We've been having the best autumn weather that I can remember this year. I've decided it's easy to decorate for fall when you ACTUALLY have fall!
This is the screen saver for my computer this month. I'm sorry, I don't remember where I got it - I probably should of labeled it, but you know how that goes!
Don't 'cha just love the new urns full of golden mums at the front door of Country Sampler?!! (Thank you, Carol, for planting them.) I think we need a few autumn leaves around the door and the porch light, don't ya think?
Did you know this is a very unique October??? Yup, this October has five Fridays, five Saturdays, and five Sundays, all in one month. It happens only once in 823 years. These are considered money bag months in China. (I don't know about money bag months, but I do know it's a scheduling nightmare for small businesses like Country Sampler - too many week ends and not enough staff!)
Anyway, back to autumn decorating.
I thought I'd share a few pictures from my house and a little fall make over. It really doesn't take that much time to decorate an entry way or a mantel.... Here's the formal living room, just a fall garland with a few autumn picks thrown in the mix.
Then there's the hearth room...
I just love the urn on the mantel... I have two of these babies, and I've ordered several for Country Sampler - so you can have them, too! I just added some soft yellow silk leaves and a few odd "backyard" branches to the urn and everything else on the mantel is from the two big Rubbermaid tubs that store the fall goodies. Easey peasey, huh?!
Here's my favorite little piggy in the kitchen - announcing fall to family and friends. Those are real gourds and pumpkins in my old bowl and I got 'em for a song!! Score! A friend of mine told me to give them a little Clorox bath to keep 'em fresh and bug free - one gallon of water to one tablespoon of Clorox - and you just dunk 'em and then wipe them dry. I had never heard of that before, but so far it works.
Back to the living room... This is the coffee table. The picture is a little washed out - sorry. It's just a little leaf quilt I made a couple of years ago and some extra maple leaf blocks that I turned into little pillows. Underneath the pumpkin is a small berry wreath - they're not just for the wall. Put them underneath pumpkins, encircle them around candles, the sky's the limit!
That's it for now. I'll post a few more pictures soon. In the meantime, I need you to start taking some pictures of your fall decorating - inside and/or outside. I'm planning a little Autumn Giveaway in the next couple of posts, but you'll need a picture (or two, or three) to join in the fun!