Fall Decorating Giveaway


But before we tackle Christmas, let me ask you. What does fall look like around your house?

Our table, complete with the pumpkin made from nylons that Mitch crafted in his first grade homeschool academy.

Have you visited a pumpkin patch? Brought in some fall leaves? Scattered gourds in a basket or mini-pumpkins in a bowl?

Found the Happy Harvest sign on clearance at TJ Maxx. (I love that place!) and the basket of Indian corn and gourds is from our local farmer’s market.

Farmer’s markets are also great places to pick up fall mums that will stay looking colorful even during fall frosts. Here are some I grabbed the other day at a local one for only $8!

Tell us today what fall decorating you do around your house. You could win the following:

~ Three decorative signs to spruce up your home. They say Faith, Hope & Love.

~Some Godiva chocolate truffles in ice cream shoppe flavors.

~A signed copy of my book A Life That Says Welcome: Simple Ways to Open Your Heart & Home to Others. It has tons of tips for decorating on a shoe-string budget and using items in fall to make your home cozy.

So tell us….what is fall like at your place?

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  1. I love fall decor!! I even got my pumpkins and mums set out together on the front porch this year! I love the rich colors of fall and the crisp cooler air. Definitely my favorite time of year!

  2. I love fall! I hang a fall wreath on my front door, and I welcome visitors by decorating my front steps with some pumpkins, and few mums in my favorite fall colors, yellow, and rust. I decorate the dining room table with pretty, little pumpkins of assorted shades of orange, that are set around a cornucopia that is filled with sprays of fall leaves.. Across my living room mantel, I have a fall leaf swag, which has some small, fake, pumpkins in it. In my den above the fireplace, is a grapevine wreath that I wrapped a fall leaf garland around. To give the entire house a warm, fall, atmosphere, I have a candle warmer, and I burn either cinnamon, pumpkin spice or apple scented candles each day.

  3. We have decorated with pumpkins, leaves and spiced candles. We are going to the pumpkin patch on Sunday. I love fall, and the cooler cuddly weather.

  4. At our home I change the wreath on the door to a fall one and have a cornucopia for the dining room table. We do have a garden and raised pumpkins this year. Our grandchildren loved picking out their pumpkin from grandpa and grandma’s patch.


  6. I have lots of orange and brown around my house. My mantle has a cornucopia filled with fall leaves, a wooden wick candle, and a pumpkin oil warmer. I have several types of pumpkins on my sofa table: white ceramic, bronze candle holder and a green pumpkin candle. I often include graphics from the Graphics Fairy blog in frames. Of course, there are fall table clothes and pumpkins on the front porch and lots of fall baking.

  7. I decorate my front porch and kitchen island as well as pots of mums and pumpkins on my deck. It’s my favorite season!

  8. I bought a placemat in fall colors on clearance at Kohls for $1. 30. I put small pumpkins on it out of our garden. I put fall leaves in a farmhouse basket in the living room along with decorative pumpkins. Some of the pumpkins have pilgrims on it so I just turn them to the wall until November. I burn apple pie candles and the house smells great. I try to keep a bowl of apples and small pumpkin shaped dishes of candy out, but with 6 grandkids, it’s hard to keep them full!!

  9. I have some special decorations for fall that I get out every year. One is a lovely covered candle dish that I inherited from my mother-in-law ~ it’s a beautiful orange color when there’s a candle lit inside! I also have a little wreath that I decorate every year with some fabric leaves, etc. My daughter & I used to decorate it together, but she’s married & off to college far away, so I decorate it with nostalgia now!

  10. I love bringing in my fall decorations that have been in storage for almost a year! The candles start burning and the hot chocolate and cider packets get put out on the counter by the coffee pot. This year I want to make a ” Thankful Tree “. It’s been on my heart and mind to do this with our two teenage girls. I am not really that crafty, but I want to look this weekend at making something that can sit on the table .( something branchy looking where we can hang pretty little cards tied with pretty ribbon. We will write on the little cards the things for which we are thankful)!

  11. We have some scare crows out front and some ceramic pumpkins in the house… would love to get some fall leaves to spread around too! I do have a fall quilt that needs to go up too =)

  12. I love decorating for Fall…because you can put it out in September and can leave it up until you decorate for Christmas!!! I have pumpkins of many shapes, colors and sizes throughout the house and stuffed scarecrows on my stairs and front porch. I also “decorate with scents” using my Scentsy Warmer and such wonderful aromas as: Pumpkin Marshmellow, Pumpkin Roll, and Autumn Stroll.

  13. Dear Karen,
    via email–
    In response to your email today, I use mums to decorate the front of our home. Our daughter gave me a couple of white pumpkins which did not show up as well as I had hoped they would. Do you have any suggestions? I have also decorated the inside of our home with many decorations. In the kitchen and dinning area I made window treatments from fall place mats. Fall is a favorite season of mine and I enjoy the beautiful rich colors.


  14. Fall is a great time to decorate inside and out. Outside, I have pumpkins, mums and cornstalks. Some of my pumpkins are wooden and some are real. I had wooden pumpkins made for our family that the kids got to paint the faces onto. These are stuck into the ground with a rod each year. Inside, I have fall garlands just about any place that I will later hang greenery for Christmas. I have a crock full of pinecones from all over the U.S., I stuff a few fall leaves in with the pinecones and it looks so cute at the foot of the piano. Plus this fall I quilted 2 wallhangings that have an adorable candy corn character on it to hang on my wall in the kitchen. Would love the giveaway

  15. I love fall and my mom was an amazing decorator, but sadly I missed out on inheriting that gene. Seeing your beautiful pictures makes me long for a beautiful, well decorated home in honor of her. Yet the only decorating I have done is moving the kids scooters and toys back to the shed and hiding my half dead summer blooms in the backyard! Thank you for the lovely inspiration, I remember hearing you speak at Hearts at Home before your book even came out. I loved you then and now!

  16. Being in south Florida it is hard to get into the fall spirit but I love the season. I have some small fake pumpkins that I put in a vase on the dining room table. I hang some laminated fall leaves from up north, around mirrors and windows. Maybe I will implement some of the neat ideas that I’ve read in others comments. Thanks for sharing!

  17. I prefer pumpkins (NOT jack-o-lanterns), scented candles and leaves. I have a small scarecrow that stands on a table or in a corner, but that’s about it. I haven’t done much for fall because by the time I get the fall decorations out, I feel like it’s already time to think about pulling out the Christmas decorations!

  18. I finally got to decorate inside yesterday! A cornucopia filled with gourds, pinecones, fall leaves, and a mini-pumpkin; complete with scarecrow. Fall leaves around the light-fixture above the table; fall candlesticks, a crate of fall leaves with another mini-pumpkin, and paper pumpkins hanging in the kitchen. I have scarecrows outside and a beautiful Fall welcome sign. I’m hoping to add some mums and pumpkins outside.

  19. Had my hubby gather me cornstalks from our field and he tied them to our front porch pillars. He also tied them on each side of our garden arbor and out front by the driveway near a big old cast iron boiling pot. I then accent with indian corn, pumpkins & gourds.

    Inside I have faux pumpkins/gourds that I decorate with year after year on our mantle.

    this weekend we are going camping and I hope to gather acorns and pinecones for now and also to use in Christmas decorating.

  20. I love mums so I try to hang them and put out some pumpkins never realy thought about the inside of the hous but now I think I will. There were some neat Ideas I like the reef hanging in front of the fire place

  21. As much as I love to decorate my home- i love to ‘leaf’ this Season decorating up to the kids with their leaf prints and pinecone turkeys and handprint pilgrims etc. decorated pumpkins done with their little hands- It not only makes it their home too- but it just feels more like home <3 love this time of year!!

  22. We went to the pumpkin patch last weekend, and I have some Indian corm and small pumpkins to use on the kitchen table. Here in Southern Calif it is still warm and I can’t find any gorgeous fall leaves to use. Love fall !!

  23. Fall is my favorite time of year! I have a small scarecrow which sits on a little bale of hay in the corner of my dining room. I also place pumpkins (both real and fake) all around the house. I use fake leaves to decorate the fireplace mantel in my living room as well as the hutch in my dining room. I have a cute little tealight holder with fall leaves which matches the light in my kitchen. And the icing on the cake this year was finding a handpainted leaf at a fall festival from a local artist!

  24. I love decorating for fall but since we are getting ready to move into a new home – I haven’t decorated yet – hoping to do so the 1st week of November – I love fall decorations through out the house!

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