I’ve been hiding something from you. I don’t love fall as much as other seasons. I’m sure it’s because I’m in Florida, but even when I lived up north, fall stressed me out because it was a sign 8 months of winter was on it’s way! Also, I don’t like pumpkin flavors. I know. I hope we can still be friends.
But for someone who doesn’t care about fall — and let’s be clear, I’m not against fall, I just don’t care about it, haha! — I think it’s funny that I decorated for it in the entry, kitchen AND dining room!
So here we go on our little tour. And I’ve got two printables for you too! One is a pretting drawing of a leaf, and the other is a thanksgiving scripture.
The older I get, the less I buy. If you buy a couple things each year, it starts to accumulate and you can reuse it. And you don’t have to do the same decor in the same place every year. You can use the same decor items, just in different places.
Here’s the entryway. Let’s look past that corner that needs repair, shall we? We had some water leaking from the bathroom!
Because I reuse things it’s hard to give a source list. Everything was bought at various times on clearance at Target, with the exception of the mesh bag (Ikea) and yellow billy balls (Hobby Lobby). And I made the pinecone garland with twine.
I find the hooks on this DIY board and batten wall SO fun to decorate — even more so than shelves.
I stenciled the kitchen backsplash and even painted the side of the fridge white (Stix bonding primer + oil-based enamel), but maybe my favorite new change are these shelves!
The wooden shelf above the doorframe is from Ikea. The floating shelves are from Amazon. It adds character to the space and the best part is that my kids can’t reach them to mess with stuff!
White pitcher: Ross Dress for Less
Black pitcher: Target
Brass bird and pear: My grandmother’s
Leaf image: Free, linked below
Cotton stems: Hobby Lobby
This leaf printable is free for you, the link is down below!
This scripture printable, perfect for Thanksgiving, is also linked at the bottom of the post!
The dining room was done on a whim, really. One day in Target they had tons of spring stuff 70 percent off. Can you tell Target is right by my house? I usually do very well sticking to my list and avoiding the impulse buys, but this sale so SO good!
I found two strands of garland that are on the side table ($6), five candle stick holders ($6) and those small, stuffed pumpkins were $1 in the dollar spot. I know! Something that’s actually $1 IN the dollar spot!
I found the tall, UVA stalks in the back on sale at Hobby Lobby in the fall section. They’re 60 inches long! I cut these down.
And when I saw those large green and white heirloom pumpkins at Walmart for $6.88 I couldn’t resist.
The day I did this table was my mother-in-law’s birthday and I thought it was the perfect excuse to go all out on a fall dining room!
My mom helped me with the tablescape. I handed her a bunch of silver pieces that were my grandmother’s and she poked succulents in cups with dollar store fern leaves and put a wreath under a silver tray, pumpkins on little trays — all kinds of ideas I never would have thought of!
I have a hard time coming up with something to go on the table when the side table is already decorated, so I like that the stems on the table are different from the ones in the back.
My mother-in-law loved it and felt so special that night. Never mind that I decked out the living room and then served chili and an ice cream cake from the Target freezer section! Haha! But seriously, the Oreo cake is amazing. Does anyone else prefer to decorate for an event rather than cook for it!?
Here are the two printables I promised! I hope you enjoy them.
4 thoughts on “Fall tour + 2 printables”
I can’t seem to click on the leaf printable..
Sorry about that, Ashley! It’s fixed now :)
Hi Kate, the dining room is a “wow” project. I love the table, the settings and the decorations in the window and on the dresser. The velvet pumpkin looks stunning among that gorgeous green and white pumpkins. The stalks in the ‘silver’ container brings the complete scene together, very nice indeed. I only baked my Christmas heavy fruit cake today, if I had done this a month or two ago, I don’t think much of the prize cake would have been left, my husband can’t help himself!! He absolutely loves fruit, dried, fresh or even canned. I have been cooking jam the past couple of days and praise the Lord, it is a huge success. I suppose I could have prepared the fruit and placed it in the freezer, alas, doing all that work really tired my out, yet not complaining, now we have an abundance in the cupboard again. Nothing is gained without hard work and effort. Enjoyed the read, a very happy and blessed Festive Season to all at home, enjoy. Kind regards……
Thanks so much, Elize. I’m impressed with all your cooking! Homemade jam is the BEST!! Merry Christmas! xo