Still in the mood for Fall decorations?
This is embarrassing. We are already halfway through the Fall season (how did that happen?!), American Thanksgiving is around the corner and every self-respecting blogger is posting Christmas decorations and here I am, finally posting some Fall decor. What can I say. Life gets busy. My decor has been up for at least a month now but actually finding that five minute window during a busy time when I am around a camera and there is enough light pouring in to take a shot….
I have been busy. I have been painting walls and doors, put in laminate flooring in the worlds largest living room (not mine), being a busy bee at the office, squeezing in quality time with friends and family, finally started not one, not two but three projects that I just needed to get off my back and plotting some Christmas posts and projects.
So my Fall decor? It was just there to please me. Now it pleases you too, I hope.
It must have been about a month ago, when I was minding my own business on my couch. Lounging in front of the tv, no doubt with my phone and tablet close by. Sitting under a fuzzy blanket, sipping hot tea and being grateful for another busy day coming to its end. When the bug bit me!
Within minutes I had created the biggest mess ever. TV still going in the background but completely ignored now. Bins dragged down from the shed and its contents spilling all over the couch, the coffee table and the floor. Impromptu painting something black going on. Stale smelling faux greenery soaking in the sink. Doors and drawers to every closet and cabinet opened up in hunt for that one elusive thing.
I was in heaven!
I started like I always do. Filling up bowls, cloches and vases with every pine cone, feather ball and Fall-ish-what-not I could find. It looked good. Just not like me anymore. Too busy. Too full. Too much.
So I really toned it down. One main vignette with three cloches filled with the simplest of Fall decor, finished off with a bare twig wreath. One little centerpiece on the coffee table. Just some real and some faux greenery, candles and, for added interest and color, a string of beads.
Fall decorating in my whiter than white home ended up so simple: just adding some browns and greens as colors and ground them with a touch of black. It was all my living room needed to feel up with the seasons and right on time again. I liked it!
Now cleaning up after myself and storing all the non-used mess away again….
Didn’t like that so much. But did it anyway. How else could my little decorations shine?
Funny how everything feels right with the world again when my house is singing along with the seasons and how it makes me feel in control and on top of things immediately. I guess I truly am a little homebody at heart. My home is my center, it grounds me and truly is that safe haven I need to be able to dare out and go out to explore the world. As much as I like to go out and visit strange places, meet new people and have lots of adventures, I wouldn’t be able to do that without my home base.
So there you have it. My simple and natural Fall decorations. Blogged just in time before they will be replaced by Christmas decor. Although I must be honest. I won’t be thinking about putting up a Christmas tree for at least a couple more weeks. Call me a bad blogger but I am just not ready to go into full Christmas mode. Are you?