Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Welcoming~


 
Fall is one of my favorite
times of the year.
The colors and textures of the season
are so appealing to me.
 
 
The rich jewel tones can be found
in many things from nature.
 
Gourds to pumpkins
and sometimes even in the unexpected.
 
like the left-overs in the garden ~
dried okra
 
 
 
it is amazing what we can find to decorate with
even on a budget
 
 
my seasonal decorations are used from year to year
but, just regrouping or placing something
in a different place can add newness
 
 
vignettes can be created by adding
items that have meaning
from a hand painted greeting card framed
to an old decoy that belonged to a grandfather
 
 
 
my desire is for our home to be
 welcoming and relaxing for our guests
 
 
this can be accomplished with
our sense of smell~
 
 autumn and fall have many smells
which are comforting and
hazelnut being one of them for me
 
 
hazelnut coffeebeans were placed
in the candleholder and
 then a candle was added
 
 
it doesn't take much to add a touch
of fall into our homes ~
 
 a bowl of fruit salvaged from a wreath
 
acorns, horse apples, fall leaves, pinecones,
branches, and cotton are just a few things
that come to mind that are easy to find
 
place them in your favorite or most
special bowl and add some
warmth to your home
as a reminder of the
changing of the seasons.

I am linking to
Richella at
Imparting Grace
 
 Photobucket

and to Courtney
at Women Living Well

 
 
To everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter or purpose
under heaven.. Ecclesiastes 3:1
 
Father, I ask you to open my
eyes to the beauty you have
surrounded me with,
may my heart feel
your touch
and our home reflect
Your Presence with
those who grace us with a visit.
~Karen
 
 


12 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Judging by these pictures,your home must have a warm and welcome atmosphere to it.

elizabeth said...

Lovely, so cozy, so welcoming. Beautiful photography.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the colours of fall as they are so warm and invite one inside to relax and be cozy. Your photos evoke that coziness. Beautiful.

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Karen,
This is such a warm and inviting post. Cozy and lovely and perfect.

Dorothy said...

Karen, you have such beautiful things! Wonderful post!

Debbie said...

I often have my sound down while blog visiting, but tonight I have it on. The music is particularly beautiful with the fall pictures.

I love fall decorating the most of all. I've thought about it, and I think it's because unlike spring decor which dies, or faux decorations which are, well, faux, fall decorations from nature are real and lasting. There's a Godlike quality to it that I love. Make any sense at all?

Your gift for decorating is amazing. I loved every picture.

At The Picket Fence said...

It is all so beautiful Karen and wonderfully welcoming! :-) I loved your last post too...I recently wrote a piece about joy and so your words were particularly meaningful to me.
Vanessa

Liberty said...

you're so creative! blessings!
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Richella said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Your autumn vignettes are so lovely, and I appreciate the way you use your gifts for photography and writing to invite us into your home. What a blessing to read this post--thank you for linking to Grace at Home!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Fall is beautiful the way you have it displayed.

love your beautiful music you have on as I look at your beautiful settings of Autumn.

Good bless.

S. Etole said...

So much beauty in your home and the thoughts that you share. Blessings for the November days ahead.

Kim Gibson said...

I just found your blog through Richella's Imparting Grace blog. Hope it's okay if I follow along. Lovely pictures of your autumn decorating! Thanks for sharing. Also, I love the beautiful music playing. How did you add that to your blog??? I tried a couple of times to do the same thing, and couldn't figure out how to do it.