Tuesday, September 02, 2008

"When to decorate for Fall?"

This has been the number one google search lately that's led people to my blog. (It's followed closely by the weird boob searches, and I know those people aren't finding what they're looking for here.)

So I'll ask you the same question, when do you decorate for fall? I've really been having the urge to put out my decorations lately but I'm afraid if I do it too soon, I'll get sick of them.

This was our table last fall.

I just spray painted the pumpkins white, and then with foam stamps and chocolate brown paint I let the kids put "Give Thanks". There was a super cute one on someone else's blog last year (I don't remember who, sorry!) that was spray painted white like this, but then she painted the stem black and put black polka dots all over it. ADORABLE! The possibilities are endless with this idea though. They lasted a really long time!

I also really like Martha Stewart's glittered pumpkins and am thinking about doing that this year. I think I would use fake pumpkins though so I could use them year after year. Hey, if you can sparkle with your jewelry, shouldn't your home sparkle too? Glittered pumpkins are jewelry for the home, right?

Do you decorate for Halloween or just Fall?


Tia Colleen said...

I've never really decorated for anything other than Christmas. I've wanted to, I just don't have all the goodies. And I've always felt that a partially decorated house is more tacky than anything. If I'm going to do it, I might as well go all out and do it right, ya know?

Debra said...

I have been itching to get into my Fall box and pull it all out. I have been stocking up on Fall smelly candles too.

I love the painted pumpkins too.
Over at my blog I just did a tutorial on Fall Coasters.

Anonymous said...

I decorate for fall. I love decorating for thanksgiving and I love the pumpkins you made!

One year I got some diecuts of maple leaves (in different colors) and had everyone who was at our house that year write what they were thankful for on a leaf and put it on a wall. i kept those. i only wish I had put their name on the back so i could remember who was thankful for what.

Felicia said...

That's a fabulous table :)

yellowfish said...

those are cute- I've never particularly decorated for fall, except Thanksgiving. it can't be too early, I seriously just saw halloween candy at the grocery store!

PAC said...

ooo I love the pumpkins!

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

LOVE your painted pumpkins and can't wait to paint some pumpkins to use as decoration ~ should be easier than carving one. Then, we'll add tons of glitter ~ LOVE the glitter.

Bunny Hugs ~


Anonymous said...

"jewelry for the home"--Love it! ;)

Heidi Zawisza said...

Okay, I'm kind of a season decorator party pooper. I put the bare minimum out to satisfy everyone.....However, I do love being in homes of people that "redecorate" each season. I don't know why I have the QUIRK that I do about doing it myself, but my mom says I'm getting better!! ha!ha!
Anyways, I love what you did last year, and I REALLY love the harvest table that it is sitting on!! More pics please!! LUV IT!!

Anonymous said...

I decorate for fall, but only on the outside of the house where other people can see it. Too lazy to bother with the inside.

I used to decorate for Halloween, but that's when we gave out candy to the kiddies. Then, Halloween got taken over by teeangers who stole and vandelized the neighborhood. We got some of our decorations stolen.

These days, we decorate in late Sept. or early Octoer, take it all down on Halloween, then put it back on Nov. 1st and it stays up until the day after Thanksgiving when we do the Christmas decorating.

j said...

You are SO copied on this one. VERY CUTE!

Anonymous said...

I love those ideas. I have some left over glitter spray from an old project that would be perfect for pumpkins. It just adds glitter, but no color. I think I'll try it.