28 September 2009

Quick Fall Decorating

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My fall decorating is usually pretty quick and easy and uses things I already have. By the time I get settled into fall, I start thinking about Christmas. So quick and easy works for me in the fall.

Some pumpkins and a pedestal on the hearth. Did you hear that there's a pumpkin shortage this year? You'd never know it by looking at the orange speckled fields on the farm next door.

My new favorite fall blanket. I love the color, pattern and fringe. Quite a deal from Overstock at $21.49 for a set of 2. One for me and one for a gift.

Some faux fall leaves in my favorite urn. When the fakes look good, one stem goes a long way. I found these ones a couple of years ago and use them every year. They were a little more expensive, but totally worth it.

A metal bowl that I snagged at The Nester's swap meet. Whose bowl was this? I love it!!! And I double-dog dare you to tell me that I should have used an odd number of candles in it. I'll be forced to throw a fake miniature pear at you.

Do you foof things up for fall or do you go straight from summer to Christmas?

Some more fall foofing:
Fall in 5 Minutes @ Nesting Place
Fall Decorating and More Fall Decorating @ Junk Garden Girl
Fall Nesting Tips #1, #2 and #3 @ The Inspired Room
Fall Door Decor @ Thrifty Decor Chick
Fun with White Pumpkins @ My Sweet Savannah

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The winner of the giveaway from last week's DIY Day is Michelle from The McCray-Z Life who linked up her kitchen island makeover post. You have to see the before pictures. Wow!

Many, many thanks to RHB Designs for providing a $40 gift certificate to her fantastic etsy shop! She makes the most beautiful hand-stamped jewelry. Check her out!


39 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

TidyMom said...

Love it Kimba!! you're ahead of me - the only FALL I have right now are a few mums I bought and my garden pumpkin flag is out! LOL

FYI - your link to My Sweet Savannah has an error in it

Happy Fall!
~TidyMom

Astrid said...

Ooooo! Lovely fall decorations! Love the tray with candles and pears. Cute!

Hmmm...wasn't the pumpkin shortage last year? And that why there are many cans of pumpkin goo available?

TheOldPostRoad said...

My kids think I am rushing the season. !!! Love the fake miniature pears and EVEN number of candles.

Wendy said...

So pretty! Ive really got to get my fall stuff out. I've heard about the shortage, infact, the grocery stores here (Publix & Winn Dixie) are OUT of pumpkin and dont know when they'll get it. Thankfully I found some (this is the canned stuff) at Walmart!

Im having a paint party, feel free to check it out!

Sherri S said...

You can toss me some of those fake pears but I don't mind that you use even numbers. LOL Simple and sweet Fall decor.

Janae said...

I'm new to your blog and I'm loving it! I usually decorate for fall pretty early and the day after Halloween I'm ready to start putting out Christmas. Love your Fall decor!
Have a wonderful day!

Janae/CozyCoop
www.coopriders.blogspot.com

Joanna said...

Can't wait until tonight!!

Love the leaves...it's my absolute favorite part of fall.

REbekah said...

Pretty Pretty! Everything looks warm!!

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Those little pears are sooooo cute!!! I've never seen those before.

Becky Brocato said...

lovely! i need to do a little fall sprucing up. at least a pumpkin or two and some mums on the porch! you've inspired me.

Julie Rose said...

Beautiful as usual.
I sent you an email last week, I hope you get a chance to read it!

Your Fan-

~Julie~

heidi said...

Looks fantastic! I generally just decorate the porch with a bale of straw, some corn stalks, pumpkins and a scarecrow.

Debbie said...

I love how you decorated for fall. I had to be imaginative with the temps still hot in Phoenix but I think I did it.

Natalie said...

Really love that overstock purchase! I am fall decorating this week! I'll be back next Tuesday to add my DIY's!

Love your blog! I am hosting a giveaway this week, check it out at http://teamimhoff.blogspot.com

Farmgirl Paints said...

This weekend is when we are going to gather our pumpkins and mums. My folks will be in town. So excited to share that little tradition of ours with them:)

grannyann said...

Love your Fall decorations. I love Fall and try to do something.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Very nice fall touches! I love fall and Halloween so I tend to get sad when it goes away and the Christmas stuff comes out. I need to plan more for Christmas this year so it's just as exciting as fall decorating.
~Michelle

Gina said...

Beautiful! I've gone simple for fall as well-a few pumpkins here and there and lots of candles and cozy blankets. I love the deal you found on yours!

Mom in High Heels said...

LOL! I just took a break from my fall foof-ing to check the interwebs and found your post. I love fall decorating. Fall is definitely in the air in Germany (high of 69 today!) so it's the perfect time for fall foof-ing.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your fall decor is just perfect. I truly love it because it is yours.

Aura said...

I just got my mantle all decorated with pumpkins this weekend! I love fall stuff.

Trac~ said...

Looks great! I always decorate for the fall season including Halloween and Thanksgiving and then right on into Christmas holidays. My kids would throw a fit if I didn't (and they are already 15 years old)! HA! I have had my Fall decorations out the last 2 weeks and have yet to get them actually put up - so now, I am incorporating them and my Halloween decorations together this weekend so that I can still use it all. :o) Have a great day!

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

I usually go from summer straight to winter/Christmas, mostly because the fall season is so busy. This year, I'm challenging myself to do some easy decorating, inspired by you, Sarah (ThriftyDecorChick) and Rhoda (SouthernHospitality). Already made a fall-themed project for tomorrow's DIY. I'm on my way!

Red said...

I love that copper dish! i have the same one it was a southern living piece years ago. Where did you get the mini pears? I have mine full of cany corn and a candle right now.

DREW'S MOM said...

Love this simple little touches. I'm so excited for fall!

The McCrays said...

Woo hoo!! I'm so excited I won! I can't believe it!!!

Craig, Blair and Turbo Skousen said...

I am SO excited for Christmas! I have to practice some restraint and keep Christmas decorating in the bag until Novemberish. I suppose Fall needs its time to shine :)

Better stock up on your pumpkin!

Under the Redbud Tree said...

Love to decorate for fall! Great idea on the tray and candles :) Your blog is sooo inspiring.

Abbie said...

I "decorated" for fall for the first time this year. I put some dried grasses/wheat/whoknowswhat in a white-ish vase on my mantel. Then I stacked up four orange-ish books and put a pic of my kiddos on top and then added a small crocheted pumpkin and gourd I made on our recent trip. Not much but I sure SMILE everytime I see it! And my hubby even said he liked it!!

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Lylah Ledner said...

Lovely post Kimba....I LOVE that leather chair, however. Perfect size and embracing warm color...and of course, the fall coverup blanket.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Miss Kimba (cute name)~I've just strolled into your blog for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. What beauty! You've got so many wonderful treasures.

The one thing that can cheer me up as I watch summer come to a close is... the anticipation of fall and all the autumnal colors that come with it and the inspiration it provides for creating. Mums, pears, apples and cinnamon, really bring out the autumn spirit. Thanks for sharing your lovely decor.

I've bookmarked you in my favs.
I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Southern Fried Gal said...

Your pumpkins are gorgeous!

I'm a total fall foofer - possibly even to the point of being a fall foofer freak. I even have an F on my living room wall - hee hee.

Dropped a package in the mail to you today...

Christina @ Boyish Charm said...

I always decorate for fall, but so far this year, I'm slacking!

Emily j said...

foof foof! I always decorate fall... It totally makes the transition into Winter blah weather easier. Thanks for your always amazing piost kimba!!!!

Megan the Plumber said...

Great read. They;re beautiful

{ L } said...

Love the idea of a Fall Blanket. :) A cozy little addition...

Also, I'm doing my first giveaway on my blog right now if you're interested:

http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/09/pleated-poppy-giveaway.html

Amber said...

I love fall, so I do a little bit of fall sprucing up too! Just a little touch here and there though. I keep it simple. I love this season so I want to enjoy it to it's fullest bringing a little fall inspiration indoors!

HeathahLee said...

I used to not decorate at all for fall but that didn't make any sense because it's my favorite season! I haven't retrieved my box of decorations out of the attic yet, but I hope to this weekend.

I hear Sarah Mae wants me to come to your neck of the woods this time next year! Woo hoo! : )