One thing I can do well in advance of having a party is set up the mantel over the fireplace.
I try not to use the mantel as a catch-all but sometimes that’s just what happens.
Since I’m planning golden-yellow to be the party-theme decoration color, I surrounded the stag with shades of amber, ochre, and orange.
I searched through my vases and found a short ochre one to balance the height and mass of the card on the other side.
The kettle holder at the right bottom of the fireplace is wanting a large vase of bright flowers — sunflowers if the price is right.
At 50 cents a piece I bought enough gourds to fill an oval carved wood bowl.
What’s your autumn color this year?