I fell in love with in New England.
    I am glad to hear the girls were home during the week end. I hope you all enjoyed it.

  17. Beautiful decorating! I love the pumpkin on the pedestal. :-) And the clock! :-) Have a great day!

  18. I like your autumn decoration very much, thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us.


  19. Gorgeous! Love your decorations and your ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

  20. I love your ideas! So pretty.


  21. Since you finished your decorating, could you come and do mine?

  22. It looks beautiful Karen. I haven't done much inside have me inspired. Enjoy your visit. Patty

  23. Your vase is very pretty Karen. I
    really liked the sea shells since
    I don't get to see them very often.
    I too have been decorating. I painted my white pumpkin with black
    chalkboard paint and wrote Happy Halloween on it and put a big crow
    on top. I put it on a pedestal cake stand which sits on my vintage paper
    cutter along with a black and white
    photo of my grandchildren when they were babies dressed like pumpkins in their Great grandfather's wheelbarrel. Then I
    wrote Boo with scrabble tiles next
    to them. I have a crock with flowers in the center. I love to
    decorate for Halloween because that
    is my birthday.":O)

  24. I just love all the ideas you share with us, and I'm tagging you for the Sunshine Award. You can read the details on my blog,
    Can't wait to read what you share next!

  25. Karen you are so very talented! Your home looks beautiful! :-)
    Hugs!! Vikki xoxo
    ps. How lovely to have your daughter's home this weekend! x

  26. Nice!Nice!Nice!Nice!can you can and help me too? Lol!

  27. Great decorations! I love the vase idea for different seasons!

  28. Love all your Fall pieces - so festive! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

  29. I am just loving all of the Fall decorations I'm seeing around blog land! I usually decorate for Fall, too, but not this year. Hubby is having some health problems and I'm just not in the mood. So I'll just be content visiting all of my favorite blogs and enjoying all of y'alls festive homes! Yours looks so lovely, Karen!



  30. Adorable. I love the decorations coming out of the drawer. What a clever idea! well done. feels warm and cozy!

  31. man, why don't i ever think of things like that! i love the way you made that small candle stand out. and that pumpkin on the cake plate is fab!

  32. Hi Karen,

    I'm visiting from Tatertots and Jello - what gorgeous fall decor. I just did a tutorial for fabric pumpkins on mine - I just love fall and all the decorating that comes with it. Awesome job - VERY creative!! Have a great night, Lindsay

  33. Love what you did with the candle...hope you have a FUN weekend!


    I have a THRIFTY party...hop over and check it out!

  34. Loved seeing what you did with that hurricane shade - the leaves look great. Your fall decor is terrific and I especially like the leaves around the clock!



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