Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Summers end...

It's back to school time here today and every year at the close of Labor Day weekend, I am so thankful that the anxiety I once felt as a student and then as a teacher I no longer feel. Never-the-less, the day is still a reminder of the change of seasons that is upon us. Things have become quite festive around here. Alyssa has been having fun finding all of the pumpkins around the house and Chris loves coming home to the smell of this candle. Mulled Cider, definetly a family fav.

It's been the year of creativity for me as I decorate. The first project I did to usher in the season was making this cloth for the stand in our entry way. Paired with a basket of flowers, I think it just sets the mood.

The next project I had seen in smaller scale in a magazine last year, so I modified it and made it work for fall. It adorns the piano in the living room.

And my favorite project this fall has to be this collection of frames.

I purchased these frames on clearance at Hallmark. They were cream and had a cat themed insert. I pulled out the insert and painted the frames to better match our decor. I purchased 6 different but coordinating pieces of scrapbooking paper, found some cute fall symbols, and voila artwork that can change with the seasons!

This beauty hardly counts as a project, wrapping garland around a candle is hardly creative, however this candle and his brother flank our television and create such a cozy atmosphere to cuddle in in the evenings.

Hope you're enjoying the beginning of the best season of the year!


  1. Great job on the frames, but I'd have to say that my favorite is the entryway -- subtle, but the perfect compliment to your gorgeous furniture pieces. Happy September!

  2. Beautiful! One of the reasons I love fall so much is the pretty decorations you get to put up :)