Hello! The scavenger hunt presses on to decorate my home for Fall with some of my standard decorations that hang out in the house all year.
In Fall Decor Scavenger Hunt Part 1, I transitioned a wreath and crackled glass hurricanes in to Fall decor. I have continued to scour the house looking for what will be the next decor piece that I will give a Fall alter-ego.
Remember my Halloween crackle glass hurricanes centerpiece with Candy Corn? Now that we are 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving (how did that happen?!), I have switched out the candy corn with some popping corn, and placed the hurricane tea light holders on top of a leaf placemat that I have from Hobby Lobby. This makes a simple centerpiece that won’t take up too much real estate, that table space is meant for food on Thanksgiving! 🙂
I have 2 of these moss topiaries which bookend the mirror above our fireplace. To make the topiaries, I used this tutorial courtesy of the Liz Marie Blog. To give them more of a Fall feel, I switched out the planters (I got these bronze ones at Dollar Tree!), and then added a few clippings of the foliage that I had used on the Fall wreath, as well as some large nuts and eucalyptus sprigs. The eucalyptus adds a warm and cozy Fall aroma to the living room as well. Bonus! And of course, one of my favorite owl decorations, a tea light holder from Hobby Lobby makes an appearance.
Fireplace Hearth Fall Decor
Next I noticed this un-assuming stainless lantern that sits in front of our fireplace. It usually hold a large candle, but with all that space it became a perfect vessel for a menagerie of Fall decorations. I added some gourds, mini Indian corns, mini pumpkins (I love minis!), some leaf garland and twig balls. Some of them are real, some faux, but through the reflection of the glass you can’t tell the difference.
BOOKSHELF Fall DECOR
While we continue to decorate our new house, I have probably changed the decor on the bookshelves and mantle at least, well honestly I don’t even have an idea of the count it’s been so many times! For Fall, I decided to add one of my ceramic pumpkins to the top of the book stack on this bookshelf, and place some leaves in between the pages. For the boxwood topiary (I’ve had it for awhile, but they still carry them at Joann.) I added a little more of the same floral trimmings and scraps that I had added to the moss topiaries and placed a sheer brown ribbon band to the middle of the base. On the right, another one of my ceramic pumpkins.
Porch Fall Decor
These urns had previously framed the front door with a variety of flowers and plants. When transitioning them from Summer, the Dusty Miller and spike plants were still alive so I kept them in place to frame my jeweled pumpkins. For the adornments, I bought adhesive crystals in a a bronze color from Hobby Lobby. The entire strand is all one piece so they were very easy to remove from the paper backing and easy to tack on to the pumpkins. I sat the pumpkins on top of a bed of peet moss (which is laying on top of the soil that was in there from the Summer flowers) and inserted a couple of twigs and a leaves to make them Fall-ish.
I admit, being a newlywed, I might be on a little bit of a monogram binge. I liked the idea of a monogram pumpkin because I had done this little porch step vignette and it looked so plain. I had leftover bronze paint from my Fall Wreath Project so I decided to stencil the N on the larger of the 3 pumpkins. Amazingly it has stayed in tact even through some torrential rains we had a couple of weeks ago.
Remember these pieces, they will make yet another transition for Christmas in a few short weeks! I like to take one holiday at a time so I will enjoy all of the Fall decor until after Thanksgiving.
Even if none of your decor is similar to mine, I hope you have been inspired to examine your everyday decorations from a different perspective and see what you can transform for each time of the year. Not only does it keep those everyday decorations fresh, but it is much less expensive than having to buy all season specific decor throughout the year.
Have a wonderful week!