Friday 25 October 2013

Decorating for Fall

Every year I look forward to decorating for Fall. I get out my Indian corn, my sheaf of wheat ( at least I think it's wheat. Maybe its barley?), and the ceramic pumpkins.  The artificial leaves and flowers and my quilted table topper, which I'd like to say I made but I'd be fibbing.  This year my son brought home a bag of horse chestnuts which I display in a pretty little bowl. I'll pack them away at the end of the season and see if they will still be okay next year.

 This "printer's box" is an idea I got from Pinterest. I have made a number of different ones that all sort of slip into this shelf.
 Horse Chestnuts. Pretty but totally inedible!

 Even the dollhouse gets some pumpkins and a tiny basket of apples.
A close-up look at the porch.

That's about it for my decorating. As you can see it's all in the dining room.  I do have pretty pots of fall colour on the front porch.  Unfortunately no pictures of them today. 

                                                     Granny Marigold


  1. Haven't a clue what horse chestnuts are or where one finds them but thanks for the idea, love the texture and deep rich color....thanks also because it brought to mind that I have an ice cream pail of Chinese lantern husks (is that what you would call them?) somewhere that I totally forgot about. Must go find them and put them in a basket on my table....beautiful seasonal decoration but not something that I would ever grow again - thug alert for anyone even considering it unless you have a large meadow where they can grow rampant!

  2. Hi from deepest North Wales ... way way across the sea. Welcome to blog-y world.
    Just love you Autumnal/Fall decorations. We dont tend to decorate for Fall the same here .. some do Halloween but thats about it ... I supose Christmas is our big thing.
    Looking forward to reading more.

    Vicky x