So, I spent yesterday afternoon outside. In absolutely glorious, almost-long-sleeved-shirt weather, hanging wreaths and leaf garland, and setting up an ever-so-pleasing candle arrangement on my front-porch-converted-birdbath-conversation-table.
Then, since I had the decorations out anyway, I spread orange and red and brown and gold goodness throughout the library and the den. After a trip to Dollar Tree, I
went a little crazy added some finishing touches. And I'm happy to announce that I'm ready for Autumn, and all his glorious finery!
I now present---the photos:
Here's my front door. Don't look at the paint job on the glass door frame. We have issues. The door frame is embarrassed, but a new paint of coat hasn't found a place on my to-do list, yet.
Here's a closeup of the wreath. You can see the fishing line. You can imagine how handy that will be when we add spider webs and other creepy stuff next month!
Now the front door is open, so y'all come on in to the library.
Here's the table by the door, all decked out. The diploma in the frame to the left belongs to my oldest daughter. We display it proudly, so her siblings can gaze upon it in awe and be inspired while they attend to their homeschool tasks.
Here are a few close-up shots of the mantle.
and this ceramic pumpkin cookie-jar.
On the top of my Mimi's hutch I have my favorite red-birds and some more garland.
The candelabra in the back was my mother's. The brass candlestick and the square bottle were flea market finds, and the cloisonne' salt-cellar and pepper shaker set were my Mimi's.
These two coffee mugs belonged to my grandpa. They actually have guards inside them to protect his moustace from the hot liquid. I love these cups so much, I'm writing a piece about them. So, look for it in the distant future!
So, there you have it. The extent of my Autumn decor. I'll supplement with more cob-webs and scary stuff next month for Halloween. But this stuff will stay up until the weekend after Thanksgiving, when the Great-Christmas-Decorating-Extravaganza will begin! I can't wait.
Happy Fall, Y'all!