So, to celebrate the transition into my hands-down, fave-o season, I'm thinking of doing something festive at our front door. We're nearly finished painting our front door black and I think a nice autumnal vignette will set it off nicely. Perhaps a bale of hay and a few pumpkins will come to this party, but nothing says 'Autumn!" to me the way chrysanthemums do. They're a must! Oh, how I love a big potted hardy mum in burgundy or gold. (P.S. Right now, Kroger has some gorgeous mums and Meijer has huge hay bales for less than $10.
However excited we both get at our favorite season, there is one rule we began years ago and have adhered to (surprisingly) very well: All fall season and/or holiday decor and related items cannot be displayed until October and not a day before (same goes for buying Halloween candy, which is a blessing, truly.) I don't remember why we started that rule, but it seems to work for us and let's us enjoy the final death rattle of summer. So, with that said, while I have these great ideas, I have a couple of weeks before I can get cracking!
Do you decorate for autumn, Halloween or Thanksgiving or all of the above? What are your tried and true decorating ideas, tips and suggestions?
2. Limited space? A bright floral wreath is a welcome addition to any entry.
Add variety by using different sizes of pots, colors of mums and painted faces.