Tuesday, September 2, 2014


I have to tell you, I only started decorating for Fall three years ago, which is about the time I started blogging.
Until then, my home stayed about the same all year until we started decorating for Christmas, a reason for that was the fact that I worked long hours outside the home and also because, truthfully, I had no idea what to do. :)

But then I was introduced to your blogs and your beautiful seasonal decor and I decided to try my hand at it.
Little by little I have been collecting some items, either bought or homemade by me and although I don't have much, every year I add a little to my collection.

My first year was very simple.
First thing I did was to make two pillows for the breakfast table. I have used those same pillows every year since.

 I used some Fall place mats to decorate the table and a very small centerpiece from Kirklands.
I also added Fall garland to the lamp.

 I set up the kitchen island with some simple plates and a few Fall items.

And my mantle was very, very simple. :)

My front porch also got a few touches.

The second year I got a little more involved decorating the house for Fall.

This time I started with the outdoor decor first.

And then moved on to decorating the kitchen.
That was the year I made my first burlap runner, which I used for the kitchen island with a Fall vignette.

And since the kitchen and family room area are all open space, I also decorated the mantle.

Last year was the first year I really preplanned all my fall decor. I still used most of my old decor from previous years, but I spent many hours in my craft room sewing, stenciling and making wreaths. 
It was fun, but not so much when it was time to put it all away. :)

Inside our home, I also used the same decor I had, but just changed things around and made some new burlap items to give the house a different look.

And here is the Fall 2013 decor in the family room and mantle.

And for this year, well, I do NOT have a plan, no idea what I am going to do, as they say back home, NADA! :)

I hope this post gives you a little inspiration to start decorating for the Fall season that is just seems to be coming faster and faster. As for me, I am counting on you and your blogs to get me started this year. LOL

Thank you all for visiting.
See you soon!

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  1. Hi Maria Elena,

    I think the colours in your home's architectural and decorative features are a perfect match for fall's lovely ambiance of hues. Your seasonal decor throughout the years is very pretty and your home looks, most of all, always cozy and comfortable.


  2. Wow! Your fall inspiration is absolutely beautiful! I loved every detail! Your home looks gorgeous, vibrant and oh so inviting dressed up for fall, thanks for the inspiration, Maria~hugs, Poppy

  3. WOW! I love your fall porch! Mine NEVER turns out as good as I always imagine. I also love the display you put on your island/bar area. What a great idea!

  4. What beautiful inspiration, Maria Elena! Your fall decor is gorgeous; and the rich colors look so beautiful in your home! It was so fun to see how your decor has changed over the years. It always looks so warm and inviting.

  5. It all looks so pretty Maria Elena...I love the pillows you made for your kitchen!!

  6. I love seeing your transitions year to year Maria Elena! They all look beautiful so whatever you come up with this year I'm sure will be perfect as always! I'm not ready to do FALL yet since I'm still holding on to summer, but with my baby due soon, I think I might have to!

  7. Your house is always glowing for fall, Maria. Thank you for all the autumn inspiration!

  8. It has been so hot here (close to 100°), that I am still in summer mode. It will be nice once the temperature drop a little and I get ready for Fall

  9. I love all your fall inspiration in this post! I just started decorating for fall a few years ago too. I still can't believe how many bins of fall decor I've collected through the years. :)

  10. Gorgeous! I love Fall! My favorite!
    xo Kris

  11. Isn't just so much fun to see the changes we make either by accident or intentionally to give our seasonal decorations new life? I think you did a great job from the first time right on through to last year, and I know you will find your footing and have your home decorated just beautifully. My Fall decorating is finished (well, except for the tweaking that I know will come), but I'm trying to figure out how I want to present the different spaces in posts -- oh, boy, we bloggers do face some weird dilemmas, don't we! I haven't put anything outside yet as we are still have triple digit heat -- YUK! I have my front door wreath hanging on my craft room door until it cools a little bit -- if I tried putting it outside now, all the hot glue would melt and my wreath would fall apart!

  12. I love fall and your decorations are awesome! Thank you for linking up at #MerryMonday!

  13. Beautiful and not fussy. I think fall decor can get a little fussy. I love your kitchen counter arrangments.I am going to pin & use them for some inspiration for my tables; no room on the counters. A great share! Thanks. Linda

  14. Omgoodness! I love seeing how you decorate your home. I shared your post on my FB fanpage. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  15. you are so talented my friend, everything looks so incredible, sooo beautiful!Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I hope you saw the new giveaway I posted yesterday. xo P.S. watch for your feature on Monday

  16. I wish I had your sewing talents! This year I have bought several pillows (and none are as beautiful as the ones you have created). I got them because we now have a deck and patio for me to decorate!!! I LOVE all your Fall decor. Can't wait to see what you do this year!!! I am all done decorating, got a good head start!

  17. Maria, I just love this post and the look back at the years before, can not wait to see what you will do this year. I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this post on my blog at Tuesdays with a Twist, stop by and take a peek. :-) Have a great day.

  18. Beautiful! It takes my breath away. Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

  19. your bench/porch area is my favorite piece, i love the way you decorated it all those different years.

  20. Love what you did each year - beautiful, stunning vignettes! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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