I’m discovering in our new apartment “experiment” that it really doesn’t take much space to create a beautiful, warm nook for myself to unwind and relax. We owe it to ourselves to have that space in our home that is waiting for us when we are in need of some self “therapy”. I found such a place on my end of the sofa (move over Rick 😆), and I’m calling it “My Cozy Fall Corner”. I hope you are inspired by today’s story to decorate your own Cozy Fall Corner even if it’s at the edge of your couch…
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Before we get started I want to dedicate this post to everyone who has taken the time out of their busy days to send me their support & love after the passing of my beautiful mom. I have witnessed so much kindness from family, friends, fellow bloggers, and readers…it truly warms my heart and I am thankful for you all.
The Story Behind the Cozy Fall Corner
Our vacation in North Carolina couldn’t have had better timing-so I thought. We booked our favorite beach rental months prior, and it ended up being a few days after my mom passed. I thought for sure it would be a great start to the healing process while sitting there on the beach. I was so wrong-every time I looked at the ocean I cried, or got that heavy lump in the back of my throat that actually hurt. I just kept picturing my mom and our kiddos on the beach when they were little, and it was really painful. I suppose that’s part of the grieving process, but still it seemed awkward, rushed, and too fresh to try to heal.
My sweet husband came to the rescue, and decided to look up thrift/antique stores for me and found plenty not too far away. Honestly…anything away from the ocean felt easier. I needed my passion (and my husband) more than ever, and it worked. Rick knew what I needed and he facilitated it all (thank you, baby). Here’s what we found…
Creating the Cozy Fall Corner
If you’ve been following along here at redheadcandecorate.com for the past 11 years you know that I am a sucker for colored glass. Add anything in a cool, curvy shape at the thrift store and I will grab that baby faster than you can say “REDHEAD CAN DECORATE.” If you don’t believe me, check out my other glass decorating here: GLASS DECOR.
Here’s what I decided to do with this sunny bottle once we got home…
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Can you believe just a short string of white Christmas lights can not only make the amber glass decanter come to life, but it warms the entire corner of our little living room. I fell in love instantly, and loved how it gave me that warm fall feeling (I had a pumpkin scented candle burning, too). So, I totally went with it and even called my daughter who lives down the hall from us (if you missed the story on why we sold our home read about it here) so I could borrow her little white pumpkin.
Just look at this glow…it reminds me of a warm fire 🔥.
Once I realized how gorgeous this $40 orange amber glass decanter could be right by my little corner of the sofa, I added things around it I had in my fall decorating stash down in our new storage room. Turquoise and blue are always my go-to-colors with autumn reds and oranges…what do you think? Did you notice the Werther’s candy on the table? The caramels are in memory of my mom…she LOVED anything, and everything caramel. In fact, I use to send her caramels in the mail ❤️
I’m looking forward to slowly sharing how I’ve decorated the entire apartment!
Here’s everything at night-time just before I sit down to let everything go…
Shopped my storage room, the only item new is the antique amber decanter I scored for $40.
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