Did I mention I don’t really like to decorate for Fall? I do get all inspired when I see other people put out the pumpkins, gourds, haybales, & fall flowers, but I have never been one to do that myself. Here, I give you the extent of my Fall decor…candy corn, yes, indeedy…candy corn is one of the indulgences I find myself partaking in this time of year. I’ve been known to buy it in June too, but when Fall rolls around & it’s all over the stores, I just can’t resist. I love candy corn! This particular mix is the Harvest mix, but give me a big ole’ bag of just plain Brach’s (gotta be Brach’s) candy corn & I’m a happy girl. I love to bite the white tips off. 🙂
But, Pottery Barn did have some gorgeous Fall inspiration pics that should make us all want to set a pretty Thanksgiving table.
And just look at this vignette! Is this WOW or what? Last year, after Christmas, I had an epiphany (shocking in itself, I don’t get those all that often!) and went outside and picked up pinecones, all sizes & shapes and also acorns. We have some really pretty black acorns off our oak trees in the backyard. Now, I have them stashed in the attic for this year. My hubby even went out with me to pick them up last year. After I saw this pic, I really got inspired! All those pinecones will be used, by gosh, I will do something with them!
I’ve always been more of a gold, glitzy kind of girl for Christmas decorating, but I decided last year, I’d really like to go more natural, with a little bit of sparkle instead of the LOTS of sparkle that I usually have, so I think the pinecones will be a good start. Of course, I may spray them with metallic paint, who knows…a girl’s gotta have some glow & glitz! In fact, I got some more great inspiration from a Nell Hill’s Christmas book that Manuela (from The Feathered Nest) sent me not too long ago. That book has some gorgeous Christmas ideas…can’t wait!
This is really a pretty Fall touch.
And is this frontdoor beautiful…how welcoming is this??
How’s this for a welcoming foyer? Booya!
Now these wreaths are just gorgeous! I love the magnolia leaves & may have to find some faux ones to use. I love the real thing, but if I can find faux ones that will last for years, then that’s the ticket. These are all faux…and we all decided that faux is good, right? And against the red wall…it screams Christmas! I have a red diningroom too.
Oooooh, ahhh…isn’t this so pretty?! Check out the natural tree trunks with fresh flowers. Can’t get much more natural than that. I may still have some glitz in mine, but I’d love to mix it up this year.
All photos from Pottery Barn Fall catalog.