Monday, August 31, 2015

Calling Fall

There's a joke about a banker from up north coming to Mississippi in September.  He arrived to meet a farmer in the delta.  The business man thought he had dressed appropriately since it was officially Fall.  His Mississippian host was in tears from laughing because the business man had on a sweater.  Yes, it's that bad here with the heat.
Fall is usually in it's glory here when we have our Christmas parade.  Can you believe that?  So talk about being pulled in two directions!  My head just starts spinning around like a top.  I try to capture as much Fall beauty as I can while I am getting ready for Christmas.
Fall is beautiful and makes you feel so much better because of the cooler temps.  We can look back until it really does arrive.

It's very simple but striking.  Nothing expensive here, I bought the green vase at a consignment store. it was originally $60, I think, but I didn't pay near that.  The brass 'bowl' was a find at Hobby Lobby.  The  gold candleholder, that I bought at World Market, has a smaller glass I put inside to hold the flowers and it looks like it's being used as a vase.  That's a green tablecloth just folded and used on the coffee table to compliment the fallish look, it came from Walmart.

Velvet pumpkins on silver tray.  My mother-in-law gifted me the crochet beauty.

The same thing used here but I have another candleholder that is a good bit taller.  It came from World Market as well.  I kept my throws from over the years.  I just love the color of the older throws.  I haven't found those colors anywhere else.  I do think they would sell the heck out of these if they would start using these rich colors, especially during the Fall and Winter months.


Burgundy, cranberry, ruby, scarlet, you name it with the reds, they make everything else look amazing.

These are vintage plates I came across and got for almost nothing.  The tablecloth is actually a rug I bought at a discount store here in my town.


Nature gives us lots of beauty if we are patient enough!

This was a vignette I put together last Fall.  My mister brought the goodies back from a trip to the delta.

"Playing" in the backyard with pretty Fall flowers.  Those orange roses still call my name and I'm not usually a orange girl.  The velvet pumpkins I bought a few years ago, I think Hobby Lobby.

Another vignette on the back porch, I had Fall produce and flowers against a red throw.  That was my grandmother's wooden pedestal bowl.


This was while visiting my daughter.  We had made a trip to the store and found these beautiful sunflowers.  I was thrilled!

Orange you glad Fall is coming?



  1. Oh yes....come on fall!! We have had a couple of nice mornings, so that gives me hope :^)
    I have been making lists of what I need to bring down from the attic to change in the house...lists are about as far as I have gotten......oh my......
    Have a blessed weekend and enjoy the holiday!

    1. Thanks J! I hope you check off each task from your long lists. I am standing firmly in Summer and Fall, which means I am chasing myself not accomplishing much.