Thursday, September 03, 2009

"Working Round the House"

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday September 4, 2009 as we present "Working Round the House"

With the arrival of September, our nesting instincts return. With the kids back in school, there is more time for yourself and to care for your living spaces. It's time to create a cozy fall home in preparation for cooler days and more time spent indoors.

Living spaces that were moved outdoors over the summer will now come back into the house. Afternoon teas in the garden return to the kitchen or dining room.  A favorite vintage tablecloth spattered with hints of autumn flowers pulled from the linen closet and ironed to get ready for the first guests. Your reading nook on the patio will be returned to the living room or den. Favorite pillows ad cushions stitched in deeper shades of autumn, are fluffed to make the corner cozy again.

This is traditionally the time of year we start fall cleaning, tucking away summer accents and decorations until next year.  Summer curtains are put away and replaced with warm fabrics in vibrant shades. 

The fragrances of fall fill your home now too, coming in through the windows and wafting from the fall bouquet you placed in a vintage metal bucket on the table in the hall. The scents of a fresh apple pie in the oven, and apple cinnamon scented potpourri that fills bowls throughout your home and simmers on the stove. The familiar scents inspire feelings of comfort and home.

Fall is also a perfect time to begin a few of the projects you’ve been putting off.  The small pieces of furniture you picked up at summer flea markets now hold the promise of becoming your next painted projects. The vintage fabrics you found at neighborhood estate sales will likely become your next stitched masterpiece. The possibilities are endless as we happily work around our homes. Somehow, we never seem to mind. Instead, we settle back into our routines and enjoy the first hints of excitement of upcoming family gatherings and holidays not far off.

Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

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I'm looking forward to getting back into creating for my business and for my home this fall.
I don't accomplish too much of that over the summer with all of the kids home. And I am just dying to work on some great pieces of furniture that we've picked up recently. Here's a little list of some of the immediate projects I want to tackle.

1. My husband found a great hutch (for free!) on Craig's list a few weeks ago. It's a real 70's piece but that just means real simple lines to work with. I plan to change the legs, add some molding and paint it. 

2. I also have an old dresser that I plan on turning into a new bathroom vanity.

3. Stairwell art gallery for my kids projects.

4. Vacation picture wall.

What are your fall projects? 

I would love to hear all about them!

1 comment:

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Those projects sound great Dawn! I would love to see how you are doing your bathroom vanity with the dresser. I want to do something like that for our next home we are looking at. Can't wait to see what your doing next!

Hugs to you,