Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Autumn comes to Florida

Even though it’s still hot here and the air conditioner is still running, I’m ready to decorate for Fall.

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I worked on a shelf above some of my vintage children’s books and made a little ‘owl vignette’.

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(for those that like to see the titles of the books)

And of course, it’s always fun to play with at least one photo on picmonkey.

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I love this space effect, don’t you?

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Seasonal Sundays,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

Happy Fall, y’all!

44 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful! I really love the space effect photo. We had a slow rain all day Sat. and today it is crystal clear and cool!

Vee said...

Happy fall, Diane! i think a nice moderate autumn sounds lovely, which means that Florida must cool a bit and Maine must warm a titch.

Laurie said...

your Fall decor is beautiful, I will try and send some cold air your way!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That last picture is Halloween worthy!

DogsMom said...

Your vignette does indeed make it a Beautiful Sunday!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Happy Fall Diane! Yesterday it was cold and rainy up here, but today the sun is shining brightly!

Shel said...

It is all so pretty! You live in a wonderful part of the world!
Happy Fall to you too.

Peggy Sue said...

So fun! I new you collected doll's however I didnt know you collected vintage childrens books. what a wonderful cozy world you have.

Diane said...

That space effect is fun-- looks Halloweenish over your display. I have a Jessie doll too ;)

Susie said...

Your owl vignette is so cute. I like the space effect lighting too. Hope your autumn is starting off great. xoxo,Susie

Pamela Gordon said...

Happy Fall to you too Diane! I certainly do recognize some of the books on your shelf. You have a fun collection. Hugs, Pam

A Garden of Threads said...

All set for the season and it looks wonderful. Have a lovely week. Jen

Introverted Art said...

oh I am sure everything will look beautiful!!!

20 North Ora said...

I think everyone is ready for Fall this year. The weather has been so unpredictable and especially hot here the last month or so.

Judy

Susan said...

It's a beautiful Fall day here in North Carolina!

Poppy said...

Love those owls!!

Happy Autumn, Diane!

Poppy

Cottage Tails said...

Happy fall to you - down under here we are welcoming in spring. Always seems so weird seeing other side of world season difference.
Love Leanne

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I have been clearing things away so that I can bring out the autumn decorations. They are my most favourite colours in the year. Valerie

Lavender Cottage said...

It's darn cool here today Diane, hard to think of you still with the A/C on. You might be able to have your own lending library for neighbours with the variety of books you have.
Owls from outer space? I like that effect from PicMonkey.
Happy Autumn.
Judith

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty and fun touches of Fall! I should spend some time and experiment with more of PM's different effects.

eileeninmd said...

It feels like fall here! I love your cute owl vignette and decor. It is adorable. Have a happy week!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I see lots of vintage books that I have ... Trixie Beldon was a favourite of mine. Enjoy Fall in the sunny south.

podso said...

Cute mosaic! Happy Fall! We finally have a touch of cooler weather today. Loved seeing your books, like old friends of mine -- Bobbsey Twins, Cherry Ames, Did I see a Nancy Drew? And happy Hollisters! Have you found them at antique shops or are they from your childhood?

Babs Richman said...

I haven't tried the space effect yet. It's neat, and your Fall decorations with the children's books are so cute. Have a great week.

NanaDiana said...

That last photo is just FUN, Diane. Love your sweet take on Autumn and you KNOW I love your old books! xo Diana

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed browsing your blog, we have a lot of things in common! I have a lot of children's books too.

Are you in Ocala? (I saw the thrift store address) We are in Palm Coast, probably a couple of hours away.

Katherine

Grandma Kc said...

When you live in southern California you have to remind yourself that much of the country is dealing with cool nights, possible frosts and leaves changing colors.

cynthia lee designs said...

It really felt like Fall here today...it was in the low 60's. Perfect weather for our trip to the Flea Market.
Love your owl vignette. I put my Fall stuff out a few days ago.
hugs,
Cindy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You have a wonderful collection of children's books, Diane! I also have a soft spot for children's books and saved many of my own and those of my children. I can see you have a "Cherry Ames Student Nurse" book -- one of my favorite series when I was young!

Patty Antle said...

I love your owls. We will be heading to Ft. Myers very soon and am looking forward to it!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

That's such a lovely owl display - fun!
Yes - of course we want to read all the titles of the books from your childhood!
I wonder if you pick them up and read them again?

Wishing you a happy fall!
Shane

Sharon Calvert said...

Hi, Diane ... hope you don't mind if I use your 'space owls' for my computer wallpaper; they're so cute!

Sharon in Alabama

Musings from Kim K. said...

Yippee for fall! You know I'm smitten with those owls!

Diane Writes said...

Hi there namemate! First, I love your new blog header. It captures my favorite color and looks so refreshing to the eye.

I can see your dolls again!! Is that a character from The Toy Story? The last photo is so cute! Heehee looks like someone is trying to play hide and seek :)

Have a great week namemate!

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwww its all so pretty.
i love fall x

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Well Owl be Darned if that space effect photo isn't as cute as can be! :)

Carol said...

What a lovely collection of children's book! That owl display is just too fun!

Simply Shelley said...

We are finely getting some cooler temps...so much more like fall :) Love what you did....very nice. Blessings on your week dear friend

Linda R said...

Your fall decorations look so pretty.. I just love this time of year..

Hugs~

Lorrie said...

I love your lineup of vintage children's books and recognized some from my own past. What fun you had with PicMonkey - such a great effect. Happy Fall!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

It's still hot here in Mississippi, too! I'm so ready for Fall!!! Love your collection of vintage children's books!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Could that be a Greek doll in the left hand corner? I have been looking for one for a long time, as I am part Greek. I love 'Jess' on Toy Story. My daughter, Jess, used to have her when she was young. She would love your collection of vintage children's books, as she is teaching Elementary school now.

~Sheri

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Those Owls are just way too cute!!!

edenhills said...

Wonderful decoration! I'm certainly ready for fall!