Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall is in the Air

Well not really in Houston, but it IS at the Hawley house :-)  I absolutely love fall and everything it brings with it: football, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, boots, cute sweaters, family gatherings, warm fragrances from my Scentsy, and the list could go on for days.  But of course I’m counting the days down to cooler weather too lol.  Since that wont be for a while, I cranked-up the A/C last weekend and transformed our home into a fall wonderland.
Last weekend I posted this picture on twitter saying that I was in the middle of transforming our house from summer to fall.  Sometimes I’ve got to mess up to clean up, and this was just the beginning of the mess.  Know the feeling?
Today I want to share with you the final product (lucky for you, you get to skip the mess). When I think of fall I think of November.  I’m not a big fan of Halloween.  I don’t know why, but it has just never been my holiday.  I don’t hate it, so I guess I just prefer the autumn aspects of fall more.  So I decorate with leaves, pumpkins, and acorns.  I tend to stick with traditional colors: red, yellow, orange, green, and gold.
***If you see something you want to add to your home, I’ve added my shopping list to the bottom of this post***
Fall Decor 5In just some random places around the house:
On the couch I’ve got some brown and white pillows with ruffled amber pillows that I think look like small piles of leaves. 
In the kitchen I’ve got some fall-looking tea towels. 
In both the office and kitchen I’ve got my Scentsys going with some fall scents.  Scentsys are a must! I would tell you what scents I have going right now but they are changing constantly.  I think I have Sugar Cookie in the office and Autumn Sunset in the kitchen?Fall Decor 2
On the buffet in the dining room I always have a tray with some dishes on top and I simply spruced it up with some fall-colored napkins and gold birds.  My father’s mom passed away a couple years ago and she left these gold birds for me; they are so special to me.  
I also filled my hurricane with some coffee beans and a pumpkin candle (see tutorial here).  The beans and candle smell so good with the sun coming through the window. I don’t even have to light the candle to smell it in the afternoon sun. Yum!Fall Decor 3
This is the dining room table. I put a green leafed table runner down the length of the table, and set the table with mutli-colored leaf place mates and whicker chargers.  In the middle I added a rod iron pumpkin pillar holder.Fall Decor 6
I have two sets of autumn napkin rings (leaves and acorns) and I couldn’t decide which ones I liked more so I used both :-) For each place setting I used a brown/gold napkin with a green napkin on the inside.  I think you can see a little more of the green napkins in the pictures above.Fall Decor 7
In front of the fireplace, and under the mantle I just stacked a few things: a candelabra with fall colored pillar candles, wooden acorns, a mini barrel, a milk crate, and an owl votive holder.Fall Decor 1
I put an apothecary jar filled with acorns, a ceramic gourd filled with wheat, a picture, some flowers, and a leaf votive holder on the left side of the mantle.Fall Decor 8
I put a cute feathered owl (which scares the dogs), a green gourd, a picture of the Mr and me, a leaf votive holder, and 2 apothecary jars filled with either pumpkins or pine cones on the right side of the mantle.Fall Decor 9
In the middle of the mantle I hung the swag I made last year. You can check out the tutorial here.Fall Decor 4
I think the Hawley house is ready for autumn, wouldn’t you say?  Are you? What are you most looking forward to this season :-)
Shopping List:
Pillows (brown & white, and amber)- Pier 1
Kitchen towels- Marshall’s
Mutli-colored napkins- Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Hurricane- Southern Living
Pumpkin centerpiece- Partylite
Table Runner- Hobby Lobby
Place mats- Hobby Lobby
Chargers- Pier 1
Napkins- brown (Pier 1) and green (Crate and Barrel)
Napkin rings- acorns (Bed, Bath, and Beyond) and leaf (Crate and Barrel)
Mutli-colored candles- Partylite and Pier 1
Wooden acorns- Hobby Lobby
Owl lantern- Hobby Lobby
Wooden milk crate and mini barrel- Hobby Lobby
Gourds- yellow, orange, and green (Crate and Barrel)
Fake fruit, wheat, acorns, and pumpkins- Target and Hobby Lobby
Frames- Hobby Lobby
Leaf votive holders- Partylite
"Scary Owl"- Hobby Lobby
xoxo Darby


Unknown said...

I love fall to, but am not a big fan of Halloween either!
I seriously love all your decorations!! The owl is so precious!!

Cant wait to see you this weekend!!

Kristin said...

This post made me smile!!! I adore fall, and everything that comes with it :-). We start celebrating Sept. 1st here, and I'm with you - I decorate more for "fall" than "Halloween" - I think because you can keep regular fall decor out for a good three months, but after Oct. 31st, you'd need to get rid of the spiders and skulls, you know? Practical me. Ha! You're reminded me that I need to get some fall fragrance melts - you're right, they do add the perfect touch to the whole atmosphere :-). - Although I'm not one to be like "oooh come visit my blog" when I leave comments (hate that), I truly think you might enjoy participating in the Fall Friendship Swap I'm hosting at the moment - just because you seem to adore this season as much as I do :-). Hope you're having a great week so far - thanks for sharing your beautiful fall decor with us!

Becca Christensen said...

Umm, that looks amazing! You're awesome.

Clara said...

Wow you are awesome! I need you to come do my house!! I love it!
It is just so warm and inviting!

Susan Fleming said...

Everything looks so wonderful , anyone would think you were in a cooler climate. thank you for all of the suggestions...I still have the mess to change summer to fall

Emily said...

Looks great! Fall is my favorite. Enjoy!

DaisyGirl said...

Fall is my most favorite time of the year!! :) And you have such PRETTY decorations!!!

Whitney H said...

Fall is definitely my favorite season! Your house is beautiful! Come decorate mine? haha

Unknown said...

Your house looks fantastic! Definitely fall done right! I love the fire place especially the acorns AND I love Your pillow! Also the coffee candle is amazing and I might have to try that one.

Sarah said...

fall is such a great season- love all of the scents! you're house looks so cute. but i'm with the dogs- that's kind of a creepy owl :)

sherri lynn said...

I LOVE fall time! I also don't like Halloween (thought I was the only one!) so I like decorating with fall colors, leaves, pumpkins, etc. I think my favorite of this post is your napkin rings! They are so pretty! I love how you always decorate your house so much. I hope you have a large attic to store all of your decorations in!! :)

Danie said...

I love it all girl! Gorgeous decorating, as always =)!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

DARBY! I love all of it! Nice job! Your home is so beautiful!

Sugarr2518 said...

Fall is so much fun to decorate for and plus fall colors usually just about go in with any color scheme you may have in your house! I love all of the subtle touches you added to your house. This makes me want to get out my fall things:)

Caitlin Cavallaro said...

I seriously love everything about your fall decorations! I wish I had cute decorations like that (but of course, I think I may just move in with you since you're cooking always looks delish & you're house is always so put together and cute!)

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the way you decorate! I like to put up stuff that can stay around until Thanksgiving. I guess that might be lazy, but it is economical! I am glad to see that someone besides me throws everything in the middle of the room and then starts the cleaning!

Jennifer said...

Great decorations. I love fall too! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

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