End of September Home

My home is filled with coastal colors which is not easy to change for fall. This year the seasonal changes to my coastal Florida home are the addition of more wood, textures, and neutral color.  My front door opens directly in the living room.  I made a gallery wall last year at the entry with a vintage farmhouse sign, a framed piece of art by my father, a framed house blessing, and a white wooden hook for seasonal changes.  This fall on the hook I have a vintage thrift store wreath I got a couple of years ago.

Read More

Rustic Pumpkin With Cotton Bolls, Flowers & Burlap Leaves

For the last few years there have been lots of decorations with cotton bolls. Cotton is grown in 17 southern states stretching across the bottom half of the United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.  I remember the first time I saw a cotton field from our car as my family drove west across Tennessee to Memphis.  It was a remarkable sight, a field filled with white cotton bolls. Now buying real bolls for decorations can be expensive if you don’t get them locally. Read More