Fall In Love With Fall

Fall is my favorite season for many reasons!  I was married in October and in fact we’ll be celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary next month.  We’re going to Quebec City for a long weekend and I cannot wait!     🙂

I love the weather this time of year.  When else can I wear a t-shirt with a scarf?     😉

I adore the Fall/Winter fashion trends, like blazers and sweaters.  I’ve started to pull some pieces from the back of my closet that I haven’t seen since I bought them on clearance last year.  It’s like I’m going shopping in my closet.

My favorite foods come out this time of year, like pumpkin pie and apple pie.  In fact I love baking with apples and I have already started with these Apple & Raisin Whole Wheat Muffins.

Halloween, aka candy season, is coming soon!  A whole aisle at the grocery store dedicated to bags and bags of candy.  It’s way too early to venture down that aisle because if I bought anything now it would never reach the trick or treaters.  Meaning my husband and I will eat it all.  That’s only a bad thing if you’re trying to lose weight (which we are).  However, I couldn’t resist buying these Peeps for my husband.  They’re one of his favorite candies and he doesn’t have to wait for the famous chick shaped ones that come out around Easter time to enjoy them.  Some “boos” for my boo.     🙂


You can tell Halloween is coming because I’m using my seasonally appropriate mug to drink my morning coffee on the weekends.     🙂

02Halloween Mug

We’ll start to watch our annual Halloween programs, but nothing too scary because we don’t like horror flicks.  My favorite Halloween movies of all time are The Worst Witch and Hocus Pocus.  My sisters and I watched them a hundred times when we were kids.  I still know all the words to the songs from The Worst Witch. 

I’m not into Halloween decorations, like spiders and skulls.  I’m also not the kind of person who likes to dress up for Halloween, so you can’t go by me.     😉  Instead, I like to bring the natural Autumn beauty into the home.

04Fall Foyer

The foyer is set for Fall!  I started with an over sized hurricane glass filled with tall pussy willows as the focal point.  This simple piece adds height to the vignette.  Then I added fresh mini-pumpkins, pumpkin shaped objects, candles, and leaves to balance both sides of the centerpiece.  Naturally a little black was needed with all that orange, and what better than an owl for that?  Sure, it’s not a bat, but I already mentioned I avoid the scarier stuff.

05Fall Foyer

I love candles because they add a cozy and warm feeling to any vignette even without ever lighting them.  I made the sweater covered votives last year by simply using the sleeves of an old baby sweater.  It was a super easy and inexpensive project.  You can see DIY: Cozy Sweater Votives for step by step instructions.

06Fall Foyer

I laid artificial leaves around the setting to add some color.  I’m inspired by the beautiful Fall colors outside so I love to bring them inside without bugs and mold.

08Fall Foyer

I have some other nifty decorating tips in my Decorating a Vignette 101 post that can apply to your holiday and seasonal decorating.

I’m in full swing for Fall time and I’ve got my Halloween grove on. What are you doing to get ready for the season?



  1. Halloween is big in our house, the tunes have been playing on the speakers for weeks. I’m a real Halloween lover so my mug usually gets use year round but my Jack Skellington has been making more appearances. This is the best time of the year!

    1. Tina says:

      Halloween spirit all year long…love it!

  2. I must confess I’m more of a summer girl… I guess it has something to do with the fact that I have to attend to school during fall 😉 But I’m so excited about all these things you mentioned here aw you made fall sound so fun!
    I hope you have an awesome trip to Quebec, Tina!! And congrats on the anniversary!! x

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much, my friend. 🙂

  3. Love all the decorations! I tried to bring in some mini squash to decorate my house but my Mom was not going for it…reason number 1 I need to move out!

    1. Tina says:

      Oh no… I’d let you bring in some mini squash. 😉

  4. Happy 5 year anniversary Tina! Love the fall decor, gorgeous! Have fun in Quebec City girl!

    1. Tina says:

      You’re so sweet Anne! Thanks. 🙂

  5. Joanne says:

    I love all the fall in this post! It’s my favorite season, for sure!

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much! You’re very sweet. 🙂

  6. Kelly says:

    Happy 5 Year Anniversary to you and your hubby, hope you guys have a great time in Quebec City! I love your fall decorations! Hehe fall is my hubby’s favorite season too and he goes all out with the decorations too but they are definitely not as tasteful or as pretty as yours 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Awh…hehe…thanks! That’s fun that your husband gets into the holiday/seasonal spirit.
      Thank you for your well wishes. You’re so sweet. 🙂

  7. Ashley says:

    I absolutely love seeing what other people put out for fall decorations – these are all so pretty! And I totally have seasonal mugs too – with an obscene amount for Christmas in particular : )

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Ashley! Holiday mugs are a fun and easy way to get into the spirit of the season. 🙂

  8. Alex says:

    So pretty! I would love to visit anyone with pretty fall decor like that! I really want to make those candle covers!

    1. Tina says:

      You’re so sweet, thank you. 🙂

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