I don't know about the rest of y'all but we had a pretty short summer and I've been avoiding fall like crazy. Right down to wearing my flip-flops in 50 degree weather. When I had to turn the heat on this morning, I finally gave in and pulled the summer decor off the porch and got started on changing things up for fall. I know lots of you love this time of year but I'm not a huge fan. Summer is my favorite season, hands down.
In fact, I struggle with all the fall stuff, in part, because I don't even like fall colors. Orange? Ick. Brown? Allergic. Red? Ummm, no thanks. As a result, I'm a little challenged with fall decorating. But since Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend, I figured I better get going.
I swapped out my favorite summer wreath for this little cutie that I picked up a few years ago. Can't remember where for the life of me...lol.
I found this lovely banner printable at Tomkat Studios. How gorgeous is this set up? I pretty much love every single thing this gal does.
I printed it off and hung it with some brown ribbon from my overflowing ribbon bin(s).
As you can see...the letters are supposed to be brown but my printer turned them this interesting shade of salmon. If anyone knows why it's doing that and how to fix it, let me know. I'm stumped Still looks pretty cute in the dining area, though.
On the dining table, I've pulled out my burlap Halloween runner and added some neutral accents and pine cones that I've had forever. I picked up that velvet pumpkin from Michael's clearance bin this week for 60% off, along with a lot of other neutral fall items that fit my need to avoid orange and red. Gotta love waiting til the last minute to greet the new season and get some good deals. Seriously, that velvet makes the pumpkin almost sexy looking. If a pumpkin can be sexy and all.
More of the neutral colored pumpkins that I've had these for years and used year after year. I've just added them here and there throughout the house to update for the season.
I usually change out this frame to have a seasonal printable but I just can't yet....this was from our last visit to Panama City Beach in Florida...my favorite place in the whole world. Nope. Not yet.
(Also, if anyone has some ideas about what to do with those dang TV wires, I'd love to hear it. I don't want to drill into the wall but I would love to cover them somehow. And now back to our regular program.)
The bar area also got some seasonal updates as well. I swapped out the summer plates and straws for some more pumpkins and this owl that I spray painted a few years ago for Aiden's room. I found it in a box in his closet when I was cleaning out the summer clothes last week. (Talk about shopping the house!)
And then I swapped the water bottles for the Halloween books....
I found this adorable printable on Bonfires and Wine and printed it off. Again, my printer messed up the colors going from the original brown to a sort of purple color but I kind of like how it turned out.
"Gobble Til You Wobble" is pretty fitting since that's definitely my motto on Thanksgiving. And at Christmas. And at lunch...well, you get the idea. I just like food. A lot. Don't judge. I was going to frame it but I kind of liked the way it looked on my clipboard so I left it there.
I dumped the lemons from the vase on the kitchen island and added some shredded paper and another of those gorgeous velvet neutral colored pumpkins. Seriously...where have these been all my life?
Another swapping of seasonal decor on the little shelf in the corner of the living room....
And there we have it. If I have to acknowledge fall, I'm going to do it in the most neutral and minimalist way possible. Now bring back summer.
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