If my last post didn't make it clear, let me just reiterate the fact that I LOVE FALL. It's my favorite season. I love being able to cozy up in warm sweaters and blankets and to turn on the heat after a long summer of 100 degree days. It's like a big sigh of relief.
Just thought I'd share how fall is looking at my house this year. This is the first fall in our new place and I have to say, the house just screams fall all on its own, so my additions just cozy it up even more. Please excuse the blurry iPhone pics. I was trying to take pictures quickly so as not to disturb hubby's game of Halo too much (and, yes, my eyes are rolling).
I picked up this little guy in the clearance section at Home Goods for $17. We named him Clarence. Get it? Get it? ha.Three is still trying to decide if she's down with the new owl.I'm creating a little pumpkin patch on my mantel and here's my collection so far.I love these pumpkins. Several of them came from Kohl's having collected a few over the years. They have GREAT holiday items and of course, they are at great prices. The neutral-colored ones actually have jack-o-lantern faces on the other side so they do double-duty for Halloween and Thanksgiving. I should've taken a pic. Sorry. Move on.
Here's what's going on with my coffee table. I was actually quite proud of myself once I got this set up. We have a huge coffee table and I'm not the best at styling areas like that. I tried putting everything on the table at first, but it just didn't look right. It need height. So I stole my wheat out of another container and stuck it in the beautiful, brown, Ben Owen jug, then I piled up some colorful books, and voila! Cute coffee table centerpiece. It's functional, too. There USED to be some Lindt chocolate balls in the orange leaf which proved to be TOO helpful of a candy container. The delicious candle in the green leaf is a homemade joy from the Angus Barn. We've burned it to the bottom - gotta get it refilled! It's the MOST DELICIOUS smelling candle in the entire universe.
Again, big orange pumpkin came from my mom and has a cut-out jack-o-lantern face on the other side. Both leaves came from Kohl's. One I got last year, one this year. I love that their decor is seamless from year to year. Here's another view with Halo in the background.
And just for good measure, here's a great pic of my hubby playing "fall ball."