Good morning Fall. It finally feels like Fall here in Dallas. After highs in the 90’s last week, it feels wonderful today.
Before I show you the last of my fall decorating, I have to share the Great Pie Survey Results. Last Wednesday, I posted a question on my Facebook page: What is your favorite fall pie? I couldn’t believe the results. Everyone has an opinion! And the winner is (drum roll):
Pecan 57% (different versions included but chocolate and bourbon leading the way) A note about Pecan; in Texas we pronounce it pee-kan. That is the official pronunciation.
*Some of the Others
Banana Pudding Pie
Thanks to you who voted!
More fall decorating
I knew I wasn’t finished decorating for fall last week. A few things just didn’t get done. And I didn’t use some of the cool things I bought in Roundtop. So another trip to Hobby Lobby ~ gosh, I wish that store was closer to my house ~ and another trip to Central Market, and I was finally ready to finish decorating the house. And now I can share with you.
And ~ this ~ is ~ it.
I really wanted to use the cloche that I bought at Roundtop. I had this little cup from a tea set that my mother-in-law gave me a few years ago. Orange polka-dots, how perfect for autumn? Some faux (I love that French word, sounds so much more sophisticated than “fake”.) fall berries, some walnuts and acorns, and there you have another little vignette (another French word). It’s just the right size for my little table in the living room.
Also, in our living room, I needed a little something for the coffee table. Rather than invent something new, I just repurposed this everyday centerpiece. You can read how I made it here.)
I found some scrap fabric that had a fall color scheme and I took the centerpiece from spring/summer to fall.
I bought some new styrofoam balls at Jo-ann’s and covered them with the fabric.
I kept the burlap and twine balls and added the new fabrics. Now I have a new centerpiece that fits the season.
If you read my Fall Decorating Inspiration from a couple of weeks ago, but might remember this cute project using mason jars.
A reader, Jennifer, decided to also use it as inspiration and sent me this picture of her project. She used a strawberry jam jar from Costco. Great Job, Jennifer!
I wanted another arrangement for the vassalier in our dining room. I had a galvanized tub and several plastic pumpkins on hand and I made this arrangement.
I just didn’t want anymore orange, so I used my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to transform the pumpkins. (You can see how I did that here.) I put some newspaper in the bottom to fill up the tub, placed the pumpkins in, and filled in with Spanish moss from HL and some faux berries. Then I made a bow from wired burlap ribbon from HL.
I love wired ribbon (also called French ribbon) because you can really make the loops on your bows and the tails move and stay where you want them. A popsicle stick always comes in handy.
And now I have another little arrangement.
And finally, I had to include our front door. I bought this door arrangement last year, bought some additional ribbon to match, and bought a door hanger at Jo-ann’s.
We’ve had these scarecrows, named Jack and Zack, several years ago. I added a couple of mini-hay bales from Hobby Lobby and a couple of those orange plastic pumpkins that I decided not to paint.
And now I ~ am ~ done. I have two weeks to totally enjoy before it’s time to switch out for Thanksgiving.
And here are a few more ideas for autumn that I wanted to share with you.
This pretty fall wreath from Harmony and Happiness.
And if you need to take a break from fall decorating or cooking, here’s some ideas for great Halloween movie watching from The Felicity Jar.
And if you need something to make your house smell really good during the holidays, try this recipe for potpourri from Winstead Wandering.
I hope that you have a delightful week and your weather is fall-ish.