Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Embracing autumn...


Autumn will officially arrive this weekend.
Bits of fall decor started to appear at my house on Saturday when I was trying to avoid things like scrubbing bathrooms and mopping floors.
A little dusting and fluffing and playing with decor motivated me enough to just dig in and "get 'er done", and so the bathrooms got cleaned, the floors got mopped 
AND my house is ready to welcome this change of seasons.


I'm in love with this sweet little ceramic pumpkin that I got at Bath and Body.
It's got a pumpkin scented candle inside.
They have a large one as well that has a three wick candle inside, but it's a bit pricey.
This little guy, with it's creamy white exterior, fits right in on top of the dish cabinet in my dining room.


A quick pop into the Goodwill a while back resulted in me bringing hope this sweet antique bowl made in England.
Everything with a green price tag was half price that day, and this bowl had a green tag.
YaY!

It joins two other bowls that rest in a wooden tote on top of the dish cabinet.
The other two, one from France and another one from England, were past Goodwill finds.


With the change of seasons, the weather will become a bit more gray.
My house is surrounded by lots of shade producing old growth trees
so indoor photography can be a challenge.
This fall and winter I hope to improve in that area.
You can see I'm already craving light, by the way I pull the blinds all the way up in the dining room.

You can also see the autumn themed sign I made last week, and where the dish cabinet sits there in the corner.


Some hydrangeas from our yard are drying in the old wooden tote on my dining room table.
My quick and easy no-sew burlap table runner that I made three years ago still looks as good as new,
and is perfect for autumn.


I always let go of summer reluctantly, but then once I realize fall's arrival is inevitable, I embrace it wholeheartedly.
(I think I'm the same way about growing another year older...
I dig in my heels like I can delay it, then eventually just accept it and decide to enjoy it!)


So here I am, embracing the season!

still following,



              





22 comments:

  1. Beautiful decorations! I love the sweet simplicity and the muted colors of the dried hydrangeas. I can't wait to get started :)

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    1. Debby, I am posting more fall decor today! Sunday is autumn's official beginning!

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  2. Sweet. I love to see fall come. The relief from the heat is just too great to want it any other way around here!

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    1. It's lovely here today, but the mornings and evenings definitely have the coolness that means fall is just about here!

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  3. Autumn is my favorite season. I like the calm of your displays.

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    1. You are so dear. You bless and encourage me.

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    1. Farrah, thanks for popping by, and I think anyone who takes time to stop and comment is a blessing!

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  5. Elizabeth, everything looks so pretty. Your new bowl is so sweet and old fashioned. Love the hydrangeas. We had lots of them at our last house and I miss them.

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    1. Thanks, Stacy! One year I trimmed my hydrangeas way back and only got one bloom the next summer. I learned the hard way that you can't do that!

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  6. It looks like you're ready for the change of seasons! I love those bowls :)

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    1. Thanks, Tricia! I need to quit being lazy and get out the tripod now that natural light is going to be even more scarce. I look at lovely photographs like yours and want mine to look like that. :)

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  7. Your decorations are so beautiful. You inspire me!

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    1. And you, friend, are a blessing and encouragement to me.

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  8. So pretty! I have some hydrangeas in a similar box. I probably got the idea from you last year or something since I pin just about every pretty thing you do with yours.

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    1. You flatter me, friend. So thankful for you and your on-line friendship.

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  9. I love your subtle hints of fall, Elizabeth! Your home always looks like a warm and friendly welcome waiting for those who come knocking. Beautiful hydrangeas!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you, Mary Alice. More fall decor is going up on the blog today.

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  10. Fall is my favorite season. I love, love, love the colors. And your home says welcome in such a warm way.

    Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie. I loved your post about rearranging your office. I so could relate to it!

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  11. Love your Fall touches! Everything looks so pretty!

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