phenomenal fall favorites series
Thanks for stopping by! I just finished up Modern and Rustic Fall Tablescapes, part 5 of the “Phenomenal Fall Favorites” series. So naturally, the next and final post for this series is Delectable Desserts for Fall! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we all need that yummy recipe that’ll satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. And so in this post, I hope you find that “special” one…just in time for your gatherings with family and friends!
And my favorite… 🙂
Well, there you have it…lots of delicious recipes for all your parties and get-togethers! Is your mouth not salivating right now??!! Mine sure is! If you decide to test any of these recipes out, I’d love to hear all about them!
Also, if you’d like to see all 6 posts in the “Phenomenal Fall Favorites” series, click here for the compiled list.
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Hey friends, and thanks for stopping by! Now that I’ve finally shared our diy, farmhouse-styled master bathroom makeover on the blog, we can return to our regularly scheduled series….Today, it’s all about rustic and modern Fall tablescapes, part 5 of the “Phenomenal Fall Favorites” series! You’ll see lots of plaid blankets, antlers, candles and more plaid blankets! (Here’s a hint: I just might have a slight obsession with plaid…especially during this cozy season. Ha!) (If you missed part 4, “Beautiful Fall Mantels,” then please click here for some crazy-good inspiration!)
Be prepared to get seriously inspired, because this post is loaded with gorgeous table settings and centerpieces!
First off, let’s focus on this rustic tablescape at Tone on Tone Antiques. So in love with this monochromatic setting. To keep the neutrality from looking flat, the blogger chose to use different textural elements, such as antlers, hydrangeas, white pumpkins and candles. A beautiful variety of accessories that go oh-so-perfectly together.
Here’s a look at Liz Marie’s beautiful tablescape. I love how she used fringed dish towels as her placemats. And notice the vase filler…white beans (a very inexpensive option!)! Also, I love her diy chalkboard table runner.
Isn’t Allison’s dining room at The Golden Sycamore just gorgeous?! This plaid fabric scrap turned table runner wasn’t even hemmed. I’m all about any project that’s quick and easy! Also, the tablecloth underneath the runner is actually just a dropcloth. I love to hear about how others repurpose items!
Loving this simple, yet eye-catching, tablescape at Dreamy Whites Online. The ironstone plates, the rustic bread board, plain glasses, plaid fabric, textures from nature….Doesn’t it make you want to drop by and relax at her table? These accessories are everyday items that most of us already have in our homes. How lovely is that?!
Loving this budget-friendly, neutral setting at the blog, Bless’er House. Simple and refined. Rustic and elegant. Oh, and if you happen to stop by her blog, she gives a detailed list of her purchases for this jaw-dropping autumnal decor.
I’m smitten with Finding Home Online’s creative, rustic table. That old wooden box is something to behold. Its patina is gorgeous! She filled her box with an ironstone pitcher, wheat and pinecones from her backyard, pears, pumpkins and apples. A perfect combination.
And here we are again at Liz Marie’s most recent Fall centerpiece. Don’t you just love that door that she repurposed into a table top?! And just a few faux pumpkins, along with outdoor greenery, look so pretty in her vintage dough bowl.
And I just love the simple and rustic tablescape that Holly Mathis put together! The mixture of plaids and the natural elements are stunning! And how about those dishes? She mixed both modern and traditional plates.
Here’s another fabulous tablescape designed by Jen at City Farmhouse. Wowee! How about that plaid blanket stacked with the craft paper — love it! And those gold lanterns add the perfect touch of glamour in this rustic setting.
I love Lindsay’s stylish autumnal table at The White Buffalo Styling Co. blog! She actually decorated her table based off of her floral fabric napkins. That’s a great way to start when trying to decide what colors to bring into your tablescape. I also love how she used wood chargers and vintage green glasses, along with her ticking fabric runner.
This rustic, yet refined, tablescape at Home Remedies Rx is so simple to put together! Faux pumpkins of various sizes and outdoor greenery, along with a table runner, create a fun ambiance when it comes to styling a beautiful table!
And yet another Fall tablescape from the beautiful blog, Dreamy Whites Online. I have such a weakness for French grain sack anything, so it was love at first sight with this vintage runner. 🙂 And notice those fun French baker’s cups that are sitting on each ironstone plate. The blogger filled these adorable cups with flax seed to hold the candlesticks in place.
And lastly, in case you needed a little “brush up” on the proper placement of each piece, here is a very helpful description.
So what do you think of this post, part 5 of the “Phenomenal Fall Favorites” series? Which of all these tablescapes and centerpieces is your favorite? I hope you’ve been inspired to use an idea or two in your own home!
And don’t forget to check out my last post in this fun series. Part 6 is next –“Delectable Fall Recipes.” I promise that you’ll find some tried-and-true recipes to make for your friends and family this Fall. (My favorite recipe in this post is the S’more Cups recipe that friends and family ask for time and time again! I guarantee that your peeps will, too!)
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Hey y’all, and welcome to part 4 of the “Phenomenal Fall Favorites” series! Today, we’re talking all about beautiful Fall mantels. If you missed part 3 — “10 Gorgeous, DIY Fall Wreaths” — click here for some amazing and creative autumnal decor!
I hope you’re inspired as much as I am to add more touches of autumn to your home for this beautiful season!
Loving these pretty neutrals on this mantel…the copper, the gilded mirror, the white pumpkins, the acorns, the greenery. All against a white backdrop. So simple, yet so elegant!
And how gorgeous is this mantel?! So many unique items in this pic came from a thrift store or her backyard….Just goes to show you that you can totally make your mantel look stunning under a tight budget! Also, the black chalkboard paint pops against all the white…and the DIY muslin garland acts as a gorgeous finishing touch!
This next mantel also contains thrifted items and bits of nature from the blogger’s own backyard. I love the beautiful DIY paper-feather wreath! Notice, also, the symmetry of the decor on the mantel — branches tower the fun taxidermy on either side of her fireplace!
Take a moment and observe the details on this mantel in the picture below….Everything’s neutral and can remain with the changing seasons, except a couple of items — the pumpkin chalk art and the lantern filler. Genius! I also love her diy book-page wreath. I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of that style! (And if you’d like to find out how to make such a wreath, check out my easy tutorial!)
Below is our mantel from last year. It was full of natural elements (pinecones, antlers, and real and faux pumpkins) and thrifted items. The silver pitcher is actually from Restoration Hardware, but I bought it at Goodwill for $2! And I made the DIY mossy “B”…a simple project that took a mere 5 minutes. The wood charger and the bust came from Hobby Lobby, and the faux birch-bark candle holders came from my sweet mama. The DIY garland was just a spool of pompoms hot-glued to pre-cut canvas shapes from Michael’s. I then used a sharpie to write the word FALL and then glued the fabric flowers onto either end. Easy peasy! It’s definitely not perfect, by any means, but it helped to tie everything together.
And how fun and unique is this mantel?! Everything on this shelf was under $6 per item! So cool.
I love this simple collaboration of decor on her faux mantel. So pretty! And those gold dots on the pumpkins are actually stickers. (On a sidenote, the word “grace” conjures up the awesome truth of God’s unmerited favor toward us sinners, on receiving His wonderful forgiveness and then in turn, showing forgiveness to others. Yes! If you have any questions about God, the bible or salvation, I’d love to share with you what God has done in my life! There is such wonderful freedom in Christ!)
What do you think about this decorated mantel? She incorporated lots of neutrals that can transition with the change of seasons. All she’ll have to do is simply replace a couple of Fall pieces with Christmas ones! Bingo!
Love this mantel and how this blogger thought outside the box and used very unconventional, yet super cool, items that give that space a “collected over time” feel.
Look at the pretty colors and fun details of this mantel!
I love how this blogger incorporated beautiful, antique silver with old book pages that have such a pretty patina. And that glass-less window has the perfect aged look to it!
This neutral mantel dressed up for autumn is so fun! Those white pumpkins came from the dollar store and were transformed with a little paint! And let’s not forget the bottom of her fireplace — the cozy plaid blanket, the old wooden box, the galvanized bucket holding the birch logs…Love it!
Well, you have just viewed 12 inspiring mantels. Whew! Those were some gorgeous vignettes! Which was your favorite? Are you inspired to decorate for Fall yet?
Up next in the line of the “Phenomenal Fall Favorites” series is part 5, “Rustic Fall Tablescapes.” You don’t want to miss this post!
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Hey y’all, and thanks for stopping by today! Before we begin, I wanted to remind you to stop by and say hey on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest, so you don’t miss another post! I always love to hear from my readers!
Welcome to part 3 of the “Phenomenal Fall Favorites” series! Today, I’m sharing with you lots of easy diy wreaths for Fall! Since I just posted all about gorgeous autumnal front porches (part 2), naturally, this was what had to come next! I hope this post will inspire you, yet again, to enjoy decorating for this beautiful season.
Look how pretty this apple wreath is! And I love how the blogger hung her wreath on a rustic chalkboard.
This book-page wreath with chalk art in the center produces a big impact! And did I mention how easy this type of wreath is to make yourself? I’ve dedicated a whole blog post to making such a wreath, too.
And what are your thoughts about this cotton-ball wreath? I LOVE it, and the good thing is that it costs only $3.50 to make. What??!! So fun!
And how about this cute diy paper wreath? I love that you can choose the specific paper you personally like.
This diy pumpkin-patch wreath is so easy to make, and I love the bold color palette!
And how gorgeous is this simple diy, neutral fall wreath?! You won’t believe what fabric she used!
And wow. Look at this stunner of a wreath that was made with felt and yarn. Loving that bold pop of yellow against the black door, and I love it that she stuck with just one color.
This corn-husk wreath sits center-stage as a beautiful show-stopper!
Check out this gorgeous wheat wreath! Very chic!
And last, but not least, this rustic, diy acorn wreath is stunning!
I love all of these wreaths so much, it’s gonna be hard to make a decision as to which one I should make this year for our front door. Have you made any fall wreaths lately? I’d love to hear about them and see pics!
And if you’re interested in checking out the rest of the “Phenomenal Fall Favorites” series, I’ve included a roundup that includes links to all 6 posts. (Click here.) Or, if you’re like me, and you want to take it one step at a time, check out my next post (part 4) in this series: “Beautiful Fall Mantels.” (Click here.)
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Hey y’all! I’m glad you could join me for Part Two of the “Phenomenal Fall Favorites” series! Today, our focus is on making a welcoming front door for this colorful season. (If you missed part 1, “Thrifty and Rustic Fall Essentials for the Home,” you can click here to see that post.) I hope you’ll be as inspired as I am as we take a look at some gorgeous Fall porches!
How cute are these painted pumpkins?! So simple, yet so eye-catching! I also love the use of these vintage, galvanized accessories!
Loving the abundance of white pumpkins, the height varieties and the old crates!
What’s not to love about Liz Marie’s front porch? I’m in love with her church pew! And the way she added accessories through texture is right on. Her pillows, basket, leather ottoman, and throws all mix perfectly with the natural elements that she’s used!
How cute is this front door?! The chalk art, the crates, and the pinecone garland are so much fun….Did I mention how much I love those crates?! So pretty!
And how about this vintage box with a colorful mum inside? Such a simple, rustic touch!
My goodness, this porch is stunning. And her colors are not your typical autumnal palette, but the soft white mixed with the different blues whisper, “Come and sit awhile. Curl up under this cozy blanket, lean back against the fluffy pillows, and listen to the crickets making melodies and the gentle breeze blowing through the crisp leaves.” Aaahhh. Okay, so maybe that sounded a little cheesy, but still, don’t you agree that this space is calling your name?!
This inspiring porch is filled with beautiful colors…from the flowers, to the furniture and pillows, to the pumpkins and old window.
I love the simplicity of these pots with the mums! And her striped rug adds a subtle hint of color.
And look at this beauty of a front porch. The leaves are all placed in just the right spot, and I love how she incorporated furniture with fun, neutral pillows — gives it the perfect touch! Also, notice the rustic picket fence, the pretty “farm” sign, and the vintage containers. Just beautiful!
And yet again, another inspiring front porch pic from Liz Marie’s home. Notice the different heights of her decor, the over-sized letter “G,” the vintage items, the fun fabrics and textures and the use of nature. Such beauty!
What, to you, makes an attractive porch that gets you in the mood for Fall? I’d love to hear your ideas!
And if you’re interested in Part 1 of the series, “Phenomenal Fall Favorites,” be sure to check out my post on 7 Thrifty and Rustic Fall Essentials for the Home. There’ll be more in the coming days, from beautiful, fall wreaths to stunning tablescapes to yummy recipes to fun garlands…all for Fall! Hope to see you again soon!
Update: Part 3 of the “Phenomenal Fall Favorites” is up and running! And in that post, I’m talking all about gorgeous, diy wreaths for Fall!
Hey y’all! I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited for the upcoming fall weather! And with the changing of the temperatures comes the changing of my home’s decor. I mean, I absolutely love summer, but I also love a fresh start. Freshening up my home helps me to re-evaluate what I need to keep and what I need to purge.
So, with that fresh start, I’ve begun an 6-part series called, “Phenomenal Fall Favorites.” (Click here for the roundup of all 6 posts.) I’d love for you to follow along with me for the next couple of weeks, as I present to you lots of the latest and greatest inspiring ideas when it comes to decorating your home!
So, let’s get to it. Today’s post is part 1 in the series, and it’s all about thrifty and rustic Fall essentials for your home.
1. COZY TEXTURES
Add layers of cozy textures…plaid or faux-fur throws, fluffy and soft pillows, and layers of rugs. Yes, there are very expensive items in this category, but you can totally do it under a tight budget! Consider Ikea and H&M for down-pillow inserts; thrift stores for blankets, throws; TJMaxx, Ikea, H&M and Urban Outfitters for rugs and pillow covers. Now, you can always shop thrift and antiques’ stores for every one of these items, but the stores I just listed for you have beautiful rugs and pillow covers for super-cheap prices! Also, there are tons of tutorials out there for diy pillow covers. (Here are a couple of tutorials….DIY Placemat Pillow Covers and DIY Pom Pom Pillow Covers.)
My favorite candles are the 3-wick candles at Bath & Body Works. Because they’re $22 each, I always wait to purchase them until they’re half off, and then I add a coupon to reduce the price even further, which ends up making them about $8 each. My favorite autumnal scents are “Sweater Weather,” “Leaves,” “Mahogany Teakwood,” and “Farmstand Apple.”
If you’d rather make your own candles, here’s a great DIY tutorial on “Pumpkin-Spiced” candles.
Also, another great tip for giving that fall-like ambiance in your home is to use flameless, battery-operated candles on a timer. Just set them to turn on automatically at a designated time each evening, and let your candles bring in a cozy, warm atmosphere! I promise, you’ll love it!
3. NATURAL ELEMENTS
Shop the outdoors, or more specifically, your yard, to bring in vibrant colors and some natural elements. Examples include acorns, pinecones, colorful leaves, pumpkins, cotton branches, moss, birch logs, and — my favorite — antlers!
Incorporate burlap into your decor. Its natural, textural element adds some definite Fall flair to your space! Plus, it’s very inexpensive, especially if you use a coupon at your local craft store. 😉
5. ANYTHING GALVANIZED
Examples might include barrels, trays, pots, pitchers, lanterns, chicken feeders….The list goes on and on! I recently did a post on how to “age” a plate rack from a brand new chicken feeder. (Click here for the easy tutorial.) Because we all know that a rustic, galvanized plate rack can cost an arm and leg, so why not make one yourself?!
6. CHALK ART
Incorporating chalkboards into your Fall decor is another rustic touch. Don’t have a chalkboard? It’s so easy to make one yourself….And it should only cost you a few dollars total! (Click here for the simple diy chalkboard tutorial.) Now to the fun part — diy chalk art. Check out the inspirational designs below. Just remember, if you don’t like to do your own chalk art, there are vinyls that you can add to your chalkboard (e.g. at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s), or you could always use a stencil for your chalkboard.
Examples include vintage crates, old kitchen linens and hotel silver. All of these fun ideas can definitely be found at thrift stores and antiques’ stores for fantastic prices!
Well, there you have it, friends — a list of 7 thrifty essentials for rustic, Fall decorating! What do you think about this list? How are you planning to decorate your home this year? I’d love to hear all about it!
The next post, part 2, in the “Phenomenal Fall Favorites” series is all about making an inviting front porch for Fall! There are six categories in the “Fall Favorites” series, and each post will have the next category. I hope you’ll check it out and let me know what you think.