Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I'm falling for it...


September 1st. Even the sound of it puts a smile on my face. I love fall. Vibrant earth-toned leaves ::: Cool mornings ::: Curtains billowing in the afternoon breeze ::: Sunflowers reaching for the sky ::: Golden wheat swaying in fields ::: Cerulean skies with puffy white clouds. The colors and textures of autumn speak to me.

 
I do believe that's why I fell in love with this gorgeous hand-painted linen pillow found at Pottery Barn. It screamed "autumn" to me one day as my daughter and I were browsing, but after picking it up to give it a good examination and looking at the price, I put it back down. I erroneously thought that I could make it for much, much less. Now, y'all know I can slap two pieces of fabric together and make a pillow. What I didn't take into account is that I am no artist. (The realization of that hit me later that day.) We ended up exiting the store without a package in hand, but that pillow kept coming back and obnoxiously knocking on the door of mind for the next few days.  I even went so far as to print a photo of it and place it on my couch...just to see how it looked in the room. It looked good. So good that the pillow went from my "would like to have" list to my "necessity" list. Fortunately, when I checked online they were featuring free shipping that day and the deed was done. A few days later she arrived.


It has become very obvious to me that my love for fall has influenced the colors that I surround myself with in my home. My family room is a good example of this. It is full of earth toned colors and textures...


I can't wait to do a little fall decorating in a couple of weeks! I'm also anxious to share with you some decorating ideas that are percolating in my mind...


I haven't been a very good blogger of late. Last month was filled with visitors and this month is filled with travel. However, I have managed to fit in a few projects over the last couple of days that I will share soon. Also, on September 22nd I will be guest hosting over at "Eighteen25" for their Spooctacular September series. They plan to have a month full of Halloween fun, including ideas for home decor, recipes, tutorials, traditions, crafts and giveaways. Make sure you check their blog daily! And just to set the record straight, this is another thing I love about Fall...



5 comments:

Darlene said...

That pillow is FABULOUS!!! I LOVE those colors you have in your home. I'll take a cookie please...thanks.♥

Renee said...

I love fall colors too. Those pillows are so pretty and your cookies look delicious!

Julie Harward said...

I fell in love with Fall today...can't help it! I love that pillow, I saw it too and just loved it! :D

Bunny said...

So happy you treated yourself it is lovely.

Melissa said...

That is a seriously gorgeous pillow - very Van Goghish.