I’m easing into Autumn with a sunflower celebration this week~ inspired by an April Cornell tablecloth with its sun-faded palette and sunflowers from the Farmers Market.
What I really want to do is fling myself head first into fall. . .
. . .enjoying football weather under layers of blankets, hoodies, and a glorious canopy of changing leaves!
I’m imagining the idyllic fall scenario. . .where the color changes gradually from greens to gorgeous golds & then rich reds~ not daring to fall until after Thanksgiving~ with someone (or lots of someones :) standing-at-the-ready, rake-in-hand to bag them and take them away. . .
Unlike reality, where the leaves change from green to brown seemingly overnight~ all falling the next day with weeks of raking & bagging to tackle :)
Although I’m ready to embrace the season, it’s a tad early here in the South with summer weather lingering. We did enjoy a taste of Fall with a teaser of cool temperatures this past weekend. . . just enough to whet my appetite for pumpkins & pies, fires & s’mores, and comfort food in the crock pot~
I emptied my jars from the kitchen, replacing the dried pasta that normally fills them, with some seasonal botanicals found at HomeGoods for the table~
A bumble bee found its way from the basil blooms to the sunflowers at the table, as if by cue~
Too busy with its nectar gathering to realize that its arrival & appearance at my table was timely~ just like an invited guest :)
With a little bumble bee inspiration, I had fun with Tootsie Rolls, black sparkling sugar & sliced almonds~
Sunflower table details:
Tablecloth- April Cornell/ HomeGoods
Napkins/ Bed, Bath & Beyond
Napkin Rings, Urn, Candeholder & Jars/Pottery Barn
Goblets/ Hobby Lobby
Dishes/ Oneida Westerly Basket
Chargers/ World Market
Wishing you an idyllic Fall Season enjoying Autumn’s Abundance ~