I usually start toward the end of September. I also like to settle into the school craziness and then move into that decorating. I use mums outside the house, use fall wreaths on the doors, and usually put fall leaf garland around the front door.
I start mine around the end of September,as i wax leaves and do more own decor pieces with pinecones and acorns which fall from the tree next to my house and i do pumpkins and gourds i just love fall living in New England our fall season is just beautiful.
It all sounds so beautiful. As we are reversed here with the seasons, I am looking forward to the Spring on September 1st. Windows wide open, flowering azaleas in pots. Really looking forward to it this year!
I decorate about the first of September. I have a BIG tub of all sorts of things ... nick nacks, fake flowers and leaves, fall colored crocheted blanket, turkey décor, fall books for the coffee table ...
I love fall and its decor. I try to make myself wait until mid September to start. When I think about it by the time Halloween is over I am thinking about Christmas. We spend Thanksgiving with my mom and I like to have Christmas complete by December 1 except for some baking so we can enjoy the entire month. DH works for UPS and is always exhausted by the time December 25th arrives so I try to make the month as relaxing for him as possible with no demands. We finish our Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving which is one thing he does like to do with me.
I start at the beginning of September. I put out a LOT - leaf garlands, white lights up on top of kitchen cupboards and a long high shelf in the living room. Pumpkins, gourds, etc. Autumn wreaths and swags. Lots of fall candles of course! I have a woof felt fall runner for the long bookshelf in the hallway, and a pumpkin candle mat I made as well. Some fall themed wooden signs and so on.
It takes a long time to put it all up! Then at Halloween time I just take down a few pieces and substitute Halloween items. Then I swap those pieces out again in November for the fall ones again and/or Thanksgiving items.
I can't wait! It's going to be time before we know it!
Y'all making me wish fall were here already!! I like to decorate with fall on Labor Day since we have that day off. Sometimes, I have time and sometimes I don't. I put garland around the front door and have fall pieces throughout the house. My living room is fall colors, anyway, so it looks great once it's done. I do like AJ and put in Halloween and Thanksgiving when it's time. It's not a huge amount of stuff, but enough for me to get the feel of fall even if the temperatures don't cooperate. Got to love living in the South!
Is it September yet?? I say this every year, but it's worth repeating... I spend 9 months counting down to the 3 months out of the year I hate. June, July, and August is not my favorite time of the year. I love aspects about it, but I don't like the heat. Makes me grumpy and whiny!!
I have it already marked in my holiday planner for this year, the last weekend in September - ready for October 1 and the upcoming Canadian Thanksgiving (on the 9th this year).
Our local greenhouse has a 'fall porch package', a square bale of straw, mums and a bundle of dried corn stocks; makes it very easy! I also have scarecrows that we place in the mixed perennial beds beside the porch steps, pumpkins, the wreaths on the doors. I LOVE the fall mums - so I do purchase extra to place on the steps and tables.
(The straw bale is useful after its 'festive' use too in the garden, we use it to mulch the few flowers that may need some extra protection in the winter, and the birds love sitting on the corn stocks - we place it under the bird feeder in the garden for winter, composting in the spring.)
I decorate for the first of September. I start with a few pieces and add in more gourds, pumpkins, etc. as they become available. I'm a cold-weather type person, and I love when Fall arrives, so even though our Septembers are usually pretty warm, the Fall decor makes me feel better.
I don't put anything out for Halloween until after Thanksgiving (in October in Canada)