Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fall decorating ideas for outdoors

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.

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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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  1. Gee Singh NewbanksSeptember 13, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    How luvly. Many years ago, I lived in Virginia and our condo looked out toward a beautiful valley. My first Fall there was the most beautiful thing.. the mountain side looked like someone spilled a Crayola box. Your pictures remind me so much of that.

  2. Penny @ The Comforts of HomeSeptember 13, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Beautiful Anita. I love fall here in the NC mountains.

  3. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLRSeptember 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    How beautiful, Anita! The fall landscape around your home is gorgeous! Love all of the natural elements that you use. I am sure it is beautiful in person!

  4. Anita, everything is so beautiful. I enjoyed this post very much. I've lived on a 100acre farm for 32 years now and boy do we have corn but I've never thought to line baskets with corn husks. I am now though! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

  5. Simply gorgeous Anita, fall is my favorite time of year, the air smell amazing and the color of fall are just your home just beautiful.....


  6. Your outside fall decorations are beautiful! I love the colors of fall. We do not get fall here in SC. I miss the beautiful leaves at this time of year.

  7. I agree with you on using the best nature has to offer. You have some very pretty pictures here and all of them very inspiring! Oh, and those last few pictures of the gorgeous trees and leaves turning! Heaven! The best fall decor!

    Jane xx

  8. Oh Anita what a beautiful place to live! Thank you for always sharing it with us.

  9. Shirley@Housepitality DesignsSeptember 16, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    Your porch is just gorgeous...I love how you also incorporated the pretty ferns...I cannot imagine how beautiful it is sitting at the table and enjoying the magnificent views that you have, especially in the Fall...breathtaking!!!

  10. You live in a breathtaking place, surrounded by so much natural beauty! I love the way your lovely home and porch reflect your surroundings.
    Mary Alice

  11. What a great post. Fall table is amazing and the view is to die for :)
    Have a wonderful,magical fall!