Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Decor

I have strong opinions regarding holiday decor.  I either really like something or I really do not.  And with fall comes the arrival of some of the holiday decor I prefer the least.  Back to that in a minute.  For now, I'll show you what I like.  Basically, anything that looks natural and uncontrived is appealing to me for exterior fall decorations.




For inside, I like the idea of using a pumpkin as a vase.



Or a drink container.




This is my favorite.  Such gorgeous colors.


So now to what I don't love.  Inflatables.  And they will be all over Dallas.  Inflatable football team mascots are here and there already.  Soon there will be spiders, pumpkins and ghosts.  Then, we'll have turkeys.  I may be offending some here, but I just don't care for inflatables.  Do you have inflatables where you live?  What do you think?




18 comments :

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I DETEST INFLATABLES AND PLASTICS! Tacky!
These images are gorgeous. I love the fall flowers in the pumpkin. Just perfect.
Happy Wednesday.
Teresa
xoxo

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Not a fan of the inflatables either, most of the time they end up deflating and lying on the lawn.

The enchanted home said...

LOL...SO with you on the inflatables....can't stand them! But what you do like I love too...elegant and understated.

Albertina || Mimosa Lane said...

This is one of the things I find so funny about Dallas....the yard decorations!from the holiday decor to the sings that say what team your child is in, sign about child being born. I had never really seen that before. Of course my daughter loves all the inflatables and she dreams of the day we put them in our house! We just do simple pumpkins and maybe a scarecrow.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Right next door. And they drive me bonkers.

eas said...

I love all of your picks and agree with you on inflatables. Inflatables were all over Phoenix/Scottsdale and now that we're back in Northern Virginia I'm hoping to see less of them this year.

My Crafty Home Life said...

Well, you will probably not like what I am doing to a pumpkin at the moment. We do have inflatables in my area, and that crosses the line for me. In fact, the kids and I are going to steal our friend's inflatable moving cat. We are going to set it out on our front lawn and see if they can find it!

Beth Connolly said...

Not in my neighborhood ever thank God!

Anonymous said...

Ugh! My mother puts up inflatables for ALL of the holidays...Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas...you name it! I hate it and my husband loves how much it annoys me. He makes an effort anytime we see an inflatable to suggest we get one...being sarcastic of course!
I have to admit though, as a child, I did love all of the tacky decorations my mother put up. Oh well!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I can't tell how much I hate inflatables. They are garish and tack. I am with you on natural holiday decor. I keep it very simple around here.

The Pink Pagoda said...

Yes! And what about the tin Texas stars on so many houses in PC? That one really gets me.

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Ha! I am not a fan of inflatables, I much prefer simple, natural decorations like the pictures you show. And there is nothing natural about a giant purple spider! This year I am using white pumpkins and pinecones for my fall decor...so pretty!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Great ideas! I love the the flowers in the pumpkin.

Rebecca said...

I'm definitely with everyone on the inflatables... however I have to say that every time my two year sees them at Home Depot or Lowes she lights up so I've considered a spot in my backyard to entertain her with these things!

Hillcrest Acres said...

I'm with you on inflatables...yuck,yuck, yuck. Although, little kids love them and a small one that's put up right before the actual holiday I can tolerate. But when you pass a yard that's covered with them, to me that says tacky.

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

I think it depends on the inflatable- sometimes I think it's like what's the point- other times I think it's more like they are trying to be humorous like that Chevy Chase Christmas Movie where he electrocute himself because of all those gaudy Christmas lights.

Brenda Murphy said...

I am with you, inflatables are an eye sore and eventually end up in the land fill. Enough please. Nature's inspiration does me just fine:) I am heading out today to get my fall mums and gourds, yay!

Beth said...

I HATE THEM! But, I have a 9 year old who adores them and my mother in law gave her an 8 fooot snowman a few years ago. Ugh. And that led to others. I am ready for her to outgrow them. And get them out of my garage!!

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