Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Few of my Favorite Things This Season...

Leaves falling... Colorful gourds... 

     Crisp apples...Delicious soup... 

        A lit fireplace...Warm welcoming decor...

                                Giving thanks...

One of my favorite times of the year has arrived.   Although it's definitely a downer when Summer ends, I do look forward to the Fall.  There is something about getting organized and settling into a new schedule--it's almost like starting over and doing your very best. 

Decorating for Fall can be as simple as using warm colors and bringing natural elements inside.   It feels both organic and classy.  

It's the season of bountiful  harvest, so that means it's time to display our harvest, right?

Some of my faves to decorate with are white pumpkins, red apples, soup tureens, pine cones and even a nice 'chippy chair'.

While on the HUNT for this years FALL tabletop decor, I was inspired right smack dab in the middle of a thrift store.   All it took was some green and red Holiday chargers and a few antique dessert wine glasses and BOOM! 

I brought those red and green chargers right home and gave them a fresh coat of chalk board paint.  Super easy and  now these definitely have a purpose throughout the year, not just at Christmas.  They are really cool for Thanksgiving for the kiddos (and adults) to write what they are thankful for.

I found this great tablecloth in the clearance section at Target marked down to $10.  
It's really a curtain panel!  

The colors are perfect for fall and who knows maybe I'll hang them later...

Most people don't realize you can repurpose curtain panels as table clothes and table clothes as curtain panels.  

Material is material...or at least in my eyes it is.  

Next, I added three pumpkins and put one on a white candlestick.  

 Then, I slipped little white candles in the dessert wine glasses.  I also purchased and poked some some inexpensive greenery (I even brought some in from outside!) and dried lotus pods from a craft store.  

I really like these antique dessert wine glasses.  
You can find so many different styles of glassware and plates at a thrift store.  Just think of the possibilities for a themed party!

What else can you do with those chalkboard painted chargers?  
Well, how about entertain those children before or after the meal.  I have a feeling my kids will play with them all throughout the year.  So simple and a great way to repurpose them for another use.

The foyer got a splash of Fall too.  A chair I found on the side of the road got a new look.  I recovered it using painters drop cloth and brought in a velvet purple pillow for the foyer...

And don't forget the ceremic pumpkin from my childhood.  Don't we all have one of these?  
It wouldn't be Halloween with out it in our house...and when Halloween is over, I simply turn it around and no one is none the wiser.

A simple owl is perched in his position on the mantel...

I picked these from some tall grasses in our yard.  I'm loving the texture...it's almost like feathers.  But free!

And some of my favorites from the web
lovely fall tablescape
Stone Gable

pretty fall tablescape

Amanda Carol Interiors

Homeward Found Decor

How do you get inspired for fall?  What are your favorite things to use in fall decor?  Are you thinking about painting your holiday chargers with chalkboard paint? What are you thankful for this season?


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