Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Summer-like in the house and very Autumn outside the door

I know it still looks like summer in my house, but that's only because
I haven't had any time to change things up this season.
There are no truer words in my world than,
'I'm so far behind I think I'm first'
So my goal this week is to get some new sofa pillows sewn up and
while I think I'm going to skip the whole Autumn decor this year,
I am going to put away the pastel colors and go for some richer
florals and warmer throws than the summer throw on the sofa
in the photo below.
I will be putting the dried peonies away and fill the urn with
hydrangeas instead.



It certainly is Fall-ish outside in the garden.
A pretty stark contrast to what is indoors.

I love, love, love how beautifully everything colored up this fall.
rose hips everywhere
under the birch tree
 The Snowdift crab apple is covered in apples and the birds are going 
to be very happy this winter.





This time of year is so fleeting and I have been enjoying every day
of this beautiful fall weather we have had here in Idaho.
My internet service was down for over a week and it was so strange
not being able to connect. Right after it was restored,
I went to spend a week with my mom, daughter and sister in Boise
and when I visit family I don't connect, so I really have been
out of the loop for a long, long time.
Being a blogger has become a big part of my life, because
 when I go about my days I not only think about my non-blogging friends
and how they are doing, but I also
think and worry about all of my blogging friends.
It really does make the world very small indeed and widens our view
and opens our hearts to each other, and that is what friendship is.

hugs from me.....


oldgreymareprimitives said...

Started my day with you, and a steaming hot cup of coffee.
It's gonna be a good day :D

Home and Lifestyle said...

Your blogfriendship is also important to me, June. Great that internet reduces all distances and makes every corner of the world accessible.

You have the ability to say everything in beautiful words, maybe it sounds in English even more beautiful than in my own language :-). Wonderful pictures, both inside and outside!!

Sending hugs, Ingrid

Anna said...

Unas fotos preciosas!!!

NanaDiana said...

I so look forward to posts from you so I was thrilled to see your name pop up on my sidebar today.

You have had a busy Fall so far. Glad you got to go visit family for a bit and sorry about your internet.

I have to ask you something-those are dried peonies? Do you dry them yourself? I did not realize you could dry them. They are just GORGEOUS!

Happy sewing. I hope to sew some panels for my dining room windows this afternoon.

I hope you have a wonderful week, June..and as always--a hug to your angel boy! xo Diana

Bente said...

Dear June. Your garden is beautiful in this time of the year too. So many gorgeous colors. Here we also had a beautiful autumn, but now it`s starting to be cold. I`m not a big fan of wintertime, but so it is. I use the winter to think of the spring, lol.

Big hug from here

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Your home always looks beautiful June, whether you change it for the seasons or not. I have some of my hydrangeas in an urn and today, our three year old grandson asked me why I had really dry, crispy flowers in an urn !!!!!
I, too, think of my blogging friends a lot and think of them as my ' real ' friends { which, I hope, they are } XXXX

Things and Thoughts said...

How sweets are your words, friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of bloggers of all the world. We all have problems with the Internet connection from time to time but I feel the same, I think of my distant friends...
The pictures from your garden are pure delight and your homme is flooded by a wonderful light.
Sending you my sweetest thoughts

Vicky said...

Oh June! These photos are absolutely breathtaking! All of it is is just gorgeous and beautiful, ...you are my inspiration!!! I quite love it all!
Hugs Vicky

Julie Marie said...

Hello June... your home is beautiful as always, and I am so happy you posted Autumn in your gardens... the colors are just stunning!... don't you just love rose hips?... I have tons of them drying in my garage right now, so pretty!... and your grapes look delish!... we had a small vineyard at our little farmhouse we had and I always looked forward to them... glad you are enjoying this blissful time... and I know what you mean about bloggers... I always wonder if my blogging friends are okay, what they have been doing, etc if I have not heard from them in a while... for these are real friendships too... so happy you got to spend time with your family as well... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Your comment about blogging and opening our hearts to others really resonates with me. Your lovely home still reflecting spring and summer is so promising that spring and rebirth to the ground is external. Especially with winter approaching soon. Your home is soothing to the soul and I look forward to seeing your winter changes.

Thank you for your visit and comment. I agree with you about a bedtoom being a sanctuary and I say ... Goose down pillows stack them high up to the sky. There is nothing as comfortable as diving into a bed of comfort and down!

Be happy and well, sending xo's your way.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

If Summer still fills your home June then it must still fill your heart...
I hope you are well and enjoying each fleeting moment of Autumn before you know what arrives.
Take care,
Susan x

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Dear June
It was great to see your post this morning... Your home is pure romance and perfection!
So happy you got away for a visit with your family and I am sure you made some great new memories.
We crossed through Idaho on our way to Arizona this year and I thought of you, which brought a smile to my face.
Have a wonderful rest of the week my friend...

Debra@CommonGround said...

June, I love your wonderful Fall garden just as much as Spring and Summer. The colors of the Autumn trees and berries are amazing. Glad to see your beautiful post!

Seawashed said...

Your lamp with the delicate shade of lace is one of the most beautiful pieces of home decor that I have seen in a long time. I could just gaze on it for quite a while.

Blondie's Journal said...

I think your home always looks just perfect...as in perfectly gorgeous. Just a splash of warm color here and there and you will have autumn! Your pictures outdoors are so pretty. It seems our leaves changed and then left in a blink of the eye.

I'm so glad you had a family visit...it's good for the soul. I think about people I blog with when it hits me I haven't heard from them for awhile, I worry like I would any other friend!

Jane xx

angie said...

danke für die bilder und inspirationen, liebe grüße von angie

bobbie said...

I wish I'd known your were here!! {I'd a baked you a cake!}
Thank you for all the beautiful pix of your fall garden ~ there is something so ageless and beautiful about autumn!

sarah said...

such gentle, luxurious beauty!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Nice to have a look at your pretty fall garden! It's always lovely to see what you have going on inside too. No matter what, I know it's going to be beautiful.

Michele said...

What a delight for one's senses.

Thank you for your lovely post today, June. What beauty to behold!

chateau chic said...

The summertime vibe in your home is so so lovely, I could live with that all year long! I've missed you, June, but sometimes it's good to take a break and unplug...especially when spending time with family and friends.
Mary Alice

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, your home looks beautiful whether dressed for Summer or Fall, June! : ) You certainly have a beautiful Fall vista outside your door. I'd love to see the pillows you wind up making up to replace your pastel ones. I have been trying to stay away from pillows (making them and buying them) because I have way too many. I actually need to work on just making pillow covers.

Katherine said...

No matter what the colours or season, your rooms are always so welcoming and tranquil. I'm sure like every home there is noise and chaos, but it always looks like a quiet place to settle in with a cup of tea and a friendly chat.
When you share your life with all of us it is like having that friendly chat.

Have fun creating a new season look {it's therapeutic sewing isn't it?}.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June, I feel the same way about my blogger friends. Because of the constant connection with them that I have with them (more than with friends here) I worry if I haven't heard from one of them!

Your home is going to look outstanding for the seasons and I can't wait to see it. Oh the beauty of white! Much love, Anita

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

June your home is just beautiful no matter what the season and all your garden photos are just gorgeous. I just get such a peaceful feeling looking at and reading your blog. I am trying to get FeedBurner to add your posts to my in-box so that I won't miss a one. There are others I subscribe to also and I am finally getting them after months of waiting. Hopefully they won't make me wait much longer for yours..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Junkchiccottage said...

June I always love coming to your blog when you have a new post. Your pictures are so inspiring and beautiful. Just love always to see your pretty home. Thank you for the beautiful post today.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Your garden looks so lovely, like a perfect advertisement for all of Falls beauty. My little Crab apple trees are covered with fruit but so far the foliage hasn't started to turn. I feel lucky to have them as they really aren't the right thing for my climate.

Happy you are back...I missed you!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I always love to see you have done a post because I know ir will be full of beautiful photos! I like to skip Fall decorating every year. I have actually been getting excited to decorate for Christmas with the stores already decorating--though I am so not ready yet for Christmas! Loved your post, as always. Have a great week!

Diane said...

Both your inside and outside are beautiful. I'm so glad I have you for a friend, June, you add something special to my life. I'll be wondering what your winter decor looks like and watching to see what you do. Blessings, Diane

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

June, you won't believe it. After I commented to you earlier today, I just now found your post in my in-box. They must have heard me!! Hooray!!..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a lovely post, June! Your home is so beautiful! And it sounds like you have been enjoying your life, just as you should be. Fall looks beautiful there...it is mostly bare here now, inspiring me to start bring in the greens...

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Started my morning with your blog, I just love it. Everything looks so beautiful in your home, can't wait to see the change up.

We are enjoying fall so much here, all the beautiful colors and the cooler temps are a welcome relief for sure.

I hope you have a great week.


Dorthe said...

My dear June,
I so love your home, also even it is still dressed for the summer,- the lightness and beauty is all over,- and there are so many fantastic spots ...love the lampshade,-the mirrors, ..so many pretty and lovely pieces all over,- and outside too, in that gorgeous garden of yours.
Dear June, your lovely words, touched my heart as I am also one whom worries about blogging friends, and think so often of them... far away or not, they -you- are a very importent part of my life !!
Hugs from Dorthe

Junebug said...

Dearest Sister June, It is amazing how one single post can pops up on your side bar and give you such excitement. That is what happen to me this morning when I saw yours! I feel so truly blessed with my blog friends and especially you. It was fate that day we met and we may never meet again, but I know I'm the lucky one to call you a friend.

Enjoy sewing this week, it is a little escape with fabric and look what you create. My Fall decor is always harvest so I can leave it up for a couple of months.

Take care sweet one!! Big Sista June

Ana said...

Dear June,
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall your home is always warm, cozy and very inviting. And your garden is one that I will always covet and dream about visiting one day :-) Lovely pictures my sweetest friend. Happy November.

Much love,

Cindy said...

It's soooooo beautiful in your yard and your house... I love the name "snowdrift crabapple" - I'd love to see it in person. You even have grapes! We are just now a hair past peak and it has been an extra pretty fall. I resist the days getting shorter but it's hard not to appreciate the clean air and the glowing trees...


Victorian1885 said...

Hello again June
We went through Pocatello and Idaho Falls on our journey South. Have a wonderful day...

A New England Life said...

Light, pretty and delightful, all of it. After a tough day these images were nice to see. Thank you, June.

angie said...

liebe june, es ist immer eine große freude, ihre bilder zu betrachten und auch die lieben worte, ihre gedanken, zu lesen!!! ich habe auch erst spät angefangen, den herbst zu akzeptieren und in meine dekoration einzubinden, weil ich den frühling und den sommer so sehr mag!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh June, you are never thought of to be out, but always in. I love the romance I feel with each visit, and as for fall outside and summer inside this is not what I see rather then the beauty of winters coming.... Crisp, white, and a calming of stillness. I love white year around, all is calm here June, and that's what I leave with when I head out.

Not sure you need to force any colour unless you truly feel the need to. I think just toning down the white with cream layering the whites, and added grain sacks of dustings of grey's, and muted tones of naturals, it will all soften the harder edges of white, yet letting you still stand out, the you we love so.

Stay as you are, with a heart of gold.

Love your stand for blogging friendships, I so get this, I often not just saying this because I'm here, but I will think of you and you T-1-11 wall, lol
Yes, and the beauty you inspire.

See you soon blog friend.
Thinking of you, and every bit of your white home is welcomed this fall through winter.



Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

So beautiful as always, June. It's nice to have the gardens go to sleep after working so hard in them all summer. I get so refreshed over the winter and can't wait to do it all again in the spring. Your home is always so stunning, I just love to see every corner you show us.

~Shanon xoxo

joanne said...

I think of you often during the day and long for the day when we can get together again and I can visit your beautiful spot. Your photos are lovely and as usual they leave me speechless!! Happy Fall June.

farmhouse-story said...

your beautiful throw and sweet lace lamp shade catch my eye today, june:) beautiful pictures, as always!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June, thank you so much for coming to visit me! It's always a delight to converse with you. I hope you are having fun rearranging your gorgeous home! I can't wait to see what you do for Christmas! HUGS! Anita

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

You always share the most beautiful posts, June. Fall is just a memory here now. We've already had a few snowflakes over the past three weeks.

Lovely to "hear from you" again. Be happy and well.

Madelief said...

Beautiful photo's June! How light and airy your living room still looks. It always cheers me up immensely when the light shines through the windows and makes everything come alive.

Lovely photo's of your garden too. You captured the autumn colours wonderfully!

Madelief x

Jennifer said...

June, your house always looks so pretty no matter what the season!

Susan Shull said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Your house is gorgeous and so is your lawn!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Lovely, beautiful...and sooo dreamy!
I have no words...

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

No matter the season, inside and out your home is gorgeous June! I too think of blog friends often. Isn't it fun how the internet makes the world seem small? lol!

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
You have created so much beauty both indoors and out.
Happy to hear you have been enjoying a beautiful fall.

Take care,

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Such beautiful words June. I agree, your blogfriendship is valued and extremely important to me too.

Your home is gorgeous and inviting in any season. I am sure your fall decorating will be just dreamy.



Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Yes, sometimes life does keep us extra busy and blogging has to take a back seat for a bit, but when we return, our blog friends are right there to greet us and that is a wonderful thing. Fall sure is looking beautiful in your neck of the woods. Our weather has finally cooled off. But we are so used to the heat that 60 degrees feels extra chilly. Wishing you a wonderful week. Tammy

Robin said...

So beautiful, I so ove fall, changing leaves, and just the change that comes!

Debbie said...

I just love seeing pictures of the inside of your home, June. It's so beautiful!!!
Your garden photos are awesome! No wonder you enjoy being out there so much this time of year.
Have a good week, dear friend.

Ivy and Elephants said...

So nice that you got to spend some time with your loved ones. Your gorgeous home is always so soft, warm and inviting. You have a gift for choosing just the right textures and fabrics.
Beautiful inside and out!

Art and Sand said...

I laughed about the so far behind you think you are first comment.

I feel like I got behind on my blogging in July when we were on vacation and then I became ill. I don't know if I will ever catch up.

I really love dried hydrangeas, but I have never had luck with them. The girl at the flower stand explained to me the problem when I was buying flowers yesterday. She says that I can't cut the stems and that is why they have died immediately even when I put them in water.

Bumpkin Hill said...

I feel just the same about blogging friends. The glowing colours of Fall are so special aren't they. I have not blogged for a few weeks and then 3 times in one week! I think your home is so fresh, it always makes me feel happy seeing it. Thank you for opening your home for us to enjoy. Hugs, Catherine x

Linda said...

Beautiful photos!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh....your photos always make me sigh with wonder at your talent, June. Such beauty! We had such a fleeting autumn here, and already have snow on the ground. My heart, like yours, seems to be stuck in summer-mode and I don't want to let go of it. My soul chills at the thought of the long, cold winter ahead. But I will spend it re-connecting with my blog friends who I have neglected this past season. I look forward to seeing how you embrace this season in your beautiful home, my friend! Sending love and hugs your way!

xoxo laurie

Kukkaiselämää said...

Your home is so beautiful. We have already some snow here in Finlad, but I still have summer-like in the house, because I love summer and don't like autumn or winter. Happy Sunday, June!

Rita said...

Dear June, thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. although i was away from my blog for a very long time i did visit you and enjoyed each of your posts.
it's nice to be back in blogland.

Rabbit Hill ~ Handmades by Jenn Tavoletti said...

Hi June,
Your house and gardens are so beautiful!!! They take my breath away! If you ever feel the need to come to Pennsylvania, I could use a little help :)
Sending warm hugs and blessings.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

June, I always love when you stop by with your inspirational comments, it makes me smile! The photos of your garden are breathtaking. You really know how to capture nature with your camera!!
Just stunning!!
Happy Thursday!!

Sylvia said...

Dear June, I just love visiting your beautiful romantic space and enjoying your wonderful photos. Your home and garden are spectacular in every season. Autumn here in Canada is amazing, but this year it was very short; the city is covered with snow right now. I can't believe the winter is already here and Christmas is just around the corner. Thank you for being such a sweet blogging friend, a friendship I cherish a lot.

Vintage Home said...

...no matter what the season your home seems like a retreat!

Rostrose said...

Dearest June,
I love the words you wrote at the end of your post - these are the perfect words to describe what I'm feeling, too. And I love the summer-autumn-contrast of your photos! Why not having summer in the house all the year long?! ;o) In our house there's a mix of summer, fall and winter in the moment, I cann't decide if I prefer a little bit of Cuba-spirit or autumn-decoration or first Christmas-feelings... Well, I think, that's okay - why not ;o))
Take lots of hugs from me!
XOX Traude

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi June,
Just popping in to wish you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Edith DUTERTRE said...

merci de ton passage
j'adore les couleurs pastels de ta maison
changé de look pour NOËL
les baies rouges font un bel effet dans un vase
bonne journée
edith (iris) France

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Dear June,
I can't believe it is almost a month since you posted this and I bet there are no leaves left on your beautiful Birches and other trees and hydrangea bushes by now. I've been totally preoccupied in my studio creating for my Etsy shop - things have been going a bit mad! Forgive my delay here sweet friend!

Even though I still love your Summer home images in every way I look forward to your new deeper and warmer tones in your cosy home! Every thing will look gorgeous especially highlighted with your dried hydrangeas. I love them so much! It's funny as here they are just starting to bud up and we should get many heads this year as they had the biggest haircut ever at the end of Summer. The roses are to die for again and so healthy this season for some reason!

No matter the season it is such a pleasure to view each and every image you share with us. I feel so at home when I'm visiting you here!
Sending much love and kind and warm thoughts as Winter descends!