Well, It's official....
All school aged children in the state of Alabama
have returned to their studies,
and Summer is officially over.
Austin thought it was totally unfair that his
school started a week ago,
but, once again we reminded him,
No one ever said life was fair.
I have one more year to keep Jackson by my side,
but he really wishes that he was big enough
to start Kindergarten.
We hope this enthusiasm keeps up
until next year...
The weather has finally started to cool off around here.
I know it will probably turn hot again, but for now,
I am enjoying the cool evenings and the crisp breeze
that comes in the garage
of a morning on our way to school.
I have restrained myself from pulling out
fall decor and putting pumpkins all around and about,
however, these stayed out when I was rearranging a cabinet
the other day.
Back to school for some reason always puts me in a mood to
clean and organize and purge things...
But before I jumped head first into fall and Halloween
(Oh, how I love me some Halloween!)
I decided I would set the table with one last
Summer inspired setting.
Won't you come and join me...
The table is set for our family of four,
but we would gladly have you pull up a chair
A simple table with one last splash of summer color.
Natural place mats hold each place setting.
The flowers were an assortment from
our local grocery store...
for $12 you can add a lot of color and it makes
everything seem a little happier.
I pulled out my olive green chargers to top the woven placemats.
and stacked them with my white scalloped dinnerware.
A close up of the woven placemats and the olive charger.
I can't wait to use these this fall...
oh, and wouldn't they be fun with a deep burgundy for
listen to me...now I have jumped past
Halloween and straight to Christmas!!
I had found this flatware on Ebay a while back
for next to nothing.
I think they were $5.99 for
four place settings.
I may never find any more to use with
more than my family, but they are fun for a
Natural wood napkin rings with a simple green napkin.
I used my acrylic goblets that I had bought
at the beginning of the summer for outdoor dinners,
but then it turned 400 degrees and the thought of
eating outside was out of the question.
These will be great for outdoor dining,
because if they fall, they won't break.
A quick shot from above...
Thanks for joining me in saying goodbye to Summer.
Looking forward to falling leaves, pumpkins and
then Ghosts and Goblins, too!
Come back again and visit soon!
Woven Placemats: Pier 1
Olive Chargers: Design World (a local floral and home store)
White Dinnerware: TJ Maxx
Napkins: TJ Maxx
Napkin Rings: Tuesday Morning
Cambridge Tortoise Flatware: Ebay
Acrylic Stemware: Tuesday Morning
Woven Floral Container: Hobby Lobby
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