Happy Fall Y’all!!
Yes, I know I’m a little over a week late on my salutation, but actually that is pretty timely for me. I did not want to come to the realization that summer is ending. Mentally, I am still in August, partly because of the great weather we have been blessed with. I have been enjoying surfing all the wonderful posts depicting great fall decor to the point of creating a small desire to decorate myself. Even though seasonal decorating is not my thing, ( anymore), I knew I still had all the props packed away. Given that I would not have to invest any money into this feat, I thought I would give it a shot. This lead me to create a Thrifty Fall Mantle by shopping my stash.
I mentioned I was enjoying viewing the many posts featuring fall decor. One in particular, featured by Confessions of a Serial Do-it Yourselfer shared that 32 blogs over 4 days were featuring great fall decorating ideas. This sparked the thought of my joining in on the idea of fall decorating. I guess the draw for me was that the features where broken down into different areas of the home. To me, that approach didn’t seem so daunting. I could do that and I had the stuff to do it too. Off I went to shop my stash and came up with quite a few options to create a Thrifty Fall Mantle.
I consulted Pinterest and found I am really drawn to the neutral pallet…the whites, golds, grays. However, all I have in my stash are the traditional fall colors. Going with that, I played around with arrangement, various items, and much deliberation. ( This took me way too long which is not in my character to care this much …) In the end, I was pleased with my Thrifty Fall Mantle.
All the items I used were decor I already owned. All I had to do was just shop my stash and create. Oh, did I mention, these items, except for the Boxwood wreath, are all thrifty found items either from garage sales, thrift stores, or hand-me downs, thus making it a Thrifty Fall Mantle?
How have you decorated for fall? I would love to see your creations if you would share a link in comments. Next fall decorating attempt?…. A table scape. Wish me luck!