Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dahlias and Fall Decorating


 It all started with the dahlias.  We went to the flower garden after being gone for several days, and there was our flower garden in full bloom.  Suddenly, standing there with a cool breeze blowing and clouds in the sky, it finally felt like fall. 


 So I came home and opened up my cupboards and gathered together all my fall dishes. 


 This year doesn't look much different from any other in the dining room, so these pictures aren't anything exciting... I swapped out my dishes and moved just a few things around.  Still, the room feels fresh again.


 I think I've said this before, but I love that about seasonal decorating... just changing around a couple things can make everything feel clean and new again, plus it always inspires me to tackle cleaning/organizing other rooms as well.  (Which means I moved onto sorting through our girls' clothes today that they've outgrown - never a fun job!) 


 Changing around the piano top today reminded me that I've got to get some photos taken of our girls... I'd like to hang a couple prints beside the piano and hang a large photo in the living room.  That's something I've had on my list all summer... looks like they will be fall pictures now!  ;-)


 

 This plate design makes me think of the colors we hoped for when we planted flower seeds in the garden this summer for fall... reds, purples, yellows. 



 We're just beginning to see the changing colors of leaves here and the cotton fields appear as snow when I look out the windows.  I imagine I'll be off to the farmers market sometime this week for pumpkins and those fall pansies I still need to plant.  Homemade applesauce will be on the table again this week and I may even try a new pumpkin recipe.   


Thank you, beautiful dahlias, for reminding me today of all the many reasons I love this season.  

Hope you are having a happy fall! 

17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful Fall post. The Dahlias and your autumnal dishes are just the right touch for Fall. I just love the fourth picture. Reminds me of olden times. Kathleen in Az

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  2. Simply beautiful decorating, and absolutely lovely Dahlias!!! I used the last pic for my wallpaper ;)
    Deni

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  3. I am loving my dahlias, too. And I love your dining space with the fireplace!

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  4. Angela @ Tea In The Morning TooOctober 7, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    I love fall too! Such beautiful colors in the leaves of our trees. In a few more weeks they will look like they are on fire!

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  5. I love seeing your home...thank you for sharing. Seasonal touches really do make thing seem new and fresh again. I wish I could have seen your garden of dahlia blooms...what a sight I'm sure. Happy Fall Andrea!

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  6. I know what you mean about changing things with the seasons. It does make everything seem new and fresh. Love the colors of your dahlias ~ so pretty. You take such beautiful pictures that I never tire of looking at them!

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  7. Beautiful fall decorating and I love your piano!

    Esther

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  8. Your fall dishes make me so happy. It's fun having special things for different seasons because it's always so magical pulling them out again. :)

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  9. Love your sweet, cozy home. It seems so welcoming and inviting. I never grow tired of seeing you photos. I get so much inspiration from your decorating style. Would love to see photos of your livingroom with those beautiful home-made tables!

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  10. Oh, such gorgeous dahlias! They are my favorite flower. Ours have been blooming most of the summer, but are really taking off now that the temps are slightly cooler. We are down to two plants, as two of the pinks did not come up this year. We need to plant more!
    Claudia

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  11. Beautiful dahlias...and I love the gorgeous brown transferware so perfect for the season...Cotton fields are my very favorite of "crop fields"....they look like a field of magical snow.

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  12. Hi, Andrea. I love your dishes and the pretty items on your mantel and piano. Your home is so lovely! Have a wonderful fall. ~ Jamie

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  13. Your so right, just a few changes in a room gives the space a whole new feel. Your fall decorating is looking amazing. Love your style.

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  14. Looks so pretty and fresh. Always love your pictures and you keep me on track of the beauty of simplicity. Those dishes are so pretty!
    Patty

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