This is day 6 of the #CozyFallHome Challenge. In reality, it’s not. But that’s where I am in the challenge so that’s where we are. Day 6 is on my sofa.
My sofa is actually a love seat and it looks more like it belongs in a cabin on the lake. It works for me, not only is the size right, but it’s also a hide-a-bed for those rare occasions someone spends the night.
During the summer months I had it covered with a light colored throw. For fall and winter thought about letting it go natural. Instead I covered it with an orangish cover, more in keeping with the fall color.
I topped it with a cozy green blanket, a housewarming gift when I moved into this house after the death of my husband.And just because I forgot to include it in the chair earlier, my spider pillow, with stripes.
Because I’m so far behind here are days 7, 8, and 9. I’ll continue with three or four cozy days on each post until I get caught up.
Day 7 is a vignette.
I started with well-loved and used toys. These trucks, and pieces of farm equipment toys were purchased second hand. The boys played with them, the grandsons played with them. Who knows, a great-grandson may some day play with them.
For today, grandma is playing with them and remembering. The toys conjure up memories of my husband talking about them, or playing with the grandson with them. They bring back memories of my sons playing with them. What better way to ground the decoration?
Next I added a couple of mini-hay bales I purchased at a tractor show. My son and grandson both show tractors. Which, of course, I often attend. In addition miniture pumpkins and squash were piled in the backs of the trucks. Forgot to take pictures as it went together. Here’s the final result:
While nothing is in proportion, the whole set-up makes me smile. That’s the whole point of decorating isn’t it, to please ourselves?
Day 8 is, My View. Since I live in Oklahoma my view isn’t particularly fall colored. First, Mother Nature can’t decide if it’s still summer, or time for winter. Second, my trees also go from one extreme to another. Either they lose all their leaves and are bare and brown, or they are in the pine family and remain green year around.
Sunrises and sunset though are another story. We have some beautiful colors at the beginning and ending of the day.
Finally, for day nine we move to the bedroom, on my bed.
Sad to say, my bedroom doesn’t look very fall-like. While the bed is topped with a quilt, it’s made with spring colors, so I’m not sure what to call it.
It’s made with double-knit fabric, remember that fabric? It’s super warm, which makes it a nice fall/winter cover. But, those colors. Maybe it was meant for winter and the spring colors was an attempt to make the days feel less dreary? I didn’t make it, so I have no idea of the story behind it.
A brown plaid blanket graces the foot of the bed, in case of the need for a nap happens.
Yes, the brown plaid clashes with the spring colors of the churn dash quilt block and I’m okay with that. My house is cozy for me, not a decorator, or a designer. What works for one doesn’t always work for another.
There you have it, another installment (or four) of the Cozy Fall Home Challenge.
Do you decorate throughout your house for the season?
Does Mother Nature add to the fall décor where you live?
What is your favorite item to include in fall decorations?