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Welcome Fall…

It’s time to open the windows, toss warm cozy throws over the backs of chairs, sweep off the patio and invite friends and family to stop by and Welcome Fall….

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The fall season is an experience for the senses…the explosion of red and orange colors, delightfully cooler temperatures and the warm comforting foods made with nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin spice.

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I absolutely love having fresh flowers around the house…year round.  It’s one of the easiest ways to add a smile to your decor. And it’s so easy…grab a seasonal bouquet from your local store, dust off an old mason jar, dollar store vase or in this case I used a trifle bowl.  Add something unusual to the mix and voila…a pretty little piece of happiness.

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When the seasons change I take the opportunity to rearrange a few of my favorite things and give little nooks and corners a fresh look. This table sits in my morning room…I have tucked my small collection of crocks under the table. On top of the table I have arranged a few of my most recent purchases; a vintage egg crate and egg scale and a collection of vintage seltzer bottles.  I added the back of a sweet little antique chair as a back drop for the whimsical fall floral arrangement.

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…Surprisingly simple and fun to make.

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Fall seems to be synonymous with all things pumpkin spice, or least that is what my little sister has convinced me of through her daily postings of all things pumpkin.  Then of course there is the never ending barrage of all things pumpkin that show up daily in my inbox and news feeds.  So, I gave in…the cookies are good but for the record I prefer pumpkin bread smothered with cream cheese.

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…The cooler Fall temperatures are a welcome change from the dog days of the southeast Texas summer.  In this part of Texas the Fall colors are minimal…on a good day we may see a splash of red or orange from the Chinese tallow tree or a splash of salmon from the occasional rain tree.  Our backyard space is perfect for spending time alone relaxing in the hammock, snuggled up in front of the fireplace with my personal fire-man or dancing the night away under the stars with close friends.  What ever the occasion adding a few fall touches adds a level of warmth.

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Welcome Fall…Y’all!

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Recycled Christmas Tree Ornaments…

Over the years we have accumulated quite an assortment of ornaments.  Some are keepsakes and find their way onto the Christmas tree year after year.  Some have seen better days and have been relegated to the box of misfit ornaments.  That is, until I got the idea to give a few a new look for this years family Christmas decorations.

The old…

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This years Christmas Party theme was Boots and Bling, All things Texas! I decided to decorate the tree on our pavilion with a bit of Texas flair.  I picked up 2 yards of red bandana fabric and 1 yard suede with a tooled leather look to recover the old ornaments.

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I gathered the fabric up and tied it up with a bit of jute.

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There you have it a whole new look..

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