Can I confess something to you my friends? Sometimes I just want to stick one pumpkin on one shelf in one room of my house and declare that I’ve decorated my house for fall.
Between working against the book deadlines, running the business that is this blog, getting kids back to school and all of the general craziness of life, it was definitely tempting to do that.
But then I found this vintage picnic basket at a second-hand store. And well, I just had to do a little bit more.
Just a bit.
Because isn’t it just so lovely in all of it’s patina covered glory? It really wanted to come home with me and be apart of my fall decor this year.
Here’s the thing though. I spent maybe only 10 minutes decorating my entry for fall. Honestly? That was about all of the time I could give it.
But when it was all said and done, I realized something. Something that it has taken me years to realize but has given me so much freedom.
Seasons are too fleeting to be spending all of your time decorating for them. They are meant to be enjoyed, relished, celebrated. They aren’t meant to be spent getting sweaty digging through bins and bins of decorations or frustrated at the craft store because you can’t find just the right color of fake pumpkins.
If seasons are reminders of the passage of time, why would we want to waste that time? I’m not doing it any longer. I’m embracing a more simple approach. One that only takes as much time as I’m willing to give it and lasts only as long as I’m enjoying it.
It only takes a minute (or less!) to throw a plaid scarf over the back of a chair and stack a couple of pillows on top. (The We Gather Together pillow is from Sutton Place Designs)
And to admire how perfect these vintage prints are in this space.
Because, when all is said and done, I’m finding that it is the simplest things that are the most lovely to me and are able to capture the true beauty of the season.
And those are the things on which I wish to spend my time.
Now, I’m also spending time over the next couple of days with an amazing group of women and we have some wonderful fall ideas in store for you!
Make sure and come back tomorrow when the bHome bloggers will be featuring more fall ideas and inspiration. I will be sharing more than 30 links to amazing decor, crafts and recipes right here in one place.
And bHome is pleased and honored to have Decor Steals sponsor this event. We will be giving away five (5) coupon codes each good for $100 at Decor Steals. There will be 5 winners! Winners will be contacted on or about 9/19.
How to enter: Download bHome at www.bHome.us and favorite Decor Steals – to do this TAP their star. Once favorited you will receive a message with the link to enter. One TAP of that link and you are entered! If Decor Steals is already a favorite of yours on bHome just look out for the message and TAP to enter. Good luck!
As always, thank you so much for meeting me at the fence today. See you right back here tomorrow!