This Old Colonial Home

Filling our house with love and a lot of DIY

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Enveloped by Fall

If you’ve been following along, then you know by now that this is my favorite time of year. And while Fall has been showing up in New Jersey these past few weeks, I swear it exploded over the weekend while we were away! I’m pretty sure the trees in our front and back yard were still mostly green as of Halloween. But this morning I snapped this photo!

fall leaves

While walking our dog, I also came across this, which pretty much sums it up. I heart fall!

heart leaves

Don’t you just love a beautiful, sunny, crisp autumn day?


Fall in Love

Fall. It is by far my favorite season. How can you not love the colorful leaves, crisp air, comfy sweaters, apple picking and pumpkin pie?! Though it never lasts as long as I’d like it to, I still find it such a soothing season. It’s only mid-September, and here in Jersey it was just 90 degrees last week and the leaves won’t change for at least another month or so. But I couldn’t help myself from decorating our house for autumn. We don’t even have furniture in our living room yet (that’s coming next weekend) – but the mantel was just begging me to dress it up! I used some everyday items, flea market finds and a little inspiration from Pinterest to come up with this:






I also put together a quick little centerpiece for our dining room table using a wooden box and mason jars. I found the box on the work bench in our basement. It apparently came with the house. Something similar would probably sell in stores for around $30. Gotta love a free find!


Next up will be the front door and steps. What are some of your favorite fall decorations?