This month’s giveaway is an autographed copy of An Amish Picnic, a novella collection by me, Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, and Vannetta Chapman, along with a handmade potholder made by Amy’s Amish friend, Barbara.
To enter, answer this question in the comments below: How do you decorate for fall?
Contest runs from September 22-September 30. Thanks for entering!
I like to decorate inside and outside both with pumpkins,mums and scarecrows.
I love to put clings on the windows of leaves in fall colors. Put up orange and yellow lights throughout the house. Lastly I like to feed our guinea pigs pumpkins and squashes.
I have a ceramic pumpkin that I put out and often have candies in it. I also put out some dried gourds and coloured dried corn cobs in a dish that belonged to my great grandmother and make sure I have fall scented candles around to light, That is about the extent of my fall decor
So far my Fall decorating has been a bit frugal – all I have is a hanging sign from Dollar Tree and 2 large wine-colored Mums from Walmart. A pumpkin will follow up soon.
I have some leaves hanger that I put out
We don’t decorate much for fall just a few deceration in the house and few on our porch
With a fall wreath on the door and pumpkins whether they are real or make believe.
I live in an apartment so don’t do much outside except a few fall decorations on my door. I do have some fall pictures and other crafts that either family members or I made in the past and I am putting some of those up in my apartment. My space is limited as it is a 1 bedroom apartment but I do make it as pretty as I can.
I usually don’t decorate for fall. But if I did, I would buy and put potted chrysanthemum plants on my deck. And I’d have fall scented candles in the house.
I love to decorate each month outside with flag of the month and door wreath of the month as a minimum. For October I add pumpkins, ghosts and turn my garden in front into a graveyard. So much fun.
I have some indoor Fall decorations plus we buy a large pumpkin to put out front with some mums.
Mums are a big part of my outdoor decorations as well as some neck pumpkins. I then use the neck pumpkins to make my pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving! Inside, I have ceramic pieces I have made over the years to give the fall feeling.
Pumpkins and mums on the front porch stairs and lighted strings of leaves on the mantle
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I mostly decorated for Halloween and Christmas with things I’ve collected over the years!
Love to decorate starting at the beginning of October. I have decorations that I put out that are for “fall and Halloween” and they mostly stay through Thanksgiving where I add a few more with Pilgrims, and such. I have a Thanksgiving village which I love and that goes on the top of the piano each year. So I make a little switch in November taking down the “Halloween” and putting up the “Thanksgiving” items. It’s a lot of fun and to be honest I mostly do it for the grandkids!
A fall tablecloth for starters, centerpiece with small pumpkins different sizes and shapes & colors, colorful leaves in the centerpiece, fall tea towels in bathrooms, kitchen fall towels, and a touch of fall in each bedroom. Outside we have a few straw bales stacked with colorful scarecrows sitting on top in a wagon. The mailbox is also decorated with a fall cover. A fall wreath hung on the front door and the chicken coop. Lanterns are also placed at different places on the porch and in the house. We don’t display witches and black cats or other things attributed to witchcraft. Different types of Halloween candy are placed around too.
Happy Halloween and make it safe!!
I don’t usually decorate for fall. I just use the leaves that are outside to make it look like fall.
No I don’t.
As soon as Labor Day has passed I decorate for Fall. With working full time and babysitting my grandson I don’t have time to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving – so I combine the two holidays. I hang up my mother’s autumn wreath in the hallway with a Halloween card from my brother stuck in the center (as soon as Halloween passes the card will be replaced with the card my brother sends me for Thanksgiving). In the kitchen I have my autumn themed potholders, towels, tablecloth and placemats. My living room tables are covered with fall themed tablecloths and runners. I have baskets of fabric fall flowers, cloth and ceramic jack o’lanterns/pumpkins and scarecrow figurines. I cover my furniture with autumn themed blankets and Halloween or fall themed pillows. And of course I have an autumn themed decoration on my front door.
I LOVE DECORATING FOR FALL! I HAVE A SMALL FALL FLAG THAT I PUT UP. I USE PUMPKINS AND MUMS. FOR HALLOWEEN I HAVE A TIN JACK O LA NTERN I PUT OUT SIDE WITH A FLICKERING FLAME. FALL IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR HAPPY FALL THAK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN THE BEAUTIFUL POTHOLDER AND AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF AN AMISH PICNIC
PS I LOVE YOUR KNITTED PUMPKINS
I decorate with lots of pumpkins, thankful and blessed door pumpkin, fall flower bouquets and colorful tablecloths.
I have never decorated for fall. I have mums outside as part of our garden, though.
I have some fall decorations that I use every year that have special meaning to me from year’s past like the table runner that was given to me by a dear friend or the little critter ornament that has them pushing a wheelbarrow full of pumpkins that was given to me years ago by our daughter who now resides in heaven.
Love flowers so fall is time for mums in the flower beds and scarecrows made of cornstalks standing beside them. Since we need hay bales to be used to cover up the flowerbeds some the freezing temperatures, I incorporate them into my displays too.
While a lot of folks want to hurry Christmas, I definitely enjoy fall first and for as long as possible.
This year I crocheted some orange pumpkins for decorating the house and also made a few for a friend. I can’t decorate too much with having 5 cats. We also have a wreath that we hang on the front door.
I love to decorate inside and out for the fall…inside I have my ceramic pumpkins, scarecrows and fall flowers and lights. Outside I have cornstalks pumpkins and Mum’s and lights on my porch!
I put fall clings in the windows & pumkins, scarecrows & pilgrim decorations around the house. I also use decorative kitchen towels.
Yes today first day of fall. Time just seems to fly by. Picked apples from our two trees. Made some applesauce and Apple crisp.The recipe I use for the crisp is from an Amish cookbook that I know the author. We stayed on their farm when coming back from Florida. Met them on a quilt trip many years ago. They had 30 of us for dinner. One of the ladies on that trip was good friends with the family. Through the years we have touched base with them.
They opened part of their house to guests after their family married and moved out on their own. It is a small apartment and you do your own meals whatever you want to do. Just a small tidbit. It is located near Intercourse Pa.
Guess I didn’t answer the question.
I decorate for fall with pumpkins and mums outside and inside with quilted wallhangings and table runners. Also use guords and table arrangements. All of which I have made myself.
So far have not done anything, but usually just get a couple bright colored mums and a couple pumpkins!
We don’t do a lot!
Thank you for the chance In your contest.. I haven’t read that book yet and love different potholders
I don’t actually decorate for fall anymore. When my children were young I’d of course have pumpkins and we’d have fun carving them.
I use my fall leaves tablecloth and have small pumpkins and gourds to decorate inside. I also like to have pumpkins outside, and need to get a new fall wreath for the front door. I’m hoping to find something with fall leaves.
I bought several Mums this morning and put them in the front and they look so lovely.
That is it so far but I will be brightening up the house with Fall decor.
I mainly decorate with fall leaves across the mantle and a couple of wooden pumpkins in front of the fireplace and a scarecrow on the front porch.
When Fall arrives I start my decorating in earnest. The outside first with the beauty of the colorful mums and then inside especially through the living areas. Vases filled with flowers, leaves encircling the mantel and mini pumpkins arranged on the tables.
I decorate inside and outside. The railings along the stoop are covered with garlands of leaves. The front door has a Fall wreath on it and also leaves on the glass pane.
I love to dress the rooms with Autumn products. The tableclothes are covered in Fall ones,the kitchen has many towels,etc with leaves,pumpkins,and numerous Fall things. I change the curtains with my Autumn colors. I do this for all the seasons.
Autumn is my favorite season. I start with my Fall decorations of Pumpkins,corn husks,leaves,Angel Fall figurines and of course a lot of artificial pumpkins. When the weather turns cooler i purchase a live Pumpkin and mums.
I hang wreaths, decorate inside and out with mums, pumpkins, and fall leaves.
I use lots of artificial sunflowers, along with colorful leaves and fall candles. I like to wait until after Thanksgiving to take them down, even though I am looking forward to Christmas decorations. Fall and Thanksgiving get short changed because of the rush to get Christmas going.
Autumn is my favorite time of year. I have a large tub with all my decorations for Fall. I also have mum plants in my planters and a Happy Fall flag that I fly. I put pumpkins on our outside steps. I also have a lot of decorations I put out when we camp during the Fall.
I decorate for Fall indoors and out with mums, pumpkins, decorative gourds. I am in love with the glass pumpkins with mini lights inside. I have them everywhere. It is a fun time to decorate. Your crocheted pumpkins are adorable. Are they hard to do?
Pumpkins and mums on the front porch. wall hangings and more inside. Thank you for the chance to win. I like to read your books.
I change the sheets and quilt on my bed to more fall colors. Sometimes I switch out my glassware to glasses with fall designs on them I have a few other pieces of fall decor that I drag out (LOL) of the storage bin and put around the house.
I don’t usually decorate for fall, usually only for Christmas.
I just painted a bike a teal green and put a basket with mums in it for fall with pumpkins around it .
I have decorated by putting out my Fall table runner on the coffee table. I have a Fall centerpiece and Fall candles on either side. I also have one of my Fall table cloths on kitchen table. I will be putting out my crochet items on Friday. I love Fall!!
I have fake pumpkins that I put on my front porch, along with real mums. I also put fall themed garland over my fireplace along with twinkle lights.
I change out my flags and use pumpkins.
Decorating for fall has never really crossed my mind. I’ve seen some beautiful decorations/displays that are creative.
I usually decorate with mums, pumpkins, and sometimes hay bales.
I haven’t decorated yet…. We live off the highway, so no one is around to enjoy it, and the porch is small!
In the past, I’ve used dead cornstalks from the garden, small gourds & pumpkins of various sizes, sometimes *dark red mums for contrast. I like to use cattails also, if available. I also have a wooden framed wall hanging with dry and silk fall-colored flowers, that hangs on the wall near the doorbell!
Inside, I love to carve out small pumpkins, insert a piece of florist’s foam, or a metal frog. and make small live bouquets! I also have assorted ceramic decorations and pumpkins from years past., that I use on the tables and the hearth.
Thanks for this opportunity ~ Always love your books!
* I just read that Mums should be planted in Spring!
We usually put fall wreaths on the doors. We are working on purging so I am not sure what decorations we will end up putting up this year. Thank you for the opportunity. God bless you.
Outside I decorate with Corn stalks,mums and pumpkins! Inside fall runners on the tables with ceramic pumpkins
Outside I decorate with Corn stalks,mums and pumpkins! Inside fall runners on the tables with ceramic pumpkins .
I don’t, sorry, I have just gotten out of the ‘decorating’ for holidays.
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I love decorating for Fall. I decorate inside and outside using wreaths, fake pumpkins, real pumpkins, fall signs and pictures, scarecrows, flags, and fake mums because I can’t keep a real one alive.
We don’t really decorate for fall. I’ve never been a big fan of orange and brown, so we wait till after Thanksgiving and then I decorate for Christmas. THAT is my fave holiday and I do as Ebenezer Scrooge does: “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
I decorate in and out. I love the fall colors. Thank you for sharing. Blessings
I hang an autumn wreath in my kitchen and decorate my hutch with fall plaques, faux autumn leaves, a faux pumpkin, and teacups in seasonal colors.
I put some fall mums on porch with a pumpkin. Hang fall signs in apt and at windows. This is my favorite season.
I have 2 scarecrows on my porch. When my nephew cut down his corn stalks in the garden, I add cornstalks. I have a milk can that’s antique and another that’s painted about harvest. I have fake pumpkins, autumn leaf Garland and silk mums in pots.
In my house I have Autumn floral displays I made in vases. And on my dining room table is a lighted glass pumpkin that is beautiful. The smell of cinnamon abounds.
I forgot to tell you I have a big autumn wreath on my door that I made!
I don’t decorate for fall but love the fall season
I don’t decorate for fall.
I decorate inside and out. I change my pillow covers inside, the table runner, and the rug by the door. Outside, I am putting up fall colored lights, scarecrows, and a cute wreath. I will change on October 1st for Halloween.
I get out a beautiful fall wreath a friend gave me when I retired. It’s big and so pretty with all the fall colors. Also set out a few pumpkins. I usually keep it simple.
Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins!
I have several crochet pumpkins I set out around the house. I also decorate the kitchen by making one of my mom’s applesauce raisin spice cakes. It makes the house smell like fall. My husband does his part as well by leaving most of the falling leaves on the ground instead of raking them in a nice pile.
I love fall. I have a few outside decorations (a Welcome Fall pallet painted by a student in our church’s high school youth group, a small flag, and a fall welcome sign). Inside, I put out pumpkins, a few signs and figures. Since my husband is a football coach, we have some fall football decor too. I add some Halloween items in October. Take those down and add Thanksgiving items in November. And then it’s time for the Christmas decorations to go up.
I buy diferant things for fall to put theory the house I hang fall tea towels in the kitchen fall pot holders also.Flower arrangements through the house decorations on the pourch. I love your books.
I put fall colors in the house but not outside as people will take them,as I had some on my back porch and somebody took then ,if they would ask me I would gave everything to them.
I don’t do much decorating except at the church. I enjoy seeing how others decorate though.
A Fall Wreath, haybales with pumpkin’s and cornstalks and Happy Fall Ya’ll signs in the yard plus the little flags and window clings! Thank you for the amazing giveaway!
I love the pumpkins. I love decorating inside and inside I like colorful wreaths on my door and inside my home. Now I have put some pumpkins on the lawn and inside the house
Fall is my favorite season. I decorate the outside my house with pumpkins, gourds, fall and Halloween wooden cut out patterns and blow molds. My favorite is the wood Great Pumpkin that my Dad made for me as an infant on my first Halloween as a fall baby. Indoors I decorate with leaf swags, fall colored lights, new and old fall and Halloween knick knacks, and my Autumn Boyds Bears I have collected over the years. Light a candle that smells of fall and its a perfect autumn evening.
My fall decorations are very minimal. I do like to put out a bowl of fall candy for my grandson.
I don’t decorate for Fall any more. I have a small platter that says giving thanks on it that I’ve put out for thanksgiving.
I have a small table in the entrance of the front door that I decorate. It has fake small fall leaves, fake pumpkins, a square box sign that says Count Your Blessings and a leaf sign that says Welcome Autumn.
And my dining room table has autumn place mats.
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I decorate the whole house. Every room is decorated for Fall. Leaves, pumpkins, candles with fall scents,mums. Right down to the sheets on my bed.
I usually put a fall wreath on my front door and hang fall-themed towels in my kitchen and bathrooms. Sometimes I put out fallish candles. Otherwise, I don’t decorate much more than that except for Christmas.
This is a beautiful giveaway! I have aquired quite a collection of fall decor over the years. Some we bought, some were given to us, but every piece has a story to tell. And although the fake pumpkins, scarecrows, candle holders, and swags of leaves are the same year after year, I always find new ways to display them around the house. Most of all I love wreaths — there’s always a wreath on the front door and over the mantle.
I don’t really decorate, but if I did, I would keep it simple. Some mums and pumpkins on the front steps and a nice fall wreath on the door.
I love to decorate for fall using natural things such as pumpkins, gourds, colored leaves and corn shocks. I love putting them on fireplace mantels and my porches.
I love to decorate for fall with pumpkins, fall leaves and fall colors. I love the fall colors.
I place fall decorations on my dinning table, kitchen island and entertainment center. My kiddo places all his little pumpkins around the house. And we put up little scarecrow on the patio planters. We hang a Autumn Blessings on the door. And each year we add a new decoration. This year was a classic old truck with little pumpkins inside of it. My favorite season.
I don’t decorate for fall very much. Some mums and a few pumpkins on porch would be about all! Thank you for a chance to read your book!!
I have window clings, Halloween towels, decorations hung on wall, some ceramics my nana (who is 90) made and I’ve had since I was a kid, and a yard sign. Love fall!
Two large orange metal pumpkins made by Desert Steel, are the focal point of our outdoor decorations. Each pumpkin has an artificial candle, with a number of settings, which brings them to life! Also, we hang a wreath on our front door.
I made an autumn wreath that I hang on my door, and I have a glass pumpkin tea light holder I put on my table..I am getting on in years, so I tend to save my energy for Christmas..
I love to decorate for Fall. I incorporate leaves, pumpkins, mums, and gourds both indoors and outside. I include acorns, artificial candy corn, and little pine cones in baskets. I, also, display my ceramic pilgrims as a way of giving thanks to God for my life, my family, and friends. Happy Fall and Happy Thanksgiving!
I keep some up all year..love the colors of fall in flowers in the house..was married in Oct….don’t care what others think…have orange tinted walls all from back in the 80’s ….waiting for carpets to come back to browns oranges warm colors….Happy Fall
I love to decorate for autumn (fall) by hanging up a knitted bunting of brown, red and orange leaves with acorns in the dinning room, bowls of apples in the kitchen and dinning room. In the lounge I grab out our autumn throw which is knitted in stripes of different shades of orange, yellow, browns and greens. Cushions with black leaves and orange cushions, along with baskets of blankets, bowl of pine cones and candles.
I love Fall! I have a lot of fall decorations. Love decorating my tables in dining and eating areas. I have a wall of shelves and put decorations on them. Pumpkins, leaves, cornucopia, tiered tray with fall stuff, mums outside with hay bales and pumpkins. Then I add Thanksgiving turkeys !! It’s the wonderful time of thanks for all of my family.
We use pumpkins goods and sometimes mums on our front porch.
I decorate outside with scarecrows and pumpkins with bales of hay. And some other little things.
Inside I put out candles and pretty ceramic pumpkins and other fall type figurines. I love fall and the colors.
I have loads of dumpy pumpkins around my home. And I am thrilled to wear my leaf sweaters and change to my leaf tablecloth on my dining room table. Love me some fall.
I do crafts with my family at night and watch scary movies. I also get a bunch of candy and watch hallmark movies with my sister.
i get out all the decorations my late grandmother made! lots of door hangings, stuffed pumpkins. and i think i saved every fall craft my kids ever made in school.
I am not much in to Halloween, but I have a pumpkin my sister made for me from a roll of toilet paper. I also have creamic Pilgrims on my dining room table. My sister has passed now. but I will keep her pumpkin to remember just how special she was to me.
I put put these window cliny leaves and pumpkins. Then I put my wreath with orange and red leaves and a pumpkin.
For the fall season, I hang leaf garland throughout our house. Some of it I have entwined with candy corn lights. I create my own door wreaths that are hanging on the front door, as well as other doors throughout the house. I have a collection of scarecrows that I have on display. In our kitchen, I have fall vines entwined with candy corn lights over the windows and door ways. I also have any fall like pieces of my vintage Pyrex collection on display. I have fall throws in our living room and family room and fall scented candles to add a lovely fall fragrance spreading through the house. I love your crocheted pumpkins!
I hang a plaque on my office door that says, “It’s Pumpkin Latte Season!”
I grow small pumpkins and have used them as part of my fall decorations. I also use gourds.