Hot Outside, Fall Inside! Part 1

Hey everyone!  I hope ya'll are having a wonderful & safe Labor Day.  We are going over to our son's home to celebrate the day and 5 birthdays -- yep, we get swamped between early August & early September, but it's all fun!  Before we leave, I wanted to share some of what I've been doing in between working on some "home renovation" projects.

As you know, our Arizona desert does not get a Fall season so we have to fake it.  By the end of August, I am "stick a fork in me & call me done" with the heat (even if it isn't done with me yet) & have to begin my "fake" Fall.  I gathered all my Fall through Thanksgiving storage boxes into our guest room for easy access and have been playing with my treasures for the last few days, when I had a few minutes to spare.  All the Halloween and Thanksgiving things are sorted and staged into some nice boxes in one end of the guest room closet, and will be brought out later.  For now, I only want my "Fall" things.

Since there was no construction of any kind going on in the foyer, sitting room or dining room, I decided to start there.  I'm taking pity on you & doing this in 2 posts, because "picture overload" would be putting it mildly!  Are you ready for a little tour?  Then let's get started.

The foyer

The Dining Room

The Man finally got tired of me whining about the chandy light being too bright & 
installed a dimmer -- so much better!

I've actually changed out these green candles for some battery-operated chunky vanilla candles which look much better.

I just couldn't put away my "greens" and I really love them with all the other colors of Fall!

It's hard to tell in this photo, but this pumpkin is a copper-colored mercury glass that has battery powered lights inside.  It really adds to the ambience.

Here you can see the color better with the lights off.

I love the colors in this plate!

I simply added some Fall leaves to my dried hydrangea arrangement plus a leaf & berry garland
and called it good.

This little buffet used to be in our breakfast room, but now it has a new home here
in the dining room.  I'm loving it here under this window.

I just grabbed an assortment of this and that to fill my cloche.

One last look at our dining room.

I do hope you enjoyed the tour.  I'll be back in a day or two with Part 2, so please check 
back & see what has "Fallen" in the sitting room!


I'm happily linking to the following parties:

Susan  at Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Table Top Tuesdays
Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Jenny at The NY Melrose Family for Whimsy Wednesdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Katie at Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Things
 Kristen at Kristen's Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Heather & Vanessa  At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday


  1. Hi Cas,
    Everything around your house looks wonderful and so pretty for Fall! You are way ahead of me. Maybe in a wk. or so I'll be able to get mine out.
    Have a fun day!

  2. Hi CAS!
    I love all of your fall accents! I got started, as well! I've had enough of the Texas heat and love to see all of the fall accents around me. I can always pretend it's cooler outside. Your home really looks festive!

  3. Hi,
    It looks a lot like fall is arriving....if only the weather would cooperate. We're really pushing for it aren't we? It is all beautiful and I can't wait for those holidays to arrive. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see the 2nd post. Have a great week. Hugs.

  4. WOW, you have been hard at work and it shows. Your home looks so festive and pretty for the Fall season. Love that cloche and all your pretty greens mixed in with the lovely, warm fall colors. You've done an outstanding job, Cas! xo ~Liz

  5. Looks beautiful, CAS! I love the pumpkin that lights up! And, the touches of green mixed in look wonderful ... love your Fall plates, too. You've created a beautiful Fall home ... can't wait to see more!

  6. Your home looks so warm and inviting for the Fall. I love autumnal colors! Seeing your Fall decor is very inspiring....


  7. Cas, your home looks so beautiful and festive! You know I love green so I really like how you kept your green decor items and blended them with your Fall decor. I did the same thing with my mantle! I love your entryway! All your accents look so gorgeous on your table! Very, very pretty!

  8. Hi Cas - I love our the greens are picked up in your plate - ties it together beautifully.

    Also may have to take a trip to AZ to steal that mercury pumpkin. Love it!

  9. Hi Cas! Your home looks beautiful! I love that mercury pumpkin that lights up, what a find. You did a great job and I can't wait to see more. With the air on, we can pretend it's cool, right? Have a great time celebrating with your family. Blessings, Dani

    1. Thanks, Dani, I'm really enjoying it. Just a little FYI: I found that pumpkin at Marshall's -- less than $15 I think!


  10. How pretty Cas! Love the pumpkin too, I've never seen one before! The leave are falling here but it's hot and muggy outside!

  11. Oh it all looks amazing. I love the cloche and all the beautiful florals. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. Hi Cas! Oh, honey, you are done! I love seeing all of your beautiful fall decorations. I'm drooling all over your hutch! Just so pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Greetings Cas... You are so in the spirt ...I love it ...Everything looks real even if you are faking it >>>HA HA...Hugs

    1. Thank you, Zaa! I truly appreciate the visit.

  14. Great Fall decor! Love the tiered skirt on the first table!

  15. Cas, everything is beautiful as usual! Love the roo's added here and there too. I was here the other day, just couldn't comment for whatever reason? We still have miserably hot weather here, with promises from the weather man that it would cool down this week end. I can't wait! Looking forward to some fall decor in blogland, and getting mine done too :)

  16. Everything is so beautiful! I really like the lighted branches too. You sure did do a good job of creating a "fake" fall!

  17. You have some lovely things. You are definitely ready for Autumn. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  18. Hi Cas,
    Your home looks lovely and very Fall inspiring! We have to fake it here in Florida too, and I like you am so ready for cooler weather. Loved your saying,
    Stick a fork in me done with it!! lol Very Cute!

    Don't you just wish that when you put up your Fall decorations the weather just
    automatically changed to go with it. lol
    I have taken all my coastal and spring stuff down and my house is bare and sad... but come Monday I will be a busy girl putting it back together with my
    Fall stuff too. Looking forward to it.

    The copper mercury glass pumpkin looks really neat. Don't you just love punkins, they are my fav fall decoration..............

    Take care, and Happy Fall to you hon
    Blessings, Nellie


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