Later this week, Thursday to be exact, it’s finally autumn. After my article about everyone jumping the gun and forcing Spiced Pumpkin Latte’s down our throats in the middle of the summer, (HERE) I’ve been reluctant to put out the first pumpkin for fear of being labeled an autumnal hypocrite.
But you have to understand, it’s still steamy hot here on the Gulf Coast. Actually, it’s cooled down a bit and should only be around 90° today. (Yip-freakin’-eee! Put a pot of chili on the stove!) I still have my summer things out, but any second now, I’ll start flinging acorns, pumpkins and (fake) orange leaves everywhere.
All of you in the North East, experiencing cool, crisp mornings . . . enjoy it. We’ll talk again in February.
But I feel it’s okay to go ahead and reveal my updated Pinterest board . . . Autumn in the South so we can start planning for Thursday. It’s a page geared specifically for Southern Autumns and contains the beautiful ideas you see here and MORE!
The Pinterest board isn’t only about saltwatery-seashelly-sandy things. Look at this! We have lots and lots of pinecones around here, and now, thanks to Pinterest, we can make them into pretty, prickly garlands!
And don’t forget about my awesome friend Ann who threw a fabulous autumn party last year (HERE). You’ll see some of the photos from her party on the Pinterest page. Isn’t her chandelier amazing?
I do however, want to warn fellow Southerners about using squishy candies like this as centerpieces ever since I tried it and the humidity stuck it all together like one big candy corn brick. Also . . . if you’re using real acorns indoors, just like Spanish moss, put it in a Ziplock bag, vent the corner and microwave it for about a minute or so. Just enough to kill the . . . BIG HAIRY SOUTHERN BUGS!!! (I learned the hard way on that one too!). Hmmm. There may be a story in that. Stay tuned.
Click HERE to see over 200 fun Southern ways to celebrate autumn. I promise, it only contains one or two cheesy, “Happy Fall, Y’all” signs.
So confess, are you already decorated for fall?
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