Cottage Home, Summer Decor

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A Warm Welcome
Seasonal Transformation
One of the wonderful things about the changing of the seasons is that it gives us the opportunity to change up the décor in the rooms of our homes.

I love accessorizing tabletops, hutches, bookcases and
mantles in my home to reflect the mood of the season.
In Spring  it is light, rosy and cheerful.
In Summer it is bright, calming and clean.
In Autumn it is Warm and Welcoming
The inspirations for my Autumnal mood began with applying the color of a deep forest green on the hutch in our kitchen. I then layered textures of wrought iron and pewter and glass. 

The other predominate colors are gold and red. To emphasize the joyfulness of the season – harvest – I have placed vignettes of fruit here and there as well as dried beans and corn.


I found these Country Living salad plates at K-Mart while visiting my sisters and brother in South Carolina. I love the theme to the set – ‘Friends’.
I just adore the deep red color of this set!
It echoes another element that appears in my Autumnal décor

 – roosters and chickens.
I painted this door in my kitchen to fill an open spot. I shared this with you here.
The colors of my home lend themselves to
Warm décor – in the dining room I am thrilled
That the new colors to my dining room set,
of which I shared with you the transformation
here and here,
go beautifully with the warm colors of Autumn.

The dining table lends itself as a wonderful welcoming focal point to our home now since it is the first thing one sees as they enter our home.


I found these adorable buffet lamps at Dollar General in their clearance area for $2.75 each! The Better Homes and Gardens lampshades came from Walmart at $4.95 each. 
This goes well with my effort to bring more light to tabletops in my home, similar to what I found at my friend Maria’s home. I love the warmth lamplight and candlelight brings to a room.
On the living room mantle, I began with the same runner I used during summer. 
I added this blue urn that I found at my friend Maria’s shop – RoomsULove.  
I moved the candlesticks with beeswax candles –added a couple more candles, the burlap pumpkins, orange paper roses – remnants from my daughter’s wedding and a couple of blue and white small urns to balance the larger urn.
I kept the grapevine wreath simple by adding just a couple of the dried hydrangeas to some silk sunflowers. For a touch of red, I added two berry garlands swirled in and out of the mantle’s décor.
On the built-in bookshelves I followed through with the red, gold and blue colors – bringing warmth to these two corners of the family room. 




Our bedroom received a slight change –
The tapestry quilt lies over a golden-yellow comforter
And a few colorful pillows are added in.


Well, I greatly appreciate your visit
walking through some of the rooms of my home with
me – I hope you have a very Warm and Welcoming

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