Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Hello, everyone!
Between one thing or another, I am so late this year getting the house decorated for the new season.
Because of that reason, my Fall decor this year is very simple and even then, I don't seem to have time to finish it. Between projects, cooking, cleaning, laundry, deck building, water heater repairs and "broken" vacuum cleaners, 
I managed to give the kitchen a bit of a Autumn look.

I did start with the island, like I do every year.
I used my homemade cabinet tray, two glass vases from Homegoods, my old Fleur de Lis candle holders 
and just a few little pumpkins here and there.
The leaf branches came from Hobby Lobby.

I also added a few Fall touches to the pot rack.

And a few pumpkins here and there on my existing vignettes.

A couple of weeks ago I changed the drapes in the breakfast area.
The minty green Summer color went away until next year and in its place I made a new drop cloth valance.
I wanted something neutral that would go well with Fall and Christmas decor.
The next two pictures I took when I finished it

And here is the breakfast area decorated for the new season.

 The placemats came from Walmart. I loved the colors and fabric and at $1.98 each, I couldn't leave them behind.
As a centerpiece. I used the basket I bought last year and a few leaves and pinecones.
I also bought a couple of extra placemats and I will show you in another post what I did with those.

 On the window sit, just a simple Fall pillow.

And that's it! 
I have the family room and mantle almost finished and then I will be decorating the front porch.
Hope to have everything finished soon.

I also have a couple of Fall craft projects to share with you.
Hope to have them up on the blog this week.

Thank you all for stopping by.
See you soon!

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  1. Oh...so pretty! I must run to Walmart for some of those placemats! I have not finished my Fall decorating yet either. Too hot! I love Fall the best, and hate to take it down for Christmas decor!!!!
    xo Kris

  2. Gorgeous! I love those leaves spray on your island!!!

  3. Oh I love it all. Your kitchen is so pretty and the tall leaves on the island are stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  4. The branches really make it look like fall leaves falling in your kitchen. Just beautiful!

  5. Oh my, you did an amazing job decorating for Fall Ma. Elena, specially for such a bury lady! Wow, so much to do my friend.
    I love the table centerpiece, simply lovely. Everything looks very Falloish.

  6. I love the leaf branches you got! Your home is so beautiful with all the fall colors. Now we just need fall-like weather to arrive in Texas. :)

  7. I agree with Lisa, love those leaf branches. It all looks very festive and tallish. I also agree with Lisa about the fall temps for TX!

  8. Very pretty Maria. I do love those branches in your tall vases. You have transformed your lovely home into a warm and beautiful space. Perfection for Fall. xo

  9. Maria Elena, your fall touches are so pretty. I love those placemats and the leaf branches are perfect! I'm trying to keep things simple around here. Just the mantel and a few splashes around the kitchen. Your home looks great...as always!

  10. Your kitchen looks so pretty all decorated for Fall! The richness of the cabinetry sets the perfect backdrop for the warm colors of Fall!

  11. Gorgeous Maria! I am still stuck in summer, but your lovely fall decor makes me want to whip out the pumpkins...and go to Walmart!

  12. Always fun to see your kitchen dressed for the seasons! Love your cabinet door tray! The placemats are so cute -- guess I need to go to Walmart!

  13. Oh my! I love it all. Pinning this. I just wish it would cool up enough in my neck of the woods so I could at least THINK pumpkins! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  14. Oh your kitchen is beautiful. I love how you included the pot rack. Please come and link at the Fabulous Fall linky party!


  15. Wow. I love coming over and looking at your home decor ideas. Your minimal decorating is still very beautiful and definitely an inspiration to get me going on decorating too. Thanks again for sharing on Merry Monday.

  16. Hi Maria Elena,
    Love your Fall look, everything looks very warm and festive. Love those placemats they are very pretty and look great on your table.
    Your new valance looks pretty too, nice job.
    Enjoy all your decorating...........and hope you have a better day and weekend than the earlier part of the week.
    Blessings, Nellie

  17. The candle holders are very special.
    Thanks for sharing
    Greetings from South Africa

  18. This looks so amazing! Pinned. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  19. Everything looks so pretty Maria Elena! I especially love the pot rack. The new valance will be nice for a change. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. Gorgeous - I love your fall decor! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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