Holiday Decor

Transitioning to Fall

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Hey everyone, are you getting excited for the long weekend?  We’ve got plans to make a quick trip to a special location to celebrate the last official weekend of summer, but I can *almost* feel fall in the air!  

I’ve invited Shannon of AKA Design back to share with you a list of five natural elements that make it easy and inexpensive to transition your home for fall.  Welcome back Shannon!

“Hi everybody!  Some say spring is a time for new beginnings and perhaps that’s true.  But to me, fall has always been the season to begin exciting new adventures.  Maybe it’s because I fondly remember school starting each fall, with new classes, friends and teachers (truthfully it was the pristine new binders and perfectly sharpened pencil crayons that got me!).  Or that the cooler weather is so crisp and refreshing after the summer heat. Or maybe it’s that Christmas (and all the joy that comes with it) is right around the corner once autumn arrives.  Who knows.  But, I do know that fall is one of my absolute favourite seasons for decorating!

Decorating in autumn is made fabulous by its sheer simplicity – all you need to do is bring the outdoors in using various elements from nature and you instantly cozy up a space!  Here are a five natural elements that make transitioning to fall easy. 

1.  Pumpkins & Gourds  In the fall, there are so many readily available pumpkins and gourds in various shapes, sizes and colours.  There are real and faux versions, as well as painted, glittered, and blinged out squash varieties. They can be stacked up, lined up or used to create any manner of vignette. 

autumn display

Pottery Barn

 

white fall pumpkins

My Home Ideas

 

pumpkin decor

Country Living

 

Vermont Halloween Party

Better Homes & Gardens

 

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It’s (Almost) Fall Y’all

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Back to school time always brings on the images of fall, and while the August weather still feels like summer outside, I confess my mind is already thinking about all things autumn.  By September, I’ll be in the mood to do some transitioning indoors, which means it’s time for some seasonal decorating, and I’ve teamed up with my blog buddies Layla, Rhoda, and Sarah again for a round of link parties!

This year, I’ll be hosting the Fall Mantels party and the other ladies (plus Kevin!) are hosting outdoor decor, tablescapes, and easy fall decor, from September 18th through September 27th on Tuesdays and Thursdays, see the button above for exact dates and hosts.

To me, fall is always about bringing the outdoors in and the mantel is the perfect place for fresh clippings of leaves changing color.

Saidos de Concha on Flickr

 

When decorating a mantel, there’s no need to restrict yourself to the top mantel shelf.  Add that extra layer of pattern, texture, or whimsy with a creative mantel scarf or garland.

good housekeeping/a thoughtful place

 

Layered artwork, branch hurricane sconces, and a magnolia leaf garland complete this living room ready for the autumn chill.

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An Easter Table

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Happy Easter weekend everyone!  We’ve got family coming to town so I took the opportunity to set a festive table for the occasion.  I haven’t set an Easter table since this blues and branches tablescape from two years ago, so it felt like time to do another!  Here are few scenes from my new blue green Easter table with sources too.

easter table cg

 

What is Easter without a bunny right?  Kids might consider this torture – a peekaboo chocolate rabbit nestled in edible grass in a milk glass compote.  My children are begging to chomp on his ears. 

chocolate bunny in milk glass compote cg

 

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