To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
September 23, 2015
THE AUTUMN ENTRY TABLE
This day marks the very official first day of Autumn.
Time to dress our home for the season....
even though Texas still feels as if Summer never left,
we begin to set the stage for the holidays!
Decorating needs to be an easy transition.
I am so proud of containing fall decor to just three bins.
So......the entryway is done and all with decor I have had for some time.
It's always good to begin with grateful hearts....
Every year it comes together with a new look!
The two floral topiary's are twenty-five years old believe it or not!
Simple is the key.
The Southern Living at Home candle stand
becomes invaluable for adding height...
from my old Southern Living Hostess days...
let's see, probably fifteen years ago.