I love fall, it’s such a beautiful season. I love the color palette. With autumn officially setting in, I’m creating some centerpieces in my own home. One secret you may not know about me is that I don’t love loud Halloween decor. I love the combination of orange and black, but Halloween overkill makes me dizzy. As far as decor goes I adore changing out the house for the season and fall is one of the best. I like to combine Halloween and Thanksgiving decor when I can.
Through out fall I will share some of my favorite styling tips and projects for fall decor and entertaining and gift giving (did you see this table setting?). All the projects are simple and pretty and will make your home very festive with out looking like Halloween overload. The nice thing about decorating for both Halloween and Thanksgiving is that you simply remove the scary stuff early November and leave the rest. That is until you are ready for Holiday/Christmas Decor!
Centerpieces are my passion, here’s the one I did for my own dining table this week. As you can see it’s festive and fall-ish with a little Halloween flare.
– a collection of ceramic tureens or vessels, I like white or cream
– a selection of fall flowers, I used hydrangeas and they will dry nicely
– 3 small pumpkins about 4 inches in diameter
– 1 bunch of bittersweet branches
– dried thistle
– 1 black bird
Have fun with it! Layer as you go and let the process take over. Happy fall! Can’t believe it’s practically October… I spent the weekend in Chicago with some girl friends. It was perfect. More to come!
– flowers from my garden
– vessels from my collection
– black bird from MIchaels Craft Store
– pumpkins from Fresh Market