But I didn't wait to haul everything out this year. As soon as the autumn solstice was announced by the calendar and weatherman, I dragged hubby out to help me gather the boxes. Taking each item out one by one is like seeing old friends again. But I will be ruthless. If it doesn't make me smile, out it goes. . .
That said, I just love seeing all the new fall decor in the stores and find it difficult to restrain myself from collecting more and more! But my favorite things are always the vintage, well-loved finds that I discover while foraging at antique shops, flea markets, and garage sales.
Here is one of my favorites--a grinning little fellow I found several years ago at an antique shop in Waco, Texas for only $4.00! I stopped there to stretch my legs during a business trip.
That kind of stop is SO much better than a convenience store. . .you just have to hope they have a restroom as well.
Back to the cat--is he not the cutest thing?Don't you love his Cheshire cat grin? He's either REALLY happy or he is hiding something!
I've almost finished my scaled-down fall decorating now. I just need to purchase some pumpkins and gourds and mums and such, and hope that the weather realizes that fall is here. In a few days I will be traveling to Indiana where the weather did get the message: It's Fall, ya'll!