I love the lighter grey and white fall decor trend that I’ve seen online the past couple of years, but for me and my home, I always want some rustic fall colours. Bring on the bright oranges, muted greens, natural wood textures and lots of flowers.
The washboard is a bridal shower gift from my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. It reminds me of one that my mom has hanging in her laundry room and I can’t wait to have a laundry room of my own someday to hang it in. (Seriously, a laundry room is one of my top three must-haves in our next home. Right up there with a dishwasher and a bigger bed. I like to dream big, guys!)
The bookcase in our living room now holds our big TV, so unlike other years where I’ve used it as a mantel for decorating during the seasons, this year the decor has to work around the TV. I did this while Garrett was away at work and he said it really felt like fall in here when he came home. Mission accomplished!
The beautiful sunflowers I picked up at the farmers market a couple of weeks ago are on their way out, but I’m trying to keep them going as long as possible by replacing their water every day and re-cutting the stems. The acorn squash are also from the farmers market and I’ll use them for recipes as needed. More mercury glass and a yummy wasabi apple mason jar candle I picked up at the mall awhile back. It’s not a scent I’d usually be drawn too, but it’s actually really nice and not too strong.
The other side of the bookcase holds a cute daisy & mum bouquet that Garrett surprised me with for our anniversary on Friday (in a green mason jar I got in my swag bag at this year’s BlogPodium), as well as some knit patterned candles from last year’s BlogPodium, a butternut squash (destined to become a soup!) and more acorn squash, mini pumpkins from the patch and mercury glass.
Over in the dining room, most of the room is a mess right now with me reorganizing my office space, but I did make an effort to keep the top of the cabinet free for a little autumn fun there too. More rustic elements and lots of happy orange (including a canister of chicory coffee from our stop at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans).
The table wouldn’t be complete without a big bowl of apples too. These Cortlands are from the farmers market this week and I fully intend to make them into either applesauce, more individual mini mason jar apple crisps for the freezer or glazed apple pie bars for company coming over this week.
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Here are some more fall decor posts from the archives: