Fireplace Transition into Fall

As the beginning of October approaches (and temperatures start to drop), I'm REALLY looking forward to fall - specifically -  nights by the fire!  A few weeks ago my family was kind enough to help me stock up on firewood, so I should be all set there (for a short while at least). The high for today is supposed to be 78 and the low is 50, so I'm really hoping I get to cozy up by the fire for the first time tonight! In diligent preparation, I replaced my cheerful, summer decor (an old croquet set) with my fireplace tools.  I love the look of both -they're unique, colorful, fun, seasonal... and in this case - useful.  After Halloween, I'll replace the pumpkin with an amazing pair of vintage ice skates that mom and I got at an estate sale in Michigan (one of my favorite finds). Cheers to fall, ya'll! Sidenote: Last year I learned my lesson about putting pumpkins too close to the flame.  It was melting pumpkin mess (oops)!  This one should be perfectly safe though (whew). DSC_0479   DSC_0491