Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Early Fall Vignette + FREE PRINTABLE!

Well.  There's really no way around it. 

The fall season is upon us.  My oldest started kindergarten today and I had an awfully big lump in my throat as my little girl climbed on the big yellow school bus.  She is still little and holds my hand in public and snuggles with me at bedtime and I will love her with my whole heart for my whole life no matter how big she is, but WOW, how is she old enough to go to the big kid school??

I have very mixed feelings about this fall.  I'm a little extra nostalgic for summer because of this awareness of how fast my girls are growing up, but then I'm also sort of looking forward to some structure and schedules again.  Funny how by the time summer comes, I'm so ready for lack of structure and by fall I'm so ready to have it again.

Regardless of my mixed feelings, and the hot and humid weather we're still having, the fall decorating season is definitely here.  I'm not feeling quite ready to dive into pumpkins and mums and branches yet though, so I put together an "early" fall vignette in my front entryway.

An early fall vignette with FREE PRINTABLE, peacock blue, brass accents, checkered floor

I started with this quote (which I'm offering as a FREE printable for you, see below for details). 

From there I added in some saturated color and deep metallics to give a vaguely fall feel.  Baby steps.

An early fall vignette with FREE PRINTABLE, peacock blue, brass accents

Click the picture of the quote above, or HERE to access a free 8.5x11 printable image of the quote I used for my vignette.  I'd love to see how you incorporate it into your home this fall, so please share with me if you use it!

I also teamed up with twenty others bloggers who are ALL offering free fall printables.  There is so much variety and so many creative ideas, you should pretty much be all set for any fall decorating you have in mind.

Here's a sample of all 21 free printables being offered, and you can find links to the posts where you can access them all below.  Really, so much beautiful inspiration, you're sure to find something (or many somethings!) that get your creative juices flowing for fall decorating.

Fall Vignette and Compass Arrow Printable by Rooms FOR Rent
Rustic Fall Mantel Vignette by Thoughts from Alice
Autumn Glitter Vignette by The Concrete Cottage
Oak Leaf Inspired Vignette and Hand Painted Printable by Jennifer Rizzo
Fall Vignette and Printable by Finding Silver Pennies
Autumn Definition Printable by The Lilypad Cottage
Set of 4 Wine Printables by Eclectically Vintage
Gather Painted Printable by Restoration House
DIY Printable Fall Leaf Wreath Printable by Town and Country Living
Early Fall Vignette Chronicles of Home
Trick or Treat Banner by Ella Claire
Grateful Heart by Making Home Base
Beautiful Glorious Fall Printable by Nest of Posies
Simple Fall Vignette by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Fall Printable and Vignette by At The Picket Fence
Vintage Flashcard Halloween Printable by My Sweet Savannah
Hand Painted Give Thanks Wreath by Craftberry Bush
 Pumpkins Pinecones Leaves by Migonis Home
Autumn Vignette and Fall Printable by AKA Design
Gather in the Kitchen Printable by Its Overflowing

An early fall vignette with FREE PRINTABLE!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

HUGE Signature Style Giveaway!

As I mentioned at the end of my Signature Style post yesterday, the bloggers who participated in the Signature Style series are offering a HUGE giveaway to our readers today.  Like $1200 in prizes huge.

My Favorite Room - Screened Porch

I have been waiting all summer to share this room with you and, go figure, it's taken me until practically Labor Day weekend to get around to photographing it!

Our screened porch is, hands down, my favorite room in the house from about May-September, and was the natural choice for me to share during Blogger Stylin' Home Tours - Favorite Room Edition.  If you're coming over from Primitive and Proper, welcome!

Colorful, chic, contemporary-classic screened porch by The Chronicles of Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Signature Style - Colorful Contemporary-Traditional

I had so much fun taking part in the Signature Style series hosted by Carrie from Making Lemonade. Carrie and I have a funny connection - she lives one town over from where I grew up in Pennsylvania and I now live one town over from where she grew up in Massachusetts.  I love small world situations like that.  We got to meet in person this summer and she is a blast!

For the Signature Style series, twenty-two bloggers are sharing their signature styles, and the inspiration has been fantastic.  If you're stopping by from Cuckoo 4 Design (another favorite blog friend of mine), welcome!  Isn't Julia's quirky, chic style so inspiring?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Blog Hop

Hi guys.  I took last week off from posting to enjoy our annual vacation in Bethany Beach, DE.  You can see pictures from our past two trips to Bethany HERE and HERE.  I love this little beach town and it felt good to unplug a bit...at least more than I usually do :)