This fall I’m taking the easy way out and decorating for the season with what I have on hand. There will be no scarecrows, or spiderwebs or lots of heavy, real pumpkins or FUSS! This year I’m using what I have and gently incorporating fall into my decor, not the other way around! I want my annual nod to fall to be just noticeable… not overdone. This really takes the pressure off! If it’s too messy, glaring, bright, heavy, time consuming or I have to buy it… forget it! Let’s join together and celebrate a kinder, gentler fall?
The star of this fall dining room is the window greenhouse filled with fall bounty! The small hay bale and Indian corn and faux pumpkins have been used over and over again for years!!! I filled sweet little white milk bottles with Pee Gee hydrangeas from my backyard.
Here’s a little tip: I put my hay and Indian corn in small plastic containers, like those plastic shoeboxes, and they will last from year to year! We don’t have to buy it new every year!!!! Just remember to use plastic so mice don’t get into it! Make sure it is sealed tightly!
Don’t you love the contrast of rustic and luxury decor together? I sure do!!! A simple burlap cloth runs the length of my formal dining room table!
Two big faux, yes… faux… white pumpkins are perched on white cake plates. When it comes to pumpkins I am all about fake ones for indoor use!! They are so so much lighter than the real deal… and last longer too! Now all I need to find are some great Cinderella pumpkins that are faux!
Aren’t these little milk bottles adorable!!! The hydrangeas will dry just as they are in them!
If you’ve been reading StoneGable for awhile, you will know my love love love of pillows! I’ve had these big euro shams for years! They match a big duvet that I used on one of my guest room beds. Who says euro shams can’t be used downstairs? The burnt coral color was soft enough to work with the rest of the dining room! And the background is almost the same color as the wing chairs!
I’m all for easy-peasy decorating this year… how about you?
What fall elements do you have on hand that you can ease into your already there decor?
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