Okay, so autumn is my favorite season! I am absolutely loving the weather we’re having. I suppose it could be just a touch cooler because I am a big fan of sweater weather. But really, I’m taking advantage of sitting outside in the afternoon just soaking in the warmth.
Autumn is a time of change.
It’s a time when colors are incredible – fiery even. I this season is such a befitting image for change. Often times, we are scared of it, dread it, resist it. But, when we let ourselves embrace it, I think we find an opportunity to discover a vibrancy within us that we may have missed otherwise.
I also love autumn decorating!
Here are just a few of the things I’ve been up to this past week:
I enjoy putting together centerpieces. This is one I did with items I had around the home. I had the platter and candle already in the kitchen. The spanish moss & sheet moss were leftover from a centerpiece I made for our kitchen table. The leaves were from last year (yes, I keep EVERYTHING). I found the pumpkins & gourds at Walmart. Great deal!
Mums & pumpkins just beg to pair up! This is part of my front porch arrangement.
Here’s our newest autumn addition! The kids saw this ghost outside Michael’s a few weeks ago. They pleaded with me to buy it. I told them I’d think about it & then headed back that night to collect “B.” I have no idea why the kids call him that, but apparently, that is indeed his name. I put together our porch display while the kids were at school & then waited outside for them as they walked home. Oh, you should have heard the delight in their voices when they saw him – I think Garrett’s voice shot up two octaves – ha!
This is a shot of the whole display. I love cornstalks & hay bales, so they are always a must in my decorating. I’m also allergic to both, so the car ride home after purchasing them is always miserable. But, as long as those items remain outside, I’m good! The kids painted pumpkins last weekend & I enjoy displaying their creativity. I think their addition adds some fun to our welcome area! I recently pulled up our rosebushes & moved them to the backyard. In their place, I planted stonecrop. Perfect colors for autumn & from what I hear, they can get hearty too. Let’s see if I can manage to keep them alive…
Hope you all are enjoying this season!