Fall is officially here. The mornings here in the Pacific NW are foggy and cold with rain now settling in. I just had the chance to finish my Fall decorations and wanted to take you all on a tour.
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We only planted one type of pumpkin this year (thinking back I am not really sure why!). They are called Snowball Ornamental pumpkins from Territorial Seed Company. Next year there will be many different types of pumpkins!
I combined the white ones with some traditional orange pumpkins from my parents for our front porch. I already had one of the lanterns and my Aunt gave me another older lantern and a small plant shelf. The baskets are from Goodwill and I just updated them with a quick coat of Krylon metallic caramel latte spray paint. I did purchase a couple of mums to complete the porch decor.
My goal over the last couple weeks was to not spend any additional money on my Fall decor. After reading Kim Anderson’s book Live, Save, Spend, Repeat and following her budgeting advice Justin and I are challenging ourselves to try and save as much as possible.
Part of my no spending was challenging myself to use what I found around the house. I have saved all my Fall decor over the years knowing that I can use it all again, I also stocked up at Michaels during the after Halloween sale last year when things were 70-80% off.
During a day of garage saleing (not sure if that is a word but it sounds good to me!) this summer I picked up some garland. I turned the garland into a wreath with an old wreath ring I had in the garage. The floral wire came in handy to keep the garland in place.
That completes the exterior decor. Now onto the interior!
Interior Fall Decor
The majority of my interior fall decor comes from items collected over the years. With the exception of my dining room centerpiece which was made this year with items purchased before my no spend decor season started.
The centerpiece metal trough I already had from earlier this summer, I used some filler moss, metallic pumpkin picks and beaded garland.
I decided to use my milk glass collection display in my Fall decor. The white of the milk glass blends beautifully with any type of decor. I found the foam glitter filler balls a couple years ago at Michaels and the milk bottles as well earlier this year.
I don’t usually have much decor in my kitchen work space since it is such a heavily used space but earlier this year I found a 3-tier metal tray at Hobby Lobby and fell in love. I have started decorating it for each season or holiday and I love that it can still sit in the kitchen but is out of the general work space that it doesn’t become a hassle to work around. Hobby Lobby is always having amazing sales so you’ll definitely wait for it to go on sale or take advantage of their 40% coupons.
For our main living space, I went with a more Halloween-y look than general Fall. All of the decor comes from items I have been given, found at thrift stores or have been hoarding for years. The hutch decor even includes a bowl of apples from our trees.
I love this felt Halloween banner that is hanging over the fireplace. I found this last year, I love that it stores so easily and will last year to year.
And the top floating shelf changes each season, it now includes a thrift store Pumpkin cookie jar and a kitty candle holder from Partylite that I have saved through the years.
I hope you all have enjoyed our little decor tour. I would love to know how you decor for each season. Comment below and let me know!
Source List for Fall Decor
- 3-Tiered Tray from Hobby Lobby
- Misc pumpkins from Target dollar spot and TJ Maxx
- Pumpkin garland