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The Last of the Fall Decor

I’ve a few rooms left to share today with a few items to celebrate Fall.

I’m not sure how many doozy up the bathroom but since we all spend time in their on a daily basis {laughing} I added just a few touches; a faux bouquet and a gold spray painted pumpkin, a gloss white candlestick holding a bright orange candle…

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I gave my button wreath a seasonal attitude with some orange striped ribbon.

Bathroom 3

In the kitchen I added some bright orange weave placemats and a brown tray filled with some items that leaned on touches of orange and black.

Kitchen 1

Kitchen 2

Las, but not least, a simple vase full of orange in the den and a wood pumpkin.


I’ve had my décor out since the first day of Fall and it will remain until the Christmas decorations go up.  There isn’t any bats or cobwebs here.  I don’t typically dress up for Halloween; maybe a welcome sign and thats it.  If you want to check out other areas of my house I’ve decorated for the season or see some  completed projects you can click on the following links;  living room, dining room, entry, no -cost mantel, amber decorated vases, paint chip banner.

And to my friend J, hope all went well and you are on the mend.


Fall Decorating

I’ve had these pictures in the camera for a while and finally decided I should share some Fall decorating pics  of the living room, dining room and entry.

I used mostly oranges, reds and gold colors.  I love them together and like Fall, should,  they make me feel cozy.     I wrote about  color wheels a while back.  Check it out for additional info.


Living Room Collage

  • Pumpkin sticks and faux leaves – JoAnn fabrics
  • Orange cake plate – Marshalls
  • White vase – Hobby Lobby
  • Green glass pumpkins – Ross
  • Painted tray – a present from a friend, bought in Russia

Coffe Table 1 Stair wall 4

Entry Collage

  • Glittery pumpkin  – Ross
  • Three red candlesticks – Marshals (a recent purchase and all 3 for $12.00!)

Entry 1


Dining Room Collage

I also have pics of the kitchen, den and bathroom, which I hope to show you later this week.  Do you have all your Fall decorating done.  Do you decorate for Halloween?  Pumpkins is about Halloweenish as I get.


{DIY} Fall Décor Vases and a Paint Chip Banner

I am slowly getting my house up and running with Fall décor.  I’m not much of a Halloween decorator so what goes up will stay until the Christmas bins get pulled out.

I wanted to share a couple of simple projects.  Because I’m a craft hoarder I didn’t have to go to the store for any additional items.

FALL Decor Vases

I picked up these 3 amber colored vases a while back from the Dollar Store for yep, $1.00 each.  Apologies for the picture.  The weather outside wasn’t helping much.


I grabbed some ribbon out of my stash, some old jewelry and my glue gun.

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Decor Vases 1  Decor vases 2

The vases are sitting on some faux leaves.  They came in a pack of 4, 2 packs for $1.99 at Rite Aid.  I’m using some in another vignette also.  I’ll shaer in another post next week about that.

Decor Vase 3

Jewelry close up

Fall Decor Vases

I also picked up some red vases for the Christmas season.

Paint Chip Banner

You saw the Happy Fall banner when I shared my mantle the other day.  I made it from my paint chip stash.  It was pretty easy.  Just use a hole punch to put holes in the top left and right corner of each chip.  I added some scrapbook sticky letters I had on hand, then fed some twine through the holes of the chip.  How easy!

Happy Fall Banner


Have you got your Fall craft on yet?  If not, I’m linking up to Layla’s Fall craft party and you should probably check it out if you want loads of ideas.  Have fun!


No Cost Fall Mantel

Hello.  Are you decorating your home with Fall Décor.  I love the colors of rust, shades of orange and gold blended with blues and greens.    Today I’m sharing the mantel in our family room and I’m happy to say I did not spend a dime.  I had everything in either my storage bins or craft room.

Fall Mantle Labeled

Do you recognize the candle sticks?  They were blue last week and I gave them a shot of gold spray paint.  I also wrapped a strip of orange and white polka scrapbook paper around each candle

candle sticks before candlesticks after

I made my Happy Fall banner from paint chips.  I have a huge stash.  I’ll share how I did it in another post.

lower half

Happy Fall Banner


I found the black coal bucket at the Goodwill last summer for $1.99.  It’s just been sitting in the garage.  A quick coat of Rustoleum Gloss black and it was ready to hold some faux pumpkins.

coal bucket 1

coal bucket 2

I also added some fall color to the vase on the corner tdesk.

Greens and Leaves 1

Greens and leaves 3

Fall Mantle Labeled

There’s a great fall link party sharing lot’s of ideas on Fall Mantel décor over at Thrifty Decor Chick.  Be sure to check it out for some inspiration.


Fall Decor – The Last of It

I’ve slowly been cleaning out boxes and bins in the garage and I keep finding items for the Fall decor.  I’ve given myself 2 choices; display it or bag it for the Goodwill.

In a couple of previous posts I shared with you the Fall Porch, Mantel and Kitchen, Fall Floral.  Today I’m sharing all the rest….I promise!

First, the dining room table.  I don’t really  do Halloween Decorations so I skipped right into Autumn.


Centerpiece Close Up

Pumpkin Boxes 3

Moving on to the entry…

Entry 3

Entry 1 Entry 2 White Corner Table Side 2012_09_11

Here’s the den….

Den 1

Den 3 Pumpkin 3

Odds and Ends…


Pumpkin Vase Pumpkin Witch



Fall Porch

Happy Monday!  Fall has definitely set in.  We were so lucky, in the Seattle area where I live.  We had 81 days without rain.  81!  Hard to believe.  But the wind and the wet started on Friday bringing with it falling leaves and branches.  Saturday was focused on errands, college football and I nested in my craft room a bit.  More on that to come.

I’m sharing my front porch gone Fall today.  I have to admit I snapped these pics about a week ago when it was sunny and calm.  The nasturtiums and trailing fuchsia are still doing quite well so I decorated around them.  I should also probably switch out my summer pillows and bench cushion to my fall ones now that the weather has changed.

Enough blah blah blah.  Here’s some pics.

Full Porch 1

Corner close up Branches

I can’t believe how well the flowers thrived and grew. They started as 6 small starter plants. The blue planter box is something I picked up off the curb free and spray painted it. The branches are from the gulley next to us.  I have a stockpile of them.

Pumpkins and Fuschia farmer close up

Divot on porch  367

This is Divot’s favorite place to hang out when he’s outside.  I think my puppy thinks he controls the neighborhood and he’s guarding the pumpkins.

Shelf Close up 1 Full Porch 1

So there is is.  Even thought it’s getting a bit colder hubs and I still enjoy sitting out there with a nice warm cup of coffee.  Have you “fall-ized” your porch yet?


Before & After Dollar Store Pumpkins + Kitchen Table Gone Fall

I finally gave in and turned on the heat.  When the sun goes down, it gets just a bit nippy.  We still have sun and the days are beautiful so I’m really not complaining.

Whenever I get a few minutes here and there I do a bit more Fall Decorating.  At the rate I’m going, I’ll be sharing it with you for the next month.  And then it will be time for Christmas.  OMG!  That’s a scary thought and a whole different reason to mess up the garage again (she said as she laughed out loud).

I picked up some pumpkins for a 1.00 each at the Dollar store, then grabbed come Rustoleum spray paint from my 52 can collection and some decorative ribbon tape from my craft room.  Voila!  Before and after decorated pumpkins.

Dollar Store Pumpkins

Dollar Pumpkin Collage After

Also, here’s a peek at my kitchen Fall table.  The setting is simple and natural.  I picked up these cute live pumpkin trees and greenery in the floral department at Albys, aka Albertsons.

Full View

Kitchen Collage 2

Kitchen Fall Collage

Lastly, one random item.  Do you watch The  Voice?  I love those guys!  Happy Tuesday!


** I’ve changed my blog name to Lattenene Chat. If you do an internet search you will still find posts from it’s previous name, Lattenenes Cup of Chat.

Fall Floral

Happy Friday everyone.  We made it through another rainless week in the Northwest.  I’m okay with the cold mornings and mid to high 60’s by afternoon as long as the sun is shining and my drive home from work requires sun glasses!

I’ll be sharing lots of Fall decorating next week but just wanted to give you a hint of it today.  My dining room table arrangement centers around a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a candle + container from my adorable niece/God Daughter.  I hosted a bridal shower for her last weekend and she gifted me.  How sweet is that?  I’ll share more about the shower in future posts.

Bt these flowers, beautiful, right?  The shades of orange are so bright and send such a warm feeling.

Shower Bouquet

Bridal Shower Collage R1

Do you have any bouquets of Fall flowers in your house?


The Update of the Porch Update of the Porch Update

Did you follow that?  Hello!  I have tweaked my front porch 3 times this season.  First, it was the celebration of F’all Y’all Porch Update and some pics were shared.

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Then, I tweaked it for Halloween just a little bit by changing the welcome sign and adding some pumpkins loaded up in an old box full of straw stuff and sitting on the porch. I forgot to take pictures so you have to trust me.  I would take pictures now but I packed all of the Halloween decor away.  I Dang it! I do have a picture of the welcome sign and a pumpkin or two that I incorporated in the new look.

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Okay, so this past weekend I packed the Halloween decorations away, tossed the dead Mum (that way because I didn’t water it) and added a bit of Turkey day decor.I did leave a few of the orange faux pumpkins but put the black ones away.

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There ya go.  The next time I update I’ll be getting my “Ho, Ho. Ho” on!

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Fall Porch Update

Sad Face.  It’s the last of the linky parties for It’s Fall Y’all Autumn Link Party.  Thank you Layla, Rhoda, Kate and Sarah for getting my butt off the couch and helping me decorate for Fall.

Thursday is the Porch decorating hosted by Sarah.


I’m glad I updated last weekend ’cause it’s pouring rain right now and I would not be out there.  I pulled by Brown rubbermaid bins from the garage corner and this is what I came up with.  Well, the mum came from the grocery and the pumpkin siting on the bench came from Target and….oh well, here ya go! 🙂




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