Monday, October 25, 2010

Time for Fall


Hi!  I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend and are ready for the new week!  I did get to make that pumpkin bread over the weekend and it just made Fall seem so official!  So I decided to add a little touch of Fall to my studio.

I have a hydrangea bush that produced not even one bloom this year {not sure what the problem is there}, but it does have the prettiest leaves that are turning all kinds of beautiful Fall colors.  So I used those as the basis for infusing just a bit of Autumn into my studio...





I love the idea of adding a bit of nature to your decor no matter what time of year it is.




My vintage cloche and papers from an old gardening book seemed to fit right in with my theme...


...and you know how much I love to use old clock faces...


Not a major redo, just a little pick me up for my studio...I love changing things up, even if it's just a little, to keep myself inspired!



The table that everything is displayed on is an old one I had stored away in the basement and brought up when I couldn't find another small farm table at the flea market to replace the one I moved to Braden's room...but it's just temporary...I am working {or rather my husband is working} on repurposing some things from around the house and turning them into a new table...and I hope to share that with you soon.

I'm off to eat some pumpkin bread :))



Tracey


58 comments:

trash talk said...

I have the same problem with a peegee hydrangea I have. When you figure it out...let me know.
The coloring on the leaves mimic the way hydrangeas dry...beautiful!
Debbie

traci said...

looks gorgeous tracey. such a simple touch but amazing resulets. those leaves are a beautiful color. have a great day!!

Katy Noelle said...

Hello, dear Tracey! I haven't been around for a month or so - life's been just so busy! I've been having a hard time really getting into the fall spirit - now, I know why - I needed you! =] (Well, all of "you guys" in blogging land =]) I wasn't able to stop reading, though, till I got to where I left off - Braden's room. Everything is so lovely and so inspiring. I'm so happy to have come and visited, today!

Love, to you and yours! Katy Noelle

P.S. The autumn walk that you took with your sweet daughter was precious!

Melanie said...

Beautiful, Tracey!

I love the vintage gardening book. Something about the word "Pumpkin" always makes me smile. :)

Your hydrangea leaves are gorgeous! Here is a tip I received from an organic gardener friend to increase blooms... dig a trench around the hydrangea about 3 inces deep, pour epsom saltin the trench ( 1 large box takes care of 2 hydreangeas) and recover with the soil. The past few years I have done this in early spring and I have noticed a huge difference. I hope it works for you!:)

Blessings,
Melanie

Dyche Designs said...

Looks like you had fun and I love how you brought pieces together to inspire you.

Mmmm I'll have to try some pumpkin bread.

Urban Farmgirl said...

Gorgeous! Love the photo of the page from the vintage gardening book. So pretty!

And just so you know, my hydrangeas didn't bloom either!

~mary~

Chrissy said...

Sooo pretty Tracey....love the clock face!! Do I see a lovely new pillow in the background,why yes I do...I think I need one of those...oh wait a minute...I am getting one of those..hahaha..sorry but I am all hopped up on a pillow high these days!!! Have a good week,x0

Die Rabenfrau said...

Very much autumn, your dekorations! About the hydrangea: Perhaps it was too cold outside in winter? The buds come in autumn, and if it is too cold, they freeze in winter. There are new species though, which bloom at new branches and the buds coming in spring.
Regards from Germany
Rabenfrau

Sheila said...

I also love your autumn touches. And I love pumpkin bread!

Don't trim your hydrangea bush as it blooms on old growth. I gave mine a good whacking one year & nothing but green the next. We had tons of blooms all over town this year. Must have been the weather.

Leah C said...

Love the little bits of autumn...so simple yet oh so lovely! And now I'm hungry for pumpkin bread;) Happy Monday to you, Tracey!

Linda said...

So pretty, Tracey! I love the old gardening pages! My hydrangea had three blooms this year...I think it is too shady where it's planted...

All Seasons said...

I love this photo's, Tracey, beautiful with the leaves of the Hydrangea.
I like the candleglass what you have here.
Have you some pumpkin bread for me
:-)) hahaha
Hugs from Holland
Patricia

Cindy said...

Hi Tracey,
Your Fall decor is lovely. Fall is nearly over here, we will be seeing snow very soon now. But it is so nice to see that Fall is just now happening somewhere.
Lovely images!
Hugs, Cindy

Sandi said...

Hi Tracey,
I just am loving your photos again today. I browse around over and over and would just love to crawl right inside your blog and live there amongst your gorgeous photos and writings. You sure are one talented lady and I am thankful that you share it with us!!
Happy Monday!

nacherluver said...

What a warm and wonderful display of fall and color. Yummy!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Those hydrangea leaves are indeed beautiful! Love the color combinations you have used...that touch of blue is perfect! Your photographs and arrangements are as perfect as always! Hmmm....pumpkin bread sounds really yummy....:)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Such gorgeous leaves! Beautiful photos as always,
xo,
Debra

erin said...

i always love your inspirational and yummy images! love the subtle colors in the hydrangea leaves...i don't know what kind of hydrangea you have, but it could be you are trimming at the wrong time of year? try not trimming the shrub this fall, as the buds for next years flowers may have already formed :0)

High Street Cottage said...

Can't wait to see the table, Tracey, as always your vignettes are breathtaking. I love the little bird's nest with the hatched egg.

Dreamy Whites said...

Hello Tracey,
Your fall decorating is beautiful!
I love your photographs!
Hope you are having a great day!!!
xoxooxox
Maria

Morning T said...

Looking good Tracey and please save me a piece of that pumpkin bread!! ;)
Hugs~
T

Whimsey Creations said...

What pretty decorating! Those leaves are scrumptious. Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

La said...

I love pumkin bread! Care to share? La

Ashley said...

Beautiful ideas for a great pick me up! Have a fabulous Monday xoxoxo www.1942charm.blogspot.com

Privet and Holly said...

Yummy!
The pumpkin bread
AND the delicious
images....so very
pretty....so YOU : )
It IS fun to shake
things up in order
to fire up the creative
spark!
Happy Monday, Tracey!
xx Suzanne

It's me said...

So pretty.....the leaves of the Hydrangea......i really like your pictures !! great job !! lovely new week darling.....love Ria...

chickie said...

It's nice to see the way you put it together.Just enough like a little special touch of what yet is to become of the season.It reminds me of Dixon,Il (hometown).So very far but yet so close through your pics.I enjoyed looking at them.
Maybe you could share your pumpkin bread recipe?? Just a thought.
Have a beautiful Autumn Day....Chickie

koralee said...

So pretty...I love your world.

Now PUMPKIN bread to boot...please have a piece for me.

Monday hugs to you. xo

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~B~E~A~U~T~I~F~U~L~ :) Rachel

The French Maid said...

Only Mother Nature can make the colors in those lovely leaves! Stunning!
--Lee Ann

Barbara said...

The hydrangea leaves are so lovely, Tracey. The pinks, greens and yellows make perfect fall decorative touches!

Air Kiss said...

Hey, it was so great to meet you this weekend!! I think I am going to buy that same purse you had - Bushel & a Peck, right? :) I got rained on when I was waiting in Joy's check out line - the line was long, too! Oh these fall pics are pretty!! I love the combo of the multicolored hydrangea leaves, the natural nest and it looks SO great with the backdrop of that great table. Your table your building sounds exciting. You are soo creative girl!
Hugs, Lara

bella said...

The hydrangea leaves are lovely. Here in Oregon the leaves on my hydrangea are still green. ( Must be all the ain : )
Can't wait for them to turn now!
Sue

Jacqueline said...

Such beautuful autumnal images Tracey....your studio must look lovely. I love the old clock faces. I can't seem to find any here so, if you find any and put them in your shop, please let me know.
Have a lovely new week and enjoy the Autumn. XXXX

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your beautiful pictures always seem to get my juices flowing, Tracey. :) I love the fall color you brought in with the hydrangea leaves... so beautiful!! I have some hydrangea bushes, so I might give this a try (if I can find a place in my house to do it)... thanks for the inspiration!
Enjoy your pumpkin bread!
Hugs ~
Jo :)

Mariannes Creative Blog said...

Beautyful pictures.
MARIANNE

Heaven's Walk - said...

How pretty, Tracey! What IS it about old clock faces, anyway? :) Love your photos today with the touches of autumn. Hope you have a wonderful week!

xoxo laurie

Sarah Lynne said...

These images are gorgeous! I love your blog!

Allison said...

Beautiful photos and what gorgeous Fall colors in your leaves. Oh, pumpkin bread sounds yummy right now with a cup of hot tea. Have a great week.

Foxtail Lilly said...

Just found your blogg-lovely images.
I too am a Tracey.
Best wishes .x

Lille vildand said...

This is so beautiful!!
We have winter here in Norway - it's to soon!!

Hug, Jannicke

ANETTESHUS.COM said...

Wow! It looks just gorgeous, Tracey!! Love, love, love your photos!!

Have a nice week!

xo
ANETTE:)

Counting Your Blessings said...

I can't grow a healthy hydrangea to save my life!

My husband made an old farmhouse/barnboard table for my backyard this summer. I was sad to see him putting it away for the winter today. What is it about those farmhouse tables that makes us rearrange rooms over?!

Beautiful photos, Traci! Blessings... Polly

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Oh Tracey... soooo wonderful pictures..
I love your blog..
a nice evening
Hug Susi

Dorthe said...

Your photoes looks so wonderfull, gorgeus nature elements--the leaves are fantastic,-and all displayed on the beautifull old table, -very,very great.
xo,Dorthe

hometown girl said...

it so pretty and perfect for Fall. i love the leaves! hope all is well! susan

Fearless Nester said...

Hi Tracey, A gardener friend once looked at my hydrangea bush that wasn't blooming and told me it was planted too deep. So in the spring I pulled the soil away to expose the top part of where the stems meet and that did the trick! Until I saw your post, I can't say I ever noticed those gorgeous color in the leaves. They make a most beautiful statement in your studio space! xo ~Lili

time-worn interiors said...

I love decorating with bits and pieces of nature!
Theresa
aka:TOT

Amy Kinser said...

So pretty. I love using things that God gives us to decorate with us also. Nature at its best.

You have such beautiful taste in everything you do.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

I love all the wonderful Autumnal touches you have in the studio.
The leaves are so pretty.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

paperbird said...

Beautiful images Tracey. I am always in awe of the beauty I find here!

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Gorgeous images! I love your autumn clutter xox

Elyse said...

a perfect post for fall, tracey. even pumpkin bread! mmmmm

xo
elyse

Deb said...

Mmmmm...pumpkin bread sounds delish Tracey and your fall pictures are just gorgeous! ~Deb~

Martha said...

it's just beautiful Tracey!!!
I had 2 hydrangea bushes that did not bloom this year on the side of our home but did last year and the ones up front that didn't bloom last year did this year...
I wonder why that happens too
but I love hydrangea leaves too:)
xo

krys kirkpatrick said...

What a beautiful spot you have here. I stumbled onto your blog from ZUZU. I was a vendor at creative connections so I got to visit Junkbonanza on sunday.
What an amazing experience. I had a wonderful time. I have put you in my reader....so I will be back.

julie said...

i love it tracey! you always do a great job! and your little boys room is wonderful! stop by and say hi! xo

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

oooh ahh you and I both have the same blue soda syphon Tracey, its one of my favourite pieces!
alicia