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Styling a Fall Table

Home Decor, HOW TOKayla NordComment
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Look at me, y’all!! Another blog post!! I told ya I’d start cranking them out!! LOL… but let’s not get ahead of ourselves… who knows if this will last!

But alas, it’s finally the best time of year— FALL!

In the past, I have waited way too long to switch my house decor over from the summer decorations to the Fall. Then before I know it, it’s time to put the Christmas stuff out— but NOT THIS YEAR! This year I am prepared— (probably because I have one less full-time job— SHEW! Life is good!!)

Anywho, I decided I really wanted to keep my blue & white ginger jars out for my Fall table. (But let’s be honest— I really have no where else to store them now that I’ve bought 3,000 of the dang things.) So they will be used again for this season, with a little updating.

Plus, they are so pretty and BONUS, blue + orange are complimentary colors. In art teacher terms, they look really good next to each other, so they will make my fall table pop!

This picture below is what my table started as… I always use more pinks, whites, and light green flowers in the Spring & Summer table.

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I started with this version already on my table, so switching it over to Fall wasn’t too difficult.

If you’re starting from scratch I’ll link where I got everything that I am still using in the Fall version! I used the ginger jars still (similar ones found here, here, here, & here), the West Elm gold table runner (couldn’t find the exact one, but these two are similar found here and here), chargers, place mats (not the exact ones but similar style here), and the Kate Spade plates!

So first thing I did, was remove those candles and candle holders above. They were a little too chunky, so I added thinner candle holders and candlesticks (shown below). I varied the tall and short ones on both sides of the ginger jars. These candle holders are antiques which I found at the Burlington Antique Show. I’ve been looking for these thin ones FOREVER, so I was super excited when I found them.

I then removed all of the pink and white flowers. I had already purchased fall colored flowers from Michael’s. They can be found here. I would recommend going into the store and picking out bunches that go together— it’s hard to tell online. These in the second picture below are the ones I found, and they were 50% off! I liked the duller oranges, peachy-orange colored berries, and more brownish/orange colored flowers. I didn’t want anything too red/bright orange.

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While I was there, I found some cute pale orange pumpkins and some cream and orange acorns shown above! These will be added to the table also!

I started putting the flower bunches into the vases, alternating between berries, flowers, berries, flowers in my taller jars.

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Next, I laid down some fall “garland” along the table. I got one string from Michael’s here and the other strand is real bittersweet from the side of the road (thanks Dad!). Here is something similar! I then laid down the different acorns on every other side and spread them evenly!

Next, I put the smaller pumpkins on each end. The important thing is to keep things balanced!

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Next, I added the placemats, chargers, and plates back on! Adding a placemat and a charger helps make the table look complete... and a little extra fancy!

I topped the plates off with a smaller blue and white patterned plate. I found these at a local store called The Great Room on Southland Drive, but I’ve also seen similar ones at Tuesday Morning!

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Last and final thing I did was add these orange gingham napkins from Michael’s under the plate to throw a little orange there. I can’t find them online, but I got them at the Michael’s off of Nicholasville, Rd. They are paper!

I just love mixing all the patterns here. I also LOVE how the orange and blue contrast next to each other… the art teacher/artist in me gets realllll excited when I get to use color theory in my decorating :) !

Before having guests over, I would definitely set the table with gold silverware and we’d be ready to entertain! My silverware set isn’t in the pictures, but it’s from John’s grandmother, Memo (she had great taste!). If you’re looking for a set, I love this one from Target— here.

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My dinning room table is from Universal Furniture and you can find it here. My dinning room chairs are from Overstock and you can find them here. The China Buffet is also Universal Furniture found here. Curtains are Wayfair, found here. Chandelier is custom made by Kim Schwab.

The ginger jars have been picked up all over town… I usually have the best luck at Hobby Lobby, Homegoods, Ross, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s. But like I said earlier, the majority of mine came from John’s Grandma and my Grandma!

Hope this helps and inspires you to get out your Fall decor and create your own Fall table!

I just love having seasonal decor… mostly because my Mom (aka Martha Stewart) always did growing up— and still does, of course! It just makes each season so special!

Let me know if you need help with anything or if I forgot to link something! Have a great Fall season, and as always, thanks for reading!

Kayla :)

I went Christmas Crazy

Home DecorKayla NordComment

Can you all believe there is only 2 days until Christmas?!

If you're like me, you have finally (BARELY) gotten everything wrapped and ready for Christmas. There is always so much stress going into the holidays, so this year I tried to get things done early.....

.... but it never fails-- its Christmas Eve Eve and I'm still putting the finishing touches on everything. 

Decorating for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do, and this year we went all out. Poor John was out on a ladder with my Dad (the actual Clark Griswold) hanging hundreds of lights on our big trees out front. Everything turned out so pretty and there were no casualties.... I'm gonna call it a win for the Nords. 

This year we installed new gas logs in our fireplace, so you better believe I'm gonna have those things lit all day, every day. John purposely didn't show me how to light them (he pays the bills), but I think I can figure it out without his help!

Here is a quick little tour of our house... almost everything is from Hobby Lobby, Michael's, or are hand-me-downs from my Mom. There's just something so magical and cozy about a house full of white lights and a gold Christmas tree. I actually go into a small depression when we have to take it all down... so don't be surprised if it's mid January and I'm still rockin' my Christmas decorations... sorry John. 

I hope our little home inspires you. Thanks for reading & merry Christmas!!! 

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Friendsgiving

Home DecorKayla NordComment
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Happy Monday! Not something I can usually say, but this week is short and sweet for us teachers, so basically today is a Thursday!

Anyways, it's finally the holiday season and I couldn't be more excited. I love any excuse to decorate my house, spend a small fortune at TJ MAX & Michaels, and have people over to celebrate. 

Yesterday we had our first annual Friendsgiving at our house and it was a huge success! I think mine and John's absolute favorite thing to do is have our friends and family over for food and drinks. John absolutely loves to smoke or cook any kind of meat. He and our neighbor, Austin, are the "meat men" on the street and are always cooking something. It gets a little ridiculous, because all they do is stand out on our driveway and stare at the smoke coming out of the smoker. They tell me its a delicate process that needs to be watched, but I've caught on that they do this to get out of going anywhere with their wives & cleaning the house.

I'll take it though because that means I don't have to cook. :)

So while John "smokes the meat" I am usually inside decorating and cleaning, which is fine by me!  I use any excuse to decorate, and having people over is the best one. I, of course, got some inspiration from Pinterest and combined a couple of my favorite looks to create my mantel and my table! Here are a few pictures of our Friendsgiving! We had the BEST time and all of the food was incredible.

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I get all of my old books from Habitat for Humanity and they are always super cheap there! I have also found good ones at GoodWill also! The window and gates over the fireplace were found at CowGirl's attic in Lexington.... the pumpkins, flowers and pitcher are from Michael's and I made the banner out of card stock! 

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Bulleit's favorite spot while waiting for our guests to arrive. Too bad he's too crazy to be around that many people, so he had to go in the garage for the evening!  Mostly all of my Thanksgiving decor was bought at Michael's (wood slices, candles, cardstock for "I am Thankful For" place settings, gold chargers, etc.) & I got the eucalyptus and pumpkins at Trader Joe's! The gold silverware is from John's Grandma, Memo, but I'm not sure where its from... Target has a beautiful set of gold silverware right now though! Chandelier is a custom design by Kim Schwab. Table & furniture from Universal Furniture, upholstery is from Rowe Furniture, dining room chairs are from Overstock.com!

The table could easily be switched around to be used for Christmas too (minus the pumpkins obviously)!

 

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