I love fall. Love, love, love it. I love sweaters and boots and the fact that it’s starting to get cool but not yet cold enough to make me cranky. I love the start of football (Broncos! We’ll get there…) and that the season reminds me of chubby, sleepy babies since three of mine were born then. But mostly I love it because I’m in Colorado and if you’ve never seen the brilliant yellow of an aspen in fall…well, you should probably finish reading this and get on a plane out here is all.
|This was a few years and one kid ago. But still pretty, right?|
So when a group of bloggers decided to have a party and link up all their lovely fall tablescapes, I jumped on it. Sort of. The problem I’m having is twofold — with four kids, I don’t put anything on my table I’m not ready to wipe or sweep off the floor by the end of dinner. And because these same four kids eat like rabid wolves, our whole table is taken up by actual food, leaving no room for beautiful amber wineglasses and glittery pumpkins.
I do have a lovely hutch next to the table, though. And since the kids seem to leave it alone, I’ve put all my fall-ish-ness there instead.
There! Nothing fancy, just a few things from around the house or that I’ve picked up that look like fall and make me happy.
The silver cup was actually my baby cup, which my mother gave me when I moved out (aw, Mom…!) For a long time I kept meaning to buy silver polish and clean it but now I kind of like it this way.
I wavered on this pumpkin. He was $10 and I found myself thinking that that seemed like a lot for a ball of sticks and that perhaps I could make my own and then I realized — I’m not making a stick pumpkin. How would you even do that? No idea. So I bought him and he fits right in.
I think these are my favorite. They come from my parents’ cabin at Lake Tahoe, where you can sit on the front porch and gaze waaaaay up into the pine trees and watch the squirrels grab these and chuck them at your head. A house is only interesting when the decor has a backstory.
So there it is — my fall decorating. A little bit of nature, a few objects that mean a lot to our family and a $10 stick pumpkin. Happy fall, my friends!
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