Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Spicing Up the Home for Fall

Even in sunny Southern California, the weather is starting to get a little bit crisper. Fall is here, and it's time to brighten up the home with some festive seasonal decor!




These three witches are brewing up friendly spells in my study. I thought they looked right at home next to my green curtains and these black faux flowers I arranged in the antique tea pot I use as a vase.    



Remember this little ghost and his jack-o-lantern friend? He's been one of my favorite Halloween decorations since I was a little girl. 



This year, the ghost is sitting on his familiar ledge in my kitchen with two other trick-or-treaters... 







Last year, Jess and I made these paper pumpkins from old books. I always like adding to my collection of Halloween decor each year with a new crafty project. Any suggestions for this year?



You can learn how to make your own book pumpkins 
by clicking here.

Every new season should be welcomed in with a cute Pinterest inspired chalkboard design!


And what autumn-inspired table is complete without a harvest pumpkin?  



I'll be looking forward to enjoying my pumpkin-spiced biscotti with my coffee here over the next few weeks of fall. What a fun season! 

~ Nel ~

29 comments:

Teresa said...

So much fun and happy vibes in your home. So happy for you. Have all the fun and enjoy Halloween and Fall!
Love,
Teresa


PS - I love the paper pumpkins... I'm babying one idea for Christmas (as I don't decorate until then ;)) and this might just be the trick for what I want to achieve. Going to check your tutorial!

NanaDiana said...

I love your little unholy trio lined up on your kitchen ledge. lol So cute. Also love those pumpkins you made last year. I need to dig out my fall stuff today. xo Diana

Cranberry Morning said...

I don't generally like witches, but those are SO CUTE! Remind me of the witches in Macbeth, but lots cuter, I'm sure. LOL I love that metalwork pumpkin with the candle in the center. So pretty!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Love the candle with the 'Apothecary' label.

Because our family owns a very old pharmacy, begun at the time of the Civil War. So all-things-'Apothecary' catch my eye.

:-)

Susie said...

Nel, Your Halloween things are so cute. You could use the book pages pumpkins all fall season. Hope you are loving your autumn there. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
p.s. love and hugs to your mom

Attic Clutter said...

looks fun Nel..
Hi Sheri...
hope you are enjoying fall ..like me..
hugs..patty

Rosa Lily said...

Autumn (fall) here in the UK is slowly appearing and its getting colder. Halloween is not such a big thing here (shame) but I love to see decorations!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Nel I love everything you have shown. The book paper pumpkins are über cool ... I'm inspired to make one. The witches so fun - their mouths - Sad, happy and stern, plus I really like that photo. Love the vintage ghost. Happy hauntings!
xo,
Vera

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Nel,
Now I have to say that these witches are just too cute, and I love your book pumpkins.. Happy Autumn! Thank you for sharing.
blessings,
Penny

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Hi Nel, your home is looking very cute with your decorations. I do like your book pumpkins and I will check out the link for instructions. The candle in the metal pumpkin is so cozy looking for fall. Enjoy your day! ♥

Regine Karpel said...

Love

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Nel, Love your sweet Halloween decorations! Those little witches are just too adorable with their ghosty and scarecrow friends :) The book page pumpkins are so clever and creative. Wishing you a beautiful autumn, my dear. xo Karen

Susie Swanson said...

Love all of your decorations but the candle is my favorite. Fall is my favorite time. Hugs, xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Nel! Enjoy all the crisp flavors and scents of the season!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
Fun decorations. Thank you for posting the link to your cute pumpkins. I hope to make them.
Carla

Vintage Jane said...

Ooh, I want to make a book pumpkin now! M x

Things and Thoughts said...

I also enjoy so much the season Nel! Thanks for the inspiration
Olympia

Susan said...

Adorable decor, Nel. Loved all, especially the little ghostie. Susan

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely post ... I love this time of year and the great colours we can use to decorate our home.

All the best Jan

Imogen said...

Your Halloween decorations get even more impressive all the time. I wish I could come to your house and see these pretties in person.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very cute Halloween decorations. I love this holidays. It gives us adults a time to play.

Red Rose Alley said...

I can't believe you still have that ghost and pumpkin, Nel. You used to love it so much when you were a little girl. : )

Antee Gurung said...

wow the festivities has already begun at your place! looks so fun!!!

Happy October

xoxo

Linda said...

What a great post and I love everything here! You asked for a suggestion...how about cloth napkins in a Halloween or Autumn theme? I don't have a sewing machine and wish I did and continued sewing after I finished high school, but I just love to see what others make. I hope your day and weekend will be as wonder filled as your blog is. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Nel, Love all your wonderful fall decor. The text covered pumpkins are adorable. Looks like you are ready for the fall season. Thanks for sharing.
xo

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ :) :) :) ♥ Happy Weekend, my dear friend!♥ xxx Riitta

Gypsy Heart said...

Love the witches! Everything is great and looks fun! Do you need my address to send some of that biscotti? LOL Did you make it?

xo
Pat

Mohammad Salauddin said...

Fun decoration! thanks for sharing.

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