The long awaited where have you been old friend crisp fall air whispered in my ear the time is now for fall decorating around the house. I find more and more my taste aligns with simple, natural, and the work with what you have aspect of seasonal decorating.
Simplicity is defined as the quality or condition of being plain or natural; a thing that is plain, natural, or easy to understand. Putting together an arrangement of pine cones and various leaves rich in fall colors is about as natural and easy as it comes.
There is a time and a place for everything, and with the hustle and the bustle of the holiday season soon to arrive, this year’s fall decorating around the house look is brought to you by the need and the want to showcase decorative items germane to individuality, simplicity, effortlessness, and nature’s beauty.
Mama Places In The Home calls me from one of the hobby and crafts store we frequent for fall into holiday decor. She is happy to report the entire stock of fall swags and wreaths is currently marked 70% off original price.
The swag is so much more attractive than it appears in this photo. Try, try as I may, I could not capture a good picture of the swag. The combination of a cloudy day, funky angles, and wth? exposure settings does not do it justice.
One of my favorite local vintage shops posts what’s new in store features to their Facebook page on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Checking out the page, a wicker cotton basket full of dried gourds in assorted colors and shapes caught my eye. Gourds decorate for fall through to Thanksgiving– a small investment, big return accent.
I must admit I do some of my best shopping via the Facebook pages of local shops and boutiques.
Send a message.
Pull it and I’ll be right there.
And that’s exactly what I did with these gourds.
We’ll call this one fresh flowers and framed memories.
The year was 1998, and the event was one of the many school events-carnivals-fundraisers-assemblies- open houses we attended at our son’s elementary school.
That was twenty years and, two hair colors ago.
Fall decorating around the house is more joy than chore, more labor of love than costly affair. Simple ideas, thoughtful touches steeped in warm and cozy overtones, inspired choices, natural elements, accessories, collectibles, and souvenirs near and dear to your heart and taste beautifully work the room and welcome fall into your home.