Along with about 847 million other folks, one of my favorite things is FALL! We are getting a tiny taste of it this weekend here in Dallas, with temps dropping into the mid to low 60s at night, and below 90 (for the first time in ages) during the day.
No sleeping in this weekend! It's too nice out to be slumbering! We hit the road early to feed the sweet hens up at our elementary school's community garden.
They had some new chicks this morning :)
Here in Texas, it can be a little tough to get into the fall groove. Mums and pumpkins are sometimes available this early, but they don't really thrive on these balmy days. If it gets too close too 100 outside, they're all goners. I did splurge on a couple of small mums for inside, found at our local dollar store. Yes, they were only $1 :)
This weekend we'll be dragging the fall boxes down from the attic, a much nicer task when it's not 140 degrees up there. I always anticipate bringing down my favorite brown transferware and ceramic gourds and pumpkins. The exitement of putting together new displays throughout the house really adds to my giddiness about fall. But until I can get it all unpacked, here are a few photos from falls past at Opulent Cottage.
This fall tablescape was my very favorite, from 2010. Paisley, polka dots, with all the reds, golds and browns of fall. I adored those multi-hued mums, and sure hope I can find some more this year.
These pinky-purple mums were gorgeous, too.
Fall apples are the best, aren't they? We celebrated the season with this apple tablescape.
And last year, I had new shelves in the kitchen to decorate
Some fall food is in order, too! Tonight I'll be making the first roast of the season, and I'll share the recipe with you all tomorrow. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!