I got my exercises done, read the paper, had lunch, and then while the Seahawks football game was on, I kept track of the game while I put up the Autumn/Halloween decorations.
They're pretty much the same ones I use every year, sometimes in different locations. The fireplace is the focal place.
The picture is bead work that Tom's grandfather created many years ago, when that was a popular hobby. Those two funky looking Jack-o-lanterns are vintage glass candy jars, circa 1915, that belonged to Tom's mother and her sister when they were small children. These things are treasures.
The big apple is a gourd, and the log is really a faux birch planter, overturned. That knobby thing is a dried crookneck squash that we raised a long time ago.
I made new arrangements using this year's dried hydrangeas, collected for our garden.The old compote holds dried corn and dried gourds.
Pumpkins aren't blue, but this one appealed to me when I found it at a glass studio sale last year because it looks great in my blue and green powder room.
They are old, funky, and fun to use
Today the high temperature was only 55. The night time temps are in the 40's now. Summer is long gone, and even when the sun returns later in the week, it will only get up to the low 60's. It's time to enjoy all things autumnal.