I love decorating for Christmas but I love decorating for Fall just as much. Cotton and all things pumpkin have adorned every area of our living room and kitchen and I wish it could stay most of the year. The girls and I planted mums and cabbage this year and added some pretty fairytale pumpkins along with our big orange ones. I love how festive our porch is. We also painted our front door Red! It’s been turquoise for 3 years and just needed a change. I love how bright it is. It only took me two hours from start to finish and I used Junk Gypsy Chalk paint from my store- Farm Girl. Happy Fall, Y’all!
Since we are remodeling our bedroom I have been gradually getting things decorated and back in order. I’ve been dying for some rustic, floating shelves to display my boots on. My friend Chelisa made these for me and they are perfect for our little corner nook.
I am putting a cowhide chair/ottoman in this corner with a chandelier. I thought it would be the perfect mix of rustic and western chic. I still have plenty of boots to add to the shelves but considering the above decorative touches. What do you think? I love how simple they were to install and that they add personal detail to our room that is still functional and unique.
We still have a ways to go on the re-design. We are adding old sheet metal to our ceiling, a new fan/light fixture, still on the hunt for bedding I just absolutely love, a sliding barn door, saloon doors to our walk in closet, and the gallery wall that I am slowly gathering items for.
I hope your first weekend of 2016 was wonderful. We have been going through our home, purging clutter and getting items ready to sell + donate. I love new beginnings, however, the abundance of things scattered across our home can feel a bit overwhelming. I try to look at it as a clean slate and a weight lifted off our shoulders. It’s funny how excess can do that. This year we are trying to live a more minimal lifestyle, only keeping things we really love and use that are also functional for our family. I am so excited.Old stuff makes my heart pitter patter. Especially if it was something previously used that has a lot of history. My mom kept this precious little bookcase AND all of the books inside that were mine growing up. We put it in Scout’s nursery for the girls to enjoy and the memories flooded in. I’ve been a book nerd from day one. As a kid I would rather be lost in a book than bored in front of a TV and one of my hopes for the girls is that they are more excited about written words than images on a screen. Paisley and I pulled the books out, in their old but awesome smelling glory, and we had so much fun going through them. One of my favorite memories as a young child was my parents reading to me.These were a couple of my favorites. Some of the books were my parents that they handed down to me. I love re-purposing items, especially these that are so special. It’s so neat to see things come full circle. We also have a doll sized high chair, cradle, and table with benches that match the bookcase. Paisley has the highchair in her room and uses it all of the time. I am thrilled to see them make memories with these pieces.Do your kids use any of your old items? I’d love to know in the comments below. :) Our weekend was slow and good for us to rest up as Zack went back today for his last week and a half! We spent time baking, trying new recipes, our first church weekend for the New Year and loving on the girls-so blessed by my family. Happy Monday to you all, I hope you have a great week!