Tuesday, September 30, 2008

~A Touch of Fall~

The centerpiece on the kitchen table.
This is one of my oldest and most favorite Fall decorations. I bought this stuffed turkey on clearance at Wal-mart years ago. No matter how many times my kids have dropped it, moved it, sat on it, etc..., it still looks new!
12 years ago, my parents bought us a couch and tables for a wedding gift. I chose a beautiful creamy white couch with pastel flowers on it. BIG MISTAKE!!! After having four children and numerous guests over, it was nowhere near white! This summer we finally purchased new furniture. YEAH!!! It is a wonderful shade of green. We are very happy with it.
My mother purchased these candles at Dollar General Store for pennies at the beginning of this year. I have been waiting a looooonng time to use them. Someone just asked me last night if I was going to burn them. I can't stand having candles just for decoration. I love the look and smell burning candles, no matter how pretty they are!
"Thanks, Mom, for the beautiful Fall candles!"
Two yummy smelling pumpkin spice candles on the china cabinet.
I finally found a new plate stand at Wal-mart. I had been using a green Christmas tree plate stand because I couldn't find one that I really liked for the right price. This was $6.97. Don't you just love shopping at Wal-mart!!

This is an arrangement of fall leaves, candles, and pumpkins lining the bar that is right inside our doorway. We all have a terrible habit of dropping everything and anything on this bar. I am hoping that by decorating it, we will keep it clean and clutter free!
The shelf that my children hang their backpacks on when they get home from school. (They're at school now) This is the first time I have thought to put any kind of decorations on it. Duane actually noticed this when he came home from work yesterday!
This is the first thing people will see as they come into our home. I hung this as a reminder to myself to always be thankful no matter what comes my way. No matter how good(or bad) my day might be going, I plan to just stop, take a deep breath and think of just one thing I can be thankful for.
When I saw this wall hanging at Hobby Lobby, I couldn't resist buying it. Everytime I go by it, I smile. :)
Thanks for dropping by and checking out our Fall Decor. I leave you with this wonderful poem:
The winds will blow their own freshness
into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you
like the leaves of Autumn.
Fall poem by John Muir


Carrie said...

You're a couple steps ahead of me. I'll be lucky to get pumpkins carved by Thanksgiving!

Sarah said...

I love your new furniture! It's so nice to have a new couch to cuddle on, don't you think? ;-)