Friday, September 19, 2014

It's Time To Decorate For Fall, Y'all!

I am so excited! It's that time again! To pull out the Fall decorations and make everything look all Autumn-y (is that a word? It should be). (And I'm sorry, all my northern friends, but I am glad it's here!)

 I am a traditional Fall color girl. I love the reds, oranges, and yellows of Fall. They are my favorite colors in the whole world and I love how God paints the landscape with them this time of year!

Last year's leaf color
We still have plenty of warm weather left here in Texas, but we've already had some hints of cooler weather to come and RAIN!! hurray!

Of course, that has put me in the decorating mood. I put out an early Fall/late Summer look at the farm:
 I love this little scarecrow, although I think he needs a different color of coat - like a red plaid. :o)

Of course, the city house also needed its share of Fall splendor. I started with the buffet, adding a Fall pitcher with leaves, a mercury glass owl, some bronzed faux fruit, and put my little squirrel in the birdcage. Don't worry, he's not trapped - I left the door ajar:

Then I decorated the dining room table...did I mention how happy I am to have that space back as a dining room? I love my art/craft studio being in the spare bedroom so we can sit and dine in this room:

Autumn garland down the middle with my small glass pumpkins, red mercury glass candle holders, and large metal pumpkin on my Fall plaid tablecloth.
Leaf plates from Pier One - I love these! Red plates also from Pier One and the leaf charger from Wal-Mart
Glass with metal accent pumpkin

Moving to my entry table, I added more glass pumpkins, garland, pumpkin-shaped plates, and a couple of small scarecrows:
These pumpkins have an opening in the back for a tea light. I'm using battery-operated ones as they get really hot with a real candle inside.

The old antique radio also got some Fall bling:
More owls (I love owls...I started collecting them long before they became they are easier to find. LOL), more Fall foliage, and a wood pumpkin I made by layering pieces of fence pickets. Ah, Fall! How I love thee!

With cooler weather headed our way, I'm looking forward to getting some painting projects done...

The dining room table finish is shot (thank goodness for tablecloths!) so it is high on the list, as well as breakfast room paint touch-ups, and various wood signs.

So what's on your list of Fall projects? And do you like the traditional Fall colors or more muted ones? (I have loved seeing all of those in blogy-land! Maybe someday I will try it.)

Have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Fall, Y'all!

Hugs and blessings,