Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall decor

If I did not have any kids I'm pretty sure the below perfectly illustrates how I would decorate for the Fall holiday season. A couple of metal or ceramic pumpkins on the coffee table and call it good.....





BUT...since I do have kids I've noticed my approach to holiday decorating has included a bit more craftiness. I swore I would never get all crafty but there is something about kids that has made me want to do just that.

First off here is my favorite decoration. This decoration moves all around the house & never stays where I put her. She's one of the faves for sure....very festive.











This year we thrifted & hand made many of the decorations. The banner was old books spray painted with chalkboard paint & then hung over trim. Bring on the holidays I say.

28 comments:

Niki {A*Lovely*Lifestyle} said...

ooh this makes me so happy and ready for fall!

looks smashing!

Tiffany said...

I, for one, like the 2nd display far better than the first. And this is not "crafty" in the real sense of the word ie- my grandmothers toll painted BOO in bright orange with raffia and glitter coming out every corner. No, no, no... this is style, skill and adorable-ness :) Good job, you inspire...

Stu and Angie Milne said...

incredible decor! oh this makes me want to put up my stuff so bad! i've lacked the time and energy to be crafty lately... i don't know how you do it, especially with 5 kids! so fab!

this blessed nest said...

terrific!

everytime i see that you have a new post...i say to myself, "can't wait to see what she has done next or what goodwill find you scored on." i am NEVER disappointed. you are so creative & talented, my friend. oh, how i wish i lived closer, so i could see you in action with that creative mind at work.

YOU ARE THE GENIUS!

this blessed nest said...

p.s.
those chalkboard books...can't take it!

so darn creative! do you ever sleep?

l.borrego said...

Love the book banner and the vases full of treats and leaves! I may be attempting to recreate this!

Melanie said...

Oh my gosh Christina!! Too cute!!! Love it!

Kelly said...

That is not fair! How can one person be so talented and create something so fantastic like that!!! It is beautiful! I love every single thing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mike and Debbie said...

Ok, I must be blind as a bat because I was just at your house and didn't even notice all of these wonderful decorations!!! I can't believe I missed them. So so cute!!

Whitney said...

Um hello AMAZING!! You inspire me. I definitely need to step it up. Um, did Maile get that bum itch? ha ha. So funny.

Stacey Crewse said...

Looks fantastic!!!! I love, love, love everything! Pretty please.... come over and maybe through osmosis my mantle can look half as fab! Starting on the bookcase tonight :)

Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Now that is wonderful. What a great job that you did. Your blog just gets better and better. We keep coming back to see what other wonderful things that you have on your blog. Thank you for your hard work on the blog and everything that you put on it and in your home.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Busy Bee Lauren said...

PLEASE tell me you entered your vignette into the Domestic Bliss contest thingy? PLease!

I am in love with the mirrors with Boo spelt out...so spooky!

I have been looking for crows everywhere this year...do you know where I can find one?

Shayla said...

Hi!! {Remember me from our late night Walmart run in last week?} LOVE your decor!! The bats & chalkboard painted BOO books are darling! I say bring on the holidays too!!

Rachel said...

All the decor is so lovely! Well done!

kelly said...

amazing!!! I need to get crafty..love the BOO on the mirrors

laura said...

LOVE your decorating!! I want to come over for hot cocoa or hot apple cider!

laura said...

I blogged about this post. You're amazing!

Annie said...

cute. Nothing wrong with a little craftiness. I'm so glad you are still on board to come and visit. I can't wait to see you.

Amy! said...

LOVE LOVE your Halloween decor! You have such good taste :)

Amy! said...

LOVE LOVE your Halloween decor! You have such good taste :)

Full House said...

Thank you for all of the nice words.

Lauren - No I did not enter it into the contest. As far as the black crows & ravens I've seen them @ even the Dollar Tree.

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Fabulous!!!! Love your blog- I'm now a follower~

www.KellyAnnStudio.com

Jen said...

Smashing I say! Came over from Be Different Act Normal!

Tootsie said...

OUTSTANDING!!!!!

ammon & Kim Riggs said...

Love it, you are a never ending wealth of ideas aren't you, if only we could all be so talented!

laura said...

your decor is SO much more creative and fabulous than the display you posted first. i am seriously in love with your entire scene. can't wait to look around your blog some more. AMAZING!!

samia said...

whaat a neat and beautiful idea!!! i love it