Idea House – Part 4

Posted by on October 17, 2013 in Decor | 10 comments

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This is the fourth and  last post for the Fall Idea House. It is  a mixture of fun, unique ideas! You’ll find lots of inspiration for fall decorating and entertaining. Some ideas are easy to do and others take more effort in finding just the right piece. Nevertheless, it will open your eyes to some new ways of looking at what some consider “junk”.


I loved this little squirrel sitting  at each place-setting with lots of wooden acorns.

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In this next table-setting, notice the metal piece used under the centerpiece. Take an interesting metal wall hanging and use it for a great look on the table!


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Love the simple texture that the industrial piece of white plastic gives under this glass-topped table!

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Notice the different colored glasses, too!

If you have a fireplace that is not in use, try this extravagant look!

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Looks beautiful with all the lanterns lit!

This next arrangement has  3 different heights of glass pieces. Add a few fall decorations and you have a great looking arrangement for your coffee table or use as a table centerpiece.


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My copycat version is this……

Since I didn’t have a large silver tray, I used a mirror and laid it flat on top of the table. My pieces are scaled down a bit for the size of the mirror, but the idea is the same. The key is three varied heights for the main pieces.

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Now, this is unique and different! Collect old wooden ironing boards and put together for a one of a kind shelving unit! Don’t think the Buddha fits in this vintage collection, do you?


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Don’t just think that small stools are for the floor or shelf somewhere. Place them on the wall and use them as shelves!


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I don’t know the name of this next item, but it probably sifted something. Adding a dried arrangement changes its look into a special wall hanging.


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Adding a glass top to an unusual metal laundry basket makes a great bedside table! I love how so many things are repurposed and made new again like the headboard, too!


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Decorated lanterns make a wonderful display, too. Here is their version….

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 Here is mine using the same mirror as an accent……..

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Finally, some pictures of fall outside arrangements!


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Did you see some ideas that you could do?

I always get inspired by other people’s creations and then make them my own!


Hope you enjoyed this four-part Fall Idea House Tour. I’ll be back with the Christmas Idea House Tour, too!


If you missed them, go to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

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  1. How festive, thanks for sharing on Tuesdays With a Twist.

  2. Hi Phyllis, this is so beautiful! I love the little squirrel and acorns. Thanks so much for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday party. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week.
    Happy Thursday
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.

  3. I love all these wonderful ideas! I am visiting from the Dedicated House party! Now I have to check out the rest of your series!

    • Thank you and welcome!

  4. These are all great ideas, nice photos! I’m a lantern lover so those pics are my favorite!

  5. Fun ideas. I particularly like the idea of using frames on the table and am going to keep my eye open for ones that would work.

    • Thrift stores are loaded with old frames!

  6. So beautiful! Thanks for linking this wonderful post up to my “Themed Blog & Shop Hop!”

  7. Some really great ideas! I love that you show the inspiration and then your design! Great job! I’d love for you to come join our Halloween Party!!!

  8. Hi Phyllis, I’ve enjoyed your Fall Idea House series. I love the picture of the lanterns in the fireplace. I think i will try it in my fireplace. I am looking forward to seeing the Christmas Idea House. Thank you for sharing

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