One of my favorite ways to celebrate the changing of the seasons is to (shop) and change up the decorations on the mantle on the main floor of our open concept designed house. I keep it simple, and create some crafts if I have time, or hit up a Target sale like I did this week. This week, we got rid of the bright colors and changed out the blue tones, as well as one of my favorite pictures capture of Olivia as a toddler (a fun underwater shot) and brought in more neutral colors, to easily adjust to fall, and some winter decorations.
As we say goodbye to the summer mantle, we say goodbye to summer and start to embrace the colder weather. We have to wear jackets when we’re going outside in the morning, have the windows open less often and turn on the fireplace. We’re drinking hot tea, baking pies and making cookies and sweets to fill the freezer. We’re reading more inside, collecting leaves and starting to know that those warm fall days are numbered so we have to get out there and enjoy them while we can. We’re stocking up on beautiful blankets to cozy up in front of the fireplace, at-home on those cold winter nights.
The hot air balloon print is one that I fell in love with a few weeks ago while I was browsing Homesense, and is well worth the $79 price tag, since it’s whimsical look and colors never fail to make me smile. Plus, my partner in crime (Olivia) spotted it as soon as I did and loved it just as much that I knew we needed to bring it home.
Homesense is my happy place. It’s my place where I usually find something brilliant to add to our space. Pieces that make me smile and I could browse in there for hours with a tea in hand, shopping with my little sidekick, who usually finds something that she must have for her own space. I love seeing that personality come through in her choices, and even at five, she’s got a definite style that’s eclectic, fun and bright. Like her.
Distressed photo Frame ($6.99 Homesense)
White and cream Frame ($2.89, Target Clearance)
Canvas print (From our home, previous Homesense Find)
Candle and Pillar (Target clearance, <$4/both)
Hot Air Balloon Print (Previous Homesense Find)
Electric Candle (From our Home)
Owl Wax Burner (From our Home)
Owl Lights ($15, Target Find)
Over the next few weeks, there are some additional pieces that I want to find and some DIY decorations that we’re going to make, but overall, I am happy with the fact that I was able to repurpose a lot of the decor from our home, and that I was able to find a few things to add a bit of extra love into the space, for under twenty bucks.