Fall Decorating Ideas from an Average Girl - Fall in Love with Texas Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Fall in Love with Texas Blog Hop! We are happy to have you visit us here in our great state. 
Each year since Poofing the Pillows began I've had greatest intentions of being that girl. The one who has it all together way ahead of time. She has the perfect art and the perfect cake to go with it. She has a pretty picture of herself chopping veggies or hanging a wreath of succulents with the perfect bow. I want to be that girl I really do! But the truth is I'm not that girl...are you? Maybe you aren't either and if you not well I say, "Thank goodness!" The pressure's off here. OK?

Easy fall decorating ideas - apothecary jar with coffee beans

Here's what I've done to in a very real world way to make our Texas home feel fallish and cozy all while the air conditioner runs its little heart out.  Let's start in the kitchen. I dusted the open shelves and added coffee beans to an apothecary jar. I don't think apothecary jars are the in thing anymore but I still love them for the shapes and endless possibilities. The coffee beans add a deep rustic color that is lacking in our bright white kitchen. The cotton stems were in a paper sack in a closet but I dug until they were unearthed.

easy fall decor ideas, light a candle to transform a space, mercury glass pumpkins

I've been lighting a wonderful cinnamon pumpkin scented candle in the kitchen. If I close my eyes and imagine just a little, the scent can take me from a hot day near Dallas to somewhere on the east coast with leaves falling gently and a cool breeze blowing. That's what I'm thinking anyway. The mercury glass pumpkin has been around for a few years and I'm always happy to bring it out again.

Real world fall decorating ideas from a Texas blogger. Fall dishes.

This old brown plate is propped inside a picture frame and looks really nice. That was easy to do and if there's a cow with an ice cream advertisement label in the frame behind that plate, nobody's the wiser. Shhh...

Fall decor ideas, quick and easy fall decor using what you have, fall tablescapes with hydrangeas

The table is partially set with placemats and plates. On top I placed dried hydrangeas which will be swooshed away shortly when we have leftovers for supper...or when the cat discovers them. Whichever comes first! :)

Fall message on a chalkboard, quick and easy fall decor ideas

There's a Hobby Lobby chalkboard on one wall with my very own handwriting. One of these days I will learn calligraphy but it hasn't happened yet. It's on my list.

Quick and easy fall decor, antique kitchen scale for fall

Over in another corner we have the antique scale that I bought just about this time last year when hubby and I went to an antique market. We wheeled and dealed for this scale and then carried the heavy thing back to the car smiling. Antiques and fall just seem to go together. Don't they?

Over in the family room I added potpourri and faux acorns to the lantern that is always there. I felt pretty accomplished by this designer move.

lantern decorated for fall

I poofed the pillows that little Belle had been sleeping on and freshened up my grocery store flowers. This year I discovered I'm the last person on the planet to know about fresh eucalyptus and let me tell you - it's amazing in an arrangement, lasts forever, and smells wonderful. 

fresh flowers and pillows for fall decorating

fall pillows, quick and easy fall decor ideas

I grabbed this little glass pumpkin at TJ Maxx a couple of weeks ago and I love it! A collection was born at that moment because I plan to get more as I find them.

fall decor, glass pumpkins

That's about it for me. A few pumpkins, a message on the chalkboard, some pillows, and a candle are all it has taken to give me that fall feeling!

I don't have any cake to offer you but I have lots of coffee if you'd like some.

Just one average girl to another, I'm really glad you stopped by today.


real world fall decorating ideas, painted pumpkins, hydrangeas

I hope you'll pop on over and visit my other Texas friends. They are far above average and sweet as can be!!


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48 comments

Decor To Adore said...

So many great takeaways from this wonderful and creative post Stacey.
I love the plate in the box!
Looking forward to tomorrow.

Sandy said...

Well, I think it is all adorable. I am definitely never ever together, so I am with you!

My thrift store addiction said...

Stacey, I love all of your beautiful fall accents and your photos are anything but average! Happy Fall to you, my Friend! Blessings, Cecilia

My thrift store addiction said...

p.s. Pinned and tweeted ;)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love being an average girl, too, Stacey, but you have so many inspirational ideas for me to enjoy. Your new forever home is looking all pretty in it's very first Fall. The pumpkin pillow is wonderful, along with all your pops of turquoise color. I still love apothecary jars, too! Thank you for the tour this morning.

Nicki Parrish said...

What a beautiful home you have! I love seeing what you are doing with it! Thanks for the tour!

Estelle's said...

This was lovely Stacey....thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. Happy October!

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

Stacey! Love the fireplace and the lantern! Oh, and the kitchen! Have a great day! laura

Andrea Nine said...

These are the perfect touches. I love your shades of blue! The chalkboard with the boxwood is my favorite! And your handwriting is sweet! ;-)

Carol Lander said...

Stacey, I love your new blog design. Looks awesome. Love those glass pumpkins too and all the simple touches. It just fits you and your home.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always keep things just simple enough to look classic and stylish. And I love Texas...lived there many years and still miss it! Enjoy your day sweet lady! Hugs!

Tammy Lagaly said...

Stacey,
I love your plates and the scale. Both are so pretty. I also love the glass pumpkin! Well, I love all colored glass. So pretty. I think that you home looks wonderful. And you are so right, it's hard to get excited about fall when the air conditioner is running non-stop!

Calypso In The Country said...

Great post on so many levels! I always have this vision of myself of having it all together as well...but I have to be realistic too! Calligraphy is also on my list - among a million other things! Your home looks beautiful!
Shelley

Betty said...

I love the glass pumpkin and the turquoise clock. I have a clock similar to it.

Donna said...

Thanks for the tour and the coffee...the tour was beautiful and the coffee was delicious! Love the glass pumpkin...have to check at Home Goods for one. Where did you find the pumpkin pillow? After looking at your chalkboard, I think our home needs one. I left you two dozen of my hens' best eggs on your counter for you and your family to enjoy. Happy Monday! xoxo

Junkchiccottage said...

It all looks so pretty Stacey. I love that pillow you found at TJ Maxx. Gorgeous find.
Happy New Week.
Kris

Miz Helen said...

Hi Stacey,
What a lovely invitation to enjoy so many fall decorating ideas. You have inspired me and thanks so much for sharing you talent!
Miz Helen

The Aspiring Home said...

I'm with you! I have those same dreams of looking all cute cutting veggies or holding a big bouquet of flowers about to place them in a vase... I love your average girl fall home tour - your home is warm, inviting and very real. To me, that is priceless.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Everything is so pretty! I did see some of those white glass pumpkins at Ross this weekend, also, FYI ;)

Katie Mansfield said...

I love it. So simple and easy to live with. Thanks for getting our tour together. Happy fall.

Susan Freeman said...

This is a lovely tour of your pretty home all dressed for Fall!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jill Nelson said...

I love the simplicity of your fall decor and especially your color scheme. I'm going to look for some eucalyptus now!

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Stacey. Thanks for the tour and the inspiration. I love the pretty soft touches you added for fall.
You can add me to the Wednesday list. Thanks!

Creations By Cindy said...

Well I love it all Stacey. I can smell that candle burning I do believe. Girl, I've never got it together! I used too! I am telling you that the Older I get the slower I am! LOL! Happy Fall dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Eilis said...

Stacey,
First of all, that pillow! It is gorgeous. Your peaches are also lovely on your scale. What a gorgeous fall home. Love everything.

Cindy Richter said...

Everything looks bright happy and festive. Keeping it simple is ALWAYS in style. ;)

thepaintedapron.com said...

I love the apothecary jar Stacey! The white pumpkins are perfect for a hot Texas fall~

Botanic Bleu said...

Stacey,
You are THAT girl. Your home is so fresh and inviting with the unexpected fall colors of aqua blue, dried green hydrangeas, and fresh peaches. No, you were not the last girl on the planet to discover seeded eucalyptus. :)

Fall temperatures have finally arrived for a few days here, and we are loving the cooler air.

Judith

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

So cozy all dressed up for fall in your new home!

bj said...

You are so adorable,Stacey girl....xoxo
Loved your tour..so many pretties here.
I joined the tour last year and had so much fun doing my post....just didn't have the heart to try again this time but hopefully, my heart will be healed more by next yr. and I can ride your coattail. :)
xoxo

Pam Richardson said...

Stacey, I love the autumn touches you have added...they are perfect! Love the new pumpkin from TJ MAXX, and fresh eucalyptus is wonderful. I would be fine in your beautiful home with just a cup of coffee, no cake needed!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I notice lately that you've gotten very good with your camera! Great photos, great words. Totally enjoyed it. And no, you aren't the last one that learns about eucalyptus, that would be me. I wondered where everyone was getting it.
Brenda

Kim said...

Beautiful! I'm not that girl, either! I have a few little fall trinkets popped about and did it when the chill finally blew in. LOVE the hydrangeas on the plates...love.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Lots of pretties here and I love the soft look you've created for Fall. It's perfect for your pretty home.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love all of your goodies for fall, Stacey! The pumpkin pillow is so pretty!

Maria said...

Such a pretty fall home, I love the new look. I love the new home as well. How long you have been in it. I just sold me home and planning on building again.
Maria

Jeanie said...

Oh Stacey, how wonderful your new home is. So beautiful and with so many lovely touches. Love the pumpkins and your lantern and table. And do I recognize those turquoise plates? A happy memory to be sure. So thrilled you have a new canvas on which to display your decorating skills!

Tanya said...

I just love your decor and your sentiments too. It's always best when we cut ourselves some slack and say goodbye to perfection. I think it makes us relax and also makes others around us feel more comfortable knowing that we're not "perfect." Have a great week!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I'm always impressed with your decor, whether seasonal or everyday. Your pretty touches add just the right amount of "fall." Just be careful with the fresh eucalyptus...it's toxic to kitties and pups. :)

Bonnie said...

You are the above average girl that is humble and down to earth just like I like people. I like bloggers being more real. If I captured my house on a daily basis it would be entertainment for sure.
I love your pillow. Where did you find it? I found one at Pier 1 in those colors but I like yours better.
All your fall touches are creative and inspiring.
I've fallen in love with Texas since my son moved there three years ago and I have gotten to know a lot of you Texas gals. You are special!

taylorlisa said...

This was so fun to read this afternoon since I just saw all your fall lovelies in person.❤️

The Sketchy Reader said...

Very pretty fall fluffing! And I LOVE your photography. You have skills!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a great blog hop!...Love Texas...and must say love that blue pumpkin pillow....Yes, just love the Seeded Eucalyptus...so fragrant, beautiful and inexpensive...a great bang for your buck! Beautiful Fall details Stacey!

Jaybird said...

Nothing average there!!! Everything looks lovely, and I have to get out and look for that candle!!
You are above average on all counts!!
Blessings,
J

The Crowned Goat said...

I love all the pretty touches you've added around your home, Stacey, they are just gorgeous! I don't think there is one thing average about you lady. I love everything you do and am in awe of the things you're able to accomplish and the sweet way you make people feel important. Big hugs, CoCo

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House said...

Stacey, your home is so warm and inviting! And, you know how I adore your kitchen! Love all of your Fall! Thanks for sharing with us! Happy Fall! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Chatfield Court said...

So pretty Stacey! Love all of your fall touches but I especially love your new glass pumpkin. Happy Fall!

My thrift store addiction said...

Stacey, thanks for sharing your beautiful inspiration at Vintage Charm--pinned to our Features & Favorites!