Monday, August 31, 2015

First Fall Tablescape

I'm not even going to try and name this "Early Fall Tablescape", because I'm sure I'll change this up in a few weeks for something a little more "Fallish" with some colorful leaves and berries. So let me be honest here and just call it, "First" Fall Tablescape. te he. I've already turned my calendar page over to September. I did mark a "31" on today's date, but I am ready to move into one of my favorite months and seasons. yep, more than ready. Last week I painted a French-y metal basket for the Dining Room table, and put together an arrangement that whispered the first nuances of Autumn. Here are some pics of the rest of the table.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lavender Hydrangeas

It's obvious that I've waited too long to photo these little hydrangeas blooms. I cut them a couple of days ago, but things got busy and then yesterday afternoon the light was wrong, so this morning they're pretty moppy and limp. But what they're lacking in perkiness, hopefully these wonderful shades of lavender will make up.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Share Your Style # 28

Hey There, and Welcome to Share Your Style #28

Can you believe we're winding our way down in this last week of August? Many of us are having a little cool down in the temps so we're really looking forward to Fall. No matter what the season, we all have common decorating dilemmas. One that can really slow down progress is "Styling Shelving". Here's a great post from Michelle from Dandelion Patina, with some great tips to make this a much easier decor task.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Grain Sack Fabric Tablerunners

It seems like life continues to be a series of small projects to accomplish, lately. Maybe that's because we've been able to get more things done with organization and unpacking all the million boxes we had, many of which were and still are marked "Decor". eeeck. I try not to overwhelm myself, but plug away at one thing at a time on my long list of "need to do". One of those projects has been getting a couple of tablerunners sewn for the little round table in the kitchen, and then the Dining Room.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gettin' his Fall on...

I tried to tell Beaufort that it was a little too early for Fall decorating...

but he didn't listen.

He wanted to try on his new plaid scarf...

and then he wouldn't take it off.

so I had to humor him.
"OK, Beaufort, it's pretty close.
you can leave it on."

Do you or someone you know,
 have unreasonable feelings about Fall?
yeah, I know.

Joining in Here:

Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
The Scoop at Worthing Court
Share Your Style at Common Ground
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Painting a French Metal Basket with Chalk Paint

Today, I wanted to share a little project of mine "in process";
transitioning from Summer into Fall.
And since this is a French-y iron basket I will say, "En cours".
See, you get your French "phrase" for the day, 
and a little view of what I'm up to.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Share Your Style #27

Hi out there, to all you crazy talented bloggy peeps! Each week, I'm excited to see all the great posts that are linked up, here at Share Your StyleWe are now having a huge variety of links to look through, and there truly is something for everyone! Lory from Designthusiasm has been working on transforming her family room, which is connected to her kitchen. You'll be amazed at the difference changing out her fireplace surround has made.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fall's First Glimpse

I've been thinking about Fall...
no surprise, huh?

I know some of you enjoy Fall, 
but you want to squeeze every ounce out of Summer.
When our kiddos are young and at home,
summer is a special time of adventure and relaxation.

But, I've always been the type of person that comes alive 
in the crisp air of Autumn.
The blue of the sky is different,
the angle of the light has changed.
The trees get ready to put on a show, 
that thrills my soul to experience.

Autumn rejuvenates me;
it gives me back the energy that the heat of Summer drains away

I'm ready...

Friday, August 14, 2015

Pillow Re-cycle, Downsize, Re-Do

That may not make any sense to all of you, but this was a little project that I'd been wanting to do since we moved in last Fall. So do you remember these pillows that I found at the antique mall a couple of years ago? No...? Don't worry if you don't, because they haven't been shown much here on the blog, because...well... they're just too big!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Share Your Style #26

Hi Everyone, 
Welcome to Share Your Style #26!
We're so glad you're here to join in for the fun.
and I'm your host for this week's party!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Entry with a Vintage Sunflower Print

I hadn't done much if anything, different with my Entry Area since I received the wonderful Sheep Print from Canvas Pop, earlier in the year. But now it's time for a little more "Late Summer" sprinkled around in here. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Late Summer Look-back

I've been hunting for some inspiration for this transition time into Fall.
 The fading flowers are showing the wear and tear of the sun,
 the temps are still hot, the yards have started turning brown around the edges, 
and this time of year, I often find myself in a little decorating funk. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Late Summer Kitchen Sitting Area

I've piddled around with this kitchen sitting area post so long,
 that if I don't show you all soon, 
I'm going to be ready to change it up to be the 
"Early Fall Kitchen Sitting Area".

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Share Your Style #25

Hi Everyone, so glad you're here!
Hard to believe we're in August, 
and that means next month is September 
and that means Fall.
And we all know how much fun Fall can be!

I really love beautiful wall art, I think it can make or break a room. It can transform and change the vibe of a space instantly. I featured Melissa's lovely fireplace earlier, but now she's given a special print a whole new look with a fun tutorial she shared last week on Dancing Dog Cabin. Run by and check it out!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

What's Your Chippy Factor?

Those of us who are vintage furniture lovers,
and that still swoon over a flea space filled with white chippy pieces,
have all asked ourselves some variation of this question...
How much "Chippy" is too chippy?

Sunday, August 2, 2015

In Harmony with Nature...

...or, what to do if you're easily bored while camping.

Just wanted to check in with you on our/my "camping" progress. We've had a couple of weekend trips; one to the river,(Southern Missouri trout fishing river) the other to a lake (NW Arkansas in the mountains). Both were good, relaxing, and I really enjoyed my time with Hubbs. We grilled steaks and pork chops and had smores (which I thought he'd complain about, but actually he was a trooper. And even though we forgot the long fork, we improvised with small kitchen forks, and it ended up being one of the more memorable moments of the trip)

(we didn't actually go to Lake of the Ozarks, but I love these vintage fold out postcards, 
so I thought I'd share that bit of vintage lake goodness)

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