Preparing For Fall In The House
Hi everyone! It's hard to believe that September will be here in less than two weeks. And even though I want to hold onto the warm weather as long as possible, I'm starting to think about adding some Fall decor to our home and also doing some Fall crafting. The Mr. and I found a gorgeous cloth pumpkin and a couple of cute Fall critters while shopping at Michaels today.
|Fall critters and cloth pumpkin tablescape|
I created an early Fall tablescape using these pieces on our dining room table. I just love the colors of the pumpkin. The houndstooth is so pretty in the color and the felt leaves on top add just the right touch. And how cute are the squirrel and fox!! I think the bushy tail and eyeglasses on the squirrel are just too cute. We have similar critters that we used during Christmas and winter last year. Perhaps I can incorporate all of the critters together for the holidays this year!
I may move these pieces to another part of the house when I go full out into Fall decorating but, for now, this is where they are living.
While we were at Michaels I also picked up some new wide ribbon to create an early Fall wreath. I decided to take the old ribbon off of this wreath and reuse the foam frame. As you can see my trusty fur-assistant is helping me to unwind the old ribbon.
I chose a tan wire-edged ribbon with lace down the middle. I think it is so pretty with the lace and portrays an early Fall look without lots of orange and dark brown color. It is so easy to create a simple wreath by just wrapping the ribbon being sure to overlap and the wrapping continues. One three yard spool of this ribbon was plenty for this project.
|Tan and lace wreath|
And here is the completed wreath hanging on our front door. I used the leftover ribbon to fashion the bow. The ribbon and bow are all secured to the foam with strait pins. And I attached a ribbon hanger to the back. That's it! I couldn't be more pleased with my early Fall wreath!
I also enjoy adding a little extra light to the living room as early Fall approaches. So, I brought out of storage this pretty lighted tree that I use on the lower tier of the side table in the living room.
|Soft and warm light on the side table|
I like the way the light reflects off of the wall and adds a touch of warmth around the photos.
And, finally, here's a little sewing I've done recently. Not really Fall but I'll share it anyway! This is an eyeglass case that I created using material from a placemat. This is the case I use next to our bed and I am really enjoying it. I prefer a soft cover/slip-in case and this works perfectly. Plus, the butterfly fabric is so pretty.
So that's it! A little early Fall decorating for you. Perhaps you got some ideas from this post for your own decorating. Let me know in the comments if you are already thinking about Fall and if you are planning on decorating. Or, share anything you like. I love hearing from you!
Until Next Time,