Fall Decorating: The Modern Farmhouse

Fall decorating (farmhouse via Southern Living) Southern Living

I don’t often show new accessory collections on my blog, but I think this one is worth sharing. Target hit the nail on the head with their new Fall Threshold pieces inspired by the “modern farmhouse.” They’re warm, cozy and perfect for the season:

 Target Threshold Fall accessories

1. gold task lamp   //   2. gold and cream throw blanket   //   3.chevron accent rug

4. brass and wood bar cart (recognize this?)   //  5. wood tray

6. wood fruit pieces   //   7. sweater basket   //   8.  gold chevron pillow

9. gray dots throw blanket   //   10. pierced pattern hurricane

11. gray chevron pouf   //   12. cross accent rug


Happy weekend! Hope it’s starting to feel Fall-like where you live :)


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What Do You Tell Your Kids About 9/11?

I know you come here for decorating ideas, but it feels weird to have a space on the Internet and not mention 9/11 at all today. They were talking about it on the radio on the way to school this morning, and the conversation came up. When my kids ask what it’s all about, the only way I know how to describe it to them is “the saddest day I can remember.” I didn’t personally know anyone involved, but I remember the overwhelming sadness for so many people I only knew through the TV screen.

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It’s also strange to think that my kids know nothing about how different everything is since that day. They were born into an already-crazy place. The world seems scarier and less trustworthy, and I hate that they don’t get to grow up in the kinder world I knew growing up. Or, at least it seemed that way—didn’t it?

What do you tell your kids about that day?

It’s a hard one.