Fall Around the Manor

Fall Around the Manor

I absolutely love this time of year………

……it’s a slow change in temperatures for us in South Texas but occasionally, we have a humid free day that let’s us know….

……..change is coming!!

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I thought I would share the fall touches around the Manor……..

…….keeping things simpler this year, at least for me!

I hope you enjoy!

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I tried my first attempt at adding a tray to my round coffee table. ¬†I added an antique orange mercury glass candlestick with a battery operated candle on top (love those….can never have enough!) along with my glass pumpkin.

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I tried to bring in more texture by adding some orbs covered in bark along with some green beaded garland for “fallish” color.

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I placed my velvet pumpkins on the sideboard.

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Another decoration I absolutely love….
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Just¬†adding some fall potpourri and a burlap flower to my bowl……

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….plays against the flicker of the lantern taking my church pew into Fall!

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A simple ceramic pumpkin in a beautiful chartreuse green…..

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…..says “fall” when visitors arrive! ¬†Remember, sometimes less is more!

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I added a¬†faux white pumpkin to my olive basket….

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…..with, of course, faux olive branches, and a little burlap!

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The fall mantle is very simple and much like last years.

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The kitchen/computer area was fun to decorate.  I picked up the framed images of fall at the thrift shop I volunteer at!

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My trio of pumpkins were surrounded by orange pip berries (also purchased at the thrift shop)!

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Adding more fall picks and a ceramic pumpkin from Bath and Body Works …..

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…..along with a cream sunflower from the Dollar Tree, completes the look!

More small touches in the kitchen bring us to a close…….

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Adding miniature¬†pumpkins to a Dollar Tree vase……

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along with other added fall pieces and candles on my tiered serving piece is just enough this year!

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Another cream sunflower and ceramic pumpkin from Dollar Tree are perfect in the coffee corner!

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I placed a faux mum with some faux pumpkins and gourds along with wooden accessories and a pumpkin towel found on clearance last year at Pottery Barn to my salad bowl and stand!

See the tiny crystal spider attached to the mum? ¬†Yes, I’ve added those that I used last year.

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That post is next!

I hope y’all are enjoying this season as much as I am. ¬†It is the start of a magical time in my opinion!!!

Happy Fall Y’all!

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Fall Porch 2014

Fall Porch 2014

Gosh, I can hardly believe it’s October!!!

I must admit I LOVE IT!!!

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love Fall what with all the smells and colors and temperatures finally beginning to drop (a little)!

The Fall Porch is finally complete!

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I had the most fun making these pillows for Plaid.  You can see that post HERE!

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I added a little fall color to the entry stairs….

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…….it’s amazing what a little “dash” of color will do!!

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My door wreaths were super easy to make. ¬†You can see how I did it with the help of Laura from Top This Top That’s wreath tutorial!

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I put the black and white pillows along with last years fall pillows on the swing!

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I never get tired of classic black & white!! This year I added some burlap pumpkin pillows to the mix!

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They’re cute and fun and can stay there through November!

Of course, little touches are scattered here and there.

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I took my daughter’s rubber cowboy boots and added some fall foliage along with a pretty ribbon….

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….and placed them next to my sandwich board with a simple seasonal sentiment!

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My mini goat wagon got a touch of hay, ghords, an extra little pillow and a battery operated candle lantern!

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A very simple vignette in the corner that definitely says “fall”!

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I updated my pie basket by adding more foliage, some Dollar Tree pumpkins painted white and another candle lantern!

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Just adding a few metal leaf sprigs into my faux greenery turned this corner into fall.

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Last, I added a two more fake pumpkins from Dollar Tree that I painted white and stained with dark wax to the fern on the other side of the front doors! ¬†I LOVE Dollar Tree’s pumpkins!! A stained glass lantern and a cream “funkin”, which I also stained rounded out the look.

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I just stuck the “R” sticker (you can find these at Hobby Lobby) on the pumpkin!

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Today, I turned my lantern around to show the “jack-o-lantern” side!

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That rounds out the porch! ¬†Hope y’all are enjoying your Fall! ¬†We were finally able to open some windows yesterday and air out the house!

WOO HOO!!!

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Until next time……….

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Halloween Decorating – Quick & Easy

Halloween Decorating – Quick & Easy

It seems like just yesterday it was September 1st and I was decorating for fall!!

Halloween really ‘creeped’ up on me this year so I decided to just add a couple of quick and easy touches!!

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If you saw my Fall Home Tour, then you know I love to decorate with pumpkins of all types, colors, sizes and textures!

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Fall Mantel

Fall Mantel

SUBDUED……………….

SIMPLE………………………..

CLASSY………………….

FALL MANTEL!!!

This is the look I decided to go with this year!

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