Fall Decorating 101…….

by Edie Wadsworth on September 24, 2008

Start by baking some pumpkin bread (use your favorite pumpkin bread recipe) and then add one cup of butterscotch chips per loaf of bread.  It’s to die for….and then your house smells nice and ‘fall-like’ while you decorate……
Recruit your small children to paint pumpkins for you using apples…..
and flour sacks and plenty of creativity……
Jazz up your breakfast table with black and orange……
Put your daughter’s witch hat from last year on a pretty white pumpkin……

And if you don’t have a pretty white pumpkin…..spray paint one white and add some spook.   Just a ‘peek-a-BOO’ into our fall fun.  More to come soon!   For other great festive halloween ideas,  go the Kimba’s sight.  This post is part of her fall halloween party and there are many more great ideas to peek in on.   For now,  we’re off to paint some birds and ferns black…..oh,  and to do some latin and memory work,   of course.

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1 Keli September 24, 2008 at 7:32 pm

Very cool!!! I love Halloween! I’m so painting some pumpkins white and spelling out B O O! Very creative!!! Thanks for the ideas!


2 Jessica September 25, 2008 at 1:50 am

I love your cute decorations. I am posting a fun one tomorrow, you’ll have to check it out. I also loved your daughters fergilicious track shoes. It’s almost worth doing track just to wear those shoes! :)


3 Jessica September 25, 2008 at 1:52 am

One more thing, I took your advice on using only lamps, no over head lighting for my party Friday night and it looked awesome! I just used candles and lamps (except in the kitchen, sorry I had no choice) but it was so much warmer and cozy. Thanks!


4 edie+steve September 25, 2008 at 1:57 am

Oh good Jessica! I have a love affair with lamps….maybe an obsession…..possibly an addiction.


5 Liz September 25, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Oh Edie! Your decorations look so chic. I’m so inspired.. now all I have to do is start digging through boxes of decorations in the attic.


6 Blissful Nikki September 25, 2008 at 9:24 pm

I love it all…how cute to let your kids help out! :) My daughter would love that!!


7 gina September 26, 2008 at 4:46 pm



8 Bella Casa October 6, 2008 at 12:27 pm

What’s not to love? Love your table, your pumpkins and your girls’ enthusiasm to help mom :)

I bet that pumpkin bread was great!



9 mollyandmarshal October 6, 2008 at 1:22 pm

I love it! And what a great idea to use apples as pumpkin stamps!


10 Darlene October 6, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Love all your decorations!! GREAT idea to use the apple as a pumpkin stamp…my daughter would have fun with that! Thanks!!


11 new every morning October 6, 2008 at 2:05 pm

What a fun little table… I love how you used oranges on a black table with the wreath … so simple and elegant!


12 M.L. @ The House of Whimsy October 6, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Loved everything I saw here. The witch’s hat on the white pumpkin looks awesome. I’m so jealous that you got your B O O painted on your other white pumpkins. I HAVE to get mine done!!!
And way to go mom…for getting the kiddos involved! : )


13 Stephanie October 6, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Very, very cute ideas!


14 Astrid October 6, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Oh wow! I love your decorations! I really love the photos of your girls painting pumpkins. What did you do with flour sacks once they were painted?


15 Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes October 6, 2008 at 8:07 pm

Those white pumpkins look adorable!!


16 Joy October 6, 2008 at 8:39 pm

What a wonderful mommy you are! You bake delicious bread and keep the kids busy with cute crafts and decorate your home all fun for Halloween! You’re great!


17 Christina October 7, 2008 at 2:07 am

First time to your blog. Love your decorations. The table setting is very beautiful!

Enjoyed looking at everything.


18 tiffany October 7, 2008 at 4:01 am

I really enjoy your blog. Your decorating for fall is great!!


19 Meghan October 7, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Love all your decor.
Totally heart the white jack o latern with the hat! Too cute!!!

And love that you get your kiddo’s involved.

My youngest likes to help, like to help destroy what I put up. Gotta love 2 yr old boys! LOL


20 Traci October 7, 2008 at 6:19 pm

I love the apple stamping idea! And that table looks really cute.

Love your blog, what a beautiful family and great posts!


21 Kimba October 7, 2008 at 8:04 pm

Thanks for sharing some of your halloween traditions with us. We did the apple stamping just a few days ago. Your pumpkins came out so cute.

Thanks for coming to my party! Happy halloween!


22 Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com October 7, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Great post, and great pictures. Loved the pumpkins! I like how they are white…we actually planted some white pumpkins and they are taking forever!!!! to ripen. You have a great blog!


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