Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall has arrived...

at our house. At least inside, outside it is still 100 degrees and can I just say that I am not happy about it. Every fall I ask myself why I live here. Fall is my favorite season of the year with summer being my least favorite go figure. But it is what it is and even if I can't enjoy fall outdoors (yet), I can bring a little bit of it inside to help me get into a festive fall mood. Now if only I could justify turning on my oven in this heat, I would make up some yummy loaves of pumpkin bread! So in honor of the first day of fall yesterday, here is what we did...

My shelf.

I just hung this up yesterday and I love it. The black frame, apple topiary and the grapevine wreath were all thrift store finds! The black frame was a lovely lime green when I bought it and I just painted over it, put new ribbon on it and used a vinyl letter C (our family monogram) to jazz it up. And how cool is that grapevine wreath?! I love that it is square and oval. Cute! The pinecone was a little souvenir from Tahoe!

My mantle:

Remember my pumpkins from last year? Here they are...I still love them.

My Table:

My dining table:
I made these pumpkins last year using this tutorial. So cute, easy and fun. I may have to make a few more this year as you can never have too many pumpkins ♥

My hutch:

My living/ dining room:

Notice the fan in the background?! I'm telling you it is hot!

Last years wheat pumpkin

Last but not least, my helper:

And with all of that, we are almost done! I still have a few fall projects in the works to finish off my fall decor. You'll have to stay tuned to see what they are!

Happy Fall!!!

4 fabulous comments:

Micah and Lindy said...

I love reading your blog. YOu ahve so many great ideas. I was just wondering if I could have that layout for the proclamation project you did a while back. My email is
Thank you so much

Andrea said...

It all looks great! Things are starting to cool down here and the leaves are starting to change. I wish you were here to enjoy it. Now I just need to motivate myself and get my fall stuff out. Can't wait to see what you have in the works for more Fall decor. By the way, the house next door is going into short sale. Just a thought!

Jen V - Flawed and Fabulous Crafts said...

I can't believe it's still so hot where you are! I am in New Mexico - you'd think that it's really hot here - but it's not. We are in the 60's just where I like it:)

I love all your decor! I've got to get to the thrift store!! I did see cool big grapevine wreaths at Walmart for $2.50 - I am kicking myself for not getting them the other day - I'll have to go back:)

ali said...

Everything looks great (like always!) I have been wanting to put up my fall stuff as well, maybe sometime this week. Wish you were here as well, hope it cools down there soon!