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

    ~ Emily N. from “too Blessed to Stress”

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

  3. That is the lovliest cabinet ever. I am sure you treasure it and love that you decorate it!

  4. This is adorable ! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

  5. 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!!

  6. 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.

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

  8. DeniseMarie says:

    love it…fav is the gourd garland. 🙂

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

    My Show n Tell this week…LINK

    Have a super Friday!

  10. 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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