~ Autumn's Arrival ~
I spent a good portion of the day gathering things from around the house to welcome the arrival of the autumn season.
As the days become a bit cooler it is a pleasure to open the windows and breathe in the fresh crisp air of an autumn day.
Ideal conditions for cozying up the house in anticipation of the pleasures to be found as summer gives way to the delightful fall season.
I do enjoy a slight decor change with the arrival of each new season. Having said that I don't think the word slight would quite describe what happens around here for the Christmas season. We won't concern ourselves with that now though, will we?
Anyhow, moving right along...
While I do incorporate autumnal hues into my decor, there are some colors (bright oranges) that just don't work with what I have going on around here.
Today I took out four different tablecloths before settling on this one. It seemed to work best with the rug that sits beneath the kitchen table.
Riveting content here today, eh? :D
I like to assemble my centerpiece items onto a platter or tray so that they can easily be whisked off the table, if need be.
I tried using a wood tone basket-type tray, but thought it seemed out of place.
After ransacking the cupboards a bit I settled on this transferware platter as I liked how the patterns worked together.
I pulled out the pear candles that I've had for years and promptly decided they would look better with something under them. Enter the blue and white saucers I had recently obtained from the thrift shop. I knew they'd come in handy sooner or later.
A pear themed plate.
The color and texture tied in nicely.
Too bad I only have one.
Oh well, this is blogland where we can pretend the entire table is set this way. Right?
Our little secret ;-).
On another note I tried something new today.
Making a blog header in PicMonkey.
I wouldn't even want to admit how many hours I devoted to that.
I hope those gigantic pictures in my header didn't scare you.
I started with four... one and a half of them were cut off.
I went back and created another one with three and that is what you see now. Looks more like one and three quarters to me.
I went in again and made yet another one. Before saving it I entered a smaller size for the photos. After watching the little monkey do somersaults for hours I gave up. For now the gigantic header stays until I have the patience to attempt this again.
If any of my PicMonkey savvy blog friends have an easy solution to this I would be so grateful. I'm sure it is an easy fix if you know what the heck you're doing.
From the southeast United States I'd like to extend a Happy Fall Y'all.