Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Yesterday was the first day of Autumn, and I managed to hold out on my decorating like I had wanted. I usually decorate right after Labor Day, but then I am tired of the decorations long before Thanksgiving, so I decided to wait until the first day of fall. Let's start outside! Because this is a condo, I have to keep my decorations on the mulched areas. I have 2 scarecrows that are 5 feet tall, and a bunch of "funkins" aka fake pumpkins! I've bought a few each year for the past couple of years. I found buying the more expensive or better quality is worth it in this case. The funkins from Wal-Mart molded within weeks the first year, while I have others that just wipe right up when the season is over.Up by the stoop I've got a little vignette with mums, funkins, and a sign. Of course, I include my gnome, even though he is not necessarily autumnal! The fireplace is all decked out with scarecrows, mums, and fall leaves mixed in with some of my everyday items.In the dining room I mixed the autumn elements in among the usual fare, also.I love this centerpiece because I just tossed a bunch of elements into one of my Longabergers! The white pumpkins from Wal-Mart are really nice. They are made of a dried corn husk-type material. If you aren't burned out on autumn decorations yet, stop by The Inspired Room to visit Melissa and see the almost 200 participants in Fall Nesting Week!
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