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Friday, September 23, 2011

Hello Fall



Well, it's official. The cozy season has arrived. I like the variableness of this time of year. A little bit of everything. Chilly mornings. Hot afternoons. A dramatic storm on occasion. Here in the desert southwest there is still plenty of sporting weather to come. In fact, we will have our annual International Hot Air Balloon Festival in a couple of weeks. It's a good time for visitors.




Still, it's a time of gathering up, and planning ahead. Of putting up and putting away things from the garden. When my family was young I had a canning shelf in the kitchen to hold gleaming jars of applesauce and peaches that we had canned. And fruit leathers that we had dried. It was a satisfying season.



It's also the season for acorns and berries. For gathering oak leaves, either from the woods, or from the china cabinet! Has there ever been a better season of your life than now, these times, for staying home, getting out the good stuff, and enjoying the company of good people?


Autumn is the best time of year for the beauty and comforts of home. Ask any furniture retailer. Even Target is probably astonished at the run on those French dish towels this year! There's the old adage "use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without" that applies as much as ever. And there's something quite satisfying in that idea. 


It's time to use everything you've got. To pull it all out, and make it gleam and glow and cheer like a cozy little fire in autumn. . . .



 
















Welcome to Fall!
 I hope you have some fabulous homey times ahead!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

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32 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love autumn, and I love your vignettes.

Tina Eudora said...

Beautiful photos Jacqueline! Your white pumpkins reminded me of a lovely article in this month's Country Living where they took pumpkins and glued decorative paper over them. They looked so homey and Autumny and your lovely photos gave me the same happy feeling!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Tina xo

Deb said...

What a beautiful post. I love all your photos. And there are those tea-cups again. :-) hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

once in a blue moon said...

another beautiful post~

poppilinnstudios said...

How beautiful! My favorite time of the year. Love the little white pumpkins.
-Lynn

Bella said...

Happy Fall J,
The first all white pic is a stunner, elegant and quiet! Makes me want all all white fall... Love them baby pumpkins!
Have a great weekend...
Hugs,
B

chris hobel said...

those pumpkins are a hit

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

What a lovely warm welcome to autumn. Cozy indeed!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Perfectly said! Lovely post!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Such a pretty post. Just love using my brown stoneware and anything with acorns on it, love the plate

Sylvia said...

Great taste ! Simple , but some how sophisticated . I adore these plates, English ironstone with genuine hand engraving , right ?!!
Have a festive fall!

Tricia said...

Oh, I LOVE that first photo! I haven't seen any white pumpkins here yet.

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful post. There is nothing like those sweet little white pumpkins. I do hope you'll be sharing all of this glory with Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Town and Country Gals said...

Jacqueline,
Fall is the best time of year, the colors, the weather, all the natural elements that are used in decorating, so beautiful! Your photos of your things are lovely, they give such a warm, classic introduction to the fall season!
Rebecca

Willow said...

Love your photos. Fall is my favorite time of the year.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love your linens with the white pumpkins. I love everything pumpkin. Happy fall!

Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful Jacqueline, I love that you refer to it as the cozy season, I do that too. Although it is still so warm here. I hope to add a few fall touches to our home this weekend. Big hugs!!

Vintage Spiderwear said...

I love everything about your blog!!!!1 Beautiful!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Love the way you've said hello!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! This is just the way I like to decorate for fall. White pumpkins are fabulous.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a beautiful post Jacqueline! Not only the photos, but the sentiment too-enjoy:@)

Geneva said...

What a beautiful post... enjoyed reading every word and loved each and every picture!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, I love Autumn time also. You have the most warm and inviting blog. . I enjoy visiting. The photos are gorgeous and the way you write is so soothing. Thank you so much for sharing. Karie

Robin said...

What a charming post between the words and the photos. My favorite has to be the white pumpkins. You have such interesting and attractive things arranged just right. I really enjoyed my visit!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous fall post as always. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

the cul-de-sac said...

Love the white pumpkins! What a beautiful post!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love your post...I also love decor and all creating...just never sure when to stop and sometimes I am a clutter bug withjust too much...editing...difficult for mr...how about ou...I am a new follower come for a visit..phyllis

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just love your fall decor! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

Happy Monday!

Eileen said...

Hi, I just love your photos!
Everything is so fresh and pretty. The white pumpkins are the best. I love how you pair them up with the old book and the starfish. Such great style.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Love all of your displays and that bottle with the print tucked inside is a great idea!

Kathy said...

Hello Jacqueline - a lovely welcome and tribute to Autumn that only you could do - just love your combination of white pumpkins, ironstone, books etc... simply lovely. I am thoroughly enjoying this season and this season in my life! So glad to share with you!
Hope you have a great day,
Kathy
visiting via Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

FaB Vignettes... YOU do such a lovely job!
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

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