There are few things I love more than decorating my home for fall. The colors, the fall leaves, the warm rustiness of it all, I could go on and on. So this month I'm sharing a few of my favorite items from one of my favorite stores in the Bay Area, The Makery.
The Makery opened in downtown Los Altos in the Spring of 2013 and has been blossoming ever since. The idea for the store was to bring DIY projects, unique retail, custom items, events and more to people. The Makery has done just that! They offer open studio time where guests can come in and make a project of choice with a master crafter. They also offer special events like a monthly Craft Club, which puts a crafty spin on the classic book club. My personal favorite is that you can host your own special event complete with custom crafts!
They recently moved their sister store, The Botanist, in with them to add a little more to their already amazing collection of treats. Their well curated collection includes paper goods, fresh cut arrangements, a felt bar and more. The Makery is my go-to when I'm in need of a thoughtful and unique gift.
1. Rustic Runners
I really like runners for tables; they are the perfect simple canvas to start with when you are putting together a tablescape. These towel fabrics can be cut to any length so they are a custom fit for your table. Don't have dinning table? Dress up your coffee table with one and add some flowers and pumpkins for even more pop.
I love the amber glass that Sydney and Hale Co use for their bluegrass and juniper candles. The scent is the perfect combination of crisp and warm and will carry you through the season. I also LOVE tapered candle sticks for fall and these black all natural beeswax ones pair perfectly with the colors of fall. *Fun fact when you are all done with the candle the glass would make a beautiful vase.
3. Felt Balls
Felt and Fall go hand in hand for me and I love these felt garland kits for a little DIY fun to spruce up your mantle. I like to mix in a few jewel tones with the warmer tones of fall to add a little pop.
4. Gold Metallic Letters
I love a good metallic and gold is the perfect color to mix in with the browns, oranges, and reds of fall. This vintage gold F would be perfect to hang on your front door and an alternative to the classic wreath.
And last but not least Pumpkins! My favorite pumpkins to use throughout the season are Cinderella pumpkins. Their colors and whimsy factor make them the perfect addition to your front porch or even a selection of them would be a stunning centerpiece.
So the next time you find yourself in downtown Los Altos, stop into The Makery and let your creative juices flow! You’ll thank me later!
170 State Street
Los Altos, CA 94022
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A native Northern Californian, Nora Allen takes advantage of everything this great state has to offer. From the mountains to the city and everything in between, she lives for adventure. In her spare time you can find her eating her way through San Francisco, enjoying the wines of California, and enjoying life.
When she isn’t crafting colorful arrangements or tending to her succulents, she is busy working as a Creative Director and Events Planner in the heart of Silicon Valley.