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Well hello there, Fall!

It's official - fall has fallen on the city of Chicago.  I can see my breath when I walk Derby in the morning, and her new favorite thing it to run through leaves...and then be totally freaked out by it.  I am a summer girl through & through, but fall has been especially pleasant this year so I am embracing it.  Plus, fall means football & I LOVE FOOTBALL (Go Buckeyes!  Go Bears!).

Our downstairs neighbor takes charge of the outdoor areas for our condo association.  Thank goodness!  She does all of the flowers and watering in the summer and switches out the seasonal decor (the only part of it that I would like!).  We swapped out the summer flowers for mums and a cute melange of pumpkins, gourds and squash(?).


Moving inside, we have a mix of fun, not-so-serious Halloween decorations and more formal (that's not the word I am looking for...) fall decorations. 

I usually put together this centerpiece around Thanksgiving, but it certainly can be displayed much earlier than that!  Plus, we had guests in town last weekend and this coming weekend, so I wanted to have a little extra pop of color on the table.  These are an assortment of leaves, florals and copper swirly-gigs that I've had for years.  I rounded up some random candles in a seasonal color and added them.  Instant centerpiece!




You can see a little ghost peeking out from behind one of the chairs :)  I love lighting these luminaries at night!


And swapping out white kitchen towels for these affordable Halloween towels adds a fun punch of color to an otherwise boring (I hate these ovens - they are horrible!) oven.


Shop Target and JoAnn's after Halloween for deeply discounted items that you can store away for next year!  We keep all fall items in an orange with black lid plastic container - eliminates a lot of digging around in our storage unit!

How do you decorate for Halloween and fall?


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Reader Comments (3)

I love the fall spirit! Our condo association (we rent a condo) hasn't done anything, which is kind of sad!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnni

Can't wait to see it all this week-end, and especially you guys!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMom

most of our fall decorations are halloween related so after next weekend we will need some replacements!! i love your centerpiece!!

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

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