September in Georgia is hot and humid, but that hasn’t stopped our stores from stocking everything autumn – from pumpkins to Halloween costumes to turkeys made from twigs. I would dearly love for our weather to feel more like fall, but that is just not going to happen anytime in the near future.
This makes decorating in September a little confusing. It still seems like summer, but everyone is ready for autumn – especially when you consider the fact that we have been back in school for well over a month now. But pumpkins on the porch? It just feels wrong when the temperatures are in the nineties.
In the past, apples have worked well for September decorating, but this year I decided to use back to school items throughout the house for our early fall decorating. Pumpkins will just have to wait until October.
I rounded up a globe, a toy school bus, some books, and chalk for the foyer. The jar holds after school cookies made with M&M’s, and the small Live Simply tray from Paper Source works nicely there as well.
In the family room, the mantel also got a few school related items – including books in a jar, of course.
There is also a photograph of the school my husband and I attended when we were children. (We did not know each other way back then though.)
There is another globe on the mantel. (This one is smaller than the one on the foyer buffet.)
Even the bathrooms have a touch of a few back to school accessories.
I just couldn’t resist all the toy school buses I found this summer in Kroger. The one in the foyer even has operable doors and stop signs.! (The one here in the children’s bathroom does not.)
The master bathroom has a miniature composition notebook and pencil along with a potted mum.
And finally, the master bedroom has a few books along with more mums and a bowl of apples.
If I can finish getting the kitchen and playroom back in order, I will have a little more decorating for you to see in the next post. (I spent the weekend cleaning. With all the packing in the last 2 weeks, the house looked like a tornado had hit it!) So what do you think of back to school style for September decorating? For me, it seems to be an easy transition from summer to the all out autumn look that will be here before you can say Trick or Treat. When do you start decorating for fall?
We’d love to hear!