Using Green in Fall Decor

The November issue of Country Living had an article on using the color green for Fall decorating.
The photos they had in there were just beautiful and I decided I wanted to give it a try with things in my own home.

I love all the varying shades of green you can find on the mini pumpkins and gourds.

The textures and colors are so pretty and it is a very calm look.

I just took a metal thrift store tray and layered on some crinkled brown paper, thyme and sage from my garden and then placed my gourds and pumpkins on top. Easy peasy and my favorite thing right now.

I've been showing you inspirational photos on my blog from Country Living and BHG and my favorite photos are always the ones with urns. So why wasn't I using any of the urns I have for Fall decorating?

I chose a favorite rusty urn, ringed the top with sage and placed a gourd on top.
So easy but I think it has a lot of presence.

I'm loving these warty gourds this year!

For this look I used some faux pumpkins that I bought on clearance from Target last year.
I really love anything that has texture and a natural look and these fit the bill.

I put a dishtowel in my wooden pedestal to fill it up a bit, added the pumpkins and then tucked sage in between the pumpkins where it was needed.

I pulled out another urn for this look.
This time putting a pumpkin on top.

I added little bits of thyme around the top. So sweet looking.
I think any of these ideas would look cute on your Thanksgiving table.

Finally how about a little bit of traditional orange!
Lately Target's dollar section has turned into the $2.50 section.
But it was still a good deal for this cute little vase trio.

I love little vases because there is always a little something blooming here in Las Vegas.
 With a mini vase I can have something pretty sitting by my kitchen sink whenever I like.


  1. LOVE IT ALL! But you know how I love green. :) And I *must* get to Target for those vases.

  2. Love the soft natural look for fall, especially the shades of green. So pretty! Is doesn't have to be all about orange and black. ... I bought those little vases at Target too.

  3. It is a little different, but very pretty, Lisa. I really like that fresh green color in the pumpkins and gourds.

  4. Very pretty vingettes. I love the tray with all the beautiful greens in the gourds and the plants.
    The urns look great too.

    It's always good to step away from the usual and do something different.


  5. The colors are so different and lovely.


  6. Isn't nature beautiful?! I love all the shades of green and how you displayed them with neutrals. Perfect!

  7. They are all so pretty! Bringing nature inside is something that I am doing more and more and your pictures are just inspiring!

  8. I really love your fall decor! How great that you can use what you already have. The herbs look so neat mixed in with the gourds. Love your postcard pillow, too!

  9. Your pumpkins are beautiful. I love all of your urns and those little vases are just great. Your stuff is all so pretty, Lisa.

  10. I love the addition of the herbs to your gourds and pumpkins, so classy looking, love it!!!

  11. I love the urns!!! So cool! And the warty gourds have such a presence to them. Wonderful!

  12. You've done a great job adding green to your decor and I just love it. I have a few urn that need to be dug out of storage also. I just love urns!

  13. Lisa, I am loving all this green in your urns and on that wonderful tray. Love that pillow in the background!

  14. Lisa, your photos are full of inspiration. I love the tray filled with the shredded paper and those gourds, but the urns are also calling out to me. I love it all! ~ Sarah

  15. Your vignettes are truly inspiring, Lisa! I love the urns and the vases from Target are fantastic {great price, too}.

    Happy Weekend!


  16. This is all truly lovely. I am so impressed! I adore herbs. And I have these out in my garden. The urn idea was spectacular.

  17. All your decorations are so lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind words! :)

  18. I love all the green - what a great idea. Beautiful mix of textures! Linda

  19. Joyce @ Quilted NestOctober 29, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Just beautiful - and so fresh in color palette!

  20. I think this works so well and all the vessels you used were just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by today. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

    Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

  21. Lisa I LOVE all the green and white! Who knew? Absolutely beautiful, and I'm saving this post in my inspiration files for next year. B'bye orange!

    Oh, and my son was excited to see Grant's blog! I'm so glad he can connect with other guys who like blogging :)

  22. Your green and white is so pretty. I may have to dump my orange right after Halloween and switch to a more subdued color scheme. Love how you mix the gourds with herbs.

  23. Hi there~ I LOVE your urn with the gourd!! Just delightful!! The green color scheme is incredibly charming- love all your little green and white pumpkins and bits together! Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this! Following along now! :)

  24. Hi Lisa! I absolutely loved looking at this post and felt like I was flipping through the pages of a magazine! You really used the colors in an unexpected way and it is such a great twist on traditional fall decor. Truly beautiful! :-)
    P.S. I'm a new follower!

  25. Hi Lisa, My home is full of green so I must like it! Your vignettes are beautiful and I love the pillow in the first photo.

  26. Beautiful fall decorating, Lisa! I love the first few pictures with all of the white and varying shades of green... so pretty!
    Happy November! :)
    Hugs ~ Jo

    p.s. Thanks for stopping by and joining my giveaway! I appreciate you adding it to your sidebar... thanks for the support! xo :)

  27. Oh my gosh...I love this! Those first two photos are so pretty. I really like the green, it almost feels like a neutral :)

  28. Hi there~ Just wanted to let you know I highlighted this post in my Feathered Nest Friday party this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!! I actually made a pumpkin topiary thingy with little lambs ear leaves ! So cute!!

  29. Hi Lisa,

    Really loved all this green and white! Very lovely!
    Thanks for stopping by today. I am also a new follower!