Hey hey hey! Welcome back- today is day 2 0f my challenge to blog and take photos with my “real” camera ev’ryday! So far, so good- I haven’t missed a day yet! lol but I’m excited about todays post because I am yet again, breaking out of my shell. You see, I’m not a big seasonal decorator…..I come by this honestly though- ask my mom 😉
However there is one season that I ALWAYS decorate for and that is Christmas. And, I blame my love of Christmas for my neglect of other seasons and holidays. You see I don’t even feel like I should put up fall decor until the weather gets decently fall-ish (around Oct. 15ish) and this is how my mind works… “Oh, it’s October 15th, which means there are only 16 days until Halloween. Therefore it will become socially acceptable (to me) to decorate for Christmas in 17 days.” So, somehow poor Autumn gets left out of my decor rotation.
This year I decided that I’d try to decorate for fall, at least a little bit. I made a cute little table scape for our dining room and I’m super pumped about how the little grouping turned out.
Regardless of what season or holiday I decorate for I try to make sure that my decor choices are on trend with the way I decorate my home in the everyday. This being said, you can probably deduce that my fall decorations were not going to be rustic in nature…..maybe if we live in a log home one day. Also, I wanted to use mostly things that I already had. I seriously do not need to make my decor storage pile in the garage any bigger….My husband loves this.
The large color block pumpkin was from Hobby Lobby a few years back. My favorite time to buy seasonal decor is at the end of the season, the pumpkin was 90% off at the time. Say what you will about Hobby Lobby, their clearance is amazing. I used acrylic paint to give it a cute little color block treatment this morning. The black glitter pumpkins are Target $1 section pumpkins from 2 years ago. This year they had marble pumpkins and I missed out…… I’m still sad over this.
I picked up a bag of mini pumpkins and gourds this morning from Michael’s ( which by the way has marked all fall/Halloween decor to 50% off right now). They were realistically colored when I bought them but a little white spray paint perfectly suited them for this project.
All of the glassware I already had in decor storage, even the flowers came out of our garden.
Well, thanks for dropping by and checking on day 2 of my challenge. I’m super excited about my table scape, the way my photos turned out and I’m so happy I got to share them with YOU 🙂