There is something about fallen leaves collected on patio furniture that I find slightly magical.
I don't get too excited specifically for Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations. Truth be told, I could skip Thanksgiving altogether-- it's not my favorite holiday. Ain't nobody got time for switching stuff up between September 1- December 1, so the name of the game is Longevity.
We have a new addition on our front porch in the form of a wicker sofa. I snagged this little baby and a neighborhood yard sale a few weeks ago for $35. It's still in great shape and came with a matching coffee table that is currently residing in our basement. It looks so much better than the folding chairs that we bought when we moved in together. They were great when we first got them, but 4 years later, they were looking used and abused.
I added pillows that I made from a table clothes a couple years ago, along with our monogram pumpkin. To this date, this is probably one of the DIY projects I am most proud of.
These train lanterns came out of a family friend's basement. I have an unnatural love for them.
The glass table we've had for years (it came with the folding chairs), and the weather vain was something I picked up at a yard sale for a dollar when we first moved to Norristown.
This wreath is probably one of my favorites. I snagged it at Home Goods in 2011 and I love the simplicity of the twigs, leaves and wheat, but it still has the beauty of the single rose.
I have a couple small gourdes scattered here and there, but this is the only thing I put thought into in the house is the mantle.
I love this leaf art. JEGs found it in the back yard last spring. We both loved how the only thing left are the veins, making it looks like a skeleton. I matted it with some scrapbook paper and framed it. I am secretly hoping to find more next spring so I could do an entire collage on a wall somewhere.
Oh IKEA, how I love your ROTERA lanterns. These were actually part of a table centerpiece of a wedding we went to in 2011. I may or may not have snagged four that day.
The greenery is actually party of a floral arrangement I got on clearance from Michael's and I just pulled it apart, sticking flowers and leaves in here and there. The large faux pumpkins were bought on clearance as well, and I am kicking myself for not getting two of the same size. Or at least more.
Our mantle wraps around towards our staircase, and it's a decorating conundrum to me. It's very skinny and long, and I never know what to put there. This time I popped a candle in the corner. Boom. Done.
Always & Forever,