I thought I'd take you on a tour of our home dressed for fall. Come on in!
Here's what will greet you at the road.
These mums will soon show a lot more color. I buy them in bud so that they will give us color until Thanksgiving.
At the Y in the driveway, we've put this little grouping. That is not a strange weed to the right. It is a pumpkin vine that sprung up from last year's pumpkin. It got to be about 8 inches around and then it disappeared overnight. Did the deer eat it?
As you come up the driveway, you'll pass the cutting garden.
Through the gate, the garden is sadly done for the season, except for the mums.
Then, come in the front door. So many of our pumpkins and gourds came from Whole Foods. They have a great variety of heritage pumpkins and they are very reasonable.
Out in the back, we've continued decorating, as we have so many windows and doors that look out to this area.
Beside the fireplace.....
the French boy is gathering harvest, too.
Inside, in the living room, the mantle gets a small vignette. I'm not usually one for an overdone mantle with layers and layers of seasonal stuff, so this is a lot of decor for me.
A LOT of stuff.
Unfortunately, I broke this black metal pedestal. I'm still trying to replace the middle rod. I'm carrying it around from hardware store to hardware store. I am NOT giving up!
These orange roses are so lovely. I wish they would stay this way all fall, but they'll be done soon.
This faux bois vase always holds birch sticks from the yard, but for fall, I've added the Chinese lanterns and bittersweet.
In the dining room, on the sideboard, I've done a vignette with real and paper mache gourds.
And on the chest, these faux bois pedestals are filled with fall colored flowers.
They are so vibrant that they look fake, but they are real, I swear.
This step back cupboard in the breakfast room just gets a slight nod to fall.
In the bar, another grouping of gourds and small pumpkins.
And some small pumpkins filled with fresh flowers.
Soon I will get out the Halloween stuff, and we'll enjoy that, but I'll wait a couple of weeks, as I get very tired of that. Love it, but it's too much for very long!
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