Ahh, fall! Crisp air, pumpkins, hay rides, apple pies, soups and all the wonderful events that take place during this season. Once fall rolls around, we know we’ve entered the holiday season!
I can only dream of crisp air. South Florida has two seasons – tropical and hurricane. I wish I could decorate my porch with real pumpkins, but it won’t last a week before our tropical breezes (wink, wink – heat) do their thing. Instead, I do a simple door wreath outside and fall hints throughout the house so I can focus on cooking!
I decorate for fall after Labor Day so I can enjoy my fall decor for a few months. Here’s what I did in 2018. It’s nothing spectacular, especially compared to what you see on Pinterest, but it was enough to get me in the fall spirit.
The decorations shown are from T.J. Maxx, Pier 1 Imports, Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabrics, eBay and Goodwill. You never know where you’re going to find a piece that speaks to you or catches your eye.
When it comes to decorating, most people share a common problem – storage! My space is limited, so when I buy holiday decorations, I ask myself where will I store it? I think of what I have and look for pieces complementary pieces.
Tip – I find the best time to buy holiday decor is during the summer when the stores begin to stock their merchandise. Hard to think of holidays when we are enjoying backyard BBQs and having beach days, but that’s when the stores begin to stock. I go often just to browse and see what’s come in. Check periodically, stores receive new items almost daily. I also go after the holiday and sometimes I find great bargains!