I can’t believe Friday is the last day of July. We are just now experiencing our usual hot and humid Summer weather, after months of cool, rainy and sometimes dangerous weather, including storms and flooding.
I’m not ready for Fall. However, as I pick through the storage tubs and cardboard packing cartons, I am mindful of the coming season. If I find something fallish I might need for autumnizing our new home, I set it aside, where I can find it when I want to begin in September. I move slow, so if I can get some of the prep work out of the way, the process might go a tad easier.
There is a possibility BPM will be participating in a Fall tour with other bloggers, during September. I don’t want to feel rushed, while getting the house ready. I don’t anticipate a lot of Fall decorating, but I want it to be special this first Autumn in our new home.
Today, I set the island for lunch using Mikasa French Countryside dinner and salad plates, plus the French Countryside soup bowls. I am so happy I decided to begin collecting this pattern over 30 years ago.
Notice anything different in the dining area? There has been a little change. No surprise there. It’s just the way we are. We brought this rug up from the basement this morning. It was our intention to use it in the guest bedroom. The more I thought about it, the more I didn’t think I wanted to hide most of this gorgeous hand knotted rug under a bed. I wondered how it would work with the dining chairs and discovered they work very well. The rug that was in the dining area will be used in the guest room and this rug will remain here. The prettiest part of the other rug will still be visible, even though it will be under the bed. We unrolled it and found it works beautifully with the bedding colors. It will brighten the room in the same way this rug would have.
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