Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall Decor 2011

I love seasonal decor. Nothing ushers in the changing seasons quite like the nature display you can probably see right outside your window. The budding greens of spring, the bright florals of summer, autumn's splendor & the pristine white of winter.

And just as the scenery changes outside, so does my day-to-day scenery inside. I get bored if my decor stays the same all year! I love the anticipation of unpacking boxes of things I haven't seen all year, remembering the stories behind each piece. Christmas is particularly exciting since I have at least 2 or 3 big plastic bins full (you know those large Rubbermaid ones, probably over 20L each)!

For autumn, I have one big box spilling over with pumpkins, acorns, leaves & ghosts! I've had my fall decorations up since mid-September... want to have a look?

My living room windowsill, displaying pumpkins from my mom:
The cute little glass people are from Andra & the flower arrangement is from Niki. The black vase is last year's Christmas gift from my supervisor.
It's amazing what you can find at the dollar store - like the leaves, flowers & acorns in this arrangement:
I recently rearranged this book shelf to hold a bunch of my interesting glassware & favourite pieces. These include an antique miniature iron, a vintage ceramic fawn & bunny, mini bowls, cloche jars, a funky pitcher & a handmade star I picked up at my last craft show (among others):
The "mountain" is from when we went out West - the 2 small vases with flowers on them were my mom's (& from one of her grandma's I think). The vase holding the pumpkin held a "get well soon" flower arrangement Pat got me when I had an operation on my wrist.... back in high school! The black pot is the first Christmas gift I received from my supervisor. The covered stone is from Margie & the acorns & hearts are from lilfishstudios.
These fabric pumpkins are from SeaPinks (I got this kiwi pincushion at the same time - it is ADORABLE!) & the painting is available in my shop:

There's more - an acorn hanging on my mug tree, another wooden one resting in a bowl - the wreath I made not so long ago - a ghost & some more pumpkins. If I get a chance, I'll try to capture a few more pictures before the snow starts coming & I pull out my Christmas decor!

Do you have any fall decorations up? I'd love to see them - just add your link to the comments so I can check them out!

2 comments:

The Belly Dancer said...

Everything is awesome Amanda I like the pumpkin cup, the glass people, the fabric pumpkins and glassware are great too.

Angie said...

Lovely!! I only had some window jellies and halloween garland this year - I've never really had my *own* space before to decorate. I'm hoping to pick up a lot after the season for next year :) I've already starting browsing Etsy for Christmas stuff, and starting collecting non-Etsy items (ie. the beginnings of a porcelain village)....I do love seasonal decorations too!