One thing I have always loved to do is use organic elements in decorating -- both inside and out. Instead of heading to a big box decor store, just look around your own yard, or even a neighbor's, for things you can use to decorate your home for fall. Be sure to ask your neighbor first, though:-)
I thought I would share some of the things I have done in the past to decorate our outdoor areas for fall.
I really like for my decor to reflect the area I live, and here in the mountains, fall is all about the harvest, Carolina blue skies, brilliantly colored leaves, and cool, crisp air.
I usually just gather what I can find outside-- including corn stalks, wildflowers, weeds, pine cones, tree branches and wood.
Obviously, I do not have any allergies to poison sumac:-) It sure is pretty, though.
I put coffee cans inside these market baskets to hold an assortment of weeds and corn husks.
My dad always grows plenty of corn in the garden. After he harvests it, I go through with the machete and cut the stalks down.
Cornstalks, mums and pumpkins are perfect for a country porch.
I bet I'm the only blogger with a hog lot:-)
Last year, I went with a less-traditional look and simply put bunches of wildflowers and branches in pots.
I made the grapevine wreath and tucked some wildflowers in to dry.
As hot as it is right now, the days are getting shorter so I know it won't be long...
...until the leaves start to turn and the magic of fall appears.
...if only for a few magical weeks.
Nature at its very best:-)
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