~GREAT ROSS FIND~
Just like many of you I love the Autumn time of the year. I'm a native Cali-Girl and I suppose I will NEVAH get use to the humidity and sweltering heat we often experience in middle America! Because I live in Oklahoma where the Summer Sun can get blistering hot (104 degrees in my town last Sunday) it is always a welcomed relief when the August temps decide to linger for a bit in the low 80's. By the time the leaves on the trees change from their vivid greens to a soft golden yellow I find I am more than ready for Fall to begin.
(You can visit me...but I'm SOLD)
I love to decorate the outside of my home during Pumpkin Days! With the addition of our new black shutters (they are all up and look fabulous..more about this soon) I'm finding I'm more anxious than ever to get started! The sweet metal Pumpkin you see at the top was snagged a couple of days ago at Ross for $9.99! What a deal! Once my Fall decor is in place I leave it up until it's time to change things around for Christmas.
Because the inside of my home includes a palate of mostly muted whites, creams and soft florals I do seem to struggle a bit to successfully incorporate touches of fall color into the mix. I love changing things up and making the different Seasons of the year feel special...but orange, rust, black and deep sage greens just don't seem to work for me.
~GREAT FABRIC FIND~
So...as I worked on pretties for both my home and my A Gathering Place Website I decided to scale back some of the coloring on my more traditional Fall and Harvest Pillows. I've concentrated this week on designing a few I think will blend beautifully into my own personal decor and I'm hoping you will like them, too! Both pillows you see above will be on my website later today!
~SUPER SALE - $4.50 Per Yard~
When my Mr. AGPMan and I began to change things around on the inside our home about a year ago I moved what was once my formal living room furniture into my den. Truthfully I hated how it looked because the sofa, though a gorgeous Henrydon auction win, was way too dark (burgundy & soft brown)for the space.
~Original Sofa Fabric~
Earlier this month I snagged nearly a full bolt of fabric for my sofa makeover at a drastically reduced price at my friendly neighborhood Hancock's (gotta love their mill-ends!)... As soon as I get my two accent chairs back from the upholsterer the sofa will be dropped off for her re-do! I'm so excited!
Now...just in case you all might mistakenly THINK I am totally disciplined and work in an immaculate studio I've decided to share with you a few TINY snapshots of what can quickly turn into a completely disorganized, junked up, out of control workroom if I'm not careful! :)
~SO MUCH WORSE THAN THIS~
~STUFF IS EVERYWHERE~
After I finish up the Fall pillows I'm currently working on I just MUST take some time out to clean up my space. Otherwise I fear I will surely lose my sanity. I don't do well with chaos and absolutely cannot create a thing when I can't see the floor (you think I'm kidding and I'm NOT!).
Hope you are having a wonderful week!
Blessings and love to you~