Earlier this week I started introducing decor that would move me gently into autumn, using bolder colors on the mantel... for example...
Using found objects from other rooms, it is fun to house shop to coordinate color themes that help make transitions.
Now for the sunroom, I have two inspirations.... First of all, I am so excited about Lil Birdie's arrival in September, I decided to highlight this fabulous planter our daughter gave me for Christmas last year. Is that a Lil Birdie I see on there??
And I love how this fabric I bought last summer to make this table runner keeps the mood summery with a hint of things to come!
I find this a very welcome sight as I come into our home,,, the colors just seem to say we are joyful happy loving folk... step in and get comfortable!
Also, with apple season upon us, this tablescape puts me right into the mood to be creative in the kitchen with apples and other summer fruits...
APPLE BLUEBERRY CAKE
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. whipping cream
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 1/3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 c. (2 med.) tart cooking apples, peeled cored, coarsely chopped
2 c. blueberries
Heat oven to 350 degrees in 1 quart saucepan. Cook butter and cream
over low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter melts (7-8 minutes). Set
In large bowl combine sugar and eggs. Beat at medium speed, until well
mixed. Add butter mixture, flour, baking powder and salt. Continue beating
until smooth. Stir in apple and blueberries.
Spread into greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake for 45-55
minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm with sweetened
Home Party@ Sandi's Rose Chintz Cottage ,