A Little Autumn Decor

Hi everyone!

It has been rainy and chilly the last couple of days so, I am feeling the Autumn spirit. I hadn’t planned to do any Fall decorating for while yet. Well, to be honest, we had thought we were going to be moving into a new house either September or October. But, we just learned that it’s not going to happen until the first of the year. We are bummed but, we understand the owners reasoning.

With all that said and done, it frees me up to do holiday decorating here. I wasn’t sure we would be here and was kind of hesitant  to haul decorations out.

I decided to start in one little area of the living room. Just a small side table. Fortunately, this little table’s purpose is just to hold the lamp. It is not convenient for sitting down a cup or anything like that. So, it can be completely decorated.

Autumn 2011 002Yup, I like the explosion of leaves! I decided to use this wood lantern. I think the barn red color is a nice Fall shade of red. it was a summer clearance find at the Christmas Tree Shops. The round dark orange candle holder with stars thing was clearanced at TJ Maxx for .75 cents this past summer. Everything else is from the Dollar Tree.

Autumn 2011 004Autumn 2011 017I started with my recently thrifted brown with a leaf pattern suede placemats.  I showed them to you this past week on this post.

Autumn 2011 020I am so all about scattering leaves in the Fall. That is the first thing I think of when I think of Autumn, falling colored leaves. They make me smile!

Autumn 2011 027-tileA little glow.

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I like to decorate with basic autumn decor in September. October I will add a little Halloween here and there. And then November, down comes the Halloween and a few little Thanksgiving things are added to the Fall decorations. So, the basic Fall stuff stays up until December 1st.

Autumn 2011 039So, there you have it, my first Autumn decor.

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  1. Very nicely done! I love your lantern! I have a little thing for lanterns. Anyhoo, thanks for sharing. Found you via French Country Cottage. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/little-goodwill-finds.html

  2. The lantern is perfect for this and can be used in so many ways! I am going to pull out Fall decorations when I return from CA. Right now we are all enjoying the 'Cat' decor in honor of Charlie!
    hugs, Linda

  3. I'm all about Autumn decor at my house too. Your lantern is delightful.

  4. It's always nice to see the colors of autumn Diann! I've brought out a few things too, it always feels very warm and welcoming:@)

  5. This makes me ready for fall! Pretty! They just put in a Christmas Tree Shop store where I live and I so love it!

  6. I just realized it is Friday!
    Although it may be a little disappointing not to be in the new place for this years major holidays it gives you the chance to say goodbye to this home in style.
    I am still very happy and excited for you and the move!

  7. I love autumn. Your lantern is perfect. Everything looks great.


  8. I like the lantern and the touches of red. You're off to a good start. All I've done is my few touches in the kitchen. Slowly but surely.....

  9. Sorry to hear your move has been delayed until the new Year. As much as I love your Autumnal decorations I am far from ready for Autumn.

  10. Dianne your decorations are awesome! I love the lantern!

  11. Just beautiful...nice decorations!

  12. Your fall decor is gorgeous, I haven't done much, yet.But your lovely post has inspired me.

  13. Hi Diann...

    Ohhh...I love it, Girlfriend! Your beautiful autumn vignette just makes my heart sing! I love your red lantern...that is awesome and it makes such a stately centerpiece for your pretty vignette! Thank you for sharing your autumn pretties with us, dear friend! It's autumn delicious!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Sweetie!

    Love ya,

  14. Ooops...I really can spell my name right!


    Love ya,

  15. I love the lantern! I am ready to put my fall decorations up now! This is so beautiful!

  16. Diann,
    It looks lovely! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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