Have you started thinking about how you are going to decorate? Well, let's get to preparing!
First, I begin putting away all my warm weather decor. Next, I slowly begin bringing out my fall decor. I bring it out much like you begin seeing farmers bringing in their fall harvest. I start by bringing out my fall ceramic pumpkins and bowls and containers around the house to display apples, small gourds and pine cones.
This antique hand painted porcelain bowl was given to me by my husband's grandmother. I leave it out throughout the year but in the fall I give it more of a spotlight on a table in my living room. You'll see the inside of the bowl has acorns painted on it. It's really beautiful alone so I don't put anything in it.
Next, I think of all the spaces that I want to add a little fall decor to. For me, it's my front door, dining room and kitchen. I like my money to go far so I try not to get too stuck on Halloween or Thanksgiving and focus on decor that will carry me through the season the furthest.
This year for my dining room, I decided to add to my decor by purchasing a large ceramic owl and pumpkins. I used my faithful burlap runner, large baluster candles and wicker chargers. I love how it turned out and can't wait to entertain family and friends!
When it turns a little cooler, I will begin decorating my front door area with mums and pumpkins. I love how this one is done below. The coloring is beautiful!
This year I am wanting to add a new fall wreath. I found this one and am going to copycat it. I've already purchased everything to make it. I'll be sure to post on my Facebook page the end result. Isn't it adorable?
I also love to put out sunflowers in the fall. Live ones last over a week but you could always buy silk. Look at these large ones that I found for a client. I put them in a buttermilk churn and they look gorgeous!
When October arrives, I pull out my witches hat to put on my foyer table along with one of my ceramic pumpkins. I thought it was way too cute to only come out for one night so I decided to dual purpose it!
When Halloween passes, I pull out our cornucopia and fill it full of faux gourds, pine cones and berries and set it at our doorway.
I hope this has gotten you to thinking about fall and that you'll take time to enjoy the cool weather, the beautiful colors and the festivities that go along with it. Remember, you don't have to do it all at once. Start out small and add to your fall decor each year because Great Design Takes Time!
Until next time,