I’ve actually spent a couple of days in the last couple of weeks, decorating the house for fall. So I thought I’d share some of our fall decorating incorporating some new goodies with the old. The first day I spent working on the inside of the house. And actually, at this particular moment I’m not totally finished, which is amazing considering I no longer work. But somehow I manage to keep very, very busy lately and seem to always be behind. So I still have a couple of finishing touches I need to make to the inside. The second day, the grands came and we spent the day decorating the outside. What fun that was, but whew what a lot of work, too!!! Have you ever tried to decorate a whole front yard AND direct and corral a 2 yr old and a 9 yr old?!? But there’s not a moment of those memories I wouldn’t do over again! And once we were finished, everything looked great, the kids had worked together to get it done and were proud of what we’d done. There was nothing sweeter than to hear Gunner say, “My Koba (Dakota) help me.” as she’s helping him take a wooden tub of mini pumpkins across the yard.
Some of the fall decorations you’ll recognize from years past and some of it is new this year. Some things from last year had to be chunked and as I’d noticed last year when taking pictures … what was in front had to be spread out. So we did that this year and the fall decorating looks soooo much better!
Fall on the Inside
You’ve seen this 1920’s brick mold before, but not yet as a fall centerpiece. The warm wood tones work perfectly for fall. This is one of my favorite snags from the vintage deal of the day site that I can no longer open their emails because I spend too much money there. 😀
I’m also loving my new Nikon camera. Can you tell the difference in the photos?
These vintage lanterns are another reason why I can no longer open those emails from the deal of the day site. I couldn’t decide which 2 of the 3 to get for my mantle so I got all 3. The other one is on the floor. 🙂 They’re made from reclaimed wood. I’ve got to get a couple of pillar candles for them since I decided against the pumpkins inside. My husband actually made me a pallet clock to replace that print. (He just hasn’t accepted it yet. I gave him that print for Christmas when we had a Jack Russell that looked just like that and after having her for 10 yrs she’s since passed.) The clock will match those lanterns wonderfully. I just haven’t been able to find the right stencils to do the numbers.
This is the third lantern along with another vintage site purchase … the 1920s water bucket. That bucket is so heavy, but I love it as much as the brick mold.
I haven’t taken the time yet, to wrap my books. I saw on another blog where they wrapped theirs in burlap. I might try that when I get a minute.
Fall on the Outside
The kids are here and it’s time to start fall decorating on the outside!
Gunner: My Koba help me.
Gunner’s not fond of having his photo taken, so this is a rare shot of his whole face.
This is a new addition this year and I will admit that I didn’t tackle it until after the kids left. I was just too hot and weary to pull out the potting soil and plants and still try to include them as well. But, I love how this turned out and I think it is my favorite new thing so far. I’ll definitely do it again next year.
These are my new old fall decorations. The vintage desk is new to me. I think I had the milk can last year. That lit up jack o’ lantern in the background I just got at Walmart. When you notice the mini pumpkins in the desk (they’re really gourds) and the other pumpkins scattered around as well as the flowers … the kids decided which ones were to go where. I just said we need a flower or pumpkin here and they chose. Dakota arranged the mini pumpkins.
My intention was to do both of those urns with pumpkins/plants for each side of the door. But I couldn’t bear to dig up those pink/red flowers that are still blooming even though I forget to water them half the time. So maybe next year ….
This is Dakota and Gunner Scarecrow in the wagon. Gunner didn’t like it at first until I told him that was Pop Pop on the porch. Then he was OK with it. 🙂
Scarecrow got a little revamping with some hay. Hopefully I’ll get the snowman side finished and we’ll get to use it this year.
And after all the work was done, we took a break to go feed the fish and Dakota had a little photo op. Unlike Gunner, she likes having her photo taken. 😀
Thanks for enjoying our day with us. Hope you’re enjoying someone you love, too!
Want to see more? Look back in time at some more fall ideas.