Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Little Autumn Decor - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  Honestly I am not ready for summer to be over!  My home décor is best in summer colors with lots of shells, then Christmas is my 2nd favorite decorating season, and finally Easter/Spring.  It's hard to make Autumn décor look good in my summery home!  And honestly in California it doesn't really feel like Autumn until November! 

This week it's still in the 90s but I decided to decorate just one small area with a little bit of Autumn and I think I felt the urge to do it because everyone else seems to be! Peer pressure! haha!

It's been so long since I've bought anything for my little apartment but I was at the mall and decided to stop in Ross to see what they had and I found this mercury glass candle holder and it was so inexpensive I decided to buy it.  I'm really glad I did!  I just added a white candle and some fall potpourri filler and I love it!

I have some faux blinged-out white pumpkins that I added to the large beverage dispenser. It leaks so I can't use it for beverages!  The apothecary jar I filled with more potpourri filler and faux Fall leaves. I finished it off with my large decorative acorn.  That's enough Autumn in my apartment for awhile, unless the weather decides to cool down and I feel inspired but that's not likely. September in the Bay Area is usually Indian Summer and warm!

My lease on my apartment is a 10 month lease and it's up in December. I'm still on the fence about moving but I really didn't want to move in December! Luckily they offered me a 2 month extension at the same rent I'm paying now.  There is rent control in San Jose so they can only raise it 8% which is still a lot of money with what I'm paying in rent.  I decided to take their offer so I can decorate for Christmas and actually enjoy the holidays but if I decide to move in February the rent prices will be a little higher than December.  It was one of the hardest decisions I've had to make!  The rent prices around here have been on the rise and it's making me a little nervous!  I'm paying $500 a month more than I was at my last apartment and my raises at work sure aren't going up at that rate!  At this point I don't know where I will be living next year but I'm trying not to stress out about it!

Have I mentioned that I'm having the time of my life now?  I'm going back to the beach for the weekend to go to the Capitola Art and Wine Festival this weekend.  I did a post about it back in 2010 which you can see here. Weekends at the beach with my friends are so much fun!

Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 
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Kat Jeter said...

Thanks for hosting!

Susan Freeman said...

It's still in the 90's here in south Texas so I am not in the fall mood yet either. I hope you can find a cute little cottage that is more affordable. I think that would make you feel much more at home. Thanks for hosting Cindy.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Suzan Sweatman said...

I haven't given in to peer pressure yet LOL - and I'm SO not ready for Fall that I wore a white linen dress last night to a party !!!
Thanks so much for hosting

Crochet Hooks said...

Still hot here but I am so ready for fall! Good luck in your search! Thanks for hosting such a fun party :)

Poppy said...

Thanks for hosting, Cindy! Have a lovely weekend!


Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello cute lady! I love stopping by your party each week. I hope you get a chance to swing by and party with us. We would love to have you!
Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

Missy George said...

So happy it's fall( almost)..Love,love,love it...

Elizabeth said...

I love your touch of fall! It is hard to decorate here in Florida also but I am so ready for fall and cooler temps so I am getting ready!

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Cindy I hope you faund a nice place
For all your bedutiful decoration and place you call home to make you happy lake before
Cindy God is good and you are in his hand
Enjoy your life !!!!!!

Firasz said...

Hi... I have linked my post to your this week's post..

Take a look :)


Lupnk said...

I moved in Feb this year too. I've had it with apartments. I'm looking to buy a townhouse/condo now. Maybe you should try that. Your fall decor is gorgeous.

Design With Vinyl said...

Really awesome and romantic!!

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