Autumn All Over

Surprise! A DOUBLE POST weekend? Could anything be sweeter?!

I’m sure this is old news to you all but I LOOOOOOVVVVVEEE Fall. Christmas? Great. But Fall? It takes the cake for me every. single. year. I don’t know where it stems from but there’s just something inside me that awakens every autumn, like F. Scott Fitzgerald said,

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall.

As many of my friends can attest, I am annoyingly obsessed, obsessed to the point that Ricardo, my pumpkin guru at Old Town Gardens that I’ve come to stalk, knows me by name at this point and can probably tell you my life history (shout out to my man Ricardo, you da real MVP). Heaven forbid I ever get married, you just might see me walking down the aisle with pumpkins in hand! (Just kidding flowers, you know I love you very, very much, don’t be mad). Anyway, the point is I’m psycho and I love every minute of Fall, you see?

Each year I try to come up with something new and fresh and this year was no different. I recently got this simple and stunning (and easy to install) floating shelf from Amazon – thank you sweet Amazon Prime gods – and it was the perfect place to showcase some of the beautiful pumpkins I got from Old Town Gardens and Bengtson’s. Much like how I feel about fake flowers, fake pumpkins are not necessarily my jam. I prefer the real stuff, the real, delicate, uniqueness of every pumpkin that makes it so special and gorgeous. That just can’t be mass produced you know? Like finding the perfect real Christmas tree. I’m extra partial to the gorgeous green/blue pumpkins and basically any one with a funky stem like these gems below. For my pièce de résistance on my shelf though, I decided to go with the pure white and speckled mini’s to do the trick.

While green may not be your typical go-to for Fall decor, I felt like this wreath brought freshness to an otherwise cheesy display and really tied it all together. Plus, with the holidays right around the corner, it can easily transition without a fuss. Theses gorgeous candles were an extra bonus and were on sale at the Target by me but are still so affordable. Remember, don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone! I would never have bought these candles normally since they’re not my usual color palette but together, it helps tie it all in with the perfect reflective mercury glass.

Find these steals here and here!

Now, for my FAVORITE piece by the incredible Brooke at Lovely Grain Studio. This HELLO FALL is what sets this decor apart. I had been looking for a farmhouse style sign to add for forever and this one was absolutely perfect in every way. Not only is the wood unique and gorgeous, it’s also 3 dimensional (see side view below) which gives a spectacular display. Seriously, all of her work is like this so go check out her shop RIGHT now.

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While I decided on this amazing piece, there were definitely some runners up that I still might purchase in future because they were also gorgeous! Obviously, I was naturally drawn to these signs for their pumpkin-osity, but can you blame me?

Get these stunners right here and here!

(Note: how perfect does that green wreath look with their decor too? See, green is not just for the Holidays, you heard it here!)

While we’re on the subject, if boxwood leaves aren’t for you, why not try one of these beautiful wreaths? I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the lavender wreath for Autumn decor but still love it’s uniqueness and would love to incorporate it late winter/early spring if you get my vibe. Just thinking ahead folks.

gimme, gimme, gimme!

What did I do with the rest of the pumpkins that I keep talking non-stop about? Besides placing one in every room since I have lets just say more than one but less than 100, I set up this getup using cheap and chic boxes from Marshall’s and finished it off with one of my favorite blanket scarves. Who says scarves are just for wearing, huh???

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And of course, with the extra foliage from Michaels since I overestimated…I finished up with a little staircase pizazz. Is it overdone? Yes. Do I care? No. CAUSE IT’S FALL Y’ALL.

Finally, although I’m still honing in my calligraphy skills (anyone who can suggest a great teacher or class? V. willing student over here), I’ve already started looking ahead to next year to make some gorgeous, incredible pieces like the amazingly talented Lauren Hooper. Check out her unbelievable work here. I mean, who wouldn’t want these pumpkins!?! (photo via Laura’s instagram)

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Thanks all today punkin,

Until next time.

XO, Samantha

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