When I decorate for any season, I use a lot of trays and baskets because they keep things contained – including all the mess. They also make things easy to transition from season to season. I just pick up the whole tray and take it to the work table I use for decorations and, presto change-o!
I like using natural things like pine cones and limbs from my yard, but I don’t like a lot of orange. But with the leaves in Middle Tennessee getting that light rust tinge thing going, I usually use some rusty colored leaves, white pumpkins, and small painted pumpkins.
The shallow tray (above) by the front door holds some painted pumpkins, acorns, dried grasses, and magnolia wreath
This lighted grape-vine pumpkin is in a clay pot (sitting in a shallow basket tray), and the easy arrangement on the table is in a dough bowl. I always look forward to putting out and using my brown Johnson Brothers dishes for fall and winter!
I haven’t done much on the front porch yet, but bought a HUGE yellow mum at a fall festival in my town over the weekend. I’ll work on that later this week after all our rain moves out.