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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Five Ways I Add Fall

When you live in the land of sun, sand, and 
surf, you have to create your own Fall. 
Changing seasons are a state of mind in South Florida.
1. Hang A Fall Wreath: 
A different wreath for each season creates 
a festive welcome. A simple grapevine or
 straw wreath is easily changed without 
making a new one each time. 
A 3M command adhesive hook works well
on metal and glass doors.
2. Dress Up The Table: 
Changing the centerpiece, table runner, 
and placemats is an easy start. 
Then I just add a few natural elements: 
pinecones, leaves, branches, and candles.
This was featured in Country Living.
3. Redo the Sofa: 
Change the pillows, add a colorful throw or
 quilt and you're done. I'll want to snuggle 
under a cozy throw at night anyway. 
I know Lucy does!
4. Change Your Entry
Mums from the garden center and colorful 
crotons, if you live in the South, instantly 
add Fall color. Choose a few more natural
 elements: Indian corn, pinecones, a bale of
 hay, or an old salvaged apple bushel basket
filled with pinecones. It all works. In 
October I add pumpkins and scarecrows. 
That will last through November. 
5. Fall Focal Point Vignettes: 
If you're lucky, you have a fireplace
 mantle you can decorate.
If not, it can be your coffee table, entry
 table, buffet, or anyplace that you see a lot. 
Give it that old Fall feeling. I Use cloches, 
apothecary jars, birdcages, lanterns, and
baskets...of course. Fill them with: acorns,
 corn, corks, mini pumpkins, gourds, or
anything found around the house
 with fall colors. 
I change the colors in my home by adding: 
red, gold, browns, and tans to my mostly blue
 decor. I begin by adding a little red or gold 
in September. To that I add orange in
October, and to those colors I add brown
 and tan in November. It's a layering of
colors. Most of the accessories are in
storage bins and I can bring in a little
each month. It all coordinates. 
I change my everyday dishes and the 
coffee station and mugs and the bed and
the kitchen counters and the doggie's dish
 and.....well you get the idea! FALL! 


Cheers!

8 comments:

  1. Rita, these are great tips and inspiration photos! Fall is my favorite season; and I love the rich, warm colors.

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  2. I'm trying to incorporate some fall elements into my blue, white and yellow bedroom. Challenging - but I think it will work out okay. :-)

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  3. Changing seasons are definitely a state-of-mind here in the AZ desert, and my mind chooses to go all out with Fall decor. I've never been a fan of the typical Southwest decor, choosing instead warm and earthy colors. I really could leave my Fall decor up all year round and not get tired of it! I really like your big bowl of pinecones and have one very similar as the centerpiece on my dining room table. I really like what you've done.

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  4. I've kept your post open all day! I'm going to write these points down in my journal tonight. I think it's a great way to inspire those of us that live in the South. I'm in Florida, too....but a little ways north of you! Happy Fall!

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  5. I love all of your ideas. I hope you continue to post your changes!

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. Rita, What a clever idea using a 3M Command adhesive hook on your leaded glass door. I'm going to "borrow" your idea to hang fall wreaths on my two leaded glass doors! You're always an inspiration!!! Thank you!

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  7. Do you also add fall decor outside and around your pool? if so, what do you add? candles or pumpkins? I am also from South Florida and love all of your ideas.

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    1. I do. I use pinecones and pumpkins. Most of my fall decor is inside. We Floridians need our Fall fix. XO

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