The chilly weather we had today made me wish I could have to all in for a cup of tea and a nice visit. But since that can't happen, let's just pretend while I show you some of the autumn decorations that are on display in our home right now.
A lot of our everyday decor is "autumn-like" because of our colour scheme, so when I bring out the seasonal decorations it all ties in really nicely and makes me just love love love it.
I heart scented candles, as well. I don't burn them as often at other times of the year, but I always have one burning in the fall. Right now, the scent of choice is granny smith apple.
We also opt for lower, dim lighting in the evenings, especially once it is time to start having fires in the fireplace! Eeek, I can hardly contain my excitement!
So, without further adieu, here is our autumn home in pictures.
Let's start with the kitchen.
At the stove, things are mostly the same except I bring out the good ol' autumn tea towels. The fabulous dude receives harsh scolding any and every time he attempts to dry a dish, wipe a hand, or clean up a spill with one of these. Doesn't he realize that they are just for show? Seriously...
On the wall opposite the stove, my rooster measuring cups are put away for a few months and the Harvest sign is displayed on the rooster shelf, above more JUST FOR SHOW tea towels. Those pictures are there all year round, but they definitely do stand out more with the other autumn decorations around. The pictures are from a calendar the FD's aunt had a few years ago and he made the frames to fit them because they are an irregular size. They both have scriptures and sayings that reflect the theme of the harvest and giving thanks to God for our bounty.
The cookbook shelf is my second favourite autumn spot. I love the wildflowers we picked on our walk in the woods and the scarecrow family that is holding harvest bounty! The wicker balls look stupid in that red basket - it will eventually hold apples, I just don't have any yet. And of course, a scented candle.
Moving into the living room, you will find my very favourite display. The fireplace. I just love it although there are a few more pieces I would like to add to it at some point. The wooden blocks that spell "Give Thanks" seem to look too small for the space in the photo, but they don't look too small in real life.
The wreath is new this year ... from my grandma for my birthday.
The rest of the house just has little bits and pieces scattered throughout.
The pumpkins my mom got me for my birthday (which will likely end up on the patio once I get to it).
A pumpkin nightlight on the dining room hutch. I scored this baby for 3.00 last year.
Wild flowers and potpourri (but not the tacky kind)...
Autumn coloured baskets...
Scarecrows everywhere! On the deacon's bench..
On the doors...
And on the couch.
I just realized that I forgot to take pictures of the centrepieces on the dining room table and living room coffee table. They are boring anyway, so you're not missing much. The dining room has a green table runner that is there all the time, with a clear glass bowl holding the same potpourri as in the wagon in the bathroom. The coffee table has a scented candle (what?) with a small wreath around it.
The only thing that hasn't had its fall makeover yet is the patio. We'll likely get to that later this week and then I will show you. Because I know you are dying to see it.
This post is linked to Kelly's Korner's Show Us Your Life - Fall Decorations Edition. Stop by to see how everyone else is decorating.