|Fall Wreath, Pottery Barn|
Bring the outside in.
Leaves, pinecones and pumpkins are all easy ways to add a nice touch in any home. What's best is that these will last from before Halloween until December 1. And, once you get into true Winter mode, those pinecones are free to stay. Take a walk around your neighborhood and gather items or pick up some of these affordable options. Remember, Less is More.
|Gourds can be found at any grocery store or pumpkin patch, but be warned: real ones may rot wood if placed directly on a table or surface for too long. These faux little ones come in a range of fall colors, can be stored for years to come and can be used so many ways. Place them throughout the house for a subtle look, put a few around a candle in a guest bath, use each one as a name place for a dinner party, with the name card pinned into the side.
Mixed Gourds, World Market
|These faux leaves look great in a hurricane vase or pulled apart and scattered across a long table.
Fabric Oak Leaf Stems, World Market
Dress up your table.
And now it's time for the decor porn. Feast your eyes on some of the best tablescapes I've seen as of late.
|Scatter some branches or leaves around two candlesticks (you already know candlesticks are part of TCB's arsenal.
And pears? So pretty and you can have a snack after guests depart.
Photo c/o Williams Sonoma Blog
|I am a total sucker for all white anything.
This table sends the message while remaining elegant and homey all at the same time. Well done.
Photo c/o Junk Garden Girl
|Keep it really simple with twine or burlap. Wrap either around a candle, vase or instead of napkin rings.
Photo c/o Hallelujahs by Holly
Don't forget the best part about a pumpkin- it can be emptied! I love these creative ideas for serving up a delicious feast or a nice cold one.
|I'll never forget how impressed I was when a friend served a fall soup right out of a pumpkin.
Photo and Recipe c/o Do it Yourself
|Serve beers or other bottled beverages in a hollowed out pumpkin holding a bowl of ice.
Genius! Photo and Idea c/o The Berry
Does it always come back to this? Well... yes. What better way to show your festive spirit than to create an autumnal cocktail or spicy warm beverage.
|I made this Apple Cider Margarita at Thanksgiving last year and it was a hit.
Photo and Recipe c/o KegWorks
|Spiced Apple Cider, c/o Sarah's Musings|
|Can a Broad really ever have too much champagne? The world may never know.
This Sparkling Champagne Cider from Chef Jamie Gwen is at the top of my fall to-do list.
Recipe and mouthwatering image c/o Style Me Pretty