Fall...

Where are you?? Although our nights are cooling off and mornings have a nip in the air, our days are still rather warm here in the Northwest.
I've been sooooo in the mood for fall with so many great posts! We had some friends over this last weekend for dinner, and I wanted to have a few fall vignettes. I didn't have time to go shopping (I had to get rid of my seasonal decorations before our move), so I grabbed what things I had. I took a couple of small trees off the front porch, tucked them inside old ceramic cookie jars, gathered books off the shelf in oranges, brown, and greens, and found an old "warm" flashcard. I love the garland I picked up at TJ Maxx. However, it didn't reach across our humongous fireplace. So I extended it on either end with ribbon. I love how it turned out! The little azalea trees flank a large mirror. I also filled glass jars with candy corn and other fall colored candies.
Anyway, things are looking a little more homey around here. Still not sure I like the green color in this room but it'll have to stay for a while. I find that green is a good neutral as a whole and it seems to go with all different seasonal decorations. The one thing I'd love to do is paint all the beautiful old woodwork and fireplace a happy, cheerful white. But we're only renting this place till we find our own cottage once again. We've been here since March and I find it harder to want to leave, the more I do to this place. But I do hate all the dark trim. That is one reason I've hesitated showing you more of the inside of our cottage. It's so neat, but so dark with all the woodwork.
My husband took my camera to work last week and forgot to bring it home so I didn't post over the weekend. The kids all had a great first week at school. I hope everyone had a great weekend as well!

7 comments:

Robyn said...

Oohh! Love the touch of fall! I love this time of year! Thanks for sharing.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I have checked in here several times and thought maybe you had stoppped posting. So glad that I peeked again...I love your vignette! Can we see more? Love the combination of orange and green..very pretty. OHHHH and I love Multinomah Falls...that whole area is gorgeous..with the lookout etc. of the Columbia Gorge. cherry

Apples on a Stick said...

what a cute idea! Will be copying you this season on my cheery white fireplace- the only really outstanding thing in my house.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Glad to hear from you again! IT looks so inviting. I love trees in the flower pot. So nice!

The Farley Family said...

This is probably a silly comment, but I am new to the whole blogging thing and I really like the background you've chosen for your blog. I just made mine and would like to know how to get different backgrounds. Could you help a computer challenged gal out. Thanks

Sadie Olive said...

Thanks for the link, sweetie.
;)Love your vignette. I want some of those flash cards for my flower frogs!

The Farley Family said...

Thank you for writing back I really appreciate that. I guess I just missed that template when I was looking through them, so I went back and changed it. But maybe you could help with something else. Why is my post so far from the title, what am I doing wrong?