I really enjoy the change of seasons and fall decorating is a fun way to celebrate the shift from summer.
There are some things I grow in my garden and vegetable beds specifically to decorate with in the fall:
Orange and green pumpkins. Although to be completely honest, I wouldn’t grow the orange ones at all if it weren’t for my daughter…
Small white pumpkins. I usually grow “Baby Boo” but I couldn’t find them this year and bought seeds of this green-striped mini-pumpkin sitting on the shelf. I’ve gotten as many as 50 Baby Boos in the past. This variety? Four…sigh.
Teasing! Of course I grow corn to eat, but using the stalks to decorate with is a bonus.
Hydrangeas. While I enjoy them the entire season, I LOVE the fall colors that hydrangeas turn – dark purple, burgundy, and greens.
I added a DIY Wooden Tag from my collection to the basket to coordinate with the black pot and “welcome” sign on the other side of the door. I chose the number for the month of September.
Since the hydrangeas are producing all those lovely blooms, I decided to create a fall table using them. I pulled out some scrap fabric that coordinated perfectly (awesome!) and cut out some napkins.
Ha! Can you tell I didn’t even hem them for the photo?
This was so easy to do – I combined white and pewter-like silver with brown texture added from the rustic board centerpiece, burlap runner, and basket weave chargers (.75 thrift-store finds!).
After adding the flowers in the center and at each place setting, along with napkins tied with my easy DIY Chalkboard Tags (no room for the full name? just use the first initial!), all that was left was to set the table with silverware and glasses.
OK, and make a meal. Whatever.
I’d love to see what kinds of decorations you are creating from your gardens!
OK, Garden Party-ers, you’ve convinced me to keep the TGP going until mid-October!! Our last TGP for the season will now be October 16th – you’ll just have to put up with a special series I’m running in October, though I’ll try to do garden-themed projects on Tuesdays (curious? look for an announcement on October 1st…).