The week after I got back from Europe, summer was still hanging onto Rochester, but it finally released its grasp. The trees are turning fiery hues at their tips, there is a refreshing chill to the air, and I donned my favorite leather boots in church this weekend.
Fall is here.
Having missed a week and a half of September, it feels like autumn will be shorter this year than usual. For that reason, I’m not going to spend too much time or money decorating for it. I’d rather put our decorating dollars towards the work we’re having done in the foyer (painting and new tile flooring) and my time playing catch-up on work that was neglected during the more relaxed pace of summer.
I couldn’t let it pass without some recognition or subtle nod in the home, though! While out running errands last week, I bought a couple of heirloom pumpkins, some baby boos, and few small gourds.
I added them to some hydrangeas from our front garden that I clipped and dried.
It’s simple, but is fitting for the room. I love how the greens of the dried hydrangea blooms and the pale blue of the pumpkin pulls similar shades from the wall mural.
I also added a couple of green-striped pillows from HomeGoods to the cane chairs.
(Sebastian will not be denied his moment.)
And I scattered a few baby boo pumpkins in the milk-painted hutch.
The butler’s pantry received the same treatment…
Isn’t it nice to know that seasonal decorating doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive to be beautiful? I felt like a few scattered pumpkins wouldn’t be enough, but in their subtlety and simplicity, they are.