Monday, September 13, 2010

Giving into Fall

Looking out my kitchen window this morning it certainly looked very fallish...
This is a very old Arbutus tree that is native to Vancouver Island. It is strong , sturdy
and loves to shed its leaves all summer. I haven't decided if i love it or hate it
on my property. It makes a great place to hang a tire swing though. i have a great view of it while I'm cooking in the kitchen. After looking out at
this tree and then looking at the all white kitchen i decided to add some fall feel.
But not to the kitchen. Remember my orange dining room (that i did not paint!) well
it seemed the perfect place to put my only fall arrangement.
Due to moving across Canada i had to give up alot of things. Crafts and stuff
was on the list. This arrangement survived the giveaway pile.

My black dishes are perfect for fall. I love these dishes. They are made in Germany
and have a lovely milk glass feel. Never seen anything like them.

My pewter comes out this time of year. It says fall to me ...definitely not summer!

Here's another close up of my lovely black dishes...

My table arrangement to welcome in Fall...

Here's hoping for an Indian Summer!
I'm still not ready to let go of summer...
Pamela xo


  1. I like the Arbutus tree. I love how it sheds it's bark.

    You do have lots of plates!

  2. Hi Pamela! Oh...I LOVE those black plates. I have never seen any like them either. How are they on scratching when you cut on them though?

    I am glad you saved that one Fall is lovely. And, even though you didn't paint the dining room orange-it is a perfect color for this time of year.

    I don't know if you read my blog about The Pearl at all...but now THERE is a real dose of orange for you! lol Hugs my sweet friend, Diana

  3. I know you haven't really liked that orange dining room, but since you added some cooler colors/tones with your floral arrangement and table settings, it really made the room pop. Very pretty!

  4. I know what you mean, I'm never ready to let go of summer either. Lovely fall arrangements !. I like your black china too.
    Donna xx

  5. Those black dishes are gorgeous! I've never seen anything like that tree. But I like the fact that it looks so unique.

  6. Beautiful!
    We really do have the same kitchen, don't we? :-)

    Have a wonderful week!
    Big hugs,

  7. I'm still hoping for Indian Summer, too. This week is supposed to be sunnier on the Island.

    I love those black plates. Just a little bit of fall indoors is enough for me.

  8. Pamela, that looks great. Love the black dishes and pewter. Those are very warm looking and great for cooler seasons. I would have been by earlier, but just got home from a day out with mom and sis.

  9. Hi Pamela,
    You have it all so warm and cozy! And pretty!

  10. HI...Thanks for dropping by!..I really like your black plates!...I see you "dresser" peeking behind the table! I shall look for the previous post with it in!

  11. Beautiful! I love the tree, what a gorgeous view. I love the black plates too, and your pewter, perfect for Fall. Lidy

  12. I've been to Vancouver Island! Long long ago but it certainly left a great impression on me - it was so beautiful and... British! I just loved it!
    Your arrangements are perfect for Fall days...
    Oh my, my eyes just fell upon the picture of your German Shepherd!!! She's gorgeous! (We just had to say good-bye to our dear dear harry who was a fabulous G.S. too. We miss him so...I have a picture of him under "personal" on my blog)Give your darling canine friend a big hug from me! So glad to have found you!
    P.S. I will become a happy follower of your blog right now!

  13. It's Ann again... so sorry but I wasn't allowed to become a follower... I will try again later!

  14. Love the pewter and the black plates too! I used to dread the fall, but now I have just decided to embrace it and now I really enjoy the warm sunny days and the cool crisp evenings. Think of all the lovely sweaters you will be able to wear!!

    Susan and Bentley

  15. I love the tree...I love all things that aren't the norm!! And I adore your black dishes, I've never seen anything like these and now I want a set. Your pewter is gorgeous, too.

    BTW...I fed your fish!!


  16. those black dishes are great! How unique. The tree is pretty neat too--looks like it's been there awhile!

  17. Hi Pamela, I love your black dishes and your pewter, they look great for the fall... Blessings~~~ Daphne

  18. I love your fall arrangement! It looks perfect in that room. Angie xo


I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo