I’ve been doing some fall decorating in our home the last while, just whenever I have a minute. I like to use naturals when decorating. There’s nothing more rewarding than being able to bring the outdoors inside and seeing mother nature’s glory displayed. Oh, and it costs less too. :)
For our table I wanted greenery displayed with apples and candles. I knew this creeping sedum would last awhile before wilting so I washed it and removed any brown leaves and stems..
I used old weathered wood boards to set everything on. The little orange berries are from my sister’s rose bush. She was kind enough to let me clip some off. Everything else was collected outside. I dug the candles out of storage where they were stored from past years. I love the idea that I hardly spent anything for this display. I can’t wait to light the candles!
On to the buffet in the dining area…
In the mirror above you notice the reflection of this..
Any of the orangeish/yellow gourds you see in photos come from the vine growing in our fire pit area that I never planted. A seed washed down into a crevice in the rocks and sprouted, growing a big vine. For awhile I didn’t know what it would produce. I was tickled when these cute gourds started to show up.
I made the fall sign above, using a cabinet door last year.
I had a hard time finding colored leaves so early in the season, but managed to find a few. I will replace them with new ones throughout the season, I’m sure.
I dug out these canvases of the boys in storage. The vibrant fall colored backgrounds are only suitable for this time of the year.
A few years ago I made these burlap pumpkins that you can read about here.
For the garland I used wild honeysuckle. I know the leaves will wilt but I thought I’d give it a shot anyhow. Hopefully the berries will stay on and still give it a fall appeal. I also added a few of the rose bush berries.
I wanted to add a splash of blue so I snipped these off a blooming perennial from my garden. I’m not a hundred percent sure what it is so I won’t try to name it. :) In the picture they look lavender but in reality they are more blueish.
Now..on to a display on the porch..
If I get the chance, I want to add a sign that says “FALL” or some sort of letters with this display. I feel like it needs something yet.
Now, if only this weather would stay for a good long time.. preferably a few months, then maybe a month of winter (snow and all), and then spring again? :) I don’t ask for much. :)
Happy fall, you all!