The leaves are turning and nature is finally starting to show it’s rainbow of autumn hues. After a brief return to summer temperatures earlier this week, there’s finally that slight chill in the air that brings us back to reality that we have entered October.
I’ve been slowly decorating the house for fall which has been a lot of fun.
I added a few fall touches to the kitchen and then moved the fall decorating into the entry hall. I’ve been working on the family room most recently, but before I share what I’ve been doing in there, I thought I’d take you outside and show you a little update I made to our back door.
There are other outdoor projects I’d like to tackle for fall.
I’d still like to dress up the shop door a bit, and add a wreath to the front door but I started my decorating out back. I didn’t want to go overboard with B working on the siding, but I really wanted to add some color to the area around the back door.
On my weekly trip to visit my parents, I stopped at a few roadside stands to pick up a variety of pumpkins and mums. Prices are always better when buying from local farmers and I think you get a better variety.
I bought two beautiful pots of mums in a rich purple. They are stunning and I’ve already planted one of them in the pots we have on our deck. Before I plant the second, I wanted to dress up the back door a bit.
I set up this little chair and side table vignette several weeks ago and have been slowly transitioning the accessories from summer to fall. I put my lovely mums on the chair and then filled in the gaps with some of my pumpkins.
I’ll be headed into “farm country” again this weekend so I’m hoping to pick up some more pumpkins to add in more color. I’ll maybe add to my inside decorating with some real pumpkins then too.
I even took a couple of my left over pumpkins and added them to our favorite seating area by the firepit. I’m not ready to put these chairs away just yet. I’m still dreaming of a quiet evening with B wrapped in a blanket warming our feet by the fire out there.
For now, this simple vignette is a warm and welcoming way to greet us when we come home.