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-Wreath above our T.V. in the living room, from JoAnn Crafts.

-Wreath above our T.V. in the living room, from JoAnn Crafts.

Yesterday I was able to have lunch with my best friend in the world at an amazing Teriyaki place in Vancouver, WA… She had some extra time after lunch so I decided to finally do some shopping for fall decorations. It’s a little late, but I was on the fence about fall decor for a while. What changed my mind was remembering how much fun my sister and I had when we were younger, decorating the house for Easter, autumn, summer and Christmas. She would had us huge boxes filled with knickknacks, candles, baskets, fabrics, fake flowers and other goodies and my sis and I would go nuts. When my daughter is older, I would like to give her a chance to do the same thing.

Here are a few pics of the decorations :

I thought this “Autumn” sign was cute, but needed something, so I hacked off a few leaves and berries from other decorations, then wove them through the letters or put them behind. I love the owl, but my husband finds it scary. 🙂

Mantel shelf : Iron "Autumn" sign, JoAnn Crafts, ceramic owl, Fred Meyer. Loose leaves & berries, Michaels.

Mantel shelf : Iron “Autumn” sign, JoAnn Crafts, ceramic owl, Fred Meyer. Loose leaves & berries, Michaels.

I have a B.A. in English and my husband has a B.A. in Geography…that being said, it’s not shocking that we have a TON of books between the two of us. I love family photos, and these are up all year round. Instead of taking them all down like I do at Christmas, I decided to short of decorate around them with candles, pumpkins and other fall junk.

Above our Bookshelves :  mosaic candle holders, Pier1, large Leaves candle, Fred Meyer, Plastic decoratiove Pumpkins, TJ Maxx.

Above our Bookshelves :
mosaic candle holders, Pier1, large Leaves candle, Fred Meyer, Plastic decoratiove Pumpkins, TJ Maxx.

This is my favorite decoration, I think. I love the tiny bit of bling the sparkly leaves add to it. I was tempted to hang it above the T.V. instead, but it was just too small in that space.

Door Hanger, Home Goods.

Door Hanger, Home Goods.

I wanted a contained display and thought about filling a large mason jar, but I love the shape of jar- next year though, I think I’m going to hunt for a vintage hurricane lantern instead.

Apothecary Jar for a side table that I filled with leaves, acorns and pumpkins, Fred Meyer.

Apothecary Jar for a side table that I filled with leaves, acorns and pumpkins, Fred Meyer.

God, I hate our DVD racks. I LOATHE them. My husband won’t let me get rid of them though, so I have to work with it…we have 2, one on each side of our television. I decorated them identically.

Indian Corn Hangers with Leaves, JoAnn Crafts.

Indian Corn Hangers with Leaves, JoAnn Crafts.

There you go!

Happy Fall or Autumn or Whatever!

How did you decorate your home? Link your blog posts about it in the comments!!!

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