As the leaves begin to turn and I give my house the good cleaning it deserves, I’ve realized it’s time to dig out (and purchase) the fall décor. I love accenting my house with small touches of autumn and with soft muted colors throughout my house, my house seems to love it back.
One could go nuts with jack-o-lanterns and cornucopias, but I’ve searched to find items that last all the way through the fall season.
I could take up residence at Crate and Barrel. I joked around the time of our wedding that we should have bought stock in the company, as it seemed every box we opened was a black and white Crate and Barrel box.
This place setting can be used all year through but these C&B Leaf Napkin Rings create a subtle touch of autumn. The Acacia Salad Bowls look especially festive when paired with some fall table linens.
The embossed leaf charger can be used to spice up a place setting or as a serving platter for a Thanksgiving dish.
The Maggie Runner from Crate and Barrel creates a soft elegance to any dining area. The bright colors and comforting felt give a your table a whimsical fall face lift. Paired with the Taylor Hurricane and any rust orange, maroon or sage colored candle and candle accent, your table can be set from September through November. Fill up your hurricane with anything from a candle ring like the one pictured here to some smooth rocks or sand. Or leave it by itself for simple elegance.
Daylight is beginning to diminish in the early evening hours. This provides a great excuse to break out the candles! I just received this beautiful vintage inspired white pumpkin candle from Hallmark for my birthday. And, for only $4.95, this C&B Trix Candleholder is not only great to add some candy corn or one of your other favorite Halloween or fall treats, but you can use these all year round. Christmas time: Red and Green candy. Valentine’s Day: Conversation Hearts. Easter: Jelly Beans. And the list goes on…
And while this next item may not be décor per se, it is a delicious treat and very festive for the fall. The Muirhead Pecan Pumpkin Butter from Williams-Sonoma is great when spread on a toasted bagel or scone. I also sampled and received a recipe to make dessert bars using the butter and look forward to making it for myself!
I get scared watching previews for horror movies, so scary is not my thing. But if you are into ghosts and ghouls, check out Pottery Barn’s Skull collection to create a chilling Halloween cocktail party.