Happy Thursday, dear friends! I hope that you are having a wonderful week and enjoying this last full week of October. I cannot believe that November starts next week. It seems like I blinked, and October went by in a flash. It is one of my favorite months and never seems to last long enough.
We are finally seeing some fall colors which makes for some gorgeous scenery on our morning walks. It was as if things changed overnight, and we moved from summer to fall. I love the change in seasons and with each one I feel a sense of renewal.
Today, I want you to step inside my living room for a visit and look around at the fall touches I have added. Grab a cup of tea and let’s chat.
When it came to decorating the mantel, I didn’t want to put things away. Instead, I decided to embellish what I had with accents of autumn. Autumn blooms, berries, foliage, and pheasant feathers were gathered to create bouquets in the blue and white vases. A carved pumpkin was placed in the center and fall stems were added to finish the look. The pumpkin is on a timer and lights up in the evening. It is so pretty!
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”- Emily Bronte
“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.”- Elizabeth Lawrence
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”- L.M. Montgomery
In the blue and white tulipiere, summer blooms were switched out for autumn ones.
A gold mirrored tray was adorned with Staffordshire dogs, a sparking pumpkin with fall picks, and cranberry colored candlesticks in antique candlestick holders.
Another glittered pumpkin with fall blooms was placed in the footbath behind the sofa.
Sweet friends, I am so happy that you joined me for a visit today. I wish you a most happy day and wonderful weekend ahead. I leave you with a quote from one of my favorite childhood books. It seems most appropriate for these last days of October.
“It was October again…a glorious October, all red and gold, with mellow mornings when the valleys were filled with delicate mists as if the spirit of autumn had poured them in for the sun to drain – amethyst, pearl, silver, rose, and some-blue. The dews were so heavy that the fields glistened like cloth of silver, and there were such heaps of rustling leaves in the hollows of many-stemmed woods to run crisply through.”- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables