“What kind of fall do you want this year?”
This is a question I recently asked my husband. I crack myself up with questions like these, one because I do like to pretend that Hubby and I share the same love of all things decorative, and two, because I am genuinely interested in how he will respond.
I followed my question with, “Would you like a blue fall? Or perhaps a metallic fall?”
These were the same questions I had been contemplating myself, and putting them out there in the open brought about the slight thrill of anticipation; because despite the wretched heat we were still experiencing here in the lowcountry, the days on the calendar continued to check off, and fall was inevitably coming. Decorating would eventually commence–heat or no heat.
Hubs sat across from me in his hubby-recliner and gave me a look.
“I’d like a fall that reuses all of that stuff that you have stored in those bins downstairs,” he said.
Hahaha. Hubby’s so funny.
Fall | Black and Brass
I haven’t yet decided the decorative path I am taking this year, despite Hubby’s suggestion it should be the path frequently traveled.
But while I am figuring it out, I thought I could share with you some previous fall decor.
Last year, I went all black and brass, which was very different from the very light and airy decor I usually seek out. And since I failed to ever post those photos, they are all new to the blog.
The idea to go dark started when I decided to use a black and white buffalo check fabric for the table. This fabric, as popular on Pinterest as it was at the time, was actually very difficult to find in the stores, and I eventually had to order it online. I went with duck fabric, which I had never heard of before, but found was a great non-wrinkly fabric perfect for making a faux table runner (faux because I didn’t sew–I simply folded in half and ironed).
Then came the idea to collect brass candlestick holders. Several trips to several antique and thrift stores, and I had myself a nice collection–I never spent more than $3 on any of them. I love them with the black tapered candlesticks.
I had a really fabulous time picking out fall and Thanksgiving-related plates for my table. I can spend hours on Replacements.com looking at old china patterns. Yes, I have a fun, but slightly unhealthy obsession with plates.
I also made very easy wood place mats.
I made up the rest of the tablescape using fake pumpkins and gourds, pine cones, glass candle holders, and artificial flowers.
Hope you enjoyed a little fall inspiration, even if my blog post is a year late. I am looking forward to more decorating in my future!