Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More Fall Decorating Ideas


Hi everyone! I’m trying to find time to post and visit but I won’t lie  - it’s not easy right now. I don't think I've ever been this busy in my life!

Anyway,  I thought I’d share some photos of some fall decorating ideas that I’ve done in the past.
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I love using natural elements such as leaves

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and

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pinecones!
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They’re so easy to find!

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In this mantle (from last year) I used an old print I found at Goodwill as the inspiration.

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As you can tell, I don’t really use too much orange inside my home. There are more colors to fall than just orange!

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The photo above is from 2007/8. Before I painted my mantel white. You can see in the photo below that I used the pumpkin patch sign again last year.
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This is last year out on my screened porch. This year I used that red birdcage in my living room and filled it with a bunch of mismatched white dishes.

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To end I just wanted to show you the pumpkins I painted black back in 2007 (in the jar) and everyone thought I was crazy! I was at Target last week and what are they selling....black pumpkins!

Hope you all enjoyed seeing some fall decorating from the past. It was fun for me to look through the old photos!

I'm almost done painting my old tv armoire so I hope to be able to show it off soon.

Thanks for dropping by!

58 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Loved seeing your Fall decor of the past. I am not big on orange either, and the only time you will see it around here is this time of the year.
Take care.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I was laughing at the black pumpkin thing too. They are just catching up to what we bloggers already knew! Black pumpkins are the rage! I bought more black spray paint...teeeheee...and hubby told me the store called wanting to know why I was buying so much spray paint! I bought it at first...I have bought alot! But it
is to spray the pumpkins black...he was a little shocked!
Oh well.
Have a blessed day. YOur decor is adorable.
Debbie

Ally's Corner said...

Looking forward to seeing your tv armoire. I painted entry table can you believe it, post coming soon.

Happy@Home said...

It is always so inspiring to visit your blog, Manuela. Today was no exception. I especially love the pinecone in the teacup and the little flowerpots spelling NEST. Soo cute. Good luck getting everything done.

Debbie said...

Well, it might be old to you, but it's all new to me. I'm still fairly new to blogging, so I LOVE seeing all the ideas... new and old!!! I don't usually decorate for Fall, but you've given me a ton of inspiration... maybe I'll decorate after all!!! Keep up the great postings!!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

So pretty! I don't use much orange either...but there are so many other gorgeous fall colors. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

Such small details for big impact...I love the pinecone in the teacup and the nest pumpkin pots. So wonderful...

Linda said...

I love that green in the second photo. Is that a squash. I like the green and gold combination. Linda

Mary Ellen said...

I am not much of an orange person either- I love that white pumpkins have gotten to be so popular!

Love your pretty decor!

bee blessed
mary

Rose H (UK) said...

All beatuiful - what great inspiration, I love visiting your blog :o)

Shilo said...

Oh, I love your mantle from last year!
I hope your energy level keeps up with your to-do list!
Blessings,
Shilo

Liz said...

Everything looks so beautiful and festive! I am very inspired, thank you! ~Liz

Paula said...

I love how you don't decorate the same way each fall. It's so tempting to get your things out and arrange them the way you did the previous fall. You always find a different place for your accessories. I can tell that if I visited you, it would take hours to really see and admire your special touches.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Did you do the "Nest" pots, too, Manuela? I love everything and I'm glad you were able to share some of your past Fall decorating while you prepare your house for sale. I loved seeing it!

Debbie said...

See, the great thing about living in a Manuela world, is that even your "old stuff" is eye candy.

I love those pumpkins in the pots with "NEST" on them the best! I could do that!! I also love the key with the little pinecone. You are just so artistic and clever!!

I'm in the understanding mode about being busy. I've got nothing on my plate compared to you, but I feel like I don't have time to sit and enjoy my inspiration blogs like I want to.

Hrmph!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks for sharing your past displays. I love them. Looks like someone owes you a cut for the black pumpkin idea. I think they stole it from you! lol

Leann said...

Good Morning My Sweet Friend!

You are such an inspiration. I love all of your innovative ideas. And black pumpkins? Love them!!!

Leann

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I'm so glad you pulled up some photos to share. You give me the best ideas and I always love seeing your work. Hugs, Marla

Oh, and I'm hoping all is going well with the home sale.

Manuela@TPOH said...

FROM MANUELA:


Yes I did make those pots tht say "NEST". I just took little pots painted them and used some Martha Stewart stick on letters. Very very easy! They could say "Fall" etc instead.

Pat said...

Beautiful Fall displays, Manuela. Thinking of you as you prepare your home for showing.

Lee Laurie said...

I love all of your Fall displays. You are so talented! I always leave your blog feeling inspired!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Becky K. said...

You make me want to get some decorating done! Life is very busy here, as well, but I think I will do a few quick things.

Becky K.

Cindy said...

Thanks for letting us see what you have done in the past. I need inspiration, so I really appreciate it. I love all of the pumpkins, especially the black ones!

Julie said...

I just love your acorn tea set is it new or from years past?

The red basket is very cute with the pumpkins!

Happy Fall!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Everything looks terrific! You do a beautiful job!

Sonya said...

Querida que blog lindo!!! Encontrei seu cantinho e estou encantada. estarei te seguindo. gosto do jeito como você coloca as suas idéias. Sua criatividade é fantástica. Querida tenha uma ótima semana. Beijinho

Atelier de Charo said...

Many beautiful details for fall decor. Always a pleasure visit you!

Vee said...

You must be doing a lot of painting on your home, too, as you get ready to sell your home.

Probably there are people who visit blogs for the big ideas like painting pumpkins black. You are definitely ahead of the trends and always have something delightful for us to see.

sunshine said...

I love those black pumpkins!! What a great idea. :)

All of your decorations, both past and present, have been an incredible inspiration to me.

Remember to take some time for yourself even though I know how busy you are. (and by taking time for yourself I really mean, spending time here in blogland with us! ;p Tee Hee!)

Can't wait to see your armoire!

((Hugs))
Laura

Michelle said...

You are amazing, thank you for sharing your ideas. I get inspired with each post. I'm buying my spray paint this weekend to paint candlesticks from Goodwill that I've been picking up. I'm doing them in black to go with several holidays. Thanks.

fiberdoodles said...

Everything looks so festive ;0)

Susan said...

Wonderful ideas! I like orange, but only in small doses ;o)

mizdarlin said...

Yep, crazy...ike a fox! The perfect Autumn animal!
I absolutely love that little green apple topiary-so sweet!
Your old pictures still make me inspired..maybe i'll actually get some decorating done this year..maybe...

Kathy said...

Your little black pumpkins are so nice -just took a while for target to catch up with you :-)

sheila from life @ #17 said...

you know, I think that little pinecone tied to the keys is the cutest thing :)...it is those little touches that just make a home sing :)

Richella said...

You were ahead of your time, Manuela! I've loved seeing your decor for all seasons. . . and I'll be back for whatever you have time to post. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide!

Angie said...

Great ideas! Thanks for reposting them!

Robin said...

I have yet to add a single fall item into my home. You on the other hand are full of fall fabulousness!

I have been fasinated with your porch area for ages and now after seeing your white star and red mirror along with all the other great stuff I love it even more. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

I thin vegetables are great furniture accessories

Brenda Kula said...

You seem to be ahead of the trends, Manuela. I'm sure you are a busy bee. I love that pumpkin sign. I need to look for one.
Brenda

kim said...

Hi I like your Fall decorations and the photo of your cloches with the pumpkins and the red mirror is awesome!You have more decorations than I will ever put up because I have been busy with yardwork.Have a great day kim sillshill.blogspot

shannon i olson said...

all of your decorations are beautiful.... I need a red mirror! every little corner you have created is just wonderful!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh how i LOVED seeing all your Fall decorations...i am decorating too..even if it is 100 + degrees

:-{

happy to visit with you today

kary
xxx

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I think Target owes you some money :-) I love all of your fall decorating along with your sweet childrens books.
Blessings,
Marcia

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Manuela, your posts are always inspiring; your crafting always creative; and your home so lovely! Thanks for sharing such beauty. I need to get organized at home and with my photos. I can't find a thing. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Totally inspiring, Manuela, as always!

Happy weekend!

Barb

Mimi Sue said...

You really do well at putting things together. It's all so adorable Manuela! Love that pillow you "found". I used to have that red fabric the O is made of as valances in my kitchen and dining room in the last house we were in. Sorry to say I left it with the house. Mimi

Mimi Sue said...

You really do well at putting things together. It's all so adorable Manuela! Love that pillow you "found". I used to have that red fabric the O is made of as valances in my kitchen and dining room in the last house we were in. Sorry to say I left it with the house. Mimi

Debra said...

Gorgeous...time poor here too, but stumbled here and wanted to say hi:)
I love your sense of whimsy, it feels very relaxed and welcoming and totally gorgeous. Good luck with your sale. I will definitely be back for a peek. Sweet day:)

Storybook Woods said...

I know it is soo busy here too. I spy lots of fun inspirational ideas. I love your house xoxox Clarice

Melanie said...

Hey girl! How are you? I have been busy too so I completely understand. Just so you know, I love the black pumpkins:)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Manuela,
Fall can be a very busy time!!!!
I love the pinecone in the cup, or creamer? Lovely.
Natural elements in the fall are the best!
Yvonne

Erin The Apartment Homesteader said...

Those look lovely! And don't think I didn't see you Little House Set (:

Janean said...

busy gal, you sure made a lovely post! thank you for the fall colors and inspiration!!!

hugs!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You are such a trend setter. Target and the other stores should consult you about what is going to sell next year! I loved seeing all of your Fall decor. You come up with such great ideas each year, so it's always good to see what you have done in the past as well as what you're doing now. Hope things slow down for you soon. laurie

Tanya said...

Manuela, your ideas are always fabulous and of course you're ahead of the trend (black pumpkins!).

My new reality... said...

Hi Manuela,
I love your fall decor! Thank you for the inspiration. Check out my site I added your blog for a blog award.

Hope your well.

Viola

FrenchCountry said...

Great ideas. Lovely home. Talented blogger. What an artist! You are an inspiration! Good luck with everything!