First, I got a wreath for our front door. It's orange-y, reddish, brown with fall leaves. I added the ribbon bow and covered a wreath hanger with ribbon to make it look like it's hanging from the door with ribbon. I like how it turned out. It adds color to our black door against the white siding of the house.
| Darcy watched me from upstairs then entire time, so I had to|
take a picture of him ;)
I also got some burgundy mums from Home Depot for the front steps. HD had a big selection and the best part of all is that they were $4 each! Some of them were normal sized, but I managed to find a couple giant ones that were still $4! I got a couple of another variety that were a little bigger to plant in the yard.
While we were planting the mums, we went ahead and planted tulip bulbs for the spring. If you plant now, they'll root before the winter and flower in the spring. We got 90 tulips to plant in the front, they're going to be red, white and red/white mix. But wow, planting bulbs is tiring! Kevin and I took turns with the bulb planter, but it wears you out digging 90 small 4" deep holes, lol. I can't wait to see what they look like when they come up in the spring!
I went to Fresh Market over the weekend and bought some fresh flowers in bright fall colors. They have the best selection of flowers. I love going in there to see what they have available. Here's the arrangement that I made, sitting on our dining room table.
I've added a couple more fall-ish things around the house, but I'm still working on beefing up the decor. I can't wait to get pumpkins and I'm thinking about getting a bunch of the little ones to decorate the mantle or something else.