Guest Blog by: Midge
Ever since reading Molly’s January 09 magazine, I have been inspired to create a seasonal focal point in my home. So far, I have yet to accomplish this task. I discovered many great ideas for fireplace mantels and entryways but I do not have a fireplace and my front door opens directly into my family room.
Rather than be discouraged, I have had to improvise.
Step one - Freshen up the plant barrel near my front door by removing the dead flowers. Yes, I know, I do not have a green thumb. But, I tried to plant a few little flowers in a tub this year. Surprisingly, the flowers actually looked like they could flourish in the wooden tub for sometime. But, then, unexpectedly, they started to wither. Soon, I was left with a barrel of dead flowers and a few white winter-like plants that seem to stay alive even without watering them (love that!). I removed the withered flowers and kept the few plants that survived.
Step Two – In the frugal spirit of Molly Green, I bought a few very inexpensive fall decorations and decided to use them to spruce up my empty flower tub. The result is not as gorgeous as I had hoped for but it is definitely a cute display. It makes me smile every time I walk by the decorations.
Step three – This will involve finally picking out one small place in my home for our seasonal focal point. I eagerly anticipate the day my daughter will be old enough to assist in making a few seasonal crafts to sprinkle around our home. Until then, I will light my pumpkin pie candle, buy a few more frugal decorations and turn our house into a home which is ready for Fall!
Do you have a seasonal focal point in your home? What are your favorite Fall memories or decorations?
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