Decorating for Fall

I have been working on putting up my fall decorations this week.  I changed up the look again this year.  I kept the green and brown color scheme in the dining room, but made it a little more rustic feeling than last year.  I filled a huge lantern I found on clearance at Lowe’s with some of the brown and green filler that was just scattered on the table last year and an old cheese grater that I got for $1 at an antique mall this year.

I always feel like not having any height in the decor looks a little flat and blah.  I bought some new burlap this year and cut a table runner to go under the chocolate beaded one that came from Bed, Bath & Beyond years ago.  I also covered some plain glass cylindrical vases with burlap and put out the birch-covered glass vase.  I only had enough filler for the taller vases, so I put candles in the shorter vases.  I could not for the life of me find where I stored the pheasant feathers I bought last year, otherwise they would be in there as well.

When I was at Old Time Pottery getting the dried filler for the vases, I found that they had a lot of real pumpkins available.  In addition to the traditional orange pumpkins they had white, heirloom, and wart-covered ones.  I picked up a pale peachy-orange heirloom and a white one for the foyer table.  They are so pretty in person, with a finish similar to chalk paint.  The burlap table cloth is from years past, but I also covered a galvanized pail with burlap and put a deep red mum in it.

My rustic tray and brass quails were relocated to the living room this year.  I kept the vignette low profile because it is on the table beneath the television.  The tiny wart-covered gourds are also from Old Time Pottery.   I used another piece of burlap as a runner to lighten up the look and give some contrast between the wooden table and wooden tray.


Fall Party

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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  1. I am always adding this, taking away that on things I do. I started a facebook page to share all of the ideas I find. I am working on putting the projects into notes so they will be easy to find. I also plan on putting the project instructions into a word file so that I can have a back up.

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