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Nothing says FALL to me more than plaid!

(ok, well maybe a pumpkin spice donut from Krispy Kreme)

Plaid is sure a classic way to dress up your home and your wardrobe for the season.  If you’re looking for some unique plaid pieces for fall, I’ve rounded up a handful of the greatest from Etsy.

Stop by and check out each of these shops because there’s more great items that await you.


 Resource list: 
River Oak Studio Buffalo Plaid Pillow
Upscale Downhome Plaid Antler Mount
86 Home Plaid Blanket
Blue Rooster Designs Plaid Footstool
Freckle Face Monday Plaid Scarf
Hope Bauble Vintage Plaid Tote

Happy Fall!

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I love an easy fall centerpiece!  

The formula…

Take a box, bucket, basket or tray


 pumpkins, gourds, leaves and berries

toss in

 pinecones and flower stems if you want

finish with

candles for ambience.


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Even though I don’t do a ton of fall decorating, I usually build a centerpiece statement for my dining table.  This year it was a use what you have decorating project so all it took was trip to the garage, washing some glass pieces and a little faux bois wrapping paper.

Fall 2014 Centerpiece by ConfettiStyle14

I love using wrapping paper for a table runner and this faux wood grain paper is perfect for a fall tablescape.

Fall 2014 Centerpiece by ConfettiStyle7

Whenever I create a centerpiece arrangement I always use items that will add texture and I always create layers.  I used several of my vintage trophy urns to elevate pumpkins and to hold small containers of mums.  Instead of using all one color of pumpkin, I used a variety which gives the centerpiece lots of depth.

Fall 2014 Centerpiece by ConfettiStyle5

My collection of cloches and glass domes is ever-growing and they are great to use on the table.

Fall 2014 Centerpiece by ConfettiStyle9

Pumpkins perched on top of urns and under glass create the layered look I love.

Fall 2014 Centerpiece by ConfettiStyle3

Fall 2014 Centerpiece by ConfettiStyle1

When the clock strikes FALL tomorrow, I’m all ready to usher in the season.


Product sources:
Faux Bois Wrapping Paper–Target (no longer available), similar here
Faux Pumpkins–Hobby Lobby and Michael’s
Velvet Pumkin–DIY
Trophy Urns–vintage
Antler–My Favorite Place (local thrift store)
Large Glass Cloche–Creative Co-Op (to the trade)
Tall cloche–Smith’s 

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Fall Vignette By ConfettiStyle10

Hello there!  Today’s post is late because I’ve been a busy bee all morning.

 I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We had beautiful weather over the weekend, here in Atlanta and I was excited because that meant I was able to get lots of painting done and several projects completed and checked off the to-do list.  I also started adding a few fall touches in my home and the first was a quick console table vignette.

Fall Vignette by ConfettiStyle7 copy

This vignette was really quick and simple to put together.  I pulled my large chalkboard out of the garage and propped it on a console table I have in the living room. I choose not to write anything on the chalkboard and instead hung a fall wreath in the center using some wide green satin ribbon.

Fall Vignette by ConfettiStyle2

On the top shelf of the table I scattered a few pumpkins at the base of the chalkboard and placed the concrete bust I bought over the summer on a stack of books.  I place some feathers in the bust head for height and added texture.

The wood book display to the left is a project I completed over the weekend and I’ll have the full tutorial for you on Thursday.  It so was easy to make.

Fall Vignette by ConfettiStyle8 copy

It’s amazing how little changes to your decor can make the season come alive.  Next up my fall dining table centerpiece which I’ll show you later this week.

Do something magical this week!


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Happy Friday!

We’re expecting a bit cooler weather this weekend and even though it won’t be cool enough to pull out my fall clothes, I’m really excited about putting away the sandals and pulling out my scarves and boots.  As someone who likes to layer my clothing during the colder months, I also don’t wont to be over-layered or too hot so one of the hottest fashion trends for fall is going to work perfectly for me…


There are so many reasons to love a long vest.  It’s the perfect alternative to a chunky cardigan, a stylish option to replace a blazer, they can be worn with jeans or slacks and they are easy to style with flats or boots.

Here are a few of my favorite long vest styles for fall and how I’d wear them:

Style #1:  I’d pair this black and white vest with a long sleeve black turtleneck or tee, a classic pair of denim jeans and and a pair of ankle boots.

Style #2:  A crisp white shirt, black pants and an animal print loafer would be the perfect pieces to wear with this classic grey duster vest.

Style #3:  To keep this teal, purple and white stripe from looking too dark and heavy, I’d wear it with a black tee and lighter wash boyfriend jeans.

Style #4:  This black vest has a more polished look to it so it can be dressed up or down.  I love the combo in the photo–classic white shirt, denim and an animal print scarf.

I’ve got a bunch of projects to do this weekend but I hope to do a little on-line shopping during the evenings and a long vest will definitely be on the shopping list.

 Shopping source:  1/2/3/4

Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you back here next week.


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When it comes to fashion, fall has to be my favorite time of year.  Unlike any other season, fall fashion in general is more timeless and classic which means your wardrobe does not have to go through a major overall from year to year.  I love classic pieces like cable knit sweaters, cashmere cardigans and leather ankle boot.  Even with all the classic elements, as someone who loves fashion, I always look to incorporate a trend or two into my seasonal wardrobe.  This year it seems that leopard prints will continue to reign as one of fall’s hottest trends so I’m on the hunt for a few pieces to add to my closet.




While traveling back from Alabama on Sunday, I did a little online shopping and found some really cute and really affordable pieces.

 Here are my top leopard print fall fashions and accessories, all under $100!


You can never go wrong with a pencil skirt and this piece is a great way to add this style trend into your wardrobe without investing a lot of money– Pencil Skirt  $24.95

I adore this  Short Sleeve Blouse $34.95 and think the leather sleeves make it a home run for fall

Scarves are one of the easiest ways to add a fashion trend into your wardrobe and leopards prints are a great option because the pattern works with solids, plaids and stripes–Leopard Print Scarf$18.00

I typically don’t buy handbags with i n light leather color but the leopard accent and cognac leather bottom on this tote really make it stand out–Leopard Print Tote $88.00

My narrow foot makes finding and wearing flats a real challenge but I want to give these a try because they are adorable and they are priced right– Leopard Print Flat $49.95

And for all of us that tend to wear a lot of black during the fall and winter months, I think a leopard print belt is the perfect accent to jazz up an outfit– Animal Print Belt $39.00

So, have you started shopping for fall yet?  If you come across any cute leopard print pieces drop me an email and let me know.


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Happy Monday!  Sorry I’ve been MIA the last few days but my schedule kept me away from my desk which meant little time to sit down and write blog post.  I’ve got a couple of super busy weeks ahead with lots of client Christmas decorating projects on the books, so before the Christmas madness takes over, I thought I bring you a round-up of my Favorite Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas. 



Mini pumpkins and gourds used as candleholders.



A fall themed bar cart is a fabulous idea in my book (and so is a hot chocolate bar)!



A Thankful Tree is a great way to remember and recognize all that you have to be thankful for.



A pumpkin vase beats a glass vase anytime for a Thanksgiving tablescape.



Mother nature has given us so many wonderful things to decorate with for Thanksgiving.  Evergreens, pinecones and oranges = simple sophistication.



The perfect way to personalized your table for fall is with real leaf name cards.



Before you indulge take a moment to give thanks.  This is a great way for the family to connect and creative way to decorate the table.

There are so many creative ways to decorate for Thanksgiving so this year have fun with your décor and….



I’ve got lots of holiday inspiration coming this week so stay tuned.

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Even though my fall and holiday décor doesn’t lean toward natural or rustic I love adding a few decorative touches using pinecones because they remind me of the pacific northwest and because they are easy and inexpensive to decorate with.  Pinecones are also one of those elements that you can decorate with during the fall, enjoy for Thanksgiving and then carry the look through to Christmas.  To give you a few ideas I’ve rounded up TWELVE Pine Cone Decorating Ideas that will span the seasons.
Enjoy and be inspired!
This time of year mother nature is filling the ground with pinecones you can gather and get creative with.  Many of these looks are easy diy projects so pull out the glue gun and get creative.
Since so many people hang wreaths on their doors this time of year, why not create an elegant pinecone door cone.  Wrap wire around the base of pinecones to create picks that are easy to insert into arrangements.
I love the idea of creating a pinecone door charm.  The mini frame could  hold a welcome message or a simple graphic like in the photo.  This is a great accent to hang on the guest bedroom door to greet holiday visitors.
You don’t always see a mailbox dressed up for fall but with a few pinecones, greenery from the yard and some burlap ribbon you can create this beautiful garland to add curb appeal to your home.
If you’re really crafty, this project is for you.  Wire several small pinecones together to create pinecone candle rings to use with your Thanksgiving table décor.
Turn an old mirror into a fun fall look by framing it in a ring of pinecones.  Hot glue, time and patience is all that is needed.
p.s.  love the spice boxes on the wall!
This is a definitely a look that can work for fall through Christmas.  Leave the pinecone tree unadorned for fall and then dress it up with ribbon or red berries to give it more of a holiday look.
Use pinecones to accent  your dining room chandelier for an elegant but homespun look.
I’m a big fan of chair décor during the holidays and this look wins my vote.  The pinecone and ornament clusters add a lot of impact to these chairs.
Pinecone wreaths are classic and I love that different color pinecones have been combined to give this wreath more style.
A fun take on a holiday star.
Pinecone ornaments are easy to make and look great on a tree with traditional Christmas ornaments.
 You know that pinecone mirror you saw earlier, how about taking it off the wall and using it on the table as a centerpiece.  Two looks in one!
Will pinecones be making an appearance in your holiday décor this year??


all images via pinterest

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