“‘I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill–several thrills? I’m going to decorate my room with them.” Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
It’s almost October which means it’s time to add a few touches of Autumn to our homes. Even though this season could be seen as the time in between summer and winter, a time when leaves are beginning to fall and sunshine is fading, I like to think of it as a time of new beginnings. Old things must pass away in order for new things to grow.
The French call it “La Rentreé.” A time that shouts new beginnings and back to school, but also comes with a new resolve to do things a little bit better than we did them before. We’ve had the summer to reflect and relax, now we are inspired to start anew. Before us is a new season, unblemished and full of promise.
I am thankful to fill my bowls with pinecones, my vases with branches, and lay my table with pumpkins. With each touch of fall, I am reminded of the promises that come with new growth.
One of my favorite inspiration sources for fall decor is Horchow. Horchow has beautiful decor collections including this fall’s Autumn’s Collection . Most things are priced for lottery winners, but it does NOT cost to look and get inspired. Many of their ideas can be recreated on a smaller, less-expensive scale.
My look for fall is going to be largely inspired from this collection, except I am going to add in touches of cotton boll stems and wreaths to create a “Rustic Southern Fall” look.
If you are looking for cotton wreaths or garlands, check out my shop on Etsy: HOSTandSERVE Papeterie. I saw these exact wreaths in many of Sea Island’s decor shops for upwards of $55 each.
During halftime on Saturday and Sunday, start adding the touches of fall to your home… and be thankful we live in a world of Octobers and new beginnings.