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Abundance of Autumn

1-Jack Table Top Pumpkin from Prairie Dance. 2-Pumpkin Candle Holder from Honey and Me. 3-Place Placemats by Hester & Cook. 4-Dish Towel by burton + BURTON. 5-Harvest Décor by Beistle. 6-Add feathers throughout the season to Turkey on the Table. 7-Tabletop décor by Prairie Dance. 8-Black Cat Décor by Midwest CBK.

How a few stample items can move through all of fall's festivities 

By Sam Ujvary | sujvary@greatamericanpublish.com

Ah, autumn. The leaves change color, spiced cider is the front-and-center beverage and if you’re lucky, you get to spend time Upstate wherever at pumpkin patches and apple orchards.

It seems like the beginning weeks of fall become one long preparation for Halloween and Thanksgiving. But slowing down to enjoy the changing weather and (hopefully) gradual transition from light jacket to sweater-and-boots is just what we need in preparation of the end of the year.

Decorating for fall, Halloween and beyond can be an extremely enjoyable task, especially with the fireplace as a centerpiece for most of the season.  

The best part about fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving décor is that they’re able to intertwine and transition from one holiday to another. Products like Beistle’s Fall Décor Cover hangs over any door and can easily carry on from harvest and beginning of fall, all the way through the end of October. The various styles it offers are great for school classrooms as well as government buildings, homes and other institutions. The company also has plenty of fall décor, including its Tissue Pumpkin perfect for the tabletop.

Other companies like Hester & Cook and Prairie Dance offer items that can adorn a table from September through November as well. Hester & Cook began its business by crafting old doorknobs into bottle stoppers, but now it’s most known for its paper placemats and table runners. From Farmer’s Market to Fall Foliage and Pumpkin, various prints that make you think harvest season can be mix-and-matched across the dinner table for fall’s entirety.

Adding Halloween accents to already-displayed fall décor is a simple way to seamlessly move from season to holiday. Halloween Votive Candles from Michael Design Works are a great way to do this. The orange votives feature spooky scenes, which makes them just perfect for lining the front staircase, foyer or tables.

Once the month changes from October to November, our thought process changes from spooky Halloween to a big family Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey on the Table is a great changeover that encourages gratitude to be showcased, especially on its namesake holiday. The turkey begins with no feathers, and each day, owners write something their grateful for on a feather, adding them one at a time. What’s more, for every Turkey on the Table sold, 10 meals will be donated to those in need.

Fall can be fun, and that doesn’t mean decorating has to be daunting. So many products are made to be mix-and-match that you can keep adding and taking away items throughout the season.

Originally posted Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

Tags: decor, decorations, fall products