Monday, September 7, 2009

Welcome Fall

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     In order to welcome fall where I live, with the colors and flowers signifying the season, I almost have to wish it so.  It reminds me of that great line in Field of Dreams: ‘build it and they will come’ , faux or otherwise.

       In doing so, I get to put my own spin on those first wonderful days, when no matter how hot it is, you know something is getting ready to change.

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     Do real fall flowers, and leaves have glitter and bling and appear in varying colors of electric orange?  No, but I sure like them that way, and I recycle them year after year.

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     The invitation and welcome to early fall months in my house says the same thing every year: welcome cooler weather, welcome Texas high school/college football, and welcome favorite family comfort foods .

     My favorite message of love and nurturing this time of year?

“I think I’ll make a pot of soup today.”

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     I also love winding all of my fall things around things I already have sitting out. Every piece of fall in my house has to fit in ,no matter who was sitting there first. The three ceramic leaves were a find at the flea market for 50 cents.

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                    **Happy Early Fall**

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22 comments:

Beth said...

Happy Fall to you as well :)

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Have a Happy! Your pictures are fantastic. I would love to have a camera just like you! What format do you use for posting your entries? Thanks for all you share with all of us.

Charla

Joy said...

Pretty stuff. I'm enjoying this break in the heat. Here in Houston it is bearable now.
Still no rain, but cooler temps.

Joy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Happy Fall to you! We had some rain today that seemed to bring in some coolness. My husband even took a nap this afternoon under a light blanket. Looks like Fall is on it's way!

Karen said...

I have tons of fall decorations just begging to be displayed.. all of my old stuff here, from my parents' home and then from our home in Mexico... where people wonder why the heck anyone decorates like that. It's my favorite time of the year and if I can't find some place that isn't burninng fall leaves... well, my internal clock just doesn't work right. Love your fall bling, Laura.
Karen

trash talk said...

I'm looking forward to fall and cooler weather. You mean leaves don't have glitter...all mine do!
Debbie

southern queen bee said...

I was thinking of fall today as well. I planted six flats of mums in the front flower beds. I love your blue and white ginger jars with the fall leaves added. Have a great week.

susan said...

I thought I was looking at a picture of MY door--same color and the wreath looks the same :) I love fall too and all that goes with it.

Domestic Designer said...

Love all your decorations! You have motivated me to get started.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

According to Fall - it is not here yet. Temps to be in the 90's this next week. Typical of the MidSouth. I like Fall, but not what comes afterwards. Have a great week.

Kathy said...

Laura...Happy fallerizing girl...You definately got it goin on!!!! Love this time of year just like you do...new recipes for fall and the crisp air...leaves turning, kids going back to school, God Bless , xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

common ground said...

Laura, I love all your fall goodies. Yes, "if we decorate it, it will come". We lived in San Antonio about 30 years ago, oh, was I young, and every year in October I would cry because there were no pretty leaves, like here in Missouri. Young, but still loved my fall season. Have fun, our front doors are dead ringers. I'll post a fall pic soon!
Debra

xinex said...

I love your fall displays, Laura. So pretty. Blue and orange is such a pretty combination too..Christine

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Thanks for the encouragement to start getting my own home "Autumn-ized"!

Barb said...

Laura,
I love those vibrant leaves, and the twig pumpkin.
Gorgeous!!


as guest host for Tam, thanks for joining in on Three or More Tuesday.

Blessings,
barbara jean

Poppedijne said...

It seems that everyone is today on Fall Mood! Briljant colors! Love the stuff you have displayed.

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful bright, warm colours symbolising autumn!

Denise Marie said...

your stuff fits in really nice. Love the fall with the blue ginger pots. I'll be winding mine all around too. :P

"Blossom" said...

Love the glitter on the wreath. Fall is a beautiful time of the year and you got a good start going on here.

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Wow love your fall goodies - here in the UK we don't tend to decorate much for the seasons - well I don't - but come Christmas I make up for it :) Thanks for popping by my blog

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love your fall decor. And what do you mean that fall leaves don't already come with bling & glitter? Say it isn't so! lol.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love your fall decor! That wreath is particularly gorgeous.
Cass

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