Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Early Fall Decorating

I've started seeing the emergence of the pumpkin out on the internet. 
It's way too early for pumpkins in my humble opinion.  

Orange is just not my favorite. Those rusts, corals, and other warm tones will have to wait.
Even then, I can only take those colors in small doses. 

You may remember that it was all about the lemon at our house this summer.

I just adored that bright and cheerful motif but all the lemons have been put away in my fruit tote. 
I almost typed "our" fruit tote but let's be clear, Bill doesn't care about fruit decor.

Usually, I'll pull out some of my apple collection but I wasn't in the mood for that this year. 
My retirement from teaching played a factor in that, I think.  


My daughter did some paintings of pears during high school so I decided to sprinkle the pear motif around the downstairs.
This didn't take a lot of thought or work. I simply picked up the lemons and replaced them with pears.

The "wooden" pear came from Hobby Lobby. It's actually resin.
Recycled glass bottles hold baby's breath. Faux greens rest in galvanized pails.

The draped pears on the mantel came from Hobby Lobby as well.


Some cute, tiny pears were found at Hobby Lobby several years ago.

A felt pear on a black, woolen ground was cut from a vintage skirt. It's a favorite element in the decor. 

Other faux pears were found at Tuesday Morning. They still have something similar - FYI.

The realistic looking wooden pear on the shelf was found at the thrift store.
Someone had just donated their complete fruit collection.
 I resisted the urge to augment my burgeoning stash and I only picked up what was in the baggie with this pear.

Vintage, printed images grace my favorite picture frames. 

A ceramic pear adorns the dish cabinet in the dining room.
I love finding discarded hobby ceramics at the thrift store.
I've had this little one for several years.

That is it for me.
It feels a little ridiculous to worry about fall decor with all that is going on with the flooding in Houston and in other parts of Texas and Louisiana.
 Considering the enormity of the situation, it's amazing that there hasn't been more loss of life.
I continue to pray for our neighbors to the south. I just cannot imagine.
Please consider how you might give to the relief effort.
Charity Navigator can help you make an informed decision.
Have a blessed day.
I hope you are well, warm, safe and dry.

Linking with these parties,
Essence of Home 


  1. You can never go wrong with pears. :)

  2. Love seeing all the pears in your decor. Very pretty. I continue to pray for all the Texans that are suffering so with this horrible hurricane aftermath.

  3. Love all the pears - probably because green is a fav color of mine! The painting is so cute!!

  4. Pears are always nice, Katie. They look great. Stay safe.

  5. I don't mind the orange (or rust is better) but I'm so not ready for fall. Love the pears and still loving summer, too!

  6. Hi Katie! Oh, everything looks so pretty and I especially love how you've decked your mantel! Now, I guess I'm just old and traditional as I bring out the orange for fall! :) Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. I love all the green touches, and pears are a favorite! Beautiful decor.

  8. Hi Katie! I'm loving your pear motif, which is perfect for this time of the year. The pretty tray on your dining table is so darling. i noticed that pretty teacup with the cottage scene and my heart went pitter patter. Your green touches add such a freshness to your decor.

  9. I am with you with out the harsh fall colors. No orange no no, no. Love the pears and muted colors works for me!
    Thank you,

  10. i love pears too. i'm actually dreaming of a pear tablescape. lovely! xo- maryjo