Guys. Autumn has finally come to Virginia! It was in the mid-60′s over the weekend and I actually needed a jacket at night! I used to be so sad when summer ended, but I find myself loving it more and more each year. Maybe it has to do with getting older, who knows. To celebrate the cooler weather Jesse and I went to a college football game on Saturday night (a perk from my new job!) and I made a big batch of my famous (at least in this house) Chorizo chili on Sunday.
Of course I also started decorating the house for fall. I hit up JoAnn for a few extra pieces, but I mostly worked with what I had this year. (Which has become quite the collection over the years.) My favorite spot to decorate for each season is our mantle and I love decorating it even more after I painted it white. Something about the white and molding just makes it look so much nicer.
I’ve been on the hunt for a mirror to hang over the mantle for awhile but still haven’t found the “one.” But I really wanted a mirror up there for my fall mantle-scape, so I stole this one from the downstairs hall (which led to a game of musical art to fill in the blank spot on the wall). I really love the silver finish mixed with the rich fall colors in the other decor. I think it really classes it up. I also shopped the house, and my fall decor storage bin, for the books and other accessories. The only new thing on the mantle are the hay stalks in the vase, which were $10 at JoAnn.
Next to the TV is my favorite fall decoration, the owl that I bought at Home Goods a few years ago. He’s just so cute! The little pumpkin is from the Dollar Tree and the vase is full of faux leaves and hay stalks that I bought for my fall tablescapes last year.
I went very simple with the accessories on the sofa table and just added my other owl statue and another little Dollar Tree pumpkin.
I have a few other ideas for around the house up my sleeves, but I’m having a hard time finding all the supplies I need. Does any one else ever have that problem? You have an awesome idea and then can’t find the supplies to make it happen?
I always feel so inspired and creative when the cooler weather kicks in. First I decorate for fall, then Halloween, then back to fall, then CHRISTMAS!! And we also have a ton of real house/DIY projects happening in that time frame too. Again, so inspired and so excited!
Do you guys have any fun projects or crafts in the works? Has fall hit where you are yet? Do you like chilly weather or hot weather better?