Fall Decorating for the Hoosier Cabinet

My Hoosier Cabinet is one of the treasurered gifts I received from my Father-in-law. Next to our Mantle, the Hoosier is my favorite piece to decorate. I love the chipped paint, the country blue on the inside and even the door that’s falling off. Fall, next to Christmas is my favorite season to decorate for. I love all the rich colors and textures Fall has to offer.

On top, I placed large items, a basket with straw on it, a wooden scarecrow and a pitcher filled with grass from the yard. Then to accent those, I added a stuffed pumpkin that I made years ago and a grapevine wreath.

On the shelves, I added some of my ceramic Fall pieces, a wooden pumpkin and a gourd garland.

I made another garland, this one was much easier than the one for the Mantle. I used twine, cookie cutters, scrapbook paper, small gourds from the garland that I used on the shelves and the same tiny clothespins that I used on the Pinwheel Garland.

Using the same method that I used to make the Shamrock Garland, I placed the cookie cutters on the back of the scrapbook paper and traced around them, cut them out and added the letters on with a fine tip Sharpie. I hot glued on the mini gourds and leaf, and tucked in a little scarecrow on the end.

Have you started decorating for Fall? Share with us!

Linking to…Fall Nesting Party, Transformation Thursday, Fall Party at The Lettered Cottage


  1. love this! i haven’t done any decorating but definitely need to!
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  2. i haven’t decorated yet but now i really want to, looks great!
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  3. Kayla says:

    love your cabinet and how distressed it looks, along with your fall decor! i started decorating our house for fall, but it’s still a work in progress!!
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  4. Hootin' Anni says:

    By golly….Autumn is NEXT WEEK already isn’t it? Love your decor!!!

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  5. It looks perfect. I wish I had a place for a cabinet like this in my house. What a treasure.
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  6. DeniseMarie says:

    love it…fav is the gourd garland. :)

  7. Milehimama says:

    I love decorating for fall. This year I’m really loving white pumpkins.

  8. Myrtle says:

    I love that piece of furniture. What beautiful colours and textures! I am gong to start our fall decorating on Tuesday after our farm visit! Found you through Tidy Mom.
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  9. Jenn says:

    is that a fabric pumpkin beside the scarecrow? Whatever it is, I like it :)

    I’ll be doing my fall/halloween/thanksgiving decorating on Monday, can’t wait!!

  10. I LOVE your hoosier cabinet. LOVE it!!! Your mini gourd garland is adorable!
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  11. PAULA says:

    This is adorable ! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho
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  12. That is the lovliest cabinet ever. I am sure you treasure it and love that you decorate it!
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  13. Shay says:

    Wow! That is awesome. I love the rustic distressed look you have done!

  14. Emily N. says:

    Oh that is really sweet :) I’ve recently pulled out the autumn decorations and it feels so wonderful!

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  15. Mrs.B says:

    Cute! :)

  16. Daleene Fox says:

    You are so stinkin’ talented! Wow!!! That is gorgeous. I could only dream of doing something that fantastic!
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  17. Dina says:

    I love this! I stink at decorating!!! I could use some serious help and been asking on the HGTV facebook page…

  18. Funkytime says:

    very very cute!
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  19. Love this little adorable piece! I want on :) What a great piece to decorate for all seasons. Visiting from Lettered Cottage


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