Hi, my name is Victoria and I have decorating A.D.D.
Whew, glad that is over.
I can't decide on a style of decorating nor can I decide on how I want things decorated. I am constantly moving things around and changing things up. Heck last Christmas I redecorated my mantle Christmas morning... yep I'm THAT girl.
Now I tell myself that great ideas come to those who wait or that if I live with something for a while it will 'grow' on me or even the; I move things around a lot because the décor gets better and better with each transition.
Yes I lie to myself to make myself feel better about being well... decorating deficient.
So here we are finally in September and well I need to decorate my front porch. It is small as front porches go but it looks nice when decorated. I am ashamed to say that it has been naked all summer. Only a wreath for décor... sad bad blogger!
In late August I made a list of things I'd need for fall and Thanksgiving decorating. Then I shared my secret - I take pictures of everything so if I run into something in a store that I just love I'll know if it will go with what I've already got! So I bought Mum's; 2 large and several small ones. I put the 2 large ones each in a set of buckets that I've had for years. The small ones I planted in my front garden to give it a little pop for the fall.
Now to decorate. This is where I usually falter because I can't decide.
I started with some bales of hay that I lovingly wrap up each November and carefully put away. Yes you read that correctly; I wrap up $5.00 bales of hay like they are precious glass.
I move them around and put them on angles or I lean one or two. Then I get our my scarecrows and place them around the bales and add my flowers.
I do have several wreathes that I use in my outdoor fall scene and I put them up next along with some faux garland. I made the one on the door last year - check out how to make it here...
Last year I put several scarecrows in the yard but they are in bad shape so I didn't put any out this year. Broken, sad or just faded outdoor décor just makes everything look bad.
I live with that for a while.... a while. This is what the front originally looked like.
I added a table from my back porch and shifted things around a bit. The candle lanterns I got at Kirkland's really cheap, like $5.00 a piece! They look really nice lit up at night and it makes the house look very inviting.
I like this so far but don't count on it being the same by the end of September! I still think it needs something else... possibly a chair? hmmm.
Stop back and see if things stay the same for next week!
Next week I'll be sharing my fall home tour. Until then, stay safe!
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