Sweatshirts, football, bon fires, and warm colors is why Fall is my favorite time of year. There is nothing better than falling asleep on a Sunday afternoon with the windows open and a football game on in the background. The scents of fall are my favorite I “melt” them year round in my home: pumpkin spice, warm cinnamon apple, maple nutmeg. Fall is a beautiful time of year, the leaves turn the perfect shades of gold and red. Decorating for this beautiful season is tied with decorating for Christmas there is something so peaceful and relaxing about fall decorations. You know that house you drive by occasionally and they have the perfect fall decorations with the pumpkins, hay bales, mums, and beautiful wreaths pillared to their house…it looks so warm and welcoming you know there is just an apple pie waiting for you inside… That is how I want my house to look except I don’t want the hefty price tag that comes with it.
I have found over the years that you can get similar products (maybe even better) at different dollar stores or thrift stores if you look hard enough. I usually find my buckets and mum “pots” at the thrift stores or dollar stores. In the past, I have used wicker baskets outside and old planter pots I have found at thrift stores and repaint them with brown or tan spray paint. You can find buckets and then to give them that old aged look use this vinegar recipe. I tried it on an old jug to distress it more.
I recently found this “give thanks” sign at a dollar store along with some of the faux flowers. The old wooden ladder at bought at a thrift store for $5.
The tip to the dollar stores and thrift stores is to look past the “seasonal” aisle and look at the clearance and everyday aisle to see what just needs to be spray painted a different color or maybe it’s imperfections are perfect (like my old wooden ladder).Fall is a time where rustic and “old” is in so have fun with it and embrace your creative side.