August 21, 2017

Late Summer Decorating



Late Summer Decorating

According to the calendar, we have about one month of summer left.

It is the time of year when the garden changes from the lighter colours of summer to the more intense colours of late summer and early autumn.

Late Summer Decorating

The seasons are ever-changing and we flow from one to the next.

The pumpkins are still growing in the fields so it is too early to bring them into our home decor, but not too early to start transitioning.

Late Summer Decorating

One of the easiest ways to transition is to bring in some of the brighter yellows,  golds, deep greens, and browns.

Late Summer Decorating

Have some fun with it.

Late Summer Decorating

Try out some new throw pillow covers.

I change my pillow covers frequently.  I always use the same feather inserts and the best price I have found for these is at Ikea.

Late Summer Decorating

Whenever throw pillows come with inserts I usually give them away and use my feather inserts.

I like the way the feather inserts mould to my back, they are easy to fluff, and they never get hard or flat.  They are easy to store when not in use and take up less storage space.  That is because the air can be pushed out of the inserts and then placed in a sealed plastic bag.

Late Summer Decorating

I store the pillow covers in a storage box in my linen closet.

This owl looks at us as though he thinks the human race is out to lunch.  He is cute, though, and he makes me smile.

Late Summer Decorating.

The jug holding the flowers is Jacobean and very old.  It belonged to my grandmother.  Unfortunately, it has a chip and a crack that you can't see because the flowers cover it.

The jug is almost the same colour as the gold velvet pillows.
The crystals are also gold-coloured.

Late Summer Decorating

I almost always have a stack of books somewhere.

Late Summer Decorating

There are just two types of flowers in the pitcher Black-eyed Susans and Astilbe.

Latte Summer Decorating

The leopard print is just fun and adds a bit of quirkiness to the decor.
Animal prints are still popular.

Late Summer Decorating

The horse pitcher, which I believe is actually a creamer, holds more of the same flowers with the addition of some Maiden Hair Fern curled down over the handle.

I have done some sourcing of pillows which you can see below.

Looking ahead, I have focussed on the fall season as well and found some fun pillows to round out fall decor.

These are some of my favourites so far.

My owl cushion is no longer available, but I found another one that is similar.

Have some fun planning your Fall decor.



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             Leopard Print                                  White Faced Owl                                     Orange Velvet   
 The Northern White-faced Owl  Throw Pillow  

                Pumpkin                                          Gold Velvet                                        Autumn Pumpkins
Pumpkin Throw PillowAutumn pumpkins  Throw Pillow                                                
                             Rusty Truck                               
Rusty Bitch Throw Pillow

                                Leaves with Dew                    Autumn Fields                                      Cinderella 
Fallen Leaves With Dew Throw PillowAutumn Fields Throw PillowReady for Fall Cinderella pumpkin Throw Pillow


                                                                                                                                                                                           Fall Leaf                                                                                   Fall Leaves
Fall Leaves  Throw PillowFall leaf Throw Pillow                                                                                 



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  1. Replies
    1. They are so big, beautiful and cheerful at this time of year, Carol.

  2. Throw pillows are such an easy way to update a room and change up the look for a holiday or a season, aren't they? Thanks for the tip about the Ikea inserts. I had been covering some of my regular pillows, and at least one showed the print through the new cover. A trip to Ikea is in my future! I love the owl, he is perfect through Halloween!

  3. Sunflowers are definitely a beautiful nod to the end of summer. I love all the pillow options you've shared and I'm a big fan of pillow covers.

  4. I love sunflowers and have a couple of rows of them with blooms as large as a dinner plate! I love your pillows and your early fall transitioning!

  5. One of the first things I did when I got home was swap out one tablecloth for my vintage cloth with black eyed susans -- then pick a bunch from the garden! So pretty. Love your sunflowers -- they're fabulous!


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