Fall has arrived! Even as I type there's a big storm outside as if to prove, without a doubt, the change of seasons. A more serious moment; I'm feeling very blessed that I'm inside, warm, dry & cozy, and that I get stay in here and enjoy my weekend.
It took some restraint, not my strong suit, to wait until the first day of autumn to change my tablescape themes over to fall colors. I had made a fall wreath and bought a silk fall leaf garland for the light fixture weeks ago but they remained in 'hiding' until the Autumnal Equinox (extra points for fancy words that contain the letter 'x'). I've seen pictures on other blogs of fall decor with lots of pumpkins but I'm going to wait a long time before I add pumpkins around the house... a full 7 days! I know, I'm so strong.
This tablescape is sort of a late summer theme which made sense where I used to live where summer could linger into October. Even though here in the PNW summer came to an abrupt end about a week before the first day of autumn, I had already made up my mind to go with the sunflowers. I can't say that I miss the lingering heat from a long summer. I'm enjoying the cooler temperatures and the fall color.
|My sunflower table|
I made the napkin rings with a strip of felt and some Dollar Tree sunflowers.
We may not have progressed as far as we have as a society without the invention of glue guns. Okay, maybe just on the crafting side but the variety of adhesives available has made crafting much more accessible to the un-crafty, like me. Due to circumstances that will remain top secret, I only use the low melt type glue gun/glue, I'm also a big fan a re-positional glue and tape.
When I went to gather the bits and pieces for this table, I opened a tub in the garage and found... four amber colored glasses. Yep, I had bought some others at Tuesday Morning months before because I knew I wanted amber glasses for my fall tables. Apparently, amber glasses like living at my house.
In his sleevies!! hahahaha
By now you may be wondering why I don't have any flatware on the table. That's easy I don't have any that matches. The red set from the apple table was too orangey red and the orange you'll see next month clashed with ... well almost everything. My everyday flatware? It just didn't feel right to introduce stainless with all these warm golds & reds. The green handled (partial) set might have worked but so far I've only been able to find the knives.
If fall hasn't arrived wherever you are, I hope it shows up soon. And if anyone is a psychologist out there, (or plays on on TV) I'd be interested to know why the majority of women I know, and several bloggers I follow, state that fall is their favorite season. It's my favorite as well; the crisp air, the beautiful fall colors on the trees, and the baking! Spring with all it's gorgeous color and reappearance of green after the drab browns and grays of winter is wonderful too. Maybe it's because fall seems to be about nesting and that is just what a lot of us are good at.
Or... because I can wear long pants alll the time and I don't have to worry about what my legs look like until next summer?
Happy Fall Ya'll !
I'll be linking up at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday & Between Naps on the Porch on Tablescape Thursday.