Monday, September 8, 2008

Autumn Inspirations: Bringing Autumn Home

Last weekend, we had an autumn storm that really put me in the mood for fall . We had a few blustery, cold, damp days --  and I loved every minute of it!  I *love* autumn. I know it's too early for things to stay cool; in fact we have 80's forecast for the coming week or so, but I can't stand it anymore! It's officially fall this weekend at my house, no matter what the thermometer says...I'm going to pull out my fall decorations this Saturday.

I've been inspired by several sources as I've looked around for some new ideas to bring Autumn home. I thought I'd share a few with you to get you in the mood...


Look at this lovely, simple idea from Pat at Back Porch Musings. Her blog is bee-yew-ti-ful. I wish I had her talent; heck, I'd settle for the talent she's got in her little finger! I love this simple idea: just an arrangement of faux leaves and pumpkins in a large crock bowl that sits on her farmhouse-style table. Wait until you see some of her other fall decorations!


Melissa at the Inspired Room is doing a whole Fall Nesting Week. Find incredible autumn ideas here, here and here . One of my favorite ideas was the heritage nook. On Melissa's Fall Nesting Week post, there are links to tons of other blogger's fall decorating ideas -- Martha Stewart even chimed in! wheat sheaves collage

From the pages of Country Living's October issue:  look at those wheat sheaves. What a  great autumn centerpiece; arranged in two heights down the center of the table.  To make them: get some wheat at a floral shop or green-market.

Twist it and secure it with rubber bands, then wrap it with a generous length of satin ribbon. Easy-peasy.

I did some browsing at  Target over the weekend: twig pumpkins, lanterns, harvest centerpieces, wreaths...ooh, lots of autumn eye candy! :-)


Gourd Vase




How about this easy idea of small gourds stacked in a hurricane vase...

(Family Circle magazine, Oct. 1, 2008 issue)




Autumn Arrangement





...and don't you just love the jewel tones in this autumn arrangement?

(Country Living, October 2008 issue)






(happy sigh...I just love fall!)


Heidi said...

I can't say that I'm eager for fall around here, as usually fall means dreary, drizzly weather. Thank goodness we usually enjoy a spurt of nice weather in September and sometimes into October before we get socked in with the gray days. Just yesterday Michael made a sad face when we saw the trees starting to change. Our summer was so short this year we're not ready for fall yet! Send some of your warm weather this way. :)

Rebekah said...

I love the pieces you showcased on this entry. So easy, I think I might even be able to do one or two.

And don't forget that new scent, "Leaves" from Bath and Body Works for some fall aromatherapy.

Thanks again for that!