We were all waiting for it…and, then when it happened, it happened suddenly. Haha! Does that sound like something eerie is about to happen?
Maybe you did like me this year and went along with our southern temps, dragging ourselves into fall. Thankfully, cool finally happened!
HH and I were in Atlanta for the first part of last week. Before we got home Wednesday afternoon, the weather had turned cool and was perfectly fall-like. What a nice welcome home!
Does cooler weather make you want to get outside, skip through the yard, go on a hike, or do something exploratory? Well, it does me, and I did. I just couldn’t stop myself from decorating our front porch for fall.
Yes, we need woolens for extra covering on cool fall mornings while reading…listening while geese and ducks fly over…soaking it all in. The sounds of fall are just as delicious as Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle, Apple Pie in a Poke, and good ol’ Southern Sweet Potato Pie!
That’s right. Relish it.
Something else that gives a feeling of cold weather is this vintage-styled fireplace pail filled with pine cones.
Our days are still in the 80’s, so the coal-scuttle pail brings thoughts of warming necessities in the dead of winter.
Are you feeling it yet?
At the other end of the porch, I added a crochet throw my grandmother Bradley made. The fall colors are perfect for the season, and the throw is large enough to cover two or three people – all sitting in the swing.
Y’all, come on over!
While romping the fields, I snipped straw and bundled it with orange gross-grain ribbon. Free fall decorations are the best!
Pumpkins, mums, chalk-painted gourds, too.
Bird houses on the old revived ladder now have painted gourds in the mix – plus a few other details.
And, of course…boots are a necessity this time of year!
Cuttings trimmed while romping were added to the wreath – not really noticeable, but natural is always nice added to faux!
Crepe myrtle berries and evergreen branch cuttings never hurt. 🙂
Did you get in the fall decorating mood over the weekend? Did you do all you wanted to do, or are you still tweaking?