Other than Christmas, my very favorite time of the year is definitely fall. Always has been, always probably will be. I love the smell, the colors, the sounds, the chill in the air. Today is September 1, Labor Day is tomorrow and fall didn’t let me down one bit…….when I walked out this morning, it was cool and drizzly. The air was thinner, the birds were more mellow, and I could just imagine the crumbling leaves turning red, orange, and yellow. Now, for those of you who think I’m rushing things – you’re absolutely right! But who really cares anyway??!! With all this fall energy, I started saying goodbye to summer and replacing it with fall decorations:
Replaced by the grapevine pumpkin and fall leaves.
The sea shells filling the glass jars, replaced by pine cones and fall leaves, stems and gourds.
I stained a wooden crate, put candles in Mason jars, and covered the squares with moss I bought at JoAnn’s. I topped them off with burlap ribbon and I plan to light the candles in the fall. The whole project was less than $20.00 and can be easily changed for the season.
Of course, Fall also includes Halloween, so a plate that I pulled out will be put back up until then…..but I love the BOO sticker!
I changed the summer basket on my front door to a fall wreath that I’ve used for a number of years. I added burlap to the wreath this year, but I’ve added so much to it over the years, I may need to reinforce the door to hold it some day! I keep thinking that I’ll start a new one, but when I took it out, I just couldn’t throw it away!
I’ll wait until it’s much cooler to decorate outside, but for now, I can turn down the AC, pull out a blanket throw, light some candles, and enjoy the fall season! Hope y’all enjoy the week and get into a Fall State of Mind!