Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkins, Gourds and Leaves Oh My!

I mentioned in my last post that I love decorating my house with pumpkins, gourds and leaves (oh my). Then I thought, why not show you where the aforementioned pumpkins, gourds and leaves garnish my home in the fall.

So, I snapped a few pictures of my autumn decorations to share with you. But that is not all, oh no that is not all.

I am curious, how do you decorate for fall?

I know this has been done on other places around the Internet, but I don't think it has been done in my little corner of the world wide web. So, I am setting up Mr. Linky at the end of this post so that you can share your fall decorations with all of us. Don't be shy, we really want to see!

I decorated our mantel this year. The picture doesn't do it justice, but I love how it turned out. The green squash on the far left (hard to see, I know) is my favorite fall decoration. I heart it so much!
Christmastime is not the only time to decorate the banisters! If you watch the sales, you can get leave garlands 50% off at Hobby Lobby which makes them a very inexpensive (and fun) way to add a little autumn to your home.
Every home needs a pumpkin or two on their doorstep. The arrangement on mine is not really an arrangement, but it works.
Nothing says welcome like a leaf wreath (say that 5 times fast), or something like that...
Every autumn, we take a trip to my cousin's pumpkin farm. My kids love it. They will grab pumpkins and gourds by the handfuls and pile them in our van. It takes strapping them back in their car seats to stop the madness and cut them off. Then I get to sort out the pumpkins I really want to take home from the ones that little hands grabbed for the sheer pleasure of it.

Regardless, we come home with plenty of little pumpkins and gourds to spread throughout our house. I love it!
Now its your turn. Post a few pictures of your favorite fall decorations - then paste a link to your post into Mr. Linky below. I promise, we really want to see!


Jill Foley said...

I love this idea...I've been taking some pics and will link to them either tonight or tomorrow!

Jami said...

Oh shucks...I don't have any fall decor up right now...except the pumpkins on my front porch.

MrsHLBjr said...

I'm so excited that you are doing this! I've been reading everyone's blog for about 2 months now, drooling over their ideas, creations, and decorations, wishing I had the energy to keep up. Somehow, I've managed to pull a few things out, but mostly I totally copied everyone else. And I really wanted to share, so thanks for hosting this fun blog party!


Renata said...

Oh that looks great. What a wonderful idea - to decorate for a particular season. Of course over here it's spring!

Jill Foley said...

I've linked!