From the Archives: Natural Autumn Decor

fall centerpiece decor table

Happy end-of-October, friends!  This is a post that I wrote just over three years ago, when we were living in Savannah.  First of all, I can’t believe how time flies!  Second, I love looking back to see how my decorating style has evolved over time.

My house is very “collected,” which means that things are constantly changing.  I try to donate or sell something whenever I bring something new home, so some of the goodies I’m showing off in this post aren’t even in my home anymore!

Enjoy this “From the Archives”

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We’re still hitting ninety degrees on the thermometer down here, so I’ve been a little slow in putting up our Fall decorations.  We managed a fire in our fire pit last night, but we couldn’t sit too close!

I’ve brought in a few autumn touches over the past week, though.  My daughter and I picked up a few Cinderella-type heirloom pumpkins and stacked them on the front porch:

front porch stacked pumpkins

Our front door looks too busy with anything on it, so I layered my door bucket over the vintage window.

window-fall-porch

The Spanish moss is off the trees in front of our house–how cool is that?  I am thankful to some new friends who are Savannah-born-and-bred, who cautioned me not to bring said moss into the house, and to beware of the tiny bugs that live in it.  I think I can microwave it, though, to kill all the creepy crawlies?

heirloom pumpkin topiary

Stepping into our front hall, there’s more moss (but this came out of a bag from the craft store):

hydrangeas pumpkins

The thrift store mirror was originally gold, I painted it in {this} post.

front hall Fall decor

And the antique sugar mold (turned candle holder) is from the Nashville flea market.  Read about that epic shopping journey {here}.

sugar mold candle holder

I gave the dining room table some fall touches, too, with some natural-colored pumpkins under a cloche (cloche and white plates on rack:  HomeGoods)…

fall centerpiece

…And some turkey salt and pepper shakers:

turkey salt pepper shakers

I also added a stack of white dessert plates.  We seem to have lots of company down here, which is great, so I like to be prepared!

plates-close-up

The neutral colors in our house {see our color choices here} make it easy to change decorating schemes for different holidays.  And since someone always asks if I don’t link to it, here’s the tutorial for how I painted, recovered, and monogrammed our dining room chairs.

chair-centerpiece

I know it’s not the typical orange and black Halloween colors, but I have to say that I really prefer the more peaceful and natural color palette.

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Comments

  1. It is so hot here too! At least the kiddos will have good weather for trick or treating.

  2. I don’t know if you ever felt as if you would be pregnant forever…I did! 🙂 Especially with my son, the first. He was 3 weeks late! Anyway, to get to the point, I think we’re going to have summer forever. Ugh! 85* or so daily and 70’s overnight. I really hate heat & humidity ~

    xo
    Pat

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