Posted on October 10, 2019
by Becky Poole
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Here we are more than two weeks into fall and 10 days into October. My favorite time of year is upon us. I’ll be honest, I’ve had a bit of a tough time getting into the spirit this year. I blame the heat wave we had at the end of September/ first of October. Over the last week or so the weather has been slowly shifting but I have yet to wear a sweatshirt, much to my dismay.
Despite the lack of cooperation by Mother Nature, I still put out my fall decorations. The last few years I have been leaning more towards subtle seasonal decor and that was especially apparent this year. I prefer decorations that I can put out after Labor Day and leave until after Thanksgiving. I typically skip the Halloween specific decorations. I will always have pumpkins of some sort but I have been drawn toward those made of different materials like wood, glass & wicker. For my Birthday Mark surprised me with a glass pumpkin (pictured below) that I had been eyeing for a few weeks. I’ll take decor over diamonds any day.
Here is a little “tour” of my fall decor this year
If this kind of subtle, seasonal decor appeals to you, these are some elements I would recommend focusing on:
- feathers, pine cones, acorns
- dried greenery/grasses
- metallic accents
- neutral & muted colors
I know most of you have probably already started (and finished) decorating for fall. In case you haven’t and are still in need of some simple, versatile & affordable decorations here are a few I found in the Target dollar spot (Bullseye’s playground) that are still available online.
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Felt Pumpkins-3 pk
Brown Glass Vases-4 pk
Wood Baskets-3 pk
Faux Wheat Picks-3 pk
Burlap Sacks-2 pk
It looks like cooler temps are headed our way this weekend and I am READY. I plan on celebrating by making chili and pumpkin bread. Maybe if I’m lucky, I’ll even get to wear a sweatshirt 🙂
Happy Fall Ya’ll