I love decorating our home for all the different seasons, but the Autumn decor is my favorite. Christmas is my second favorite, but it seems that there is so much pressure and stress around that time of year for me. With the church activities every year...(hubby is pastor), Christmas decorating is done in a hurried frenzy it seems. But with the Autumn, I can relax and enjoy, take several days starting the first of September, and then our home feels so inviting with the all the reds, golds, burnt orange, ivory and browns. It smells spicy and yummy with all the scentsy burners, candles and potpouri.
Today, after a week of almost complete bed rest due to a herniated disc in my back, I was able to decorate my sideboard by creating an Autumn Vignette. Then I rested for a couple of hours and did the china cabinet and made some vignettes in the kitchen area also. I even made one for the top of the fridge. And, I went ahead and did a tablescape as well.
We live in the church parsonage which is a double wide mobile home. We hope to buy or build our own home soon, but until we do, then I am content to make this home that the Lord has provided, a place of joy for my family to come home to. Be thankful for what you have and don't bemoan what you don't have. Just make what you have beautiful.
Mr. Rooster was given to me by some friends in our church. I really like him, but they didn't. Not into the rooster thing I guess. I was glad to take him off thier hands!
The plates came from Ross. Aren't they adorable?
The Atumn Sideboard. I love creating vignettes. Fun and Pretty.
Below is the China Cabinet
In the pic below, you'll see a vignette in a basket. I have a Bose Ipod dock/ Player which we kept on the bar/counter area. by putting it in this basket along with a small lamp, candle and a bit of floral, it will now be easy to pick up and move out of the way when arranging a buffet here. This counter is opposite of the dinning area and very convenient for serving buffet style.
I hope you've enjoyed my little bit of Autumn Bliss. I'll be posting more photos of our Autumn Home Decor as I get more done.
Hope you are having fun preparing your home for Autumn.