Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Loving Fall


I don't think Fall has officially begun - at least not for a few more days but the weather here today sure made it feel like fall! The autumn season is my favorite! It's a time for layering up, cuddling in, gorgeous colors, family gatherings, the begin of the Holiday Season, hearty home cooked meals, breads, etc. I could go on and on. We all associate certain things with each season - smells, colors, decor, events, certain foods, etc. I've taken a bit of time to start decorating my home to reflect the season! It's still a work in progess but here's a few pictures and ideas for you. Maybe they will spark you do alittle decorating too and maybe give you a new idea or two.




One thing I do is I change out several containers, vases, etc that I have at my house 2 or 3 times a year to relfect the season or whatever color or texture is my new infatuation! *wink* For fall I almost always fill these containers with dried grain/grasses, curly willow sticks, etc. Very earthy and a natural feel to them. I also like to "layer" up items for interest and more of grouping feel.





I love candles for anytime of the year as well. The "mood" that they set on a crisp fall evening can be so relaxing and just feels like home to me. Speaking of smells I also stocked up at Bath and Body Works a few weeks ago on their wallflower refill kits when they had their Buy one get one FREE sale - woohoo!!! Love a good sale. So if you stopped by my house would smell like one of the following scents from now through Christmas - Cinnamon Stick, Creamy Caramel, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, and Kitchen Spice. The creamy caramel could be dangerous though as it smells soooo delicous - makes me want to eat sweets all day!





I'm really into filling clear glass containers with objects - like my lemons - and placing them around my house full of color, great and interesting shapes and textures. Here's a few to share - and the mini pumpkins are from my own garden too!








and lastly - let's talk candlesticks! I love taking objects from around my house and re-arranging them and giving them new life in a new spot or grouping. I have some black candlesticks that sit on a sofa table in my living room and I wanted to share some ideas of how you can use them for more than just candles. All of these examples could be used on an entrance table, as a centerpiece, etc. Get creative! I took all my pictures at my dining room table just for lighting purposes.








I started simple with a "clean" feel to it. I have recently discovered or realized I love round objects! Ha! how funny is that. I just picked up these different balls and plunked them on top of the candlesticks paired with a favorite small silver vase and a green "berry" type candle ring. Easy peasy and looks great! Then I really pulled Fall in by bringing in pumpkins - mixing up the feel and the colors.







Adding gourds, leaves, branches, candles - whatever you LOVE you can create a lovely Autumn grouping that is easy to create and change anytime you want!


Here's a few pictures from my house last year too for more ideas.






The first picture I found the green mossy basket, placed some floral foam in the bottom and then layered each flower, berry, etc in a row starting at the back and working my way forward. The second picture I found a shallow black wooden tray in my "stash" of stuff and filled it with random autumn colored objects, vegetables, smooth river rocks and placed a candle holder in the middle and added branches around the outside. This centerpiece was really easy to just pick up and move off of the table when it was meal time.

If you want more ideas for decorating a few of my blogger friends have posted thier fall decor as well! Take a look at Hip and Little, Heather Bullard and Junk 2 Jewels. Happy Decorating!

19 comments:

Sandi Henderson said...

Ok, can I come over for dinner or something and just hang out? Walk your halls, snoop your closets and peek in the bathrooms? Must check out the fabric too I suppose..

bella*tessa said...

I LOVE fall, too! I just told my husband that it was time to get the "fall" boxes down from the attic for decorating!

I REALLY love the pumpkins on the candle holders! I think I'll be doing that!

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

Sandi - anytime girl! ;)

Bella*tessa - I'm glad you found something new you liked. If you share it on your blog be sure to let me know! I'd love to peek at it!

Tonya said...

your fall decor is so pretty. I love this season...it just kicks off the decorating fun for the rest of the year...

how fun to link to my blog...thanks!

Tonya

carole said...

Oh Megan, everything is sooo beautiful, I can't even pick a favorite! Your home must be absolutley gorgeous!

Junk 2 Jewels said...

Georgeous! I love it all. I can just smell the candles burning! Yum. I'll be blogging about some pretty candles soon. Your sure to love them. I too want to come over for pie and coffee and just hang out.! Tracy

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

Thank you Carole.

Tracy - I'd love to have you stop by! ;)

traci said...

Fall is my favorite time also!!! Im a jacket girl and never get bored looking at fall trees!!!! You have been a very busy girl. I too love filling clear containers and Im A BIG fan of topiarys (sp)... everything looks awesome and you have SOOOO inspired!!!

Ash said...

Megan, It looks as though you have a gorgeous home!!
I just tagged you...check out my blog for details!!
xo, Ash
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deb said...

I just love the colors of fall. And those pictures are giving me inspiration to decorate!!

andrea danielle said...

Well, you beat me to it! I'm still trying to get all of my clients stuff out of my house, before I unload the mounds of tubs. Everything looks terrific!

modkidboutique said...

Ahhhh... Megan! Your pictures are inspiring me to get re-decorating for Fall! Your home looks so warm and inviting! LOVE IT! And it looks like your wall color totally matches all your new decor. Oh, and BTW, I am a huge fan of B&BW wallflowers too!!! YUM! :)

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

Andrea - I'd love to rummage through your tubs! I'm sure you are have GREAT stuff!

Modkidboutique - right on! I'm lovin' my new scents! :)

Amelia said...

Oh how cozy everything looks!! Very nice touches Meg!

Amelia

Jen r. said...

I love how these settings look! So warm and full of Fall!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Love them all! What great ideas.....I need to get busy with my fall decor.

Flutterby Babies Boutique said...

Very beautiful Megan! I thought I was looking at a Better Homes & Garden book. Just very beautiful and fun!

Sheree said...

Love all your Fall decor, Megan. Very chic and cozy looking. :)

After getting quite some Fall weather, we have been blessed and suprised with nice warm weather for the last couple days! Crazy, but I am loving it!!

Sheree

mylittlegumdrop said...

aaahhhh!!!! It looks so nice!!!! I wish I could do that, my kids would cut up the pumpinks and water the dry plants when I'm not looking...sometimes I wish they where older...your house looks beautiful.
Gabi