Friday, September 12, 2008

Show and Tell: Fall Nesting Pictures

I have looked at lots of Fall decorations on blogs and guess I felt like the Grinch that Stole Fall for not jumping in and decorating for fall when everyone else in blogland was doing it.

So, finally I decided I might as well give it a try. I started with something really simple...candy corn in a pretty container. This is a new one I bought from a Southern Living at Home Party.


Everyone has raved so much about those little glass pumpkins from Dollar Tree. I finally made it by there and found the orange and brown ones. Here they are displayed on an estate sale balance scale. I talked to the sales clerk and asked about the white ones, and he told me that these pumpkins had been restocked several times. So, apparently everyone loves them. I think they look more expensive that a dollar!
Dollar tree also had these little packages of pumpkins, squash and gourds. They come 6 to a pack and are in all the fall colors. I bought a few packs of these.
The picture below is what I made. I first saw this idea on Kimba's blog, A Soft Place to Land, and thought it was so cute. I used my Southern Living Jamestown tray and Yankee candle votives (I already had these) on top of clear glass stem ware turned upside down. I put one of the little pumpkins under each glass and scattered Dollar Tree leaves on top of the sideboard. It turned out pretty cute and looks good when the candles are lit and reflect in the mirror on the sideboard.
This next picture is my Southern Living farm basket I've had for eons. I used the little pumpkins, gourds, and squash in it with a glass turned upside down in the middle and a votive on top of that. I had to take this pic without the flash...the berries which are orange looked red with the flash on so it's not as clear as it should be.
And finally, here is a picture from my front porch. I bought the sign at the Hope Village Thrift store. The basket and clay pot both came from garage sales. The mums are from Walmart.

Now, I guess my Grinchy heart has grown and I'm finally in the fall spirit. I may even add more stuff. Who knows!

For more Show and Tell Friday pictures visit Kelli at There's No Place Like Home.
Thanks Kelli for hosting this!

For more Fall Nesting Pictures visit Melissa at The Inspired Room.
And thanks Melissa for hosting the Fall Nesting blog tour.


Thanks for stopping by!

52 comments:

Mary said...

You've done a fabulous job. I doubt I will get my autumn decor done this year. We are still doing renovations. Thanks so much for sharing. I love everything.
Blessings,
Mary

ceekay said...

Well, you did a great job and trust me, once bitten by the bug, it is hard to stop. I really like the pumpkins in the scale. Great idea. I love the Southern Living items also.

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Yum, yum, more candy corn! I ate most of mine promptly after photographing it for my fall banner. Did you know they make caramel apple candy corn, too? It is also yummy, didn't even get a photograph of it...

Pink Slippers said...

I really like your decorating style for fall. It looks so antique and romantic. I must get over to dollar tree SOON. Thanks for the reminder. Wendy

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Diane,

Your fall decor looks great. Are those real mums? I wanted to place some fall flowers by my front door but I would kill the real kind. That little sign is so cute. :-)

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

What a fun tour! I'm enjoying the pretty pics...everything looks so inviting!

Dianne said...

Everything looks festive to me! And you gotta love Dollar Tree for great finds and prices.
If you want something white, there's always spray paint.

Smilingsal said...

I like your new header. Those mums from Walmart are beauties.

Angie said...

Awesome job! I love everything you've done, especially the display on your tray. I laughed when I read about you going to the Dollar Tree because I went there today too and bought the same exact things - more of the ceramic pumpkins and more of the plastic stuff in the bags. I think I may have enough now!

Angie said...

I forgot to say that your header looks so good!!!

Marie said...

After looking at all the show and tell Friday's I am starting to feel like a "fall scrooge". My family is stationed on the island of Guam and so I kind of forget about fall! I am going to have to get on it! Your home looks warm & cozy. Great job!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Yummmmmy all of it...love the colors. cherry

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Diane All your decorations look fabulous! I haven't gotten into the fall decorating mood yet, it is still hot here and I just can't seem to get into the mood!

Darlene said...

Morning Diane,

All of your decorations look FABULOUS!! I love all of the Southern Living items....and I LOVE your thrift store sign!! Cute, cute things!!

Dawn said...

Wow, everything is so pretty. No, you aren't the Grinch. That is me! I haven't even started yet. I wish we had a dollar store around here.

I love the fall picture you used for your banner. Great work!

I'm going to have to come back to all you ladies soon and "borrow" some of your ideas.

take care,
Dawn

Darlene said...

Oh, forgot to tell you I LOVE your header!!!

Cindi said...

Everything looks great...especially the farm basket!

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Diane! I'm trying but I just can't really get into fall decorating yet (high temps aren't helping). Thanks for the reminder about dollar tree; I saw some pumpkins in there when I was looking for something else a few weeks ago. Think I'll stop in today? Love your new (again) header, I need to think of something for fall and change mine. I love all your southern living items and I'll take a handful of that candy corn please!lol Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Carrie said...

You did a wonderful job of decorating for fall. It is all very attractive and inviting.

Laurie from My Garden To Yours said...

Great job with the fall decorating! It all looks beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Good morning Diane, I love your post today showing all your great ideas for decorating. I am going to use some of your ideas with the goblets turned upside down. I can't wait to go to the Dollar Tree. I love the way you changed your banner. I just do not know how to do that. I need lessons! Oh yeah, your scale is fab!

Have a great day.

Hugs, Jeanne

Sandy Toes said...

What cute fall decor! I love all the pumpkins! Those mums are truly amazing...makes me want to go out and get some! I still have warm weather so my flowers are doing okay. I love everything!
Happy Fall!
-Sandy Toes

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful fall decorating, Diane!

I love those ceramic pumpkins from $Tree. I didn't find any at the one here in town or the others I've checked in our area. I wonder if I should check again.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I haven't put one piece of fall decorating out yet - it's just too hot here! :-)

You've done a fabulous job with yours - those pumpkins do look more expensive than a $1.

Manuela

Brown-Eyes said...

Hey, you don't look like a beginner! You put together some very pretty vignettes...that sign is cute, cute, cute! ;-) Bo

Twice as Nice said...

Those dollar tree pumpkins are so popular. It's great to see them blog and know where to get them. That candy corn looks yummy!

Kellie said...

You did a beautiful job decorating!! It is all so very pretty.

Chez Nous said...

I love your Happy Fall Y'all sign! The balance scale decorating idea is very unique - what a great way to use the scale!

Your decorating looks lovey - Happy Fall!

A Hint of Home said...

All your decorations turned out very pretty. Love the grouping with the glasses as candle holders. Your mums are beautiful.

Sandra said...

I also have the dollar tree pumpkins that I picked up a few weeks ago :) Just love them.

Great decorations, thank you for sharing.


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Carla said...

What neat ideas!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Delightful "fall~ness!" Love the scale with the pumpkins! Now that was clever! ~Rhonda :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Fantastic autumn decor! You are definitely getting me in the mood!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Becky said...

I feel like a domino as I am definatly the next one to fall to this fall decorating that is going on in blogland. Nevermind that it is in the 90's here in FL. But I do love what you did. I love all of your Southern Living pieces. Great ideas. I may even use a few.
Hugs
Becky

Joy said...

Fabulous fall decorations! Oh how we love Dollar Tree.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Diane,

You've been selected by me, to receive an award...please visit my blog for the AWARD post to pick it up!

~Blessings,
Jan

Kathy said...

I love all your displays! The sideboard display and centerpiece are gorgeous. Don't you love Dollar Tree? It is amazing what you can find there. I bought a few of the same things there for my decorating.
Kathy

Alex said...

I love your autumn decor. I have not been able to get up that much yet to do anything. I do think my mom is going to help me this weekend. I will point and she'll decorate. =-D

*hugs*

nikkicrumpet said...

YAY YOU!! Look how beautiful it all looks! You did such a great job. I still need to get my mums for the front porch...yours look beautiful with the little sign.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey Diane great pictures. Be sure to go to http://www.flickr.com/groups and post your fall home decorating pictures in our new group. So everyone can see everybody's pictures in one place, there are so many amazing photo's!!!!
Great post!
Debbie

Becky said...

Hi Diane,
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I will make running to the Dollar store priority tomorrow. I can't believe you got such great items there.
You had asked about my blogs.
I post general things on Lace and Lures as it is my main one and then when we get to work on the house I post about it. Sometimes it will be a couple of weeks before we go and all I have now are a mess of too many before pictures. My next post on OneShabbyoldshouse will be a before and finally an After.
Thanks for asking and adding me to your reader.
Becky

Tricia said...

Your pictures are worth a thousand words. Thanks for the dollar tree heads up!

Nancy said...

Hi Diane, Look like you had a Ball with Fall Decor! Everything looks so festive. I love that jar of candy corn! I have been very busy with mine...I hope to finish it Sat. and Post pics next week. Blessings, nancy

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Diane, what acute ideal to turn the glass upside down ! Love your fall look.

B J's Corner said...

Diane,
Great fall post! Your dollar tree purchases are perfect. Fall is really starting to show in our leaves around these parts. You mentioned my yellow sideboard. I bought it several years ago unfinished and never tire of it. Thanks for dropping in.
bj

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Love all your fall decor...I guess I better get cracking! I like your header on your blog...really pretty!

Kimba said...

I love your fall decor! Looks great!

And your arrangement turned out so well. I just love seeing everyone's take on that idea. Each one is unique! I have that same tray and it is probably one of the most useful pieces I own. I use it for so many things.

Kimba

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hi Dianne! I am so glad you overcame your grinchness and got into the fall spirit! You gave fall a fair chance and I am so happy!

Love all your fall decorations, everything looks great. Hey, have you joined up yet with our new group at Blissfully Domestic? I don't think you have??. I'd love to see you there, and of course, spread the word to your friends. It is a new group, we are just getting started. We will be sharing ideas on all sorts of seasonal nesting like decorating, recipes, parties, traditions, etc.

Here is the link!
http://blissfullydomestic.ning.com/group/seasonalnesters

Hope to see you there,

xo

Melissa

Southern Lady said...

Diane, I love all of your fall decorations, but I think my favorite is your Jamestown tray arrangement with the votives. What a unique idea to use the upturned glasses to hold the candles. They're so pretty reflecting in the mirror. They'll be pretty for Thanksgiving, too!

Oh, my gosh ... it will be here before we know it. Guess we'd better start thinking about that too! .. lol

Sincerely,

Janie

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

All wonderful to see!
You've given me some great ideas--need to get to the Dollar store!
Enjoyed!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

dreams and decor said...

I love all your Fall decorating! I'm going to have to stop by our local Dollar Tree & hope they still have some of those glass pumpkins! They're adorable! Love your mums & your new banner! Patti

Mrs. B said...

Great finds! Sadly, I don't have Dollar Tree near me so I don't have any of those cute ceramic pumpkins. All your displays look great!