Friday, September 5, 2014

Slowly Slipping into Fall

Hello There Friends

 The daily temperature reminds me that technically it is still summer.  
However, those subtle little changes are in the air telling us that a new season is right around the corner.
In the garden all of my mums are in full bloom, the Autumn Joy Sedum is getting ready to put on it's show and the Swamp Sunflowers are loaded with buds just waiting for their turn to shine.

 Last night I was surprised to notice that it was starting to get dark and it was just past 7:30.  Another sure sign that fall is on it's way.
While I'm not sure how I feel about the days seeming shorter, I am looking forward to lighting candles and small lamps here and there to cozy up the house.

Not feeling quite ready to succumb to completely decorating my nest for fall, I opted to gather a few things together.

A vintage tablecloth, mums from the garden, a couple candles and a few salt dough scatters I made several years agoSimple touches, but just enough to keep up with that subtle shift of the seasons that seems to be in the air now.
Wishing you all a wonderful late summer/almost fall weekend.


  1. I like the way you are easing into things, Kim. A new fall scented candle is on my list and I'm thinking about what to do to the mantel. No pumpkins or anything here yet.

  2. Sounds like a nice way to ease into fall. I don't mind the darker evenings, its the dark mornings that I don't like. : )

  3. Hi Kim! I like your gathering of fall-ish things. It's fun to anticipate the golden season. I am still liking the looks of summer, too.

  4. yes, I, too, like your fall gatherings and colors. I love the Autumn and look forward to cooler temperatures, as I'm in Southeast Texas - it was 99 today and very humid. But it's autumn to me, and that's where I'm keeping my thoughts.

    Have a lovely weekend,

    Marianne xo

  5. Oh we noticed that it was completely dark at 8 this evening. I always miss the longer days. Your gatherings are just the right balance between summer and autumn. Looking forward to seeing your autumn garden.

  6. Love your Header pic! Love it! So original and so perfect, for your blog name...

    Yes, it's been slipping into Autumn. But so far, I haven't gotten any of this season's decorations out. Not even a wreath for the front door. But! I did take the summer wreath down! -chuckle-


  7. Thank you, Tessa.
    You're doing better than I am. I still have a forsythia wreath on the front door. Shameful :).

  8. Your autumn touches are just perfect for this time of year. Slowly easing into it is the best, in my opinion. Today I'm painting the window frame on the front door in hopes of getting a fall wreath on it soon. It's hot, hot out there, not fallish in the least. But the nights are much cooler and darkness falls earlier. I like your idea of getting the candles out.

  9. You sure have the right touch! You know how to take a few pretty treasures and make it look good put together. The candle always adds the right touch in my book!


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