Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Color my world.

I struggled all summer long trying to breathe some life into my neutral dining room,
 but now that fall has arrived, I'm a happy camper.

All those toasty oranges, browns, greens, golds, and blues!  Well, I guess blue isn't officially
an autumn hue, but I'm allowing myself a little artistic freedom.

I draped my plaid tablecloths over the ladder rungs for a nice pop of color.

I've been eyeing up this quirky lamp for about a year, so when the dealer
agreed to 30% off, I bought it.  It speaks to my inner child.

  I plugged it in,
 changed the light bulb,
 clicked my heels together.........

 At least it's cute.  :o)

The lamp joins an iridescent creamer and sugar and an old brown pitcher
that belonged to my Baba.  The shelf over the window-turned-mirror
provides display space for a few pieces of blue & white transferware.
There's no shortage of salt and pepper shakers in this house!

My window has been turned around to the wood side for a change of pace.
 Once again, my sheet music wreath makes its annual appearance.
What can I say?  I still like it!

My dad made the birdhouse which sits on a
plant stand made by my great-grandfather.

A wheat sheaf and mums of the silk variety decorate the secretary.
  I'm no plant snob.  There's no way I'd manage to keep real flowers alive indoors!
 More of my blue & white platters hang on the empty wall between the window and secretary.

This little gal was recovered from one of my many seasonal
storage bins in the basement.

Isn't she sweet?

Rad cover impatiently waiting to be finished.

The table still wears its summer runner.

A simple arrangement of my rustic tool caddy filled with
orange pillar candles and brown bottles
transitions the table into fall.

Now that I've got a few hours of spare time to get my craft on,
 I made a new autumn insert for my trumeau mirror.

I used leftover painted dropcloth fabric from my table runner 
to make a monogrammed linen.  I simply stitched my initials in a cross stitch pattern
 with 2 strands of blue embroidery floss.  Slightly off kilter, I know.  :)

This salt & pepper couple are feeling right at home
in our Dutch Colonial house.

Wicker and wood warm up the mantel.

I've got oodles of Black-Eyed Susan blossoms in my gardens right now.

 I like to cut my Annabelle hydrangeas when the
flowers are this lively shade of green.

I'm basking in the sunlight streaming through our windows before the
upcoming months bring gray skies and shorter days.  : (

My summer hat and straw bags have been packed away
and a pair of wool blankets and a sweater take their place.

Indoors or out, I hope you're enjoying the wonderful colors of autumn!

Happy Fall!

*I'm joining the parties at:
Common Ground  Be Inspired
Savvy Southern Style Wow us Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants What's it Wednesday
Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Funky Junk Interiors Party Junk fall mantels
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