Derek was not impressed when I got out my flag for September. He was hoping for colorful leaves and pumpkins. He was not expecting the apples!
But September is still warm; it was 80° yesterday. Everything is still green and you can run around barefoot.
It is also when the fruit ripens; pears, apples, and grapes are on sale.
Rubber grapes make a nice bow on my plain wooden wreath.
Apples and leaves are my themes for this month, mainly because I had a new, flameless candle, embedded with leaves. I set it on my apple runner and put “Apple Salt and Pepper” shakers on each side.
Instead of putting my decorative dishes in the china cabinet, I put them on the shelf leading to the basement and filled them with apple/cinnamon potpourri.
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There are three leaf-shaped votive candles on top of wooden napkin rings on the tiny shelf by the door. Underneath, a mug with gold leaves on it.
On the windowsill between the kitchen and dining room, I put a plaque and two votive candles.
The candles were not tall enough. I filled the votive holders with cornmeal to raise them up!
On the dining room table, I put a burgundy tablecloth and a red runner for the two different shades of apples. This runner is tone on tone and the backside blended with the tablecloth better. I removed the tag and you cannot tell it is the backside.
A leaf brooch dresses up the towels in the bathroom.
Without a washcloth in the color I desired, I used the “spring” washcloth and folded the decorated side over the back.
Those are my “September Decorating Flips:”
- Use a napkin ring as a votive candle holder or small pine cone holder.
- Use cornmeal, or popcorn, to raise a small candle up to the desired level.
- Flip your table runner and remove the tag.
- Tuck the decorated side of a washcloth behind to have a plain colored washcloth.
I didn’t spend any money to decorate for September; since I picked up the leaf candle last winter on clearance. You can see different ways I used these same decorations on my Pinterest page!
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