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Fall Decorating

I finally got my fall decorations out this week.  I have been looking forward to digging the bin out of the attic closet and seeing what goodies were waiting for me.  Here is a picture of what was inside, boy it looks like a lot!  Don’t know if I can call it simple, but it was pretty easy to place things around the house, and I didn’t feel like I had to use everything, and got rid of stuff that didn’t excite me

Fall decorating really can be done quite frugally.  It really just takes a few touches.  Even just a couple little pumpkins sitting around gives a festive feel. I did not buy a thing this year, over the 13 years we have been married, I have accumulated quite a bit, so I didn’t need to add more.  As much as I love the look of real pumpkins and gourds, it kills me just to have them sit there and get soft and thrown away after the season, so I didn’t buy any.

Here are some picture of what I did with that table- full of fall

This is my sunroom.  It is fun to put seasonal decorations out there to greet my guests when they visit.
Notice the basket of pine cones.  Pine cones are a great way to decorate fugally.  I use them during the fall and keep them out for Christmas. I know people here in Nebraska who can just go right out to their own yard to gather pine cones.  Now that’s cheap!

These pictures are all of my living room.  Just little fall touches here and there.  That leaf candy dish is from a dollar store, I like to fill it with nuts when guests are here.  You can find sprigs of fall berries
quite inexpensive at craft stores, they add a lot and keep year after year.

Throw pillows and magazines are two of my favorite ways to bring touches of the season into my home. This chair did have a red pillow with yellow circles on in, but it was just too bright and summery, so it got packed up with some other red touches I had in the living room, and replaced with this fall looking one instead. Magazines are great, use them to decorate!!  I love, love, love the cover of the Martha Stewart Living magazine this month!

On to the dining room. I didn’t get a picture of our dining room table, but it is a central location in our home, so  I always have a seasonal candle sitting on my table during the fall and winter months.
  We have one lit almost nightly, I even light them during the day when
I am the only one home!  I love candles!
Kitchen-I don’t do much decorating here.  I like my kitchen simple and clutter free, so just a few fun things here and there.

Lastly, you just can’t forget the bathroom!  This is another room I like to keep pretty simple (who wants to clean around a bunch of chotskies?)  This is another place I always have a candle burning when guest are over, and um, the back of the, um, ‘throne’ is a great place for potpourri and deodorizing spray.  This spray smells like Red Delicious Apples.  I hope it still smells delicious,
 it has been packed away since last fall!:)
So there you have it.  Simple fall decor…  a pumpkin here, some pine cones there, a couple of throws and pillows, a magazine or two, candles and…VOILA!  FALL!  It really did help warm up the feeling of my home, and compared to past years, I kept it pretty minimal.  Happy Fall!
  • Amy October 19, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Goodwill 🙂
    There was another, but it broke. Sad day.

  • julier2120 October 19, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Where did you get your twig tree.. in the pic with the three pumpkin pails? LOVE it!

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