Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fall 2015








Welcome to my Fall 2015 tour!
We don't change too much from summer to September, but I do like to add some fall color and texture.  This segues into fall and then I kick it up in a little month I like to call Rocktober.











One of the things I like to do in the fall is add candles.  I put some on the mantel in the living room, along with magnolia leaves and pods.



We always have a plethora of abandoned nests here in Brandywine's walled garden.






I added some gold flowers to my small dining table in the corner of the living room. (Yes...candles too.)





The chalkboard in the foyer got a quote from John Donne's Elegy IX, for us "ladies of a certain age." (I'm still working on my 'chalkboard writing.' I hope it improves.)




In the dining room, the last of the flowers from my garden make an appearance in an ironstone jug.




Lanterns (with candles, of course) on top of the dining room cabinet.


(There's a raven on the other side. It's early for Poe, but I'm giving him a head start.)


There are more flowers on the kitchen table, and 


lots of apples for cooking and eating!!


11 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love that donne quote but i admit to not being a fan of his when i was in college. i think that may have had to do with the 90 year old professor i had though... he was way past his autumnal age.
and i love the flowers mixed with the ferns- so pretty!!

Rita C. said...

Nice touches, Kirby. I spent a whole day undoing summer and pulling out fall things this past weekend (ahem...much of that day was spent driving myself crazy, looking for a bouquet of feathers and a chair slipcover that I put away where I KNEW I'd easily find). Found the feathers, never did find the slipcover. I hate when that happens.....
Rita

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

I am soooo behind! Wait.. it's only September 1st! Love the nests! laura

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I'm very impressed by your chalkboard writing!

Art and Sand said...

Beautiful!

The words "ladies of a certain age" resonated with me. And then it hit me, I am way past "a certain age" and am just OLD!

andi filante said...

I swear someday I'll be a seasonal decorator. But today is not that day.

-andi

Andrea said...

I usually look forward to busting out the fall decor, but all of my decluttering has sapped some of my interest...but maybe when we drop below 85 degrees I will feel inspired!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kirby,
I like your fall decor. Still gives a little summer as we transition into fall. Here in the midwest it is very hot this week. 90's so very hot not fall like at all. Have a great rest of the week and wonderful holiday week end.
Kris

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Sometimes you make me feel just slightly stupid, because I'm not familiar with John Donne. I think. I may just have forgotten. It's never too early to slip in the raven. I think it is most tastefully done one at a time. By Halloween you can have a tribe, or coven, or flock, or whatever a bunch of ravens would be... Hope all is going well at school...

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Love the quote and the chalkboard writing!

Feral Turtle said...

No need to improve on your chalkboard writing Looks fantastic Kirby and I love the quote! Fall brings Halloween and that used to be the most wonderful time of the year when I was a kid!! Cheers.

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