Thursday, August 18, 2011

End of Summer

I am anticipating the end of summer. Cooler weather, soups for supper simmering on the stove. Putting on my favorite sweater. Of course in SoCal that change can take a while to come but a girl can dream. Instead I have to make changes indoors that reflect my desire for fall weather.



Gone are all the bee themed goodies in this corner. Though I did keep my skep.


I am a woman torn. I love cottage and bright colors but I also adore prim decor and its warmth.


So I probably break all design rules and mix it all up in here. Who am I kidding. I don't think you think of design and my house in the same sentence.


This place is a constant work in progress with a very lived in feel. VERY lived in feel. But I do have fun dressing up the little nooks and crannies. That is the fun part.


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Linking to:
BNOTP
Charm of Home
Common Ground
At the Picket Fence
French Country Cottage
Stuff and Nonsense
Farmhouse Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Sat. Night Special
Tatertots and Jello
Bowl Full of Lemons

30 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I definately have a split personality in home decor. I am like a design Sybil! I love your shelf on the wall and your vignette is perfect....I am not even thinking about Fall decor YET!

Julie Harward said...

This looks very nice. I say chuck the design rules..do what you like, follow your gut feeling..it is always right. I have 2 bee skeps like this, love them! :D

sneakapeekhomedecorating said...

Coming over from BNOTP you are my after! Cute egg holder.

Bonnie said...

I agree with Julie...throw design rules out the window. You have your own distinctive personal design. And, as Martha would say....It's a good thing. We can only dream of an early autumn.....

Jane said...

Love your beautiful furnishings, especially that rooster lamp! I can't wait until fall either. However, living in New England, I know it's right around the corner.

Jane
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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am so ready for Fall. It is still so hot and today is suppossed to be 110.

I love your vignette, it is just so pretty and I love the little wall arrangement too. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

laurie said...

I love the way you mix it up,, it works perfectly,, beautiful photos!

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Elaine,
Everything looks great! Love the sheep on the wall shelf. You don't have to follow any rules-do what makes you happy!
-Lynn

Deborah said...

It looks wonderful to me. Just follower your heart and it will be perfect! I'm a new follower from Small Town USA

notes of sincerity said...

Your home looks just adorable! You do a beautiful job of mixing it up and it looks very nice. :o) I struggle with the same thing you do. I tend to lean toward more darker colors in the fall and softer colors the rest of the year. :o)

Barbara said...

I am ready for fall. I think mixing it up with the things you love always works. This looks great!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh how I want your farm fresh egg container! Love it all.

Cindy said...

I think your style is very nice, it's very personal to you and you use such nice colors. I like it.
I am not looking forward to FAll yet, I am still reveling in Summer-time!
Hugs, Cindy

Twigs said...

I am loving the lamp shade and the upholstery on that cute red chair. You asked about the quilt I had on my blog the other day. It came from Sears. It would look really cute with your color scheme. Looking forward to fall along with you :)
Jeannie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

oh love your rooster lamp!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very Pretty! Martina

Coley said...

yaahhh for fall time! Love the bird :)

Coley @
www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Elaine, so pretty. I love, love the Rooster lamp. Lovely!

Barb

JudyBug said...

Love your pretties! I just mix it all up as well...I like it that way! I like so many things, it's just easier.

Stuff and Nonsense said...

what a sweet little autumny corner...thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!

alison

CAS said...

I think your little nook looks beautiful. I think there are "design rules" & then there are "natural instincts." My feeling is that if you go with your natural instincts, you are going to be much happier in your home & it's going to feel warm and inviting. That's my "MO" anyway!
:) CAS

dogsmom said...

My "decor" is even more eclectic. I try to combine prim and whimsy.
I say you are doing a much better job than I do.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Lovin your farm fresh bucket did it come with the image?? I am new to your sight and just became your 500th follower!!!

niartist said...

What a stunning display! Truly love every piece, and I can totally see why you'd be happy to share it with all of us! BRAVO! Can't wait to see more!

I hope you'll stop by my blog to check out my new feature. I've gone back to doing posts on my home, and I've got my newly styled "bar" in the dining room up. Would love to know what you think!

Thanks again for sharing! Stunning.
xo,
A

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How sweet your little display is. Love the sheep particularly. I think your style is wonderful.

Lynnie said...

I love that rooster lamp!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

You know you are speaking my kind of language here. Love it! Of course I spied that roo too.

Sherry said...

I like your colorful cottage! Right here in S. IL your look is exactly the cottage look that is in style and I do like primitives too. My original love was the colonial style in 1976. I was 12 and we built a house and my Dad after a few years gave all of the decorating for Christmas to me. I tried as hard as I could to make it Colonial Williamsburg. That was the style of home we had too. Now as you can see by the French clock they have gone more global with the decorating.LOL But, I will always love a colonial style. Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home Elaine!
Sherry

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Lovely displays.

Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So charming- what a cute little lamp and love the bucket of flowers!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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