Free for (F)all Decor

Like many people, autumn has always been my favorite time of year.  The colors, the smell, football, the crisp air…living in Ohio, we get the whole fall experience.  I was outside with the kids this afternoon, and played around some fall-ish decor ideas from stuff I found in our yard or garage.

 

Very simple – just an overturned wooden box with white candles scattered on top.  I think you could do 1 candle or 30….I’d just be sure to use varying heights and sit them on overturned cups (or something similar) to give more dimension beyond short and tall pillars.

Not really your typical fall arrangements, but it might inspire other ideas?  What’s your favorite season and why?

Linking to

The Shabby Creek Cottage
HookingupwithHoH 

Somewhat Simple

Weekend Bloggy Reading
The Shabby Nest

Boogieboard Cottage 

 

 

 

 

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Design Style – Farmhouse vs. Cottage

Metal, wood, natural fibers, chippy paint, rust, old stuff…these are a few of my favorite things.  I have always associated these items with cottage style, but today I came across a blog, LaurieAnna’s Vintage Home, that made me rethink the classification of my  tastes.  Described as “Simple Farmhouse Living,” a look through LaurieAnna’s blog made me think, “farmhouse…farmhouse….yes, that’s it, farmhouse!”  I love it! 

 

A display in LaurieAnna's Shoppe using an old camper she found on Craigslist. Gorgeous!

I realize that style need not carry a title, but I’d always liked the cottage look, but I also love industrial items….and when I think about cottage+industrial = farm.  Right?   Charming porches with barn-style lighting.  Cozy dens with old barn-siding floors.  Bedrooms with chippy, rusted metal chests. 
 
 Farmhouse Barn door for bathroom – at thestir.cafemom.com

Buckets of Burlap bedroom using barn siding and a cowboy tub.

 

Bookshelf made from wood crates/pallets

 

Beautiful farm-style cabinet used for kitchen sink

 barnhousebh.com

  

Barn Style Bathroom from nskwood.net Rustic Cabinet as shown in Country Living

 
 
 
So I live in a retro 70s ranch-style home that has red formica countertops and brown carpet in the kitchen.  Not screaming fashionable farmhouse.

You know you're jealous...we do appreciate the sellers leaving us the matching tea kettle.I can't WAIT to tackle this badboy!

Does this peak your interest to see more of my beautiful new home?  Well, it just so happens that I did a whole post showcasing it in all her glory!
I’m so excited to start on my next project with all these fantastical (I know it’s not a word) farmhouse fun in mind!!
 
  I have a BUNCH of farmhouse-y and industrial chic purchases that I’ve made recently that I need to photograph and share….so I’ll get on that as soon as I can find a way to occupy my kids for 10 minutes….and when I can forge a path to that part of my garage!
 
I definitely suggest checking out LaurieAnna’s beautiful blog and shoppe
 
I’d love to hear your ideas about style and design. 

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