Fall decor is my favorite

22 Sep

Autumn is here! And that means fall decor is everywhere. I don’t really care for Halloween decorations, but throw in some colorful leaves and acorns, and I’m there. In fact, in just about every room in our home, you’ll probably see something with a leaf shape or design on it. I love leaves and natural tones all year.

Last weekend I pulled out the fall decor we had stashed away from last year and added a couple of leaf garlands, some silver and gold pumpkins and a new find from one of my favorite Etsy shops.

I changed the runner on the sideboard to one with leaves and added a small, darker wicker basket with an orange liner to the bottom shelf. I picked up the gray owl at Home Goods and arranged the garland in a bread basket we had. The candle in the center was on sale at Michael’s recently and I threw in some small pumpkins in various colors. I added some acorns to the glass hurricane on the right and popped in an LED candle. The autumn gem mix is from Pier 1 last year.



IMG_1194On the center of the mantel, I placed a large wooden platter my brother brought me from South Africa several years ago. It was perfect to place the other garland and a small hurricane in the center. Then, I worked out from there with some smaller pieces. I picked up the silver and gold pumpkins at Michael’s on sale as well.

IMG_1195There are lots of other little autumn touches around our house, including some pieces given to me by a good friend who also enjoys fall decor as much as I do. And I found this great letterpress from Ethelu’s Vintage and liked the fact that it’s not a typical, traditional decorative piece.

IMG_1191And here are a few other details scattered around our home. I crocheted the acorn coasters last year, and they’ve held up well.



photo (1)Remember the apples we got after the Applefest Scenic 5k? Even they make an appearance until we can eat them all. This is just one of the 3 lb. bags we got. I’m going to use the other to bake a warm cinnamon apple pie this week. 🙂

IMG_1196Some other fall details that you can’t see here are the scents we have throughout the house. Upstairs we have two scents in wallflower plug-ins and candles: Heirloom Pear and Sweater Weather, and downstairs we have two other scents: Flannel and Autumn. All are from Bath and Body Works, but Autumn is probably my favorite. All of these smell wonderful, but especially so when the windows are open and the cool air carries them throughout the house.

Do you decorate your home for fall? Do you make your decorations or buy them all? Any other yummy uses for apples?

The Lettered Cottage

Posted by on September 22, 2013 in DIY, Interior Design


5 responses to “Fall decor is my favorite

  1. Sandy

    September 28, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Love your fall decor. Where did you get the pattern for the acorn coasters, I would love to make some this year 🙂 thanks.

    • mypersonalcoffeebreak

      September 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Hi, Sandy! I bought the pattern from CrochetNPlayDesigns on Etsy with several fruit patterns, but I don’t see it in the shop anymore. I’m sure if you send a message to the shop owner, she might make one available for you! You could also try Ravelry. Someone else may have made these and it’s possible there’s another, similar pattern on there. I used cotton yarn for mine and they hold up really well. They’re fun for fall!

      • Sandy

        September 29, 2013 at 9:34 am

        Thanks so much for your help. I will check around on Ravelry and see if I can find anything.


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