I got these beautiful mums at Costco the other day. It's about time I busted out some flowers up in this joint. When the vases go dry, my heart starts to skip a beat. I guess I have been a little behind on the fall decorating bandwagon this year. Can you believe that?! Fall is my absolute favorite season. How dare I! Well, we've just been busy with the random fun of life. What can I say?! When choosing THE RANDOM FUN OF LIFE or DECORATING for fall (or let's be honest...SLEEP)...I choose THE RANDOM FUN OF LIFE (or SLEEP!). Don't you?
So, I thought it was time to show just a quick peek at the little fall I brought to the kitchen table this year (which is a future project of mine...time to do it + stain + new fabric = new table and chairs for us soon). Also, since turning our dining room into a play room (still working on finishing this up), I don't have as much counter and table space for fun tablescapes and decor as I used to. Also, because our house is somewhat
I whipped up a quick little tablescape the other day. I was so pleased to find and buy a basil plant at Freddies...in the produce section...in a plastic bag. What?! You just take it home and add a little water each day, and voila...fresh basil. Thank goodness! Beautiful and smells so delicious. The basil I planted outside never really grew that well. Bummer d. D is for dude in case that wasn't clear. What's great about this basil plant is that with all the spaghetti sauce I am going to be making and freezing for yummy goodness this fall and winter, the basil will be readily available...and not come from a plastic container covered in brown/black spots. Yahoo!
I have a huge vase/hurricane from Pottery Barn that I just love and use every day, all year through. It is usually housing a vanilla candle with smooth, neutral colored river rocks (that I bought at the dollar store years ago) and is placed wherever we need a dose of lovely...kitchen table, buffet, upstairs hallway dresser. You name it, it's visited the location in our house. I added a little fall by topping off the rocks with some Pottery Barn acorns I got as a gift one Christmas. There are so many options for fillers out there these days. Target has some pretty rocking filler to choose from from what I've seen. Pretty
Sidenote: When paired with the glass hurricane, the clear vase was adequate for the basil. But I think I like the basil in this container better...just for its pure, simple goodness. (By the way, got this vase at Value Village for $5. A little pricey for V.V., but I loved it enough to splurge a little.)
For the record, I have already rearranged my table and counter spaces multiple times since taking these pictures. Mums in vases, fruit eaten, rearranged kitchen counters, thriftstore finds and additions to the decor. Oh the joy of fall decorating. I love it. For someone who changes their mind so often or can't ever make up their mind at all (who me?), I love being able to try it all...never feeling like I have to stick to any idea too permanently. Phew! And to be honest, the thought of using what I have to get creative and make a space in my home feel new and fresh brings me joy...way more joy than an expensive piece of "stuff" for sure. I know, a few splurges are indeed fun (and by splurge I mean...thriftstore treasures), but with a good dose of creativity and all the
Just for fun...this is the before of the glass pumpkin I busted out and filled with Kit Kats (one of our FAVORITES!).
And...this is the after...after Brian asked me to hide the Kit Kats (as you can see the supply had already dwindled very quickly).
Anyhoo, in doing a little fall decorating, I can't help but get stoked to decorate for Christmas this year. Fall may be my favorite season, but Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday. Although, I still don't have lots of tabletops and counters for space, but I have some fun new ideas that I can't wait to try. Stay tuned...
Isn't it though? Hallelujah Lord. I am blessed.
Headed to the pumpkin patch this weekend. Wonder what pumpkins have our names written all over them?!
Linking up to Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge, Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest, House of Thrifty Decor's Sunday Show Off Party, Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday, and Between Naps on the Front Porch's Metamorphasis Monday