>Candles, Leaves, Seashells & Glitter – It Must Be Fall!

>Red and orange leaves dance in the street; the crisp morning air intoxicates the soul as we say goodbye to fond summer memories and hello to the the joys of Fall…

Mg Photography© 2010

The lovely, Melissa, of The Inspired Room loves Fall about as much as I do and she is celebrating the arrival of this beautiful season by having a Fall Nesting Party…did someone say party? I’m there!  Okay, so I hadn’t decorated for Fall when I heard about the party so I dug into my “Holiday” closet to see what I could whip up.  I ♥LOVE♥ this time of year!!

Mg Photography© 2010

My autumn box had some garlands, glitter, taper candles and my beloved porcelain pumpkin – plenty of fun stuff to add a bit of Fall to the house. Since I believe we should keep the things we love displayed throughout the year, the seashells stay displayed…period.

The first thing I think of when I decorate for the cooler months is CANDLES….tapers, pillars, tealights, jars, any and all candles! They add fragrance, a warm glow, an elegance to every meal…Gold taper candles replace the navy blue; garlands of crimson & gold leaves are swirled around the crystal candle holder…

Mg Photography© 2010
Mg Photography© 2010

Our family’s ceramic Pumpkin has traveled with us since 1989 and once it is pulled from the box the warmth of Fall fills my heart – I think it works well with my seashell mirror tray too! What do you think?

I’ve been fascinated with glittered seashells since seeing Beach House Living’s collection and then read Completely Coastal for a fabulous article about Sparkling Glitter Crafts. I thought I would add a bit of glitz to our Fall display after being inspired by these blogs.

Elmer’s glue was brushed on first then each item sprinkled with my ‘crystal clear’ glitter…wow! I LOVE it and it is sooooo easy! I even painted a few seashells first and then glittered while the paint was wet…no glue necessary.

Mg Photography© 2010
Mg Photography© 2010
Mg Photography© 2010
Mg Photography© 2010

My favorite bowl of seashells and rocks got a touch of the glitter treatment too…

Mg Photography© 2010

I think we got a nice start to our Fall decorating…time to get dinner on the stove and enjoy a candlelit dinner with the hubby ;o)

If you love Fall then drop by the Fall Nesting Party!!

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About marierhoades

Beach bum, wife, mother, lover of dogs & cats. Editor of Sally Lee by the Sea, http://nauticalcottageblog.com, a beach cottage design & lifestyle website.
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24 Responses to >Candles, Leaves, Seashells & Glitter – It Must Be Fall!

  1. >Lovely post. And I love your sprinkled starfish that glitters in your candlelight. What a nice touch. I love it. Beautiful photography and a wonderful feel for fall!Blessings,Debbie

  2. lockofire says:

    >I absolutely love this recent post. It makes me want to break out the few fall decorations I have and put them out on my dining table. Thanks for the great pictures!!

  3. >Marie it all looks festive for fall at your beautiful home. I just adore the table runner and the way you created an inviting center to the dining table. Gorgeous display!Thank you very much for visiting and becoming a follower of my blog. I really appreciate it and hope to see you anytime. It's nice to meet you!Happy fall blessings to you and yours.Warmly, ~Melissa 🙂

  4. Tardevil says:

    >Love your blog…it always takes me to the beach when I can't be there! 🙂

  5. Happy@Home says:

    >It all looks so warm and welcoming.I feel the same way about candles and the fall season ~ they just seem to go together. I love your glittery touches. So pretty and even prettier in the glow of the candles.Happy Fall to you.

  6. Sandra says:

    >The creams, whites and browns of the shells and rocks blend in with all your fall touches…a very pretty tablescape.

  7. >What beautiful photos! I love fall, too. One of my favorite times of the year. 🙂

  8. michelle says:

    >Beautiful photos Marie! It looks so cozy and festive!

  9. Sherry says:

    >Oh, very nice a beachy twist to fall. Love the photography too.Sherry

  10. >I do love all your beautiful pictures. I love fall, but am still mourning the end of summer!

  11. >Thanks Marie!You are an amazing photographer and it is very entertaining to read your text with those photos:)The fall is a colorfilled season.

  12. >Okay, I'm going to dig out my extra fine Stampin' Up Glitter and get busy! I've always loved the look of candied fruit, and I think that I'm going to see what I can do to some fall leaves. Thank you for visiting my post, and I'm glad that you're going to follow. Come back anytime! Cherry Kay

  13. >Beautiful photos of lovely Autumn decor. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings, Victoria Lynn

  14. >beautiful decor.love the twist with the pumpkin & the shells. i'm like everyone else – that glitter starfish is gorgeous. i bet your christmas tree is a sight of shells & glitter!thank you so much for linking up! always so fun to visit other places & states via blogs. breathe in some ocean air for me today!kellie

  15. 1bellastager says:

    >Seashells make me smile…love the fall decor alongside them! Thank you for your sweet words, too:) I'm honored & are subscribing to your feed.

  16. Amy Kinser says:

    >Thanks so much for stopping by. I love meeting new people. I will look forward to following you as well. Your fall decor is so pretty and I love the personal touches.

  17. >I love how you blended Fall decor with your every day decor. Everything looks beautiful!

  18. >Everything is so pretty and just screams FALL! Love how you incorporated all the sea shells into your decor. Looks great!!Jennifer

  19. >I'm looking for coastal style fall decor for my blog…, and just found another brilliant idea -love the pumpkin on the shell mirror tray!

  20. Paula says:

    >Love your table setting! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idahohttp://bucketsofideasforfall.blogspot.com/

  21. >Beautiful photos! I love the sparkle of the glitter!

  22. Valencia says:

    >That is soooo beautiful! Love the mirror under the pumpkin.

  23. Barbara says:

    >Sigh… This is all so lovely!

  24. >Love the way you mix things up! And your writing style is fun too. Thanks for stopping by, happy to have found your blog.Londen

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