Subtle shifts are beginning to take place. Children are back in school. Days are getting cooler and a little shorter. Jackets and boots have replaced sunscreen and flip flops.
And with that comes some decorative shifts. Pumpkins, gourds, twigs and fall leaves are all beckoning to be incorporated onto your mantle, in your urns and on your tabletop.
For seasonal ideas, I love turning to Mary Carol Garrity.
Author, shop owner and lifestyle expert from Atchison, Kansas....Mary Carol is an expert at using what you have and doing it affordably. Although I have all of her books, it was a visit many years ago with my mother-in-law to Nell Hill's, Garrity's original store, that got me hooked! Among the items I brought home with me was a painting that still hangs in my living room (4 houses later!).
Lanterns filled with autumn's bounty and metal orbs decorated atop garden urns are 2 of the ways Mary Carol suggests bringing autumn home! Because they aren't planted, these type or arrangements are fairly full proof....a little imperfection actually makes them more appealing.Whether adding one of these elements to your garden or decorating the entrance to your home, you are sure to make your fall guests feel welcome!
What's your favorite aspect of Fall?