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 19, 2016
PILE ON THE HEIRLOOMS FOR FALL
Do you ever come across a photo in a magazine
that all of a sudden inspires you to create something similiar?
I was very drawn to this vignette when I saw it...
the colors, the quietness it seemed to evoke...
a very simplistic arrangement.
And.....just for fun...
I pulled together some similar elements to create my own....
I love our Canadian goose....
he stays on display in the darling's office bookcase.
He was the first element I chose based on the magazine photo.
I then chose elements of pewter....
Mother's little tea set she purchased in Canada.
If you will notice in the photo,
there is a small pewter floral vase behind the pumpkins.
I bought this floral arrangement when we lived in Dothan
and to me, it had all the rustic subdued shades of fall.
I adore cow prints, but this type of rustic artwork, does not really
match our decor....BUT...
a smaller framed watercolor worked beautifully with this vignette.
It showcases the soft golden color of an autumn afternoon
and the sweet calf's you can just picture in a Texas pasture.