Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall In Florida



It's hard to get excited about Fall when the temps are still in the high eighties.  Boy,  I do miss the cooler weather in Virginia, the turning leaves and beautiful Fall scenery.  I have been moaning and whining about the heat here for a while, but come December I'll be enjoying the warm weather and no snow.

This is the season in Florida when outdoor activities abound.  I've found dozens of festivals, fairs and antique markets starting in October.  This month is also the beginning of garage sale and flea market season.

My large tub of Fall decor sat in the kitchen for days until I finally pulled out a few things this morning.  I am keeping the decorations simple this year and still leaving some favorite coastal decor
out.















 I brought out the orange pillows and my cute bird one.  The beach picture was swapped for a photograph taken in Paris and a orange transferware plate I won at Nancy's Daily Dish.



To get into the mood for Fall I cranked up the air conditioning and made pumpkin bread.  This is
just a box mix where I substitute a cup of unsweetened applesauce instead of eggs and oil.  This cuts
calories and makes the bread very moist.

You can see previous years Fall decor Here.

Thanks for dropping by....

Hugs,
Sherry

   










18 comments:

Kelly said...

I like the Fall d├ęcor you added to your table. Everything looks very country French! Yes, while you may be feeling the heat, you will love your mild winter. Isn't that why so many people come to FL for the winter? I believe they're called snowbirds.

Ron said...

I know how you feel about the temperature. It is the same here. I love your Fall decor. xo

Katie Clooney said...

Your beautiful home looks so festive. I remember the warm Falls when I lived in Boca.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Sherry,

Love the fall touches! I am working on some of mine slowly....I am loving the change in temperatures here in NC. Back in Beaufort, it is still humid....Don't really miss it.....I am looking forward to wearing some layers.....Have a great week...

Stacey said...

Sherry, I'm too distracted by that beautiful corner of blue and white plates to notice the fall stuff. :) You haven't done a full tour of the kitchen yet. Right? I love what I see already.

Barbara said...

Just beautiful Sherry! I love all of your Fall touches. The orange pops along with the pretty blue and white dishes on your wall is stunning. One of my favorite color combinations and so classically autumn. Wishing you a wonderful week,
Happy October 1st!
XO Barbara

Lady of the Woods said...

Dont you just love all the "Fall/Autumn" blogger posts and we here don't have one? lol.But I AM planting a "fall" container, and getting some pumpkins, but it will all be tropical style for us. We can do it, its just "different" :D, yes?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your vignette with the alabaster grapes, the wheat and that fabulous painting of the young boy. Beautiful fall decor.

NanaDiana said...

Sherry- Your home is looks so nice! It all looks really beautiful. As an ex-Florida gal I can tell you that eventually you do see seasonal changes-they are just more subtle than they are here. AND you can always VISIT up Nawth' in the Fall and enjoy WARM winters when we are all freezing.

Happy Fall Y'All- xo Diana

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Sherry,
Love your fall decor. You will love that weather in a few months when we are all in the polar vortex's again and you will be maybe putting on a light sweater. So not to worry you will be enjoying Florida very soon.
Kris

Leslie Harris said...

you've got your home looking so lovely Sherry. You've got such impeccable taste. I want those pillows :) And I can relate when it comes to the weather. Very weird without trees and leaves everywhere.

Diane Porazzo said...

I can't imagine not having a change of seasons but you're right. Come winter and you're warm. I do love cold and snow at Christmas. Your home is lovely.
Diane@babiesbridesandlavender.com

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Everything looks great. I know it's hard to get into the mood when the weather is so hot.
Love your center piece on the table.
Happy Fall Sherry.
Mary

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Yes, here on the coast of Alabama, it's the same story, although this weekend we are supposed to see cooler temps. Love the light and airy blue and white with touches of autumn. Such a fresh approach to a season usually overloaded with pumpkins, leaves and gourds!

peggybraswell said...

I miss fall in nw florida + we are in the middle of another heat wave here in s. ca. + will have to wait until fall hits + aren't we blessed to be living in such warm places. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Barbara Anne said...

Even simplified, your autumn decor is lovely!

I know what you mean about no autumn season as we spent 10 long, HOT years in TX after the glories of autumn in TN and KY. Our first October in TX I bought autumn tablecloths, candles, throw pillows, and one large framed print of a sugar maple tree at the height of its glory. By golly, autumn was inside my home! Now we're in VA and love it!

Hugs!

Patricia Krank said...

I'm in a different climate this year too but so far I'm loving it. A little longer to enjoy summery weather! Love you Fall decor dear Sherry. Your new home is gorgeous.
Blessings,
Patti

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I like your fall decorations.