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img_4681For me this year it is a subtler nod to fall through the house. For example the mantle’s fall leaves are just barely turning color, the flowers are fall flowers in creamy white, and the pumpkin is a green ceramic one. I think this will take me through ’til Thanksgiving.

I usually decorate for Fall and then layer Halloween decorations on top, which can then be delayered after October 31. I am holding off on Halloween, but do have a few ravens to set the mood.

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The bowl is from my kitchen table. This is probably the best way to keep it safe until time to put on the table again, oh say January 2nd.

 

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The wreath is something I put together in less than 10 minutes. It is much prettier in person. I had a twig wreath that I just layered two stems that had leafs and berries and two stems with the white chinese lanterns. Just bent them in the circle shape and added some wire to keep it all from blowing apart in the wind.

Here is an inprogress photo:

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It looks like this at night. The cat in the sidelight window is real. My kitty photo-bombed my picture. I think he was curious what I was doing outside on a rainy night.

I think you will see why I make sure my cats are securely in the house as Halloween approaches. The black one is the perfect Halloween kitty. He was in this picture from yesterday:

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A fruit bowl in the kitchen got a little Fall spirit.

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A few fall decorations in the living room.
This is on the coffee table. Blue-green pumpkins and fall leaves on my old southern living platter.

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…and the same pumpkins from other direction. This is great for a coffee table as it looks similar from both sides.

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And I had to put out some candy corn. Love it or hate it, candy corn is a sign of Fall.

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My staircase. Last year I promised myself I would stain the stair treads java and paint the risers white. That did not happen and here it is in all of its rustic glory

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Happy Fall, Ya’ll

~Kristin

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