Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Welcome To Fall Decorating


….I hope! It’s been cool in the mornings so I’m hoping that we’re slipping into fall but you never know with Georgia weather!
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At any rate, I felt inspired to start a little fall decorating. I do like to celebrate the change in seasons! What better place to begin than my little foyer. It doesn’t take much to give that space a new feel with a few changes in accessories!
pinecones
I hot glued some ribbon onto pinecones that I picked up while walking Maxie last year. Those were hung off one of the hooks on my hall tree.

Bucket
Then I took an old thrift store champagne bucket and spray painted it yellow. I really wanted a brighter yellow but all I had was some soft yellow spray paint. But I think it came out very nice.
leaves

I added some faux fall foliage that I bought last year at Michael’s end of season sale. My best tip for decorating on a budget is to have patience, some self-control and buy this year for next! To me, half the fun is in figuring out how to use the things I have in a new way (last year the pinecones were in an apothecary jar). Everything doesn't have to be new every year (I know I'm preaching to the choir)!

ribbon

I did buy some new ribbon!

Greenpumpkin

I’ve had this green pumpkin for a few years and  I added that to the bottom of the hall tree.

fallfoyer
Now my foyer is all ready to welcome fall. It didn't take much and it wasn't expensive!

fallurn

On a personal note, I enjoyed my time away from the computer. It really is a wonderful tool but it's also a colossal time sucker! Anyway, I had a very nice break and I have some news to share later this week (don't you hate when people tease~smile).

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

59 comments:

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Very, very pretty. It looks so nice on your red hall tree.

KATHY said...

I love all the beautiful fall colors in your foyer....Kathy

Michelle Hoad said...

I have very slowly started doing some fall decorating. It's been hard to get in the mood with 100 degree temperatures. Today, thanks to tropical storm Hermine, the weather is much more fall like, cool and rainy. I just might be inspired enough to venture up into my attic and dig through my boxes.

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Manuela
Your fall display looks SO welcoming in your foyer - your visitors are so lucky!
Best wishes
Rose H

Melissa Miller said...

It looks very nice and pretty for fall in your entryway Manuela. Simple and classic is best. I'm ready to hear your news! :)

Bettsi said...

I love it! It looks so festive. We missed you, but I know what you mean about the time suck! Geez, how do any of these bloggers get projects done? It seems like I can read blogs or I can blog or I can just make stuff, but doing all three plus living my regular life is tough! But I must like it cuz I keep tryin'!

salmagundi said...

The trees are starting to turn here in Colorado; and now are having nearly freezing temps at night. Fall is here!! Enjoy your week. Sally

Shelia said...

Welcome back, Manuela! Oh, I love your fallness in your foyer!! Lovely as always and you little stinker! :)
I'll be waiting to hear your news.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

My Cozy Cubby said...

Fall is my favorite season, but I'm not ready to give up summer quite yet. Soon though. I like your pine cone garland. So simple, yet such a nice touch! I also like your indoor garden, seems it would be a tranquil spot in your home. But your recently painted hall tree takes the cake!

How's your pumpkin in the cinderblock coming?!
I look forward to more Fall inpiration from your blog.

Pamela

Becca's Dirt said...

Love the colors and pretty ribbon. Very welcoming.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the fall feel you have created right in the front entry. I sure hope it is cooler at home. 109 in Vegas this past few days. On my way home and can't wait to feel cooler air.

Julie Harward said...

It looks so nice! I love your decorations. I love having a big bouquet of Fall color in my home..we always go to the mountains and cut a big arm full of them. I am so happy Fall is here! :D

Happy@Home said...

You have created a foyer that extends a warm welcome for the fall season. It looks beautiful. I love the pine cone idea and might need to give it a try as pinecones are everywhere around here.
I've been doing a bit of fall decorating around here too. It seemed to be cooling off when I began, but now the heat (outside) is on once again. Oh well, sooner or later fall will really arrive and when it does I'll be ready.

Shanda said...

It all looks so nice and your Foyer seems to be already primend of rfall with the soft wall color and the pop of red form the sweet little table. I think you mat have just gave me the fever to get started.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks wonderful, Manuela! I'm moving slowly on mine; I've brought stuff up from storage and I'm debating how I want to display things this year.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Welcome back! You were missed...

Love the fall touches! I am so ready for FALL! Howeve, you know here in the South it is usually hot until November! But we can always hope for days like this past weekend. Highs in the low
80's. FABU-U-LOUS!

Lou Cinda :)

Richella said...

Welcome back, Manuela! I missed you--but I'm sure it was nice to take a little break.

Your foyer looks so pretty! I'm doing a little fallish stuff, too. . . I'm thinking I'm going to ease into things this year. Wasn't the weather wonderful over the holiday weekend?

Hope you're having a great day. Can't wait to hear your news!

A Hopeful Heart said...

I'm not sure how I discovered your blog, but I'm glad I did...it's beautiful. I am your newest follower and will definitely be back.

I started blogging in 2006, but last February (2009), I took a break...it ended up being a 15 month break. I understand how much time the computer takes.

Your foyer is lovely. You have decorated it beautifully.

Blessings,
Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

The Working Home Keeper said...

Looks beautiful!

Mary Ellen

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! I have not even started decorating for Fall - Need to get busy. I think your weather is pretty much like it is here - you never know. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. I love your pinecone garland, what a fabulous idea. Your vase of fall leaves is perfect and the ribbon is the crowning touch. So pretty. You've done such a beautiful job with your entry. Hugs, Marty

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I'm planning on getting my fall things out this week. It's in the upper 80's today but we're also getting cooler weather more than the warm (and low humidity now).

I'm planning my next internet break in mid or late October. I find there has to be a couple times a year when I make myself take a break.

LOVE your decorations (as usual). :)

Susie Homemaker said...

Looks so warm and inviting Manuela...glad you had a good break and look forward to your news.

Warm Wishes,
Susie

shannon i olson said...

Looks lovely, cute green pumpkin. My "new" stuff came from garage sales this year!

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Very Fall-like. It is beautiful. I need WANT to get out in garage and get out my Fall Deco...maybe this weekend! :O) Have an awesome day!!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Beautiful, beautiful Manuela!! I really need to get out my fall things and get into the new season!

Love the pictures!

xoxo
jen

Linda said...

I not ready to do fall decorating yet, but I love what you started with. I'm in a don't spend money mode altho I did by 2 mums. One for my back porch and one for my front porch. I will have to get creative this year.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It looks great! Glad you enjoyed your time away..
Hugs,
Penny

PAT said...

So pretty Manuela! We've had some wonderful fallish weather in Missouri. Happy to see it after our long hot summer!

Debbie said...

Grinning about you being a tease.

I love your foyer. The fall splash looks wonderful against that red.
I love fall decorations and agree that some stuff is worth repeating and reusing!

Mimi Sue said...

So very fallish. I so agree with you, buy for next year after the holiday if you can. Who doesn't like to save money? Mimi

sunshine said...

Everything looks amazing! I love the yellow champagne bucket. Yellow is my favourite colour. :)

I love fall so much! :)

((Hugs))
Laura

Donna said...

Very pretty! You have inspired me to get my fall items out of storage.
Glad you are back after your break.
Hugs,
Donna

Kathy said...

I am so glad you had a relaxing and creative time off from blogging. Your foyer looks so pretty -I bet once you and your family enter your home you take a big sigh of relief that you are finally in such a lovely calm home. :-) I love the green pumpkin

Sue said...

How fun to create a new vase by painting that old champagne bucket yellow. And the pinecone garland you made is so cute, too. I'm still working on getting my house ready for fall- I got started early then hit a wall. LOL
~ Sue

Oliva said...

Lovely! You have inspire me to start decorating for fall even though are weather is still over the 100's... I feel cooler by just looking at your fall vignette!

mizdarlin said...

Love the pnecones on the ribbon!
Autumn is my favourite season, so this little thread is wonderful to me..you did a great job..and does anyone, anymore, pay retail?♥

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I love pinecones and love yours on the ribbon!

Nadine said...

Lovely autumn decorating! :)
I have not given decorating for fall a thought yet, as I have been busy rearranging furniture and giving the kitchen a good fall cleaning!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, I just adore your fall decorating Manueala!
Your so creative and thrifty too, my favorite kind!
That arrangement is just outstanding!
Cindy

Tardevil said...

Love the champagne bucket arrangement and colors of yellow/gold and red, and also your photos on the sidebar.

Paula said...

Your foyer looks very nice. I love how you strung pinecones on ribbon. I also love your champagne bucket with fall foliage. I've yet to do any fall decorating, but I'm slowly starting to at least think about it!

Dena said...

Good Morning Manuela,

I'm glad you enjoyed your time away, but I am equally glad you are back! You have inspired me to pull out some decorations!

Hugs,
Dena

Rambling Girl said...

Oh I always look forward to the change of season in your home...yours is always so different from others and I like that. I love your small hall foyer decor. Simple and cheap...which I can handle. Can't wait to see more.

It sure was a nice week last week with those cool mornings but it has been hot down in middle Ga this week so far...I am so ready for cooler days.

Donna said...

Very pretty, Manuela! Love that green pumpking.

Gumbo Lily said...

Nice fall touches. I especially like the pine cones. Do you ever carry them into the winter months too?

Jody

Tommie Jo said...

I love that idea with the pinecones~and your green pumpkin!

Cindy said...

Hi Manuela,
Your foyer looks lovely and very Fall-ish! I may use some of your ideas, I have been needing ideas on how to use pinecones. Thanks so much!
I have been away for three weeks, so I haven't visited anybody for that long. I am lucky that I have anybody stopping over now. Anyway, welcome back, I enjoy your blog so much.
Hugs, Cindy

Angie said...

So cute and welcoming! I just LOVE that hall tree and am so glad you painted it red!

Kathleen Grace said...

That red hall tree looks gorgeous in every season! I love the fall colors on it, and the hanging pinecones are a great little touch:>)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Manuela! I love your decor and what you have done. Very fallish and welcoming. Your home is always that way! Never a disappointment!
Blessings,
Debbie

Brenda Kula said...

You're always full of inexpensive (or free) ideas that inspire me, Manuela!
Brenda

Karen June Miller said...

Manuella... Fall has definitely made it's debut in your home! Beautiful!

Kj
SoCal

Suzann said...

super cute! I need to do a bit of decorating for fall around here.

Storybook Woods said...

We are just starting to set out fall decorating. Of course it is gray and very fall like here. Manuela, I always love what you do. Your home has such a heart to it because it is you xoxox Clarice

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! Thanks for the inspiring post. It looks so pretty with red table.

HeathahLee said...

I haven't even gotten my fall stuff out yet, much less put anything together. I don't know if I'm going to with as crazy as our lives are right now. Maybe I'll just look at pretty places like yours and get my fall fix that way. : )

Teri said...

Everything looks beautiful! Fall is such a wonderful season!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Don't you just love the colors of autumn!?