Today was the second morning in a row where I could turn off the air conditioner and open up the windows. Yes, it’s true. Three cheers for cool Autumn breezes!
Of course, temps quickly soared back into the mid 80’s for the rest of the day. But for the morning at least, I could dream of crisp Fall days, colorful leaves and stylish new boots.
My favorite way to decorate for the Autumn season is to use natural elements from the outdoors. Pinecones, brightly colored branches, fresh flowers and Fall pumpkins. Unfortunately, Texas isn’t always a good host to the Autumn season. The temperatures are too warm. For most years, the leaves won’t even change color. All of a sudden, they will just turn brown and drop off the trees. Usually at the end of December. So any glimpse of Fall here is a big treat.
Now, because of the lack of natural Fall flora, my Autumn decor usually centers around permanent or fake foliage. Silk leaves, dried boxwood and plastic pumpkins. I would prefer to use nature’s own, but it sure is fun to be able to introduce the happy, fake orange color into my home.
I went with a very simple theme this year and basically just incorporated items I already had.