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Simple Fall Joys + Home Style Saturdays

Hi friends! I’m was so glad you enjoyed the autumn drive by as much as Courtney and I did. I love driving around looking at houses in every season, but especially this time of year in neighborhoods where the leaves are such vibrant colors and spilling out to brighten all the streets and sidewalks (although I’ve lived in neighborhoods where there were so many leaves falling that it became a bit dangerous to drive and walk, so I guess there are a few downsides to the seasonal beauty!).

When I arrived home from the drive I was inspired by all the color, so I ran out to my backyard and found a few pretty twigs and fading flowers to bring inside!

They are making me so happy, especially the beautiful red leaves on this little branch.

Simple Fall Joys + Home Style Saturdays
fall branch in vintage style vase (vase source)

Simple joys, friends. Simple joys.

Have fun browsing this week’s Home Style Saturdays round up, below! You’ll find a link to one of my recent posts on mood lighting, as well as other seasonal ideas and posts from fellow bloggers.

Happy Saturday!

Simple Fall Joys + Home Style Saturdays

The Inspired Room | Creating Ambience with Mood Lighting

Simple Fall Joys + Home Style Saturdays

Designthusiasm | My Top 12+ Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Simple Fall Joys + Home Style Saturdays

On Sutton Place | Eucalyptus & Mint Sugar Scrub

Simple Fall Joys + Home Style Saturdays

Shabbyfufu | 20+ Free Thanksgiving Printable Place Cards

Simple Fall Joys + Home Style Saturdays

Southern Hospitality | Simple Fall Decorating Ideas

Simple Fall Joys + Home Style Saturdays

StoneGable | Easy Entertaining Tips for Thanksgiving

Simple Fall Joys + Home Style Saturdays


  1. Rachel

    Often simple joys are the best!

  2. Mercedes

    I love doing this but have a tip- soak the entire branch in water ( a bucket or flat in your sink) to not only boost the life of the fresh cut but remove any hidden bugs. Once I cut and just put in a vase , came back and hundreds of ants that had been hidden inside were crawling over the table! We have tiny little ants where I live but they bite so best to be sure only the branch comes inside.

  3. Amanda

    The color change on our leaves is always kind of lame here, so no vibrant reds or yellows for me. BUT the upside is that there are lots of evergreen broad-leaves, so I can always bring in fresh-looking green branches in a vase, and that’s a nice perk. I love doing that, too.

  4. Lorrie

    Simple joys are the best. I love bringing in coloured leaves and branches. Beautiful!

  5. Helene

    No color here in Florida …. but I saved the eucalyptus mint scrub recipe you shared from On Sutton Place! Thank you! Hope you and your hubby are adjusting to your empty nest, Melissa….I’m sure it’s helpful to have the girls so close by.

  6. jen S

    I have a beautiful red maple tree in the back yard that is just starting to turn. I think I may take some clippings and bring inside…Thanks for the inspirations!

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