Tuesday, September 7, 2010


The evenings and mornings around here have had a hint of fall lately!  We can actually walk outside before 10 AM and not get hit with sweltering heat.  Even though it's still getting into the 90's during the day the humidity is lower so it just feels so much better. 
So...I'm in the mood to decorate for fall. 
(If the pictures weren't taken by me all the photo credits will be at the end of this post)
Since I'm trying to lighten up my home's decor and because I'm using a lot of white I started looking for inspiration on how to keep the white but still add a hint of fall.

I decided to take a cue from my nieces wedding that was in October of 2008.  I did all the floral arrangements and decorating.  She wanted white but fall colors also, I wasn't so sure.  However, the more I played with the colors the more I realized it could be done and be beautiful.  I did have to convince her to let me use pumpkins and gourds, but she trusted me and she liked it all. 
Here are some pictures:

I used the couple's last name monogram in several places

I did several of these little arrangements, one for each guest table at the reception.

I really loved all the white pumpkins,
which I found at Wal-Mart of all places.
I also liked the softness of the color of this Cinderella pumpkin. 
The growers call it Fawn.
I even liked the colors of this little striped gourd.  

Did some web browsing for even more inspiration:

I like the simplicity of just a single pumpkin, a wreath and an urn.  It could be done with just a pretty flower pot if you didn't have an urn.  I think I'll try this out but on a smaller scale.

(I think I have enough ironstone to get this look ha..ha!)

The use of the silver pieces with these pumpkins is nice. 
I've done this before and I'll do it again this year.

I like the idea of using something different as a "wreath" on the front door.  Right now I have a large "B" on our door.  I think I'll add a bit of fallness to it.

I'm not really into decorating for Halloween but I thought these were so cute I might have to change my mind.  Both of these pictures are from the October issue of Country Living magazine. The ghost in the mirror is frosted contact paper.

Ok I'm off to see if I can do something with all this INSPIRATION! 
I just hope I can find some pumpkins, I'm not sure they are out in the stores yet.  I will post pictures of what I come up with, but give me a few days!

Elizabeth Ann

Photo credits:
http://interiordec.about.com/od/fallindex/ig/Easy-Indoor-Fall-Decorating-/Simple-Pumpkin-Decoration.htm http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UzzxBNks74c/SOK35gGPamI/AAAAAAAAAzE/OBlDpoKlDCM/s400/blog+fall+door.jpg


  1. I love the wedding pumpkins! I also love the pumpkins on the silver!! Gonna do that this year, thanks!

  2. I love the wedding pumpkins too, the planner in me:) All of the photos were full of inspiration, thank you for such a great post.


  3. Loving the mix of pumpkins with the white! The wedding decor is / was lovely and so unique. Thanks for the inspiration and pictures of such awesome visuals. I'm so going to have to "borrow" a few ideas;))

    And by the way, whenever you make it over my way via Franklin, TN, please do let me know. I'd be happy to meet you and in the very least, lunch maybe?? Looking forward to it!!


  4. Very inspiring! And I am so glad to know that I am not the only one with pumpkins in my yard already. I will share soon my front door decor.