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 ;)
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.