What’s in My Storage Unit for Fall?
Hello Friends and welcome to the blog today.
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It’s Friday ya’ll …how you feelin? I hope your week has gone well and that it was productive. Make sure you’re staying hydrated and enjoying all the spoils of Summer.
It’s been a great week friends, and for the first time since early 2020, I went to a physical movie theater. Yes, it was 12 noon in the day, and there were only 4 of us in the theater (that includes my daughter and me) but that was perfect. We saw NOPE and lemme tell you (well I really can’t tell you) it’s another make-you-think, what-the-hell, nah-nah-nah, damn-that-was-good …movie from Jordan Peele.
Today I’m sharing what’s in my storage unit, what I’m purging, and what I’m using (decor-wise) for the Fall season. Last year I posted about how I took home several large bags, full of faux pumpkins, signage, acorns, leaves, and blackbirds (just to name a few things), but today it’s about what I’m purging as my unit is more full than what I would like it to be.
What’s Leaving (about 80% of all my Fall decor)
1. Excess Pinecones and Acorns
I have a bag of these pine cones and acorns. I will probably keep about 3 to 4 pinecones for my Thanksgiving table, but all I ever do is put them in a bowl.
I’ve had them for years but when I look at them now they’re just clutter.
2. Decorated Pumpkins
These pumpkins are not white or off-white but a slight yellow with gold veining, they are definitely going.
I made the beaded garland a few years ago but it’s also going away because I have so many.
3. Buffalo check pumpkins
I’ve got a few buffalo check items but I fell out of love with them since last season and rather than keep them promising myself I’ll use them later, it’s best to donate these so they get a proper home.
4. Woodblock signage
I’ve got two of these little signs packed away and yes I did use this last year in my decor but in an effort to simplify my decor, I’m donating these as well.
All I need for this little vignette is my blackbird, a brass candle stick, and the books.
5. Pumpkin Patch Sign
I loved this sign from Micheal’s when I first got it. (circa 2018) But as seasons change my style has changed, so the only sign I’m keeping in my stash is a large Halloween sign.
I’m looking to use Fall themed art like landscapes, and dark foliage.
6. Fall Wreath
This was probably the worst purchase that made last year. This is what happens when you’re hard-pressed to find something and you pick the thing that everyone else is getting.
This is the most prickly wreath, it breaks through everything, and it’s really hard to store. It also bites me every time I touch it. (LOL)
What I’m Keeping (20% of fall decor)
- Solid white pumpkins (I’m only keeping 6 which includes the one I just purchased)
- Faux candles
- 12 Blackbirds
- Black candlesticks
- 1 amber candle
From my post on Wednesday, I just want a clean, warm and cozy vibe with rich accent pieces, so my house is not throwing up Fall, but just subtle hints of it. I know I said I don’t need any more pumpkins but what came in the mail this week from West Elm? One more pumpkin, I just won’t learn, and my red eucalyptus, and I’m excited about that.
Note: West Elm is having a huge storewide sale so check them out.
New Autumn-themed artwork
This year since I’m donating several items I’m hoping I can find some things to thrift and flip or possibly get them really cheap from Walmart.
I really want to try out creating a black vase using paint, baking soda, and DryDex, (very popular on YouTube) for that rustic look. I’ll add in some new pillow covers in rich tones, and try to thrift the other items like amber glass jars, and candle holders. I’m only giving myself a $40 dollar allowance for artwork and I can find frames at the thrift store.
That’s it today for my storage unit clear-out. Thanks so much for visiting the blog today. Don’t forget to follow and subscribe, as I really appreciate the support. — Peace