It’s time to take a tour of our personal fall decor for the Fall Fun blog series. I’m so excited to show everyone all of my fall decor and…wait a minute…do I even have any fall decor? I have holiday decor for Christmas, some summery items too. But how much do I have in the way of fall-ish decorations? Not much. Here’s my dilemma, I decorate big time for Halloween and usually start displaying items by mid-September, so I tend not to purchase a lot of non-Halloween fall items to avoid taking it down and putting it all up again in November. If you visited my house in September (or just about any time of year) this is what you would see:
- Fall candles
- A scattering of owls
- sets of light strings in various containers
- non fall candles
- candle accessories
Therefore, the following photos feature less of a tour and more of a changing of the candlescapes. You gotta work with what you have. Without further ado:
My only fall decor purchase this year is this sweet grape vine style garland with beaded glass berries and leaves. It was my Pier 1 Imports purchase, on sale for 20% off, making it just under $20 for five feet of fall color and shimmer! It would make a cute wreath or candle ring wound up like this, too. Below, it’s sprawled across our piano woven through the candle accessories. I call this my Autumn in the Park scene:
Made up of five candle holders, a large jar Yankee candle, the beaded garland and a few glittery mini-pumpkins. The piano is one of the largest decor surfaces that I have so it gets a lot of the goods.
A close-up of some of individual items in the display: The large, heavy pewter owl candle holder is from HomeGoods a few years back. The center tealight holder and leafy park bench tealight holders are Yankee’s 2015 fall collection. I posted that Twilight Silhouettes holder was a must-have in July; My friend made it happen, coupon and all. The little mouse tealight holder is a gift from another dear friend and he’s beyond cute! I look past the fact that the owl and mouse would not be so harmonious in the animal kingdom.
I am slightly obsessed with the owl motif and not only love owl decor, but was so excited when a live owl couple moved into our neighborhood for a few weeks this summer. They were huge and I believe that they were barred owls, not sure because I couldn’t get close enough to get a non-fuzzy photo. It was the possible highlight of this nerd’s summer! I keep this etageré of cream owls up year-round, but it looks more cohesive with the fall decorations.
A parliament of owls, with flash photo and without.
Sitting on my coffee table is this large copper tray I’ve had for years. I change its contents every season. Currently filled with metallic pumpkin scatter, mercury glass pumpkins, assorted votive holders, and pierced gold string lights that are tucked around, what else, candles! Featured front and center in the room are some of my fave fall candles: Pumpkin Wreath and Campfire Treats by Yankee and Pumpkin Fireside from BBW.
Lastly, there are a few other snippets of decor tucked here and there. Like Julie at The Redolent Mermaid, I haven’t sorted out my fall wreath situation. It’s a challenge because we don’t have a storm door outside of the front door, so any decorative wreaths must be displayed on the inside unless I use cut greenery or corn husks or something. I have this cream pillowy-flowered one, but I’m not completely sure about it. I like to have neutral tones on the brick red door and I’m not into country or primitive style, so it’s tough to find one that suits it. What does everybody think? Also, does anyone know what kind of flowers these are?
I will fall-ify the outside front porch area with mums and pumpkins later in the month, but I keep it pretty simple. Ease of access is important with my decor placement inside because I need to be able to reach pieces to light and extinguish those candles. Also, as I mentioned earlier, I keep in mind that I’ll be boxing most of these items up shortly for Halloween decor. Fall is probably the only time of the year that I practice less is more (that is compared to Christmas). I will conclude with the few transition items that I will keep out for the entire autumn season.
My Yankee candle Twirling Taupe pumpkin Scenterpiece warmer is my favorite. YC only brought back the orange one the past year, I’m happy I got this one to go with my metallic decor. The copper house will somehow be incorporated into my Halloween displays, but for now, I’ll stick a set of string lights anywhere!
I cannot wait to check out all of the fall decor photos from the Fall Fun series bloggers. I need some inspiration. Join all of us next post, in which we get our apple on!