I bought some little pumpkins at Whole Foods recently. Don’t they make a nice addition to the autumn decor on our entry table?
This has been a busy day getting ready for my big, monthly shopping trip with my daughter tomorrow, plus a meeting this evening. I’d love to say I worked in time to do a little Autumn nesting but that simply didn’t happen. Instead I decided I would share a couple of sources of inspiration so I looked up “fall nesting”. Lo and behold, The Inspired Room is doing a blogging series on just that topic. It’s too late for me to join the blog hop but that doesn’t mean we can’t all enjoy the posts of those who are participating.
Here is the link to the 5th Annual Fall Nesting series and party. There are several blogs linked up to participate in the event so there should be lots of good ideas.
The other place I love to get ideas is Pinterest, although I can spend way too much time there if I’m not careful!
Well, that’s will have to do for today. I still have to finalize my shopping lists for tomorrow and try to get to bed before midnight. See y’all tomorrow night sometime after I’ve got all my groceries put away!
As they say, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. I try to keep that in mind as I do my usual housework. Before I dive into a project like cleaning out a closet, I make sure the house is in reasonably tidy condition – beds made, dishes done, stuff put away. And as I begin my Autumn Nesting I’m reminding myself of that frequently. What would a visitor notice first? That’s why I have started with the front porch and our entry hall.
Yesterday I stirred up quite a dust storm sweeping the porch and walkway. Shiloh is the best dog on the planet except for that digging thing he likes to do. In fact, if you need some topsoil, you are welcome to come collect it from our front walk. I also put away a few things which had found their way to the porch but didn’t really belong.
Today I cleaned the glass storm door and put up the Halloween clings:
I also put up the fall wreath:
Today is the Autumnal Equinox, otherwise known as the first day of fall. Here in Oklahoma you might be forgiven if you didn’t notice that. It was very warm today and not at all fall-like. Actually that’s okay with me. I like early fall well enough as long as I don’t think too much about the season that follows, but I am not ready to bid summer adieu.
I’m very gingerly easing into the season here on Apple Tree Farm. A few days ago I went to the local nursery and bought a couple of potted mums and a pumpkin. I only bought one pumpkin because it’s still rather warm. And I won’t carve one anytime soon because they won’t last until Halloween if I do it now.
I also bought a few pansies. My grandmother always planted these in her front flowerbed when I was a kid and I just loved them. I’ll buy some more to plant in the flower beds that border our porch a little later but I wanted a few to enjoy on our porch table for now.
The other item I was looking for at the nursery was a hanging Creeping Charlie plant. I’ve loved these ever since I was a girl. As the only girl in the family I had my own room. It was tiny but it was mine. I loved decorating it and filling it with plants. I apparently had a green thumb as my plants flourished. The large sunny window probably helped, too. Other relatives would sometimes give me their plants which weren’t doing so well and I’d love them back to life. Yes, I even talked to them. One of my favorites was a Creeping Charlie. I love the way they smell. Anyway, I only saw one somewhat shabby looking plant at the nursery. I asked the worker who was waiting on me if they had anymore. They didn’t but he said I could have that last one for $3. I couldn’t say no. We take in stray animals so why not take in a plant which needed a home? I’ll keep it on the porch until it gets too cold and then I’ll bring it indoors and enjoy it through the winter.
So far the only other things I’ve done to welcome the new season are to wash all the afghans and change the decorations on the coffee table. I pulled down the big Rubbermaid container of fall decorations Friday but it’s still sitting in the family room unopened. Maybe tomorrow. Or maybe I’ll ignore autumn and cling to summer just a wee bit longer…