September 10, 2011
We've had beautiful Autumn weather this week. This morning we are just hours away from our town's big parade and the beginning of our Fall Festival. I'm feeling sad that Sweet Hubby had to extend his business trip to Germany an extra day and will miss the main event this morning but happy he will be here later this afternoon and won't miss the whole weekend.
Obviously no Midwestern girl worth her salt could be experiencing Autumnal weather and a Fall parade without her thoughts naturally drifting to seasonal decorating.
I find myself drawn to mercury glass, ironstone and natural elements for holiday decorating now. Also, as in every other aspect of my life, I'm feeling less is more. Simple and natural with a dash of flair. That's me in a nutshell. I'm a study in contrasts. It's what makes me, me.
I always struggled with knowing how to incorporate Autumn and Halloween together and when and how to do what. I finally figured it out. In September I will focus on Fall elements, adding warmth and texture and keeping it nature inspired then, come October I will edit a bit and add in the Halloween and finally when November arrives, I will take the Halloween back out and count the days until I can decorate for Christmas! Commence with the eye rolling. I'm sure you smarties figured all that out years ago. Sometimes it's the simplest things that escape me.
I find a new house gives me an excuse to revamp the holiday decorations a bit, but a forever house gives me an excuse to really edit and just use and buy things I love for the spaces I have now. There is no more keeping stuff because I might need it for the next house. It's time for me to live in the here and now. Maybe there is a life lesson in there for me?
(pics 1 thru 4 from Pottery Barn, pics 5 and 6 from BHG)