You know what I think?  Well, of course, I am about to tell you.  I think that after a marriage has survived 30+ years, we should have another wedding shower!  By then, our dishes, kitchenware,  decorations are worn and tired!  Some of our things have gone to live at the homes of adult children.  Anyone want to start this new tradition with me??

This is the reason I am thinking about our holiday gathering this year….NOW.   I do not do any special decorating for summertime, but it is all out for autumn and the holidays.

My design aesthetic is a cross between French Country/Farmhouse. This is the dining room and after several gatherings around this table, the chairs are broken…shattered…stained…you name it.  So, I am trying to find affordable, appropriate replacements before Thanksgiving.  You can see some of the ones I am thinking about in the slide show at the end of the post.  I am looking at Wayfair and a few local places.  I have ordered three pieces from Wayfair before and I am very pleased with them.

I always have a wreath on my front door…(which one of my neices says reminds her of a funeral home!)…but I like it.  All of my wreaths are tired.  They have been through many years of use.  So, I am also looking now for autumn and I really want a magnolia wreath this year.   If I can get the chairs and the wreath for this year…I will feel accomplished and ready for family events.  But, hey, if anyone wants to host a shower ….let me know.

About my outfit:  I used this picture so I could show the wreath, and this outfit is an older one.  I am so happy you liked it and I didn’t mean to frustrate you.  The top is actually sweatshirt material from a consignment shop; the jeans are INC jeans from Macys; the scarf was originally found at Stein Mart, an the shoes are from Elaine Turner.  I love the look and so wish I could link the pieces for you!!

What about you….are there any home refreshments you would like to do before the holidays this year???  Are there items in your home which need some refreshing?   Let’s talk, and please…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

KEEP SMILING!!!

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