Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fall Decor Inspiration

While I'm definitely not ready to let go of summer yet, I do enjoy thinking about how I will decorate for fall.  I was looking back at some of the different displays I created for autumn last year and thought you might like to have a peek too.  So here's a random selection of various fall vignettes and tablescapes of mine to hopefully inspire you.

























































Late summer to full-on autumn is such a special time of year and I love the types of seasonal decor that go along with it.  I'm guessing it won't be long now before I start hauling up those bins full of sunflowers, leaves and pumpkins.

How about you? 
Are you ready to fall-ify your home?  


Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Inspire Me Mondays at Sand & Sisal
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Art & Sand
Thursday Favorite Things at Surroundings by Debi
Thoughts of Home Thursday at Décor to Adore
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Summer Tablescape in Red, Black & White

Sometimes, you need to slow down and take the time to celebrate a summer day in all it's glory.  This year, we haven't had all that many sunny ones to enjoy so when the clouds parted and the warm rays shone through, I took the opportunity to create a table for two so we could savour the moment. 




Mr. Delight and I decided to have a relaxing  summer afternoon and lingered over lunch in the backyard.



In order to be able to soak up the sun while we dined, I set up a table in the patio area next to our cabana.


Although it was a warm day, it wasn't hot so no shade was required.

Inspiration for the colour scheme came from my geraniums and the black & white checked tablecloth I purchased at the Red Apple store earlier this summer.

The table was set for a luncheon meal. The menu was kept simple with a lettuce salad, garlic toast and mushroom frittata.

I gathered a few geraniums and other clippings from plants in our yard to create a centerpiece.

Tables-for-two are perfect for a centerpiece along the side.

Though I did add this little bouquet in the middle of the table.

This cut-out scroll design lantern (local groc store - half price item) was elevated with a red pedestal candleholder.

Though not an exact match, I was pleased that I also had these cut-out scroll design votive holders.

Summer relaxation is enhanced with a bit of wine :)

I only have two of these tulip-shaped wine glasses so they were perfect for us to use with this table.

A layering of red, black and white dishes were placed on a silver charger.

White bird napkin rings add to the summertime feel.

I tucked a piece of boxwood inside.

My red-handled flatware from Pier 1 went perfectly.



I decorated this side table with black lanterns.

 I like to add faux greenery inside my lanterns to fill the spaces.

Have you taken the time to enjoy the fleeting days of summer?  Setting a pretty table outdoors and unwinding over a leisurely lunch is the perfect way to savour the season before it's gone.

After all, summer is a short 93 days...better make some of them count before they're gone!

Thanks for visiting!


I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Inspire Me Mondays at Sand & Sisal
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Art & Sand
Thursday Favorite Things at Surroundings by Debi
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Thoughts of Home Thursday at Décor to Adore
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage