I’ll admit it – with the exception of Christmas (and sometimes not much then) I’m not one to do a lot of holiday or seasonal decorating. I have a friend who must have bins and bins of seasonal decorating items and she loves to get her house ready for each seasonal change as early as possible. I admire the effort and energy it takes, but it’s just not my thing. And the seasonal Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving decorating is particularly not my thing. Too orange and brown I guess. It also seems that much of it is overdone with a lot of fakey fake fake items. Maybe it’s because I don’t have kids… I can see the appeal if one has little kids.

I do, however, appreciate a more subtle approach to the season.

This is a beautiful long centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table, isn’t it? This is from the Lauren Conrad blog (who knew?). Very pretty and can be done with twigs and leaves still available in the yard.

This mantle from the At Home with the Barker’s blog is very pretty. The mirror is fantastic and the subtle color palette is a refreshing change from all the bright oranges.

Karin Lidbeck Brent (for Better Homes & Gardens) creates a simple and easy outdoor display that is bold without being overdone. Some small branches and couple of pumpkins and voila.

This centerpiece is just gorgeous. Love the subtle colors.

A simple tablescape from Dear Lillie.

This center hall table (how amazing is the center hall itself) is filled with the “bounty of the season” without being over styled.

Image links and credits here.

And so, I did do a tiny bit to acknowledge the season. I added gourds to my mantle. That’s it. Actually, it’s hard to tell in the photo, but the little painting in the center is perfectly “fall” with her berry swathed headdress.

And, on Saturday, I saw this beauty below in an antiques shop and had to bring her home. She’s now swathed in my one Hermés scarf, which is handily orange.

How do you like to decorate for fall?

Oh, btw – I was just interviewed by Floor Coverings International’s blog. You can read it here.

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