Thursday, October 20, 2011

Décor for Autumn

I have been working hard on getting into the spirit of this dark and dreary season for this last week. I put some special thought into today and this morning in our workboxes the kids got a note that said their first task for our school day was to decorate the house for Autumn! I turned on Pandora’s “Children’s Halloween” playlist and we listened to “Purple People Eater” and “Monster Mash” as we put up our favorite seasonal decorations. We pulled out Autumn books, candles, and other fall décor and then we went and picked the pumpkins from our garden and added them to the ones from last weeks pumpkin patch field trip.

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  Alex set to work making these beautiful bats out of cardstock and we spent quite a while getting them just perfect on the front door. (Check out my love of paper Halloween decorations here and here.)

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I pulled all the things out that I thought would go well in the entry way shelf and put them up there.  I also added some ornamental pumpkins to fill in blanks.

In the school room Cyan and Logan were hard at work putting the new seasons décor on the nature table!

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This is our workbox wall.  Many people have asked me about the tubs.  They are the Trofast system from Ikea.  They work amazingly well with the Workbox System and if we ever stop using them for school we can always move them to another room in the house and store something else in them!  (I currently have them in Cyan and Logan’s room and then these sets in the school room.  They really are fantastic!)

Our book basket was another thing that was revamped today (top rt of the white framed workboxes).  I added all our seasonal favorites and a few magazines that I have saved up over the years.  We have the October copy of Sunset, Martha Stewart Kids, and a book installment called “For the Love of Pumpkins”.  Books that got added included Elsa Beskow’s Christopher’s Harvest Time, Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White, Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger, and Autumn Story by Jill Barklem. 

It was a great start to a good and productive school day and we made hot cider and watched “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” after we were finished with our school day.  There was no time for seasonal blues today!  Winking smile

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Happy Autumn!

3 comments:

Mom of 5 kids said...

Love the door! That's awesome!

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

SO CUTE!!! i'm jealous! i've not even started on decor at all!!! Fall is my favorite... by far!

~ an irish smile said...

Just LOVE what you guys did! I have my living room decorated but makes me want to do more! I just love reading your posts. They are so inspiring!