Each year I can hardly wait to drag all my Fall decorations up from the basement and get the house looking all sorts of snazzy!
I usually wait until Labor Day weekend to start decorating and then everything stays up until the end of November. I don't specifically decorate for just Fall or just Halloween, but have learned that for me easier to incorporate both into my 'design'. It doesn't hurt to have a good friend that makes some amazing wood crafts that I absolutely love! Shameless plug. It's also in my favor that I'm handy with a paint brush and other crafting essentials.
So much of what you'll see are decorations that we used at our wedding four years ago. I didn't want all of our table decor to be the same so that I could use them again and again! At this point, I actually have too much stuff to put out...
Let's start this tour shall we? If you come through the front door (for inquiring minds, that the purple one!) you enter into our dining room. As you can tell, I love burlap. For the wedding, I'm not even ashamed to say I bought a hundred yards of the stuff... if it stood still, it was draped in burlap! The 30+ table runners that I cut have been loaned out and reused at several weddings and showers over the last few years, so I'd say it was a good buy! I still have oodles of it left and honestly use it quite a bit. The 'FALL' pennant flags are just one of the things I've used it for over the years!
I painstakingly glittered everyone of the pumpkins on our table. Mod Podge and extra fine glitter. I freaking love them! The wide hurricane vases are new this year. They were a birthday present and I really like the way they look in this grouping!
You'll spy one of Diana's wood crafts hanging on the ladder here. While it's Halloween, it doesn't scream it. For a long time I struggled with wanting to decorate with black, orange and purple at Halloween, but resigned to the more rustic look so I didn't have to take down, put up and take down again. The gourds in the picture are also from the wedding. They were dried and scrubbed clean so I could bring them in the house. The apple shaped ones are in a vintage bunny cage that we used to collect our cards on our wedding day.
Also in the dining room, I made what I call a 'Thankful Tree'. It has paper circles hanging on the branches and each year we fill out a few to share our blessings. If we host Thanksgiving we also ask our family to make one. I enjoy looking back at who was thankful for what and when.
Remember how I said I have a lot of decorations...
Well, they continue into the kitchen. The two pumpkins on the shelf were made by Diana and I did the wood burning back in high school. The wreath, Harvest sign and print with the spices were also made by yours truly! I also have some cute decorations on top of the refrigerator, but honestly it's entirely too dusty up there to show you! Just keeping it real.
Our living room downstairs is also sporting Fall finery! The glittery FALL frames were also made specifically for our wedding, aside from the glitter pumpkins, it's one of my favorite things to put out each year. The floral arrangement behind the frames sat on the alter where we lit our unity candle.
You guys thought I was kidding when you said I wanted to reuse all our wedding decorations, huh?
More of Diana's adorable stuff is on display here! The witches hat is brand new this year and it's my favorite piece she's done. The top actually comes apart from the base for easy storage! She really thinks of everything.
Each of the bathrooms also have some pumpkins in them, ya know because I can!
I know I have a problem. You don't have to tell me.
It makes me sad, but I'll probably start putting away my Fall decor away within a week or two. We aren't hosting Turkey Day, but our annual Christmas party is butting right up to our trip to Las Vegas and getting the house undecorated and redecorated will be a bit of a squeeze. I do love my Christmas decorations, so I won't grieve Fall too long!
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