The leaves are starting to turn, the mornings are beginning to get foggy, and the date is September 30th....it can only mean it's time to start decorating for fall!
This picture with both hydrangeas and pumpkins was the perfect warm up.....
Did you know these are called baby-boo squash? How adorable & fitting the name.
I love the simplicity of the candelabra w/ the pumpkin and black bird....
As promised in my last post, I drug the bins downstairs and started pulling stuff out!
Have any of you ever tried ironing burlap??? Yikes! Next time I think I will hang it, roll it or something....it took tons of steam & a spray bottle to make yet more steam to even begin loosening the wrinkles....It's like wrinkled linen on steroids!!!
First things first...had to light the yummy Yankee candle "autumn wreath," to set the mood. And of course no decorating project would be complete without a quick run (no not exercise!!!!) to JoAnn's Superstore to pick up a few missing components...$30 later for a few tiny items....and we are ready to begin!
I found this super cute little quail at JoAnn's. Isn't she so sweet? So I got her and her sister plus 2 babies. They also had pheasants which were equally as cute.
I usually don't use the cherub shown here in fall decor, but this year I decided to try something new. Does he fit? Here is the tablescape w/ the cherub & a couple of the quail.
I love this little decorated cone w/ the black bird & embellishments. I got it from a local artist in an antique store down the road. I would love to figure out how to make them. That would be a good little craft for a rainy day, huh?
Next in line is the top of the hutch. It is really fun to decorate during the holidays.
And lastly, the top of the piano (which incidentally, I got free off craigslist!) And it plays beautifully!
That's it for now....more updates later! Next on my list is the front porch....but I need to do some dead-heading & gardening first before I show any of you outside stuff!
See you next time!
(First three pictures courtesy of Country Living)