October in Michigan can be a feast for one’s eyes! I know everyone talks about fall in New England, but trust me when I say that fall in Michigan is just as spectacular. Mr. Cottage and I took a drive up to the cottage this weekend, and I was really surprised to see clusters of trees around the lake that have already changed colors. It’s not that much further north of where we live, but I think the colors were a tad more pronounced.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~
I had my larger lens on my camera so the shoreline doesn’t look that far away, but looks can be deceiving.
This is only early October and most of the trees won’t peak for a couple more weeks yet.
But just look at this, isn’t it gorgeous! It looks cold, but it went up to 70 degrees the day we were there.
If you don’t have the leaves turning colors where you live, or it’s 90 degrees, there’s a few other ways to embrace October. The hydrangeas I use to decorate our house were all cut and dried about three years ago. They should last awhile if you’re careful when using them. You can usually find dried hydrangeas ready to use at flea markets and vintage shops.
Crows are perfect for October. I’ve used these to decorate in the fall, especially for October.
Pumpkins are perfect for October. If you don’t have a fresh pumpkin to use, there are so many other types like the glass mercury pumpkin above.
There’s my canning lid pumpkin that’s quick and easy to make.
And there’s all kind of fabric and other faux pumpkins that make your home look perfect for October.
Any clear glass container will look spectacular filled with candy corn.
Here a Chinese lantern plant brings October to our living room.
And you can never go wrong with adding wheat to your decor. Check with craft stores, online and Etsy.
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