Touches of fall

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Things are already starting to fall from the trees up here on the hill. It won’t be long before the leaves start to change colors and come down as well. And pumpkins are being sold at the farmers markets, making it hard to resist getting a start on a little change of decor.

This time last year, we were in the process of moving, so when I pulled my things down from the attic, there wasn’t much to work with. I needed to get creative.

This Fall, for the kitchen table centerpiece, I wanted something large.

I have had this lantern for years, but it has always been used outside on one porch or another. It was really beat up, & a bit rusty and dirty from sitting out in all kinds of weather. I took it apart, cleaned it up and gave it a fresh coat of spray paint. Now, it’s like new again.

Perfect.

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To fill up the tray, I used hydrangeas I dried this summer, some bits of the fall leaves & what nots I did have, and some cardboard pumpkins that I bought at the craft store for about $1 each, then spray painted white. A centerpiece for just a couple of dollars.

For the wall, I made an attempt at drawing a pumpkin on a chalk board….

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The credenza got a new lamp (just because it was time) and a simple display of pumpkins. Some real, some with a faux vintage look. I picked them up at last weekends Barn Market.

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The Den got a few touches as well. A foam orange pumpkin that I already had, got painted white with Annie Sloan paint. And a few other elements were added to keep the look more neutral in this room.

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The living room got pops of the oranges & reds that dominate the Autumn season. It feels super cozy when I get the warm, scented candles burning too.

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I really wanted a pillow for the season (I love me some pillows), so I pulled a small white linen cover that I wasn’t using out of the closet, and stenciled it.  I just used tape for a straight line & a fine point sharpie.. Really easy & free.

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The apples on the fireplace mantel were replaced with small pumpkins.

I wasn’t looking for glitter pumpkins, but that was all I could find in the size I needed. A little bit glam for me, but I like them anyway.

I also stuck some Bittersweet berry branches in my willow wreath.

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My boxwood wreath on the hutch was replaced with an old front door wreath I already had.

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I stenciled another pillow for a chair in the kitchen. It’s not fancy, but it’s festive!

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And the hall bathroom got a small touch of its own on the window ledge.

Silk leaves tied to mason jars, filled with acorns. Super simple.

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So those are my first Fall pieces for the house. I hope you enjoyed them. And I hope this helps get the folks like me, who are dreading the winter, to get in the spirit and look forward to the few months of Autumn ahead.

Karen

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40 thoughts on “Touches of fall

  1. All the fall ideas are fabulous.. And the pops of orange look beautiful. I can’t wait to try my two favorites though.. The mason jars on the window sill and painting a pumpkin white..

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  2. Love the simple mason jars with leaves tied to them. I just read on one of the blogs that you have to worry about worms coming out of the acorns and turning into moths! Eeewwww! Just thought I would pass that disgusting thought along.
    Love your simplicity.thanks for your inspiration.

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  3. Your home looks wonderful and welcoming……….love that gorgeous centerpiece, and your mantle
    with all the cute pumpkins along with all your pitchers in the side cabinets, that is so beautiful…..I collect white pitchers as well, and white creamers too. They are just strikingly beautiful to me……….and I am sure to you too! lol
    Liked how you just used a marker to do your pillows, they came out very nicely. You did a marvelous job and I so enjoyed my visit with you.
    Thanks for sharing with us,
    Blessings Galore,
    Nellie

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  4. Everything looks so warm and cozy for Fall! Love the pillows and the chippy window frame above the mantle. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. Again, not seeing a link back to the party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  5. Karen, thanks so much for adding the link back to SYC. Loved all of your posts. Had a hard time choosing, but will be featuring your Fall décor this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Love all your fall touches! Great idea to use a pillow you already have and update it like that! Thank you for sharing at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    ~Deborah

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  8. Your home is stunning and I love all of your fall touches. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.
    I will feature your home next week, so come back and check it out.

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