Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Autumn decor at my house!

Decorating for Autumn is not something that is done much here. I have never been to a house that has been decorated with more than a pumpkin or potted mum. Our house is the only house in my neighbourhood that has been done up with garland, pumpkins, flowers etc. It makes me kind of sad but it is so nice to see how many of my blogger friends get into the spirit of Autumn and add lovely touches to their homes! I have been inspired to do the same and here are some photos of what I have been up to!

I bought a new table cloth with a more Autumnish feel. The sparkly pumpkin is so cute! I finished off the look with fabric leaves, acorns and candles.

It looks so nice in the evening with the candles lit! I love it!

The mantle in the den. I found this garland at Walmart and with some fluffing and filling it actually ended up looking much better than it does here - I had just tossed it up there for the photo!

Candles, leaves, acorns and mini pumpkins on the dining room table. The table cloth is new too - I didn't seem to have one in my collection that fit the look I was going for!

I was having trouble getting a good photo of this so I turned off the flash - I don't think this is much better tho!

A close up of the acorns and mini pumpkins! They are too cute!

I took everything out of the wall unit and filled it with Halloween candles! Next year I will add leaves and garland - I tried to get more but the only place I saw them was sold out. All of the garland I have was purchased in Vermont and New York when Autumn garland was unheard of here! The ghost lantern was brought back from Nova Scotia by my InLaws - just in time too!

I bought these tiny little pumpkin candles in the dollar store! They are about 2 inches across so they will just last for our Halloween dinner party. If I feel ambitious I will figure out a way to refill them so I can use them again!

Some candles in the living room. I have camels everywhere!

A little vampire friend someone gave me last year!

A cute little teddy bear holding a pumpkin.

Next year I will buy more leaves and garlands as soon as they are in the stores. I was a bit late this year but it was good practice for next year!

I cant wait to see what everyone has done for Halloween!

Have a fabulous day!


JulesTX said...

Thanks for sharing the pics, I like what you've done. Fall is such a lovely time of year, its fun to bring it indoors too.

Leah said...

I love what you did to the garland.

OceanDreams said...

It turned out so great! I love your use of the garlands and leaves, so pretty! My roomie did a similar decoration in our apartment with the leaves, except we used hershey's kisses. It looks great and the teddy bears are adorable!

A Wedding Story said...

Yours look so good too!! :)

American in Norway said...

Adorable! This is the first year I have done nothing for Halloween... I am letting a friend use all of my decorations for her party...(aren't I sweet?)
Love all of your pumpkins!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

So cute!!!!

thepreppyprincess said...

Those colors look beautiful Miss Princess, it looks so bright and fun! (And we like your bears, they are darling.)

Have a stellar Thursday!

New England Girl said...

Love the decorations! They are so cozy and welcoming. :) I love people who go out of their way to bring seasonal and holiday spirit into their homes with decorations. :) Thanks for sharing!

Alison said...

Love it!

Red Lipstick Style said...

You've been buzy! Everything looks so great! I love your new autumn inspired blog colors, gorgeous! The BOWS, oh, so cute!

Jill said...

Cute fall decor. I love the sparkly pumpkin! I don't decorate much for fall either. The thought of putting everything away and finding a place to store it stresses me out. This year I spray painted a few pumpkins. One of the pumpkins rotted... it was SO nasty.