Sep 22 09
by cara
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My House Was Made for Fall Decorations!

Happy Fall, Y’all!  It’s the first day of Autumn,  a “cool” front is rolling through Texas, and I couldn’t be happier.  It will still be in the lower 80s here, but I just couldn’t wait any longer to break out my fall decorations.  I actually got them out last weekend when the temperatures were still in the 90s.

We’ve got many warm fall colors (reds, yellows, browns) in our downstairs décor (oooh, doesn’t that make it sounds so sophisticated?!), so the pumpkins and leaves of fall fit right in, and just make our house feel so homey.  As much as I love all things Christmas, fall just fits our house so much better.

Entry Rug Close Up

A closeup of our entry hall rug

My most prized fall possession is my front door wreath that I found in a little gift shop while ordering some party invitations.  I’ve always wanted to be a wreath-on-the-front-door kind of person, but this was the first wreath that really spoke to me.  A wreath on the door just says “Welcome to my house!” and is an easy way to jazz up a boring front door.  Our front door is definitely boring: a plain white builder basic door.  We’re the last folks on the block that haven’t upgraded to a wooden door with glass.  I don’t think the feathers used to stick out all crazy like that, but that’s how they looked when I pulled out the wreath this year, and I kind of like it this way!

Fall Wreath

Last year, one of the gourds on the wreath cracked in our not-really-fall Texas heat.  After some initial panic and sadness that my brand new wreath was already a casualty, I managed a successful transplant operation of a new gourd.

Fall Wreath Closeup

I also acquired quite a few fake pumpkins last year.  We’ve got pumpkins for the front porch (saving those until October), pumpkins for the entry hall, pumpkins for the fireplace, and a pumpkin for the kitchen island.

Pumpkin and Leaves

As you can see, I also love using fall leaves in my decorating.  I’ve got several garlands that I use both on the fireplace mantle and the tops of my kitchen cabinets.  I’m not a huge fan of fake florals and greenery, but I found some beautiful garlands with apples that I couldn’t pass up.

Fall Garland Close Up

Fall Garland

Speaking of apples, it’s only natural at the home of The Picky Apple.  We’ve got quite a few of those…

Apples in Scale

Apples on the Bookshelf

Hope you’ve enjoyed this small peek at my fall decorations!  My house and I are ready for fall, now bring on the cooler weather already!

For more fall decorating inspiration, check out Southern Hospitality , Show Us Your Life: Fall Decorations at Kelly’s Korner, Hooked on House Tours: Fall Edition, and Fall Inspiration at Thrifty Decor Chick.

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