"Autumn is the mellower season,
and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits."
~ Samuel Butler
Autumn is the season that makes my heart sing! Since June, I have been itching for fall to arrive. And since I consider September 1st the advent of fall, I need wait no longer to burn that pumpkin candle and festoon my house with gourds and Indian corn.
But, I just can't go all out with autumn decorating when I still have geraniums in my window boxes and impatiens on my back porch. So until we go to the farm stand and buy our pumpkins and mums, I am adding some subtle fall touches, more of the fall fruit variety, which is actually quite September-y.
~ apples and pears in the yellow ware bowls~
~ homespun apple (crafted by Kati) atop the school cabinet~
~ even some pear-scented hand soap on the bathroom sink~
Add an apple-cinnamon candle for more fruity ambiance, and I can wait a few more days to get my pumpkins.
How do you decorate in early fall? Do you ease into it, or just jump right in?