Join us for a rustic and traditional fall porch tour.
Just a few short weeks ago I was proudly waving my summer pride flag, slightly annoyed that fall was right around the corner.
Fast forward to now and my summer loyalty is out the door, gone nearly as quickly as the season itself.
You see, we’ve had record high temperatures the past few days and I am so over this humidity – especially without any air conditioning.
Silly us and thinking that after having a cold and rainy weekend for our wedding just over a month ago, we were past the unreasonably warm temperatures and could wait until next year to install the AC unit.
If I listen reallyyyyy closely, I can hear Mother Nature chuckling to herself, happy she’s still able to pull a fast one when we’re least expecting it.
This is after all what I was wishing for – an extension of those warm summer days we missed out on because of life.
Well, Mother Nature, you can have them back.
After three consecutive days of escaping to the basement and fighting the dogs for a spot on the cool cement, constantly wicking away sweat and having to take multiple showers throughout the day to cool off, I officially surrender.
And am going all-in on the rustic and traditional fall porch decor.
To begin, I started with this amazing galvanized tub we received as a wedding present and stuffed it to the brim with hay, faux pumpkins and faux garlands. The brighter, the better.
The bright colors carry over to the side tables with a faux garland wrapped around a thrift store lantern and the dollar store wreath I made last year served as the perfect sidekick for a bright red plant holder housing a citronella candle.
My hope is that Mother Nature will get wind that we’re now fully on board with this whole fall thing and so ready for the cool down.
Thankfully, she seems to be getting the hint because the leaves are starting to fall, the nights are now bearable to sleep with a light sheet and we can sit on the couch without having sweat run down our backs.
It’s the little things in life, right? And next year when I’m wondering where all the time went and
complaining discussing the fact that I am not ready for summer to end, I’ll think back to these last few weeks and remember that fall isn’t so bad…
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All our best,
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