This might seem like a strange theme this week, but between Halloween and Autumn (or Spring) decorations, I thought it would be fun to see what everyone else sees. I like to surround myself with the colors and signs of the season. As the holidays approach, seems like indoor and outdoor décor is all around us in some form or another.
In the first image you see, I bought these decorations from the Fall Festival local vendors and picked up a few pumpkins. I need a bigger porch! On the back of the Harvest sign is a Christmas-inspired theme. Double-duty–I like it!
Marsha’s Writers Quotes Wednesdays Writers Choice theme this week is resilience or fortitude. What has this got to do with decorating? Glad you asked!
“Resilience is the capacity of a system, enterprise, or person to maintain its core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changed circumstances.”Andrew Zolli
If you’ve followed my blog for the last year, you know about our move to the Pacific Northwest (Spokane, Washington) from Northern California. When you stage a home, you sadly put away any decorations, so we packed 99% of it and moved three-quarters of our stuff to Spokane and placed it in storage. (Yes, we are still unpacking).
“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers
I used to be limited to décor in my former house, choosing to decorate around the fireplace mantel. I still have each and every piece shown in the picture (and more)!
One year ago this week, I tested positive for covid while feverishly putting the final touches on our home to ready it for sale.
Luckily my bout with covid was mild and we were back on our feet making final arrangements for the move. 2020 was crazy in many respects, proving resilience and fortitude are needed when buying and selling real estate and moving during a pandemic.
“Facing the pandemic, it’s not what happened (that) matters, it is how we respond.”
― Napz Cherub Pellazo
You will see that with a larger home, more time on my hands, and not being able to decorate last Autumn and Winter, I have made up the difference.
I found this vintage wall sconce at a thrift store in GreenBluff Farms area. A little DIY by adding no-flame candles and Autumn festivity. After Thanksgiving, to make it a seasonal decoration, I will add green and red garland.
This bowl of bird-like gourds seemed to fit well on my living room coffee table.
“Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.” —Charles M. Schulz
The skull in the first image was a specialty bottle of tequila. I picked up this adorable wood block trio from a local vendor while volunteering at the Fall Festival.
Décor Out and About
I frequently get inspired by indoor décor from others: restaurants, family and neighbors. The toy image is a Painnt-filtered version of my SIL’s Christmas village from two years ago.
No matter the season, nature does a fabulous job of decorating our outdoor spaces. Autumn is at its peak here in Northeastern Washington. Storm winds and rain are expected all weekend to inevitably blow the leaves from the trees. Good thing I did my leaf-seeking all this week and can post those images for a few more weeks!
On my former university campus in Sacramento, groundskeepers use fallen ginkgo tree leaves to decorate.
Some neighbors don’t have to rely on store-bought decorations with nature providing most of the them.
I wonder if these folks know how gorgeous their home looks from across the lake?
Do you decorate your homes or work spaces for each season?
“An empty room is a story waiting to happen, and you’re the author.” Charlotte Moss
Photo Challenges This Week
This week, I am linking with the challenges of these talented bloggers and photographers:
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders
- Please create a new post for the theme or link a recent one.
- Title your blog post a little differently than mine.
- Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.
- Entries for this theme can be posted all week.
- Use hashtag #SundayStills for sharing on social media.
BLOGGERS’ IN THE PINK LINKS
Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below are the last week’s links from 34(!) bloggers who shared their favorite photos in pink that honor breast cancer awareness month.
Deb’s World Image shared on Instagram
Easin’ Along Image shared in comments
Hugh’s Views and News Image in Comments
Retirement Reflections image on Instagram
NEW Soul N Spirit
Every week I look forward to reading your Sunday Stills posts and enjoying your fabulous photos and other creative ideas! Next week, we’ll celebrate Halloween and the theme of “eerie.”
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