Well, it is officially time to decorate for fall! Football has started and I got an email from Starbucks telling me that Pumpkin Spice was back.
It’s fall y’all! Although this year will be a lot different for us, because Gracie is in college, so for the first time in 13 years, I do not have a Halloween party to plan and Thanksgiving will never be the same since this is our first Thanksgiving without my mom. Thanksgiving was her thing to host at the farm.
I guess those are all facts of life everyone has to deal with at some point in their life, but it sure doesn’t feel good. All that aside, I know my mom would want us to carry on with all the festivities, so that is what we shall do.
I don’t know about you, but I love pulling out old decorations from storage. It is sort of, as if an old friend has come for a visit. As much as I love all the old traditional decorations, I don’t mind giving my fall look something unique each year.
Something that has been popular for the last few years and I’ve never really done anything with them are the battery-operated, mini LED string lights. They give a nice warm glow in a mason jar filled with acorns and Sphagnum moss. You get the same feel of a lit candle, without the worry of an open flame and dried materials. Not a good combination!
Make a table tray from a wood frame and burlap. Simply cut a piece of burlap to fit inside the picture frame, place the glass back in the frame and sit on your table.
This is a nice way to create something big out of a lot of small things. For example, place two or three LED lit jars from above on top, then place a few loose acorns and pumpkins on top.
Welcome guests with a chalkboard instead of the traditional wreath. There are all sorts of small, decorative chalkboards on the market, so grab one and write something welcoming and festive on it, hang on your door and jazz it up with a few sprigs of faux fall leaves and bittersweet.
Don’t be afraid to deviate from the standard oranges and reds. Try to go with a monochrome table setting like whites and creams.
Fill a vase with cotton stems and mix white pumpkins for a stunning tablescape.
The main thing to remember about fall decorating is to have fun with it. Explore natural elements outside to bring inside your home.
Now, go get your Pumpkin Spice Latte!