Fall Decorating

Sorry this post is late. I was waiting because I still hadn’t acquired all of my outdoor decor. Well, that’s just not gonna happen now. I wanted to re-create what I did last year with hay bales but we can’t find them this year. At least not the right sized ones.  I’m over it now and like the more simple look. Hopefully this gives you some ideas of your own. Keep in mind, I don’t like clutter and if I decorate too heavily, that’s what it looks like to me. At the same time, I so appreciate others homes where they are filled to the brim with holiday decor. Warning – this post is pic heavy!

Dining Room:

I think the bead strand came from Pottery Barn but I can’t remember.
I got this idea from Pinterest. You can see the inspiration photo here in my Holiday Decor Board. The candlesticks are from Hobby Lobby. The pumpkins are from Kirkland’s.
I’ve had the napkins and placemats for years. The chargers are from Walmart last year as are the plates.
I found these cute leaf bowls at TJ Maxx earlier this year. I bought green and orange. They also make great candy dishes!
I wasn’t quite sure what to do with the plant so I stuck some picks in it that I got from Michael’s. The pumpkin is from Hobby Lobby last year but they have them again. It’s one of my favorite pieces. The glass hurricane is old and I just stuck some scented pinecones and pumpkins in it as a base for a white candle.
If you’ve been following me a while, you know we recently made-over the dining room. Hence the lack of things on the walls. I’m still trying to find just the right paintings for the wall w/out the mirror. No such luck yet.

Other Areas in the House:

This is in the breakfast nook. The vase arrangement is always up. The candle is from Walmart {Mulled Cider} and is one of my all-time favorites. The holder is from BBW. The decoration is from Kohl’s a few years ago.
These are sitting on the ledge that separates the family room from the breakfast nook. I’ve had all of this for several years and can’t remember where it came from, sorry. I didn’t take a picture, but there is a wreath at the base of the table arrangement that always sits on the breakfast table in the background.
The mantel over the fireplace in the family room. The garland is from Walmart a few years ago. I already had it and just haven’t looked for a better replacement yet. The wreath is from Michael’s recently. I was able to get it when they had 50% off. The wreath is held up with a Command Hook. Most of the decor stays up all year and I decorate around it.
One of my favorite things from this year is the corncob guy I picked up at Michael’s. He’s just too cute. The books are also from Michael’s and I’ve had them for a few years. They sit there all the time along with the candle holder on top.
I originally passed on this glittery pumpkin when I first saw it at Hobby Lobby. Well, I couldn’t resist and went back for it. It’s just too cute!

These cute ceramic pumpkins are new this year and I picked them at Kirkland’s. The flowers behind them are from Michael’s and stays there year-round.


The wreath I made last year. You can see it in a previous post here. I need to store it a little better so it keeps the shape for next year. The urns are old but I got the idea for the pumpkins from Pinterest {link above}. I didn’t go as fancy as the original picture but it’s the same idea.




  1. Jayme and Mendi
    October 17, 2012 / 4:31 pm

    Your home screams fall and we just love that!! Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

    • Crystal @MissCrystalMakeup
      October 19, 2012 / 12:54 pm

      Aw, thank you! :)xo

    October 17, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    I LOVE your decor Crystal! Mine definitely needs some work. Thanks for the inspiration! Stacie xo

    • Crystal @MissCrystalMakeup
      October 19, 2012 / 12:55 pm

      Thanks Stacie!xo

  3. Kenz2410
    October 18, 2012 / 2:28 pm

    Your home is beautiful! What color of paint is on the walls in your dining room? I love it.

    • Crystal @MissCrystalMakeup
      October 19, 2012 / 12:55 pm

      Hi, thank you! It's Martha Stewart {Glidden} Mushroom.

  4. ToadToedPrincess
    October 18, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    This makes me want to decorate my home. You did a lovely job. I have only one Halloween decoration. It is a black table top tree covered with glass Halloween ornaments. I'll have to put it up today. Thanks for the nudge to decorate.

    • Crystal @MissCrystalMakeup
      October 19, 2012 / 12:57 pm

      Hi, thank you so much!

  5. MomsMakeupStash
    October 20, 2012 / 1:11 am

    lovely decor ideas Crystal, and such a beautiful home!btw – I awarded you the Laine award in my most recent post :)Sandra xoxo

  6. ashleyTIA
    October 20, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    Gorgeous!! Your home decor is so warm and inviting.

    • Crystal @MissCrystalMakeup
      October 23, 2012 / 12:10 pm

      Thanks Ashley! xo

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