Archives for October 2013

Natural Decor: Decorating with Branches

Natural Decor: Decorating with Branches

Do you love to go for walks in the fall? I do!

I know many people might think of a favorite store, Pinterest or a blog as their first place to go for home decor ideas, but to me there’s nothing as inspiring and creatively invigorating as simply taking a walk outside. There is so much creativity and beauty to be found in nature. From colors to textures to objects like beautiful branches, pine cones and leaves — it is all so inspiring to me!

Right now when you take a deep breath outside my door, it smells exactly like Christmas trees. That is one of the most awesome things about living in the northwest! We’ve got lots of beautiful trees! And it smells divine.

Natural Decor: Decorating with Branches

And as a bonus with all the amazing trees, oftentimes on my walks I find sticks, branches, leaves, pine cones and other natural treasures.

Natural Decor: Decorating with Branches

Two years ago I found a branch outside to hang Christmas ornaments on my window. 

Natural Decor: Decorating with Branches

This fall in my yard I found some branches with pretty colored leaves to use in a hurricane vase on my mantel.

Natural Decor: Decorating with Branches

But THIS WEEK, on a walk on what might have been the most glorious day of Fall so far, I found the motherload of branches on the ground around some trees. Birch branches, moss covered sticks, and small logs.

Needless to say, I was THRILLED to see them.

I may have let out a little squeal of joy and called them my pretties.

I may have picked up so many that my husband had to drive back with the car to bring them all home.

I may have brought home one beautiful branch (not pictured) even taller than my front door (which is pretty tall!).

I was thrilled.

Yep. Now I have BIG plans for branches in my holiday decor.

What are your favorite places to find branches?

Natural Decor: Decorating with Branches

front porch with branches via Pottery Barn

Here is a great inspiration post from a couple of years back with lots of ideas and photos of branches in decor: the most versatile holiday decor!

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

Fall in the Family Room

I’ve been out of town for the past few days with super slow internet, but until I can get home and back into the swing this weekend, here is a round up of links to my own fall projects or favorites shared during my 31 Days Falling for Series 2013!

Thanks so much for following along! It’s my FAVORITE time of year, so even though the series has ended, I’ll still be savoring it with new posts as we head into another fun season, the holidays!

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

Styling My Kitchen Shelves

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

Simple Use What You Have Centerpiece

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

Fallifying The Front Porch

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

Make Everyday Things More Beautiful

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

DIY Firepit

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

DIY Anthropologie Pillow

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

Fall Entry

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

 Savor Fall: Create a Coffee Station

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

Create Warm Ambience with Lighting

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

Preparing for Fall & Winter Projects with a Tool Station

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

Things I Love about Fall at Home: A Cozy Bedroom

My Fall Projects {Fall Nesting 2013}

DIY Gold Painted Polka Dot Mugs

 

31 Days Falling for Fall Links:

The Evolution of AutumnFive Designer Secrets (Fall Dining Room)Savor Fall: Coffee StationFall Nesting: Mixing A Cozy Eclectic StyleDIY Pegboard & Tool Organization for ProjectsMy Fall Front Porch (Part 1)Welcoming Autumn (Gather Round Up)Things I Love About Fall: Cozy BedroomRustic FallCreating Ambience (New Wall Sconces)Don’t Be That Mom (Fall Organization)Fall Backyard Project (Pea Gravel Patio)Color Blocking Fall BranchesSlow Fall & Decoupage Pumpkin DecorFive Ways to Fall In Love With Your HomeFall Entry Decorating IdeasDesigner Secrets (Welcoming Dining Room 2)Dream Versus Reality (Decorating Styles)Delightful Painted PumpkinsMy Fall Front Porch (Part 2),  Simple Fall Centerpiece (Use What You Have)DIY Gold Polka Dot MugsMy Open Kitchen ShelvesMaking The Most of Hallways, Entries and Small RoomsMake Everyday Things More BeautifulDelicious Pumpkin Square Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting, Cozy Fall Family Room Updates, Easy DIY Firepit, Favorite Fall Candle, Five Designer Secrets: Cozy Rooms, DIY Anthropologie Pillow Knock Off, Round up of my Fall Projects

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