Dear friends,

Happy FALL!  Finally, it’s cooler – yay!

I want to let you know that I’m still here, and have not abandoned my blog. Lots of new posts in the works, including a preview of our new shipment that’s en route, so please stay tuned.

After returning from Maine, Tom and I went on a buying trip to Scandinavia. We have a fabulous collection of painted sideboards, pairs of chests, vitrine / glass fronted cabinets, tables, etc. The shipment should arrive in mid-October. If you are looking for something special, do let me know.

This past weekend the weather was absolutely delightful. I was inspired to start decorating our home for the season. And, inspired to entertain. We invited a group of neighbors over for drinks. Also, we had friends over for lunch in the courtyard.

Enjoy these photos.

Still waiting for the trees to turn color here in DC. I decided our courtyard needed a splash of autumnal color. Don’t the mums look especially vibrant in the antique French green ceramic pots from Provence? For the centerpiece, I mixed dried Annabelle Hydrangeas with (very realistic looking) faux branches of Pin Oaks. Yes, I went faux! The galvanized bucket is vintage from Europe – I have a few more available at the shop.

Since the weather was a little brisk, I provided cozy yet lightweight wool throws, in different plaid patterns, for everyone. Learned this from our travels throughout Scandinavia where many cafes and restaurants will often drape, during the cooler months, their outdoor seating with inviting blankets for patrons.
Of course I had to pick up a few Baby Boo pumpkins. They brighten a lantern on the foyer windowsill. For more of my fall decor ideas, click here. Also, check out my INSTAGRAM.