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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wishing it were fall...

I'm itchin' to decorate for fall. I'm counting the days until we get to take another trip to the cabin (and it WILL be fall there!). I'm ready to be done with temps in the 90s and the heat index being over 100. 

So in the spirit...I've starting my annual hunt for decorating ideas. Here are a few that I have filed away...
Love this! I'll have to see if I can drum up an old wheelbarrow or wagon and do something like this on the front deck.
These would be pretty on the mantle...
Simple garland made from pine cones, open weave ribbon and rope.
More pine cones! This wreath could go all the way thru Christmas just by changing the ribbon - or not...if you're not stuck on traditional colors.
I wonder if I could pull this off using my old milk tin...
Love the stacked benches...I think i'm a Prim girl at heart....
See a theme?  
Heavenly...
This could use some work, but it's a starting place...I do have 2 red rockers at the cabin...
LOVE the old gate and the wall pocket - I might let go of my mirrored stars over the mantle for something like this...although it would look just as good over the bench on the front deck.

Here are a few photos from years (many) past of the FL house in various stages of Fall Dress...
Ok this one was more Halloween - obviously. It is weird seeing my house with a blue door.
The giant wreath that used to hang in the middle of the front wall...
Obviously fall in FL since everything is still green and I have to use fake pumpkins and mums Totally not exciting...

I wish Autumn would just hurry up and get here...it's one of my most favorite things!

7 comments:

Victoria said...

I have to agree, as soon as the temperature dips a bit, I'm ready for fall. Time for oranges, browns and yellows! I start itching to decorate for fall, the best season! I love your pictures of ideas. I like the wagon, I have an old kids wagon, painted white, it will look great loaded with pumpkins and straw and grain stalks! Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

Well we are all about the faux out here in Phoenix too! I love some of theses ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

Have a great weekend!
~Liz

The Quilt Ladies said...

I'm awaiting our trip to Florida soon, and I can only think of sun, sand and golf??? The trees here in Nebraska are saying it's fall, the walnut tree's are full and that usually means a hard and long winter. I dream of beaches, always. Your pic's are wonderful.

cynthialeedesigns said...

I've been working on Fall goodies for my big Fall show...so I'm itchin' for Fall to get here too!!
Love all the pumpkin photos that you shared...really love the ones stacked on the benches!
~Cindy~

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love Fall also....but I try not to rush it!! I love that picture of the pumpkins with Welcome Friends...very cute!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'm trying to hold off getting out the fall decor for a while longer, but you almost pushed me over the edge with these pictures. So many great ideas in this post. I love that Fall wagon with the pumpkins in it. Thank you for linking all of these ideas to Favorite Things Fri. laurie

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

Very cute post. I'm so in the mood for Fall also. Thanks for your inspiration.