Fall Decorating

I’m usually not big into decorating for holidays other than Christmas but I’m learning that decorating your mantel is almost a requirement for a decor blogger.  Who am I to argue?

Here was our mantel for the summer…who am I kidding? Here is our mantel from the past two years…


Here is the mantel after a little fall decorating…(I love how it looks like Ike is chewing his bone in the fireplace)…





The faux pussy willow are from Wal-Mart (Better Homes and Gardens).  I had three people comment on how pretty they were as I walking around.  These comments made me question if buying the weeds was a smart decision.  The comments also made me realize why I don’t normally shop at Wal-Mart.  People in Target mind their own business.

The owl was from TJMaxx.  I have a bird phobia but these little cartoon owls get me every time.  I also loved the color. 

The pumpkins were from my basement…originally from Joann’s.

I know the mantel is a little bare in the middle.  I may have come up with a solution.  We’ll see.  I’ll keep you in suspense.

I also purchased two placements from Target. No one commented on how pretty these placemats were.  I love Target. I turned the placemats into pillows.


I just ripped a small hole (larger enough for my hand) in the seam and then stuffed some stuffing in it until it looked like a pretty pillow.  I then sewed them back shut.  Cost was ~$6 per pillow.  Awesome.  I’m obsessed.

The living room now says bring it on fall.  We’re ready for your dog snuggling, hot cocoa drinking, and new seasons of television watching!


Are you a holiday decorator?  Are you pumped for fall or sad to see summer go?