Hi friends, I am back in town after being at my parents and it was bittersweet coming home. How I wish I lived closer, for anyone who is lucky enough to live near their parents, count your blessings and take advantage of being so near. It is so much harder when you are states apart. Going back and forth every few weeks so there are a lot of balls in the air. Trying to schedule posts ahead of time, which so far is working out fine. I have always said and still mean it, sitting down to work on blog is literally my personal therapy. It is my happy zone. Coming back there was so much to do and catch up on. We have all kinds of things arriving, from tabletop, wicker to pumpkins and a porcelain shipment. From here until November, it will be a steady flow of exciting goods! Hope you are enjoying some wonderful fall weather. Here it is ever so slowly cooling down a bit and I am loving it. I see sweaters in my future very soon. Onward to this weekend’s post…. _____________________________________ 1 WALLPAPER LOVE I am starting to make some decisions for how we will decorate the new PB place. I am just finishing up lightning which was a big task to do from afar but have it under my belt. For some reason got really taken with my powder room and started to imagine all kinds of possibilities. So narrowed it down to four papers and decided to do a pale blue vanity along with the gorgeous marble flooring. I didn’t realize how much I missed a project until I started putting this together! 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Lots of random beauty with a healthy dose of fall thrown in because after all, its at our doorstep:) 4 COMING SOON! You are always the first to know what has come in and what is soon to come! We could not have been happier to see our tole pumpkins arrived late Friday!! Even more gorgeous in person! For anyone who placed a preorder, they will be shipped out this week. For anyone else click here to place an order Many of you have been asking about these boxes. The answer is yes. they are just about out of production and will be up for a presale in the next couple of weeks. Had a few adjustments to make which delayed them a bit. Stay tuned! There is also a beige/white one not pictured. These are something I am so so excited about! And these fabulous porcelain Christmas trees are in production and cannot arrive a moment too soon! We will have them in early Nov. We will hold a presale in a few weeks. Four sizes and four styles…just imagine the possibilities! And you know these exquisite new chargers and dinner plates we will be getting, we now have this gorgeous green in production too! How perfect for the holidays! Will be here early Nov, stay tuned:) 5 THE LAST FROM MY GARDEN As summer winds down, so does my garden. It was bittersweet piking the last of the tomaotes and eggplant. It will go dormant until next summer but the greenhouse in the meantime will soon welcome some new family members:) 6 EASY PEASY FALL ARRANGEMENT I hid this huge jar filled with cherry blossoms but was craving a dose of fall. So went. out to the yard cut some branches, came back and decided it need a little more so cut some of the dried limelight hydrangea branches and it was perfect! Added our new pumpkins and was all set. This is something everyone can do. Here it is with just the leaves- Then I cut some of the dried hydrangea- And then…. 7 SUNDAYS SURVEY So, I will be really curious to see where you weigh in on this. I am sure everyone has experienced this. You are at a Starbucks, or a really casual place to eat (lik a deli) where you pick up the food at the counter and you are prompted when signing for your charge to add a tip. I remember the first time that happened I thought it was a little odd but felt funny with the eyes of the person helping me, seeing if I left one or not. Sure enough, I did and did it subsequent times as well. But overtime as this has become much more widespread I am not sure I agree with it. Particularly for things like a cup of coffee. I am a generous tipper in general and believe in taking care of our service people but not sure what I think about this increasingly common practice. I still occasionally tip, as I think maybe they are not being paid enough and then I feel bad so do it out of guilt:) Curious what you think? Thoughts of asking for tips at register? Thoughts of asking for tips at register? ______________________________________________ Don’t forget we have a “welcome to fall” promo on right now, 25% off SITE WIDE! Presales are exempt. Great time to treat your home to a little seasonal spruce up or maybe even start checking off that gift list:) Click here to visit shop Use code autumn. Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a fabulous fall day, until next time…….