Autumn will officially arrive this weekend.
Bits of fall decor started to appear at my house on Saturday when I was trying to avoid things like scrubbing bathrooms and mopping floors.
A little dusting and fluffing and playing with decor motivated me enough to just dig in and "get 'er done", and so the bathrooms got cleaned, the floors got mopped
AND my house is ready to welcome this change of seasons.
I'm in love with this sweet little ceramic pumpkin that I got at Bath and Body.
It's got a pumpkin scented candle inside.
They have a large one as well that has a three wick candle inside, but it's a bit pricey.
This little guy, with it's creamy white exterior, fits right in on top of the dish cabinet in my dining room.
A quick pop into the Goodwill a while back resulted in me bringing hope this sweet antique bowl made in England.
Everything with a green price tag was half price that day, and this bowl had a green tag.
It joins two other bowls that rest in a wooden tote on top of the dish cabinet.
The other two, one from France and another one from England, were past Goodwill finds.
With the change of seasons, the weather will become a bit more gray.
My house is surrounded by lots of shade producing old growth trees
so indoor photography can be a challenge.
This fall and winter I hope to improve in that area.
You can see I'm already craving light, by the way I pull the blinds all the way up in the dining room.
You can also see the autumn themed sign I made last week, and where the dish cabinet sits there in the corner.
Some hydrangeas from our yard are drying in the old wooden tote on my dining room table.
My quick and easy no-sew burlap table runner that I made three years ago still looks as good as new,
and is perfect for autumn.
I always let go of summer reluctantly, but then once I realize fall's arrival is inevitable, I embrace it wholeheartedly.
(I think I'm the same way about growing another year older...
I dig in my heels like I can delay it, then eventually just accept it and decide to enjoy it!)
So here I am, embracing the season!