My youngest daughter groaned when she saw the dusty orange boxes in the mud room. She is so not ready for the end of summer, and I am normally right there with her. But these past few days it's been "sweater weather," as my mother used to say. In fact, I'm wearing my ratty old writing sweater this very second, which means it's time for my summer decorations to come down and the fall decorations to go up.
And guess what? For once, I am not groaning about this. Perhaps this is because I spent so much of my summer worried about my new job. Well, said job is off to a good start, and I am eager to have the hectic, crazy, INSANE month of September behind me.
For today's post I decided to stick with my favorite room, the living room. So here goes…
The wreaths are old, really old. The candles and leaves I had on hand. No purchases for today's decorating adventure. Just using what I have.
I've mentioned before that my living room curtains work with every season. Was this some sort of decorating genius foresight? Nope. Just dumb luck.
Plastic pumpkins from the fabric store. Same with the leaves. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap.
I think my photography skills are improving. No sweat pants clad me reflected in the mirror.
My limelight hydrangeas! Love these flowers, and they dry out so nicely.
The silver tray on the coffee table belonged to my MIL. I just filled it with plastic pumpkins and gourds and lit the votif candles. Also cheap. I bought them ages ago at Michael's.
I love the Tiffany lamp in the background. The wheat came from Home Goods last year.
I struggled all summer with my vacant fireplace. There was even a blog about my struggle. Finally, I resorted to fake ferns. By the end of the summer, the real plants were a mess. It was a bit of an investment, but now I never have to struggle with a summer fireplace again. Of course, in a couple of weeks it'll be time for a fire. Oh, well…
For now this kind of fire is enough.
I hope your fall decorating is going well! Thanks for stopping by.
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