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15 Favorite Fall Farmhouse Finds – From Target

Is it weird that I get excited when I see stores start the make the seasonal transition?  I just can’t wait to see what new home decor will be available!  I was at Target over the weekend and noticed the transitioning happening and thought I’d share a few of my favorite Fall Farmhouse finds with you.

Now, some of you might look at this list and think, “What does these items have to do with Fall??”  Well, if you had a chance to see Tuesday’s post, you’ll know that I don’t always follow the “rules” when it comes to Fall decorating.  I like to create my own color schemes and bring in a Fall feel with lots of texture and warmth, but that doesn’t mean I have to use typical, traditional Fall decor.  Plus, by using everyday items as part of your Fall decor, you can use them year-round!  No need to figure out where to store the items until next year!

And just as an aside, this ISN’T a sponsored post.  I’m just sharing with you some things that caught my attention when shopping! All pictures include affiliate links.

 

Trophy Cup

This reproduction vintage trophy cup is a stunner….and a great price.  It’s “tarnished” appearance gives it so much character and these trophy cups are perfect for Fall decor when pared with dried flowers or feathers.  I have several in my guest bedroom all lined up as part of a collection!

 

 

Wood Bead Chandelier

I love this chandelier.  Can’t you just imagine it in an entryway?!

This look is sort-of what I was trying to create when I added beads to my dining chandelier.

 

Lantern Set

Tall lanterns are beautiful on a fireplace hearth or mantel, but also in an entryway or even a covered porch!

 

 

Rectangular Storage Basket

I love the color and size of these storage baskets, plus, they’ve very sturdy so unlike some baskets that shed or break, these can withstand quite a bit!

 

I have similar baskets that I use to store DVDs and games underneath my TV console.

How to create a TV gallery wall

 

Marble and Wood Cutting Board

When it comes to Fall decorating, I love to use wood in the kitchen, so when I saw this wood, gold, and marble cutting board my heart skipped a beat.  I’m not going to lie, this one might have just made its way into my cart…

 

I actually already have a smaller version that I keep on my counter along with cooking essentials and wooden utensils.

Fall farmhouse kitchen vignette

 

See all 15 Fall Finds Here!

See all of my 15 of my Fall favorites by using the arrows below to scroll through the images.

 

 

Happy Shopping!

 

 

 

 

 

The BEST Outdoor Hanging Lantern & Sconce Sets

I’ve been searching for the perfect outdoor hanging lantern for my home for at least a month now {seriously}, and I’ve done so much research that I figured I should share my findings with you to save you the time and trouble!

I’ve been obsessed with the look of gas lamps for a while now and love their classic styling.  My goal was to find a light that had the look of a gas lamp, but was electric.  I also needed both a hanging lantern and a wall sconce, so it was important to me that I liked the look of both styles, not just one.  I swear I must have searched every online site and store available and discovered that finding the perfect light was no easy task!  I’ve narrowed down my top 10 favorites for you, grouped by price bracket.  Some products may contain affiliate links.

Here’s a recap of my search criteria:

  • The look of a gas lamp in electric form
  • Hanging lantern AND coordinating sconce
  • Clear glass {not bubble}
  • Bronze, aged copper or black finish

 

Low

As you might already know, everything for outdoors seems extraordinarily expensive, whether it’s furniture, accessories, or in this case, lights!  While there are quite a few inexpensive options, what you’ll find is that their finish or quality often doesn’t match that of the more expensive lights.  Even so, I was able to find a couple that met my criteria, like the Morgan light from Wayfair.  I like the detail the light has, which many in this price bracket are lacking.  I also think the brass adds a bit of interest!

 

 

Medium

There are plenty of lights to choose from in this category!  Pottery Barn has a nice selection, although their inventory is somewhat limited.  Their Classic Indoor/Outdoor pendant is a basic, but timeless light with both lantern and sconce options.

 

I also love the Federal light from Shades of Light because to me, it has one of the most authentic looks of a gas lamp that I found.

 

High

I have expensive taste and found many, many light in this category that I loved, but this just isn’t the category that I shop in.  I’ve narrowed my favorites down to two, of which, this is my #1 pick.  The Lois Hanging Lantern has a yoke mount with a gorgeous copper lantern with rivets.  It definitely has the look gas lamps still found in the French Quarter today!

 

 

Here’s my full Top 10 List with links to each below.

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I’m in the process of redoing my back porch, a project I’ve waited 11 years to tackle!  I picked a light from the Medium category, but it hasn’t yet been installed.  I’ll update with pictures as soon as it is!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stylish Decor Steals – The Look for Less

Browsing through magazines and window shopping in stores can be fun, but also discouraging if you find something you love but it isn’t within your budget, which personally, happens to me a lot.  Thankfully, I’m like a dog with a bone when it comes to finding the best price, so today I’m sharing some of my favorite stylish decor steals with you! {This post contains affiliate links.}

One caveat to this post….often times {but not always}, there’s a reason one item costs less than another, whether is material quality, size, construction, details, etc.  Before buying a less expensive item, give thought as to whether the quality is good enough to suit your needs.  Sometimes, it really is necessary to go with the more expensive piece, but if not, why not score the look for less!  For more information on this topic, you can view {THIS POST}.

 

Crystal Orb Chandelier

One of my favorites!  My husband really liked the 32″ chandelier from Restoration Hardware, but the price just wasn’t realistic for us.  Thankfully, there was an almost identical one available from Amazon!  This exact one now hangs above our staircase.

 

French Tufted Bench

A beautiful tufted bench with carved wooden details makes a perfect statement in a foyer or at the end of the bed.  If you’re not planning on sitting on it a great deal, though, why spend the big bucks when there are lots of less expensive alternatives available, like this one from Wayfair!  Plus, Wayfair includes free shipping but Layla Grace charges $75 for delivery.  {I specified that you’ll need to take into account how much use it’ll get because sometimes, less expensive seating is not constructed as well and doesn’t hold up over time.}

 

Balustrade Dining Table

While beautiful, the Restoration Hardware table comes at a hefty price!  It’s fixed at 108″ long, plenty of space for 12 people.  The World Market table is crafted of a combination of solid Acacia wood and MDF, resulting in a significantly lower price.  What’s nice, though, is that it is an extension table and so can expand from 78″ to 110″.

Vintage Velvet Drapery Panels

Vintage velvet feels and looks so luxurious, but the price often makes it unaffordable for most.  Thankfully, Half Price Drapes is a great resource for high quality drapery panels without the expensive price tag!  The two products below are both 100% cotton, 50″ x 96″, and lined, yet the priced couldn’t be more different.  And I’ve purchased several panels from Half Price Drapes so I can attest to the craftsmanship. :)

 

 

Let’s be honest, when we score something amazing at a great price, we get a thrill!  Plus, money saved can be put toward other projects and purchases, and there are always more projects…

 

A stylish home doesn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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