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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cooler temps bring thoughts of Fall!

Country Living
 We've  been having some pretty awesome storms the past day or two and with them comes cooler temps. It's a lot easier to think about Autumn when its only 75-80 and not 95-100!!!
 I've been going through all my old seasonal issues of my favorite magazines and pulling out some great Fall decorating ideas to share. I think you are going to love these!

Cottage Living
  This is one of my favorites. If you aren't a spooky Halloween lover and you prefer the white pumpkins I bet this idea is right up your ally! They used upholstery tacks!!

Country Living
 Pretty centerpiece.

Ladies Home Journal
This is a nice alternative to carving a pumpkin.
Country Home
 I loved this idea for the candles. It is sooo simple. I made my own version that I will show you in another post. I hope you are having a great week. BTW... I was inspired to break out the Halloween blog design a little early.. what do you think???


Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

That is a great idea for decorating a pumpkin, I always have upholstery tacks in the house for one reason or other! Thanks for the fun idea...
Tina xo

Unknown said...

Oh I love the candles and the candy corn together! So going to do this. I have lots of mason jars. Mine are blue though....Hmmm.... Love the upholstery tacks too.. Still building our house and suppose to move this month. But I just have to go ahead and get some fall decorations sitting out in old house. Driving me crazy not sewing or decorating any right now! Have a great day Karen!

Carol Mae said...

Hi Karen, Thanks for sharing these great ideas for fall decorating. I really like the canning jar candle with candy corn. So simple and pretty. Have a great evening, Carol Mae

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I do love white but the candles in the candy corn is so pretty. What a great idea:) We buy candy corn every year. No one likes it here but we all eat it anyway. lol
Capers of the vintage vixens

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

These are some lovely ideas for Halloween and fall decorating.

I love the candles spelling out "eek." I might have to try making those.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Isn't this cooler weather wonderful! Finally!
Love the mason jars....and I am looking for a tray to do something like you showed.. very nice!!

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Several great ideas here...thanks for skimming the old magazines for me. I save them and never take time to go back through them! Love, Love, Love the Halloween blog design, what a talent you have! Have a ghoulish day!LOL.

Emily said...

Your Halloween design totally fits with your blog! Very nice. I LOVE the pumpkin candle holders, and that centerpiece.

Lisascraftiques said...

Great pictures. We have had some great weather here this week too. Highs in the 70's and cool at night 40-50's. Its really gotten me in the Autumn mood. The Halloween graphics on your blog are awesome!

Hearts Turned said...

LOVE your Halloween background, Karen...and it's NEVER too early! You're so wonderfully creative!

Such beautiful fall ides...thanks for sharing them. I'm so glad it's getting a bit cooler for you down there!


Kari Desi said...

Love the candles and the candy corn. What a great idea! Love your spooky banner too!

Dawnll said...

Love the Halloween inspiration- but really love the blog background!

Vicki said...

I LOVE the Halloween blog design. It is perfection! I have a great little rusty mason jar caddy on my back porch. Thanks for reminding me! Much like you, we are just starting to cool off. I'm anxious to do a little cleaning and decorating out there. These are great ideas! I can't wait to get started. Thanks, Karen.

Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

Love all of the great ideas! Thanks for sharing, it really helps get me in the "spirit" for Fall/Halloween. I live in the Phoenix area as well (shout out to Gilbert!) and find it very hard to get in the mood for Fall when it's still 105 degrees outside! You can bet I will be using some of your great ideas to decorate my home this weekend! P.S.- great to find a fellow blogger who lives so close....

Tawnya said...

I recently moved from the Phoenix area and now live where fall really does feel like fall. I have decorated and it is so much fun! Thanks for sharing the pictures, and for giving me an excuse to decorate some more!


koralee said...

Oh I love all these ideas my friend...I too am getting in the mood...our Canadian Thanksgiving is Monday so need to spruce up my home before that!

Glad your weather is cooling down a wee bit...my husband is heading your way in nov. for a guys golfing trip. xoxoxoox

Jaime Haney said...

Luv the Halloween get up, it looks great :)

Thank you for sharing those beautiful ideas with us, I just love the candle with "Eek" on it!

Cyn said...

Love the blog!!! So loving this weather!! Lets hope it sticks around a while :)

Lululiz said...

The white pumpkins with the upholstery tack decoration are great.

love lives in the kitchen said...

great deco tips for haloween! i love all these pictures!
have a sweet day,

Dorthe said...

Karen, thanks for great ideas, and beautifull Halloween photoes-
And I love your Halloween header and graphicks- it is beautifull, dear.
Hugs, Dorthe

Creative Grammie said...

What great ideas you shared with us! I think I'll try the idea with the candle in the jar with corn candy; I can eat the corn candy later, hehehe.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Karen, what great ideals for Fall decorating! Thanks for sharing... Blessings~~~ Daphne

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Karen,

Hasn't this weather been unreal? I haven't seen this type of weather in about 30 years out here. I love your new blog decor, of course you're a master at it. I'm thinkin' I'll have to pick your brain a litle when we take that class at the end of the month. I came across some of those big rounded nail head accents (Clavos)out at "the Dump" in CaveCreek, so you can do the pumpkins in the first picture. See you soon!


Suz said...

love those "Eek" letters...I know I have them somewhere! And the upholstery tack idea is great. Thank, Karen. I really needed some good ideas!


Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Hi Karen,

I love the decorated white pumpkins from Country Living and I also love, love your Halloween blog design!

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing some fun ideas for holiday decor. My decor is being held wasp-age! Somehow a tiny crack around the window in my storage building let in a colony of swarming wasps. We have not been able to get them out and since I am highly allergic I am banned from the building. I may not be decorating for any holiday until it gets cold enough for them to quite moving around and they can be safely removed. I'll have to settle for beautiful blog decor ideas like yours, thanks for sharing.

Sheila Rumney said...

Love your new blog design. Fall is my favorite time of year!

Charlene said...



Unknown said...

Just love your Halloween blog design. FANTASTIC!!

Rustique Gal said...

I love the spooky blog design, how fun! and it's great to see these fall designs again-I can't get enough pumpkins, gourds and mums. The decorated candles are great too.
Happy fall!

Unknown said...

Aren't the pumpkins with the tacks great? I love this idea.
And, I can't wait to see what you did with the candles..
Glad the weather is cooler. It is here as well, all though the weather man is trying to tell us the weekend will be back up to 90!!!

lovelythingsstudio said...

I am a "new follower" (and new to blogging). Just love the candy corn candle idea. Thanks! Today I just added a project to my to-do list.

Anonymous said...

Karen, the blog header, etc. look terrific! This IS an inspiring time of year, isn't it!
Thanks for the pretty images.
Hugs, Diane

Rosemary said...

These are great ideas Karen.
Thanks for the visit, I think you do need a raven for your house.
I got the pillow last Halloween time at HomeGoods or Marshalls.
It is cute!!
Have a nice weekend,

Lisa said...

Love your collection of Halloween ideas. I'm the creepy spooky type myself. Love your new banner too. So after seeing everyones posts are you ready for Round Top in the Spring? You better start saving those pennies! Lisa

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love the way that the candles were put in the glass jars with the candy corn...really cute! Thanks for the great ideas.(-:

Barbara Jean said...

the candles in the first pic.

Thanks for html and cancer month button. Is it supposed to link to your design site? I hoped it would link to this blog so others could get it.

I'll just do a post on it so others can have it too.
thanks again


barbara jean

Jenny said...

Hello Karen,
Thanks for all the great ideas. Lots of inspiration oh and love your new blog seasonal look.


Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,
I love your spooky blog design!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,
I love your spooky blog design!

{oc cottage} said...

I am obsessed with that "eek" font...whatever it's called...I use it for everything!

m ^..^

Unknown said...

Love these ideas, and especially with living in AZ your pumpkins last so much longer if you decorate them without doing traditional carving. These really have put me in the mood to get decorating.

red.neck chic said...

Karen - I'm laughing... all of your favorite photos are just about the same as mine! LOL

I LOVE this time of year!!!

;-D robelyn

Anonymous said...

I love the upholstery tack pumpkins! How inventive. Love all your photos. They show the festive side of autumn. Hugs. tammy

shawn street said...

I love the first photo! You have no idea how much I love candy corn.... Except, I couldn't try the decorating idea with the candy corn and candles as I would keep eating the decorations!

Anonymous said...

I love,love,love your gorgeous blog!
Such creative mind you have girl!
I specially loved the canning jar candle.
will be back later to see more.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the pumpkin candle holders, and the EEK candles....too cool! Thanks for sharing! :)

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