Embracing The Fall Season!

August 20, 2008



I have decided instead of kicking and screaming about summer coming to an end....I am going to embrace the fall season. It is one of my favorite times of year. The leaves change, the weather cools a little bit, and it is time to pull out the sweaters, jeans, and boots.....one of my favorite fall looks!

Yesterday, I was able to knock off all of Nick's school shopping, we got the uniforms, the books, and the shoes....Hooray! Since we accomplished so much in one day, I decided I was going to start putting away some of my summer decor and bring out the fall stuff...nothing like a new look to boost your mood! I love changing the look of our home to match the seasons....especially for fall and Christmas.

So off I went digging in the basement....I didn't go hog wild, because I didn't have a lot of time, but I decided to start with my Pott.eryBarn jars. I purchased these last year and just love them....I keep them on my dining room table and change the fillers to go along with the seasons or holidays!
Here is a picture of our dining room....it was hard to get it at an angle that included the whole room, but this was the best I could do!

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Here are the jars with my fall runner......they were wirth every penny, I have gotten some major use out of them!

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I have only just begun....it is now an obsession....I can't wait to transform the rest of our house........stay tuned....I will be posting more pictures as the fall stuff comes out!

30 comments:

Jboo said...

Ooooh gorgeous!! Your dining room is lovely! What color paint is that on the walls? Love your runner and centerpiece -- you have a great eye! Now, I can't wait for fall!

Jan

Kayce said...

Beautiful! I'm looking forward to fall too, but first I'm going to enjoy our Indian Summer. During the actual summer here, its foggy and cold, but come September through the first week of November, its warm, clear and beautiful!

Can't wait to see what other decorations you pull out.

Jodee Leader said...

Your dining room is fabulous! I love the Pottery Barn jars too. I can't wait to get out all of my pumpkin stuff but it's a bit too early!

I am looking forward to seeing more pictures of your fabulous house! I am ready to move in -- do you have room for four more people?! Ha ha!

Shelly and Family said...

Oh..the glass jars are beautiful! We too decorate our house for the season at hand...and Fall is my favorite! It has been chilly here in the morning, but by the afternoon it is warm again...but that chill in the morning air lets you know that Fall is coming!

(I too love wearing sweaters, jeans, and my uggs...thats my look for Fall and yes, I so know uggs are so out of style, but I have been wearing them for over 12 years now....way before they were a fashion hit and I just love them...I actually gave all my girls in our wedding party 9 years ago this Sept...a pair of uggs lol!)

Kate said...

Love the jars and the new fall look! I love fall too!

Good for you getting all your shopping done for Nick!

Kate

Lisa said...

Beautiful!! I love Pottery Barn they have such great stuff. Your dining room is beautiful. Now when can I come over for dinner? ha! I do wish we all lived close by, we would have a lot of fun!

I can't wait to pull out those jeans, boots, sweaters, etc.!!!! I'm tired of my summer wardrobe. Bring on the fall!

Michaela said...

Very nice!
Potterybarn - my downfall! LOL!
I just bought "Sun & Sand" yankee candles. I guess, I'm not ready for fall :-) The weather we're having right now (TS Fay) reminds me of the weather up North, except we don't have the snow.
Greetings from rainy, wet and all around yucky Orlando,
Michaela

Cindi said...

Beautiful!! I applaud anyone who decorates for each season - these days, we are fortunate around here to be able to SEE certain decor underneath all the clutter! :-)

Our Complete Family said...

Lisa, Loving your fall time dining room table decs! I just had my hubby get all of my fall stuff down from the attic (downfall of buying a house sight unseen from Germany in a quick hurry~ having no basement STINKS!). Anyhoo~ since Bryce is back to school I plan to GET BUSY with the decorating during Caroline's naps next week. Girl, I can't WAIT! I'll have to post some pics I guess! Can't wait to see more of yours. You have a beautiful dining room! Hugs, Les (P.S. That is neat that both of our boys go to the same type of school and LOVE soccer!)

jenbusymom said...

Very nice all around! Great that you got all of Nick's school stuff so fast, you go girl!

I'm still waiting for summer to arrive over here! It's been our worst summer yet, rain, cold and more rain!

sara said...

All right, All right - I guess the rest of us can stop kicking & screaming too! I DO love Fall; I love the smells, the sights, the ASPENS, the Elk-Mating Season, the Halloween CANDY!!! Yes, I will embrace it too...

Your dining room is GORGEOUS!!!!

Bella's momma said...

OOOOOOHHHH AAAAHHHHH~ It is so gorgeous. You have wonderful taste!!!

Love the room and I love the jars!!

Your photos have me longing for the fall!

Norma said...

Whoa...........we are only in August........summer isn't over yet!!!!!!! Savour these next few weeks and hope for an Indian summer.Dining room looks nice. Mine is buried under a ton of school supplies.

Rebecca said...

We love fall!!

Beautiful dining room... I love what you did with the PB jars. You should go into decorating!

Rebecca

Sandra said...

That is lovely. Fall is my VERY favorite season and when it comes, I will be embracing it with but, huge open arms :-)

kerri said...

Beautiful job, love your taste!!
Are you for hire, *wink*
I too love the fall, my reasons are a little different, I get to hide under my new cover me up more wardrobe, LOL!!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

M ^..^

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Love the trees when they change colour... pity that Palm Trees don't change...
Do you want to come and decorate my house??? hehe... You Dining Room looks gorgeous...

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

First of all, beautiful fall photo! Is that really happening in your town or is that a photo from years past? Those leaves are gorgeous! Secondly, I really love your glass jars and how you've used them in your dining room. Just charming!
-Carrie

Sharie said...

I envy you. I've been in my house nearly 3 years and don't even have the entire thing painted...here you are decorating for fall - I used to do that, pre-child!

Debz said...

Stunning! I love fall. I just wish winter didn't come after it.
Looking forward to seeing more pics!

Dawn S. said...

It is lovely and I think it is a great idea to embrace fall! Savor whatever life brings our way, right?

Jennifer said...

I love fall too. I love going outside and taking a deep breathe and smelling the cooler air.

You have inspired me to get my fall stuff out too.

The PB jars are gorgeous!

Jen

Steffie B. said...

gorgeous!!!! ;) When can I come for a cocktail? *wink*

Laura said...

It looks beautiful but, Lisa, it's still August!!

Laura

Laura said...

It looks beautiful but, Lisa, it's still August!!

Laura

a Tonggu Momma said...

It looks gorgeous, but isn't it still August... or did I just lose a month? LOL.

Colleen said...

I love pottery barn...I shop there all the time. Your dining room is beautiful. I love fall too! I love all the fall colors. I have been shopping up a storm(clothes). I was just telling my dh tonight how I am celebrating fall coming by shopping a lot. Other wise I will cry that summer is ending and he wouldn't want me to cry. He said "no I wouldn't want that" LOL I would love to decorate my house for fall but at the moment it is being torn up...2 days of construction and several months to go...and I am already hating it! I just hate the mess.

Belinda said...

Love what you did with the PB jars. I just bought some jars and did not know what to do with them but now I do.. LOVE IT. When I get around to going shopping for the nuts and leaves/ candles I will post the pictures too. I have a 1 year old and almost 2 year old so I dont get out much HA HA
Belinda
PS I found you through my girlfriend Leslie's blog

Denise C said...

OH Lisa, how pretty!!! Can't wait to see the rest of your home!!! Love your colors....they are very warm and cozy...I love it!!! I am looking forward to shopping through the Silpada catalog! Thank you!!!
Love,
Denise