Monday, September 12, 2016

First Fall tablescape of 2016

Seattle is ablaze in color.!!!! I thought last year was spectacular this year is going to blow it out of the Park.
Hello everybody how has the week been for you? I've been very busy at work what with our opening game day of the Seattle SeaHawks first season game. It's alot of work prepping food for the 78000 fans that showed up yesterday.We had beautiful Fall temps in the high 60's great for a Football game.

The colors are changing so quickly here in the Northwest it seems even though we have literally a week to go of summer Mother Nature has other plans.I didn't know it could ever look this good. From reds and yellows interspersed with such different greens its just a gorgeous show of colors so pleasing to the eyes.

I decorated my apt with Fall decor already, when I get back from my trip to Uganda I will have only 15 days to enjoy Halloween decorations so decided to enjoy the colors of Fall for a while.Doesn't it seem once we pull out the Fall decor then Halloween stuff then Harvest and Thanksgiving we move right into the Christmas decorating? I know most of us do.It seems our homes won't be back to nothing again till mid January then we jump right in to Valentine's stuff.

There is such a variety of color range in the Fall months your traditional oranges and reds and yellows but so many more.Your jewel tones, golds, greens, whites, burgundies, browns , cremes,no wonder we all love to decorate this time of year. 

I love all the community events ,lantern festivals, carvings, Farmers markets with all the varieties of gourds and pumpkins, the smells in the air, the leaves falling everwhere.One of my fondest memories of Fall ever was when my son had an assignment in science class to stand in front of a tree and catch as many falling leaves  in the air before they hit the ground.It was like watching a magical dance to see if he could catch them or would they fall faster than he could catch them to the ground.

I Love when the pots of homemade soup come out and warm apple cider and the apple and pear pies get baked and the house is filled with wonderful luchiness  smells.When you go out to pumpkin farms and corn mazes or pick a bunch of pine cones off the ground and use as decorations.

When fires get lit and coziness  begins before the smell of the fire.When you pull out the winter blankets and put them under the covers to start keeping warm

About the only thing I don't like about Fall are the days getting shorter and shorter.Couldn't we have Fall with longer days like summer  to enjoy it just a little longer?

Up here in the Puget sound even the beaches take on a different hue.The sunsets become more vivid and the glow and reflections of the colored trees on the water is a site to behold.

When I have time off from work I love to go exploring and see parts of Washington I haven't seen yet.Last week I drove to Mt St Helen's to view the Mt. I explored Olympia our capital, went to Edmonds for the first time, went back to a real cute town called Bothell, explored a montage of antique stores in Snohomish, hit the beach a couple of times and tackled the thrift stores for finds to take on my trip.Seeing as I have been asked to teach baking classes I had a field day buying cooking and baking items to take with on my  trip.Thrift stores are a gold mine for finding treasures for baking pans,most of them are already seasoned too.
But I'm gonna share my stash next week along with my packing skills.Didn't know I could roll and pack so well.Clothes I mean  not me roll that would be quite funny  to watch.

We are going to be quite busy at work.The Sounders are winding down ,the SeaHawks are winding up, lots of concerts ending and harvest and Fall shows coming so I'm going to be very busy right up till I leave.

So I 'm just going to wind down now.

I love decorating my mantel .I probably won't ever use my fireplace but love playing with the mantel

So here is my place all done for Fall hope you enjoy it.

Well hope you all have a great week out there, be careful driving don't get sidetracked and be looking at all the magnificent scenery and changing colors around you and certainly don't text about it either .I'll be joining all the great blogs out there with all there wonderful decorating tips and recipes and ideas to share come join Between Naps on the Porch, May days, Home is where the Boat is, Kathy'sCastle and so many more bye.Love Susie


  1. Susie, beautiful colors and every thing looks perfect, Hope your well and MISS YOU. ROY

    1. Thanks Roy I wish you could see the colors far cry from SD.Love Susie

  2. Gorgeous table and decor. Your home looks warm and welcoming. Wishing you health, happiness, and a safe journey on your tripe.

  3. Thanks Valerie I am so excited I can't contain it only13 days to go God Is so Great.Love Susie


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