Outdoor Decor for Fall

dsc_0240When the season changes, I enjoy changing my outdoor decor to reflect that. Each year it is a slight variation, but over time, I have found things that seem to work for my home. I’ve learned, for example, that my ferns  and ivy will last long into November, so I leave them. Pumpkins and cabbage replace seasonal summer blooms and we’re done.

Here’s a look at this year’s Fall decor, beautifully executed by the team at Gardens!dsc_0243 dsc_0244 img_0305 img_0279 img_0281dsc_0236 dsc_0237 img_0282 img_0285 img_0287dsc_0242 img_0288 img_0292And, what would a seasonal photo be without my girl, Molly?!

Whether you add a single pumpkin or a couple of mums, welcome the new season so it can greet you every time you come home!


Halloween Decor That’s Happy Not Haunted


Our neighborhood has seen a huge uptick in little kids….really little. They are SO cute!!! And, I can’t wait to see them all decked as Darth Vader, peacocks, princesses, football players, spiders, skeletons and many other creative costumes. And, because they are so young, I tend to decorate a little more “happy Halloween” than “haunted Halloween”.

With that in mind, here are some daring and darling decorations that will illicit a smile instead of a scream!

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Don’t these ideas seem more treat than trick?


images: HGTV

Fall Inspiration – Outdoor Decor

We’re having a beautiful week in the Northeast, so I treated my sons to lunch at Terrain’s outdoor cafe. The food is true farm-to-table and both beautifully presented and delicious. If you haven’t had a chance to visit them in Westport, it is worth the trek!

As a bonus, they were filled to the gills with mums and pumpkins, gourds and outdoor plantings. Talk about ready for Fall!

I’d love to hear how you’re decorating for the upcoming season!