Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall Decorations

One of my favorite things about fall (aside from pumpkin everything!!) is the decor.  I think this is God's way of easing me into cooler weather (not a fan of the cold), but there is so much to love about fall in the area of colors and decorations.  And when I say decor, I mean simple!  No covering every inch of countertop with fake leaves and pumpkins.

I've never been one of those girls with a decorator's touch.  I don't go through magazines looking for ideas for drapes, wall colors, room layouts, etc (although I really wish I was!).  Instead, I fill my time thinking how I'd like to decorate for the next season.  I've got tons of ideas of what I'd like to do, but as we're a newly married couple with plans to eventually buy a house, I'm trying to get creative (and affordable!) with how I decorate.  

Here are some pictures that of what I'm talking about....

My first fall centerpiece in our condo.
(I've promised the husband that I'll wait til October to start with 
pumpkins.  Meaning I'll be buying some October 1st!)

Might be a little much, but I love this 
entryway featured in the latest Pottery 
Barn catalogue.  Talk about a warm welcome!

I also LOVE soft lighting and candles.  Love that these
lanterns are filled with candy corn and coffee beans (I think?!).
Don't be surprised if this idea winds up in our home.

Although I really love the PB lanterns, I found these
from Ikea that start at $6.99!  That's over $20 saved.
I'll be purchasing some of these soon!

Love the pear and pumpkin candles!

And fresh flowers and gourds are a must!

And since we all know I love entertaining.....
These halloween cookies are adorable and look reallly yummy!

I used this idea last year for a Halloween party that we 
hosted for a friend.  It is great decor and super practical!


Kb_Mal said...

Sigh. You and I share a love for all thinks pumpkin and all things fall (okay, except for that I like the weather). :)