Are We There Yet?

Hey everyone!  Are we there yet?  Are we at "Fall," yet -- yes, no, maybe?  Well, it's kind of looking like it around here. We are still experiencing hot, hot, hot here and finally got some rain Friday evening, just not enough.  It may be hot outside, but the Fall leaves, pumpkins and gourds are popping up all over my home and receiving a standing ovation from me!  I've been working like a fiend on my Fall decor and have it almost finished.  I promise not to overwhelm you with a gazillion pics, so I'm only going to post little bits at a time.   Ha Ha -- if you believe that, I have a bridge.....lol!  I do still have some tweaking to do in several places, and nothing much has happened outside;  but heat or not, I will be getting to that soon.

So this first post is just the inside entry.  Y'all know it's one of my favorite places to decorate.  I have to make a disclaimer right up front about one of the key elements in my entry decor.

This sweet family tree you see on my entry table is a total copycat from Becca @ Adventures in Decorating.  I just love that girl!  She has great style and a wonderful sense of humor;  but she is all about family, which is why she created her Fall Family Tree and why I simply had to create one, too!  Thanks, Becca, for so much inspiration.

I printed a bunch of more recent family pics onto off-white card stock, using sepia-tone.  I tied them onto the lighted branches (already had), along with some meaningful words printed on craft paper cut into a tag shape and attached randomly with little clothespins.  I also added some plain sticks and attached faux leaves all over.

I pass by this display a hundred times a day, and it always makes me smile.

My most favorite people in the entire world!

My faux candles automatically come on at 5PM and shut off at 10PM -- love that!

I seem to have had an abundance of loose faux leaves in my floral bin and kind of went crazy adding them to just about every faux candle I have.  I love the added dimension and the extra glow when the candles are turned on.

I love this mercury glass pumpkin that I picked up from Ross or Marshalls last year.  
It has an led light inside.

Do you see the foliage hanging on the wall to the right?

I moved the metal wall urn/sconce from our bedroom and did a little switcheroo with a painting that used to hang here.  I already had the Fallish colored foliage and the pumpkin, but I'm not quite finished with this wall yet.

The plant shelf in the entry always gets "seasonal" decor, and the birdcage has one of my faux-timer candles.  This spot is really difficult to get a picture of unless I take it from the ladder -- sorry Peeps, just didn't want to climb the ladder again!

And just to keep things real, this is my guest room or "Fall Central!"  I tried to keep everything in the garage but was so limited on how much time I could work out there because of the heat.  This will all get cleaned up today!

So how are y'all doing on your Fall decorating?  It's probably too early for some of you, but this is my very favorite season, and it cannot go up too early for me.  I'm so excited to start seeing "Fall" pop up all over blogland!  Thanks so much for stopping by and putting up with my craziness!

I love to party with these fine bloggers:
The Tablescaper at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Cheri at It's So Very Cheri for It's So Very Cheri Party
Karen at Sew Many Ways for Sew Darn Crafty
Cindy at Skip to My Lou for Made By You Monday
Kathy at Creative Home Expressions for Creative Home & Garden Hop
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin for Budget Decorating Party
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays
Toni at A Bowl Full of Lemons for One Project at a Time
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marti at Sew-Licious Home Decor for Sew Organized
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for Project Inspired
Suzy at Worthing Court for Homework Wednesday
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Angela at Hickory Trail for Efforts and Assets
Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe for Live Laugh Linky Party
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Feral Turtle at The Feral Turtle for The Aloha Blog Hop
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday
The Tablescaper at The Tablescaper for Oh, The Places I've Been
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 
Karen at A Stylish Interior for Stylish Friday Finds
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading
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  1. I love your photo tree!!! The lights make it extra special :)
    yay autumn!



  2. Oh my gosh, I am SO ripping off the family tree! It's wonderful!!!

  3. I love everything about your table, especially the family tree! Thanks for the inspiration!


  4. Love the sweet family tree and that mercury pumpkin is so pretty! I also can't wait for fall to explode in blogland! I'll be getting mine out soon. I've already burned a few fall smelling candles. :)

  5. I have some ideas of what I what to do....but, this lousy health thing and the heat are just doing me in. I am hoping that soon I will be able to start. I love putting it out in Sept cuz then I can enjoy for several weeks!

  6. It's beginning to look a lot like Fall at your home! This HOT weather just doesn't seem to wanna give up. I know it will get here but I'm not being very patient. Spent a couple of days in Flagstaff and I didn't want to come back home till it cools off. At least my home was safe when I got back. Love all of your decorating. So beautiful.

  7. I love it!!! Everything looks just beautiful. I especially liked the family tree on your entry table; it's very inviting. I'm just starting to put my fall pieces up so my garage looks like a tornado blew threw. I like to put the fall stuff up as early as possible so I can enjoy it that much longer. Keep the posts coming and have a fun time decorating even if it is hot out there. Blessings, Dani

  8. Carol
    Great Fall vignettes!
    I love the personal touch you added with the family photos.
    I may just have to copycat that!

  9. Now, it really looks like fall around your place...and lookin' mighty pretty, too.
    Love your entry...and I never knew candles had timers on them....gotta get me some of those.:)
    Your family tree is adorable.

  10. OOO, and meant to say I am following on bloglovin'...:)

  11. Your decor is all very pretty! I'm desperate for fall, bring it on already. :)

  12. The only thing I have out is 1 fall pumpkin spice candle that I've been lighting at night and it keeps the house smelling luscious all day! You have a great start on your decor, I still keep hoping to get mine out but haven't ventured to the garage yet!

  13. You're so kind, Carol ... thank you! I love your Family tree ... it's beautiful and the tags you added made from craft paper are too cute! I'd smile walking by it, too! Happy Fall!

  14. Oh your so ready Carol!!! Love those Sepia photos you hung, what a great idea to change photos into sepia for Fall!!!!!!

  15. Very pretty, Carol! I'm focusing on outside Fall décor right now because it is still too hot for me to do inside yet. Soon hopefully!

  16. Oh I love decorating for fall. I have started as well. Picked up my burnt orange mums for the front of the house and hung my fall wreath. Put out a few faux pumpkins and faux mums around the house. Now I'm off to see if the small bales of straw are in yet.
    Love decorating the front the house. Cute entrance and I love the faux leaves on the candles. Those candles are great. I have them going from 5 to 10 as well.
    Happy fall!!

  17. I love how your decorated for fall - the family tree is pretty special.. everything looks so warm and welcoming!

  18. Carol, your entry is so warm and inviting. I adore the family tree...how clever. Becca does have so many lovely ideas. Fall is such a beautiful time of year. Thanks for sharing. xo Lina

    1. Thanks so much, Linda. I really do wish we got at least a taste of Fall, but it pretty much has to be faked all the way!

  19. First, thanks so much for your visit. I worked on Fall decor yesterday and am "finished" too! I will tweak til the day it comes down. I'm loving your Family tree. I have everything to make one, and now I have to!! Great idea! You were inspired by Becca, I'm inspired by you, and on it goes! :) Have fun tweaking!

  20. Thanks so much, Kathy; and also thank you so much for following me. I truly do love my Family Tree!

  21. I love your family tree, and I may have to copy you. A lot of copying going on around Blogville! Your entry is so pretty, and your Fall décor is looking great! I'm going to have to start getting out the Fall décor. laurie

    1. Thank you so much, Laurie! The Family Tree is my favorite, too!

  22. Looks lovely! I'm so excited for fall as well! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features tomorrow and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

  23. Carol I love your fall decor. What puts it over teh top for me are the pictures hanging from the leaves. Thanx for joining THT!

  24. It looks good! It's rained the last 3 days. Hopefully, it will clear up for the weekend.

  25. Hi Carol,
    Your foyer looks great, very festive! I have only gotten the furniture moved around
    so next week will probably start my Fall decorating..........
    Have fun with it.........
    Blessings, Nellie

  26. That fall family tree is so sweet....all those wonderful people...you made me smile too. It's wonderful.

    1. Thank you so much, Christine! I was just over at your blog and am now following via GFC & Bloglovin', or and Pinterest -- don't want to miss anything!

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