It’s officially fall in the northern hemisphere. I thought I’d try to get in the spirit by doing some decorating. I needed a day off anyway, so I headed over to Home Goods with $50 in gift certificates from my TJ Maxx credit card. I was mainly looking for dishes to use for food photography for the blog, but I came across a CUTE table runner and decided it would look awesome under the pot of orange mums in a galvanized bucket that was a gift from my BFF. And it was long enough for my farmhouse table – where 72″ will simply not cut it.
The mums are so perfectly “fall” to me, and I love the color. I had originally put them on the front porch, but the arrangement was a bit too small. They look much better here in our kitchen.
Of course, that left the front porch container bare, and since I also had to go to Lowe’s for a couple of things, I picked up an arrangement there of yellow mums with tall grass in the middle. That fit the porch dimensions a lot better. I still need to grab a brown Sharpie and color in the light spots on the basket/urn thing. The cat used it for a scratching post for awhile, and unfortunately she clawed just a little bit on every side.
And of course I had to have a fall-themed door mat! The one I’d been using all year had a blue background. By the way, this is the awesome Sassafras doormat. I got mine from Zulily, but they sell it here on Amazon. You can then buy different inserts that you can change with the seasons or just on a whim. I have one for Halloween, another for Christmas, and a third that has our last initial “P” on it. And then I’d bought a Christian-themed one earlier. But I wanted a generic autumn one (no holidays) so I bought this one that reads “Autumn Blessings” from Amazon Prime.
Do you just love my wreath as much as I do? My BFF made it too. I’m a fairly minimalist decorator, so nearly half my decor right now came from her.
I also had to change up my letterboard to match the season. Let me know what you think ;)
If you haven’t checked out all of my letterboard signs (mostly ideas from Pinterest), be sure to click here. It’s odd how much pleasure I get from making those crazy signs. It’s one of the very few things I really do for no reason other than the simple fun of it all.
Hopefully this will make our home feel more like fall. After all, it’s Florida, and despite the first day of Autumn having come and gone, it’s still 90+ degrees. We can just enjoy memes that go around Facebook, like the one below, I guess.