Friday, August 26, 2011

Pink Saturday Declaration: Mandatory End of Summer!

That’s right! You read it here first…Summer is over…Done…Finis…Kaput…No Mas. I’m declaring it Early Pre-season Fall…If Hobby Lobby can rush the seasons, why can’t I? Traditionally I start decorating for fall during Labor Day Weekend…September 1st…Back to School…unofficial fall. But not this year of Endless Unbearable Summer Heat! This year fall starts today! I’ve set out fall linens,  surrounded a big open sided urn with pomegranates in shades of deep burgundy pink…

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added sparkling pumpkins…

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and deep pink velvet leaves…

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I dragged out a fall centerpiece that was done by April Hiler Designs. I just love her work…she has a great Etsy shop. More pomegranates…

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The kitchen got a wreath and a garland…

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Out came a collection of fabric pumpkins…

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Now, I’m ready for a cup of tea and a visit to Beverly for Pink Saturday. Thanks for stopping by. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling cooler already…

Have a Pink Week.

10 comments:

Riet said...

I hope summer will last a bit longer LV. Happy pink Saturday

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOL, hard to get into the autumn spirit when it's 101^ but your decorations are lovely !
Happy Pink Saturday and I do wish you an early autumn.

dana said...

I hear ya!! I'm on board your End of Summer Train!!! I'm sick of it, too!

Happy Pink Sat....love your decor!!

L, Dana

Pat said...

Changing your home decor is a good way to stay cool. I'm going to give that a try - it's still so blankety blank hot here!

LV said...

A very pretty fall theme and presentation.

Elaine said...

Great fall decorations..I think I'll wait a bit longer since it still in the 80's here

Ann said...

I haven't figured out how to link up to pink Saturday yet but summer is not over in Lake Havasu -- we're having our hottest week of the summer and it's already 113 here today and only 2:30 -- the temps peak around 5 PM. Wish me luck!

My Crafty Little Page said...

I'm so glad you've elected to bring fall to us early this year. The summer from hell has overstayed its welcome. Hopefully I'll be able to do the same as you and at least bring fall inside while the outside sizzles away! xoxo Nancy

Kalyan said...

lovely captures....time to get in the autumn spirit in our part of the world too.

aprons & Old lace said...

I love your pumpkin wreath! I simply love pumpkins and fall. I can't wait 'til it gets cooler and I can start makin' soups and stews...and wearing a sweater and flannel pjs. :) I'm right along with you. I may pull out my fall pretties, too!

aprons and old lace

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.

Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.