Home Decor, Late September

As much as I love seasonal decorating, I have to be careful not to do too much too soon or it will drive me crazy.  I am slowly putting summer away and bringing Fall into focus.


Do you have a lantern, maybe on your porch or patio?  They look so great full of anything.  Fill it full of dried or real fruit, vegetables, pumpkins or gourds, and even though this is not a new idea,  yours will be unique with your things and touches.   If you don’t have a lantern, use a tray or a large vase, compote or bowl.  The key here is texture and color.  Late September to me is muted tones, creams, browns, yellows and soft greens and just a hint of orange.  I like to save orange for Halloween~


Burlap is a decorator’s best friend right now.  It is available in so many forms and colors and it instantly adds a fall feel and an on trend touch.


I cut a length of burlap ribbon and tied a loose half knot through the ring on top of this lantern and tucked a length of pumpkin ribbon through the center.  I let both ribbons hang down and wind through the pieces spilling out of the lantern


Fall abundance? Opening your door to Fall?  Surely there is a deep heavy message here!



Wait, what’s that? Let’s take a closer look~

burlap owl thepaintedapron.com

You never know what’s going to fly in when you leave your door open!  Come back soon and I’ll show you how easy it is to make a cute little burlap owl!


I’ll be joining these great parties:

Common Ground

Between Naps on the Porch

Friday Flash at Jenny Evolution

A Stylish Interior

DIY Vintage Chic

The Tablescaper

Alderberry Hill

Coastal Charm

The Dedicated House

A Stroll Thru Life

The Style Sisters

Clean and Sensible

Savvy Southern Style

Worthing Court

No Minimalist Here

15 Responses to “Home Decor, Late September”
  1. Pam says:

    Clever idea! The use of your lantern with the fall pieces tumbling out on the table is beautiful. The little owl adds a whimsical accent! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Looks great … giving me good ideas … have some bird cages that I can use, but the lantern would look much better.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  3. Poppy says:

    What a pretty vignette! love the muted colors and how you used the tall lantern as a focal point of your vignette…beautifully done! And the little burlap owl is absolutely adorable:) Thanks for the inspiration! Happy weekend! hugs, Poppy

  4. Bev says:

    Gorgeous! Love the lantern, the pumpkins, everything…

  5. Mary says:

    Love your lantern centerpiece Jenna! I need to break out my burlap ribbon and your owl creation is too cute 🙂

  6. Love your vignette, that owl is too cute!

  7. distresseddonna says:

    I will use this idea of filling a lantern – your arrangement on the glass table looks great and that owl is adorable.

  8. Kim says:

    I love the textures and colors of your centerpiece! I wish I had a large lantern! I have several small ones, but you really need a larger scale for gourds and pumpkins. I enjoyed the colors you used, too!
    <3 Kim

  9. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Love the lantern and the owl is so cute. Great vignette. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. Tammy says:

    The owl is so adorable. This is the first year I got an owl decoration for the house. I also put my pumpkins and mums outside. I love decorating for the fall!

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