Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More seasonal changes...

Autumn's influence continues at my house. After I got the living room situated for the season, I decided the dining room needed a little change, too. I put away my fab yellow embroidered placemats and put down a beautiful wrap someone gave me for a table runner. I don't get to wear it often, so I thought, why not? It's much too pretty to spend its life in a drawer, so it now has a second life as a table runner. The earth tones are perfect for fall. What do you think?

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Monday, September 26, 2011

Seasonal changes...

With autumn here and cooler weather already starting, I figured it was time for a few seasonal changes around the house. I like reds and oranges in the fall, so I swapped my brightly colored quilt on the sofa for an autumn-hued leaf pattern quilt. I pulled out a favorite red pillow, put away the summer magazines, lit a few pumpkin spice candles and suddenly it felt like autumn had arrived at my house. Bliss indeed...

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy autumn...

Fall is here! The first day of autumn is always worth celebrating in my book. The colors, the leaves, the crisp air, Halloween, apples and pumpkins ~ it's just a great time of year and my favorite season. I'm looking forward to warmer clothes, colorful leaves, homemade goodies like apple cake and pumpkin bread and decorating for the ghosts and goblins that come knocking on the door looking for candy. What are you looking forward to this season?

P.S. I'm having a giveaway on my other blog, The Pink Home. It's open through Monday. Hop over and check it out.

Photo from Midwest Living

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The beauty of good news...

After what seems like forever, but really was only several months, I have finally opened my little shop. The Pink Home has shops on Etsy and Spoonflower. On Etsy you'll find my original note cards, fine art prints and framed art; the Spoonflower shop has my original fabric designs. I hope you'll stop by both. I'll be holding a giveaway on The Pink Home blog later this week, so watch for that.
I know I've been somewhat absent of late, but with all the craziness of vacation and shop openings now behind me, I'll be around a lot more. I'm looking forward to catching up on my visits and getting back to posting more regularly.
To celebrate all this wonderful news, I decided a blog makeover was in order (two in fact, as I updated The Pink Home blog, too). What do you think?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A little vacation loveliness...

The South Carolina Lowcountry is a lovely place. I'm back from having spent a week there with very good friends and I thought I'd share some of the beauty with you. We stayed on Frampton Inlet on Edisto Island, and you can see the Atlantic Ocean beyond the inlet in some of the photos. Hope you enjoy.

I am linking to Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.

All photos by The Pink Home

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back soon...

Vacation used to be a luxury, but in today's world 
it has become a necessity.
~ Author Unknown

I'm off for a lovely break on the Carolina coast with a group of friends. Fingers crossed Katia doesn't spoil things for us next week. When I get back, it'll be time to open The Pink Home Shop. I am so excited ~ September is going to be just wonderful. 
Wishing all of you a lovely start to the month. I'll see you in a couple of weeks.

P.S. And for anyone stopping by from the No Rules Blog Tour, please leave me a comment so I can return your visit.

Photo by The Pink Home