Monday, August 25, 2014

Putting My Passion To Work

Fall is my all time favorite time of year. The cool crisp air, the changing of the leaves, spiced pumpkin candles, amber colored sunsets, fall boots and still my heart!  When August rolls around, I can't hold back any longer, it's time to decorate for FALL.
My true passion is decorating for Fall and Christmas. I really put my heart and soul into it. I do decorate early to enjoy it for as long as I can. :) Are any of you the same way?
Last week, I worked hard and pulled out all my fall goodies.  
 I purchased this Autumn arrangement from Hobby Lobby years ago and look forward to bringing it out each year.
 See these pumpkins? I purchased these from the Dollar Tree last year and placed them in a basket. Simple, but cute!
I love my Roo's, so all I did here was add some fall leaves to my greenery and a sunflower, whala...Fall!
I think it's great if you can add to existing arrangements, or greenery, so all I did here was place some fall corn on top of my arrangement.
In the photo above, I sat a small pumpkin on top of a small floral arrangement, adding that simple fall touch.
In the photo above and below, I got creative. I used two tuscan canisters, except, I tipped them upside down so I could use them as pedestals to showcase my pumpkins.  I liked the decorative base on them and wanted it to be visible. Why not, right? The tops are hidden, so no one would ever know. :)
I love the yellow Rooster against the orange in my wreath, the colors just POP!
I like to layer my greenery to add texture.
I added some fall corn to a basket and sat it on some faux Rosemary. 
I have two lanterns hanging on either side on my hutch. So, I took two ordinary candles and jazzed them up a bit. I took two fall leaves and tied them around the candle with rope and tied a pumpkin embellishment to it!
Cute and simple.
Here is the hutch decked for Fall.
Add to your existing decor by simply adding fall leaves. I got this fall bushel from the Dollar Tree, $1.00....pick up several and place the leaves next to your everyday decor for that simple Autumn touch.
Or, place a pumpkin here and there.
Leaves can make a big impact without breaking the bank. Simple and pretty!
In this photo, I added some fall berry garlands to my topiary trees. The berry garlands add a great pop of fall color right where you need it.
Add to your existing faux ferns. I placed pumpkin sticks (which can be purchased from Safeway) right smack in the middle of the arrangement, and a few fall floral picks, easy peasy!
If you go to Michael's, or any craft store they usually sell fall "fillers" to be placed in bowls, candle sconces, jars, etc.... I picked up a box and filled my candle scones with these fall colored Styrofoam balls.  See the pumpkin I set on top? Well, it's actually a salt and pepper shaker, LOL! Whose going to know, right? 
I love the pop of color when I enter the Dining Room.
 You could place a small candle in amongst the Styrofoam balls, too!
Hutches are always fun to decorate through the seasons.
Our Fall Dining Room, comfortable, cozy, and casual! 
Love the Autumn glow to the room.
I hope you enjoyed some of my fall ideas. I can't wait to see everyone's fall decorating, I just love this time of year! Thanks for stopping by! XOXO, ~Liz
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  1. Wow, Liz, you have been busy! Love all of your fall accents. I haven't even begun to look through my stash yet. Looking at all of your decor has gotten me inspired! Everything looks so warm and cozy! It's beautiful, as always!

    1. Get on it, girl!! I am dying to see your fall goodies, you always inspire. :) Thanks Shenita! xo

  2. Looks fabulous Liz ! Love your decorating !

  3. Your fall décor looks so pretty, Liz! It is a bit too early for me, especially this week with temps feeling like the 90's. I do feel like decorating, which early for me, but I will hold off for a few more weeks. I know I have some extra decorations this year from closing my booth space.

    1. Hi Kathy,
      I hear you, it's hard to think cozy when it's blazing hot outside, I understand. ;) Can't wait to see your fall decor. xo, Liz

  4. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent :)

  5. So many gorgeous autumn accents--your home is bursting with such fall beauty. Very warm and inviting...

  6. Beautiful!! Your home looks so welcoming!! What talent you have!!

  7. I live through you, Liz. ;) You can see the love you put into your décor. The family has to enjoy your efforts.
    I rarely do any decorating for the holidays anymore. You totally amaze me and I look forward to seeing what you do next! Fall is my favorite time of year and can't wait for it to finally hit here in N. GA.

    1. Aww, you are so sweet, thank you! Throw a few pumpkins out and a few fall leaves, it's amazing how warm it makes the house feel. Hmm, and perhaps a pumpkin spiced candle. ;) I love N. Georgia, beautiful area, I love the south, I'm a bit envious. :) xo, Liz

  8. Hi Liz! Gorgeous decor for fall! Where did you get the beautiful topiary that has the fleur de lis on top? I love those!

    1. Hi Glenna,
      I purchased those topiaries from a JCPenny outlet store, I got them for $29.00 a piece. :) Thanks for stopping by! xo, Liz

  9. Fall is my favorite time of year too Liz...your dining room looks FALLTASTIC!!

  10. Oh are decorating for Fall! My favorite time of year, and time to decorate too. You can have Christmas....I would rather keep my home in Fall!!!
    xo Kris

    1. Hi Kris,
      Me too, sister! If I could, I would keep fall up year-round! ;)

  11. I just knew you would be kicking off Fall with an inspiring post. Geez, kiddo, don't ever leave us again.....blogland just isn't the same when you aren't doing your seasonal decorating for all of us to enjoy! Mine is all finished, but we just completed a master closet makeover that I have been waiting anxiously to share, so that has to come first. We are still in triple digits here in AZ, but my home is all decked out in all the great rich colors of Fall; and I'm enjoying some wonderful smelling candles, too! Loved your vignettes and all of your ideas, Liz!

    1. Hi Sweet Carol,
      You are too kind, thank you for the super nice compliments, makes me smile! :)

      How exciting to have completed a closet makeover. I bet that was a fun project. You know, I remember living in Gilbert, AZ and it being in triple digits, and, like you, I had all my Fall up. Can't wait to see all you have done. Thanks for visiting, dear friend! xo, Liz

  12. WOW! I feel Like if I walked into your home I wouldn't know where to look first!! It's all so eye catching and just looks gorgeous!! I love what you have done. I always love coming here to your blog to visit you my friend! xoxox

  13. Simply beautiful... Thanks Liz I look forward to always seeing your finished process...your are such an inspiration , your mad skills motivate my inter -decorating diva !! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving


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