These are my favorite fall decor items, in real-life settings (that’s where you let me off the hook if there are kids in the picture or random shoes).
Gentry’s Farm is where we get our decor pumpkins. These three little people helped us find them, though the prices encouraged me to get fewer this year and invest in a few faux pumpkins instead. I used to not understand why anyone would buy faux and then have to store them. The reason, I learned, is so you don’t have to spend a fortune on pumpkins every year if you need a lot of them. So you buy a few faux to mix in with a few real, and eventually this will add up to savings (if you don’t end up having to buy a bigger house to store them). Anyway, here are a couple faux ones (below). I would like to get more interesting ones than this (like green ones), but they aren’t on sale at places like Pottery Barn yet (and you have to be careful what kind of faux pumpkins you get, or your house will look like the Halloween section at the dollar store). These two are from Hobby Lobby and I think they’re decent.
2. Brown Transferware
I love love love brown transferware! The piece above is a Spode Woodland Turkey plate (a classic). The pattern is old (the outer edge pattern has been around since the 1800’s, and I don’t know when they first started making the turkey in the middle), but they are still making them. These ones are new, meaning they can safely go in the microwave and dishwasher.
We also have a small collection of antique brown transferware, which is going to be part of a plate collage on the wall. (Below).
Below is an example of a transferware turkey platter that was made in the 1950’s, which isn’t old as far as transferware is concerned. We actually use it at Thanksgiving for our turkey:
3. Plaid Wool Blankets
This is us enjoying the plaid wool blankets on our screened-in porch. We love to hang out on the deck (and my kids do their school work out there a lot), so we pull out these vintage wool blankets when it’s chilly. The blue and the green ones above are stadium blankets from the 1950’s and the red one I think is from the 1970’s. We have a huge crock on the deck that holds them (I also love crocks):
Below is a new plaid wool blanket that I am currently using as a tablecloth. Both of my boys just had their birthdays, so I thought I’d include a “real-life” photo so you can see how beautifully* decorated it was.
This life-sized turkey is one of our favorite fall decorations. We originally got it for our porch, but then decided it was so cool that it would surely be stolen. They have a few at different shops in downtown Franklin, so it’s apparently a hot market for huge turkeys. Lucy the kitty seems to rather enjoy him and we think he’s a silly addition to our deck.
The turkey transferware is my other turkey-related favorite. Here’s what our plate rack currently looks like (a mix of turkey transferware and plain):
5. Plaid or checked anything
These checked pillows are from Ikea, and I know they usually have lots of awesome checked and plaid things, but unfortunately they aren’t very accessible to those of us in Nashville! A friend brought me these back from a trip to Ikea in Atlanta and I love them!
Below is one of my favorite chairs with a mix of two plaids:
I love plaid anywhere at any time of the year, but plaid wool is my favorite and especially in the fall. The midcentury modern chair above was from an estate sale, and I reupholstered it in vintage wool. The throw on the back is actually just a different piece of plaid wool (it’s actually from a vintage wool skirt). You can mix different plaids easily if they’re different sizes and within your color scheme. The chair is the real deal, by the way…it’s a France & Sons Denmark chair from the 1960’s and is so cool and comfy! It was $10 at an estate sale and one of my favorite things ever. They make similar reproduction ones at West Elm that I like too:
Well, it’s not really decor, but I do like looking at it. We make pumpkin spice lattes at home and the cow mug, whipped cream and nutmeg make it extra yummy. As does the latte art on these mochas:
I am so glad that the Lord foresaw our great need for help and made coffee. I am friends with it. I also like having coffee with this little person:
This little lady and I got to have some time together over a mocha and kids’ hot chocolate, piled with whipped cream. I remember not long ago having coffee all day long just to keep from falling down the stairs in absolute exhaustion because she was up screaming all night. Every night. (To her credit, she was just born and apparently the change of scenery didn’t agree with her). But now she sleeps just fine and actually makes me the pumpkin spice lattes above.
What are your fall favorites?