I have a terrible, deep, dark secret that I hesitate to share with anyone, especially the Blogosphere, but here it is: I am not a “Fall person.” I know, it’s shocking. It’s not that I don’t love a marginal dip in temperatures (still near 90 degrees in Texas which qualifies as Summer just about anywhere else) or full-on football season, I just don’t look forward to shorter days/less sunlight, weather that requires more than shorts and flip flops, cold and flu season, and chilly nights that inevitably result in a months-long series of arguments on the thermostat setting (or mandatory space heaters so that I don’t actually turn into an ice sculpture).
Fall Decorating and Traditions
So, I will not be dragging out the pumpkins yet, nor will I be partaking in pumpkin-flavored-everything (yet); however, in an effort to help me in the transition of Summer to Fall, I found a lovely fully equipped picnic basket…even better than the basket is that I found it at a thrift store in Georgetown, Texas (near Austin) called Second Helping. This amazing thrift store is part of the Caring Place Organization; all proceeds from the day I visited were going toward coats for children in need. This organization does endless work with their community and always has fabulous finds!
I’m calling it my “Tailgate” basket in honor of the Fall tradition that sometimes eclipses the football game that it immediately precedes. I’ll be putting a perfect tailgate menu together along with some fabulous textures, flowers and activities before the first major football season weekend – stay tuned and check back in!
Tell me, do you have “Fall Fever?” Or does it take a little prodding and motivation for you to transition from one season to another? I would love to hear from you!