Every year since I’ve been blogging, it seems that all over blogland, folks are excited about Fall and cozying up their nests with autumn-hued accessories. I love that too, but I just don’t do a whole bunch of it. Plus, with 90* weather all the way into September, that tends to dampen my enthusiasm for all things Fall. Crisp and cool weather helps me want to change things up and we are finally feeling the crisp. It’s about time! My foyer table is the one area that I do like to change out, instead of the mantel. I do need to work on my mantel too and I am vowing to do that.
If you love Halloween, I’ll just tell you up front, that’s not my fave holiday and I totally ignore it when it comes to decorating my house. But, I know it’s a hugely popular holiday all over the blogosphere. This is it for me until Christmas.
So, this year, it’s all about white and blue/gray pumpkins and using what I have in my stash closet.Come on in! I showed you the wreath already, which cost me ZERO money. And I didn’t spend much on the rest either. It does help to keep some items around that you can change out with the seasons. That’s where my little under the stairs closet comes in handy. I layered my vignette with a $1 vintage gold frame I found this year at a yardsale. These are great to use as a backdrop. Most all of these pieces have been collected over the years at yardsales or discount prices. I have seen these blue pumpkins for the last few years and always wanted one, so this was the year for it. I found some at a farmer’s market and brought one home. The iron urn in the middle is one of my favorite yardsale finds EVER, at $5. It has held all sorts of things on this table and get’s changed out a lot. The black candle holders are also yardsale finds and this year, I got real little white pumpkins for them. They just look cute elevated. You’ll also notice the Ballards petite carriage lantern too, which looks great mixed in with it all. Who knew they would come up with decor inspired pumpkins?! These are definitely my kind of pumpkin, since I’ve never cared for the common orange variety. Of course, white ones work well too, sitting on their little perches. A starfish and pinecones add a bit of fun to the urn and you can see from my banner pic, I’ve done this one before. Some things are worth repeating. Simple and yet elegant. That’s what makes me happy. A few pretty pieces will make a bountiful vignette, without spending a lot of $$. All I bought was the white and blue pumpkins this year. You might remember this pretty black cone I made a couple of years ago. I had a lot of this faux greenery around with pretty Fall colors and put it together for the front door. It was always a little too big for my hubby to deal with, so he complained so much, I had to take it down. I think it attacked him every time he opened the door. So, I tied it up with burlap to the railing looking up into the dining room, where I can enjoy the Fall colors and be inspired for this time of year. I love the colors of sage green, eggplant, and golden accents. Perfect for Fall!
That’s my contribution for this season! I’ve seen some beautiful things shared out there, so if you’d like to join up, just add your link to the linky below and we’ll all come get inspired with you!
For lots more Fall inspiration, especially with an autumn-inspired mantel, visit Beth’s linky mantel party!