Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Yes, Fall is the most wonderful time of the year, in my humble opinion!  Crisp autumn air.  Crunching through leaves. Needing a light jacket.  Caramel apples.  Scarecrow festival.  The Perfect Autumn scent from Bath and Body Works.  My birthday.  All very, very good things.

This weekend was so lovely and fall like, and it was finally time to do tier 1 of decorating.  I discovered i have 4 Rubbermaid containers of Halloween decorations/clothes which will come out in October, and only 1 container of Fall items.  Clearly, i see a need to even things out, don't you?  The living room is the only place i can really decorate, besides the dining room table and a not really blog worthy fall runner on the kitchen table, so i give you Living Room, Fall 2010.  Extra thrifty style.


Hall table.  Halloween books (hmm, not fall...) propping up post-fall clearance scarecrow from Joann's bought last year.  That book above Vampire A-Z tells of the real origins of Halloween, with information i used to educate a former coworker when she gave me a pamphlet calling it the "devils holiday".  i probably should have kept it, i could have put it out as holiday decor, instead of angrily throwing it in the trash.



Sorry this is so dark, but i don't put the pictures through editing.  Believe me, there would never be new posts if i had to spend extra time doing that.  These pumpkins are from Lillian Vernon, and they do double duty since there are H'ween images on the other side.  I'm always thinkin' (taps head).







I'm quite proud that all that glassware, including candlesticks, were thrift store purchases from this year.  For a girl who loves Fall, i told you i was lacking! 



Oh my goodness, i looooove this set of table covers (modeled by my ottomans).  S bought them for me on vacation last year and they were really expensive, but they are the perfect addition.  I must have had nothing before! 

Thank you for joining me on my Fall decor tour of the living room.  What has been your best Fall find, the one that really "makes it"?

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40 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It is looking good at your house! I have to get out my decorations. I found a few new items at the thrift today and will share later in the week. I love the glassware and different levels you created. Good Job

Kerry said...

Loving your fall decor and I agree... fall is most definitely the most wonderful time of the year!

Since this will really be our first year decorating for fall, I just started shopping. Hit HomeSense (HomeGoods) over the weekend and picked up a great ceramic gourd and some acorn vase filler! I think I'll share my fall decor next week on my blog!

Kaleena J. said...

Agreed! Fall is my most favorite season... however, I need to get some cute fall decorations to put our home in the spirit of Fall.

this blessed nest said...

look at all your fun stuff. you have a great collection starting! are you kidding. i have to get clearance things after every holiday. that's the only way i can do it.

FALL is the best to decorate. so colorful. thanks so much for linking up with the FALL FESTIVAL!
hope to see you next week.

kellie

Danielle and Clint said...

Add adorable boots to your list! Fall is awesome! It has such a cozy feel to it. Even though I have no desire to go back to school, I love remembering that feeling of going back. You did a cute job decorating! Think that will be what I am doing this weekend. What about outside? Did you do anything there yet?

Crazy Garden Lady said...

That's so beautiful! My little part of Australia isn't really big on celebrating the end of summer, but you've made it look appealing. I love those tablecloth things modeled so elegantly by the ottoman. S has great taste!

Meanwhile, the 'devil's holiday'? Such a shame you chucked it, I would really have loved to have read what came out of that particular co=worker's mind! I had an urge to paint myself blue and dance around in my pelt just reading that!

Kara said...

Love all of it!!! The table cloth is the best!! Great finds!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Very cute! I am digging out all my fall stuff this weekend! Super excited!

Dee said...

Ohhh boy, the old "Devils Holiday", we like to call it the candy free for all around here. To each their own I guess.

Kristi said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Love all of your Fall stuff! I've been the same way with Fall decorating in the past. All kinds of Halloween stuff and only a small, sad box of Fall. I tried to add to my collection last year, but failed (look on my blog for Massacre @ Three Coins Ct). Ive been more successful this year since I stay at home now and can monitor things. I think I've done a good job this year at pulling various Fall-ish things together.

This post had be cracking up and I love your style and your sense of humor, so I can't wait to go through the rest of your blog.

~ The Speckled Dog

Chic Creations said...

Very cute fall decor. Love it! I liked all of the darling "finds" but the table cloth is one of my favorites. Beautiful. . . thanks for sharing.

daily mix LA said...

love the tablecloth!! love this time of the year as well!

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Oh wow...I had to comment your post. First I love your stuff, nicely done. I must first comment your pumpkins (dark photo..lol) I had one of these and when I packed it up last year it somehow got wet and molded. I had to throw it away (boohoo). I then noticed your 2pc glass pumpkin. I HAVE THIS....well I have the bottom half because as I just posted 2 days ago I accidentally broke the top when packing up. My daughter found a solution, come by and visit and you can check out our twin items. lol Have a great day.

Jill said...

Those pumpkins on little stands are my favorite!

I'd love for you to come and join my Fall link party next Friday (Sept. 24) and stop by because I'll be posting fall projects all week and featuring others too!

~JILL
http://envirocraftiness.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-week.html

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my wreath!! And I am sure your wreath is lovely! But I don't see any pictures of it! I do love all of your pumpkins- I need to beef up my supply :) I especially love the pumpkin/candle combo- super cute! Thanks for stopping over at Ten June!!

xo- M

Shannon P. said...

Love all your fall stuff. I really must get one of those glass pumpkins.

I can't believe people are still going on with the "devil's holiday" stuff. I read an article recently where this woman thought all Halloween candy was cursed by the devil. As if a bunch of witches went to the Hershey's factory and cast a spell over the chocolate. lol.

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

Looks great! Those table clothes are very pretty. I have a fall bday too : )

Sue said...

Thanks so much for coming by for a visit and leaving such a nice comment. I DO go a little overboard for fall and Christmas! LOL This year is moving a little more slowly- just got #1 son off to California this AM and have been working on getting him ready. I will finish here, eventually. Stop by for another visit another time, if you'd like.
I like your TV cabinet- where you've placed the pumpkins on the elevated candlesticks and filled your jars with fall goodness! Adds a lot of color and personality!
~ Sue

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Yes Yes Yes. Fall is my favorite time too.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your fall displays are just wonderful. I love your apothecary jars and your glass pumpkin. So pretty and so beautifully displayed. Thanks so much for linking to the party. Hugs, Marty

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Ooooohhhh I love fall and all of your beautiful displays!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Shelia said...

Oh, everything is so festively fall at your house. I love how you've added the black Vampire book to your spookiness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your table toppers and the pumpkins look great on the candlesticks!

Hanna said...

I'm your newest follower from Friday blog hop. Lovely blog;) you can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

Lydia said...

It looks like you have so much fun!

Cabin and Cottage said...

LOVE YOUR LEAFY TABLE COVER! Everything looks charming and cozy!

Cristie said...

fall is great! I enjoyed looking at your things.

Courtney McAulay said...

This is so cute! i especially love the hall table! I would love if you wold come link this to CRAZY CUTE link party at Between U & Me! I know everyone over there would just love this too! I'm also your newest follower! ;)

www.betweenuandme.com

Chris said...

After seeing all this beautiful inspiration, I'm ashamed that I don't have so much as a pumpkin out. Guess who's going to have to start decorating? :) Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous decor!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I'm just not ready to say Goodby to Summer yet. I looked at the fall decorations this week but decided to leave them in storage. Your table covers are amazing. I'll have to look around and see if I can find some.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Jenglamgirl said...

You did a wonderful job making everything look festive. Love the glittery sparkly pumpkins. Thanks for linking up too, enjoy your week. Jen

Cara Starr @ JohnsonManorisms said...

Looks beautiful! And thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Oh my gosh! Did you get that glass pumpkin jar at the Christmas Tree Shops? I just bought one this week for $1.99!

Jill said...

Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Thanks for joining my Fall Decorating Party! I cracked up at the "Devil's Holiday" thing. I have known people over the years who feel that way, and I've seen the pamphlets. :-)

Bella Michelle said...

Love all your fall inspiration!!! I hopped over from Hooked on Houses.

M.O.T.B said...

I am also a fan of jeweled pumpkins! Yours look festive!

M.O.T.B said...

I am also a fan of jeweled pumpkins! Yours look festive!

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

I love your Vampire book as Halloween decor but there is a bad and good to this holiday and I choose to just make it a fun time. Thanks for sharing your decor.

Bre said...

The devils holiday! So ridiculous! That would have been funny to work the pamphlet into your decor though. I love the jeweled pumpkins and Halloween books. I may need to look up that vampire one...

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