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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fall Past and Present

Hello Friends!
I can’t tell you how happy I am to FINALLY have Fall weather!
One thing you can usually count on in the Carolinas is for the weather to turn blissfully cooler at the end of August.
Notice I said usually….

This year, it stayed warm and humid until well into October. I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel like breaking out

the cozy throws and Fall pillows when it’s still close to 90.
We had a couple of cooler days with low humidity and then the weather turned warm again for one last gasp.

This past week, Fall FINALLY arrived!

You just never know what kind of Fall you’re going to get here.
Several Falls ago, I took this photo of the trees at our mountain cottage just at the peak of their glorious color!
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The photo below was taken at our last home- such beautiful, big trees!

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One of my favorite tablescapes of all time was this one…

I just loved those mums and the pumpkin shaped gourds.
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At our last house, my favorite front porch had lots of mums.

You can see more details  HERE.
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Now that the weather is finally cooler, I’ll be setting out the Fall pillows, wreath and throws.

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You can see this Fall Front Porch HERE.
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The screened porch was also decked out for Fall last year…

You can see it HERE.
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The mantel this year was bedecked in Fall finery a month ago.

 If you missed it, you can find it HERE.
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Had to share my new favorite sign. See my Instagram for the backstory.
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And, of course, the foyer vignette has been decorated in white pumpkins.
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So, for now, I’m happy that the weather has turned cool, but I’m sure in a couple of months, I’ll be longing for Spring!

Pam




Saturday, October 6, 2018

Fall Decor From Amazon

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I don’t know how I ever lived without Amazon.


All of you over 35 or 40,  know that before the internet, we either had to get in the car and go shopping or order from a mail order catalog where it took 4-6 weeks to get your order. Seriously.

Now, I love going shopping, but these days I am still recovering and it may be awhile until I can do that again.


That’s where Amazon comes in…
This past week, I’ve ordered a couple of books, silicone straws, glass bottles, hibiscus tea to name just a few, and this past month; lots of Fall decor.

The Fall decor included some grapevine wreaths, faux white pumpkins , a fall leaf garland, some faux sage leaves, a few pillow covers and a couple of
buffalo check table runners. That’s not all, but let’s leave it at that!

Last year I ordered lots of buffalo check pillow covers.
I displayed them on the porch last Fall
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and Christmas
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I displayed them in the family room last Christmas...
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I may have to get the light cream buffalo check for next Spring.


I also have my eye on a buffalo check rug for under the mat on the front porch.
buffalo check rug

This year, I found the fall leaf garland and faux sage…
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and the faux white Pumpkins
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You can also see one of the buffalo check table runners, too.





I purchased this Fall pillow cover that I’ll set out on the porch this year…
We’re still having summer weather here and it’s hard to
cozy up the porch for Fall when you walk outside and it’s still in the 90s with high humidity!
Hopefully next week the weather will turn a bit cooler; we shall see.

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Here are a few more things that caught my eye:
Aren’t these beautiful flameless Fall candles?
candles


If you prefer real candles; how about these?
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So, even though the weather isn’t co-operating, the house will be decorated for Fall. I may look ridiculous laying out a cozy warm throw on the porch when it’s still 90 degrees out, but Fall weather has always arrived here in the South sooner or later.  This year it’s just later…
How is Fall where you are?
Wishing you lots of warm and cozy nights.

Pam

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