I absolutely LOVE fall.
Our back yard is laden with big oak trees. It's a love hate thing. :) Love the trees, love the shade, love jumping in the fallen leaves, but actually trying to get them all under control before they completely overtake us...not so fun! LOL!
Though he missed out on the leaf play (nap) Cash whizzed around on his tractor all afternoon and had a ball!!! He loves that tractor.
Man I got bit by the decorating bug Friday. We've lived here for over two years and I still haven't decorated. But, I've taken a new approach. I want my home to be adorned with purposeful, meaningful things...that aren't just things. Items that hold a memory, have a past or tell a story. Home is really important to us...we love being home. Our home is "lived in" -- comfortable, and I hope it's welcoming to all who enter. It's not perfect, nor anywhere near pristine - nor is it clean most days! But we sure do love this place. Love that it's a great gathering place...the door's always open. I fixed this little vignette in my decorating spree...some vintage frames and a favorite picture of the kids.
I also made this little piece Friday (the framed doily) to add to my kitchen/dining area...
Oh I just love it...the doily was crocheted by my Grandmother (Dad's mom) and was given to me as a wedding gift when Scott and I were married nearly 15 years ago. I used it in our home for years but finally decided to put it away after it started showing it's age and coming loose a bit. It's coming a part a bit and has a stain...but it only adds to the love. You can read more about it over at Got Crafts-- I'll share how I did it. It's a quick project that adds something meaningful to your decor.
I used burlap to mount the doily on...and I also love this idea that I saw at Living with Lindsay's blog and in Country Living this month for creating a simple burlap table runner...perfect for fall and Thanksgiving! With three little monkeys running around, I usually don't do much decor on the table...it's always in use! Though I had to give this idea a whirl...so here's my version...just added about $4 worth of decorative gourds and some corn I've had for years to a metal bin my sil gave me--
As much as I LOVE my dining table (one of our first big purchases after we were married :), this idea looks better with dark woods, black tables. I think I'll probably add a strip of colored fabric to my simple table-scape to make it pop.
Abby helped me with some decorating too...she added one of her paintings to the plate rack I store my go-to cookbooks beside the ovens :)
Welp...I've got to get some cleaning done before church time this evening...hope you are enjoying your fall. Blessings. jw