Adding in autumn to our home is typically a quiet affair. I like little touches here and there, but for the most part I tend to stay on the neutral side of things. And sparingly at that.
But this year, however, I went a little wild. OK, not too wild… well maybe.
See, it all started when my husband and I went to lunch. Our favorite Mexican place (basically the only place we ever eat) has 2-for-1 margaritas Monday-Thursday.
And since it was a Tuesday, then I had two. Because… margaritas are my weakness.
Then, around half way through the second drink, I had the grand idea to stop by the produce market for pumpkins.
So we did.
And I bought pumpkins. Lots and lots of pumpkins.
So many, in fact, that it took two buggies to haul them all.
(Side note: Do you call them shopping carts or shopping buggies?)
Along with a few mums. Big & small. White mums are the best, right? You get the brightness of white summer flowers in autumn’s favorite flower.
Of course, those pumpkins & mums always look better in buckets – so I dug out all of my beloved vintage buckets & plopped them inside.
Without rhyme or reason, I put the pumpkins all around and called it done.
Because the last thing I want to do is stress over keeping something simple.
With no goals of perfection, I didn’t sweep off steps or pull the random weeds. I just embraced it.
And next year, I’m definitely making the margaritas part of the fall tradition 😉