Monday, August 24, 2015

Sailing Season Returns Tablescape

Hi Blog Decor Friends!  I know most of you are probably eager to be moving on to the Fall season with all it's rich crisp decorating colors right?  Well, I would be too if I wasn't also enjoying the last fruits of the summer season from a sailing perspective.  So, I hope you'll slow down for just a bit today and take a little trip with me first.  You see there is another season in the south if you are a lake sailor.  It's the season when all the heavy heat and stillness of summer begins to subside and the winds begin to pick up again just ever so slightly.

It's called the Return of Sailing Season. Truth be known we sailing fans of the south enjoy sailing almost all year long.   However everyone knows that the best times to sail in the south is usually in the cooler temps.   But....some of us fair weather wives are a little more selective in our enjoyment of the sailing season.

Some of us prefer days that are warmer but not as turbulent that lend themselves towards a more summery type season with just the hint of cooler breezes.

We are lake people but we dream of oceanic voyages while were out on the open waters.

We dream of warm bubbly waters ripe with windy currents and cool breezes to fill our sails.

We are not quite ready to let go of the warmth of summer but enjoy the allure of the season to come.

Finally, in celebration of that short window of time where summer ends and fall begins I have pulled together a tablescape I hope represents the best of both season.  Can't you just picture a hopeful maiden waiting among the cliffs of the lighthouse for the return of her sailor man?  I sure can.  LOL!  Ok, so maybe I've been reading just a tad too many romantic novels this summer!

Oh Well!  I may be dreaming here, but yeah, that's what I do.  (smile)
Thanks for stopping by and for taking a little voyage here with me into my world!
Happy Sailing Friends!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Decorative Denim Wreath

Calling all Decorating denim Divas!!!
  What do you think?  Do ya love it or what?  Well obviously, I love it and hope you do too.  More excitedly, I feel like I have finally figured out the decorating dilemma of what wreath to do in between seasons.

If you live in the south you know the dilemma I'm talking about.  We call it the dog days of summer!

It's that time of the year when all the stores are filled with fall decor.   Yet, it's still so dang hot you just can't quite bring yourself to commit to calling it fall can you?  So what do you?   I say, do denim!

Cool and refreshing denim blues.

Love me some denim, mixed with burlap and denim and lace.  You can't go wrong with that!

What could be a better fit (pardon the pun, no, not really) and what could be more welcoming then denim?  Are you with me here?

It all started for me when I saw this denim collection of ribbons and such at Michaels early this spring.  I wasn't able to decide what I was going to do with any of it then and so I waited.  Well, actually I waited and I waited and waited even more.  I was so in love with this line that I have kept it in the back of my head the entire summer.   Finally last week after walking in Michaels and seeing the whole collection at 70% off I was ready.  Funny how that works.  So I came home with all of this, which soon became....

...This!  Love, love, love!!!

I think denim is the perfect transition into fall, don't you?

Thanks for stopping by today friends.
Have a great weekend!
See ya,