Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Simple Changes

Welcome to the Transitioning from Summer to Fall Home Tours


organized by Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home.


If you are visiting from Panoply, doesn't Rita style her vintage collections beautifully!


Summer actually lasts way into October in my neck of the woods


and days like this are common even in November.


The easiest way for me to transition from summer to fall is with flowers.


I have noticed seasonal changes happening at the flower stands - oranges and yellows are taking over.


With my basic color palette of blue and white, adding fall flowers is really about all I need to change things up.


Lantana from the garden changes from summer to fall simply by using an old metal container instead of a vase.


A quick flip on the old red chair turns a summer garden


into a fall garden.


The eucalyptus leaves on this wreath have faded to a dull brownish green


and simply exchanging the dried roses with wilted sunflowers


creates a fall look in the entry.


I am far from finished with fall decor, but I'm inspired - these napkins are my next project and they won't be on the table.


 I'm scouring Instagram and Pinterest for ideas for a new sign to hide the television.


How about you - are you transitioning to fall?

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Now it's time to head over to Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson to see what fabulous ideas Jann has for you.


Be sure to visit all 23 blogs for great fall inspiration.


47 comments:

  1. Oh no....my comment never made it through. This is the second time this morning one of my comments gets eaten up!

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  2. Carol, I am always inspired by your lovely cottage and garden. Your fall accents are so pretty. Excited to be joining the tour with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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  3. Oh Carol you have captured my heart. Blue and yellow is one of my favorite color pairings. I adore it for early fall!

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  4. Flowers are the perfect way to transition...I just love yours, Carol!

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  5. Carol, loving your subtle touches of fall. Your Lantana looks pretty in the bucket. Love the sunflower pillow and the napkins.

    I'm itching for fall. It's been a terrible summer in NJ. Hazy, hot, humid and rainy.

    Enjoy your day

    Cindy

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  6. Such beautiful flowers for Fall and blue and yellow are always favorites.

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  7. Not ready just yet for the touch of Fall but soon. I love how just changing out a few things brings a new color palette into a room.

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  8. I haven't even begun to think about fall yet! Still have a month...and I'm holding on to every bit of summer. :-)

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  9. I love to visit you for inspiration and it always leaves me happy. Wow that you get beautiful days into November. I love that about where you live.

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  10. Such pretty little nods to fall, particularly with the sunflowers, which I think are the ultimate summer to fall transitional flower. Your little wire hearts are so sweet! Enjoy your long fall weather!

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  11. Such pretty touches of fall you have added to your home. I see we are kindred spirits in our love of blue and white! I agree it does look perfect with all different types of flowers. It has been so much fun to be on the tour with you!

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  12. Thanks for the great ideas. I can always count on you for inspiration :) I'm so busy canning and cleaning after our two week visit with our granddaughters that I have only started to think about Fall. I have never in my life missed a weekly cleaning day, but while they were here I decided to just enjoy :) We had a marvelous visit and now it's time to do some deep cleaning, LOL. Thanks for the great ideas.
    Have a happy week.
    Connie :)

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  13. Your summer lasts almost as long as ours. I love the changes you've made, they really do look like a fall transition.

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  14. Love that you are using soft transitions into fall. I am a summer girl but look forward to some lighter cooler days of fall soon. Nice crisp mornings and sweater weather. Love seeing all the wonderful ideas.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  15. I love Lantana! We have it in our yard as well. It's a wonder addition to your fall decor.

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  16. Carol I just love how you incorporate flowers into your decor and simply change out containers to evoke seasonal changes. I have just fallen in love with the little wilted sunflowers you have shared. I am going to go see if I can find some spent sunflowers somewhere or buy some and let them wilt since I don't have any sunflowers. I am going to plant some for next year.
    Thank you so much for joining the tour! Enjoy all of the beautiful dreamy coastal summer weather while it lasts!

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  17. You can do no wrong in my book, Carol! Love the way you just suggest that fall is around the corner. :)

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  18. Carol, love your subtle touches! Sunflowers are always a fall go to for me, and I love your sweet wreaths. I've got to make one or two. Your garden chair is so cute and I love that you can simply flip the sign around!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. Carol, I want to come play decorating with you. :):) Love your little changes. I have to make one of those wire hearts with flowers. BJ made one and I just wanted one too. You know we all love your inspiring us . Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. What a wonderful beach scene to enjoy.

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  20. What charming post!I always love your pictures!Hugs!

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  21. Hi Carol, you have the perfect way to bring in a touch of Fall. Your flowers in warm shades are beautiful. The heart wreath is so precious, love seeing the roses and then the sunflowers; so romantic and lovely!

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  22. Well I love your wire wreath and Love the tutorial you did on it. I will be making one now. Love all your changes. I don't change over until end of september but I do it with flowers
    have a great day
    deezie

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  23. Love all of the pictures. I love your flowers Carol. Such wonderful inspiration. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  24. We don't have flower market around here so I have to get to the grocery store to get flowers and the selection is small. I think how you are using the yellow and orange flowers is perfect for transitioning to fall. Nice to be with you in this hop.

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  25. Love all your decorations. I am starting my transition into fall decorations also, I use a lot of sunflowers. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  26. Carol, I love the golds and oranges added to your blue and white scheme; perfect!So fun to see how all the different climates add fall to their decor!

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  27. Give me a little yellow, a little blue and a chippy chair and I am a happy woman. Looks wonderful!

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  28. Autumn is my favorite season so I am loving seeing your pretty decorations. I love that quote by Emerson!

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  29. How pretty! lots of color during all the seasons.....that's what I like too!

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  30. Carol. everything is beautiful as always. Blue and white with your touches of red are just made for fall colors, I think. I have to say again, I just love your photos. I am beginning to change over to fall in the house as the garden has whether I was ready for it or not. This is one season that I don't mind rushing a little bit and hoping that it stays a little longer..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  31. Lovely simple changes, Carol. Like you, fall is a long way off for us, and the hot temps don't make me think of cozy fall evenings. Still, I love fall and the russet colors. I've packed my patriotic things away, and like you, using flowers to offer a change. Sunflowers and zinnias are my current choice!

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  32. A sign to cover the tv! What an excellent idea!
    Everything looks fabulous!
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage
    Laura

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  33. {sigh}... I must have flowers, and even when there are none in my garden, I know I can come visit you, Carol, and your California garden. I love how you've dried your sunflowers and roses into simple little wired designs. Cottage love.

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  34. I don't do a lot of fall decorating...I do love sunflowers and that is pretty much all I do....right now with temps still in the high 90's, I'm not thinking of fall decorating.

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  35. I will look forward to seeing your new TV cover up!

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  36. I so agree about using flowers to transition through the seasons. I adore you use of flowers. That sign idea to cover the TV is genius!!

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  37. Carol, I love all the fresh touches in your home and garden for late summer! I especially love your entryway... so charming! And that wreath is just perfect! So happy to be on the home tours with you!

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  38. Charming! Have a lovely weekend and thank´s for your comment :)
    Titti

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  39. I love all of your simple transitions to fall! You have created such lovely spaces with your florals. So happy to be on this tour with you.

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  40. great idea of what to do with vintage crotchet. Love the fall florals.

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  41. Good morning, Carol! Thanks for visiting my blog post! Yes, looking at the positive side of life, taking a drink from a glass half full so to speak, is the best way to go, isn't it! Hey, you haven't had to clean house for a while, so that is a blessing! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. Hi Carol, This is my first time to visit your blog. Your photos are lovely and brightened my day. I'm trying my hand at Instagram and followed your page there for inspiration.

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  43. Carol I always love how you incorporate flowers!Those sunfloers are gorgeous! Beautiful transitions my friend and enjoy that beach for me!

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  44. Love all your fall transitions and the yellow flowers! I love Lantana.. had some beautiful ones in my garden last year, but not this year.. mine were all peach and yellow and pink... just wonderful! I'm curious what you're going to do with those napkins! I'm going to go take a trip to the other blogs now... finally have time as have had company (again) and the preparation time beforehand.... so now can take some time and browse all the wonderful Fall blogs. I haven't done a thing for Fall yet.. as we're still in the heat wave here... and really no Fall flowers to speak of here. Maybe in October I will make some of the plaid flannel pumpkins I've wanted to make for YEARS... and put them on m f/p mantle!! I'm a little slow to the draw! Hugs.. Marilyn

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  45. I am beginning to think about transitioning into fall. Yellow flowers are always a good place to start!

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  46. I love visiting your blog. I feel so land locked in North Texas and hardly ever get to visit the seaside. I grew up in DE and we always went to the beach a few times each summer. When I was in the Navy I was stationed in San Diego for a tour and loved CA.

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