fall inspiration

Let me preface this post by saying I am not ready for fall at all!  In the slightest bit. zilch. nada.  I’m still buying flowers for the containers on the patio!  Really.  It was close to 100 degrees here today.

Fall inspiration

BUT blog land, magazines, catalogs, retailers all tell me otherwise.  So in order to play along nicely and provide some pertinent inspiration I’m going to share some of my decor from the previous years.
Fall decor 13fall decor 2015
Lets start with the mantel since this tends to be a focal point.  A couple of years ago the mantel was sprinkled with vintage & rustic items.

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Vintage books, silver plate and cast iron urns are staples  throughout the house.
Fall decor 12
I like to pair vintage with rustic elements.  Here I used pine cones, feathers and white pumpkins.  Always white pumpkins whether real or faux.
Woodlad atel10woodland autumn mantel
Last year I focused more on the rustic side of things with a woodland theme.

Woodlad atel7

I kept my vintage books but used my lanterns and brown bottles instead of the silver plate & cast iron.

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And although the hydrangeas are the only “natural” element it has more of a earthy feel because of the mushrooms and wooden pumpkins.
Fall tour 2016 2fall tour 2016
the dining room table was dressed with a seasonal vignette last year.Fall tour 2016 3
that white pumpkin makes me swoon each & every time.
Pedestal plates8pedestal plates & pumpkins table
had fun one year playing with my pedestal plates and pumpkins.
Glass cloche vignette fall 3glass cloche vignette – fall
And everything is better under glass right?  This was a fun project with autumnal cloches.

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 “There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air .”
~Rudolfo Anaya~ 

sharing @:

share your cup @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson

vintage charm @ our hopeful home

home and garden thursday @ a delightsome life

share your style @ 21 rosemary lane 

 home sweet home @ the charm of home

feathered nest friday @ french country cottage 

morning cup joe @ the cottage market

create bake grow & gather @ shabby art boutique 

what to do weekends @ crafts a la mode  

bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive

 saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes   

 sundays at home @ love of home 

dishing-it-digging-it @ rustic refined

 amaze-me-monday @ dwellings the heart of your home 

show and share @ coastal charm 

 the-scoop @ stonegable 

met monday @ between naps on the porch 

inspire me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia 

celebrate your story @ the sweet sensations 

make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house 

  inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life

tuesdays with a twist @ stone cottage adventures 

wonderful wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl 

 wow @ savvy southern style 

creative muster @  fluster buster  

funtastic friday @ olives-n-okra  

reader tip tuesday @ jodie fitz 

bff open house @ the answer is chocolate  

scraptastic saturdays @ scrapality 

saturday blog link party @ sunny simple life

diy party @ diy show off  

nifty thrifty sunday @ nifty thrifty things   

farmhouse friday @ the painted hinge  

mmm @ keeping it simple crafts

sew it cook it craft it @ sew historically  


  1. Kathleen says:

    You have had such lovely fall decor and vignettes, vintage charm for sure! Our tastes are quite similar:) I’m reluctant to let go of summer, although fall is my favorite season! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  2. thanks kathleen! yes, fall is totally my favorite season as well. can’t wait to share with you what we do this year! xo- mj

  3. Love all the Fall decor. Autumn is my favorite time of year. Found your lovely blog on Tuesdays with a Twist, I’m #82. Following along and can’t wait to see more.

  4. Lisa says:

    Such pretty fall vignettes… I like the neutral colors and dried hydrangeas!

  5. Jann Olson says:

    Your fall décor always makes me swoon! I love the white pumpkins as well. I have a few urns and love them as well! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. Sandra Garth says:

    Mary Jo I love all of the pumpkins especially the silk ones. I’m not ready for fall either but I’m enjoying the ideas. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.

  7. Hi Kelly-
    Thanks so much for popping in & your seeet comment. I’ll go over & visit you. xo- mj

  8. Thanks so much lisa! xo- mj

  9. Hi Jann! Thnx so much. Yes we have very similar tastes! xo- mj

  10. Thanks Sandra! I love sharing at your parties. Thnx for hosting. xo- mj

  11. Cindy says:

    Lots of great fall inspiration. I especially like your pedestal plates and pumpkins!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  12. Thanks so much cindy. It was really fun to play with the pumpkins & pedestal plates. Thanks for stopping by. xo- mj

  13. Jodie says:

    so trying this! Thanks for sharing at the party – hope to see you at this week’s party: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/22/reader-tip-tuesday-party-crafts-recipes/
    Its still & growing all week :)…

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