after the storm

after the storm
Welcome autumn!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

inspiration ...

I am so glad that there are glimpses of fall. It is a little cooler in the mornings, the light is changing. I wanted to bring a little fall to the house this week.
I know I have told you the story of my lavadera. We bought it at an antique store 11 years ago. It is a little different than a dough bowl so I still call it a lavadera which is how it was labeled. I have filled this with so many different things over the years. It spends most of the year on my dining room table filled with something seasonal. It wasn't until I saw this post from Anderson and Grant until I remembered I have oak leaves! I always think of them when they turn color but rarely this time of year. Autumn comes later to the desert.
I had the acorns, the gourds and today, while driving past Trader Joes, I saw the happy sight of pumpkins sitting out front. I had to buy 3 and a few squashes too. If I have pumpkins in the house it is officially autumn, no matter how hot it is outside. Now I am just waiting for the white and Cinderella pumpkins.
The blanket is dreaming on my part. We are at least a month away from needing it.
You know I like a simple table, not too much fuss so my lavadera and some candles is good enough for me.
White dinnerware always works for me.
I am so glad I saw Jamie's post or I would have gone with my standby, eucalyptus leaves. I am sure you will see them later in the year. I hope fall is finding you!










Thank you so much, Jamie, for the inspiration!


Joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, the Table It Link Party, Home Sweet Home and Jamie at Your Turn to Shine.

9 comments:

tablescapesbybev.com said...

Lovely table! Your centerpiece is gorgeous...

Cynthia said...

Very nice tablescape! The lavadera is so pretty- a lovely transition into fall. Your photography is beautiful!

deb said...

It is so nice to feel the cooler air in the AM, and the more "orange" light, as well!

Donna said...

I love this table. It says "fall" but yet no oranges, etc.
Thanks for stopping by today. :)

The Charm of Home said...

I love this neutral look for fall! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Kim Hood said...

Your bowl is gorgeous! They are wonderful for filling with many things, aren't they? I enjoyed seeing your pretty table and am drooling over those beaded plates. They are luscious! I hope you have a great weekend. :-)

Mary said...

Beautiful Barbara, I love all the bits of fall in your wonderful bowl as a centerpiece! I've never heard the term "lavadera", I had to pop over to read how you came by it. I was in retail for 25+ years and never made the offer to someone I didn't know to just mail me a check when you get home. :) I just snipped some green oaks leaves this week to tuck in among the mums and acorns. Our leaves don't begin to turn here until the end of October and peak around mid November.

Jamie | anderson + grant said...

So gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for the shout out. I'm so happy that you were inspired to create a centerpiece like this, too. I'm in love with those little copper candle holders!!!

a quiet life said...

your table looks beautiful, i adore fall, my favorite season. i have been so busy living at the beach i forget its happening out there, but my plan is to return home just as the leaves begin to turn... your centerpiece is gorgeous, i can't wait to play when i get home too!

thanks for your visit today too, we had the party last night, its rare to get perfect weather days at the beach it was one in a million last night!