Monday, September 17, 2012

Welcome Fall Party

With visions of colorful leaves to come
dancing in our heads ...

... my husband and I
decided that this last weekend
was the perfect time to
have a little private
"Welcome Fall Party."
With Autumn's arrival right on our doorstep
(officially beginning this Saturday!)
we wanted to enjoy the feeling of
starting the fall fun early.
So, we took a leisurely drive out to our favorite
farm stand and bought four 7' tall bunches of these ...

.. they had these beautiful gourds there ...

... and we bought two of these ...

... and two of these in brilliant orange ...

... and couldn't get away without claiming
some of these ....

After tying our cornstalks to the top of our car
and nestling our pumpkins, mums & raspberries inside ...
we headed here ...

... and before we knew it, we were
sitting at a picnic table with this
in front of us ...

It was a glorious pre-fall weekend.
We tied our cornstalks with
fall-colored organza ribbon to our porch posts
and placed our mums and pumpkins there too ...
and a walk to the art and antiques fair
that was in our park just
down the street from us
topped the weekend off perfectly ...

Are you getting anxious for fall glamour?
Do you plan on doing any fall decorating?
Hanging leaf ornaments from chandeliers,
perhaps, or dressing in an autumn ballgown
just for the fun of it,
like the girl in one of my illustrations?
I'd love to hear!

Ooh La Frou Frou
is the blog of illustrator SANDY M.
For custom illustration, contact Sandy here.

The first five images above
can be found on Sandy@OohLaFrouFrou's
"Seasons" Pinterest board.
The remainder of the photos
are personal photos of SANDY M.
Illustration entitled "Autumn Ballgown"
by illustrator SANDY M.


Jovana Miljanovic said...

Yeeey the fall is here :)
The season of pumpkins, apple cider, hot chocolate and trench coats :)

Lovely post,

mademoisella coquine. said...

Love this!!! Yay! Fall! Even though we're experiencing Indian Summer here in Paris!

I LOVE the illustration of the girl hanging autumn leaves and acorns from the chandelier!!

xo de Paris!

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

The trees... the colors... those are the reasons I love fall. I didn't growing up having seasons, so my appreciation for it is at a different level than some. ;)

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Those tree images are so gorgeous Sandy. I am all ready for Fall as this season just never existed in Spain. It was either Winter or Summer, so I'm getting excited about Autumn. TYSM Sweets for your lovely words over at mine also. They truly meant so much to me, and I wish I had known what you were going through last year; heartbreaking. I'm sure even now the pain is still raw. Sending you love and hugs Angel.

miss b said...

Your gorgeous post has really got me in the mood for autumn - such a riot of autumn colour - love the acorns and pumpkins - amazing images!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

sandy, you are on the ball for fall! you have pulled together everything that i want. i love pots of mums this time of year. yes, the fall bug has bitten me. i'm looking for a new wreath for my door, will put a little mulch down and in search for the perfect potted pots of colorful mums. i love caramel apples and your illustration is exquisite doll. have a great week.

Lily Lemontree said...

Oh you must have had a wonderful time! The pics are absolutely gorgeous, they are making me pine for fall too!
It has been so hot and humid this summer that I have been aching for fall since the beginning of August!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

A Welcome Fall party sounds just lovely and it looks like you took in some wonderful pre-fall sights. I don't really decorate for the season but I'm looking forward to finding some piles of pretty autumn leaves to jump around in. I love your new illustration! It's gorgeous and puts a new spin on fall glamour! Totally going to pin it :)

Have a splendid week Sandy!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Fashion-isha said...

I love the fall but I'm not a lover of fall colors. Leave it to you to create this post making them so beautiful!!

Sam said...

Hi sweety, how are you, I like the idea of a fall party, the colours and autumn imagery are so pretty! we actually just beginning spring over here.

Not Just Another Milla said...

The colours, the flavour and the glamour - fabulous Sandy, just fabulous!!

Margarita Bloom said...

Okay, that day sounded absolutely fabulous!! I want some caramel apples, apple cider and donuts! giggle... Ooh, I do have some yummy nummy raspberries in my kitchen. Love your posts sweets...they always brighten my day.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Sandy you have outdone yourself with these gorgeous orangey-pinks! Your home is coming along and I love seeing the progress on instagram--it is such a magical place and the lake so gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

sorry for the delay in getting over here--this week was a crazed work week!

xoxo Mary Jo

Fashion Tales said...

Wonderful Sandy, such amazing colours and autumn inspiration. I hope you enjoy your weekend dear. xx I'm looking forward to resting this wkd.