I think we are having our last day of summer. The weather channel says 88 degrees. I know many of you are so done with the heat! But it is a bittersweet day for a summer lover like me. The rest of the week shows a prediction for cooler days. I'm pretty confident we won't see almost ninety again for many months to come. Au revoir to my good friend!
That calls for a few changes of course. Many of them quite welcome. It has been a while since we saw much difference in the dining room sideboard, for instance, and I have given it a little refresh to herald a new season.
My inspiration came from these pretty new plates I got on sale at Pottery Barn this weekend. They told me they are from the spring collections. And that sounds about right. I haven't been shopping much since the nice weather hit way back then. But they seem so much more suited for fall to me. The colors certainly are.
So I paired them up with some twiggy things to settle in.
There are more bowls than pitchers showing on the shelves this time. The days pouring forth with so much activity have passed too. I'm ready for books, woolly throws, and savory soups to cradle in my hands after a bracing walk in the woods.
The flickers which we only see at our vines in autumn have already arrived.
The lower half of the dresser holds plenty of plates and bowls to pull out with a little room left over for a few brimming serving dishes. I love the simple suppers of fall.
I have thrown open the patio door for more light, which shows off the textures of my Rose Point china. The goldfinches just outside are cheering me on with their song as they head for the feeders.
Someone recently posted a saying online that is a new idea for me. "Fall is for new beginnings." And I think I will be taking it to heart. . . .
And happy first days of fall!
May it be full of new beginnings!
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