Autumn Party Highlights

October 7th, 2013

Welcome back to another week everyone, hope you all had a relaxing weekend! I had my hands full with projects involving black paint from a front door at the shelter house to a set of two small chests, both given a makeover with primer and paint.  I’ll share them soon, but in the meantime, I’d like to thank all of those bloggers who linked up last week to the Autumn Party, here are a few tablescapes and vignettes that caught my eye.

I love the contrast between the chalkboard runner and white accents on Liz Marie’s table.

chalkboard runner liz marie blog

 

Get inspired by KariAnne at Thistlewood Farm, she knows how to style a hutch for fall!

thistlewood farm fall hutch decor

 

I love how Pam at Simple Details saved oh $1,700+ and created a $5 vase inspired by a Kelly Wearstler bowl.

gold vase simple details

 

“October gave a party; the leaves by hundreds came, the Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
and leaves of every name…” read more of this poem and see more of this tablescape at Back Porch Musings.

back porch musings tablescape

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Best of September + Weekend Reading

October 4th, 2013

I have really enjoyed this week so much, between the fall sprucing and the beautiful weather, it’s been lovely hanging around the house. This weekend is shaping up to be both relaxing and busy in a good way, we’re wrapping up the soccer season, working on the shelter home that’s recently been painted, I’ll be trimming a window and painting a front door and sharing more details soon. And of course Sunday brings another round of great football watching!

Here’s the roundup of the not to miss posts from September: best of sept 1

Autumn arrived in the living room with a few seasonal touches; I tackled two more colors in the Color Series, decorating with black and decorating with orange. Also DIY fabric coasters.

best of sept 2

Did you see the before on this cabinet makeover? Take a tour of the Valley of the Moon in Sonoma, and here are a few Etsy artists I like (plus more reader favorites in comments). After a trip to NYC, I wrote up an inexpert fall fashion report and some images of the High Line and Chelsea. I published a list of 75+ favorite retailers for home decor and accessories.

More links I enjoyed this week …

Domino Mag relaunches – expect great things.

George Clooney and Cindy Crawford are neighbors, tour their stunning Mexican villas.

He said She said – building a home together.

That smell of the first fall rain we all love? It has a name. (thanks Sherry!)

Five tips for starting a business by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty.

Thoughts on the new Etsy guidelines.

A great company starts with a great idea.

Facebook is building its own housing.

Sagrada Familia to be completed in 2026 but finished here in 60 seconds.

I’ve been humming this song all week long.

 

And a few more of my articles from around the web:

brighten bed bhg

wood stairs bhg

Five Ways to Brighten Your Bed at BH&G

Five Ways to Dress Wood Stairs at BH&G

global textiles

grey

Global Patterns & Textiles in Home Decor at Lamps Plus

Tips on Choosing Grey Paint Colors at My Colortopia

 

Enjoy the article and links and have a fab fall weekend!

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