Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Feeling Like Fall

One of the first signs of fall here are the berries and leaves on our dogwood trees beginning to turn red and the cardinals feasting on them everyday.

 The berries on the nandina bushes turn from green to this  beautiful burgundy color and eventually to bright red.  My Mr Rabbit vase is the perfect container for them.
 Oops, you can't see his little face... there it is!
 You can see here how the berries are changing color.
 If you've followed me for very long you will know that I love blue and white and yellow.  I don't know what got into me the other day but I had an urge to make an orange and white quilt!  Orange is definitely a color I seldom use in my house.  I often don't even have an orange pumpkin for Halloween.  Maybe it was because I covered a little pumpkin in orange and white polka dots ( I'll tell you about that project tomorrow).
Maybe it was because we go to Elevation church and our logo is orange and white.  Whatever possessed me, I made a little quilt, just big enough to cover a small table or drape over the arm of a chair.
 I haven't actually finished the quilting but put it on the table anyway until I can get time to finish it!
Orange and blue are complimentary colors so they go together very well.  The Goodwill pumpkin that I painted white with blue leaves can be all purpose fall, or ........

 turn him around and he's all ready for Halloween!
 I took down my blue and white quilt and hung this one.  The warmer colors are cosier for fall and the orange color of the tablecloth  picks up the orange  colors in the quilt. 

I have to go to work now but could you come back tomorrow and have a cup of tea with me?  I'd love to have a longer visit with you. 
Hope to see you tomorrow
Rhondi xo


  1. That orange and white quilt is just perfect. The whole decor is amazing. Which reminds me... I need to get out my fall quilt.

  2. Hi Rhondi....I love your little vignette! The orange does go well with your yellow and blue decor. I also love your fall floral arrangement...cute vase!~Hugs, Patti

  3. Hi Rhondi,
    Your room looks wonderful. I love how the orange and white quilt complements the blue and white. Very pretty. Berries are great to use in fall decorating, I've been doing the same!

  4. O my goodness that is a beautiful quilt. I have never taken up quilting but I sure admire it. I have wanted to learn but just have never given it a try.

  5. Hi Rhondi--the orange is a nice accent with your yellow and blue. I am liking orange more and more --- I guess when you see a color as much as you see orange these days, you get to like it. I noticed so many men in church Sunday with orange shirts on! Look forward to seeing you at BBC. I guess you changed your dining room back!

  6. Missed you, colorful gal! See you tomorrow!

  7. Love your orange and white quilt! I don't decorate with orange either, but I do love the color....It looks great with your home.

  8. Hi Rhondi...good to see you back. I stopped my blog but do occassionally check out my old friends. Hope all is well with you. Congrats on the new grandbaby! Hugs, Donna

  9. I love the warmth of those yellow walls; I surely am missing my yellow walls, but I am trying to satisfy my hubby! ;-)

  10. Hello my dear friend!!! Well, I happen to love the color orange; therefore, I really love the new quilt you are working on! Guess what it reminds me of? Elevation!!! I love it!!!
    I love visiting your blog....makes me feel happy!!


  11. Oh how beautiful Rhondi! I too love fall. Have a great night.

  12. Oh my that wall quilt is gorgeous! The small one is great too-it really brightens up your fall decor.Cute idea on the pumpkin!

  13. Hi Rhondi,
    Your orange quilt is so pretty and adds the perfect "pop" of fall to your room. Of course, the quilt on the wall is also gorgeous and they look lovely together.
    I remember that blue and white pumpkin from last year, but how fun to see the other side :).
    I'm stopping by for tea tomorrow and can't wait to hear about the polka dot pumpkin. It looks so happy and cheerful.

  14. Glad to see you posting again! Your orange quilt is charming. I have been over the moon for orange since Spring. Can't get enough of it. I'm doing my kitchen in oranges, celery green, and browns.

  15. I'll be back tomorrow, Rhondi - I always enjoy tea on your porch!

  16. good morning Rhondi! I'm loving that gorgeous berry filled tree! beautiful. I love fall. and Im loving on your orange polkadot pumpkin! and the red an white teaset in your banner!! tooooo freaken cute!
    have a great day! I'll be back for tea tomorrow!

  17. what a wonderful post!! Your home is so warm and welcoming and that blue quilt is gorgeous!! Thanks for giving a peek in :)


  18. Love the orange. I remember seeing in the magazines the quilt you have on the wall, always wanted to make it but other quilts were on the go .First picture I have seen of it finished . I would love to make it now but alas would not be able to find the pattern

  19. I really enjoyed your blog pictures. I have always loved yellow & blue together. Love the fabric pumpkins too. :)


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