Hey there! How’s your October going so far? Mine is going… too fast!!! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I am notoriously late on seasonal decorating, but this year I’ve been the worst ever! I figured when I got my degree finished on the 21st of last month, I would have ALL THIS TIME to decorate for Fall, so I’d just wait until I finished. The 21st of September is the day before the official start of Fall, so it’d be no problem at all! Yeah!!!
Well, here I am on October 27th and this is THE VERY FIRST THING I’ve done this year for Fall decorating. Turns out there was a lot of stuff I conveniently forgot about that I also had to do after I finished my degree. Like housework. And tending to my garden that my neighbors started referring to (affectionately, I’m sure) as the Vegetable Jungle. And catching a cold, just to keep things interesting.
And Halloween? I’m just not going to acknowledge it as a holiday this year. It falls on a Monday anyway, so who wants to celebrate Halloween on a Monday night?
Anyways, I hope this will tie you over until next week were I can (hopefully!) get into some serious Fall decorating. I’m glad “Fall” and “Thanksgiving” decor are pretty much the same thing, so at least I’m still halfway in the ballpark season-wise.
I got the wood crate at an antique store in Sutter Creek, about an hour away from where I live. It’s an old 7-Up crate, but you really have to look to tell! I love the metal corners on it.
The cloche looks like an antique, but it isn’t! Do you remember the show The Fabulous Beekman Boys that was on a few years back? Well, they now have a home decor line called Beekman 1802 FarmHouse line at Target! They have this cloche in two different sizes (the one I have is the small size) plus a whole bunch more awesome Farmhouse-inspired decor! Check it out!
I picked up the coffee table from a local antique store. It is a mid-20th century piece and the edges of the table actually fold UP to make it into a tray of sorts! I was going to fold the edges up and take a picture to show you this time, and then I totally spaced it, so I will make sure to do it next time!
The gourds and dried hydrangeas are from my garden, and the pine cones are from my in law’s place in Plymouth, which is up nearish Sutter Creek. Don’t ask me what kind of pine cones they are because I have no idea, but they look cool!
That about wraps it up! I hope you enjoyed this post (as late in the season as it is) and it’s given you some decorating inspiration (at least for next year).
Happy (belated) Fall!