10.06.2009

Fall Decorations!

Have you decorated for fall yet at your house?

I must admit, it's helpful having a three-year-old to prod me to pull out all the decorations from the basement. Yesterday, it sounded much better to curl up on the couch with my book, but Nina was bound and determined to decorate after seeing Halloween hoopla in our favorite bakery. So out came the boxes!

Here's our Halloween Countdown calendar. Each day of October is marked with a little pumpkin. Last year I blogged about how I made this little guy, in case you want to do something similar!

Last year I also made these cute little "Boo" pumpkins. Just some simple faux pumpkins from Michael's and some vinyl letters, also from Michael's. Couldn't be simpler!

I love me some mums for fall!

And of course my fall wreath...

...and "autumn" gourd! (Click here to see how I made this one!)

My vintage pillows are very sad evidence of my lack of sewing skills, but hey, they were cheap to make (just some felt, pillow stuffing, and simple thread)!

So it feels like fall in my house. My sad little tree in the front yard is turning a pretty shade of red. How about you? :)


46 comments:

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Lovin' all your fall decor! Looks great!

Blissfully Enamored said...

it all looks SO cute!!! way to get all those decorations out!!! it really gets you in the fall mood!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Everything is just precious! I love that autumn gourd for sure. Polka dots rule! So cute that you have a little helper, too! Happy Fall!

MamaSue said...

I enjoy your blog so much. You are more talented thatn you give yourself credit for. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I have the same vase filler - love it for fall. I also love the super big gourds - yours is cute!

Kelli said...

Your home is so cute and creative. I love what you've done. Happy Fall.

Victoria said...

Carrie, isn't it so much fun to do it with a little girl??? Last year my daughter oooohed and aaaahed over everything I pulled out of the fall decor box. :) It was great.

I love all your fall decor. The little cushions are adorable and I love the Autumn gourd and Boo pumpkins!

Jboo said...

Cute stuff! You know I was waiting to see what you did so that I could copy -- yep -- I'm a copycat! :) Have a great day!

Janet

talesandtrials said...

I love your little pillows! I can't sew but would love to learn.

I love the little tiny pumpkins you have in a glass vase. Do you know where you got those?

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duchess said...

Lookin' good!

Jodee Leader said...

I love your fall decorations! I especially love the Halloween clock! You are soooo creative!

Hope you have a great week!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Love, love, love your fall decorating....where did you get the little pumpkins in your hurricane/candle....I have been looking for those...and can't find them!!!!

the undomesticated wife said...

Love!

Ally0005 said...

Love your mums in your pumpkin. I put the rest of my fall items out this week-end.

Have a great day!

Ally

Jessica said...

I love the pumpkins that spell BOO. SO CUTE!

Kellye said...

Wow Carrie!! Beautiful!! i cant wait to get started with my fall decorations and you have inspired me to get going!!!

Genny said...

Yes... it FINALLY feels like fall where I'm at in CA and I am loving it! I've got my fall decorations up (well, I had them up when it was still 100 degrees outside...lol) and I love looking at them. Such cute, creative photos, as always, Carrie!

Jessica said...

I've been looking for some fun fall ideas, so you can imagine how excited I was to see this post! Thanks for sharing.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I never really thought I'd be saying this, but I want a gourd now. Sheesh, it's so cute! I love all your decorations. Your wreath is so striking!

Laree said...

First time I found your blog was from the post when you made that countdown clock. I've been wanting to make something like it for a full year! I finally(!) made mine end of september. Love it! thanks for all the inspiration.

Kristin said...

I love the Autumn gourd. Do you remember what color you painted it?

Lana said...

I love your fall decor!! It looks great! I especially love your fall wreath. It's beautiful!

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Mums in the pumpkin, bow on the the gourd....OH MY! Lovin' it :o)
peace, cindy
(pop over for my giveaway if you're into handmade soap)

Brittani Louise said...

I love the wreath! Did you make it yourself? If so, what did you use besides the wreath??

Shellbelle said...

I am way behind on decorating for fall. I love your idea with the vinyl stickers on the pumpkins! Your pillows look great too.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Looks GREAT!! I really love your BOO pumpkins.....I remember when you did them last year:)

We are all set here.....now if I could just find my kids halloween costumes. Sarah keeps changing her mind.....I guess maybe a sign as to what we are in for in the years to come:)


Lisa

Courtney said...

Love your fall decor! I have had mine out for about 2 weeks now. This is my favorite time of year!

Courtney said...

Love your fall decor! I have had mine out for about 2 weeks now. This is my favorite time of year!

Courtney said...

Love your fall decor! I have had mine out for about 2 weeks now. This is my favorite time of year!

Jo said...

I'm getting there ~ I glazed pumpkins and gourds this evening for our Oktoberfest party.

Jo

MegJill said...

Your felt pillows are adorable! Seriously, they make me want to make some just like yours. Love the cat one especially. Actually, all of your fall decor is cute and fun to see! I love your style.

Lisa & Gerald said...

Oh us too..we have started putting up a few things slowly getting there..hope you have a great night..

Ruby Red Slippers said...

(What were you reading that was SO good??!!)
I have decorated!
I love all you did-I remember the BOO pumpkins from last year...I need to do that, too this year!

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

great Fall decor! that gourd is just too pretty! you've got some serious talent, girlie!

Angie said...

I love those pillows! They look just about right for my sewing abilities, too! Off to find my scraps of felt..

Kimm at Reinvented said...

There's nothing like an excited child to motivate the holiday decorating! I LOVE those pillows.

sherri said...

Hey I'm inspired to go to 'ole Goodies now and search for some gently used gourds! Cute!

Erica said...

Will you please post about where you found the little pumpkins that are in the clear candle holder jar? I have looked at Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Wal Mart, but have had no luck.

I'd also like to get some cranberries for Christmas. Any suggestions would be GREAT!

Thanks,

Erica

Christina said...

Love all of your warm fall touches. I particularly love the little pumpkins in the glass vase. Those are adorable.

Love the pillows too. I need to get my daughter to make something like that. She would love it.

Jamie said...

Everything looks so great! I still love your Halloween advent clock!!!

Flax and spindle said...

I LOVE the wreath!!

Rambling Girl said...

Great looking fall decor! I love the gourd...no telling what we all can find in thrifting days!

starblinkee said...

Your house is all ready for the coming Halloween! Just look at your fantastic decors! It's the gourd that I find most attractive and unique of them all. I chanced upon these tiny pumpkins(varying in miniature sizes, the biggest of which is no bigger than the circumference of my palm) at a nearby grocery store and seeing your gourd sparked an idea...

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Answering a few questions:
The little pumpkins in the candle holder were from Target. Got them on clearance a few years ago! As for cranberries at Christmas, I have not found any fake ones, but I am sure they are out there. I usually use real cranberries because I find they can hold up for the month or so that they are out.

As for the color that I painted my "Autumn" gourd, I think it was a color I mixed up on my own, using a few different paint remnants I had lying around. So I don't have a paint color to share on that one...Sorry!
:) Carrie

SoBella Creations said...

Great decorations!

We have put up our outside decorations. The girls love decorating for Halloween.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton for the answer on the little pumpkins!

Erica