If it’s hard for you to say goodbye to summer, I feel your pain! Until a few days ago, I had a paper pineapple garland hanging near the front door, and I maybe just might still be putting little drink umbrellas in all of my beverages. I decided to mentally prepare myself for autumn by doing a fun “summer-to-fall” photo shoot that showed a progression of leaves and blossoms…
The good news: there’s no rule that says you have to remove tropical greenery and colorful flowers from your home the day after Labor Day. In fact, some of this season’s hottest colors are teal, wine and mint, accented with hues like eggplant and pastel pink. And we ’80s lovers sure do enjoy our teal, don’t we?! The gladiolas above and below are flowers from my hubby, and the other leaves and blooms are from my yard.
I’m the kind of person who always needs to have tropical greenery in the house. I can usually find palms and other leaves at my local market, but I decided to go faux for a couple of my plant selections just in case I needed a summer fix in the dead of winter. Luckily CB2 had a super-realistic monstera leaf for only $12.95 (the big green leaf shown at the top of the post and below). I’m so glad I’ll have a little bit of summer all year long in my living room!
For fall, I’m definitely enjoying the mint/teal/violet combo. There’s nothing I love more than putting an assortment of flowers and leaves in a collection of vases:
Here are a couple more fun close-ups…
I have a modern pumpkin project I’ll be sharing with you in a couple of weeks. As much as I love summer, I’ve had a blast planning a few creative endeavors for autumn. Wishing you and yours a lovely transition from summer to fall! XOXO, Kate
Jano Montalvo says
Adorable and inspirational as always. So beautiful!
And your comment is encouraging and kind – as always! Thank you for making my week!