Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Colorful Dash of Autumm

Autumn is here...the brisk mornings, changing colors, falling leaves, and shorter days. This season makes me want to cozy up my home with the warmth of rich fall colors, both inside and out. Here's some inspiration I found at several sites...



From Country Living...Display fall branches in transferware pitchers–they make great vases, and the brown, green, or golden transferware patterns are perfect for fall! 



Or display branches in glass vases or jars–they look great that way, too! It's so nice to bring a touch of the outdoors inside.



ModPodge white gourds or pumpkins with pressed leaves for a fabulous fall decoupage look that works inside or out!



Another outdoor/indoor idea...painted pumpkins–I really like the number stickers used for the home address...so clever! Just cover the pumpkins with two coats of acrylic paint using a foam brush (let dry 30 minutes after each coat). Remove the stickers, and the shapes of the stickers will be the orange of the pumpkins. You can also paint the orange shapes in a contrasting color with a small paintbrush, like the green pumpkin in the photo, first painted all in green, then the orange number shapes painted in white.



A path of pumpkins...what a wonderful way to add bold autumn color to your front yard!



From Midwest Living...make an autumn centerpiece with pumpkins and bittersweet vine. 



Pin a collection of pretty fall leaves on a ribbon (or hang with S-hooks) and display across a decorative frame–a great idea for a mantel!



Put your colorful bottles to good use and fill them with branches of bittersweet or brightly colored fall leaves.

Enjoy decorating your cottage for fall! Do you have favorite ways you decorate for autumn each year?

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