A Little Touch of Fall

Want a unique way to put a smile on someone’s face this fall? Show up at their house with a box full of home grown gourds!

Seriously. It worked for me.

Last Saturday my aunt and uncle stopped by our house. My uncle has become my go-to carpenter, if you will. Really, he’s a farmer – but he’s super handy, and seems to take all of my crazy requests and create something better than I could have imagined. He brought me a cornice base that I had recently requested, and they surprised me with a box full of gorgeous gourds!

RardonFall-Gourds

I love decorating for fall and Christmas, but to be completely honest: we’ve been so caught up on just getting our house to look like we didn’t just move in. [We’ve lived in our house for over a year, and have gotten asked by several people, ie. tv dish guy, drywall man, little girl selling cookie dough – if we just moved in… ugh] But I digress, we’ve been so focused on all-year-round decor, that I haven’t really spent any time decorating for the seasons. But, I tell ya what – those gourds made me feel a breath of fresh fall air. So – here you have the little touch of fall that came to the Rardon house… thanks to my dear aunt and uncle!

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And a breath of fresh air that this handful of rooms doesn’t look like we just moved in…

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The table runner from Pier 1 adds a little touch of red and orange for fall.

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For the tallest glass piece, I rolled up pages from an old book. Hobby Lobby sells bags of leather scraps at a great price – and I happened to have a stash of the perfect fall colors to tie up my page rolls!

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The white ram is one of my favorite pieces. I saw him in a picture on Rustic Treasure’s FB page – and asked about him right when I got in the door on my next visit. He was still waiting there for me… it was meant to be! He got his “new-do” a few weeks ago. Isn’t he just weird, quirky, and fun!? He doesn’t have a name yet – any suggestions?

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I just scored this basket at Goodwill, and knew it would be perfect on the coffee table with some gourds!

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And, of course, it’s not fall until the house smells of pumpkin or apple pie. Mmm…

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  1. Janet Wolken Reply

    You made simple gourds look so very pretty!! Love it!!!

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