I am not an elaborate fall decorator. I tried that once before. It stressed me out and nothing really looked that great, so I said to hell with it. So for the past couple of years, all I’ve really done in terms of fall decorating is toss a few painted pumpkins with glittered stems here and there. It’s worked out really well in my past fall decorating.
This year though, the Circus had other plans.
The painted pumpkins literally graced my living room, dining room and kitchen for no longer than her nap time one afternoon. She then woke up and proceeded to take every last pumpkin and spread them throughout her room. Besides the ones you see on the shelf above, she also lined five of them across the top of her headboard. However, after they continually kept falling on her head when she went to bed, she relinquished possession of those.
Luckily, her nap time was just long enough for me to at least get the pictures of the fall decorating, even though my house looks nothing like this now. In fact, you can see my real life home tour where I air all my dirty laundry here.
If you’re coming over from Debbie at Refresh Restyle, welcome! I just love Debbie to pieces. She has me laughing every time I see her and tells me how good I look. I really want her to be my mom, so I can call her up everyday and she can tell me that over and over again even if I am sporting a paint covered t-shirt. Also, Debbie is like a fall decorating queen, so in no way will my fall decorating live up to hers. Girl can rock a pumpkin like nobody’s business. I mean, did you see her Goodwill pumpkin makeover? Her pumpkin game is on point.
Without further ado, I present to you my fall home tour – before the Circus was awoken from her nap….
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Y’all won’t believe this, but I was actually able to pull off a semi-decent tablescape this year.
Tablescapes have never been one of my strengths. This year though, I managed to get somewhat lucky and do a decent job of one.
I used my purple napkins with green monogramming on top of my navy with green rims Kate Spade plates. We call those the Lambda Chi napkins as they are the colors of my husband’s fraternity. I did not realize what I had done when I had them monogrammed, but they made a big hit with Grunt Labor. I totally let him think I did it on purpose. #sneakysneaky
I made those ribbon wrapped pumpkins from Dollar Tree pumpkins years ago. They are still one of my favorite little fall crafts. The vase is actually a brass pitcher from a thrift store. I tied in the colors of the napkins with the flowers. #watchmework
It wouldn’t be one of my fall tours without Elvis surrounded by pumpkins.
This year he opted for the burgundy ones.
The brass unicorn always demands a pumpkin during the fall as well. Therefore, another burgundy pumpkin and my DIY ampersand pumpkin graced her presence.
In the kitchen, I just popped a couple of pumpkins beside my Gone with the Wind quote art.
But the thing I’m most excited about for fall….
…is breaking out the red cowboy boots.
Up next in today’s tours is Heather from Setting For Four – she’s always got some goodies up her sleeve!
You can also see the full tour lineup below and catch up on any tours you might have missed!