It’s the First Weekend of Fall! – (Saturday Spotlight)

Happy first weekend of fall…and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  All of a sudden the days are cool and crisp and the nights are chilly!  Yay!  As much as I love summer, I’m thrilled to sleep with the windows open again.  Yes, I’m suddenly remembering how much I love this time of year.  Hopefully, you’re enjoying it as much as I am.  Today, I’m sharing a bunch of fall ideas and finds to get you in the mood!

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Creative Idea for the First Weekend of Fall:

What better way to begin the fall than with some buffalo checks?!  This week, I shared a super easy craft – How to Paint a Buffalo Plaid Pumpkin.

painted pumpkins - how to paint buffalo checks

If you want an easy fall craft, this is the one for you!  One can never have enough pumpkins in the fall anyway!

Speaking of Pumpkins, here’s a simple fall table setting idea featuring white pumpkins…

Fall Table Setting Inspiration:

If you’re like me, you never get tired of decorating with white pumpkins!

Fall table setting with white pumpkins

For this table, I kept the color palette mostly neutral but with a few touches of blue.  In my home, I decorate with blue all year!  For more inspiration, be sure to check out my ideas for decorating with blue in the fall!

And if you can’t get enough white pumpkins, here are a few more ideas!

Fall Shopping Finds:

For some variety, mix in a few textured pumpkins with your real ones…

Large corn husk pumpkin - fall decor

large corn husk pumpkin


In my house, it’s not fall until I’ve made a batch of spiced pecan pumpkin quick bread! 


For fall, you can’t get much cozier than a cable knit pillow!

And for even more ways to celebrate the first weekend of fall, here are a few ideas from around the internet:

Hopefully, some of these ideas will inspire you!

How are you spending this first weekend of fall?

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Sharing these first weekend of fall ideas with these blogs:

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Inspire Me Monday, A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday, Common Ground – All About HomeDucks N a Row – Wonderful Wednesday, My Wee Abode – Tuesday Turn Around, Imparting Grace – Grace at HomeEclectic Red Barn – Thursday Favorite Things

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  1. Thanks for the much needed inspiration! I’ve been dragging my “fall” feet, but now with temperatures cooling down this week, it’s time to go buy some mums!

  2. I loved your pumpkin tutorial Shelley! I think I will be putting that to use very soon. Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend!

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