Saturday, August 9, 2008

Is it Fall Yet??

Well I'm ready for Fall, It has been so hot here in Florida and of coarse on the day we almost set a record for heat I decided to start decorating for Fall. I added slip covers to my chairs and some antique linens. I used some vintage pins to attach the linens. I put my pink flowers away and added some fall flowers to the sideboard/dresser. Maybe it will make the heat a little easier to deal with thinking about cooler weather that will eventually make it's way to Fl. LOL . I haven't started my dresser project yet although I did remove the veneer, with a few splinters in my fingers! I can't decide what I am going to do with it yet, inside or outside?? Have a fun weekend everyone!


Brook said...

It looks like " home sweet home" to me! Thanks for taking the time to share your lovely home.


Myrna said...

Beautiful!! Where do you get the energy to do all that in the heat??
I need you to come play at MY house--I want to change things up a bit, but I'm stuck. Thanks for the inspiration!!

joanie said...

You have a lovely home. Love the creative touches, like the vintage jewelry pinning the linens. Just beautiful.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

It looks mighty comfy cozy in there. I agree with you. I'm so ready for Autumn/Fall to be here. It's just to hot...pfew!
We'll hit 100 today, I can imagine it'll be hotter for you w/the humidity. Find a nice shady spot, enjoy a nice cold glass of lemonade and "chill"

Holly said...

Hi, Kelly, I'm Holly!

What a lovely room! thanks for sharing it with us.

I look forward to watching your dresser project.

Have a dreamy day!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a beautiful Dining Room!! It looks so comfy and cozy! I love the slipcovers and everything on the chairs!

I love fall, too!


Jackie said...

Looks great Kelly!!! I love the chairs with the pins....looking forward to seeing your dresser.

I haven't been doing anything it's just too darned hot here!!!!

Have a good weekend

Cottage said...

Kelly, everything looks Fabulous! Where do I begin? Love the chain cover on your beautiful chandelier and the bling draping your gorgeous china cabinet! And the fireplace...I love a dining room with a fireplace.

Lovely inspiration, like you, my thoughts turn to Fall/Christmas when the thermometer hits 100* and Stays there!


Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

You know how to decorate to romantic perfection....I am trying to make my formal dining room...a tea room.
Yours is a dream :0)

Kim's Treasures said...

Fall is in the air here! A storm blew in from Canada yesterday bringing in very cool air! We were surprised how chilly it was here...not August-like at all! Maybe it will make it's way to you! I have been tempted to bring out some fall things. Your chairs look so nice and your flower change is beautiful!
Have a great day!

Connie said...

If you are one of those chicks that said "I can't sew"(!!!), then just shoot me now, chickadee!! Those are fantastic! Ya done good, my little fla. chick,

Virginia said...

I know what you mean about the heat, I live in Fl. too. I love your slip covers, the whole room is very pretty. Your table looks just like my, but I painted my with a combination of different colors. Many Blessings, Virginia

My Shabby Roses said...

Everything looks so pretty! You have done such a nice job!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Kelly, this is absolutely gorgeous. Especially love the chairs!


Shabby Addict said...

Wow! It's so beautiful! I love your dining set! It's like the dining set from heaven! ; ) I also love your clock on the wall. I'm a sucker for clocks!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Kelly thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me sweet comments! I love your home, it's so serene! Can you share how you did your dining room chairs? They are just beautiful!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

KELLY!!!!! You did a fabulous job, I LOVE those chairs!!!!! WOW!


Cynthia S. said...

Hi Kelly!

Your room looks gorgeous! I love the slipcovers!!

Ive been dying for fall too, my fav time of year! plus maybe my life will calm down by then :) Thanks so much for all your sweet comments, its been crazy with my MIL in the hospital, but shes doing so much better and coming home friday, so that should make my life easier ! Im actually going to do a new post finally this week, hopefully today, I miss doing it so much, but this seems like a light week finally! yippee ;) Hope all is well with you and thanks for being such a sweet friend! xo Cyn

Victoria Lynn said...

Your home is lovely! I hear you on the whole heat thing and being ready for Fall. I'm hoping the antique stores/boutiques in my town are getting ready for Fall so I can get inspired! I look forward to seeing what you do with that dresser! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Victoria Lynn

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It looks so pretty. Hopefully it will cool down for you. Love the backs of the chairs and how you fashioned the linens.

Anonymous said...

OMG I just read your comment and I felt terrible. I sure didn't mean to hurt your feelings. How are ya? Do you know how much fun you and I would have if we lived by each other. Sometimes God keeps people far apart for a reason.....LOL. We would be at Home Goods every day, well ok every other day....Haha!! Did you get your guys ready for school? Summer has flown. My son is in Florida this week and I'm overhauling his room....HELP!!! Have a great day sweetie.


Becky said...

Hi Kellie,
I love everything you do! That room is so pretty! I just posted my Rolling Romantic Home. You had wanted to see my RV.
Have you ever been to The Barn in Lake Alfred FL? It is west and a little south of Orlando. They have fabulous Fall decor. They will open after Labor day. If you feel like an outing it would be a fun trip. I always plan a trip for it. Such good prices! Any other FL girls?
If it sounds good lets all meet and get something pretty for fall.

Becky said...

Good to hear from you Kellie,
I live in Odessa which is an outskirt of Tampa. Let me know when you visit your friend. Glad you liked the tour of the RV. I couldn't find any Pink denim so we took Rachael Ashwell's Pink denim slipcovers and ripped them apart to get it. The curtains are her tablecloths.
I think you couldn't find me because I am also RoselakeCottage or Fresh Gatherings.
Hope to see you someday. Keep up your beautiful work as you are so gifted.

G. Bloom said...

Hi Kelly,
what a beautiful dining room you have! I think the picture from my blog, I found from a Home and Garden magazine? Gosh, it was about three years ago. You have such a beautiful blog. I love the dresser you found!

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh! I love your blog! I have found you thru Bunny Rose Cottage.....
Ironically, my name is Kelly, I am a Gemini, my blog title is Serenity Cottage! And as soon as I saw the pictures on your blog, I fell in love with it! I also have that smae pillow that you have on your chair in the last picture!!! I cannot wait to keep reading.... So nice to meet you!!!


Jackie said...

Hi Kelly,
Thanks for stopping by today.
I stopped by Laces and Lures yesterday. Is she in the Tampa area do you know? It would be quite a drive 4 u, but we could all hook up half way. I would be happy to check out some places that we could go!

Jackie said...

Hi Kelly,
Thanks for stopping by today.
I stopped by Laces and Lures yesterday. Is she in the Tampa area do you know? It would be quite a drive 4 u, but we could all hook up half way. I would be happy to check out some places that we could go!

chriskauf said...

I am glad you found me and I you , I love your kitchen and those canisters I adore those all the little fun touches , so sweet, and light and comfortable.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Kelly!

Thanks for visiting me today! It is ALWAYS such a pleasure to come and visit your SWEET blog! You inspire each time I come! You have made my day!

Big Hugs!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Just had too look at your pretties again :D

Joy said...

Your dining area is too pretty to be real. I especially love the way you covered your chairs.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I just LOOOOOVE everything you do. I want you to come over to my house and play! Move my stuff around - make it look gorgeous! I love the white dresser with the plants and plates - so cute!