July 5th always means my thoughts shift to all things fall!
Is it way too early? Of course! But I do have a couple very reasonable points on my side, though.
If you live in the south, you know what I’m about to say. We have already been in the summer feels since the beginning of April, so yeah. I’m ready to move on. Not that it matters, of course. Summer is here for another 2-3 months at least!
But the biggest thing is that, as a maker, I’m already working on new fall and even Christmas designs. So I crank down the air conditioner and let the pre-fall feels begin!
However, I don’t want my friends and neighbors to think that I’ve truly lost my mind! So I try to ease into the fall feels in our home.
For me that means using things like apples and sunflowers.
Here is a fun sunflower tablescape that I put together last year.
The place settings were very simple, but as usual, I added lots and lots of layers. I started with my tried and true galvanized chargers. Then I layered some mustard colored plates. On top of those I added my white salad plates and then some cute melamine buffalo check dessert plates that I found at Target Dollar Spot several years ago.
I topped off each place setting with a mini galvanized bucket. I added some moss and then a sunflower on top. A buffalo check napkin and a mason jar glass with a straw completes each place setting.
The centerpiece was so easy! I grabbed all of my blue mason jars (they are my favorite!) and just added sunflower stems. Nine of them lined up down the middle of the table were perfect.
The buffalo check touches and the blue mason jars also kept the sunflowers from getting too “fallish.”
My coffee bar got the royal sunflower treatment as well!
I hope this gives you a few ideas about that transition time between full-fledged summer and fall.
What do you like to decorate with between July 4th and fall decor?
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