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A Fall In Review

By Rachel

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Last Updated on November 16, 2023 by Mitch

Let’s celebrate the end of a beautiful season with a fall in review!

As we wind down the fall and head into the holiday’s, I wanted to take a minute to appreciate how lovely this autumn season has been. From day to day life to here on the blog, this fall really encouraged me to slow down. I’m sharing 5 fall posts from these past few months, each containing either a DIY project, vintage decor, or thrifted decor. I’m also sharing 4 fall posts from some blogging friends. Join me for a fall in review!


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This really has been one of the most beautiful falls that I can remember. The leaves gifted us with the most vibrant shades of reds, yellows, and oranges. The weather has been sunny and downright balmy for this time of year! I was able to spend so much quality time outside on my bike riding the nature trails, hiking in the woods with Tilly, and fly fishing with my hubby.

Here on the blog, I was so fortunate to be able to collaborate with many blogging friends on some fun fall posts as well as made new friends! I’m grateful for what this season taught me, both personally and professionally. As we leave this autumn behind, my heart is thankful. Thank you so much for being here and supporting my dream!

Fall In Rewind

Thrifted Goodies Volume 3

This thrifted goodies post is a fall edition. On this thrifting excursion, I was gifted with some amazing vintage copper as well as simple fall decor items. I’m continually amazed at what people give away and the amount of beautiful decor that you can find for your home for just a few dollars. However, minimal living is a lifestyle that my husband and I try to adhere to as much as possible, so the pieces need to be useful, have a purpose, and be a great price.

thrifted copper jacko-lanterns displayed on a mantel

Thrifting for your home is, in my opinion, the best way of finding beautiful and unique pieces that speak to you, helping you to create a home that is one-of-a-kind.  There is nothing quite like seeing a decor item or piece of vintage that literally stops you in your tracks, like it was meant to be a part of your story.

a fall centerpiece with vintage copper and a candle

DIY Wooden Rosette Pumpkins

These wooden pumpkins were super popular. Many of you really enjoyed this post and that makes me SO happy! It’s one of my favorite decor projects as well. It’s extremely easy with minimal materials needed, making this craft very affordable. This little trio of pumpkins brings such fall cheer to your home!

a trio of DIY Wooden rosette pumpkins displayed with some eucalyptus

These pumpkins can mesh well with any decor style. The clean lines lean more modern yet the rosette itself makes me think of an old vintage farmhouse. By being able to customize the paint colors as well as the ribbon, you will be able to create a set of rosette pumpkins that fit your style and your home.

DIY Fall Garland With Waxed Leaves

This DIY fall garland , which many of you loved, is extremely simple and versatile. It complements any decor, fall or otherwise. The different textures paired with the deep, moody colors of fall are just stunning!

waxed leaves on ribbon as a garland

Once the wax melted, I was able to create my garland in 30 minutes flat. You can find many of the materials at the thrift store or dollar store, making this DIY very affordable.

You can literally do anything with these leaves by preserving them in wax. The possibilities are endless!

waxed fall leaves in a vintage copper watering can

Vintage Fall Basket Vignette

This fall basket was part of a super fun blog hop that I was (and still am) honored to be asked to join! Vintage decor speaks to my soul and I love to decorate with it throughout my home. I thrifted this basket months ago and it has been the backdrop for many seasonal displays since then.

a fall basket filled with vintage decor

This fall basket is filled with rich texture and deep colors. The velvet pumpkins set the tone for how I wanted this display to feel. Paired with a plaid pattern and natural elements, the vintage pieces truly speak for themselves.

For me, vintage decor is the type of thing that never gets old. Because of the age of these pieces, they are full of rich patina and character, giving each piece a timeless charm.

faux pumpkins and acorns in a fall display

Fall Decorating On A Budget

In this post, I shared how I used  minimal fall decor in my home and ideas for decorating on a budget! This can feel like a daunting task to some but it truly doesn’t need to be anything fancy. I’ve shared with you before about my firm belief that you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars during each seasonal change to decorate your home.

an antique transferware pitcher displayed on a mantel with some pumpkins

This autumn season, I wanted my home to be surrounded by cozy and beautiful things yet still keeping to a minimal and simple aesthetic. Most of the decor that you see here has been found secondhand either from the thrift store or an antique shop. I will always and forever love thrifting for home decor, be it vintage or otherwise. I adore the way my thrifted fall decor looks this season and I hope these ideas are valuable to you!

vintage decor for fall including rust colored books and an amber bottle

That concludes my 5 fall posts! I truly have such passion for sharing these ideas for vintage and thrifty decorating and sincerely hope you find helpful encouragement in them.

Fall Inspiration From My Friends

I also wanted to share 4 more posts with you that some of my blogging friends created this fall. These ideas are filled with lovely fall artistry and really speak to who each of these talented ladies are. The creativity among my blogging friends is truly out of this world!

5 Steps To Creating An Easy Fall Mantel- The Crowned Goat

CoCo, the creator behind The Crowned Goat, is just an incredible and creative lady. This post she wrote about 5 Steps To Creating An Easy Fall Mantel is no exception. I adore how she used non-traditional fall colors on her mantel. Paired with all those florals and simple vintage decor, CoCo created an intentional yet un-fussy fall display!

a fall mantel from The Crowned Goat
Photo courtesy of thecrowedgoat.com

How To Make A Stacked Pumpkin Topiary- Midwest Life and Style

My friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style created this incredible stacked pumpkin topiary. You won’t believe how easy this project is to make! What a ‘wow’ moment these add to a front porch or patio area. Jen is an amazing photographer and her blog is filled with such charming ideas.

a stacked pumpkin topiary DIY from Midwest Life and Style
Photo courtesy of midwestlifeandstyle.com

Vintage Suitcase Fall Styling Vignette- Master”PIECES” Of My Life

My friend MaryJo from the blog Master”PIECES” Of My Life created this spectacular fall vignette in a vintage suitcase! This is one of the prettiest displays I have ever seen. The green and brown colors are amazing. Combining vintage enamelware with velvet and feathers is just impeccable! This is everything a vignette is supposed to be.

a vintage suitcase vignette from master'PIECES' of my life
Photo courtesy of masterpiecesofmylife.com

Fall Home Tour-Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder

Lora, from Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder, has the most stunning vintage decor collection. Her fall home tour showcases her beautiful styling and love for old things. All of the organic and natural elements combined with vintage finds is quintessentially a vintage fall farmhouse!

vintage fall decor from Lora Bloomquist
Photo courtesy of lorabloomquist.com

Closing Tidbits

My sincere hope is that a fall in review is uplifting for you. Keep these ideas, tips, and styling ideas in your back pocket for next fall or choose to tweak them to fit the upcoming holiday season. Whatever you decide, keep this upcoming season of thankfulness in your heart. Let gratitude lead the way and choose to focus on all that is good.

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6 Comments. Leave new

  • So much gorgeous fall goodness, Rachel. I can’t believe the holidays are coming up so quickly. Thank you for featuring my pumpkin topiaries and can’t wait to see what you have in store for Christmas!

  • Lora Bloomquist
    November 3, 2022 12:26 pm

    I’m so glad you’ve gotten to soak up the beauty of Fall; it has been a wonderful one in MN! Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration today; great roundup!

  • Such a beautiful way to celebrate the Fall season, Rachel! I LOVE the copper and transferware pieces you’ve added to your collection. All the projects you’ve made have been super creative as well – that garland still has my heart. I can’t get over the amazing Fall colors you get to enjoy each day. Thank you for sharing them with those of us who are surrounded by blue skies, beach sand, and palm trees. Big hugs and thank you for including me in your post today. I really appreciate it, CoCo


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