That Reminds Me: Seasonal Home Decorating Ideas

Thoughts of fall have naturally brought about seasonal home decorating ideas, reminding me it is time to begin putting together ideas for a fall tablescape.

Noting a stunning pair of barley twist bar stools seen on Pinterest turned my thoughts to the pair of vintage barley twist candlesticks I know I have somewhere.

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Found the little darlings.

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Isn’t it funny how an image or an item in that image can initiate the decorative snowball effect?

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One Kings Lane

Textures, finishes, and color palettes evoke thoughts of warmth, coziness, and hominess- qualities so closely associated with cold weather days and nights

Decorative throws and pillows infuse a space with the look and feel of warmth.

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Candles in scents of the season treat the senses.

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Seasonal home decorating ideas often are inspired by the senses.

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The versatility and style is year-round, but there’s just something about a basket that is woven into the fabric of fall and winter.

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Forget the pie, this is my idea of a slice of pumpkin love!

Pumpkin, ginger, and cinnamon- from kitchen to table to home decor accessories to color palettes.

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Dering Hall

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In a few months from now I’ll be writing about how I can’t wait for spring flowers to bloom, summer colors, and there’s nothing better than the taste of barbecue.

For now, I’m looking forward to the first really cool night and the feel of a down comforter.

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Also on the fall treats list is the delicious scent of cloves and oranges throughout the kitchen and dining room, and the highly anticipated first taste of a pumpkin spice latte.  

Okay, now it’s your turn.

What is it that you hear, see, feel, smell or taste that reminds you of fall?

Love your style!

The Season Finale: The Fall Tablescape

My fall checklist is winding down.  The mantel is all gussied up, crotons and pumpkins line the front entryway, and cinnamon filled recipes have been prepared and joyfully consumed.  That “leaves” one decorative detail left to address.  Last on my fall to-do list but certainly not least is thefall tablescape.  I decided to reflect the simple, natural, and casual feel of fall throughout the tablescape.

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”

~Elizabeth Lawrence

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I find I am loving and using burlap in many of my decorative undertakings.  Burlap is inexpensive, natural, and an easy material to work with.  A couple of months ago I made throw pillows using  burlap sandbags from Tractor Supply. The form of the sandbag caught my eye and I filed the “eyedea” away in my mental Rolodex.  The affordable bags ($1 each) are perfect for making pillows!  The bottom and sides come sewn together with the top left open for filling.  The more I thought about it, the more I knew the bags would be perfect for another project I had in mind.  I was in full fall tablescape planning mode when burlap genius struck.

Nice burlap sandbag placemats, don’t you think?   I really like this low cost/high impact idea.

I utilized the top ties for securing the place cards.  Inspiration struck once again as I found the decorative feathers from Hobby Lobby.  I placed the feathers through the loop and tucked the ends into the side of the sandbag.  Dave the Builder tipped the pine cone with copper spray paint to give it the all important fall pop of color.

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The essence of fall-the pumpkin and the pine cone.

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The distinctive colors of the Staffordshire inspired Greyhound statues blend well with the deep, rich colors of the furniture and accessories.

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A decorative urn makes the perfect base for a pretty pumpkin centerpiece. Various types of squash, ornamental dried bundles, taper and flameless candles complete the center display.

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I include both a cloth and a paper napkin in my tablescapes.  It never fails that someone will ask me for the opposite of what napkin I originally set, so I am tablescape proactive.  It cuts down on the up/down time.  The backstory on the deal of the year salad plates is here.  The table is set for fall to be celebrated with family and friends. I hope it meets with approval.