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Happy Fall!

I know a lot of people run around like chickens getting their homes ready for each season.  That’s okay….if you love doing that!   As I have moved forward in life, I really have swung more in the direction of “anti-consumerism.”  But, as I’ve found myself focusing more on intentional living, I still bring highlights of the seasons into my home, but you won’t find me piling my shopping cart high full of new stuff every season.

For starters, I usually have a wreath on each door and something seasonal near the door.  I have had a great “flower cart” just outside the entry that I often will put flower bulbs in in the spring and so on for other seasons, but in the fall, I just quickly put in pumpkin, leaves, or a simple pot of mums.   If you have an interesting architectural piece, or even a barrel you can turn upside down, just a simple pot of mums can look gorgeous!

Each year I may buy one new thing and pitch something old.  This year, for my dining room, I purchased a buffalo checked table runner.  Found this one at Steinmart and they did have a few at Hobby Lobby, but HL’s items fly off the shelf (they were gone when I circled back to purchase) and I found out they don’t reorder the seasonal stuff at all! I actually purchased two items this year, and I fell in love with the baby pumpkins, purchased them and put them in the pink tray I already had on my table.  Painted that tray baby pink last year and loved it! Do you have something in your own home you can re-purpose or paint?  Craft paint is great!

I have a small collection of white pouring pitchers and one of them is my grandmothers from before she ever had indoor plumbing.  The pitchers end up in various locations from kitchen bar to my iron bakers rack, and so on as the seasons change.   What do you have that you can mix in with your decor?

I have a pop of fall on small shelf areas, but not much.  I did a little more on my baker’s rack because it is one of the focal areas of our home – the kitchen, and we don’t have to clean it off daily to sit down and work/eat.  When we downsized to a smaller home, a more simplistic life is how we chose to live.  I have two porcelain pumpkins (shown) that have lasted for years and this year, I tried my hand at chalkboard art.

On another note:  Besides assisting folks with just interior re-dos, I also offer seasonal decor and one-day turnaround packages.   If you feel you just don’t have the time….these packages are for you!

​Many times, we can use what you already have and also add a few new items.  Fresh eyes can often bring new life to a space, making those areas of your home even more warm and welcoming!

Quite often, you can use what you already have and also add a few new items.  Fresh eyes can often bring new life to a space, making those areas of your home even more warm and welcoming!   I’ve also sent you a link to help you declutter and simplify if you want the scoop!

No matter what your need, I’m here for you.  Every home has a story to tell…

Warmly,