Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Small Challenge...

Happy Fall Y'all!

This is the second full fall season we have lived in our new home.  While the fact that the house came move-in-ready, including the dishes in the cabinets and the gorgeous furnishings, I find it to be a challenge when trying to add a little of me to the decor.  The decor in our OK house reflects my favorite color, red.  This house is decorated in hues of blue and greens, perfect for a beach house but a bit of a challenge when it comes to decorating for different seasons.  This year I purposed to bring more of the fall colors indoors and have been pleased with the results.

I think the first area of every home that should be decorated is the front door or entry way.  It is the first impression guests have when they drop by your home.  Every season, I change the wreath on our front door.  I have made some and bought some.  This years wreath was inspired by two wreaths.  I found one last year in Southern Living and one this year on Pinterest.  I took the two ideas and combined them into one.

The formal dining room is a room we use each and every day.  I like to keep it decorated too as it is the first room you see as you enter our home.  The blue stoneware was already in the house but I have added the dark brown chargers I found at a decorating store for less than $20.00 for all six!  I was pleased to find the napkins in fall colors and the napkin rings in a drawer of a buffet in the breakfast room.  I am not 100% pleased with the end result of my centerpiece but just used what I already owned. I find the blue of the scarecrow's hat pulls all of the blue into the fall colors. 
These glass containers were already sitting on the kitchen island but were full of out-of-style potpourri.  I had been wanting to change them since the day we moved in but never found the perfect inspiration until Pinterest!  I used candles which were already inside and added the dried popcorn seeds, red beans,and split peas.  The sweet reminder to pray was purchased at Hobby Lobby. 

These little cuties were picked up at Hobby Lobby on a road trip last year to Asheville,  NC. Anytime we find a Hobby Lobby we are excited to stop and explore!  Our area doesn't have a Hobby Lobby making our crafting and decorating a challenge!

Using a base and some Spanish moss I already had,  this wreath was super inexpensive.  I found the mini pumpkins in the two-for-one bin at a local craft shop.  Bow making is not my thing but I found the satin ribbon easy to work with and think it adds some glam to the rustic style.  I was thrilled to find a black hanger at our local Wal-Mart and love that it blends right in with the black door. 

 Our area has had an unusually wet fall.  I have not had an opportunity to purchase and get into containers the mums, pansies, and ornamental cabbages that I have designed in my mind.  I hope the weather breaks soon and I have opportunity to get them planted so their roots can have a chance to get ready for the cooler weather I am sure will come to our town. Pictures of my outdoor decor will come when (and if) the planting is finished. 

How does your home change each season?  Did you decorate for the fall?   I read each and every comment and truly enjoy your ideas so please be sure to add yours to the comment section! 


  1. Hi Kim! I just stumbled onto your blog and wanted to visit! What a beautiful home you have...love the fall/harvest decorations! Looking forward to all of your future posts! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow me, too! God bless you!!!

  2. Shenita, I am so glad you stopped by! Thank you for your sweet words. I have visited your blog and have to say I just love YOUR fall decor and entry. You have given me some inspiration of how to add to my front porch! I tried to "follow" you but blogger must be having some issues so I will try again soon. Your blog is just as gorgeous as your home and I am anxious to read your future posts. Have a blessed day!

  3. Kim, I love your wreath and well pretty much everything you've done so far for fall. I so need to get a wreath made for our front door, but I want to paint it first. Hopefully this weekend I can tackle those projects. I agree with you that Shenita's home entry is gorgeous. Thank you so much for linking up -- I'll be doing this every Monday now. :)

  4. Hi Kim, great blog, and welcome to the world of Blogging! Love that pumpkin and all your decor ideas.

  5. Clydia and Savvy Seasons,
    thanks for dropping by! Thank you for your compliments, it is a challenge to decorate a home you don't own or didn't decorate but I always love a challenge!