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Fast Decorating Ideas with Fall Favorites

Today I’m sharing some last-minute quick & easy fall decorating ideas that you can enjoy now before it’s time to put up the Christmas tree.  Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving, or just prefer waiting until after that last fall holiday is over to decorate for Christmas, here are quick ways to incorporate some fall touches into your décor now.  November tends to be overlooked for seasonal decorating.  Halloween is over and Christmas decorating hasn’t yet begun, although many people do start on their Christmas displays in November.  My tradition is to start decorating for Christmas…

Covered Bridges, Crafts, and Country Roads: Fall Fun at the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival

Fall always flies by at record speed for me, and this year is no exception.  It’s one of the busiest times of the year for me at work and home.  I love autumn events, but finding time to check off my fall bucket list can be a challenge.  I decided to take a day off work so Mom and I could attend the covered bridge festival since we hadn’t been in several years.  The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival is a ten day event which begins on the second Friday in October each year.  It is…

Squarecrows: Danville Celebrates Their 10th Annual Scarecrow Festival on the Courthouse Square

Just 20 miles west of downtown Indianapolis, the small town of Danville, Indiana puts on a festive fall display of scarecrows each year from October 1-31. This year is their 10th annual display of creative scarecrows designed by local businesses and civic groups.  My mom and I strolled around the square on a lovely warm Friday evening just before sunset.  We’d stopped there on our way home from the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival.  I’ll be blogging about our trip to the Covered Bridge Festival this week. Thirty-one scarecrows are displayed on all four…

A Giveaway to Celebrate World Card Making Day!

October 14 UPDATE!  We have a winner!  Barbara Shreve won the set of three cards!  Thank you to everyone who entered! *** World Card Making Day is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in October.  It started in 2006 as a way to encourage crafters to get a jump on crafting for the holiday season. What better way to celebrate than with Gnome Décor’s first of three October giveaways?  We’re celebrating the site’s launch all month long. You can enter to win this set of three cards three different ways.  Choose one, two or all three…

Festive for Fall: Fairy Garden Seasonal Makeovers

In September I shared my farmers market fall fairy garden. This week I finished transforming the rest of my fairy gardens for fall.  Fall fairy gardening is especially fun because there’s no planting required!   I get to focus on decorating, my favorite part.  You can pull out any dead growth caused by summer heat spells or early fall chill, and fill in those areas with figures. Likewise you can trim back and pull out overgrown plants to make room for your decorations. My main problem is overgrowth, so the layout of my fall gardens is determined by the choice…

Falling for Fairy Gardens

I have a bit of a fairy garden addiction.  Okay, more than a bit.  I started making them four years ago, and have expanded my tiny kingdom from one in 2013 to six outdoor fairy gardens in 2017.  There are two main reasons I’m hooked on fairy gardens.  One is that you can plant and design an entire mini garden in under an hour, which is highly satisfying.  There’s no way you can whip your yard into shape that quickly!  The second is that they are absolutely adorable, and you get to shop for the cutest…