When I think fall decor, I love, love, love to use natural elements in my home. And almost all of the elements I used for today’s post I found at the grocery store. Yup today’s fall decor is tomorrow’s dinner. Or something like that.
Now onto another point. Start with quality pieces that are not seasonal. Spend money on these pieces (versus the seasonal decor.) They will be your anchor pieces that you can use year-round. The statue, the lamp, the dough bowl, and the column can be used all year. Just change out the fall things for the appropriate season.
The wheat stalk was purchased last year, so I was able to reuse it this year. I used baby boo real pumpkins (from the grocery) and olive branches from my yard in the bowl. The pumpkins stay nice for a long time.
Below I have some pears, and artichoke, and apples on my island.
And I have a confession. The pears are fake. They looked so real in the store, I decided to give them a try. I might have bought a bushel of them. All of the other fruit and veggies are real.
I also used the pears on my mantle. These are the faux ones. I found some very similar ones HERE.
And why not use a few brussel sprouts and artichokes in the dining room? The real artichokes are gorgeous! I’ve seen many fakes that look very real, so that’s an option too. CLICK HERE for the good faux ones I found.
I sprinkled the pears all over the house. Here are a few more.
You can see more Fall decor posts HERE.
Do you ever decide to change out a lamp, and then decide the whole room needs to be gutted? How do you stop the snowball?
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Lady Loveys says
You can’t. You can sweep the urge under the rug but I promise you it will blindside you at the most inopertune moment. Set aside some time and go for it!
Deb G. says
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I love how you incorporated the beauty of nature’s bounty into beautiful details throughout your home. While strolling the fruit section of my grocery store, I found some beautiful pomegranates….now they are sitting in a bowl waiting to be displayed. I too have some pears that I purchased years ago at PB and they really look real…stems and all….Have a great weekend Anita!
My favorite seasonal decor items often come from the grocery store. There’s nothing more beautiful than the things nature can give us.
I’m with Shirley though…sneaking in the perfect faux fruit is pretty nice too. 🙂
Love it!! The pumpkins we get now are so awesome! I love the colors, shapes and different sizes.
Norma Rolader says
Very nicely done using items from the store Thank you and God bless
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says
Fall looks pretty in your home. Love the natural elements.
Pat M. says
I’m always amazed at the wonderful selection of gourds and pumpkins that are available at the grocery store. I’m not a big “fall” decorator, but this time of year I insist on a mixture of unusual gourd and pumpkin colors and shapes on my dining room table.
Joanne E Boulter says
Very lovely. I have never seen your kitchen and it is so amazing. I love the natural beauty coming into a home I go around town and clip wheat and even dried weeds to bring into my house. It’s great.
Marsha in the Texas Hill Country says
Using decor from nature is beautiful AND farmhouse French! I was able to shop at a farmers’ market in Paris several years ago and the produce was AMAZING. Thank you for the great ideas.
Ginger Valdes says
I have HEB pumpkins in a dough bowl, vary real looking faux pears and artichokes on display. Sisters from another mother! Have a great weekend Anita ❤️
Amber Ferguson says
Anita your little vignette with the brussel sprouts in transferware is darling. Pinning several images from this beautiful post!
I love your fall decor and using natural elements. I’ve tried to use natural elements too- fruits and veggies. One thing though, veggies like kale and brussel spouts start to smell bad very quickly when left out for days.
Alycia Nichols says
Eeeeekkk!!! You have an olive tree in your yard?!??!??! How wonderful!!! Don’t I wish! The branches are so great for making a blah little area of a room look so pepped up! Your pears look ABSOLUTELY real from my vantage point! Never would have known the difference. I often find myself having to mix in artificial pieces with the real stuff. Some food items just do not/will not/refuse to cooperate. I really like your use of the Brussels sprouts and artichokes. I’m not a big fan of the sprouts for eating, but for decorating…I’m all in! And in answer to your final question…yes, I have found myself feeling the need to change one “small” detail in a room and suddenly finding myself knee deep in redecorating for REAL money!!! Perhaps that’s why I try to not sit in one space for too terribly long…I’ll slip into makeover mode! Have a happy weekend!
Oh I’m the same way! I’m always thinking about redoing a room that I’m sitting in! Yes the olive tree does really well, even though our climate is very humid.
Shirley Wood says
Our grocery store is amazingly huge because it’s like going to a variety store with home decor and even clothing. Their fall decor section has my attention. Your decor is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday. We look forward to seeing you at the party this week!
Rebekah Purnell says
As a fall decor, I love to decorate with apples, my kid’s love apples. It’s easy to use apples to brighten up the look of your home.
Me too Rebekah.
Rogers Roy says
I love your fall decore grocery idea. It was a beautiful thought! Just wanna say thank you for the tips you have shared. Merely keep written work this kind of post. Have a wonderful day.
Martha Edwards says
Great makeover…! The pumpkins we get now are so awesome! I love the colors, shapes and different sizes. Your decoration is awesome. I am full of inspired now. Thanks for sharing your post.
LINA FLETCHER says
Oh my gosh. Two days ago I asked my husband if I could use his old grocery store scales on my island for the fall!!! So funny that you have some too.
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
I love the fruits and vegetable decorating concept – and you’ve done it beautifully! Great ideas I’m probably going to steal! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration Anita!