Friday, October 24, 2014

Autumn blooms...


I am just loving these pretty autumn blooms. They are called Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit ~ a beautiful flowering Coneflower. I picked up two containers of them, one for each side of the walkway outside of the gate. They are new to me, but I realized after I bought these that a neighbor of mine has some planted in her yard along the fence (they are perennials) and they look just beautiful. I may see about transplanting mine into the ground in the spring. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy their beautiful autumn blooms.
Wishing you a beautiful day...

Photo by The Art of Living Beautifully

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The beauty of style...



I just had to share the latest addition to my bookshelf ~ “Elements of Style ~ Designing a Home and  a Life” by Erin Gates. It’s page after page of gorgeousness, with some wonderful guidelines and tips for decorating. I found my copy in a bookstore, but it’s easy enough to find online if you’re interested.
What wonderful new books have their way into your homes?


Wishing all of you a lovely week...

Monday, October 20, 2014

A little aubergine for autumn...



I don’t know that this technically qualifies as aubergine (it’s probably closer to purple), but I hope you’ll forgive the stretch ~ I couldn’t resist the alliteration.
People always think of orange and browns and yellows when it comes to autumn, but I am also drawn to the deep purples and maroons. Since I have a wonderful old collection of purple transferware, I thought I would use a couple of pieces as the centerpiece for an autumn display on the sideboard in the dining room. The bright floral and butterfly tray that was there was just too summery.
All in all, it’s a simple display, but pretty. And much more suited to the season.
Wishing all of you a lovely week...



I am linking to:
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Friday, October 17, 2014

Autumn decorating...



Like many of you, I love the change of seasons and always try to switch out some of my decor to reflect Mother Nature’s current state of mind. In the living room, I switched out the pillows and throw on the sofa, cleaned out the fireplace and installed new candles, and redid my coffee table with these pretty autumn wares.



Don’t you just love that owl dish?


Wishing all of you a lovely autumn day...

I am linking to:
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully