Fall Idea Notebook

Each Fall, I love throwing the kids in the car and heading to local nurseries for decorating ideas. After years of dragging out the same tired ol’ things for Fall, it’s how I keep my seasonal decorating fresh and easy – from simple touches like Fall ribbons, over-sized baskets, and butcher block paper table runners.  Here’s some photos that made my Fall Idea Notebook this year.

Small pumpkins take on a grander look grouped together over a bed of straw. This was the perfect spot for some Fall photos with the kids.

Simply Pumpkins


This little guy made me chuckle…

Fiber Optic Pumpkin

It’s tough for me to resist cheese boxes. They come in handy for storing all sorts of things.

Cheese boxes

Beautiful Fall Ribbons elevate the Fall harvest.
Indian Corn and Ribbon

Look how beautiful a small bunch of cut birch can look wrapped with ribbon…

Fall Ribbon and Birch

I bought a few of these jars back in May. I was thrilled to find them on clearance this October.

Stem Jar 

I’ve taken to hanging art out on the front porch. Wooden pieces like this one are perfect for that space.

Panais de Guernesey Photo

There’s nothing like the Fall foliage…

Fall foliage

I love pale pumpkins

Pale Pumpkins

These large round basket trays are just $25 at Tonkadale. I had Emma take this picture with them next to my boots so you can get an idea of the scale of these lovelies.

Serving Baskets

Tonkadale used them as tray toppers on iron work planters and as a Fall centerpiece.

Serving Basket Centerpiece

The power of burlap!  I have rolls of it in the garage for uses just like this…

Burlap Power

John and Emma had fun with the Fall cutout at Dundee Nursery.

Emma and John Dundee Nursery

We ended our Fall Idea Tour at a restaurant that had butcher block paper and crayons on the table for the kids. I’ll be using this idea for my November table runner – it’s perfect for a month of Thanksgiving!Coloring on Butcher Paper

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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