I couldn't wait. The beauty of orange/brown/yellow/red was calling my name. I couldn't wait until the first official day of fall to decorate inside my house with all of that pumpkin spice goodness. I was giddy getting out the boxes on September 1st. I opened it to the smell of cinnamon, ginger, and faux leaves- a winning combination. Livi and I had fun dancing around with the leaf garland and dropping artificial gourds here and there. She is after all in training for this sort of thing.
I decided that I would wait until Sept 23rd to put up any pictures of the inside of my house and fall decorations. I am so happy to have everything look so nice in our Bartley Lane home. In years past I have purchased and made lots of great fall decorations. We are good with the indoor harvest. But...it would be nice too have a couple things to put outside. I have limited myself to spending no more than $5 to create something nice for our front step (I won't do anything out there for a bit though, as it still looks and feels like summer) AND purchasing a couple of real pumpkins for the kids to decorate.
Here is what Livi and I have done so far.
|Brad got out the ladder to hang up garland on either side of the room. He did not however climb up to hang it. I absolutely love the Monet print to the right with its muted fall colors - $5 at a thrift store -frame included!|
|Excellent reminder of who controls the seasons. Thanks be to God for His provisions.|
|The pillow says, "Please excuse the mess, our kids are making memories" It wasn't really applicable today - HA!|
|I didn't want this picture standing up all of the way, so I propped it up using an old photo album. Accessories and red and orange books completed my desk|
|Finally hung our prints from Paris up. Thinking the wreathes in the chairs will stay their until we need seating for eight.|
|Easy fall garland from a thrift shop|
|These table linens are very special to our family. The brown table cloth belonged to Brad's Grandma Nellie and the lace overlay was created by my Grandma Pearl, both deceased.|
|Olivia thought this glass candle holder HAD to go in front of the head seat.|
Look for links to appear as I share some of my favorite ways to decorate, cook, and craft for the season on the thrift. I also will be selling fall inspired goodies on my website www.classiccreationsunlimited.weebly.com. Happy Fall!!