Fall is absolutely my favorite season to decorate for. Always has been... I love the colors and the warmth it adds in a home. I've been longing to get out some of our fall decorations for a few weeks now. Unfortunately, our living room is still in a state of disarray right now with our ceiling renovation, but I still couldn't resist adding a few touches around the house.
Burlap, ironstone and touches of red... I love the combination. This chalkboard was a recent sweet gift and I just love it. I couldn't resist attempting to add a little autumn message. I did this one evening when Jillian was spending the night at my parents... I guess I hardly know what to do when the house is quiet. (smile)
Remember the acorns we gathered recently on our walk in the woods? I love trying to bring a little of nature inside as the seasons change.
My most recent purchase for our house was a fun splurge... I've had these grain sack lavender sachets on my "want" list for weeks now and thought surely the season change was a good excuse to order them. These came from the lovely Ann of Sutton Place Designs. I ordered four sachets and the packaging was so pretty it took me a couple days to even remove it! I love how she varied the texture and patterns, plus they smell incredible. Right now I have them in a temporary basket on our living room coffee table, but I'm on the lookout for the perfect vintage basket or box for them.
These sweet little plates are the first thing I bring out out every autumn. I have such fond memories of these... my mom and I bought them on a beautiful autumn day eight years ago after some fun at the botanical gardens. They were my first seasonal purchase for our first home.
I can't wait until the leaves start turning outside... the foliage around here is so beautiful in a month or so. I know I'll be sharing plenty of pictures!
And truthfully, there is a reason I'm only showing you close ups of my seasonal decorating. Like I mentioned earlier, our living room is a little out of order since we installed our new planked ceiling. I thought I'd give you a little preview... I think it will be so pretty. All it needs is a little paint (sigh... I think painting will always be a part of my daily life). I can't tell you how anxious I am to get our home organized and everything put back where it should be!
I hope you've had a wonderful week and have some fun plans for the weekend! We are off to visit the fair this afternoon and maybe we'll make some progress on that ceiling this weekend.
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