9.17.2008

Absolutely Autumn

I never did find that box that had the remainder of my Autumn decor...hmmm. But I couldn't let that stop me. I'm working on a pretty tight budget this year, so I had to get a little creative. I'm slowly spreading the glow of Autumn through the house. Here are a few of the things I've come up with...

Stuffed some autumn leaves in an old canning jar we got from the Hubby's grandma. (yes, the leaves are fake...and from the dollar store...but the Hubby asked me if they were real when he first saw them...honestly.)

Love my Japanese Lanterns on top of the entertainment armoire...they play off the dark red roman shades beautifully (very autumn-y).

These cute wooden pears and acorns came from the dollar section in Target. They look so festive in this pretty glass vase with some autumn-hued ribbon tied around.
Of course who can resist dark chocolate m&m's in autumn shades? mmmmm good.
Don't they look pretty sitting together?

I got this idea from another blogger, but I'm afraid I can't remember who it was (if you are that person, please leave me a comment so I can give you credit). I am loving white pumpkins and gourds this year, and they look so cute on top of these candlesticks and blend nicely with some of my other white decor.

I started to add a little Autumn to the outside of the house too. I put some pretty miniature pumpkins and gourds in my window baskets and surrounded them with more of those dollar store leaves (all of our real leaves are still green). One day soon I'm going to go get some Mums and some Pumpkins and get me some SERIOUS fall decor going on out there! But until then, these little baskets will do the job nicely.



Happy Autumn!

21 comments:

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Ohooh, I am first today! Just wanted to say I love the leaves. I think they look real...I might have to take a trip to the dollar store very soon!
Carrie

Lorie said...

I love the leaves in the jar! Simple yet great! I am pretty sure I have leaves and a jar around here somewhere!!

Our Complete Family said...

I love ALL of your fall decs! They all look great and I am so stealing some of your ideas! They're AWESOME!!! ~ Les

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Waouh! Beautiful Autumn theme - I love pumpkins to admire and eat..!
Those Japanese Lanterns are stunning - I have them in the house too../)

Laurie from My Garden To Yours said...

I am new to your blog here. I love the autumn decorating! It all looks so lovely. Great job.

Bridget said...

Great ideas! I love those leaves!

duchess said...

It's looking good & you did great on your limited budget.
We never would have known.

I'm ready to get my mums & pumpkins on the porch too but I'm afraid they'll be yucky by Nov.
I'll just have to be a little more patient.

Shannon said...

I loovvee all your fall touches!! Everything looks simple but with a BIG impact! I love it all!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Your fall decor looks wonderful, Wendy! My fave is the pears with the checked Fall ribbon, just gorgeous. And the leaves in the jar is a great idea too.

Marie said...

It's all so fabulous! Everything makes a huge impact. Does that make sense? I can't believe Target has those fantastic pears and acorns! I may have to use a few gallons of gas and go check it out for myself! ;o)

Darlene said...

It all looks GREAT!! I love those Japanese Lanterns...beautiful!!! Great idea with the leaves....might have to stea...I mean copy that one!!

Valarie said...

I love the outdoor baskets, very cute idea. Also the M & M's go very well, but I wonder how long they will last? ;)

Elise said...

I love all your fall decor!!
Elise

Joanna said...

Loooove all your fall decorations!

Laurel MacD said...

I am always on a limited budget, so I love ideas like these.

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

All of your decorations are beautiful. I may have to "steal" the leaves in a jar idea. You see, I bought some leaves at Dollar Tree the other day. I opened them up to use in my antique booth and they smelled horrid! I couldn't use them. Closed up tightly in a jar they would work!

Ms. Tee said...

Sooo pretty! I really like the pears and the ribbons. :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Classic....tasteful...and beautiful! I expect nuttin less! cherry

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Love the colors and textures. The M & M idea is great ~ especially if you get to eat all of the un-fall colors! Yum.

Nichole said...

Everything is so pretty :o)

Lora said...

Love your ideas! Those little pumpkins are adorable on the candlesticks. And I could sure go for some of those m-n-m's!