Friday, September 28, 2012

Small Changes Make A Big Difference

     I usually like to wait until October 1st to put Halloween decorations out in my home, but this year I decided that if the boxes were already out with the fall items, I'd just go ahead and put it all out. My lack of decorating motivation lately made me realize that if I was in the mood to do it...I'd better take advantage of the moment (it might pass quickly). 
     My goal this year was to use what I already had. I did replace the candles and the leaves around the mirror, but other than that my only new purchases were the florals in the urn on the library table. I just couldn't resist all that sparkle!

You can see how bright the sun was as
I took the pictures. They are a little washed out because
of all that brightness, but I do love a sunny, fall day!

     A small decorating tip for this time of year is to cover books used for stacking with brown paper. I used a paper grocery bag to "hide" the colorful book covers that clashed so badly with all the orange, black and burgandy items. Tied with a simple ribbon, they blend much better with everything else.

A little fall, a little Halloween and the house has
an entirely different feel to it with very little effort!
Have a great weekend!


Blondie's Journal said...

You have some very cute decorations, Sue! I love that big acorn and the last pictures of the squash. I know what you mean about grabbing the moment...I don't decorate for every season and occasion, but I always seem to procrastinate when I do! So far I haven't bought anything new and I am going sparingly with what I have. I am so tired of cluttered surfaces!

Isn't the weather great?! 70's this weekend! :)


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great - you did good!
I did very little here and it is all Fall and no Halloween. Used what I already had also.
Enjoy your weekend.

Barbara F. said...

Very nice, Sue, glad you had the urge to decorate. You do it so well. xo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you're all set Sue! Love your new sparkle and the little crow! I'm hoping to bring out my Halloween this weekend too:@)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You always have such cute decorations. Loved seeing these, Sue. Have missed you SO much.

Happy Falll to you...



Anonymous said...

Looks like a beautiful Fall at your house, Sue!

Sue said...

Love it. I always enjoy a stop at your blog. Thank you.

dee dee said...

You are very ready for fall! Everything looks so festive, including the wreath on the previous post! dee dee

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm so late with fall decorating...going straight to Halloween and not a lot of that. I just can't take the feeling of "clutter" anymore. I know it's living in a small space but I guess it's a good thing too! ;-) Not tempted to add things, just candles and a bit of bling.


Jenny said...

You have cute decorations!

It's hard to get in the mood this year, though, isn't it?

I'm glad you did it ANYWAY!