And now on to a more pleasant topic... Fall! Yes, it's officially here.
I took this downtime as an opportunity to do some seasonal transitioning in one of my favorite spots in my house, my dining room. Remember the pomander pumpkin tutorial I made a couple of weeks ago? The pomanders made their way into a rustic vignette in my bay window.
They smell so nice, and I love the organic touch.
During the fall season I give myself permission to clutter the home a little, gathering bits + pieces that normally stay hidden away from sight. Normally I'm quite the minimalist, but not during this season of homesteading - where it's now time to tuck the garden beds in for the winter and begin creating warm cozy spaces indoors. The woods will soon be full of changing leaves, bountiful acorns, and colorful berries and I need a way to bring all that goodness indoors.
An old child's wagon wheel, a collection of unearthed bottles, and a chippy kitchen cannister all set atop an old breadboard is a perfect way to add warmth.
I collect them into sweet little vignettes and place them in strategic areas where they will be most visible during their short stay. A short but sweet stay which allows me to indulge in a few beautifully curated collections.
Then, once fall and Thanksgiving pass, I clear away the clutter and make room for clipped evergreens, my collection of glassware, and the shimmery metallic accents that bring light into my spaces throughout the winter.
I love my glassware collection and have already begun to bring them into the room. I can't wait to fill them!