…until Thanksgiving that is!
I am a little late to the Autumn/Fall game but I thought I would share a few spaces with you that are still dressed in all their orange glory. Look, I love Christmas as much if not more than most. I’ll admit, with most of my home decor projects, I always have Christmas in the back of my brain somewhere. For example, when I buy new to me furniture from Goodwill, it’s on my mind, Will my tree still fit in the room? Will the new lamps look good with the Christmas tree? Will that color look awful at Christmas time? You get the idea. Now, having said all that, I still wait until after Thanksgiving to start decorating. So in the meantime, I hope you enjoy my Fall pics while the rest of Pinterest and Instagram are full of snowy white, beautiful Christmas trees with twinkle lights. Full disclosure, I am all over the Hallmark Countdown to Christmas though! Now on to Fall decor which will stay up until after the Thanksgiving turkey has been consumed.
First up, these copper ladles I found at a consignment shop. I knew if I got them, I was going to add them to the hooks on the vintage buffet in the dining room. It’s the things that I go back and forth on buying that end up being my favorite finds every. single. time. I will leave these up year round. I like the copper touches in the dining room.
I added a few Fall touches to my dough bowl that I’ve had for many years which happens to be a consignment shop find as well. Another budget friendly item I used in my Autumn decor is the white pumpkins that I picked up at the Dollar Store. Although, they did not look like that when I found them.
(Dollar Store Pumpkin)
The first thing I did to these faux pumpkins was remove the fake flowers and berries. I did save the stems. I gave them I quick coat of chalk paint that was completely dried out. (Just add water and stir, stir, stir) I reattached the stems and added some Spanish Moss that I had on hand from Michaels.
Sharing Fall Ideas through Thanksgiving
The basket was another Goodwill find that I absolutely did not need. When I came home from my Goodwill trip the hubs was home and I was not about to let him see me carrying yet another basket into the house so I hurried up and hung it across the dining room chair. Quite honestly, I forgot the thing was hanging there hiding from my hubs since we only use the dining room 3 times a year at best. So that is how the Goodwill basket came to rest in the dining room. I completed the look by adding some pumpkins! (Side Note…I did completely scrub the basket with hot soapy water and let it dry outside. I had a four hour window to get it done one day while said hubs was golfing) I am not sure what our Thanksgiving plans are yet but if I do cook and we have dinner in the dining room, I’ll let you know if the hubs notices the basket!
Hmmm, another basket that has been hanging out in the dining room.
I scattered mini pumpkins throughout the house. I switch things up a bit from year to year but not too much. I like the memories associated with all my pieces especially now that I have zero trick or treaters in the house. It brings back memories of when the boys were so excited to get out there and run door to door.
You can see my post from past years here and here. In the last link, you can see my DIY sign for Fall that I used again this year. I also added my Goodwill pumpkin candy dish. Other than that I kept the kitchen relatively simple by adding candles and mini pumpkins to my tiered trays.
Off the back porch, I added smaller mums and mini pumpkins to my green plant stand. Another secondhand find. This one comes from my home town which makes me love it even more.
Well, that’s all I have to share of Autumn leaves and pumpkins (and a few hidden baskets). Coming later this week, I will share my updated sunroom space. Whether you are decorating with pumpkins or Christmas trees, I hope you have a great week.
Until Next Time,