Welcome back to my early autumn decorating for 2013. If you didn't catch Part I of the Autumn Home Tour and you really want to see more (you're nuts like me) swing back to Friday, August 30, when you're done looking at this one.
We're starting in the family room today...
|A couple of lanterns, lighted vine pumpkins, and vases filled with leaves and lighted twigs are placed on top of the entertainment center in the family room. Natural gourds round out the fall decor along with a Pottery Barn leaf garland.|
|A Pottery Barn mercury glass vase houses a battery-operated candle and is flanked by silver antler candlesticks from Z Gallerie. More lighted vine pumpkins help illuminate the vignette on the glass-topped table.|
|The leather ottoman gets its fall look with a mercury glass candlestick, pumpkin, and bowl contained in a zebra and black wooden tray from Stein Mart. Another Pottery Barn fall candle adds to the ambiance.|
|The small round table next to the sofa has a simple vignette of fall items.|
|This pewter and glass two-tiered shelf from my favorite local shop, On the Veranda, comes out for fall and is outfitted with pewter goblets, jugs, and small ceramic gourds.|
|Technically, this isn't fall decorating since the female bust on a bedside table in the master bedroom has been wearing the orange necklace and fedora for most of the summer but orange is my favorite autumn color so I couldn't resist including it.|
|This small picture is very special to me -- it was painted by a friend of my grandfather's in 1918 when they were both serving in the British navy.|
On another note:
Have you heard that Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones are "taking a break"? It sounds as if it's kind of like a separation but not yet a divorce. I guess it allows the couple to re-think why they fell in love and where their relationship is heading. Well, along that same thought process, I'm going to take a break from blogging. I need to re-discover the passion that I had for blogging when Ann, Sheila, and I first started this adventure.
The best part of blogging for me has been getting to know fellow bloggers and readers from all parts of the world. I can't thank you enough for sharing yourselves with me through your comments. Your words have brought smiles (and sometimes outright laughter) and have made the world seem a whole lot smaller and a whole lot kinder. I've enjoyed being a part of the blogger community and will continue to follow your posts and be inspired by your thoughts and actions.
Ann and Sheila will be sharing their thoughts on Wednesday and Friday so please make sure to stop by and read what their decisions will be.
Love and good-bye for now,