Who’s excited to feel a nip in the air? Our family just loves Fall. With cooler sunny weather (hurray for mid 70’s) and even cooler nights, I figured I could haul the Autumn decor out of the attic and change things up a bit around here. Changing the decor in my house is a little pleasure I allow myself as the seasons change. In the spring, I get rid of all references to winter, (even my red living room curtains) and then I don’t change anything till fall. I have three main areas I change up… my fireplace mantel, the top of a red cabinet in my kitchen, and on top of the “high” bar that shields my stove from view. I also have a habit of moving around pictures and other art which explains the numerous holes I have in the walls. That’s enough to give our home a new seasonal look and feel. Just to show you how I change things around, here’s a picture of my mantel this past summer:
And here it is now:
I like to display my Willow Tree figurines, given to me as gifts. With Thanksgiving coming up, it reminds me how much I love my five kids and husband and what a blessing they are to me. The oil painting is special to us since it was done by a local artist in Northern Ontario, Helen Hall, where we have been vacationing for years. A dear sister (in-law) gave me the beautiful plate which has been hung in many different places in our home.
The plant is obscuring two pieces of art which Scott and I picked up on a rare overnight away several years ago. It’s made of carefully cut out paper to create a folk art design, and the words “Be joyful at all times, pray without ceasing and give thanks for all things” are written underneath.
The round piece of carved wood was the table top of a little three legged table that had been my Oma’s table. It then moved into my childhood home while I was growing up, and now I inherited it. The legs were simply too broken to repair, but I’m glad I can use it in another way. I like to decorate my home with meaningful objects. It’s not just how things look, and whether they are “on trend”. It’s the story behind the pretty, it’s the feeling communicated to my family, and to those who visit us. I was so pleased to hear my kids excitedly exclaim as they burst through the door after school, “Mom, you put all the Fall stuff up! Yay!”
Are you excited about a new season?