Turkeys Perched on the Fireplace Mantel

As I mentioned yesterday, I have a huge collection of turkeys that I like to use in my fall decor. I tweaked my living room fireplace mantel only slightly like I did for Halloween. It keeps things simple by changing out a few details to match the holiday or season. I switched the large mercury pumpkin for a large mercury gourd. For some reason, I associate gourds with Thanksgiving. Next, I replaced the small pumpkin …

A Rafter of Turkeys

Now that Halloween is over it is time for my turkeys to make an appearance.  As you can see, I have a lot of turkeys in my collection.  These are only just a few of them.  The easiest way for me to find a home for them is to add them to my fall decor.   At the end of the season, when everything goes on sale, I’m on the lookout for a new little gobbler …

Sprucing Up the Yard for Fall

I like to lay a fresh layer of mulch down in the fall before winter comes.  That way the yard looks clean for when company visits during the various holidays.  A pumpkin tucked in here and there adds to the fall landscape. This is the mum that I’ve used to cut flowers from to decorate inside. I bought if for $5 over two years ago. It has grown quite a bit since then. This 2 …

A Before & After Fall Decor of My Sunroom

This was how my sunroom looked four years ago. Since then, I’ve changed out the pillows on the couch and the top of the fireplace mantel. We added shutters to the window and a large potted palm in the corner. I keep pictures of what I’ve done in the past to remember how I have changed things. It also provides evidence to my children of items that I say I am missing. I am telling …

Plaid Sets the Stage for Fall

This Pottery Barn fig and gray plaid throw sets the stage for my Tuscan vase that takes the spotlight. The loropetulum branches add needed height and some additional color. A fig colored candle sits atop a matching pillar holder surrounded by natural toned pebbles. I followed my own advice and incorporated some natural elements into the scene by the way of acorns, golden hued oak leaves, and pine cones. A large moss ball draws your …

A Basketful of Autumn Centerpiece

A two-tiered wire basket makes for the perfect dining room centerpiece year round.  Just change out the various elements to match the current season. My dining room table is all set for fall. In the bottom tier, I added some faux mums are nestled around a few real bone-white baby boo pumpkins. As a nod to Halloween, I’ve scattered a few sparking spiders across the top. Moss fills the top tier along with some additional …

Year-Round Tuscan Vase

This charming Tuscan vase and catch pot are perfect to use year round.  All you have to do is change out the accents to match the season. I brought a little bit of nature inside for autumn. It almost feels like you are taking a walk in the woods surrounded by Mother Nature with the deer and squirrel leaning against a rock with acorns scattered around. My husband’s favorite animal is deer which also lets …

A Mother’s Treasures

The pears are real. The acorns are not. The special treasure is the wooden bowl holding them. It was made by the loving hands of my youngest son. He made it over 20 years ago in wood shop. I hold it dear to my heart as a mother would. It is great for fruit and dried flowers. I love the rustic look. No matter what your style is, a homemade wooden bowl can be added …

Fall Glass Canisters

The  These are located in my powder room. Yes, every room has a touch of fall in it. It is like walking through the woods with Mother Nature and all her grace and glory. The shorter of the glass canisters is filled with dried pumpinos and some acorns. And it’s tied off with a raffia bow. The large one has cotton pods and some grasses for added height. The glass pillar holder has a timer …

Simple Spooky Touches for Halloween Mantel

My fireplace is another area for me to display seasonal decor. I start with a classic hydrangea and wheat garland. I added some extra wheat and a raffia bow. I love to drape the garland off the side of the mantel. I’ve added some mercury pumpkins and a mercury votive for a visual effect. The large pumpkin is sitting on top of a glass and mercury pillar holder to add some height. It is filled …