candles, Fall, gourds, leaves, pumpkins

Good-Bye Summer…Hello Fall!

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:

From the summer hydrangeas that have been so plentiful in my yard…..
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Replaced by the grapevine pumpkin and fall leaves.

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The sea shells filling the glass jars, replaced by pine cones and fall leaves, stems and gourds.

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Even gourds need an initial. Just put stickers where you want them, spray paint and then remove the stickers.
Even gourds need an initial. Just put stickers where you want them, spray paint and then remove the stickers.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

Enjoying Home!
Linda

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