So my goals for the past weekend were to organize that ugly hall closet, try to de-crapify my dinning room server, fix it's broken leg, complete a mirror craft, clean and set up the fall decor. Very ambitious but with the hubby out of town for the weekend I thought I could accomplish most if not all of this list. Yeah, not so much!
I did manage to take down the outdoor summer decor and put up the fall.
This is round 1, I put it all up, stand back and look at it then let it go for a couple of days, see how I like it. I may change it, I may not. It is only up for a couple of weeks, then I'll take it down for Halloween and do something else for November. Overall it only took me an hour and a half to clean the sidewalk, get the stuff down from the attic and put it all up, move it around and finally settle on this arrangement.
One down on the list, lots to go!
I walked by my hallway closet but didn't touch it. I did go through some of my winter clothes and threw away things that were too big. I love that feeling. Yes, I know, that wasn't on my list but oh well....
My fix for my broken server leg, is black electrical tape - nice huh!
This is what my server looks like during the spring/summer.
For Fall I've done this with the server.
Next came the fireplace mantle. I find mantles difficult to decorate, you can easily end up with little soldiers just one after the other standing there looking at you them very boring. Mine gives me double trouble because it is dark and big. This is what I came up with this past spring. I collect old camera's and decided to display them with some of my own pictures.
I did clean with each step and I placed candles all around, pumpkin spice and fall leaves. The house smells wonderful. I really like the fall, the days get cooler and shorter. I add extra table lamps around the house and along with the candles the glow creates a different ambiance than in the summer. Just very warm and inviting.
The closet is still a mess but the rest of my house looks and smells awesome. How about you? How do you or do you decorate for the fall? Share on my facebook page - dragonfliesandthistles