Our living room on Saturday morning.
Not magazine perfect with karate chopped pillows and charming children reading books,
but functional, cheery, tidy and lived in...
just the way I like it.
The seasons are changing.
Halloween and Thanksgiving loom right around the corner.
In years gone by, I would decorate to the nines, but the past 2 years the seasonal decor barely changed, with the exception of the champagne tinsel Christmas tree.
(note: we are back in the music making routine...Jude=piano John=mandolin Delia=clarinet)
I thought I would share how I go about switching up the decor around these parts.
First things first.
Clear the surfaces, dust and clean.
Prep for the new vignette.
Part of my real-life job includes prepping for visual changes in the store...by favorite part of my job.
Gather "props" from here and there.
Thinking about color and themes.
I always try to avoid buying more stuff and use what I have on hand.
Aiming for subtle autumn and a look that would cross over until
Christmas decorations fall out of the sky.
This is the finished look.
Simple, quiet and a wee bit festive.
Pops of orange and yellow.
Glitter spiders and gourds.
Old books and a spittoon.
I will add more pumpkins, gourds and possibly a small wheat sheaf
but I only had 1 pumpkin on hand and pumpkin run was not in the cards.
A leaf garland will be added this week...stay tuned for a DIY.
How do you decorate and incorporate your day to day life?