In my years of traveling through Iowa, I’ve stopped in a variety of shops that were stocked full of gorgeous items. The shop owners have such an eye for decor. And, well, many of the items were handmade! Iowa is full of creative people. With fall around the corner, I wanted to show off some of the artisans around Iowa making fall decor.
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Farmhouse fall decor
What’s not to love about the highland cow doorhanger by Infinite Thread Design? The 20-inch handmade door sign has a distressed greenery and bow attached. The Old White Shed hand makes all their signs (and can customize sizes). I love the simplicity of the 9×9 wooden leaf signs in their shop! Add some charming small touches to the decor with darling, handmade fall fabric ornaments by Mae’s Cottage Primative.
Gnomes have had a renaissance in popularity, so naturally, there are fall gnomes. Rockstar Creative has a couple fall gnome options to choose from. 54 Rustic has a variety of handcrafted home decor items and signs, and her fall lineup is perfect for minimalist homes. The Coppered Fern’s simmer pots and potpourri is what you need to tie it all together. It’ll have your home smelling like fall in no time, especially the pumpkin spiced latte.
Pumpkins and gourds
The fool-proof fall decoration is the simple pumpkin or gourd. Glassic Artistry puts its creative spin on pumpkins with stained glass. 18th Street Design Co. take a more farmhouse-style and modern take on pumpkin decor. Their wooden pumpkin signs can be customized by color, and are available in single order or in sets. JK Creative Wood comes from six generations of woodworkers, so you know whatever you order from them will be amazing, including these darling, wooden mini pumpkins.
Cheers Ink crafts natural stone coasters and they’ve got stylish slate coasters for the fall. There are no shortage of wall decor with pumpkins, but step up your game with a customized pumpkin patch sign. Art Attack Prints signs look vintage but they’re all custom made. Knit pumpkins last a lot longer than real ones, so take a look at Chunky Knittin’s version of pumpkins.
Fall in the kitchen
Stone Fire Studio is all about making functional ceramics, so you’ll find all sorts of items for you home in their shop. Their fall leaf platter is a nice touch for the autumn. Every Season Handmade creates colorful fabric scrap bowls, and as the name suggests, they’ve got some bowls for fall. Sweet Sewings embroiders dish towels, and her fall towels is simply beautiful.
Autumn in Iowa brings with it a vibrant display of creativity and craftsmanship, showcased through the remarkable work of local artisans. By supporting these talented individuals and small businesses, we not only adorn our spaces with a unique piece of artwork but also contribute to the preservation of Iowa’s rich artistic heritage.