Howdy cottage friends! Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback on the changes in my room! One of the things I rediscovered when I cleared out the white cupboard for the switch was this antique glass compote of dried lemons that I had stored away. Old decorative glass is one of my fascinations. It's perfect for composing an interesting centerpiece, and a sunny window shows it off best.
In a season which features pumpkins from labor day on through even the Christmas season (in the case of gorgeous little white ones) I'm always looking for something a little different for fall. I dried these lemons myself a couple of years ago by simply leaving them be. You can do that successfully here in the desert. I love the ambience of natural elements any time of year.
I've been experimenting with additions to the sitting room and brought in a little farm table that I have had for a long time. It takes up hardly any more floor space than my big magazine/afghan basket. (I'm thinkin' suppers by the fire. . . ) And it supports a new fall vignette.
One of my favorite small wicker occasional tables is tucked in too.
I also have an irrational attachment to this little round vintage metalware keepsake box with a bakelite knob that comes out this time of year.
It's nice to have a pretty spot for a few treasures amid the odd and end pens, remotes, and reading glasses.
One such delight is this whimsical flea market storybook plate from France. . . .
I wish I knew the tale, but it's enough to capture the imagination on an autumn afternoon while it catches a few crumbs or errant drops of tea at the same time. . . .
A bit of lace, a woven tray, and a McCoy cachepot of weeds rounds things out.
I think of so many other Septembers on quiet afternoons. . . .
How about you?
Have you enjoyed any nostalgic fall vignettes so far?
There's still plenty of time!
Anyway, I hope you are enjoying some of the changes of the season. . . .
*On a side note, Marty of A Stroll Through Life has given me the great compliment of featuring me today over on her blog for her Show Off & Inspire series. Thank you so much, Marty! If you are interested, that link may be found HERE.
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