The kids added faces to theirs.
Have you seen those lighted grapevine pumpkins at Pottery Barn? I just love them! I was lucky enough to snag this one at a garage sale this summer for $2. It is so pretty and sparkly at night.
I painted a thrift store silver tray with chalkboard paint and added a halloween "eek!" I like to use things that I don't have to pack away after fall is over. My goal this year was to simplify. I am still changing and decorating my house in general since we have been here for just 2 years. I didn't want to create much more work for myself by having to pack and unpack a lot more stuff, so I pared down and kept it simple. Having 3 kids with different schedules has also inspired simplicity!
My simple, orange-free fall mantle. Oh yeah, I painted my bricks white this summer and painted my mantle "Contented" by Sherwin Williams. I like how it lightened up the space and added a little color. It took lots of color testing to come to this mantle color. I might add a glaze to it. We will see...
I love me some crows!
The spider is a vinyl decal and is easy to remove.
I found this wood crate at a garage sale for $2, so I filled it with pumpkins (wish they were white), pine cones, indian corn, a few leaves, and put some blue glass jars in the center. I lined the bottom with burlap. This is my simple dining room centerpiece that will last through Thanksgiving. I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, so I have a jumpstart on the table decorating...
I did not sell my tiered stand at the barn sale last month, so I added some fall berries, and glittery pumpkins and gourds to it in my kitchen. My friend Elise and I made the book page bird using this tutorial. They are intended for Christmas use and the link is to a book page ornament (so cute!), but I use mine all year round.
Hope I inspired you to keep it simple and relax this fall! Happy Decorating!