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Holiday Gift Guide for the Decor Lover

'Tis the season for gift giving! Our bank accounts may be in denial, but the holiday season is upon us! Can you believe it's already time to think about Christmas presents?  I keep telling everyone that this seems like the fastest year ever! Does anyone else feel that way?

Well to kick off the holiday shopping season, I'm sharing a gift guide for the decorators in your life. You know the ones who can never REALLY finish a room (I know, we're a finicky breed). Perhaps, that decorator is you! I know I'm always looking for decor ideas to add to my own wish list. Let's just say I'll take a new throw pillow over perfume or jewelry any day! So whether you're shopping for yourself or your HGTV-obsessed SIL, you're bound to find some gift inspiration in today's list.

Christmas Gift Guide for Decor Lovers
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real bay leaf wreath

What decorator wouldn't appreciate a nice, fresh wreath to help spruce up their home? This handcrafted, Bay Leaf wreath would work with all seasons!

letter board with wood frame
 If I had a penny for every time I saw a kitchen or entry way table on Instagram decked out with a letter board with some catchy phrase, I'd be a rich lady! Decorators love utilizing these boards through out their homes. I like that this one has a wood frame versus metal; makes it more homey and less office-ish.

teal glass candle jar


Candles are always a crowd pleaser. The prettier the jar the better! I'm obsessed with this geometric teal glass candle.

Custom personalized name pillows

What's that saying? Throw pillows to women are like stuffed animals to kids. Yep, as a serial decorator, I agree, you can never have enough! I love the vintage twist on this personalized name pillow.

home decor subscription boxes

I knew subscription beauty and clothing boxes were a big thing, but who knew there were some good home themed ones too?! The assortment of beautiful home decor items offered in the Third & Main home decor subscription box has me swooning. It convinced me to add it to my wish list!

teal blanket throw gift
This was thee IT throw of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale this year. This Kinnebunk Bliss blanket comes in a ton of colors and is dying to be snuggled under.

custom house portrait gift ideas


Probably one of the most thoughtful gifts ever, a custom house portrait! I have always wanted one of these! It's such a lovely idea for new homeowners, but would work really for anyone who owns and loves their dwelling.

hand embroidered tea towels

Embroidery hearkens back to a simpler time. This sweet hand-embroidered tea towel is full of old-fashion charm and makes for a super lovely gift! I'm seriously obsessed with this shop!

wooden dough bowl inexpensive

Decor enthusiast love to corral things and a nice, wooden dough bowl would serve as a great home for any table arrangements. I love that these can be used for any season! They look great with ornaments or pumpkins inside.

Joanna Gaines New Book Home Body for Fixer Upper Decor Ideas

Is any decorator's Christmas made with out a Joanna Gaines-inspired gift? Her new book, Home Body, just hit the shelves and is full of eye candy!

Oh, how I would love if Santa slipped any of these under my tree! Do you have any favorites?




24 Affordable Christmas Pillows and Covers (All Less Than $20!)

Pillows and wreaths. Pillows and wreaths. Pillows and wreaths. I'm probably beginning to sound like a broken record, but y'all know I ALWAYS say the easiest and least expensive way to jazz up your holiday decor (or even just normal everyday decor) is to switch out your pillows and wreaths! 

Every holiday or change of the season, I find myself picking up a new throw pillow or two (or three).  I love cruising the stores (online, of course, because psssh..ain't no one got time for real shopping!) to see all the new styles they have BUT I don't like spending a fortune on them since they're essentially temporary decor. The good news is nowadays it's really easy to find some great deals on pillows thanks to places like Amazon, T.J.Maxx, and H & M (yes, they sell home decor!

To prove my point, I've rounded up some of my favorite budget-friendly Christmas pillows and pillow covers I've spotted recently. I'm talking some pillows are as low as $9 and covers as low as $1.39! There's a variety of inexpensive styles and colors out there just waiting for you to find them! 

24 Christmas Pillows for Less Than $20
cheap affordable christmas throw pillows and covers


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Christmas Truck Pillows



rustic farmhouse christmas decor
Christmas Pillows Ideas
Gold Christmas Tree Pillow | Most Wonderful Time of the Year Pillow | And Heaven and Nature Sing Pillow | Peace on Earth Pillow


Teal Christmas Decor Pillows
Christmas Delivery Truck Throw Pillow | Teal Snowflake Christmas Pillow |  Seashell Christmas Snowman Pillow | Merry & Bright Winter Pillow

Pink Christmas Decor
Pink Vintage Santa Claus Pillow Cover  | Christmas Car PillowNo Place Like Home Pillow | Girl's Pink Christmas Pillow

Ahhh! I could keep going. There are so many more cute and lovely Christmas pillows and covers out there! I'm partial to the blue(ish) ones (of course!) but absolutely adore that stripe mistletoe one. Which one is your favorite?



Fall Home Decor Tour

Simplify, simplify, simplify! That was the motto running through my head as I pulled out my seasonal decor to decorate for Fall. This year I decided to only decorate with the Autumn items that were speaking to me (versus every other year where I pull out EVERY SINGLE fall item I own, whether I like it or not!)  Let me tell you folks, I feel liberated! So with that being said, please join me on a  tour of our Fall decorated home.

Let's start with a part of our house I rarely share; our front porch. Want to know why? Because I DESPISE storm doors, but my hubby and dad insist on them for safety and insulation purposes. I hate that the door smooshes my wreaths and most of all that the glare of the glass kills my decor/photographing vibes. But who am I to argue aesthetetics over safety? I mean, I still argue it, but as you can see I haven't won yet.

fall decorating ideas for small front porch

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Historically, I'm never really inspired when it comes to decorating our front porch for fall. I think I get hung up on the idea that it's small (and then there's the storm door I resent), so in the past, I would just throw up a wreath and add a few potted mums and call it day. But a month ago, I came across these large bronze lanterns that were deeply discounted and they totally lit the fire underneath my bum (no pun intended) to be a little more creative with our porch decor this year!

fall lantern decor idea
They came with removable battery operated candles, and I'm already scheming up ideas on what to put inside of them for the other seasons. For now a festive strand of fall berries and an array of pumpkins keep them company.

Front Porch
Boo Door Mat- Joann
Lanterns- Menards
Wreath (old)-Home Goods

Let's head inside, shall we?

Fall front door

If you're a long time friend of Delightfully Noted, then you're no stranger to this space, our entryway, however, you're probably not familiar with this new dresser (unless you're one of those cool people who follow me on Instagram). I found this pine IKEA dresser at Goodwill last year and recently decided to play switch-a-roo with it and the aqua dresser. Sometimes you just need change!


I decided to keep my fall decor here pretty neutral with a few pops of green. The wreath was a new purchase from TJ Maxx and the small green table bench was from one of my favorite local antique stores (see more of resource list below).

fall decor tour blogger

fall decor ideas for the home

I always like to mix my faux pumpkin collection with real pumpkins. Do you have a favorite type of pumpkin? Baby Boos and Blue Moons are mine.

fall pumpkin decorating

fall decor ideas for entry way

Entryway
Wreath-TJ Maxx
Gather Block Sign-Walmart
Mint Green Lantern-Goodwill
Concrete Planter Bowls and Faux Pumpkins-Michaels

Now onto the dining room. I strained my brain for weeks trying to think up some elaborate centerpiece for our large farmhouse table with no results, but then I remembered my goal was to simplify and suddenly it all started to come together.

Excuse the grainy photos, it was a really gloomy day the day I photographed this room. Womp, womp.

fall dining table decor

fall dining table decor centerpieces

I think the happiest purchase I made this season were the blue gingham pillows from Kirklands.
I go gaga for anything blue and anything gingham, so it's like my two favorite things married and had a baby!

blue gingham throw pillows

fall table decorations

Also, as a decorator you learn where your talents are and where they are not within your home, and let me tell you decorating the inside of a hutch is not where my talents lie. Haha. I pretty much just toss things in there.

fall hutch decor ideas


In our kitchen eat-in area , the shelves are always the ones that get the most attention when it comes to dressing up for the holidays. This year I added a new Fall sign from The Spruce Goose Sign Company. 

fall signs and sayings

I wanted a different saying here other than the typical seasonal words that we're use to, like "Gather" and "Thankful" . I decided to go with "Cider House" after spotting some similar inspiration on Pinterest and plus, Little B loves apple cider SO much this time year, that it reminds me of him. Jennie, of Spruce Goose, was great to work with and created a sign that was spot on what I had I mind! 

To add a little more depth to it, I attached it to the back of our large "kitchen" sign that we normally display on the top shelf.

fall decorated shelves

The copper bowl (?) was a recent Salvation Army find. I love adding touches of copper to my Fall decor, there's something about it that ups the coziness factor and helps break up all the white on this wall.

fall decorating ideas

Kitchen Decor
Green Pumpkin Ceramic Bakers-World Market
Cider House Fall Sign-The Spruce Goose Sign Company
Faux Fall Foilage-Michaels (last year)
Blue Pitcher-Home Goods
Plaid Table Runner (old)-Similar one here
White Windsor Chairs- Birch Lane

Last stop on today's tour, our mudroom hallway. You know I always love to add a few seasonal decorations to this space!

Can you tell I have a thing for those berry garlands this year? Usually, it's wheat that I'm obsessed with when it comes to decorating for Fall, but this year, I've been all about the garland!

pumpkin decor ideas

pumpkin decoration ideas

And that's a wrap folks! I hope you enjoyed our Fall home tour this year and wishing you and yours a cozy, Fall-tastic season!

Remember you can always find me sharing all kinds of decor inspiration and shenanigans over at Instagram and Facebook. Let's hang out!

Looking for more Fall inspiration? Check out our Fall tour from last year!