I only nudge the colors a little at the approach to fall. The tones warm up as the temperatures drop, but you will not often find strong hues in close proximity in our small rooms. There's the great outdoors to accommodate that beauty. And it will all come soon enough.
Already the frenzied days of the recent past are melding into the end of the season blur. The summer calendar now as filled in and scrawled as a little kid's drawing. And I often do feel like that youngster in the middle months of the year.
Sepia is the color of nostalgia. The hue of letting go. The cast of light at the end of August. . . .
I have made a few changes in the indoor scenery with that changing light. The top of this oak cabinet is a common stage for shifts in the season. I am loving farmhouse style these days and have gathered up some vintage finds in that direction.
I have an old fashioned collection of pretty runners to save me from dusting. (Housework is the last thing I want to be doing!) And it's always nice to see a fresh version laid on top of things.
I don't do much strictly seasonal decor in the house, so you are just as likely to see a wreath in the rooms in warm weather as any other time of the year! And anyway, I needed something to crown the tin tile here. The directions to make this paper wreath are here. (I just found these gorgeous ceramic eggs at the fleamarket yesterday and I'm still admiring them.) The enamel pitchers are also summer finds.
The art of Mikel Robinson that I posted about here earlier is also a new addition to the room. (Ravens are one of the Mr.'s power animals.) And isn't that a crazy wonderful vintage frame that Robinson does?
Rather than big color changes in fall, I gravitate toward more texture. Two big fleece sofa pillows came home with me on my last visit to Ikea.
The nice natural linen sham in back is also from Ikea. (This big deep sofa doesn't motivate me to housekeeping either! Haha!)
A few new laces passing through seem to be always on display in this room too. I couldn't resist snapping that beautiful trim!
I have had this vintage plywood magazine rack for a dozen years that never really fit in anywhere before. We finally painted it to solve the problem. So handy at the arm of the sofa ready for anything.
I would gauge the age at around the turn of the last century.
A big doily makes a nice quick and easy cover change for a simple lampshade. And yes, September, sweet sepia September, will bring plenty of quick changes all on her own.
A bon voyage to August!
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