“Fall is a southerners reward for having survived summer” designer James Farmer
How can you not agree with that quote?!
The first week of September I pulled our fall decorations out and went to town transforming our house into an autumn wonderland. I had a blast decorating this year. Despite the still warm weather, it feels like fall at home :-)
First thing I did was start a pot of chili on the stove. The smell alone had me feeling festive :-)
Next, I made sure football was on TV and got to decorating. This is our autumn mantel.
On the left side, I have 2 small leaf tealight holders, an owl, an orange gourd vase, a gold frame with me & hubs, and a candle stand with a pumpkin scented candle on top and filled with mini pumpkins. I’m not a huge Halloween person, so in my attempt to try and incorporate Halloween I added a rubber spider. Yes I know, I’m real crazy lol
Below on the left side, I have my distressed ‘H’, a large acorn, an upside down wooden container with a candle on top, & 3 fall scented candles.
The swag in the middle I made, and you can see how I did that here. On the right side of the mantle I have another gourd filled with wheat, another leaf tealight holder, a mason jar filled with acorns, a photo of us, and another candle stand filled with mini pumpkins. Again, I added a rat and a spider to try to be Halloweenie.
On the coffee table I have a white compote filled with nature-like things: acorns, pine cones, mini pumpkins, leaves…you get the idea.
I purchased these pillows last year at Pier 1. I don’t normally have them out on the couch, but I love them for the fall because the orange ones look like piles of leaves. Do you think so, or am I just crazy? In the dining room I went simpler than I have in previous years. I have a rod iron pumpkin with a pumpkin scented candle as a centerpiece. I purchase new quilted placemats this year but reused the green linens from a couple years ago. On the right side of the buffet I have bowls and napkins ready for our chili. Yum-o! And on the left side I brought my coffee candles in from the porch and put in pumpkin scented candles. I got that owl tealight from Kroger for $3; cute, right?
So this is how we’re living for the next couple months. Have you started decorating for fall? What do you do for fall? What family traditions do you have for this time of year?