Last week I showed you my string of lights that I’d hung up in my mud room and I told you how they helped to set the tone for the whole room this Fall.
Today I’m going to show you just what I meant by that!
I really didn’t know what I was going to do at all in here this year. I knew it would involve corn, but that’s it. It must always involve corn!
I tried hanging those lights up across the back of the room thinking it would just look like a disaster and the black plastickyness of the cord would clash with all the natural elements I had in mind. So I stood back and I looked. And it worked! It was obvious at that moment what was happening here:
The Fall fair was coming to my mud room!
The Fall fair is a place where flashy lights mix perfectly with corn mazes, food stands, displays of pumpkins and mums, and plenty of live stock.
Every Fall on (Canadian) Thanksgiving long weekend, there’s a Fall fair here that we really enjoy going to. I thought this would be a great way to set the mood.
I used plenty o’ corn, and some rubber boots for stomping through all that mud when you’re visiting the horses and chickens.
$3 mums from Walmart get all fancy in a galvanized pail with some burlap and ribbon. Easy peasy!
My mason jar light got the orange ribbon treatment too! I’m a little in love with this orange ribbon this year.
This little wreath just seems to get recycled for every season now. It just always looks good.
I threw some fun plaid picnic blankets into a basket, just in case we need them when we set up on the grass and eat all of that delicious junk food.
We get the best fresh apple cider at our fair so I had to include a little reference to that too.
This old stirrup is always hanging on the wall here, but it’s fitting, don’t ya think?
Well, now I just can’t wait for fair time!
Do you love Fall fairs as much as I do?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.