I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, October 15, 2010


The Beach is a little bit confused and chaotic these days...one day it's hot and sunny, the next cool and rainy. My turquoise pumpkin is sharing space with the wicker basket full of beach towels on the bench by the front door.

The decor is still blue and white. A large seashell planted with a pretty pink orchid graces the dining room table...but bowls of pumpkins

and gourds

and berries

are sneaking in.

Some years I stay "blue" until Christmas, I just add chocolate and taupe accents, black transferware.

But this year I found this amazing orange-y/coral quilted cotton throw.

With shells! If I get them sewed over the weekend it will turn into 4 big throw pillows! And then I'll have to get out the brown autumn Staffordshire plates from my mom...

I think it will look pretty, just for a month? How do you all decorate for Autumn?



gone to the beach