I'm not much of a fan of fall, and especially, of Halloween. I don't like the scary, gory, ugly decor I see happily strewn across blogland. I just don't understand the desire to celebrate evil. I also am not a fan of orange. I guess that makes me a real Scrooge about Halloween!
Nevertheless, I did do a little decorating for fall, while trying to minimize the bright orange in my choices. Here is my mantle:
Very simple: books and pumpkins, browns, greens and just a touch of orange.
And from the opposite end. I used a few glass pieces to keep it light, and a few books for height and balance. The books also bring in the browns and greens.
And a few close-ups:A shabby iron pedestal topping two books, topped by a beaded pumpkin and glass cloche.
Another beaded pumpkin under glass, and a white ceramic one.
My tall apothecary jar with thrifted excelsior. I like the soft color the excelsior gives to the arrangement. I could have filled it with pumpkins or leaves, but I prefer the softness this gives.
I love these ceramic pumpkins in subtle colors. I found them at one local Dollar Tree this year. Our other stores didn't have them.
I also did a quick arrangement for the family room coffee table. It's almost pointless to put anything on this coffee table because the grandsons love to dig the marbles out of this glass hurricane. And we don't even have the proper furniture for this coffee table to sit in front of! But that's life. And we can decorate life the way it really is.