I am not a very artistic person – so here’s my attempt at trying to decorate my doorstep for fall.
Then there’s God – He is the ultimate artist. He has created beauty for us to enjoy. Let His majesty displayed in his artistic work sink in.
Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
2 “Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”
Why is it that we have a hearts desire to decorate for the autumn season? Why do we put pumpkins on our doorstep, a wreathe on the door, a cinnamon candle in the bathroom and pumpkin bread in the kitchen? Because we are created in the image of our creator. He gives us fulfillment in creating.
One of my friends in my Good Morning Girls
group, Becky, is a beautiful creator! Here’s her fall doorstep – and her youngest daughter:
Inviting isn’t it!
Here’s a little “How-To” if you are artistically challenged like me! Becky says:
“If you are like me and on a budget please know that these displays did not happen overnight! Over the last 2 fall seasons I have been purchasing items here and there to add to my fall decor and I keep in in rubber tubs until it’s time to display again! Then I add some fresh pieces every year to make it seem more natural. I am a huge fan of bargain shopping, and some of my favorite stores are the JCPenny Outlet store, Dollar General and Deals, every piece you see in these pictures are purchased from one of these 3 stores! By itself a $4 scarecrow from the dollar store doesn’t seem very impressive, but added to a few others in various sizes and a natural bale of hay with a pretty floral arrangement (all flowers came from various dollar stores) and voila you have a display.
I love to pull in other everyday pieces like the yellow chair for instance. It is from my daughters room she uses it for her dolls, but it was the right color and that floral arrangement needed a little height so I put it in! The wooden lanterns move all around from inside on either side of the fireplace to outdoors for fall and Christmas displays. I don’t use a lot of fresh floral as it can be expensive and for me it doesn’t last from year to year. I threw in a few small potted flowers and one medium mum as well as 2 fresh corn stalks. Those were tough to get home, but they did fit in my van even though my kids were picking corn husks from their hair and my hubby has a large vacuum job ahead!
Thank you Becky for inspiring me!!!
I hope you are inspired too! In what ways will you bear the image of your creator this fall?
I see God’s beauty in the bushel of apples I brought home with red, green and yellow painted on their canvas. Do not wait for a table full of guests to put a spray of flowers in the center.
Create an aroma in the kitchen with some homemade bread. Sit down and write – writing is a form of art – God wrote to us. Write to a loved one. Read, read, read together as a family and enjoy the creation of someone else. Get outside and rake some leaves – make a bonfire and enjoy the crisp cool air. Even the way we dress, do our makeup, our nails and fix our hair is an expression of art. We are attempting to create something beautiful.
There is frustration when we do not have time to create. Slow down
and take some time to reflect the beauty of your God in your home this fall.
Walk with the King!
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