There seems to be a conspiracy out there….and many bloggers are guilty of being a part of it. We just can’t seem to help ourselves. Our favorite craft stores and online home decor sites are some of the biggest perpetrators. We enter their doorways and stand aghast with mouths hanging open and eyes bugging. We feel disoriented and out of sorts.
Or we click over to our favorite online stores only to find they too are helping to spread this far and wide. It’s truly becoming an epidemic..and I might be one of the worst offenders!
It’s Seasonal Sabotage Disorder! You are probably all too familiar with it! It’s 90 degrees and you enter your favorite craft store and there it is. All of the Fall Decor neatly lined up row after row with sweet little elves…I mean employees…running around with buckets of Christmas ribbon and ornaments deciding where best to promote the newest line in Holiday Decor!
Or, maybe your visiting your favorite blogger..ahem…,before you head out to the pool, and she has a post up featuring fall mantel ideas featuring a gorgeous Balsam Hill Fall Wreath in all it’s fallish glory! And your mind’s starts whirling and you think, “I’m not ready for FALL!” I still have the AC running and the ice cream truck is still stopping on my corner.
But then you hesitate….taking in all of the gorgeous fall colors and the vintage silver tray from The Goodwill with the word FALL spelled out on it and you start to get that little tingly feeling. You know like the Grinch had when his heart grew 10 times that day! You start thinking about how you might decorate your fall mantel or your front porch. You start looking for ideas to transition your summer mantel into fall. Nothing to dramatic yet, it is still August after all.
Maybe some pretty fall leaves in a vintage silver trophy cup. Some tall wooden candles that add warmth. Maybe you start wondering how you could get your hands on a pretty fall wreath. One that has just the right mix of fallish colors with tiny corn cobs and corn husks. And maybe, just maybe you might let your mind wander all the way to December.
You start imagining evergreen and white lights and how pretty a winter garden wreath, festooned with cream berries and green pears would look hanging on your front door. Or maybe you are a traditionalist and would love a classic holiday fields wreath with preserved eucalyptus leaves, pinecones and touches of red and green! Then there are those of you who love the simplicity of a Balsam Fir lit wreath or garland!
That’s when you’ll know you have it too! Seasonal Sabotage Disorder! Ready for the cure…just give into it! Embrace these next seasons with open arms…and I’m going to help you!
Balsam Hill is offering ONE At The Picket Fence reader a wreath OR garland of their choice!!
And so that everyone can have a chance to own one of Balsam Hill‘s amazing wreaths, garlands or trees here’s a coupon code for 10% off anything on the website!
Just use: ATTHEPICKETFENCE10 when checking out. Are you ready to win your own gorgeous wreath or garland? Here’s how to enter…
a Rafflecopter giveaway
and when the symptoms of Seasonal Sabotage Disorder set in….you can thank me! grin!
I was provided a Balsam Hill wreath to review..all opinions and the term “Seasonal Sabotage Disorder” are my own!
Fall is my favorite! Love the Autumn harvest wreath among many other ones that Balsam Hill offers.
Patricia Ann says
Ooohh! That fall mantel made my heart go pitter patter! I don’t have a mantel but I do have a metal flourish hanging above my living room mirror. It would look so cute with a small wreath embellishing it!
Agreed! I am so excited for fall and all of these colors are making me crazy for some crisp air and baked goods 🙂 I love the fall harvest wreath!
Rhonda R. says
This is gorgeous!!!! I love the colors and the frame is such a neat twist!
Rhonda R. says
The fall wreath is my favorite!! This is gorgeous!!!! I love the colors and the frame is such a neat twist!
jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof says
THis is beautiful! I am loving the how the colors of the wreath pop against the white mantel. So pretty 🙂 I would love a fall wreath of any sort, we have 7 exterior doors! I would love to mix it up a bit on each part of the house.
Love this wreath! I am SO ready for fall! I visited my favorite local gift shop the other day and walked into a fall fantasyland. I felt like a kid in a candy store! Can’t wait for September 1 to roll around … I figure that’s a respectable time to start bringing out my fall decor.
P.S. I noticed Hobby Lobby has their Christmas trees on sale already!
Fall is my favorite season for decorating. I love this wreath.
Love this!! Sure would look good hanging on my door!
Whay a beautiful wreath! It would look great at my house!
Oh gosh! All their wreaths are so beautiful!!! Love them all!~~Angela
I have so been looking a mantle ideas…thanks for this beauty. I have two mantles in my house, so I need all the help I can get! Have a great day!
I love the wreath – it definitely puts me in the mood for fall – cooler weather and football
Sarah W says
Fall is such a cozy time – who can resist? Your mantel is warm and cozy – well done!!
Kristan C. says
Fall is definitely my favorite season and I love the fall wreath!
Hey Heather I adore your mantel! I think we all suffer with some degree of that nasty disorder. ha! Your wreath is perfect and of course I think the vintage touches are perfect. I have long admired the Balsam Hill products and would love to win a garland. Thank you, thank you for this giveaway!
Autumn Harvest Wreath is my fave for holiday decorating, but I’m loving the look of the Sweet Rose & Berry quite a lot!
I love fall, and the mountain meadow wreath is so pretty!
Fall decor is my absolute favorite, especially since it goes so well with the color scheme in our home……love, love, love! This wreath would be perfect any where in our home!
I LOVE fall, and love the style of the Cranbrook Orchard Wreath!
TX JennyWren says
That is a BEAUTIFUL mantel with an AMAZING wreath!! I would LOVE to win this wreath. Thank you. txjennywren.blogspot.com
I would love the fall wreath featured or a Christmas one, but fall is my fav time of year. Thanks for the giveaway!
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I love it….”Seasonal Sabotage Disorder”….Beautiful mantel Vanessa! The wreath is gorgeous!
Balsam Hill…a great company…and love their Regency Gate wreath!…Great giveaway!
Randi - Dukes and Duchesses says
That wreath is beautiful … love your fall mantel. I think the minute the calendar hits September it’s time to break out all the fall stuff!
You’re on a roll, Darling! What a cute post and a most gorgeous wreath! I’m not quite ready for fall yet but I’d poke that wreath up as quick as a flash if I had it.
Be a sweetie,
Randi - Dukes and Duchesses says
Oh, and I think I’d choose the Mountain Meadow garland!
“Seasonal Sabotage Disorder”…LOVE IT!
Fall is my favorite! And as it feels a bit “fallish” already with cool nights and low humidity, I believe this is perfect timing!
Fall = DEFINITE FAVORITE! I decorate more for Fall than for Christmas! September 1 can’t come soon enough!!!! 🙂
I wantthis wreath!! So beautiful!!
Terri Hughes says
I am torn I love Fall and I love Winter seasons. The wreath that has caught my eye is the Holiday Gala Christmas Wreath.
Kelly Bedwell says
I love the mountain meadow wreath for Christmas! 🙂 I love the fall wreath you have there too!! Fall has always been my favorite season!!
Kim @ Sand & Sisal says
That wreath is gorgeous and I love how you grouped it with the tarnished silver. So beautiful! I love Balsam Hill’s products!
Fall is by far my fav time of the year. Lot’s of family birthdays, fall festivals and my favorite holiday-Thanksgiving!
Saboteur! And you know that those who love autumn the best have a hard time holding back on the decor. naughty naughty girl.
Heather B says
Autumn is definitely my fave time of year. I love their lavender wreaths.
misti d. says
Love that wreath:) thanks for the chance to win.
Sharon C says
So many choices at Balsam Hill!! I love the rusts and oranges of the fall season.
Thanks for featuring this vendor.
Jennifer @ Celebrating Everyday Life says
I love the idea of a transitional decorating time! It’s so true – we see the inspiration and may or may not want to jump right on it – thanks for sharing tips on how to dip our decorating toes into the coming season! And that wreath is lovely!!! Can’t wait to see more from Balsam Hill!!
I love Spring but I don’t have much for Fall decorations. That Fall wreath would be perfect for my new mantel.
Beautiful Heather! Can hardly wait for our September visit to your home!! Mom
Fall is my favorite time to decorate, there is something about the warm colors and the fresh fall air that is so cozy. The wreath shown is gorgeous!
Leslie & House on the Way says
I love to decorate for Christmas and I love their traditional fir wreath. It’s so versatile!
Sherry Lykins says
Fall is my favorite season!! I like the Spring meadow wreath!! email@example.com
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
It’s so hard, isn’t it?? We can’t wait to post these great decorating ideas until it’s too late but right now I want to jump in the pool!
I LOVE the Balsam Hill Winter Garden wreath. Love.
Thanks for the great giveaway and the fab Fall inspiration!
I love the change of seasons – no matter from what to what it always feels like a new start – love that and love the chance to win a Fall wreath… count me in
83 today, 84 tomorrow, here in Ohio, but my fall flowers are set to bloom, and my husband dismantled his cucumber patch yesterday. So planning a fall mantel is accepted at my house and yours is lovely. I’m on the search for a silver trophy cup!
Now that I retired, fall is my favorite season, and the wreath would look great in my kitchen.
I love your fall wreath, and the Mountain Meadow wreath on line.
The wreath is beautiful and so is your mantel! I’m almost ready for my favorite season of fall to come, though I’m hanging on tightly to the last lazy days of summer! Thanks for the chance to win a beautiful prize!
My favorite season is summer, but my favorite season to decorate for is winter. I am absolutely in love with the MOUNTAIN MEADOW WREATH. And I love that it comes in an LED version.
Gail Marshall says
I love the fall with all the beautiful color and the coolness of the evening. Time where we can light the firefit at night, take a walk in the evening without being to hot. Getting ready for all the holidays for decorating. Each month in falls has a theme for decorating
It’s hard to say because I love each of the seasons for different reasons. I do love Fall though because I get to bring out all my seasonal decor. 🙂 I would probably want the wreath you got but I couldn’t find it on their website. If I couldn’t have that one then I also like this one: https://www.balsamhill.com/Winter-Garden-Artificial-Christmas-Wreath-p/wgd-w.htm?1=1&CartID=0
I love FALL! the coolness in the air, the changing of the leaves, making big leave piles for the kids to jump in, caramel apples, Ah fall! and I love the wreath you got, I just couldn’t find it.
Tracy B says
It’s beautiful Heather! I’m so ready for fall!
Fall is,my favorite! Looooove the colors, smells, decor,weather, family times….all of it!
I love Fall, but I’m still in total summer mode. Love your mantel and wreath. Thanks for the chance.
Kimberly ~Serendipity Refined says
Perfect timing! I was just looking for ideas for a fall mantel at my new house! I’m a little jealous that you HAVE a mantel…AND that you can find cute things (like that wreath…and the silver) to put on it! I’m living vicariously through you!!! xo
tina voyles says
Fall is my favorite time of year.. I love the smells, the colors and every wonderful thing fall brings! I would choose the mountain meadow wreath:)
Heather!!!!!!!!!! You are the best!!!!!!! I LOVE the wreath and the colors….but you won my heart with that silver tray. 🙂
My favorite season is Fall!
I love the Sweet Rose and Berry Wreath.
Sue Groff says
Would love to have this beautiful wreath for Autumn.
Fall is my favorite season! : ) I love the HOLIDAY GALA CHRISTMAS WREATH though, it’s beautiful!
Martha Franks says
Boy, would I love to win this beautiful wreath!
I have to admit fall is my favorite season followed closely by spring!
Love the fall wreath but I like almost all their wreaths!!!!!
That wreath would look fabulous on my black front door must have it!
Sarah @ An Inviting Home says
Too funny! I totally saw Karianne’s Fall post the other day and was like what?!? it is too early for that. Guess who stopped in HomeGoods today and picked up some Fall decor? You are SO right! 🙂
p.s. beautiful mantel by the way!
Love love love!!
Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos says
Gorgeous wreath and great giveaway!
Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos says
My favorite season is Fall and my favorite wreat is he English Boxwood square wreath.
Heather S says
Autumn is my favorite season, and that wreath is my fav!
Renee G says
My favorite season is fall. And my favorite wreath is the Winter Garden Wreath.
Fall, or Autumn as we call it here in Australia, is most definitely my favorite season! Its far too hard to pick a favourite wreath, they are all beautiful
Fall is my favorite season. It’s so hard to decide — can I change my mind if I am lucky enough to win? I like the Regency Gate Wreath a lot, however!
My favorite season is Spring. The weather is perfect, and I know the snow is behind me! I really don’t like the cold weather… but a gorgeous wreath would make it worth while! I adore the Winter Garden Wreath. It’s just gorgeous!
Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite time of year and I would love to share the Regency Fall Wreath with the 30+ friends and family members we share our meal with!
I love the fall! We just bought our new home and I am so looking forward to decorating for the holiday. I love all wreaths but I would definitely want a fall wreath, especially the one in the picture.
I’d get the Autumn Harvest Wreath.
Fall is my favorite season. I admit that I used to get cranky at the Seasonal Sabotagers. Now, I just roll with it. I’m too 51 to worry about it. I enjoy the inspiration and will decorate when I have a mind to.
Your mantel looks great.
autumn kelly says
I’m beginning to like Fall a little more than the summers I’ve always loved. And of course there is always Spring. Cold winters I can do without.
All the wreaths are lovely.
Fall is my favorite season, but I really like the Pansy and Hydrangea Spring Wreath!
Love fall decor where orange is NOT the star. 🙂 Love the burgundy, golden yellow and wheat tones in this wreath that keep the orange in line. 😉
Kelly O. says
Winter is my favourite and I would love to have the English boxwood rectangular wreath as it could be used in most every season, at the very least spring fall and winter!
Spring is my favorite! The Spring Meadow Violet Wreath is gorgeous!!!
Love fall! It is already cooling down where I live and I can’t wait for all the trees to change. I already have my fall candles burning!
Kelly T says
These wreaths are beautiful! I like the fall wreath but that spring wreath is lovely, too! Thanks for the chance to win!
Christina @ The Frugal Homemaker says
Love your mantel, Heather! Ready to decorate my fall mantel very soon.
If I was to get a wreath, I would get the fall one – but I can’t find it on their website. So pretty!
Laura Strack says
What a beautiful Harvest Wreath! I would love to have this to decorate my dining room for our Thanksgiving feast, but my Favorite is the English Boxwood Wreath. So versatile and you can add a bow to change it up for every season. I love things that I can use often.
Love the Winter Garden Wreath! Adorable!
Setting this makes me want to decorate for fall! It’s stop trip early, but I can always get ideas! I love this wreath!
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