Hello friends. Can you believe it’s already September?
August was pure craziness around here and I’m so happy to welcome a slower paced September. There’s something about the Fall season and September in particular that reminds me of new beginnings. I know most people feel that way about Springtime but for me it’s always been September, the month when school begins. I happened to be one of those kids that couldn’t wait for the new school year to start. I loved it all. The excitement of walking into my new classrooms, scouring through my new textbooks, getting impressions of the teachers, wearing my new school clothes…
Once, when Michael was a little guy and I told him this same story, he looked at me with his big, brown eyes and asked me earnestly, “Mom, were you sort of a nerd in school?”
I never laughed so hard.
Hey, embrace your nerdiness, that’s my motto.
Anyway, back to the topic of September.
Yesterday I got the most wonderful surprise when I woke up and discovered that it was actually raining. Yep, raining in September which is really unusual here, only it was the kind of warm, tropical rain where you can still walk around in your summer clothes. Don’t you love that kind of wetness?
And it was so perfect because it inspired me to begin some Fall decorating…
I’m working on another wedding right now and I was shopping for a certain size frame when I found this beautiful brown and cream colored pitcher in an antique shop.
Here’s a shot of my sideboard with the Fall vignettes.
I wanted to put coffee beans in Grandma’s teacup but I didn’t have any. I love the smell of coffee don’t you?
I love these colors of Fall…
This is a picture of the window box I found at the same antique shop. Ever since I saw Debra’s centerpiece in this post I’ve been wanting to find a window box and the minute I saw this one looking all chippy white and old, my heart skipped a beat.
It still feels a bit early for pumpkins in here so I opted for a white and green hues instead.
I filled this window box using grocery store flowers, berries, succulents, candles and moss. I’ll show you how I did it in my next post. It’s very easy.
I bring my leopard shades out in the Fall.
I added a dark chocolate ribbon on the boxwood wreaths for a little color.
Well that’s one room done for now.
I’m in the process of unloading a lot of stuff around here, clothes that don’t fit, things we don’t use. Maybe it’s the season, maybe it’s the new empty nest, but now that the boys are away at school it feels like a good time to start fresh. Change things around.
I’m in the mood for change. Big, positive ones. How about you?
Are you an optimist these days?
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