Monday, September 12, 2011

Touches of Fall

I have a rule for myself for fall decorating because I don't like to rush the summer away. Fall is my favorite season so I really have to force myself to be patient and wait to break out my decorations. So, my rule is that when I see the leaves on our huge maple tree in our front yard starting to change colors, that's when I can start decorating. :) And look what I happened to see last weekend!



I made the bunting with twine, burlap, mums, and silk leaves.


I covered one of my son's sand buckets with burlap and a grosgrain ribbon, and hot glued silk leaves to the sticks.









I never realized I had so many pumpkins!




Vintage decorations my mom gave me years ago.

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE

 

79 comments:

  1. I love it all. Thanks for the Fall inspiration.

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  2. I love the banner you made! I'm going to have to copy that. Thanks for sharing at DIY Showoff!

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  3. Your decorations are great, beautiful.
    I'v followed your blog, and I invite you to follow mine. Thank.

    indonesiatooverseas

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  4. love your touches of fall so welcoming and fun come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  5. Really like that burlap wrapped bucket. Simply elegant and an easy to do project. Inspired. :)
    Pam

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  6. You have some fantastic decorations! We don't tend to change our decorations for the season (exception being Christmas!) but it's always awesome to see what other people do :)

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  7. Your fall decorations are lovely!! I love the burlap banner!

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  8. I am in love your burlap banner. I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" your idea to make one of my own :o) Very nice vignettes. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Don't you just love fall? Your decor looks beautiful. I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at www.laughloveandcraft.com. I'm your newest follower.

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  10. It's all so rustic and earthy... everything about it says autumn! andrea @ townandprairie

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  11. I totally love the burlap flag garland. The rest of everything is great too.

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  12. NICE! Would love you to come by and share at Market Monday.http://mollysusanstrong.blogspot.com/2011/09/market-monday-fall-fall-everywhere.html

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  13. Visiting from NTT. Your fall decorations look great! Really love the burlap ...so creative!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  14. It all looks beautiful! I really love the burlap over the sand bucket - very smart! If you get a chance I would love it if you could share this at my party, The Creative Spark, tomorrow night. Enjoy the season!
    Jenn :)
    www.cleanandscentsible.blogspot.com

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  15. Beautiful and fun! Love the burlap banner and the fact that you were able to create these with a lot of things you already had on hand!

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  16. Love the burlap and the ribbon bucket! I am on such a burlap kick...I will have to copy this idea!

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  17. Love all of your fall decor. You created such lovely vignettes and I love the use of the burlap and the fall foliage. Always so perfect for the season. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  18. I'm visiting from Eisy Morgan...LOVE all your fall decor! I cannot wait to decorate my home for the coming season!! Great job!

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  19. The burlap is just perfectly done. I have been biding my time as well, but I am so ready for fall and can't wait to do a little bit of fall fluffing.

    Nice visiting with you.

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  20. Love the burlap sand bucket with the twigs! I was planning to make some bunting out of burlap. I was going to stencil the word FALL on it, but now that I've seen your leaves, I may have to copy you. All of it looks fantastic!

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  21. So you are in the fall mood also. Don't you just love everything about fall and esp. the colors. Great photos. I am coming from a linky party. First time visitor, drop by my blog for a visit, Kathy

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  22. Nice! What a simple yet fun bunting!!

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  23. Hi Melissa,
    I found you on At Home with K Terrific Under 10 Tuesdays. I LOVE your Fall decor and will most likely be copying several ideas - especially the burlap banner and the sticks with leaves!
    Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity!
    Melissa

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  24. Hope you will share and link up at BAcon Time too on Friday. So cute, I am going to have to get my Fall items out of the garage.

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  25. I just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring late ron at Blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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  26. Love! Thanks for sharing. i so appreciate it!

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  27. I just love your banner. I have the supplies on hand so i may just be a copy cat and make one for myself! ;) Thanks for the idea! Your fall decorations look so lovely.

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  28. Love it, I'm going to have to 'borrow' your bunting idea, looks wonderful!

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  29. I love your decor! That burlap bunting is adorable

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  30. Love your fall decorating ideas...especially the banner. So glad I found your blog...I'm your newest Follower.
    Happy Fall,
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  31. Your things are beautiful! On MANY occasions I've clicked your projects on link parties only to find myself at your blog. LOVE!

    Dana
    craftedniche.wordpress.com

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  32. Such pretty decorations, Melissa! Fall is my favorite season, too! I like that you take your cues from the leaves changing colors. ;)

    Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday again this week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  33. Love your bunting, Melissa! and how you covered your son's pail with burlap. I've seen some planters outside covered in burlap and really love the look! Great job!

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  34. I am not ready for fall - but your decor makes it more & more inviting! oxox

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  35. Love the bunting, what a great idea! I like all your pumpkins, your turkey - enamel pitcher (please mail to me when you're finished with it :) and the twig pumpkin - oh I don't know how to choose my fave, it's all great!

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  36. Wow...this certainly does get me in the mood for fall!

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  37. I love all your decorations, but that bunting is great! Really inspired me! xo,

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  38. I had to look pretty hard for those leaves hidden among all that green but it was there! That rule would work for me, too, if I could ever expect any color here in FL. I'll just use the leaves on your tree instead because I usually use the "October 1" rule and I'm in a hurry this year. I'm going to dig out my fall decor right now! You have inspired me. All of your things look so pretty!

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  39. Very cute. Love the vintage ghost. Thanks for posting at the Rhinestone Beagle!

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  40. How adorable!! I especially love the bunting with the fall leaves on it. It would be perfect for my mantel and with a name like The Gunny Sack it sounds like the perfect fit :) I would love for you to add this to my link party on Monday!

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  41. Wow...I am pinning these and putting them on my FB page! Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

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  42. Your darling photos make me feel the nip of crisp Fall air on my nose. Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from My Romantic Home Linky Party tonight :D

    Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  43. Love it! Thanks for the indpiration!
    *hugs*deb

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  44. I'm guided by nature with my decorating too. There are new hydrangea shoots on my trees so I am now de-Falling and starting to get ready for summer!

    Lovely post-thank you!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha

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  45. Your fall touches are just beautiful and I seriously love that you used your son's sand bucket! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  46. Love it! I am visiting from Home and Family Friday

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  47. Oh, if I waited till leaves started turning, we would have to put fall up together with Christmas! Sad sad sad! That's Texas life for you I guess!

    I really like your burlap bunting, but I love the stick topiary thing with the silk leaves stuck on! So clever and frugal!!

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  48. It is falltastic! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence!

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  49. Whata cute banner!!! Looks like fall has come to your home!

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  50. Oh my gosh, love that old coffeepot with the fall foliage and the banner is just adorable!! so glad you linked up with VIF, xo Debra

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  51. So many cute things! I love your decorating style!

    Lorrie

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  52. Fall is my favorite time of year too. Great decorating inspiration. So festive.

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  53. How cute and beautifully done! Found you via So Fabulously Flawed. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/voice-studio.html

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  54. Hi Melissa! I am having so much fun seeing all the pretty Fall decor. Everything is lovely and I especially adore the banner. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and take care.

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  55. Me again! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this tomorrow - just love it! Have a great weekend!
    Jenn :)

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  56. I'll be featuring your bunting again on my blog tomorrow. Just wanted to let you know:>

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  57. Great ideas! I am going to copy that burlap banner. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Hi Melissa! I love your fall post and have the fall decor bug myself. Your post is a feature post at this weeks Savvy HomeMade Monday since it was so popular last week!

    http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/blog-party-8/

    Thanks for partying!

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  59. You were the most viewed link over at Time to Shine this week!!!! http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/09/time-to-shine-features-no-35.html

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  60. I love your fall decor on a budget! It gets me inspired to do the same! I featured you decor on this week's Terrific Under Ten!

    http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/2011/09/terrific-under-ten-tuesday-30.html

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  61. I love the bunting! Everything looks so wonderful! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

    Deanna@DeelitefulCreations

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  62. This makes me really excited for Fall and for sweater weather!

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  63. This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

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  64. That is what I do. But, I can find leaves the color of fall in late July! That is how ready I can get for fall! LOL Thank you for linking up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  65. I am adoring your fall decor. Thank you for the motivation to get mine up. thank you so much for linking up to my party Show and Share! hope to see you again this week!

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  66. So lovely! I am featuring you at my party this week, up in a few:)

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  67. Everything looks wonderful! I love the bunting. I am trying not to rush each season away. So, I am also taking my time decorating for Autumn. Thank you for joining TF and have a fun day. Sorry so late visiting!

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  68. I love all of your fall touches! Great way to bring in the season.

    New follower coming over from http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com. Stop by and visit us! :)

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  69. Wow! I love ur blog!! Ur pics are amazing!!

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  70. Everything looks beautiful! I especially love the bunting! Thanks so much for linking up! I will be featuring this tonight! :) Hope you have a fabulous weekend! :)
    Crystal
    Homemaker in Heels

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  71. I love your blog first of all!!! I made the bucket with fall leaves today and I have to say it is so pretty. I used what I had to cut down on my cost...so I had used a dark brown printed fabric and a beautiful orange ribbon with leaves on it that I already had. I think it turned out great. Thanks for such a simple yet fabulous fall way to decorate.

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  72. Thanks for this sharing this at last Monday's "What In The Gunny Sack?" link party! Welcome back to this week's party!

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  73. You have been featured on Monday Funday. Come grab a button. http://melsdaisypatch.blogspot.com/2012/10/monday-funday-6fall-decorations-and.html

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