I really like fall.
- I like the cooler weather- we live in south east Texas which is sometimes like walking on the face of the sun and other times like being in the Amazon jungle- depending on the humidity.
- I seem to naturally gravitate toward warmer colors. My homes have always had a touch of red in them- even when country blue and mauve were all the rage. ( Who, beside me, out there is old enough to have had a duck with welcome friends painted on it? )
- I work in education and I really like my job so it makes me happy to know that a new school year is starting. This year is especially exciting because I am opening a new school.
- Fall means that family will be gathering, bonfires, smores, Thanksgiving, and cool evenings at the lake house. Yay.
Oh, and I love fall decorating. Probably for the reasons above.
This year I am trying to use a lot of what I have collected along with some new things. I am using a lot of orange, teal and antique white. I am having fun getting everything out and deciding what will make the cut. Do you do this? Do you have to have everything out in one place before you know what you will use or is it just me?
I have the mudroom bench safely in place and the first thing that will be decorated will be this area. The orange round pillows usually sit on my brown burlap chairs in the family room, but they wanted to join in the orange and green party this year.
The wreath has been around a few years. It has held up amazingly well hanging out in the attic and even survived the move.
I purchased two croton plants from Home Depot- They were 3 for $9.00 so I really bought three and gave one to a friend.
I found the clay pots at the 99 Cent Only store to cover the black plastic pot along with a clear drip pan for each. I am going to plant them in large pots for outside but for now they look great.
Hubby hung two matching windows (out of my stash of windows) on either side of the mudroom bench and I moved two plant stands in to go under the windows. The two stands are not the same height so I stacked books under one of the pots to make the plants about the same height.
I love that our new home has really tall ceilings. There is plenty of room on top of the mudroom bench for me to decorate. I have a feeling that this is going to be a favorite decorating spot. On top of the bench I things collected around the house along like a wooden Coke crate, a cheesy Pumpkins sign, old snuff jars. a big lantern and some faux and ceramic pumpkins . I am sure that some things will be added and subtracted as the season gets rolling but I like having a space at the front door to decorate.