Usually I am a little sadder at the departure of summer and so I don’t get as excited about Fall, but after the brutally hot summer (that I was super pregnant for) I have been really looking forward to Fall.
The other night there was a delightful autumnal crispness in the air and it smelled like leaves and cooler temperatures.
AND delicious pumpkiny and appley foods are starting to appear!
To celebrate I have been adding some autumnal touches to the house where I can. Last year I scored some clearance fall leaves and flowers from Michael’s and I have been looking forward to using them.
I don’t have a mantle, so I like to create a “fantle” (faux mantle) with our china cabinet.
I just used things I had around the house to add some fall goodness like the wooden bowl, candlesticks, apples, and scrabble pieces.
I think my embroidery hoop pumpkins fit right in.
I might add some more (I’m thinking the back still looks kind of bare), but for now I get a smile every time I pass by.
What are you doing to celebrate the arrival of Fall??