Autumn Decorating

Autumn is here, in all it’s red, yellow, and orange glory.  I’ve been adding the autumnal touch to the dining room.

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I made this simple “tree” for my front console table, and I think it adds a lot of drama.  I used some twigs, harvested on a walk in the woods, and added some paper leaves.  I made the leaves out of scrapbook paper, and hot glued them randomly to the twig.  I used a a small band of scrapbook paper around the vase as well.

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On the cabinet in the dinning room, I added a Thanksgiving garland (Canadian Thanksgiving is much earlier than American), some pretty ribbon, and a silk leaf garland.  I love the layered effect.

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I made the “give thanks” banner by cutting out circles with my circle cutter, and adding cute brown scrapbook letters from the dollar store.  Amazing what you can create with a little paper.  The circles have small holes punched in the top, and are threaded on to a gold satin ribbon.

I love to dress up my everyday candles with a little coordinating ribbon.  Such a simple detail to add.  The little wicker pumpkins have tops that open, and for Thanksgiving one year, I added one to each place setting and put some Lindor Jack-o-lantern truffles inside.

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Another  idea for this year might be to buy the Favor Leaf Bag for each person, in yellow, orange or red, which is filled with an assortment of truffles.  Or how about some Laura Secord Maple Cream chocolates for each person?  So yummy, and a great way to add fall leaves to your table.

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On my dinning room table I added a cream runner, and some glass containers filled with natural elements.

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The large urn is filled with sunflower seeds, and the smaller one has some seed pods and acorns in it.  If you wanted to do something similar as a centre piece or on a mantel, I think any kind of nut would look great, and if you didn’t have urns, you could use simple glass vases of different heights.  I put out my antique turkey, he has so few occasions to come out of the cupboard, and he loves to strut his stuff!

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I also used some of my new amber glasses as votive holders.  I found them on clearance for a steal, and can’t wait to use them for a fall dinner party.

With the temperature outside falling, it’s nice to come inside to a little fall too.  Happy weekend decorating!

This post is linked up to the Fall Open House at Hooked on Houses.

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  1. Paula Foeller says:

    Hey Dannyelle. I love your site. You are amazing at this stuff.

  2. cousin, you are amazing!! love, love these decorating/crafting ideas! keep ’em coming..xo

  3. Love your autumn leaf tree and your layered garlands, so clever and gorgeous. LOVE the metal/mirror swallows on your wall, too! The textures of the nuts with your glassware is a good idea, I’ll have to emulate you.

  4. There are lots of great decorating ideas in this post! Love the “Give Thanks” banner and I like the sunflower seeds in the jar. I never would have thought to do that! Thanks for linking up to my party today and playing along. Happy Fall! 🙂

  5. Wow, lots of great ideas! Love the Give Thanks garland. Your pics are wonderful!

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