Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Textures of Fall

Good morning! I mentioned yesterday that although I love Fall I do not decorate too much. I try to stay with neutral and natural elements like white pumpkins, feathers, wood, cotton and of course dried seed pods. 

The dried okra and cotton comes from my farmers market. The okra is filled with little seeds and it like a natural noise maker. 

The feathers and porcupine quills my husband brought back from Africa. I actually keep them out all year because I love the texture and they work with our decor. 

Wood is a favorite decorating element in my house, hand turned bowls and vases, coasters and any other interesting wood I discover. 

Found antlers offer a little texture and sculpture especially when piled into a huge silver bowl. 

Do you use or like natural and found elements in your decor? I love using these natural elements because I only have to decorate once before the Christmas holidays. The pumpkins, antlers, and wood work well for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. 

Have a great day!

If you would like to add a few of these things to your own home you can find theme here. 

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  1. I LOVE talking textures Elizabeth..perfect representatives of our beautiful fall season....great inspiration! Hugs to you!

  2. You're lucky to have gotten those antlers. When they fall off out in the woods, it really doesn't take long for little critters to eat them up.

  3. I need okra and feathers. I have begun decorating with more natural elements. It just feels right for me at this stage of my life. I have only put out mini pumpkins and gourds. I think Christmas will be very low key too. You know, it was only a few years ago that I realized that texture was so important to decor.

  4. Where did your husband go in Africa? Curious, because I used to live there long, long ago.
    When my kid was little, we would come home from school with pockets full of gleaming horse chestnuts, which would go into a bowl until Christmas. Not so much now.


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