I am proud to announce, that this September, I waited until the second week of the month instead of the 1st day of September to decorate for Fall.
I know, my award should be in the mail as we speak.
I have always have leaned towards spring and summer as my favorite months of the year, but this year Autumn has just been calling my name. Since this summer in Western Washington has been hot, smoggy and smokey due to forest fires… slightly chilly weather, hot cocoa and fuzzy socks are starting to sound super appealing.
As I was gearing up for my Fall decorating
in August, stop judging I noticed that both inexpensive hot spots, Dollar Tree and Big Lots, were both REALLY stepping up their game this year with the cute, seasonal decor!
As I strolled through my local Dollar Tree, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of neutral decor they had developed for this year, (I’m not a warm toned, burnt orange decor girl, so this was exciting)!
The cat tail foliage especially surprised me with how good quality it was! With a few floral odds and ends, plus my dollar finds, and one up-cycled basket, I was able to create a beautiful, outdoor or indoor Autumn arrangement for around $5!
The key to making a full arrangement like this one, is to remember to fluff the flowers out as much as possible and even cut the wired stems apart. This way, you get a layered piece of all the different textures and types of flowers and foliage.
I was also completely floored by the diversity and quality of their decor pumpkins this year at Dollar Tree!
There were so many colors and options, but I chose to pick up 5 of the cream pumpkins shown in the left photo and one of the bronzey-pearl pumpkins on the right. Both are great quality for jut $1. The bronzey-pearl pumpkin is very sturdy and heavy, and the accent leaf is tin. The cream pumpkin is lighter pottery style and more fragile, but it feels and looks high end! (UPDATE: I couldn’t find the bronzey-pearl pumpkins on the Dollar Tree website, they may be sold out- Try in store)!
I really enjoy how the simple, cream pumpkins add just a touch of cozy Autumn to my wood stove while my White Barn Bath & Body Works candle fills the house with gorgeous notes of pecan and sugar! (Scent is Pumpkin Pecan Waffles).
My local Big Lots also has some really incredible, inexpensive Autumn home decor items this year! I got this darling light blue and cream table runner with scalloped edges and embroidered blue and taupe pumpkins for a whopping $12! It matches my dining room perfectly!
(Purchase Big Lots Table Runner Here)
I am really happy with all the new, simple additions to my Fall decor this year! I will also probably add a couple
hundred more pieces once the Fall sales kick in and we gear up for -dare I say it- Christmas!? I just LOVE this white, blown glass pumpkin from Big Lots, but I’m going to wait until it is on sale.
Thanks for hanging out! Happy Fall Decorating!