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Six Autumn Wreaths

With Autumn just around the corner I wanted to share some Autumn Wreaths that you could easily make, and add to your front door, book case, patio, porch or in any spot that you desire. Wreaths look fabulous anywhere and are an economical way to add interest and texture to your home.

                                                              Natural Fall Wreath

I have included four of my own wreaths, these four wreaths had the top views over the past few years, the other two are included in my collection of wreaths on my
Welcoming Wreaths Pinterest Board, where you will find nearly 400 pins to inspire you.
I made this one last year using pine cones from Colorado and acorns from Texas.

It is simple and natural.


Don't you just adore this natural wreath, so full and colorful.One of the many nifty things about it, is that it would take you right through Thanksgiving, without having to change a thing. I follow Tinywhitedaisies, her collection of photos are so inspirational and lovely.


                                                          Fall Wreath Make Over

This Fall Wreath make over, was a top post, so I felt I should include it in the selection.
Part of the reason it was such a hit, is because I made it from a Fourth of July Wreath.
I think it is interesting to see what we can recycle and reuse.

                                                                   Stone Gable

Yvonne over at Stone Gable has Autumn inspiration for everyone, you will find wreaths, recipes, outdoor and indoor decorating tips and more.
Her style and resources will not disappoint.


                                                         Burlap and Flowers Wreath

This was another popular wreath as well, I used florist picks, a straw wreath form and burlap
to make this for the Fall and Thanksgiving season.


                                                Burlap and Chevron Collegiate Wreath

As you know football and mums are big in Texas, so I sold these in my etsy shop last year.
They were a huge hit and I would customize them according to the college or pro team that
anyone wanted.  The letters were removable so that the wreath could be used throughout the Fall season.

I will be including Fall recipes,decorating ideas and recipes throughout the next few months.
I am also looking forward to participating in the upcoming Blogger Fall Tour.
It is going to be a wonderful treat for us all, so mark your calendars!


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Natural Fall Wreath DIY

I am sitting here today with our windows open, a cinnamon candle burning, the rustling of leaves

jumping across the back patio and tortilla soup simmering in my favorite orange cast iron pot.

Loving every moment of it and remembering how much I love this time of the year and

just wondering why Fall takes so dreadfully long to arrive in North Texas.

So with the cooler weather arriving I felt inspired to make this  natural Fall Wreath over the weekend

and I snapped a few photos of it while the morning sun came into our bedroom.

You have seen this favorite armoire of mine many a time, it just makes a great backdrop and

I love to photograph it too.

You know how you have the same piece of furniture for many years,

 and tend to forget all of the lovely details.

Whenever, I add a new wreath to this armoire, I am always reminded of the quaint and intriguing

shop it came from in the historical city of New Orleans.

Great memories for me.

So, the items need for this wreath are sweet and simple...

For this Natural Fall Wreath I used-

1. Grapevine Wreath
2. Acorns
3. Pine cones- assorted sizes
4. Faux leaves
5. Faux red apples
6. Burlap Ribbon
7. Mini Felt pumpkins
8. Glue gun

I found these pine cones while we were in Colorado this Summer and tucked them in my

suitcase, I just knew I would find somewhere to put them, and the acorns came from the many

walks I take through our neighborhood.

North Texas may be short on water, but we have plenty of Oak Trees!

Oh, these itty bitty pine cones I saved from last year.

I found these at Wal Mart and they are even scented - cinnamon, an added bonus for sure.

So then, with all of these supplies gathered together, I usually place them on the wreath and

see where they look the best before I hot glue.

Then I make my bow, it isn't a professional bow, but I am getting better at making them.

From start to finish this probably took 30 minutes, to be honest I lost track of time, just

because I was enjoying the weather so, so much.

I think thats a good thing, though, don't you?

And then I ended the day with a little Fall vignette on a chippy cedar chest with some fun

attic finds from my own attic!

Now, that's a story for another day.

Do you have any projects planned for the week?

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A Treasured Georgia Christmas

Amanda has finished decorating her historical home in Fort 

Benning, Georgia.  You'll remember my visit there in October, 

when I shared my trip with you in my Thankful and Pleased post. 

She has incorporated treasures from the sea as well as the 

forests to bring a certain natural magic to the Season.

Starfish, silver baubles, pine cones and the glow of her frosted

Christmas tree make her sitting room a very special place to be.

Although she did not join us for Tis The Season tour, I was looking 

forward to sharing with you some of the ways in which she 

celebrates The Season with her young family. 

In creating her Christmas theme she combines natural elements with 

her own handmade creations.  It all begins with the simple elegance 

 of the natural grapevine Star on top of her petite Christmas Tree.

To her handmade Toile Christmas Stockings, hung by 

the chimney with so much love and care.  Her creativity 

and talent shine throughout her home.

The mantle decorated so effortlessly with her hand sewn

fabric Christmas Tree, mercury glass and clear glass ornaments 

nonchalantly placed in a clear glass cylinder.  

A beautiful oil painting over the mantle and the colors of the ocean 

and sky enhanced with the blue candle and the modge podge letter 

of her last name.  Just look at the gorgeous blue patina of the 


Carefully placed keepsakes and Christmas treasures 
reflect the 

beauty and joy of adding natural elements to home decor.  

A Tis The Season treasury of what makes Christmas special in her

Georgia home.

Our Tis The Season Home Tour Continues~

Monday December 9th

At Home With Jemma
The Cafe Sucre Farine

Tuesday December 10th
Poppy View

Wednesday December 11th
Home and Lifestyle Design
Red Rose Alley

Thursday December 12th
Comfy House
Cozy Little House

Friday December 13th
The Refeathered Roost

Saturday December 14th
The Dedicated House
Across the Way

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