Kick Off Your Fall: Fun Outdoor Decor

{Giveaway  is Closed}

The Winner is:  Gina E

Yay, it’s time to celebrate the changing of the seasons, into one of my favorite times of the year.  FALL!  It’s hard not to love Fall, with its crisp cool air in the morning, beautifully changing leaves, and all around great weather.  Every year, this time of the season changing pulls me right in and I get all nostalgic for all of those autumn years I’ve had in the past, reveling in the scents and smells of this wonderful time of year.

So, to get ready for Fall at my new house, I had the opportunity to do a little autumn shopping at Kirklands, a fun décor store that has lots of things to choose from.  It was fun coming up with ideas for my new space for Fall.   I know, I know….I get to do some very fun things and I pinch myself every day.  Somebody has to do it, you know?!

Who says you have to decorate in all the traditional colors of changing leaves?

I have to admit, I’m not one to explode in Fall décor with pumpkins and fake fall leaf swags and wreaths.  That’s just not me.  But, I did have fun with bringing in some Fall warmth and cheer in non-traditional Fall colors.

Let’s pretend I’ve already moved in my house.  I know, it’s a stretch, but just coming in the front door, we can pretend I’m already living in here.  We just won’t go any further for now than the entry way.  We can pretend that I’m not still caulking and putting in trim and touch up painting.

Let’s pretend I’m having  a Fall party!


I would welcome my guests with a nice Welcome mat that greets them at the door.

Kirklands welcome mat

Welcome y’all!  This one has rubber edging that should last a long time, will span the seasons, and it has fleur de lis, which I love.

Peacock wreath

For the front door, I chose a pretty peacock feather wreath and at $30, it is very affordable.  While not the typical Fall colors, these beautiful blues and greens can still welcome the autumn season just as much as orange and yellow, don’t you think?   I hung my wreath on a simple clear suction cup wreath hanger, just in case you are wondering.


It was so soft and pretty colors that I couldn’t resist.

Kirklands peacock wreath

As much as I love blues and greens, this pretty wreath could go in any spot in my house.  I won’t be able to leave it on the front door because of weather issues, but it will be fun to have around.


A wood twig pumpkin is another fun way to welcome the Fall season.  October and Halloween will be here before we can blink.


Inside the front door, a blue and white chevron tall vase holds a trio of stately sticks.   These aren’t just any sticks, however, they are prelit branches wrapped with cute little lights.  I can see these out on my porch later on and they plug into an outlet for some pretty ambiance at night.


I love the pretty pattern of this tall vase and can see using this in lots of places around the house.


This white ceramic garden stool with its puffy tufted dots was just too pretty to resist.  Use it as a side table or put something on top to display, this one will be very versatile.

Kirklands pumpkins

And who can resist lime green and turquoise pumpkins for Fall?  Not me!  These will be a fun addition around the house and even sitting on the front steps, they would be out of the way of traffic.

So, that’s how I’m kicking off Fall this year! 

Even though I’m not quite in my house yet, I had a great time on my Kirkland’s shopping spree, gathering some Fall-ish things to get me in the mood for the season.  Now, if I was only finished with my renovation and sitting on the back porch sipping hot cider, that would be the bomb.  I’m almost there….almost!

I can’t wait to see what YOU ALL have to share this year with your Fall links.

But, before we get to that, I have some exciting news!!

Kirkland’s is giving away a $150 giftcard to ONE of my readers so YOU can have a shopping spree too.  Wheeeeeee!!  Doesn’t that sound like fun?!  I love to share all the fun with y’all too.  There’s nothing like shopping with a giftcard, finding treasures and fun things to nest with. 

  • Kirkland’s definitely has you covered with home décor and Fall items and they are  a reliable destination for affordable home décor items.
  • If you’re looking to accessorize a buffet table for Fall or put together a memorable tail-gating party, Kirkland’s can get the party started.

All you have to do is visit Kirkland’s and tell me which item on their website that you would LOVE to have if you are the lucky winner of the $150 giftcard. 

You can find Kirkland’s on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and they would love to have you follow along on their decorating adventures.

{Disclosure:  I received compensation with a gift card for my Kick Off Your Fall blog post.  Kirkland’s partnered with several bloggers like me to raise brand awareness in the month of September.  All purchases and content are on my own accord and reflect my personal opinion and style.  Kirkland’s blogger outreach policies abide by the WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.}

Official Kirkland’s Giveaway Rules.   Giveaway will close on 9/26/12 at Noon EST.

- Rhoda


  1. If I were to win, I’d get the golden forest art print for over my couch on the big blank wall!

  2. I love that peacock wreath! Too cute. I have been wanting the Bethany mirror, so if I win…well that is what I would get. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  3. Lena templin says:

    I would get the owls they have this year. Love kirklands, I’m about ready to start decorating.

  4. Linda Owens says:

    I love the floor lamps and it’s hard to choose just one right now.

  5. Left a comment on the other page…..does that count?
    Love Kirklands….
    Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous giveaway!

  6. OMG! I haven’t visited their site before and hardly go to their store, but I certainly will have to now! I’m so in love with their glass pumpkins and grapevine pumpkins. It would be a tough decision if I could ONLY spend $150!!!

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!!

  7. Marianne G. says:

    Love the Distressed Black Demilune table! And I just found out there is aKirklands 5 minutes from my new job – can’t wait to go!

  8. Linda Greer says:

    I love the narrow blue console with drawers. I would use it in my entry hall.

  9. Cindy Baker says:

    I love Kirklands! I spotted a gorgeous fall wreath in the “Natural Harvest” section that I would love to own! Thanks!

  10. The tufted garden stool is also a favorite of mine, so I would choose that and the ceramic red bird bath…and maybe spend a little extra for a few of those mercury glass pumpkins!

  11. Betsy Crittenden says:

    I love the Natural Harvest wreath. That’s what I would get from Kirklands if I won! I LOVE KIRKLANDS!

  12. Betsy Crittenden says:

    By the way, where did you get the lime green and turquoise pumpkins?

  13. Love the feather wreath.

  14. Recently found your blog and I love watching the work progress on your new house. Your journey is inspiring and each email has prompted me to pray for you and your parents. May God bless and keep you.

  15. So hard to pick one thing – but I would love to have a Kirkland’s decorated house for fall, and I would start with the Mercury Glass Pumpkin. SO PRETTY

  16. charisseandrews says:

    I like the red ceramic floor vase and sea grass vase. Kirklands is a dangerous pace to go……can’t walk in empty handed and leave the same way!

  17. I’ve been looking for a pop of color for my mantle, and I think I found the perfect accent in the Autumn Mist Tree Canvas Print. The vibrant burnt reds in the painting fade down into lush blues and greens–just right for my decor. “Wait,” you say, “your total exceeds your $150 gift card.” BUT, I discovered in the back of Kirkland’s online catalog an offer to receive a 15% discount –FALL15 — so I’m going to use the code, and I’ll even have a little bit left over :).

  18. Thanks for hosting! I would really like a new mirror for my powder room!

  19. I LOVE Kirklands and I ‘ve been coveting one of their garden stools for a while now!

  20. I think I would have to purchase those cool bar stools with the different color leather seats. They would be easy to clean with having grandchildren around. Thank you for the give a way

  21. Ooh! I love your decor. Would go with the same stool and wreath. So pretty!

  22. I love kirklands and I would most enjoy a mirror from them! I’m moving into my first place soon and it has no mirrors!

  23. Some wreaths would be awesome!

    BTW, I love your welcome mat!!!

  24. I have liked Kirklands on Pinterest and FB. I tried to log onto their site but am unable to connect. I just love home decorations and would love anything!!!!

  25. I’d use the gift card for a one of their quilts.

  26. What can I say, I love the tufted garden stool and Mercury glass is a favorite of mine. Thanks for the chance to win a great gift card. Can’t wait till you are all moved in and comfy, you deserve a great home!

  27. glass pumpkins, tufted garden stool and a couple of other things, but their site doesn’t seem to be working right now. But I love that site. What a great giveaway. Thank you. :)

    Thanks for hosting such a great link party. So many great projects. :)

  28. Kirkland is great! I would have to get the garden stool. I have been wanting tks get fine fir a while now! They are so versatile and pretty!

  29. I need a new fall wreath and some lamps. Great selection of goodies at Kirklands! Many thanks for the chance to win!!!

  30. I liked them on FB!

  31. elizabeth normandin says:

    I love all of Kirklands mirrors and lamps and side tabels! I wouldhave a hard time deciding which one was my favorite~~but Id like to try! Fun giveaway, Thank You, Beth N.

  32. Would love some glass pumpkins!

  33. Kara Mellett says:

    I would love the metal candy witch statue from Kirkland’s!

  34. Of all the things on the Kirkland’s website, I have to say, the peacock wreath is my absolute fave:

    It’s gorgeous!

  35. Debra Burton says:

    I would love to have the Embossed Scroll Plaque, few pumpkins and a wreath! Thanks!!!

  36. Jessica Newport says:

    I visit Kirkland’s often, most of the time just roaming around drooling. My porch has absolutely nothing on it besides toys and tricycles. I have been waiting for the perfect set of rocking chairs and the red rocking chairs are what I would LOVE to have!!

  37. Shaila Schmidt says:

    I love everything!! I would get an outdoor rug and some pillows, I would love the spa blue motgonton pillows!!

  38. I’m loving the vintage metal pumpkin-Kirklands is great! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  39. What a sweet give away, the congac or red ottoman lots of beautiful holiday wreaths. :)

  40. So many things at Kirkland’s that I would love to have! If I won, I think the first thing I would pick out would be the mercury glass pumpkin.

  41. I love the red rockers, I would get two of them for my front porch! They look so comfortable, and very well priced!

  42. I would love the rustic tall red lantern to add to my fall decorating and I’m sure I could find a million other things to buy with a gift card! Thanks for the chance :)

  43. I would like to get one of their mirrors.

  44. Love Kirklands! I would put it towards a console table. I have my eye on the Distressed Blue Demilune Table. I just stumbled upon your blog today…excited to be one of your newest subscribers :-)

  45. Love the mercury glass pumpkins & lanterns will be beautiful decorated for Fall

  46. Love everything they carry, would love to purchase new Fall decor with the gift card. Thanks for the chance to win. Also love following your home renovation, you inspire me.

  47. I want to buy several of the owls at Kirklands!

  48. So many beautiful items to choose from! Pumpkins, owls,
    and mirrors, oh my! I would be thrilled with anything from kirklands.

  49. I’d definitely pick up some of the pre-lit branches. I know just where I’d put them. :) Also, if I won the $150, I’d splurge on a nice piece of framed art or a mirror for my dining room.

  50. April was in CT now CA says:

    Love the cream tufted leg bench! This would be perfect at the foot of our bed.

  51. It is so hard to decide just one thing from Kirklands! I love the adorable garden seat you found along with the mercury pumpkin. So cute!

  52. Oh goodness I love kirklands! I was just there last weekend and saw these beautiful ceramic pumpkins that would look perfect on my wrap around front porch!

  53. i would love to have one of their fall wreaths for the front door!

  54. If I win, and I really hope I do because I love Kirklands, I’d buy 4 of the Brown Swirl Parsons Chairs (I’d have to kick in a little $ too but I’ve been wanting chairs like this for so long, it’s worth it!). I’d put them in my dining room and just sit admiring them for hours! LOL Keeping fingers crossed! Thank you for this great opportunity! Hugs, Leena

  55. Hi Rhoda,
    I loved looking at the Red Radiance portion on Kirkland’s site, since I have a lifelong love of red. I really liked the Parisian torchere’ and some of the red cabinets on their site. It would be hard to choose which ONE I would choose if I won the gift card.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  56. I love the simplicity and the beauty of the burlap wreaths…..they can be casual or they can be dressed up. I hope I win!

  57. Oh, if I were the very lucky winner I would be in heaven! I would absolutely snag this gorgeous table.

    I’d also have to pick up some of the table linens they offer. They’re table runners are especially gorgeous. Then I’d make my way over to lamps and snag this one:

    I am dreaming and drooling looking through their products!

    Love the wreath choice by the way. And the chevron vase too. I’ve been seeing chevron prints everywhere lately, but this is one of my favorites so far!

    Thanks for sharing (and good luck to all the entries!)

  58. I love the Addison Console Table! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  59. We have spent all of our summer redoing our backyard — yes, our own blood, sweat and tears!! Anyway, after the recent demise of my cushion that belonged to my favorite backyard swing {bad doggy}, I’d love the diamond back backyard bench. A new cushion is almost as much as a new swing so it’s getting replaced. This would be PERFECT! Love the linky party!! Happy Sunday to you :)

  60. I adore Halloween so I would have to stock up on decorations. I love the “Even Monsters Need a Break” Framed Art Print!

  61. Tina Matteson says:

    I love Kirkland’s. If I won I’d like to get the White Ceramic Table Lamp. Thanks, Rhoda!

  62. I would probably get some baskets and a big mirror 😀

  63. I would purhcase the Harvest Floral Centerpiece, Floral arrangement, and the Hanging Welcome Owl for starters.
    My holiday decorations were disposed of and I am starting over in a new place. I love the decorative accents pieces from Kirklands. Thank you Rhoda for opening up a new world for me with your blog!. Thanks for sharing your design discoveries and you family!

  64. Well I’m in the market for new lighting! The sari lantern and white table lamp are calling me!

    Thanks for the fun contest!

  65. Kristin Baxter says:

    A brand new Kirklands just opened about 2 miles from my house–I’m so excited about that! lol If I won the gift card, I think I’d buy the Black Diamond Bench for my backpatio.

  66. I love Kirklands! If I won, I would purchase the gray plant stands, or the Neely brown floral rug, or the hanging candle chandelier, or the stacked crystal lamp, or….the list goes on and on!

    Thanks, Rhoda, and I have truly enjoyed watching your progress with your new home! God bless you and your wonderful mother and father!

  67. Thanks for the chance to win…whoo hoo…love Kirkland’s! I’d like the metal room divider or a garden stool or, or, or…so many great choices!

  68. Right now I think I’d get the Yellow Floral Placemat, Set of 4 to make some nice pillows!

  69. I love the Buckwheat Marianne Queen Headboard!

  70. Great colors! I’d love to have some of the subway art from Kirkland’s.

  71. I’m in between a art print for our living room or a mirror for the mantel!

  72. There are so many great ideas here, Rhoda!
    I love the idea of decorating with rich teals and blues, instead of the typical fall colors (orange, yellow, red). It’s an unexpected but elegant way to make your porch stand out from all the others.


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