The end of summer and early fall have been a bit of a whirlwind for me. I made a major career change, leaving my law firm and moving in-house at a Bank. The change was incredibly hard, stressful, and didn't leave much mental space for my creative outlets - working in my house, gardening, cooking, blogging, etc. I am now settled into my new job, feeling rested and happy, and excited to welcome the cooler weather with a renewed outlook and more free-time.
It's the third week of October and we have had weather in the 80's and 90's for most of the month. We are in a pretty serious drought and my plants show the signs of it. Finally, today, we had a gorgeous Fall day. As luck would have it, an exciting new purchase - my first non-iphone camera- arrived on my doorstep. So I walked around my house and my neighborhood and took some Fall inspired pictures.
Most of the trees in our neighborhood are still green, maybe due to the warm weather, but this gorgeous orange maple is the exception. It is so lovely set against the charming white house.
I've changed up a few little things around our house for Fall. I brought out some of our brown pillows and styled our coffee table with some pretty preserved hydrangea.
The neutral colors feel so soothing to me this time of year.
I love to add natural accents purchased from our local garden store like white pumpkins and bleached pinecones.
In the dining room we have added a seagrass rug (it is still flattening out - hence the books around the edge).
I added an acorn table runner purchased from the shop of one of my favorite bloggers Everyday Occasions. For a fall centerpiece I used an antique yellowware bowl and filled it with white pumpkins, moss, and some wiry twigs. I paired it with some antique barley twist candle holders with drab candles (also from Everyday Occasions). I love how it looks!
We've kept it simple on the front porch - my favorite wooden pumpkin, a branch that fell in our front yard, and our beautiful iron planter with some wiry twigs mixed in.
A simple bittersweet wreath for the door.
I am excited to start to learn to use my camera. Lily is an excellent test subject...
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Fall season!