Thursday, September 1, 2011

Autumn in the Air

Not a fan of winter, I usually am sorry to see summer slip away, but not this year.  After the steamy July and early August, this week's cooler temperatures are welcome. The lower humidity makes walking less strenuous. The ever-so-slight nip in the air and the first falling leaves, brings to mind the plaid dresses I wore on the first day of school as a child and signals the approach of autumn.  Time to decorate!

Here is my fall tablescape from two angles:

I began this collection of Murano glass pumpkins last year when I found two at a favorite gift shop.  They were pricey, but--knowing I wouldn't be replacing them every year--I thought worth the expense.  Then this year at Home Goods, I found a few more pumpkins in different sizes and the Murano glass bowl, all for a great price!

However, when I brought the pumpkins home, added them to the couple I already had, and tried to arrange them; I realized I needed more. So, I made a trip to the Silk Flower Warehouse in New Holland.  Yay!  They had three more in small sizes and slightly different shapes. What is more, they were a deal, too! (Rationalization: Now, I won't be buying flowers for my table until after Thanksgiving.)

Oh, let's be honest, I'm always ready to deck the halls for the next season. When I was teaching, I made welcome-back bulletin boards depicting desks, apples, blackboards, lunch boxes, and books. Now I must put all my energy into our front door and tablescapes.

Here is my front door ready to welcome Labor Day weekend guests.

What are you using for a centerpiece?  What is on your front door?

1 comment:

  1. I love your collection! They are so bright and cheerful! The colors of autumn are glorious.
    I am a huge fan of summer...and usually sad to see it go. Trying to embrace each season more because God gives us so much that we can miss if we are clinging to one thing. I'll miss summer, but I will welcome each change as a gift from Him. Blessings to you!