Fall on my Mind and Embossed Metal Leaves

Festive fall centerpiece with DIY embossed metal leaves eclecticallyvintage.com

Just a few more days until September. Which means fall! Which means fall decorating! I'm busily preparing for my third annual Eclectically Fall Home Tour (15 amazing bloggers homes decked out for fall) so I've got all things fall on my mind. Since I love bling and shiny things, I was happy when my pal Martha sent me this slew of … [Read more...]


How to Preserve Leaves

How to Preserve Leaves eclecticallyvintage.com

  Faux is good (think fur) but some things are better when they are 100% real. Take these falling leaves - you probably spotted them in my foyer on my Eclectically Fall Home Tour. They are preserved in their original splendor just like good old Mom Nature intended. How to Preserve Leaves Supplies: *Leaves - freshly fallen (not … [Read more...]


Make It: 3D Paper Pumpkin


  You know I'm a sucker for fall ... I've got my vintage fall decorations decking my house, my ugly plastic pumpkins turned music sheet planters on my steps and my old toolbox centerpiece smack dab in the middle of my table. My girls love 3D movies ... arrows and rocks flying towards us in the theatre.   Distracting when … [Read more...]


Falling for Vintage Fall Home Tour

Vintage Fall Home Tour eclecticallyvintage.com

  My favorite season - Fall.   Boots, jeans, the smell of burning wood, apple cider doughnuts ... and an excuse to decorate! We went in for wild Maine blueberries ... and I came out with this fabulous old sign that was sitting neglected in the grass - $10 and it was making the 500 mile trip home with me! What's better … [Read more...]


10 Wildly Clever Pumpkin Crafts!

10 Wildly Creative Pumpkin Crafts - Like these junk pumpkins in silver pots!

  I can almost smell the pumpkin pie baking and the leaves burning. As you know, I love fall decorating and creating a fun Halloween house for my girls.   So do these creative gals ...   Carlene from Organized Clutter is one of the most creative people I know! Check out her cake pan pumpkins! Gotta love a … [Read more...]


5 Simple Favorite Fall Decorating Ideas


  Off with the flip flops and shorts ... on with leather boots, jeans and cozy sweaters.   Out with seashells, coral and glass buoys ... in with mums, pinecones and pumpkins.   Don't stress - a few of my quick and simple fall decorating ideas will have your house ready for a bonfire and apple picking in no time … [Read more...]


Make It: Decoupage Lace Pumpkin


  Decoupage. It sounds so sophisticated ... like I should be wearing a Chanel jacket while sipping a glass of champagne on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and watching the beautiful people stroll by with their poodles and baguettes.   In reality, I'm in flip flops and jeans drinking a margarita. But I can … [Read more...]


Orange Pomander Monogrammed Place Setting

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Have you ever heard of a pomander? No, not a pompador, a pomander. It comes from the french word pomme d'ambre, apple of amber. Pomanders were used to mask odors (as you can imagine!) and ward off diseases in the Middle Ages and were made form gold, silver or even wood and filled with a spice mixture. They evolved into the clove studded … [Read more...]


Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere

red chevron pumpkin

My mom used to call me pumpkin head ... so I have a thing for them! Change is good and so are mini pumpkin vases 5 ways from Addicted 2 Decorating! Silhouettes are a favorite and they are especially bewitching on pumpkins from Uncommon Designs. Homeward Found made the most amazing pumpkins from light globes. I will be scouring the thrift … [Read more...]


Falling Leaves & a Rustic Centerpiece

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The sky is falling, the sky is falling. Remember Chicken Little? That confused little chick who thought the world was coming to an end. Poor girl was foolish enough to follow the crowd. What does this have to do with fall centerpieces you may be asking yourself? I mean, would you trust someone named Cocky Locky? But you know the … [Read more...]