I mentioned awhile back that I was planning to post some pictures of our Fall decorating, so here it is . . . I’m finally getting around to it! Just a few shots of some of the areas that have some touches of Fall added to them, and a few notes to go alongside -
This is affectionately known around here as “Grandmama’s Hutch” – as it was my Grandmother’s and I love having it in my home – it sits in my living room and there are always several candles at home on this hutch, as well as other seasonal items and others which stay year round.
Here is our mantle. One of our few hesitations in buying this house was it’s lack of a fireplace. I still miss the crackle of a fire on cold winter days (although those aren’t too numerous around here), but I managed to get a mantle to decorate anyway. This was a lovely find at my neighbor’s garage sale a few years ago (you know the one I mean, if you read my Daybook this week). I repainted and crackled it and hung a bunch of hooks under it for Christmas stockings and then Jeff attached it to the wall our first Christmas Eve in the house (just in time!). I love decorating it, and it usually has a number of candles perched upon it, as well. The picture above the mantle was also a treasure I bought from my neighbor. I love my blocks – I can change them around all year to say different things – for holidays, birthdays and seasons.
These are the stairs going up from the back of the living room, decorated with a corn husk garland and ribbon. The old church pew in front of the stairs was a gift from some friends, who didn’t have a place for it and knew that we would love it – they were right! It’s one of my favorite pieces. The basket is the home for seasonal and library books (when David lets them stay in it).
Finally, my kitchen island – command center for my kitchen. I keep a candle here to burn while I’m working in the kitchen. There are wooden step stools on the other side for littles to stand on and help or “supervise” what I’m doing. Someday there will be a rustic ladder hanging above this island arrayed with baskets and seasonal berry garlands. We have the ladder, but have had a challenge finding the right chains to hang it. I can’t wait to finally get it hung!
Somehow I forgot to take a picture of my kitchen window. It is always changing, but right now I have a pie pumpkin, several candles, my daily flip calendar and a tiny Jack Be Little pumpkin from my garden on it.
I hope you enjoyed a look at some of our Fall decorations and maybe found an idea to take away for your home. Enjoy the season!