Thursday, October 28, 2010

Easy Autumn Decor

With a 2.5 year old child in our house we have to come up with simple and sturdy decorating ideas.  Just before Thanksgiving I realised we really need something for the cabinet at the front door to make our entryway feel homey and warm....


A large vase stuffed with an autumn leaf garland and filled with dogwood branches.  I put some rocks in the bottom of the vase to keep it from tipping over.  I found autumn coloured balls last year at Christmas and I had them tucked away in my autumn storage bins.  My autumn friendship gifts are dwindling in numbers which makes me very happy!  An autumn scented candle completes the scene and fills the front hall with all of the autumn smells we associate with the season.


My kitchen table in our very ugly kitchen.  Renovations are such a commitment which is why we have taken to long to tackle it.  A tall candle stick, orange mums and a sparkly jack-o-lantern.  I straighten the table cloth about a hundred times a day and a certain little boy has yet to master the art of sitting at the table without dragging everying off of it.  The candle was a Moroccan spice scented one - it has since burned down and been replaced with other spicey scents.


Have a fabulous day!

12 comments:

Fashion Meets Food said...

love how you decorated especially that first picture!

xo

High Heeled Life said...

Your creative sense of decorating is always inspiring!!! I can almost smell the wonderous fragrance of the scents given off by the candles...

And of course "dear friend" you are my domestic Goddess inspiratin!!xo HHL

JMW said...

Great idea - so festive!

knitwit said...

Love the dogwood branches. Are the balls breakable? My mom got me some glass-look ornaments for my Christmas tree a few years ago because the kids were so hard on the real breakable stuff. I'd love to find some in autumn colours and decorate like you have. Nice work--very inspiring!!

Suburban Princess said...

Knitwit - these ones are plastic - but they still look great!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Those decorations are way cute! i especially love the branches :)

Town and Country Mom said...

Very inviting, SP!

TheSocialKnight said...

Wow that's really creative. Never would've thought of the ornament and vase idea! :)

BonjourRomance said...

Great ideas, I can almost smell the Loroccan spice scent. I was sure I became a follower a long time ago, I have taken care of that now. I ow you an email, where does the time fly.
Have a great weekend,
Mimi

Cool Gal said...

Very creative. I love the vase with the dogwood branches. So festive!

Happy Halloween.

Beth Dunn said...

How cute are your decorations!
xoxo
SC

The Southern Lady said...

I love simple decor ideas. Thank you for sharing!

Happiest Halloween wishes to you and yours...

Warmly,

Elizabeth