My dear readers….being a transplant from the Kansas/Missouri area to Florida, I often imitate a clicking of the ruby red slippers and use the phrase, “There is no place like home” or there is no place like home and garden!
And that was certainly true this past week as I have just returned from Georgia and a blogging conference known simply as Haven, where I met a lot of wonderful people and learned lots of new things regarding blogging….which I hope to incorporate a few of the lessons learned….which will benefit you, my readers. After all, you are why I am here, so if I can make it more interesting for you as a reader, than that is a good thing.
Luckily, I flew in under the radar so to speak because as soon as I left the state of Georgia and arrived in Florida….Delta Airlines had a major technical glitch and crash of their computers, etc. It is not that I would have minded hanging around a bit in that beautiful state….BUT, there was my little Jesse James waiting to picked up from the kennel and of course my Kansas City Royals baseball team AND the Olympics to watch on TV channels that my hotel room did not have.
I know…a bit weird.
But you know me, don’t you?
So after arriving very late at night and after sleeping in a bit…yes, all the way to 8:00 A.M….I headed off to pick up my white pom and restock my fridge…and I just couldn’t resist stopping by one of our many Farmer’s Markets and picked up…what else? Georgia Peaches!
I love peaches and when the Hotel gave out peaches to all the guests,… I knew I would want to continue my peach eating spree at home.
And one thought led to another and I started thinking about Peaches and School starting and…yes, Fall and Autumn!
I don’t know about you, but I really do start planning my seasonal decorating before the actual season arrives because if you wait, many of the things you might like to purchase has already been picked and pawed over at the stores, especially the craft stores. My tablescapes do incorporate a lot of what I already have on hand, but they also include a new thing or two for variety. You will be seeing more on my Fall tablescapes later.
This morning I continued my thoughts on Fall-ish things as I prepared for my morning visit and quiet time in my Secret Garden. (Luckily, the Captain had stowed away all my cushions and umbrellas before my trip, so I was not sitting in soggy, wet, sponge-like cushions….it had rained a lot while I was gone)
Oh, and notice in the pic below….the beautiful Spring and Summer blooming purple Campanula flowers? A complete opposite of Fall, but I like to do quirky things and when I saw the pretty perenial, I just had to include it in the picture.
I also brought out my Fall napkins and set up a little vignette to host my peach yogurt, granola and my cuppa green tea in an orange mug. Luv it Luv it Luv it.
It made me think of the annual visits to the apple orchards in Missouri and in Washington State that were always a part of my Fall experiences.
My friends, I am getting serious about decorating for Fall even though Summer is still definitely announcing it’s presence.
How about you?
Are you making up lists or planning for your Halloween/Harvest/Fall/Autumn Decorating?
Have a great and Blessed Day!