We love our girlfriends. I especially love my Lone Star Texas blogger girlfriends, and I’m excited to be on the Fall in Love with Texas Blog Tour with them. After showing off my living room and breakfast room for the Fall Home Blog Tour a few weeks ago, I’ve been scrambling to get the rest of our home ready for fall. But now it’s done and I love it. My fall decorations ~ a little DIY, a little flea market plus some treasured possessions ~ start at the front door and continue back to the living room again.
I love home decor home tours because I’m a bit of home stalker. I love looking at homes, visiting open houses, or looking through shelter magazines. I’m either loving what I see and want to copy great ideas or I want to redecorate everything I see. Either way, it’s a fun past time, inspirational in a home stalker kind of way and gives me virtual practice redoing other people’s homes.
My fall decorations are a combination of a few new DIY projects, some old flea market finds, some new items from the antique mall as well as some big box store purchases. It’s like something old, something new, something ——-, something blue; I don’t have anything borrowed, but did borrow a couple of ideas. I love when all the different elements get along and work together for the good of my fall decoration scheme.
My Fall Decorations ~ a Little DIY, a Little Flea Market
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My turquoise theme that I started with my fall tablescape continues throughout the rest of my fall decorations as much as possible.
Let’s start when you walk into the front door. I piled up a couple of hay bales and real pumpkins and twig pumpkins that I’ve had for several years. I found the little bird cage in Atlanta this summer and carried it home on the plane. It came with the little nest and I added a small turquoise pumpkin. In case you are wondering, I left the hay bales in the plastic. I just did not want to deal with sweeping hay up everyday.
The hay bales sit next to our entry console and mirror. This is where treasured pieces, a little DIY and store bought come together. The treasured pieces are the mirror which Sweet Shark already had when we married and the antique table that I hauled back from Atlanta 4 years ago. The DIY elements are the “Fall” banner, the candlesticks, the leaves and the gold pumpkins. New store bought items are the white and gold pumpkin plates and gold pumpkins I found a couple of weeks ago at an antique mall, the little white cow, and the wooden tray. The gold candlesticks have a story I share in a later post.
Literally, the inspiration for the centerpiece was a picture in Southern Living that I saw last week while getting my nails done. The tray started out on our breakfast room table, but I moved it in the entry after stopping at my local nursery for some plants. I made the leaves with my Cricut Explore Air for the Fall Tablescape Blog Hop. Used once is good, used again is better.
I have to admit that I’ve seen magnolia wreaths on Pinterest quite a bit and I loved the idea and knew that one on our entry mirror would be awesome. I searched on Google, found the one I liked, ordered it, and picked it up last week. The idea for the banner came from someone’s post on a link party. I’ll show you in a later post how I made it. It’s one of my favorite fall DIY projects.
A peak in the dining room reveals a mix of old and new, DIY, flea market and store bought. First the centerpiece. The woven basket tray was a flea market find from last spring. The floral vase is from a pair that we had in our previous home. but somehow only 1 survived the move. I filled it with faux hydrangeas and some tall green sprigs and Spanish moss as filler. Surrounding the vase are a variety of ornamental shapes and textured balls in gold and copper from Tuesday Morning. The gold pumpkins are a DIY project. I haven’t yet set my table for fall.
On our vaisselier, our vintage French plates are always on display. To clear some space, I packed away some of our crystal candlesticks, bells, and ice buckets. Adding a set of ceramic pumpkins and 4 leaf plates brought in a touch of fall. I have had those leaf plates for years ~ I think I bought them at Crate and Barrel ~ and have never actually used them until now and I really like them standing up on plate stands.
Now, I can’t wait to show you my “new” repainted bookcase with my fall decorations in the living room. I shared earlier how I repainted this thrift store bookcase ~ for the second time. I love it’s new crisp, clean look. You can see how tall our ceiling is and why I needed an 8~foot tall bookcase. I think all our books and accessories, as well as the fall decor shows up so much better against the white of the bookcase.
Obviously, I had to removed everything from the bookcase and “restocking” it was a great opportunity for rearranging, removing, and adding fall decorations. I didn’t put all the books or family picture frames back, and I turned any books with blue bindings toward the front since now they show up against the white bookshelves.
This little ceramic fox with a sheaf of wheat is another new purchase from Tuesday Morning. He gets a little company from some strewn (is that a word?) acorns and one extra stem of cotton bolls.
Next to the fox is the first of 4 ceramic turquoise pumpkins that I absolutely loved to continue my turquoise fall decoration theme. I love this one perched on books with white bindings.
On the next shelf up I kept my flea market frame, my DIY painted lamp and fabric shade. Some of our favorite travel books provide a place for my favorite turquoise vase from Doozie’s Corner in McKinney, Texas, a purchase a few summers ago.
Two more turquoise ceramic pumpkins found a home here.
Moving up the bookcase is another turquoise pumpkin, this time nestled inside a Tuesday Morning lantern that I painted. That lantern is 1 of the best purchases ever: it’s so versatile and is always on display in some way. I added the DIY moss ball to a mercury vase and it’s also a staple on the bookcase.
Now comes a brand new DIY project for my fall decorations that I absolutely love ~ a wooden sign I made using vinyl stencils I made using my Cricut Export Air. I’m really proud of this simple sign and I’m thinking that it will stick around after the holidays have come and gone. I love its simple farmhouse look. The turquoise birds are a previous purchase from one of our local stores, The Sample House, also a favorite of mine. A few more strewn acorns for fall detail. The 3 tin cups are a flea market find.
On the top shelf, I used some more books, a chalk~painted stone urn with another DIY moss ball, my DIY painted letter L, a favorite flea market white pitcher and lastly, another recent purchase, a brass lantern from Pier 1.
Here are the sources for my fall decorations
Flea Market, Antique Mall
- bird cage
- white and gold pumpkin plates
- gold pumpkins
- woven tray
- white ironstone bowls and pitcher
- picture frame
- white vase
- lamp stand
- 3 tin cups
- mercury glass vase
- hay bales ~ Jo~ann’s
- blue~green pumpkins ~ Lowe’s
- Magnolia wreath ~ Lowe’s (online)
- white mini~pumpkins, flowers ~ Nicholson Hardie Nursery
- variety of textured balls and fall decorations ~ Tuesday Morning
- grey painted lantern ~ Tuesday Morning
- white cow ~ Tuesday Morning
- ceramic fox ~Tuesday Morning
- faux hydrangeas ~ Pier 1
- brass lantern, medium ~ Pier 1
- green stems ~ Hobby Lobby
- turquoise (teal) ceramic pumpkins ~ Hobby Lobby
- wooden “L” painted silver ~ Hobby Lobby
- wood tray ~ Kirkland’s
DIY Projects (I’ll share these projects soon.)
- fall banner
- gold pumpkins
- gold candlesticks
- fall, faith, family sign
Thanks to all the lovely ladies who shared this Fall in Love with Texas Blog Hop. Friends, if you’ve missed any fall decorations posts, please take a moment and visit. If you like what you see, please Pin, Share or Save.
From our state to yours, we say thanks and ya’ll come back.