Do you see it? See the red-ish orange leaves on our tree?
Fall. It's coming. It's my favorite time of the year. And I get more excited about decorating for Fall than I do about decorating for Christmas. Maybe because Fall leads into Christmas....not sure. All I do know is that there is something about pumpkins and leaves that makes me really happy and cozy on the inside. Wish I could go and put a sweatshirt on. Unfortunately, the 90 degree temps outside aren't allowing me to do that yet, so I'm just going to have to pretend for a couple more weeks. That's okay. Because it's coming. This tree promises that. :)
This is our kitchen table. Picked up this tray and the acorns, and the hemp table runner at Pottery Barn OUTLET (did you know such a thing existed? It's pretty fantastic), and everything else is just stuff I've had for awhile. Fun giving new life to it. And it's really great that each night at dinner I can just grab the entire tray and move it without disrupting the decorations and having to re-do them. Huge help.
I spent most of the morning fighting with this grapevine, trying to get it in just the right spots. That stuff is a beating to work with, but it screams "Fall" to me, so it was worth the fight. The pumpkins are from when I worked at Recollections....I made these for the class sample and got to co-teach the class, and then my fantastic boss let me keep them. I love them, and I really love the happy memories they remind me of from that special place.
What did Hunter do as I worked? He made up his own version of Veggie Tales with this little gourd and the pumpkins. Thankful on days like this that he has a fun imagination to keep him busy. He also watched way more tv than I usually allow....at least we've had a full week of active, non-tv things....takes away some of the mommy guilt for letting SpongeBob and Dora help me today. :)
And yes, I even did a Halloween area. I know it's early. But I was on a roll and just wanted to get it done. That jack-o-lantern is too fab to just be out for one month of the year. And I really love the boys' treat buckets (made by my very talented friend Trisha Louise)...they really need to get some time in the spotlight, don't you agree? ;)
Now, if this doesn't make you want to go pick a pumpkin, then nothing will. Happy Fall!