Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Cosiness of Autumn

                                                         Hello Everyone,
                                      Hope you had a great weekend.
                We have been getting a downpour here today and a lot more rain is expected for tomorrow so we are making up for our dry summer.

          I got in the mood to do some Autumn decorating one day last week. So I gathered up some of my Fall/Autumn linens and got my husband to put up the old lovely wooden doors from the Restore.The bed was one that I had bought for our grandson at Coulson's in Summerside a few years ago and he has changed to a single bed so this one(a 3/4) came back to me.

An Autumn vignette on the table with old books ,a birdhouse and dried hydrangeas from our garden.

The needlepoint pillows add a nice warm touch. This tea set is the perfect match .

                                   Where do you think this little nook is-can you guess?
 On a sunny warm late summer or Autumn day this is the perfect place to curl up with a book.
 And even on a warm rainy day like today it was a great place to relax and listen to the rain.
                                    If you guessed it is our veranda you were right!

                              This is the other end of the screened porch/veranda where we eat our meals.
                                         The reflection in the old mirror over the bed.
This is the summer look that it had before I started to give it an Autumn look.

I am joining Matamorphsis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch today.

Thank you for visiting me.



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is the perfect spot to curl up with a book on a chilly Fall or rainy day, Carolyn! I would be quite content to take a little nap, too!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

You have so much talent and you do it all so beautifully! I love your fall makeover. So perfect in everyway!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a cozy spot, Carolyn! Pretty colours.


A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful transformation Carolyn. Your pictures of autumn have a lovely warm golden hue, perfect for the fall season. Have a wonderful week:)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your little nook is so beautiful. I love how you coordinated everything. So warm and inviting.

Deb said...

All those colours combined are beautiful. I find them very calming. I love the old bed. It reminds me of one we had for our children years back. Your table is so inviting. I would love to have tea there.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

The summer look is beautiful but the Autumn look just warms my heart!
I love the deep rich jewel tone colors of Fall and you have captured the spirit of Autumn beautifully!


Deanna said...

Dearest Carolyn,
Absolutely lovely!!! Your delightful decorating puts me in the mood for cooler weather and hot chocolate. The greens, oranges and browns are so pretty.

Your Autumn decorating has inspired me to get with the program sort of speak. I have got to dig my scarecrows out of storage this week.

Hope I can get 'er done,

Debra @ Common Ground said...

such a gorgeous spot,Love the warm Fall colors, and those wonderful doors!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

All of these colors are just beautiful. Everything looks so warm and cozy. Just wonderful!


Just gorgeous, warm cozy and inviting! The fall decor in it it's lovely, specially all the colors, the pillows and the beautiful teaset; can't be better place than this one to curl up with a good book, a magazine, or family photo albums. Have a blessed week.

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

Oh I think my heart just melted!! That is the most deliciously cozy piece of gorgeousness I have seen in a very long time! It just makes me want to curl up with a plate of pumpkin pie and a good book :) Have a lovely night!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I don't care for fall...but you do such a beautiful job. You make even fall look gorgeous! Love the colors you used.

Heaven's Walk said...

Ummmm....when did you say I could move in, Carolyn.....?


Absolutely beautiful and cozy and oh so inviting!!!!

xoxo laurie

Kathy said...

Just beautiful, Carolyn! Question about your it screened only, or are their windows as well? I was wondering how you keep these beautiful things dry when the rains are heavy, or accompanied by wind.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

It looks so inviting! Perfect for autumn! After our hot summer with extreme drought conditions, I am so ready for it!

Jackie said...

LOVE the Autumn look, so welcoming!! Jackie in Surrey, UK.

iris said...

et oui l' automne est là
avec toutes ses couleurs superbes
votre déco est vraiment très belle
très chaude
bonne journée

shirlgirl said...

I really like the way you combined fabrics and prints. Is it difficult to keep linens clean on a screen porch?

Rosetta said...

Adoro l'autunno!Questa stanza è dolcissima!Invita a pomeriggi in casa a bere il thè mentre fuori cadano le foglie!Molto accogliente e coccola!Saluti,Rosetta

Lavender Cottage said...

Nice transformation of your porch to a cozy autumn decor.

Maison Retrò said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and have decided to follow it, I love your blog!!!


Allison Shops said...

How pretty. Perfect place to curl up any time of the year!

Hope you'll come see Jane's vintage doorstop collection. Dropping by from Met Monday - #38.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I just have one thing to say about that! WOW!......(okay two things) Gorgeous!! :)

Ruthie Miller said...

So beautiful! Everything is gorgeous. You are so talented. You have the loveliest taste. It "takes me away".
I am so glad to see you enjoying your beautiful world you created.
Come and visit at:
xo Ruthie

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Oh Carolyn, you made really a splendid staging: beautiful , really beautiful autumn scene !!! Bravissimo!!!

Cindy said...

What a lovely place to cozy in and listen to the rain! I love the warm colours that you've used.
Hugs, Cindy

Cotton Peony said...

Ok, I'd agree.. I could take a mini nap every now and then in this area. I could see candles lit when dusts hits.. and and cozy quilt, soft music. Of course after I had my luncheon with you and done up the dishes.

I note that you and I do much the same.. the take down, clean up, paint if necessary, then reset for the new season. Hubby has finally gotten used to this.. but he too loves the results.

Oh, he wanted to know about the doors used as a privacy screen. I love the stain on them too, perfect for fall.

warm hugs,

Cotton Peony

Darlene D said...

Wow, what a beautiful space! Enjoy!

janice15 said...

I'm your newest follower, I have admired your blog for some time and finally decided to follow you. YOur photos are truly divine and I enjoy them often. I love the new Autumn look, it's my favorite time of year..the pillows do give it a warm look...Just Lovely thank you for sharing such wonderful photos always..come join me as well..@ Tuesday with love Janice

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
You are the master of staging, a perfect cozy rustic autumn setting tucked in the corner of the veranda, delightful! It's funny because when I see your veranda, this is exactly what I would want to have (if I had one :-) a cozy corner to sleep in... to daydream in! Love the view thru the mirror!!
We have had a very dry summer. I have never seen anything like it, we are still waiting for the rain. I am sure you and your garden are enjoying it!

Katy Noelle said...

My word! Autumn seems to have hit just as suddenly on your porch as it's come here! Overnight, it seems... and I'm thinking NO! NO! NO! NO! NOoooooooooooooo! sigh.

But this is making me think that it's not so bad, after all! =]

It's really lovely and festive and cozy, Carolyn!


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Goodness your posts are always so inspiring and beautiful!! Love!!

Zaa said...

Everything is so beautiful and in seasonal colours... Your house is so very relaxing and lovely ... Thanks for sharing..Hugs