This year I didn’t join any autumn tours with my fellow bloggers. I wasn’t sure if I’d decorate for fall this year. With a full-time job and spending our weekends getting away more, I just didn’t know if I’d have time. I did manage to make a few subtle changes to a couple of rooms in the house, but nothing major.
My black vintage mantel got the most fall decor in the house. My tree bark wreath had been hanging on the front door but I replaced it with a magnolia wreath and this bark one needed a new home so I hung it in front of the large round mirror.
I broke down and bought the gingko leaf garland that I kept admiring. The yellow and green pops against the dark mantel. I added large dried gourds in a wooden bowl and my bronze booker candlesticks to frame it all.
Does a golden yellow tassel pillow count as fall décor? The leaves on our big maple tree out front will soon be the same color. When the tree is in full color, it looks like it’s glowing.
I did add a fall floral pick next to the wooden mushroom, that counts too, right?
The only thing I did in the dining room was to swap out my four feather prints for the larger landscape print that used to be in my bedroom. My sansaveria, aka snake plant, is doing really well. If you need a super easy-to-care-for plant, this is it!
I actually love that plant so much, I bought another one which has also grown a bit since I got it a year ago. It graces my entryway and pairs up with a handblown amber pickling jar from France. If you want a great resource for unique French pieces for your home, check out Elsie Green. I’ve bought a few things from there and am never disappointed.
I haven’t changed anything in the entry. The pillows and throw work well for fall and the plants are all doing great, which makes me happy. There’s something so satisfying about keeping plants alive and healthy. It’s like raising children, but they don’t talk back and don’t create messes.
In the kitchen I didn’t really decorate for fall in the least bit. I did, however, start a new collection of green canning and oil bottles from France. Hubby was making homemade spaghetti sauce and stuck a stem of oregano from our garden in the oil bottle. I liked the way it looked as it dried so I left it there.
Since our kitchen floor is green, I decided to start collecting vintage green canning jars (and similar) to add a touch of green on the counters and shelves. It might not be fall décor, but it will work especially well for Christmas.
Fall is apple-picking season around here so a white ironstone bowl with red apples counts as a way to decorate for fall, at least in my book it does. Truth be told, I gave most of my fall decorations to my oldest daughter. I’m trying to cut back on all the frou-frou in the house. But I did get a new Haden toaster that I decided to keep out on the counter because I think it’s cute. It’s to the right of the sink, in case you couldn’t tell. Reminds me of a SMEG toaster at a fraction of the cost.
And that, my friends, is how I “decorated” for fall this year. Not a lot of fanfare, and not a lot of stress. I might adopt the same attitude for Christmas too. Really I don’t even want to think about that right now. LOL.
If you’re interested in where to find some of my “fall” decor, just click on the photos below: