Wednesday, July 18, 2012

All Ready for Fall!

Yup, I'm all decorated for Fall!  Okay, okay ... juuuuust kidding!  But, I simply couldn't resist the great gathering that Amy is hosting at WhisperWood Cottage.  You can share your Fall decor and projects from last year to get everyone's wheels spinning for the upcoming season!  In fact, your fabulous project(s) could even end up on the pages of "Cottages & Bungalows" magazine! 

So, humor me as I take a stroll down memory lane ... starting with our Fall mantel! 

Even though it took *foreva,* one of my favorite elements was the garland I made by stringing inexpensive wood craft beads onto picture wire ...

Over on the buffet, Mr. Roo took center stage:

And, how easy was it to add a little something to our lantern by nestling a candle in burlap:

Burlap even made its way to our lamp shades, too! 

The breakfast area didn't go untouched, either ... and, those who know me know that our Fall family tree means a lot! 

I always look forward to wrapping it with natural elements (such as burlap, grapevine, pinecones and leaves) and adding special family photos and sayings to remind me what is truly important!

In the neighboring kitchen, a simple word filled a chalkboard (inspired by SugarPie Farmhouse):

Kitchen canisters were easily filled with Fall goodness:

Onto the dining room ...

mixed in with the fun mercury were the white pumpkins that used to be orange ...

that is, until I painted them with Annie Sloane's Old White chalk paint!

Our neutral sitting room was splashed with corals, reds and browns.  And, yes, those are leaf placemats that I layered on top of the mirrors:

I know white pumpkins will be alll over our house again this year, too!  Here is another painted one that I simply placed on a bright orange leaf ... love the contrast.

Lastly, outside ... I made inexpensive pumpkin topiaries to flank our front door ...

and one of my mesh wreaths stood front and center to greet our guests:

As much as I don't want to wish summer away, admittedly, I am looking forward to football, chili and Fall decorating!  Who's with me ?!

Thanks for stopping by ... don't forget to come on over and party!


I'm also joining:

Savvy Southern Style/WUW
Coastal Charm/Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


  1. So many great idea! They all look beautiful!

    @ Creatively Living

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your mantle! I love it all! You have given me so many wonderful "fallish" ideas. Is it bad that I am wanting to get a pumpkin, or two out, in JULY? Ha!

    Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see what you do this season. xo ~Liz

  3. It's hard to imagine fall with these outrageous temps we're having but I agree with you...I'm looking forward to football & fall.

    You know how I love your fall/Thanksgiving tree...and I wouldn't be surprised if you get featured in the magazine as your home truly deserves to be showcased.

    Happy Fall Ya'll! (I couldn't resist)

  4. I don't like to wish my life away...but this heat is making us long for autumn. I adored all your decorations . Smiles, Susie

  5. You had me going there for a minute. I was sitting here with my jaw dropped open and my mind screaming...Seriously???? LOL! I did enjoy revisiting your beautiful fall decor though. Always a treat!

  6. I love the Fall, Your fall decor looked fabulous.

  7. I remember your beautiful Fall decor! It was breathtaking.

  8. Your pictures made me feel cooler already! Everything looks fabulous, Becca!


  9. I'm so ready for fall too! When I first read your title though, I was like, you're jumping the gun a little bit Becca! lol. You decor last year was fabulous; I especially love that beaded garland. I can only imagine how long that must have taken!

  10. Everything looked so pretty Becca! Cant wait to see what you come up with this year!:)

  11. Everything looked so pretty Becca! Cant wait to see what you come up with this year!:)

  12. Woman... I was about to use CAPITOL letters at you!!! Ha!!!!!! You do have the fall pizzazz, but you summer pizzazz is rocking, but then you also do Christmas and spring beautifully too! All right... I am your number 1 fan!!!

  13. Oh, you have to know I'm with you on that -- summer in the desert isn't something I want to! I so enjoyed all your lovelies last Fall, & I'm totally enjoying them again. Everything looks so enticing!

  14. Becca, your Fall decorations are wonderful! Your mantel, table and front door are just gorgeous! You always have the most amazing ideas!I think you have won a place in the magazine!

  15. Wow, Becca! So much eye candy to take in! The leaf placemats on the mirrors create a stunning effect. Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

  16. Fabulous Fall many wonderful ideas from the mantel to the table....!

  17. You are too, too much- You are really pushing the Fall envelope, girlie!;>) Even so, it is pretty darned cute!!! xo Diana

  18. I found your blog today through Savvy Southern Style. Whenever I find a new blog, I always click on their"fall" or "holiday" posts. So, I loved your post today on fall decorating! I am so looking forward to my favorite time of year! This got my creative thoughts going:)

  19. I LOVE your home! If I ever get my butt in gear, I hope to get a fall post ready for the contest to... we'll see... But, I think yours is absolutely AMAZING!! I love eberything!

  20. Becca, I just love, love all your Fall decor! Your mantle is amazing! I hope you get featured in the magazine! You sure deserve it!

  21. Ok this is the best ever idea...a fall tree! My decorations are all in browns and golds for Christmas so i could get that tree up early and there would be little changing for the Christmas, genious!!! btw love your blog!

  22. You so have me all ready for some cooler temps, pumpkins, college football. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful fall decor at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.


  23. I am a summer girl. I love summer in California. Hot weather and warm/hot summer nights are my favorite. I do not like the cold at all!!!! I want to enjoy every last minute that summer has to offer. I wish it was year round. :-)

  24. Everything is GORGEOUS! I woke up yesterday morning thinking the same thing: I am ready for fall decor, crisp air, & a pot of chili! =)


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