Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Fall Inspiration from Friends!

Yesterday we finally received a hint that Fall is, indeed, on its way.  It was wonderful to walk outside and feel a bit of cool, crisp air!  Last night DH began pulling my Fall decor out of the attic so I can start deciding how and where I want things to go in this house. 

But, while I am still working on my fall decor, I want to share some fun Fall inspiration from my friend Heidi.  She lives in our "old" town and they got a taste of Fall just a week or so sooner than we did. Heidi is one of those sweet souls who is beautiful inside and out and also has a great dose of good taste!  She always works hard to make her home inviting and a haven for friends and family.  So, enjoy a tiny peek at some of her Fall decor and I hope you find some inspiration to get you in the mood for the season. 

Isn't her entryway just adorable?  I love her Pumpkin Door Hanger!!!  She had this made by Dondee Hicks and it so unique.  Heidi also has others for for different seasons/holidays which are equally fantastic!
I love her Welcome Mum (a Sams Club find!).
This Boo Bucket is one of my favorite decorations.  It just gets me in the mood for Fall fun!
Of course, no tour would be complete without a few of inspirations from inside...
I was surprised by the runner under her kitchen arrangement, but it works so perfectly! Don't you love it when you have friends with such good taste to gather inspiration from?
 Heidi picked up this little sign at one of her favorite stores, Paper Affair (also one of my favorite and most tempting stores. I could never work there because I would spend more than I made). She changes the sign with the seasons. For Easter it says "He has Risen" with a pretty pastel bow... for summer it says "dog days of summer...." It is also great for menus at a dinner party!
There are so many precious little touches that make me feel like a child again, anticipating fall festivals, trips to the apple orchard, hay rides and long walks in crunchy leaves...
Thanks, Heidi, for letting me share your fantastic Fall decor!  I love it!!!

For more fall inspiration please check out:
 Fall Open House: Show Us How You Decorate at Hooked on Houses

13 comments:

southerninspiration said...

I want to tour Heidi's whole house! She has the cutest things!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring....still waiting for the 90's to go away and usher in some cooler temps!

Suzanne

JMW said...

Wow, she goes all out for fall/Halloween - how fun! Love her door hanger and the decorating she did inside as well. Just lovely!

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Bella,
It's so nice to meet you! I appreciate your kind visit to my blog and do I hope you will be back often. You're always welcome anytime sweet friend.

Your friend Heidi's home is gorgeous! I love the animal print runner. How pretty. Thank you for showing us.

Blessings & Happy Fall!
Warmly, ~Melissa :)

PS I'm your newest follower and I do hope you will follow me as well. I love to meet new blog friends!

Melissa Miller said...

Oops! I see that your name is Michelle. My sister is Michele with one L. I'll remember it! :)

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Love the Decor! said...

Beautiful!! Love the mums in the Welcome holder

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I love the photos and agree with Suzanne, more, more! What cute fall decor and that welcome bucket of mums is adorable. I'm so glad you stopped by Always Nesting. I promise not all of my posts are about menopause, lol. I do hacker decorate once in awhile also.

Pamela said...

Wow! Great inspiration pics! Thanx for stopping by earlier! I look forward to reading more abt you on your blog. New follower!:)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Loved seeing all your friends Fall decor.
Thanks for visiting me so I could follow you back here. I wouldnt have wanted to miss it...

Sonny

Princess Freckles said...

Darling! I'm going to pull out my Fall wreath this week!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Awesome ideas in this post!!! Love the "Boo" sign. :)

Diana said...

Thanks for the pics of all the fall "stuff." We all need to go tour her house. It's great.

Miss Char said...

Oh Michelle your friends home is so cute and appears from what I can see to lend itself to fall decorating wonderfully. I would love to have the sign, boy could you get a lot of use out of something like that when decorating. Thanks for sharing.