Late Summer Decorating

Happy September, sweet friends! I hope that you had a wonderful Labor Day holiday weekend! Can you believe that summer is winding down, and autumn is right around the corner? A lot of you marked the end of summer with Labor Day, but in my part of the country we still have several summer days left with warm temperatures. The question often arises…how do I decorate in those weeks leading up to fall?  If you live in an area as I do, you probably have several more warm days ahead. Although I am dreaming of autumn, I’m just not ready to decorate with pumpkins and fall foliage.  Therefore, today’s topic is how to gradually incorporate a little fall into your decor….just enough to get you ready to greet the upcoming change in seasons.

This week, I am joining a wonderful group of blogging friends for a “Transitioning From Summer to Fall” Blog Hop. Links to all of the participants can be found at the bottom of this post. A special thanks goes out to our very talented and dear friend Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home for organizing this fun event. If you are visiting from Thistle Key Lane, welcome! I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit.

When I think of slowly transitioning to autumn, the shorter days and cooler mornings seem to inspire me.

The perfect way to bring a little warmth and early fall style to your home is to create a coffee table vignette.

A mirrored tray and a few of your favorite items are a wonderful place to begin.

Coral roses are my favorite and what a perfect rich color to compliment the transition from summer to fall.

With the days getting shorter…candelight is a wonderful addition to your vignette. It adds a warm touch with its soft glow of light.

A pretty plate in warmer tones adds another wonderful element to your display. I chose one of my Imari plates to do the trick, and I adore the way the colors tie back to the coral roses.

For another touch of early fall….what could be better than apples. They are plentiful this time of year and add a nice natural element when added to this Flow Blue covered dish.





I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope that I have given you a little inspiration for incorporating a little warmth and early fall into your home. Next up on the tour is The Red Painted Cottage. Have a most blessed and happy day, dear friends!!!

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Linking with:
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  Follow The Yellow Brick Home –

Katherines Corner – Life and Linda – Peonies and Orange Blossoms 

 – The Dedicated HouseCommon Ground



  1. Nicely done! I’m with you… not quite ready for orange pumpkins quite yet!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Shannon, you have perfectly transitioned your coffee table for this in between seasons time of year. The coral roses, Imari plate, flow blue bowl of apples add such warmth to your beautiful space. Enjoy your day sweet friend!

  3. Dear Shannon, your home is lovely. Here in the hills of West Virginia, we also have many warm days left. The days are too warm for pumpkins and mums, I don’t usually put them out until late Sept.
    Shannon, you are a master of creating eye-catching and beautiful vignettes. The one you have created today is gorgeous and perfect for an introduction to autumn.
    Wishing you a happy September, sweet friend.

  4. Such a pretty room and gorgeous vignette on the coffee table. Love the flowers and the apples are a great touch.

  5. Love this gorgeous living room, Shannon, and your coffee table vignette too! It looks like the perfect place to snuggle up and welcome a new season. Hugs, CoCo

  6. As always, – beautiful room, beautiful pieces. Especially love the apples in the blue and white covered dish! Love hopping with you Shannon. 🙂

  7. Everything about your home is lovely – a classic beauty.

    I love your blue and white pieces – especially the piece holding apples with it’s lid resting gently by.

  8. Perfect transitional (and even later) fall colors that complement your decor beautifully, Shannon!

  9. There is nothing more iconic than a bowl of apples to signal the arrival of Fall Shannon, and how perfect they are with your blue and deep red furnishings! I love the coral roses, they add a layer of warm color and wonderful pop to the entire room. I can’t wait to visit the other links to see what everyone is doing for early fall!

  10. I always love visiting your home Shannon. You have such wonderful early fall touches. Coral paired with navy is perfect!

  11. So very pretty, Shannon…your colors are so rich and cozy for fall!

  12. Hi, Shannon,
    I always love visiting your traditional styled home! The stone fireplace with the two chairs is so inviting and cozy. I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to sit there in front of a fire.


  13. So very pretty, Shannon. I love the color palette that you used on your coffee table. It’s perfect for decor this time of year.

  14. Those pops of blue really bring the room together, Shannon. I love the contrast! And those coral roses are stunning. No wonder you love them so much! Everything in your vignette looks perfect for this transitional period before fall.

  15. Your blue dishes are gorgeous and I love the coral roses! Perfect colors for early fall!!

  16. I love how you decorated for the transitional season here. I also love the Imari plate you used on your tiered tray. I also spy some pretty candelabras on the fireplace mantel!

  17. Shannon, your home is so pretty! I love how you are easing into fall with your colorful accessories. So perfect for this time of year!

  18. Bobbi Duncan

    Shannon, your vignettes are always so lovely and inspiring! We are still having hot days here in southeastern PA, and that should continue well into Sept., so no fall decorating around here….but fall is my favorite season, so I’m chomping at the bit lol!

  19. Hi Shannon! I always love to see your elegant and classy home! I love all your vignettes with the blue and white – looks like that might be a trend this season! So happy to be hopping with you!

  20. Coral roses and apples, with a touch of blue…so perfect for September! I love your beautiful table vignette. My eye also kept wondering around the room to all of your other beautiful treasures.

    I love the blue tureen with the lid especially! Great post!

    Thank you so much for hopping with us, sweet friend. Happy September!

  21. Love those deep rich colors in your decor and in your coffee table vignette. The pretty blue and tureen filled with apples is so perfect for transitioning into fall. I enjoyed your post Shannon!

  22. Your Flow Blue tureen is gorgeous, Shannon! Love it overflowing with apples. And the coral colored roses coordinate beautifully with it all!

  23. Shannon, love how you styled your coffee table, especially that mirrored tray, which is a great piece for so many seasons and holidays. I’ve never thought of coral as fall, but it is the perfect color for transitioning into fall. The apples are another great suggestion. The coffee table is lovely and a wonderful focal point in your living room for fall.

  24. I love the simple elegance of your traditional home especially with all your blue china and that gorgeous plate which really bring a nice transitioning vibe to this room.

  25. Your apples and coral roses are such a lovely contrast with your blue and white pieces. Happy almost fall! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  26. Shannon, you are so right, to style new vignettes in your home is a great way to give a hint of the season to come. I have done the same. I hadn’t even thought about how we do get more time to enjoy pretty candlelight as the days grow shorter!

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