So, I have followed suit as my graceful and fabulous friends have shared their changes in seasonal decor.
To be honest, at first I thought it a little silly or frivolous to go and change stuff in the house just because the calendar ticks on. This is not a criticism of them, actually, more of a confession of my own shortsightedness. I am also not one who thinks on decor often. I can appreciate the beauty that others execute, but really... my husband usually does most of the decorating in our house.
Maybe THAT'S why there's a 6 foot Homer Simpson in my stairwell....
I have mentioned in previous posts about our front window box, which does not reach enough natural light or water to grow anything well. My wonderful neighbor, Zelta, as a surprise one day, came and created a beautiful artificial arrangement in the failing window box, appropriate to the season. She returned a few months later and updated for Christmas. What a blessing she is to me! I have since taken on updating the box for the season, albeit often late. Here is this season's display. Most of the flowers come from the Dollar Tree. I especially like the little gourds, you may have to click on the photo to see.
Well, that got me started with the decorating bug.
I updated the side board with a table cloth, place mat and decorative pumpkins.
I also added some gourds and a seasonal towel in my bathroom.
These little changes have actually changed me as well. I see them and find myself grateful for the beauty of creation. So thank you, my neighbor and my fabulous and my graceful friends for unknowingly encouraging me to Praise of the Great God of Heaven and earth!
Psalm 65 8, 11-12
Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy. You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance. The wilderness becomes a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy. The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep, and the valleys are carpeted with grain. They all shout and sing for joy!