Monday, November 1, 2010

A Little Fall Decorating


Have I mentioned that I love fall?  You don’t need to be in a location where you experience the season to love it.                       20101027_73  It helps, but it’s not totally necessary.


                          20101027_39  I do happen to live in such a location, so I can see leaves turning their vibrant colors, most years!20101027_40

   20101027_44 And I can smell the fireplaces burning in the neighborhood; not ours because we don’t have one. I can smell everyone else’s though!

              20101027_45 20101027_47       20101027_48 20101027_46But I just spent a week in New Mexico and Arizona where it still feels like what summer feels like to a lot of us and I realized you can still love fall even in such  places.

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                            20101027_118You may not experience fall outside the house, but you sure can create it inside.  Now keep in mind that I’ve not been in the Southwest in the fall until last week, 20101027_60

20101027_62so I’m sure there are parts that are getting the same colorful, falling leaves, chilly temperatures and smoky fireplace scents that we get here.


20101027_152 As it got closer to the end of the week and time to come home, I wanted to stay longer, because I don’t look forward to the cold bitter winters anymore.


               20101027_66 When we considered whether we could live in retirement somewhere so different from where we are now, I thought about the falls I’d miss, especially when we were in the air and we could see below us that the leaves had turned so emphatically in the week we were gone!


20101027_36 Who knows if we ever would move there, but it’s good to know that we could still have some sort of fall, even if we created it ourselves.  Definitely doesn’t compare to the one God created, but thank goodness for ‘Michael’s’.  I saw a lot of them there!!!

Thank you for stopping by, I think I am going to mosey on over to Marti’s in Arizona for Tabletop Tuesday.  Come on over,  I don’t think she’d mind if I brought a few more.  I found the people there to be as warm as their climate!


See you there!


  1. Hi! Thanks for your comment! Yes, I did put the figurine, etc. in the cloche.

    I see you have a lot of pretty cloches displayed as well! I enjoyed seeing your fall decorations!


  2. Hello... are so right! There is nothing like a beautiful autumn day...where the sky shines so brillantly blue...and the yellows, oranges, and reds of the leaves sillouette the sky! I lived in south Texas for 30 yrs. and basically we didn't have an autumn. I am now in Colorado and I sooo enjoy the changing of the seasons! However, I did still decorate for autumn while living in can be done! Hehe!

    Well my friend, you have certainly dressed your beautiful home in autumn finery! I really enjoyed all of your lovely vignettes! I especially enjoyed the vignette with the pretty cloches...sooo pretty! I love the tall cloche! Loved your beautiful autumn floral arrangement and lantern as well! Sooo many pretties...thank you for sharing them with us today!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. You're right! I need to hear things like that about making it fall inside no matter the weather. I can get a little grumpy with the everlasting summers of south Georgia.

    I really enjoyed the tour and loved your fall touches. My favorite post was the blankets with that hat. It't so unexpected.

    I love that lantern looking thingie too.

  4. I love the pumpkin in the cloche! So simple and so beautiful. You have brought the best of autumn into your home.

  5. Oh, it's all gorgeous. Such fabulous vignettes. Everything looks so warm and inviting. Love the cloches, they are stunning. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. I do miss the brightly turning leaves here in Texas. Your home looks so inviting and ready for guests.

  7. Your home looks so warm and cozy and ready for fall and winter. The cloche is my favorite. Just beautiful!!