Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall Decor ~ Chinese Lanterns.

I've started a little bit of Fall decor around the house. I always start with some colorful mums and some pumpkins out at the front door and then move to the inside.

When decorating for Fall, I like to keep it simple, using natural, neutral elements. Real pumpkins, gourds, branches, acorns, pinecones and berries. I believe it's more about the way the season makes you feel than the fake leaf garlands and jack-o-lanterns you can pop into your cart and string around your home.

It's time to pull out the cozy blankets and quilts, bake pumpkin muffins and let the sound of classical music flow through the house. Textures and muted colors take center stage. It all just makes you want to snuggle up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea, latte or hot chocolate, whatever your fancy. 

Yes. That's what I love about Fall. The way it makes me feel.

Know what else I love about Fall? Chinese Lanterns. The ones that I'm lucky to have grow in abundance in my backyard. I picked a big bundle today and make an arrangement in the dining room.

Talk about adding a punch of color. 

Little balls of orange goodness. I seriously love them. (And my 50 mm lens.. can you tell?)

I'm also smitten with white pumpkins. Especially the little ones. I have them scattered around the house. I can't resist them.

One last photo, I swear.

Can't you tell I love Fall? What have you been doing to decorate? Do you use natural elements as well?


  1. when i was a kid a friend of mine had chinese lanterns and i always wanted some! how weird that i remember that, but i love em!

  2. This post sums up my feelings about fall exactly. Well said!

  3. Oh, I am so jealous! Those are gorgeous! I planted several plants, but didn't get any pods...I found and ordered a few on special that you could just pick all those in your backyard!

  4. Your chinese lanterns are gorgeous!

  5. Oh my goodness - I am so jealous!!!!! That beauty grows in your backyard?! SO beautiful!

  6. You have officially made me on the search for Chinese lanterns. They are sooooo cool. Everything looks awesome.

  7. Lucky!! I love chinese lanterns...they are so delicate and just like tissue paper amazingness...

  8. Love love love white pumpkins and this vibrant pairing with the pumpkins is to die for...perfect.

    Have a great weekend!


  9. That is my *perfect* fall color! They look so stunning, especially with the cute lil' pumpkin guys! Love it!

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  11. How amazing that these grow in your yard! I love the pop of color! Great arrangement!

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