Saturday, October 10, 2015

Where to begin ~

A few days ago I brought my autumnal decorations up from where they were stored in the basement. It's always fun to open the boxes and be surprised at some of the things you had forgotten you have, such as these sunflowers. I don't think I have ever used them before and they really are quite pretty.

Once the boxes are all unloaded and sorted through I am always faced with the dilemma of where to start. So like probably everyone else, I went to my photos of previous years for some inspiration. I decided to share them with you.
There is the box I made out of scrap lumber last year. I really enjoyed using it to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas. It might not be in the same place this year, or with the same things in it, but I will definitely be using it somewhere...maybe in the dining room.

Kitchens are my favorite place to decorate for the holidays, it's just so easy. This shelf is a perfect example, everything seems to look good here and by turning the jack-o-lantern around and adding a few details I can use it into Thanksgiving.

Most of the time I have white dishes in this cabinet but these Apple dishes go perfectly with the fall season and it's nice to have the chance to use them.

Also in the kitchen my blackboard has been sitting empty waiting for this little ghost and a big BOO! This is so simple and yet one of my favorites...picked up from Martha Stewart, I think.

 I did the tiered stand a couple of years ago and I might repeat it this year. It adds a bit of elegance to the kitchen and I love using fruit in this way. But I will put it on the sink under the window instead of on the table.

And finally, a flag to send everyone a holiday welcome. This needs no changes, it is perfect where it is.

So, some of these ideas I will be duplicating but much of the fun is changing it up, doing the same thing year after year could get very boring.

Are you having fun with your seasonal decorating...I hope so.


  1. What a treat to see some of your previous decor, it is all so lovely! Love your header, too!
    I can't wait to see what you choose from all the treasures!

  2. Loved seeing your previous posts. All of your decorations are great and it will be fun to see your new decor.
    Great job on your box you made.

  3. I just love your decorating style and enjoyed seeing your Falls from the past. I love that box you've made! Hope all is well in your world.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. All your decorations are so beautiful an so cozy I like you center pcs on your table and the box !!!!
    Have blessing Fall

  5. Beautiful decorations to warm up your home! I learned your tip from last year about turning the jack-o-lanterns around so they can be used all the way through thanksgiving. I'm very impressed by your carpentry skills...I have never put together anything with wood and nails! I love your chalkboard!!!!

  6. Love the cute little ghost! Adorable!

  7. Have fun changing things up! Such beautiful vignettes.

  8. Just beautiful, Adrienne! Love your touches and the way you put together your lovely timeless vignettes.

  9. Just beautiful, Adrienne! Love your touches and the way you put together your lovely timeless vignettes.

  10. Like you, I like to dig out my box of decorations and rediscover what I have. I don't pull them all out. I agree with you: it's fun to change things up a bit from year to year. I like your wreath hanging in the window. I may steal that idea for my kitchen window. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. As usual, everything is beautiful at your house this Fall!!! I LOVE the box you made Adrienne! You have got to be one of the hardest workers I know my dear!
    Your photos are beautiful and so, so full of color.
    sending hugs...

  12. I don't have much in my new home to decorate with...I think I must have left all my fall decor behind when i got divorced. This is inspiring and I look forward to growing my collection for years to come.

  13. It seems I'm forever catching up! I'm so glad I can stop by and see what I've missed. Loved seeing your Fall decorating memories. I still need to do some in my home. I'll be back to catch up more. I always love stopping by to see what you have to share.


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