Thursday, September 16, 2010

sunflowers while waiting for fall...

We are waiting for fall. We had a bit of a glimpse last weekend with some lovely night time temperatures but as usual for us in September, we are waiting and know we must be patient just a little while longer. I found some pumpkins yesterday and as always, they were irresistible to me. I always pick them out based on the shape of the stem. Just putting some on the hearth helped me forget how hot it still is outside. Is it bad that the thing that attracted me most to these plates was the word “solstice”? I like the sunflowers. I like the textures. I like the colors but it was that word that made them impossible for me to resist.






Slowly, I am bringing a little bit of autumn inside – changing the quilts on the beds, filling the lavadera with bits of leaves, gourds and pumpkins and there was even some soup made. So we will try to be patient, though we never are. We will enjoy the sunflowers, look for the changes in the light and hope that the changes in the temperature are not far behind.

Please join Susan and all the other tablescapers here.

33 comments:

food for thought said...

love sunflowers, all such pretty pics... i have those dishes too, been a long time since mine have seen daylight. lovely setting~

i have been craving onion soup and cold nights, i am ready for fall too. the lighting now is so gorgeous. i tried to sit outside to read today pretending its here, over 90 still, but, maybe rain this weekend :-)

lulumusing said...

So you are creating fall whether or not it's a real season for you or not. Sometimes that's what we have to do. As always, I love seeing what you do and how you present your creative self. Hope all is well. L

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I saw those plates and struggled very hard to avoid buying more dishes! They are wonderful dishes and the word makes them even better. I like the plates you have used with them, especially the pumpkin color. I have that flatware too--isn't it fun? I think I am ready for fall, finally. We have tornado warnings right now so I'm watching the weather. Linda

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Ooooh, I need some of those Solstice plates! I just finished taking photos of my sunflower table for NEXT week's Tablescape Thursday, and those plates would have added a lot to my very simple table. Still, sunflowers themselves make for a dramatic table, I think. We, too, are waiting for the relief of fall weather. Thank you for visiting my table and your kind comments this week!

Mimi said...

Like Tricia, I need those gorgeous plates! Beautiful table...love the ravens.

Debbie said...

How about I take your dishes and you take my chargers....Love them...cute copper centerpiece too.

Marlis said...

Beautiful plates - solstice. a wonderful word indeed. I love them. I also covet that copper jug in which your flowers rest. It's all very pretty. Thanks for dropping in.. I'm late as usual!

Kathleen said...

Lovely table. I am not feeling fall yet, soon enough!
The plates are so pretty!

Karen said...

We're getting fall a little earlier than I want here. Very cool and damp, too. I know it will warm up again, but I'm not quite ready for the big change we got. Love the plates, but it's the black birds on the table that attracted me. I bought a wonderful table runner with embroidered black birds on it in Vermont this summer. I just finished decorating for fall (that part I like), and it was the first thing I put out.

Johanna said...

Hi barbara,
I am with you, fall is wonderful with the soft earthy and sunny colors, pumpkins, apples, pears, mushrooms and nuts. Your tablescape catched the fall felling very well. Nice details.
Greetings, Johanna

Kat said...

Gorgeous Barbara! You set the most amazing, artistic tables. I love the image where you capture the word "solstice" on the plate.

xinex said...

So beautifully put together, Barbara! And I love the plates....Christine

Sherry said...

Very pretty Barbara. I would have liked those plates too. Love your centerpiece also.
Sherry

Entertaining Women said...

It is indeed hard to wait for the heat to subside...we experience the same delayed autumn here in the heartland. I think that it's supposed to be 93ยบ here today. But we do get brief glimpses of fall in the mornings...I can feel just a tinge of that crisp cool air, and there's a different tone to the breeze this time of year. Your Solstice plates are lovely. I have a friend who bought them, too. She sadly broke one of hers...I've been trying to replace it for her through eBay for quite a while, but so far, no luck. Thank you for stopping by my post and for your kind comments. Please, come visit any time. Cherry Kay

shannon i olson said...

The sunflower plates are fab! we....were in the 30's at night....no waiting long for cool weather here among the snow piles (teehee) in ND!! no saguaro has a chance here!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Your table is so pretty. I love sunflowers too. Thanks for visiting Buttermilk Cottage and I hope you'll come back often.
Susan

Jo said...

Barbara,I'm crazy for sunflowers,these dishes are a must-have,where did you get them?..We are having cool mornings down southeast Ga.I can feel FALL,is right here on top of us...
Thank you so much for visiting me at LazyonLoblolly,and your comment was so sweet and appreciated.Please visit me again.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Your blog is wonderful...

I wanted to thank you for visiting me at Sally Lee by the Sea and I'm so delighted with your blog that I'm now a follower.

Have a lovely weekend.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Your tablescape is peaceful! I love that. I like the plates. Thank you so much for sharing.

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Fall is my favorite - very favorite time of year!! Thanks for checking out my Martha Stewart post.

Anita said...

First I LOVE those plates, but the tablecloth just brings it all together! I just brought in my last three sunflowers to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I would have bought those plates too. I love those! This is such a pretty table, and I'm loving those black birds in the center (they go so well with your treble clef flatware). Your table does say Fall, whether the temps say it or not. laurie

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Your dishes are so pretty. I love sunflowers too, I think the dishes were just calling you to take them home. It happens to me sometimes so don't panic, lol.

Scribbler said...

Thank you for stopping by! I love your tablescape. Is a saguaro a cactus? (Pardon my ignorance. ☺☺☺)

Melissa Stewart said...

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will stop by and follow simple 1-2-3 soon!

Beautiful and elegant you did a wonderful job!!
KUDOS to you!!

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Barbara, what beautiful dishes!They all go so well together! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I have seen a lot of sunflower plates, but these are by far my favorite! I like the word "Solstice" as well!

Nice tablescape!

Katherine

Eileen said...

Your table looks just beautiful. I like the little birds mixed in with the sunflower centerpiece.

Barbara said...

I love sunflowers.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What gorgeous plates~the texture and colors are swoonworthy.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE that sunflower plate!!!

Life on the Edge said...

Wow, those plates are gorgeous! I would have had a hard time resisting them. My daughter has a sunflower theme in her kitchen, and they are just so colorful and cheery!

Kady
Life on the Edge

Sherry said...

You have a great eye for design. I always have to pop over and see what your up to. I have given you a blog award. Please forgive me if you don't participate in these.
Here is the direct link:
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-award.html

Sherry