When I thought about my fall decor this year, I decided to channel Auntie Mame. Because, if there was ever a fall that “we need a little Christmas right this very minute!” it’s the fall of 2020. Let’s face it, it has been a really tough spring and summer and unfortunately, fall feels like it’s going to be more of the same. Because of this depressing situation, I wanted to try to cheer up my droopy family a bit by adding a little holiday sparkle to my usual rather low key fall decor.
After giving way too much thought to the question of how to create more of a Christmas feeling fall, I finally decided the answer was not “more cowbell,” but more lights! My fall decor is typically quite neutral, as the colors in my home do not mix well with orange. I have a lot of black and cream, and when you add in orange, it just screams Halloween. So, because of this palette problem, I tend to use a lot of cream pumpkins in my fall decorating
Over the summer, I purchased quite a few different-sized cream lanterns for my daughter’s wedding. Since I already had these lanterns, I decided to use a few of them on my fall mantel.
As the Auntie Mame song goes, this year we may have:
“. . . grown a little leaner (or fatter as the case may be)
Grown a little colder
Grown a little sadder
Grown a little older”
but by adding some flickering candles and twinkling lights, we can infuse “a little Christmas” into our neutral fall decor and, hopefully, our family now!