Touches of Fall

So, yesterday I went to Kroger to buy some crumbled blue cheese. You know, the cheese for the buffalo chicken bites I was making for dinner (yum).

About 20 minutes later I emerged with crumbled blue cheese AND a cart full of gourds. I mean, how did that happen?! I basically blacked out and woke up when I was smashing my finger with a heavy gourd as I was loading them into my trunk. #decorator problems

Thanks to the unexpected gourd jackpot at Kroger, we now have some touches of fall around the house. They found a home on the hearth by the fireplace.

I really love the washed out colors and the oversized scale of the gourds. My plan is to dry them out, like I talked about on Friday. I'll keep you posted on how that goes!

Sidenote: Painting the fireplace was one of the best things we ever did. It provides such a neutral backdrop for everything, which is so convenient. 

We also have a touch of autumn in our dining room, courtesy of this new table runner from Target. Isn't it awesome? Even the husband thinks it was a good purchase!

I layered the new runner on a piece of white burlap so it would *pop* against the dark wood table, and then added the DIY gold leaf bowl and some mercury glass candled from Target (last holiday season).

These little changes make me happy! It's subtle, but the seasons are definitely shifting inside our home. Summer is being phased out, and autumn is on its way in. You know what that means– cozy knits and boots and rich colors. I love it!

Have you found any good places for gourds or pumpkins? I'm not sure which grocery store has the best selection. Any suggestions? 

* Falling Leaves *

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