Spreading fall to the hall

I held out as long as I could.

With kids lined up for buses on every other street corner this morning, fall is definitely in the air. I woke up looking at the golden light with a sense of excitement — the same one I mentioned last week — and pulled open the front door to let a cool breeze in as Spencer was leaving for work.

We got so much done around the house this weekend. Two months into homeownership, we still have boxes tucked into nearly every room . . . but Spencer finished the pantry, friends, and it is glorious. I know I sing the praises of my handy husband all the time, but trust me when I say that every word is true. The guy is awesome.

As a side note, we apparently have tons of sauerkraut, taco shells, grape jelly and canned corn beef. So if you’re hungry?

Finishing the pantry created a domino effect: we could then finish unpacking all the bags of canned goods, kitchen appliances and other food-related goodness because the contents of the cabinets could be shuffled to the pantry. That means I could continue emptying the boxes in the future library, which has been operating as a makeshift pantry.

Which means I’m one step closer to having a library.

My reunion with my books — now languishing in boxes for three whole months — will be a joyous one.

But back to autumn, the most fantastic of seasons. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t imagining pumpkins in every nook and cranny back when we were just looking at the house in March. As soon as August rolls around, I’m usually dreaming of cool temperatures and county fairs and boots, and this year is no exception.

And I have a whole house to scatter with gourds. This is so happening.

In my pursuit of only buying pieces for the house when I have a “clear vision” for the space (ha), I finally broke down and bought a console table for the hallway. It’s kind of funny to be decorating when you have boxes and stuff everywhere, but whatever. We’ll get there.

I wanted a little table and found a little table, but that little table was just so . . . barren.

It needed pumpkins.

But what doesn’t, really?

I know it’s late August . . . and that I’m quite possibly jumping the gun. But I’m just so pumped and totally in the “pumpkin everything” camp. From drinks to designs to just the burnt-orange color itself, I’m all about fall and gourds and happiness.

And now I can spread that to the hallway.

Seems only appropriate.

10 thoughts on “Spreading fall to the hall

  1. Fall is such a beautiful time of year. I always end up changing my candle scents from floral summer smells to warm scents like carmel, apple pie, and sugar cookie. Love your pumpkins!


  2. I’m curious how fall is going to go this year. I feel like the mid-Atlantic has had such a mild summer, I’m almost not ready for fall? But then driving out of my neighborhood, I saw some leaves already starting to fall from trees and visions of hot cocoa and apple crisps flashed in front of my eyes. Let’s just hope this year’s fall doesn’t lead us into another never-ending winter!


  3. I am so, so excited for fall (even though I need a few more weeks of summer for my garden!). Pumpkins, gourds, chilly air, sweatshirts — ready for it all. I love the pumpkins you added to the entryway, they look great! And yay for finished pantries + helpful husbands!


  4. I think after such weird weather we’re all expecting fall a little sooner – I definitely feel the chill in the air in the mornings and shade but I can not wait until the trees catch up! And you’re right you can always tell when fall has arrived with the Pumpkin Spice Latte’s from Starbucks – lol


  5. I’m so excited for fall! It has always been my favorite time of year and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. 🙂 Can’t wait to see how you decorate the new house (and library!) for fall. Now I’m off to track down my first pumpkin spice latte of the season…


  6. Ok, you are tempting me. I am now going to break open the Fall decor box and start putting things up. Let me see if I can hold back at least until after Labor Day.


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