Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Autumn Has Arrived!

Hello friends! Autumn has arrived here in central Ohio! This is my favorite time of the year. I love the cool nights and warm (not hot!) days. It's nice to have the windows open and the A/C off. 

I have been working on decorating for autumn and finally have some photos to share.

I always try to use stuff I already have and mix it up for a new look. I added just a few new items this year. The 2 orange books are from a tag sale and were $1 each. The mini pumpkins and gourds are from Hobby Lobby. They were $4.79 (40% off). The glass vase they are in is from the Dollar Store. 

Mini Daisy Faux Flowers - Dollar Store
Mini Pumpkin - From a bag of pumpkins & gourds - JoAnne's $6.50 (50% off) 
Candles - Dollar Store
Faux Leaves - Dollar Store

Another thing I like to do is use items that can go from autumn to Halloween and then Thanksgiving. I'll just add a few jack-o-lanterns, bats and witches for Halloween and then some pilgrims and turkeys for Thanksgiving. All of these decorations will stay out until the end of November when I put my Christmas decor out.

I added a few pops of orange around the family room. I love the orange with the aqua lamp and pillows!

Isn't that owl the cutest! I found him at Marshalls for $7.99. They had a bunch of different colors but I decided to get the white one. A faux pumpkin, pine cone and candle complete the look.

The shelf that Handyman Hubby built is all decked out for autumn too! I love all the free subway art out there in blogland. Just print, pop in a frame and you have instant artwork. The little white owl is actually from a set of salt & pepper shakers. They belonged to my Grandma and she gave them to me a few years ago.

I'm almost finished decorating the front porch so stop back again soon for new photos!

Linking up:

      Jennifer Rizzo 
   Fabulously Creative
       Linky Party


  1. You are so talented and how you decorate! The owl is awesome and if only we had a Marshall's only TJMax. Maybe I will check there.
    I am loving this weather too and am slowly getting my stuff out...SLOW but sure. This weekend I am going to work on the mantel per my 10 yr old :)
    Have a great rest of your week!

    Andrea xo

  2. Very pretty! I found some orange flowers in a teal blue basket at the thrift store and I love those 2 colors together. I love your owls too. Perfect for fall.

  3. Happy Favorite Things Thursday!

    Ooo -love the Fall decorations - really gets you in the mood.

    Im a new Google follower from Katherines Corner.

    Yona Writes

  4. Everything looks very pretty. Love the mixture of colors.

  5. So cute! And I love the owl!!! Obsessed with them right now!

  6. love the shelf that your hubby built, that's awesome, and love all the pops of orange and turquoise. i do the same thing, just adding in some halloween touches and still keeping the fall stuff out.

  7. Love the pops of orange. And of course the white owl- he is amazing!

  8. Very lovely. Thanks for sharing at the Favorite Things Party. I'm the co-host for this week. Following you also. Linda

  9. Wow! Your house looks SO good. I'm jealous. I'm your newest follower on GFC :)


  10. I love these ideas! I m your newest follower because I am always looking for inexpensive decorating ideas. Your ideas are totally affordable, but they look expensive. I love that dish with the candles and the leaves in it.

  11. You have done such a great job decorating for fall. It is so cute. Thanks so much for linking with Adorned From Above's link Party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  12. I love the orange and the blue together, it's so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great weekend!


  13. Your Fall decorations look really great, Lori! You do such a good job of putting things together. Happy 1st 'official' day of Fall ~ even if it is raining : ( Have a great weekend!

  14. Thrifty and fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop . BIG hugs!!!

  15. Very nice pics! Love hat shelf with the numbers! Thanks for linking up!

  16. It looks so pretty. You have done a wonderful job and the price is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  17. Congratulations! You've been featured on Handy Man, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday! I see you already have your button! Thank you so much for sharing!