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Monday, September 1, 2014

HOW TO WEAR WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY

   

Will you join me, and wear white after Labor day?

White jeans are a great transition piece from summer to Fall. Just by adding a few key pieces you can warm up their somewhat cool look.



A perfect casual weekend outfit
LIGHTWEIGHT PUFFER VEST
BROWN LEATHER BOOTS
CHAMBRAY SHIRT

A chambray shirt, black blazer, white dress pants, and black pointy toe flats for work.
DARK NAVY OR BLACK BLAZER
CHAMBRAY SHIRT
BLACK CLASSIC PUMPS

Almost autumn! You can wear white!!

CHAMBRAY SHIRT
WINTER WHITE CASHMERE SWEATER
MULTIPLE STRANDS OF PEARLS

Cotton Fisherman Sweater: SWEATERS | Free Shipping at L.L.Bean
FISHERMANS CABLE KNIT SWEATER
BROWN BELT

classic style-single breasted coat...love
WINTER WHITE COAT
BLACK TURTLE NECK
BLACK PANTS
BLACK ACCESSORIES

You can see by all of the above images that you CAN wear white after Labor day!!

COLORS THAT PAIR WELL WITH WHITE FOR FALL:
CHAMBRAY BLUE
CAMEL
WINTER WHITE
GRAY
BLACK
NAVY

SHOPPING LIST
Here is a shopping list of key elements that will help you to be able to wear white after Labor day……

WHITE JEANS

BROWN LEATHER BELT
BROWN LEATHER BOOTS OR BOOTIES

CHAMBRAY SHIRT

FISHERMAN’S CABLE KNIT SWEATER
BLACK TURTLE NECK
WINTER WHITE CASHMERE PULLOVER SWEATER

LIGHT WEIGHT PUFFER  VEST

BLACK OR NAVY BLAZER
WINTER WHITE COAT

To see more of the outfits that incorporate white for Fall/Winter Go to my Pinterest board…….

 
 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Using Natural Elements In Decorating Your Kitchen

 

I love to have fresh flowers and bowls of fresh produce in my kitchen in every season. 

I have found it is a fun way to change things up a bit in the kitchen without doing a major overhaul.

Lately I have been playing around with different vases and different bowls for the kitchen. 

Since Fall is drawing near I thought I would pull out my antique wood bowl, and add some fresh produce. 

I chose to pair it with a very large blue and white  vase that contained a simple color combination of greens and white flowers. 

I love the rough primitive texture of the bowl with the refined design of the blue and white vase.

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I like to keep the color scheme in my flowers pretty tight, usually just one color of flowers, but the addition of green is always a welcomed sight in my home.


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This was a fun mix of spider mums, and carnations for the white, and there were lemon leaves, eucalyptus leaves for greenery.Notice the big green puff? This was a flower I have never seen. 
It has a stem that resembles the carnation family. I have no idea what it is, but it sure is fun.

As you all know flowers fade, but I try to stretch out their life by using what is left, and still looks  somewhat presentable.

This time I switched things up a bit, and put my fresh fruit in an antique silver bowl that my sweet daughter-in-law gave to me as a gift. 

She knows exactly what I love and always gets the perfect gift for me.

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Notice the design around the edge? It has a Greek look to me so I pulled out a vase that could hold what was left of the flowers to pair it with that had a similar look and feel…..

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The carnations have lasted, but they are on their last leg so to speak!!
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See It?

A beautifully monogrammed letter, “K!” Could it be anymore perfect for me?

So that is about all I have been up to lately. 

My hubby is recovering beautifully, and each day brings on more, and more normal life for us both. 

Thank you all for your caring, and interest in my little life, and for continuing to read this little account of my life, and decorating escapades. 

Hopefully we will be up, and running at a normal pace not only in life but in blogging again.

I am:
“Still Enjoying The Process!”
I hope you all are as well.

For a look at other combinations I have used in my kitchen in the past......
Click HERE!

 
 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

How I Decorate For FALL Without Any Orange





GEORGICA POND: A Country Wedding
 
Every year when Fall comes around I find it hard to get motivated to change out my Summer décor to Fall décor. 

I love Fall weather, crisp air, beautiful colors in nature, but inside my home I have a hard time accepting Fall.

Fall decorating can be hard for a Springtime gal like myself. Especially when I don’t decorate with the typical Autumnal colors, ( NO orange in my life!)

To help me get motivated I had to write down the elements, and colors that I DO enjoy.

I thought about what represents Fall to me and made a list.

Wooden bowls
 
antique bread bowls as decor.

 
 

Wooden turned candlesticks
 
Chunky wood candlesticks

Wooden cutting boards
 
17th century French stone counters

 
 This is in my very own kitchen.
 
Pomegranates 

Pomegranate de-seeded in under 5 minutes. Slice half lengthwise, make several 20-degree slits around the cut-side. Place the pomegranate half, seed side-down, in your palm, over a bowl. Using a large spoon, whack the fruit. The seeds will tumble out!
Such a beautiful pinky/red color.

Soft Green Eucalyptus Leaves

Eucalyptus wreath
 
 


Cream or basil colored candles

Green candles
 
 
Crisp red and green apples

.Fall colors I can live with

Brass candlesticks that glow

Brass candlesticks barley twist brass candle by cristinasroom, on etsy.

 
Pale Green/Gray Pumpkins

Beautiful pumpkin

Golden Pears
 
 
.beautiful color and texture

 
Mums
 
 
Fall Plantings from Halfmoon Bay  http://goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com/2012/10/i-am-going-to-be-busy-girl_1.html
I love to use purples, white, and yellows for Fall. These are my Fall plantings.

Ornamental Kale
 
 
Tone on Tone  ornamental Kale and white pumpkins♥♥♥
Loi from Tone on Tone’s Fall Kitchen

BASKETS
 
one of my all time favorite looks with two of my favorite elements, baskets and cutting boards= Perfection
Adding texture with baskets adds warmth to any space.

Bakelite or Horn handled silverware

vintage bakelite silverware set
 
Bring in the warmth of Bakelite silverware. 

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I placed mine in a vintage spooner.

Lanterns
 
adore this idea of all the "lantern" candles together and all lit at once. so pretty.

Nuts and acorns
 
follow nature's cue and use natural decor in the home to accent each season.

Fall Branches in a vase
 
FALL*SPIRATION - White Mini Pumpkins in Bowl and on Table,  Dried Leaf Branches in Clear Vase.
By having this list on hand it makes it easier for me to change my décor to a more Fall-like look.

You will notice that in my list there are no russets, or oranges! 

So you see it is possible to decorate for Fall without using any of the colors in the orange family!! 

Do you like to use traditional autumnal colors, or are you like me?

For more ideas that I like for Fall go to my Pinterest board.......


 "FALLISH!"
(just click on the word Fallish!)