I’ve resisted, truly I have.
I’ve resisted, truly I have…I was not going to start my Fall decorating before Labor Day,…
I confess that I it is still Summer, albeit late Summer, here in SW Florida.
Summer like in drinking cold glasses of lemonade and frosty glasses of sweet tea with a sprig of home grown mint, that is flourishing like crazy in the herb garden.,
AND taking that refreshing dip in the pool, and eating lunch and dinner al fresco on the Lanai or in the Secret Garden.
It is still August!
Trust me, I know.
When writing a blog, one has to be like the retail stores.
Always one step ahead because if a blogger waits until the actual season, it will be too late…and time to move on to the next season.
So long story short, I have been pulling out boxes (remember I put everything in clear tubs so I could see what was in them) and I have set up the hutch in the dining nook to look all Autumnal.
I absolutely love the blue truck to add blue to the orange and cream of the pumpkins.
Here is a tip.
I like to buy the flower and leaf stems from the dollar store and cut them apart and use them on wreaths and in vignettes.
Cheap and simple.
Most importantly, don’t panic and stress yourself out if you haven’t yet planned for Fall decorating.
I sorted through all my Fall “stuff” when I moved them to the clear tubs and I took a lot to Goodwill and I tossed what could not be re-used.
Even though it is sentimental to keep an item from many years ago, if it has seen better days and can not be “spruced” up…then if you must keep it, store it away in your box of “heart aches”.
If you remember I call those items my heart aches, because my heart aches when I look at them again.
A lot of my children’s school pictures, drawings, etc are in my box of heart aches.
But I digress.
Don’t put items out just for the sake of decorating.
And don’t stress out or overthink your decorating.
When we first moved to our home, I knew that the double entry doors (actually I have two sets of double entry doors) would mean that any wreath I made or bought would have to double.
But I found that it worked out ok, I just have to have two wreaths,…..
…….and I have to store two wreaths, which brings me to how I solved the problem.
I bought two grapevine wreaths and then I dis-assemble them and re-assemble them for the next holiday.
This is where the dollar store comes in.
I buy stems for a dollar each and cut them apart and use them for my decorating, such as I did for the wreaths and the blue truck.
You can use Michael’s coupons for picking up little pumpkins and other items.
I hope this helps and gives you suggestions for Fall decorating or any season’s decorating, no matter how early or late you are with seasonal decorating.
Have a great and blessed day.
Nancy Sharp says
When I mentioned Fall decorating, my youngest daughter (who is an adult we won’t put numbers 😀) said noooo! We live in Northeast Florida but are originally from Kentucky. She loves Fall but she goes north to experience it.
I’ve been trying to think of different ways to bring it on subtlety. It truly is a state of mind in Florida.😢
LOL Nancy! Between you and me, if I feel the need for snow or wind or ice…we travel to New York during December to see the hustle and bustle, but only for a week-end. That is about all I can stand. The reason we choose New York is because amid all the snow and such…we can at least look at pretty store fronts and displays such as Macy’s. Where as back in the Midwest where we are from…it is only dirty snow and slippery streets and that gets old pretty fast. LOL
Rita C. says
I can so relate! My sisters and I set fall in our booths last week (and yes, items are already selling). We are already thinking Christmas because people do want to see what they may want to purchase now, for budget purposes.
At home, I am a big fan of Dollar Tree florals. We also have two doors, so it’s double duty for me too. Big sales or DT to the rescue. I haven’t pulled out the pumpkins yet, but I’m content with a few changes made to transition the seasons so far.
Loving that blue truck! Blue & orange are, hands down, my favorite fall combo (the color of the sky and leaves, nothing better).
Happy to hear you’ll be joining Celebrate Your Story as co-host!
Thanks Rita…I am looking forward to co-hosting Celebrate Your Story. As for more pumpkins, etc., it will be a gradual transition. I LOVE your booths and if I were there, the Captain would have to drag me out of there. LOL . So glad things are selling for you girls.