Thursday, October 4, 2012

Decking the Halls for Fall

Having a baby certainly does change everything!  Normally I am on the Fall decorating bandwagon in mid-late September, but as with most things recently...time just got away from me. I finally got most everything put out late last week and then Hubby & I made our annual trip to pick out pumpkins & mums.  Our town has this outdoor structure that used to sell basically every seasonal item you could think of:  plants in the Spring, Memorial flowers in May, Fireworks in July, Pumpkins & Mums in the Fall, & Christmas Trees in December.  They've scaled back and now there's really just spring flowers, fireworks, & pumpkins but it's a great place to go!
My little Pumpkin
I'm really more of a "fall" decorator as compared to decorating specifically for Halloween or Thanksgiving.  I really don't get into Halloween much yet (I guess that might change when Elyse gets older), but I also just don't want to take the time to redecorate my house 3 months in a row for 3 separate holidays...Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas.  Christmas is a biggie around my house so even my fall decorations are fairly low-key...but I do love getting out my pumpkin collection, my fall wreath, and filling our porch with a bale of straw, pumpkins, mums, & gourds!   
Front Porch
We even found that long green gourd that looks like an "L" for Layman!  ha!  Yes, we're dorks!
And the full view...3 mums were plenty after this years crazy summer...I'm tired of watering plants!
I haven't bought a single new piece of fall decor this year...bummer, but it just wasn't in the budget.  I try to relocate some of the items from year to year to give things a little bit of a different look.  I completely transform the house for Christmas, so I normally just stick a pumpkin here or a fall flower arrangement there to add some fun for the fall season.
Our entryway table
I found this idea last year on Pinterest using candycorn to fill some glass vases I normally use during the Spring.  I loved this look last year & so of course I repeated it this year.  
A shelf in our dining room & my Mother's Day present (photo collage frame from Red Envelope)...I love this !
& our mantle.  I actually decorate with lots of fall-type colors so there really isn't much to do except put out my pumpkin collection!  
It's another beautiful fall day here today, Elyse & I will probably go for a walk once she wakes up from her morning nap.  However, the temps tomorrow are supposed to plummet...they're even talking snow flurries on Saturday!  No thanks, I'd like to enjoy these fall temps fora while!  


Erin said...

I love your fall decor! And Elyse is just precious!

Where in the world did you find those awesome flower pots on your front porch?

Jennifer said...

I'm more of a fall decorator too (o: Love your fun pumpkins and all of the fun things on your porch!

We are getting our first real COLD front this weekend and I'm so excited. Chili and cornbread weather for sure!

Megan said...

The kids and I did a little fall decorating yesterday too!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Wow! Love your decorations! They are fabulous!
Walks in the fall are the best!
Hopefully the temps will even out for you so you can enjoy a bit longer! :)

Danavee said...

LOOKS GREAT! That pic of the babe on that bench is SO CUTE!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I love fall..I love that you decorate for fall!