Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. I love to see all the beautiful colors that the Lord uses to make this season special. The leaves turning, the crispness in the air, the feeling one gets when curling up in a warm blanket and sipping on some homemade hot chocolate. Ah, how warm and cozy it all feels. There's nothing like getting under a homemade afghan on a cool night with little children on either side of me and reading them their favorite books.
Here are a few glimpses of autumn inside our home. The older I get, the more I like praticality mixed with beauty in my decorating. Some of the items that bring me the greatest feeling of home is seeing food beautifully displayed. It is useable and beautiful. The top of my buffet holds three Montana hocking jars with two types of sucanat and onewith beans. I put simple, inexpensive coffee mugs in each to scoop out the goodies inside when I need them and to look nice when I do not.
I added a simple fall garland and small gourds, pumpkins and squash I picked up from the commissary.
Here it is from a distance flanked by lamps ridiculously cheap at a store that was going out of business and an oil painting that I paid about one-fourth of the original price by getting it on craigslist!
I like white lights at night. They make me smile. So, I keep up this small fir tree year round and change out the decorations for different seasons. These were fall picks purchased at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. The things I like the most in my home are the ones I waited to purchase frugally. Here's wishing you a beautiful fall season! May you grow closer to Him as you appreciate more and more the beauty He has placed all around you!