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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Turning Toward A New Season


I take my cues from Mother Nature and let my seasons unfold. I suppose it's my own cautious nature that usually has me inching into cold water, for instance, instead of diving right in. 



Except for Christmas, I don't keep seasonal decorations per se. I don't have room for storage, and I rather like using what Nature has to offer up in the way of ornamentation. She's pretty hard to out do.



I do have dishes and linens that customarily come out certain times of the year, though. They're stored with everything else, just pulled out from the back of the cupboard or bottom of the drawer. Another sort of natural rotation. 



A lot of my vintage things have seen a lifetime of use before I met up with them. Using them just a few times a year actually both refreshes them, and prolongs their life.



The postcards are from "POSTA VERDURA", by Helen Buttfield. She did a whole series of various nature drawings in sets of insects, animals, flowers, and vegetation and such about ten years ago. I don't think they are available anymore. I use them all over the place.




So I guess I'm kind of into it. The fall thing, that is. I got a rush of pleasure from my small gatherings, remembering the delights a new season has to offer. . . . 










The casserole dish is by Vietri. It's like butter!












I hope your day is wonderful!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline



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26 comments:

sissie said...

Hello Jacqueline!
Thanks for sharing such lovely fall decor. I love it all.

hugs
Sissie

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Jacqueline! I love how you used fruit in the vignettes. I like to dip my toes in the water before I jump in, so decorating for the seasons goes rather slowly. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

XO,
Jane

once in a blue moon said...

beautiful pics, love the botanical cards~

Sheila said...

I love that linen!!!! :)

Anya adores said...

I love all of your stuff Jacqueline - it's heaven to me :)
Have a sunny day,
ax

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

LoVe those Butter-Cream & Golden Yellows...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So very pretty, love the linens and the dish that the apples are in!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Everything is just lovely. I love the embroidery on the linen, the apples, everything! You're right, Nature does it best!!

Have a great week.

Kathy

S said...

How lovely. I just discovered Vietri myself - the warm tones are just beautiful.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the pretty daisies on the cloth and the beautiful cards. They all say 'fall' to me too.

Joani said...

Awesome. Love the embroidery. Thanks for sharing.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I've been too busy to even think about fall decorating, but our recent days of cooler temperatures made me appreciate this post. Beautiful!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love your linens!

Mel said...

So fresh....love the little white bowls....enjoy your vintage fall....I'm enjoying at hayride over at Mel's Designs from the Cabin.....Mel

A Cottage Muse said...

So pretty...just loving the colors in the table linen! Have a wonderful week!

Wendy said...

You don't have a room for storing dishes?!?! THANK-YOU!! If you're not careful, Blogland can make you feel like you're not keeping up. I enjoy your posts very much.

Olive Cooper said...

The embroidery is very pretty with the apples. I am so enjoying the cooler weather.

Gwendolyn said...

Love it all. I agree Mother Nature does best when it comes to fall decor.
Blessings~

Claudia said...

I don't have storage for seasonal decorations, either. So, except for Christmas, my seasonal decorations are subtle and usually natural.

xo
Claudia

Willow said...

Beautiful pictures. Those apples look so good. I love this time of the year.

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful post. The embroidery is the perfect for the season. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Bella Vista Cottage said...

So calming and beautiful!

Barb

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Nothing better than the "natural" elements to celebrate the seasons. Your linens and those gorgeous prints are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration, J. xoxo

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
I adore the softness of your color palette, so calming and comfortable! The hue of your apples compliments your decor beautifully. The Italian baking dish is, truly, a work of art! Lovely post dear!
Fondly,
Pat

Cindy said...

Your nature inspired decor is so soft and pretty, I love it.
Hugs, Cindy

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