One third of the month has gone and October is just flying by. I wish I could say Autumn has truly arrived, but not so. Here in Louisiana, we are still having hot and humid temperatures with no signs of relief.
Therefore, it hasn't felt like Fall in the least so I have not decorated this year. Nope...this is a first for me. Along with the fact that Dad's health put a damper on the holiday spirit, I really have not had the time. However, I have loved seeing everyone's decorations on my favorite blogs...you girls (& guys) are sooo inspirational!
I usually start pulling my decorations out of the attic during the first week in August. I'll play with one tote at a time and sometimes 3 totes may take me all day to unload and place things exactly where I want them, depending on what's in them. So, decorating for the seasons could take me a week or so!
I also take my Christmas tree down and put it together. I decorate it for the Fall season with glass pumpkins, hydrangeas, Autumn leaves, etc. I can't find a photo from years before, sorry.
I love all of the details. I love to mix textures. I add a touch of Autumn to my everyday arrangements and transform my everyday decorations into Autumn vignettes.
Just by me adding a hint of Autumn here and there brings the season into my home...I love this time of year.
Aaah, just creating this post and remembering how beautiful my decorations were in the previous years has totally rejuvenated me. I can almost smell the cinnamon and pumpkin pie in the air.
Hopefully I'll be able to decorate for Christmas. If not, I'll pull out photos of years past and reminisce again. One good thing about not decorating is there is no clean up. That's the part I dread the most.
However, right about now, I'd give anything to have my world back to normal, my Dad healthy, my house decorated and I would gladly have a smile on my face while saving things back in the attic after the holidays!
Keep posting about holiday decorations out there...everyone loves to come in and take a peek...don't you? ;)
If you love peeking in for decorations, my BBF (best blog friend) Karen of Some Days are Diamonds is hosting a "Doors of Welcome" Mini Series throughout the holidays starting October 15th, November 15th and December 15th.
If you'd like to join, just hop on over to her blog and sign up. If you can't join and you just want to snoop around and see all of the pretty decorations, feel free to do that too!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!