Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hints of Fall and a New Winery

     The cooler weather made me want to make a few changes around my house. I really love Halloween decorations more than fall decorations, but I wasn't quite ready to put out the Halloween stuff yet. So, I started packing away many of the summery seashells and pulling out a few things in deeper colors.

     The round coffee table is always a bit tricky to work with. I recently found the vintage copy of Little Women at an auction. It was on a rack of items that didn't sell and the owner told me just to take it! Free! I put it with my own childhood copy of The Wizard of Oz.

My old Flemish Art wooden bowl gets a few sparkly pumpkins.

It still looks a bit bare, but soon there
will be some witches and ghosts added.

The antique oak mirror gets a touch of fall color on one corner.

It is slowly looking a bit like fall around here.

     Monday afternoon we decided to check out the new area winery.Tuscan Hills Winery opened July 1st and we had heard only good things about it. It was surprising how sitting just on the edge of town felt so far removed from things. It was truly a very relaxing place, large enough to have a private party but with several types of seating areas.

They had a good crowd Monday afternoon.
 Several people were sampling the wines and sangrias.

There was an artist painting a mural
and a young woman singing current music.

     We grabbed a drink and decided to enjoy the cooler temperatures out on the deck. We loved the winery (the sangria was delicious) and will be going back soon.

I am joining Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays and
Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wedesday

Please join our lovely hostesses for a visit.


Lynn said...

Looks like a great place to visit Sue, Sangria sounds good! Lovin' the cute owl on your sidebar:@)

Barbara F. said...

I love sangria. Once or twice a while back I actually made a pitcher for a party. I have started a little fall decorating (apples theme for right now) then I ease into fall/Halloween. I still do really enjoy Halloween. I still get quite a few trick or treaters. xo,

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like a relaxing/enjoyable time. I have not even thought about Fall decorations - guess I should get a few things out.

JUST ME said...

Sparkly pumpkins?! Not that's MY kind of Fall decorating. :) I love fall so much...I wish had a lot more money so I could spend it on Fall decorations...

And you know, I'm not sure if I'll meet Mr. Awesome online (per my blog post), but I figure I had to do SOMETHING to get the motor revving again, you know? ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

How nice to be close to a winery! We really have to get out in the country to find one. And I have only been to 2 in my whole life and they were fun!

I think your fall decorations look very pretty! And what a bargain on the book! ;-D


Ricki Treleaven said...

How much fun! I would love to visit a winery one afternoon. A vintage copy of Little Women is a good book to have in your collection. I have not decorated for fall yet, but your post is very inspiring! :D Love the vintage books best!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Great Autumn decor Sue!
I have a round coffee table too and I find it hard to decorate! Well not anymore! With Addison I have had to go to the bare look!
Hugs friend,

Patrice said...

Looks like fall! Pass the sangria...

Angie said...

Fall has hit your blog and your home! Great to see the deep colors starting to appear :)

bj said...

I love going to a winery. When they are having wine tastings at the ones here, they always have the best snacks. :))