About this time of year (late August) my annual flower baskets are looking a little tired and overgrown. I have already cut my hanging baskets back once, and to be honest, I am tired of watering them….I’m ready to transition into the next season. The days are getting shorter, and even though it’s still quite hot, the mornings and evenings are getting cooler. Fall will soon be here. I slowly change up my decor to reflect these changes. My hydrangeas are in abundance!, and to me, this signifies the beginning of fall. I dry so many of them to use for decor. You can read about my tips and tricks here.
To change up the look of the porch, I added my hydrangea wreath I made last year. It has stood up really well, and under the porch it will be protected. You can read here how to make your own hydrangea wreath.
When I think of harvest time, I think of things that reflect this time of year…like crocks, different textures, warmer colours. I gathered a couple crocks and filled them with dried hydrangeas. An old handled box adds such perfect texture and warmth above the cabinet. (side note, that cabinet was an old pressed board tv cabinet…I painted it white and added glass knobs) To add some different height and interest, I added a couple of ironstone pitchers to the vignette.
My pink chamber pot holds my lavender topiary. It’s not doing that great, so I will try to nurse it through until it can be replaced with pumpkins..haha.
I added a soft pink crotchet throw I found in my fave antique store. My begonia is still alive and thriving, so it was placed in the old basket for more texture and some colour.
The old table I found at a thrift store for $8! It’s a little wobbly, but for the porch, it’s perfect!! It adds just the right amount of warmth.
I hope this gives you a few ideas to transition into fall, without using pumpkins just yet! Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy decorating!