Really, who doesn’t love autumn?
My readers know that I recently returned to my original hometown of St Louis after ten years living in Florida. I knew that palm fronds don’t turn yellow, orange and red and drift down only to be raked up in a pile, but fall really does arrive at the beach. It’s just different.
Perhaps decorating the beach house in swags of colorful pin oak leaves, acorns, sunflowers and pumpkins was my way of channeling prior falls in the Midwest. Perhaps shouting “Autumn” at my front door in 95-degree heat subliminally reminded me that a cold front just might arrive. It did. Around Thanksgiving. ?
This June I’m enjoying the change of seasons in a lovely area of St. Louis named Kirkwood. The 90-year-old house is ready for fall. Cody, our 19-year-old cat is looking things over.
Easy Fall Decorating
Mixing real pumpkins with fake ones, grabbing dried leaves, twigs and fall floral stems purchased in end of season sales at Michaels, JoAnn or a thrift store make keen outdoor décor. A large swag is as simple as tying those pieces together (plastic zip ties or bread bag wires work well) and hanging it on a large nail. Plaid or burlap ribbon made into a big bow will set it apart from any neighbor…and at very little cost. Whenever possible, use wired ribbon for bow making. And be bold! Mix ribbon colors and textures.
The blue bench was faded red when purchased. A few cans of spray paint on a non-windy morning turned a bargain into a statement outside the garage door. It’s fun to decorate it for fall AND it’s where groceries get set moving from the car into the house. Hmmmm…should it be painted red (again) for Christmas?
A fall wreath hangs on the inside of the garage door. That door is wide open more than closed for Cody to come and go. The wreath can be viewed by our neighbors, but the cat probably has never noticed it. Oh, well….the holiday season is beginning everywhere. Are you ready?
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