Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Fall!

Can I just say how excited I am about fall?! Fall is tied for my favorite season! It's a three way tie; I bet you can guess which season is last... Although, I really am one of those people that appreciates and love parts of all four seasons. I am also grateful to live in an area where I get to experience all of them. But the excitement I get for fall is unparalleled. I always long for cool, crisp evenings, turtleneck sweaters, boots, pumpkins, mums, the changing leaves... Also, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I guess that's what I love the most about the fall; it's like it's the start to many great things to come. Something about it seems so magical!

So in the spirit of this great season, I've put some pictures together that are serving as inspiration for me. Along with all of the majestic things I love about this season, I also love to decorate, both, the inside and outside of my house for fall/Halloween; what I don't love is the dent it puts in my wallet! So we'll see how far along I make it before feeling like I've spent too much money on fall decor.

Starting with the outside, I'm loving all of these:


I won't be doing anything this elaborate, but I still love it!











I'd love to hang a few ghosts in the trees, out front, a week or so before Halloween! Like these:


{Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7}

Now for the inside. I don't know how far I'll make it into the inside. If nothing else, I'm shooting for a nice fall centerpiece to leave on the table throughout this month and next. Here's what is currently serving as inspiration for the inside...






And other decorations I'm loving... (What I would give for a mantel just to decorate!)






{Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

There are endless possibilities... Although, I can already check one thing off my list: pumpkins. I shopped at our local Farmers' Market, yesterday, and picked up my pumpkins for the front door. Once I start placing and arranging, I'm afraid I'll be picking up some more...

Have any of you already started decorating for the fall? This rainy weather sure is putting a damper on decorating around here... Just writing this post has energized me to get out there and start!

On a side note, I grew up in Harlan County (southeastern KY) and I hate I'm going to miss (for another year!) seeing the mountains turn orange, yellow, and red. Harlan, for those of you that don't know, is located in the Appalachian Mountains, so it can have such pretty fall seasons! Once the trees on the mountains turn colors, though, it doesn't last very long. The following is a picture taken around the base of Black Mountain in Harlan County (the largest mountain peak in KY!).

{Source for above picture}

Happy fall everyone! :)

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