Brown Birds & Boston Fern

Getting Ready For Fall

Usually I go for simple decorating; sometimes it is just a household plant. Today I am sharing a favorite late summer early fall look, a cream and brown graphic runner and a house plant, a Boston Fern. It is coming to the end of summer, and I am getting ready to travel north to visit family in Michigan.  My friend will come by and water my houseplants while I’m gone. After months of bright, humid heat, a break up north is a treat.  I often go in August. The break gives me incentive to finish the hurricane season, as I look forward to the cooler temps of winter. This pretty table will welcome me home.

Simple tables like this can be attractive and a time-saver. Green household plants add life and texture and are easy to display and use. As fall is coming, I am introducing more tans in my decor. My general coastal home decor is not really conducive to autumn orange and gold. I introduce more tans, textures, and brown as fall comes.

Several years ago, I got this particular runner at a thrift store new with the original tag. I love the brown graphics.

The runner is reversible. On a later fall post, I will share the other side, brown background with cream graphics. I like to use the brown side in the autumn.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

29 thoughts to “Brown Birds & Boston Fern”

  1. Carol — that’s a beautiful table setting and it looks cooling during the Florida heat. Do you put up hurricane shutters when you go away for a short while? We have a tiny home in Ft Myers where we live during winter and spring (yep, we’re those dreaded snowbirds) and we always put up the shutters before we leave for Oregon … it is such a job, but I’m convinced that if we didn’t we’d be inviting a hurricane to make land right there in our neighborhood.
    Enjoy your trip and your time up North!!

  2. Carol- you have an eye for design!
    The simplicity is perfect!
    I prefer the browns to oranges so this is pleasing to the eye ?
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Carol, your table décor looks fabulous. I love Boston Ferns in the house. It seems like they breath life into the home. Have a safe and enjoyable trip up north! Thanks for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays
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  4. Carol, What a fabulous find with the table runner. The fern is gorgeous and looks simply perfect on your table with the runner. Very nice. Thanks for stopping over and sharing with us this week on Brag About It! Pinned to share.

  5. This is so simple, but yet so good at the same time.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors on Friday at 12AM EST.

  6. The table runner is lovely on your dining table. I love ferns, but have a hard time keeping it alive. LOL, maybe I will try again. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and DIgging it link party. We love having you.

  7. Carol, aren’t Boston Ferns the best? We have a few outside, one hanging in a Japanese Maple tree. I’ve never thought of bringing them inside, but I might try that for the fall. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design.

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