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Monday, October 8, 2012
October's Colors and Textures
a beautiful fall season! We just had our first cold snap over the
weekend. October is one
of my favorite months. Trees are beginning to change their colors. I want to be outside watching the
transformation take place and enjoying the cool air.
you look there are interesting colors and textures. Nuts, acorns,
red berries, and pine cones dot the landscape. Green, maize and
orange ornamental gourds have bumpy ridges or smooth stripes. Clear
blue skies contrast with bright red and gold leaves. Misty grey fog
and clouds hover over fading green and brown fields. Chrome yellow,
bright white and deep purple mums cascade over terra cotta pots.
Fallen leaves and pine needles feel like crunchy carpet under your
much as things are changing outside, indoors can be just as appealing.
Style and décor for fall features texture and warmth. Luxurious
sweaters and warm hoodies are cozy in red, mulberry, bronze and burnt
orange. Buttery soft suede and leather jackets, boots, and bags are
everywhere. Brushed twill, flannel, waffle weave thermal and
corduroy fabrics feature delicious colors like mocha, dark sage,
oatmeal, coffee bean, and midnight blue. Comfy quilts, pillows and
throws in warm navy, chocolate, spruce, pecan, rust and burgundy hues
are perfect for snuggling.
seasons change, it's time to decorate our homes and update our
wardrobes. I've already pulled out autumn décor and clothes. Now
I'm going to get busy sewing, crocheting, and quilting, at least when
I'm not playing outside.
Notion: Nature always provides ideas and inspiration...all we have
to do is pay attention.
cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by
staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the
open air." ~Nathaniel