Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fab-a-Licious Fall Decor

I am dedicating the title of this post to Tales From An OC Cottage, who has undertaken the monumental task of adding "alicious" to every word in the English language. I think this is a fab-a-licious idea, hence the name of my title. Btw, if you happen to live under a rock and haven't visited the very entertaining blog, do your self a huge favor and go check it out - NOW! This woman is wildly talented and equally hilarious! Seriously.

Okay, now on to my Fall decor. I don't have much. I prefer to decorate for the seasons by using the less is more approach. Instead of putting lots of little things all over the house, I use bigger centerpieces and just put them in a few prominant places throughout. It's easier and well, I'm lazy like that.

Here is the arrangement I threw together using the salvageable pieces I got from a yardsale floral arrangement and other stems I got from Michaels. I like how it turned out and the muted colors blend in well with the rest of the Living Room.


This is the centerpiece on my Dining Room Table. I got these papier mache pumpkins at an auction a couple years ago for $8.


This is actually a wreath that I took from my front door because the jar and candle needed a little something to spruce them up. I like how it turned out and the colors actually match the rug under this chest.


And in the same room I added these mums to my mantle. They were also a little bland, so I added some extra stems for good measure.


Moving to my kitchen, here is a cloche I'm sure you've all seen before. Its from Southern Living at Home, but I got it at a flea market this past weekend for $5. I love how it looks with the candle and fall garland and I can easily change it out for the seasons.


Finally, this is the centerpiece that it not so centered on my island. I put it in the corner like that so I wouldn't have to move it every time I use the island, which is all the time! I picked up most of these pumpkins and gourds at a yardsale over the Summer for $2 in a huge bag filled with fall stuff. I guess nobody was thinking about their fall decor in June.....except me.


And that's it. I've been marveling at all of your wonderful blogs filled with such beautiful Fall decorations and vignettes and centerpieces and mine just pale in comparison. I wish I had your incredible imaginations. Thanks for visiting and go out and enjoy your first official day of Fall!!!!!!

15 comments:

Stacey said...

Beautiful! I especially like the island centerpiece.

Simply Susan said...

I really like your touches of Fall. I really should get my things out....

Shelia said...

Hi Kim. Well your less is more is might purdy! Love the arrangement you made from garage sale things and your candle under that gorgeous cloche is very lovely! Happy First Day of Fall.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments. I love your fall decoration. I am such a fan of cloches right now, love yours. The 3 pumpkins are great too. Debbie

Beth in NC said...

Oh, I love them all!!!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh, you are too funny!!!

m ^..^

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hey there girlie! You are putting me to shame. I haven't done ANYTHING for fall decorating. The past couple of weeks have been ridiculous! Crazy and busy, but there was a bright spot yesterday morning. Guess what that was! It was a little present from a very sweet friend. Do you know her?! ;)

Hopefully in the next day or so, I will get my hiney in gear and post again. Then I can show of my sweet surprise! I hope you are having a wonderful week! I will talk to you soon.

XO*Tricia

Nancy said...

Kim,
I love the cloche and the centerpiece the best. You have some really neat decoratios!

Nancy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Kim my friend its all just lovely what you did for Fallness in your home...Thanks so much for sharing this with us...Hope you have a great week my friend....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kim, Your fall decor looks great!! You have more than I do. I did a little in my kitchen, but that's it. I would love to do the living room and dining room, but I would rather spend the money on Christmas decor! That's when I get kind of crazy! I also looked at your last post, your remodel is looking fabulous! You will get it all done...I have to learn to be patient too. We need to replace some carpet or at least have hubby's room professionally cleaned. It's awful! I would like to put the laminate floors in his room someday. That's what we should have done in the beginning. Live and learn!

I would love to sell those pillows. I just don't think I could make them for a reasonable price. I'll have to see...Have a good rest of the week! Kristen

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hey girl...love all your fall decor! That cloche is really cute. Your dining room table looks awesome with those pumpkins...

Lisa B. said...

You decorated beautifully!! I really love the dining room table centerpiece!!

Lisa B.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Since I didn't even know what a cloche was until recently, I can't imagine that someone is already selling one at a garage sale -- and for $5! You lucky girl. All of your fall arrangements look so pretty. I think you definitely have a wonderful fall decorating imagination. laurie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your decor is very pretty. I don't do a lot of decorating for Fall myself.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Really pretty decorations. I can't believe you got that cloche for $5.00..awesome. I love finds like that.