We love collecting natural things while we're outside playing (last year it was pinecones) and our yard and driveway have a ton of acorns on them right now. We put our finds in this little glass bowl and it was the first seasonal thing to go here on the bookcase. (Aren't they cool?)
Then we took a trip together to a local farm stand and had fun picking out all sorts of different pumpkins and gourds. I love the non-traditional colored ones like this soft gray green pumpkin. And it looked pretty paired with some dried hydrangeas in one of my vintage #13 mason jars.
I took back out my old Hardy Boys books and used two of those cute little striped pumpkins for bookends. I like how they add back in some warm tones to really achieve a good balance of color here for fall.
Lastly, I wanted to use my chalk board again up on top of the bookcase (I like having something tall there to make use of the double story wall). And since Maura is so into acorns (Tinkerbell's best friend Terrance wears one as a hat, you know!!) I decided to do my own botanical drawing of one. I love how it turned out and so does she:)