This time of year makes me think of Halloween and hayrides, backyard bonfires and bowls of chili, friends and football, caramel apples and crunch leaves.
Some of my very favorite ways to decorate my little house is to use what I have to bring the outdoors inside! I love these carved pumpkins on this candelabra! Instant votives to set the mood for your outdoor gathering.
What better floral arrangement for your table scape than a bunch of colorful Autumn leaves? I also love the side table in the background that displays pumpkins filled with greenery, catkins and mums. Autumn at its finest!
Of course who can resist the urge to purchase pumpkins during this festive season? I am a sucker for the bumpy, lopsided dis-colored ones that others pass over. They just seem to have more character to me and they are perfect for carving and poking little twinkle lights into to make vases or lanterns!
Big brambly wreaths on the front door, mums on the porch, pumpkins and gourds leaning lazily on the front steps! Welcome Fall!
Who says only floral wreaths and greenery can grace your stoop? This homeowner has embellished her entryway with pumpkins galore. Even on the wreath!
Autumn, to me, says candlelight...table lamps as opposed to overhead lighting....fires in the fireplace...the soft glow of an oil lamp.
Pumpkins under glass, in bowls, on shelves, displayed in baskets? Yes, please!
Don't forget to use old quilts as tablecloths, afghans draped over the arm of the sofa for instant snuggling, baskets of books for cozy nights indoors and a ticking clock.