The other night I just couldn’t fall asleep. Which was really depressing because it had been a long day and I had been looking forward to it all night. Don’t you just hate when that happens?
One of the reasons I couldn’t fall asleep was because my mind was busy running ninety to nothing brainstorming Fall decor ideas as well as a few other creative thoughts. Since, I don’t have anything to show for my thoughts yet I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and look at what I did last year.
I really loved all the height variations and color in this mantel set up. There are several pieces here I plan to use again this year which I guess is one of the things making it a little difficult to get creative with it. I’m up to the challenge though. I’ve already started pulling pieces around the house that I think I might use. Shopping around the house is the best way to go! Sometimes you would be surprised at how much stuff you can find.
According to Pinterest the picture above is the most popular shot of the mantel. Pinners have really gone crazy over it and I appreciate all the love. I have to give part of the credit to my sister though because she made the monogramed picture for us as a house warming gift.
My thinking is that since I won’t be spending money on the door decor itself I might purchase something for the landing area of our front door. I’m thinking topiaries would look nice but we will just have to wait and see what I find a good deal on.
We didn’t really do a lot in the terms of “Fall Table” decor last year. Some of it might have been because we were only weeks away from the arrival of our precious little girl, Noah.
I did show a glimpse of it in this post where a shared a family favorite soup recipe.
Right now I am still in the dark as to how I want to decorate it.
I’m not sure if I will take advantage of it being a chalk board table top and draw something or layer it with lots of pretty fall garland, carnival glass, and pottery. The layering affect is appealing to me right now but who knows where I will land in a week or two.
With all this planning and dreaming (not while sleeping) it looks like I am going to be as busy as a chipmunk preparing for the winter! ML had to calm my desire the other night to fix soup every night for the next month! Seriously, it’s one of my favorite things about cooler weather. Do you have any special decor plans for the Fall? Or find yourself resisting the urge to make soup nonstop?
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