Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Colors of Fall

When the seasons change, it is always a time of reflection and new beginnings.  We start to think about changing out the decorations in our homes to prepare for the coming season.  When I think of Fall, I think of colors - red, orange, gold, green and brown, that represent the colors of the leaves as they turn and start to fall to the ground.

When I was a young married woman in the 1970's, the "in" colors were avocado green and harvest gold - all the really modern homes had these colors in their carpet, kitchen appliances, and accessories.  Today we would say "yuk" because the trends are different and these colors are not in favor.  But when it comes to decorating for Fall - there they are - and we need to be able work them into our home to reflect the season.

I remember in my dining room in the 70's I had a large bay window with glass shelves - they were covered with sparkling glassware in green and gold - I had little bells, bowls, toothpick holders, etc. in those colors proudly displayed all year long for the sunlight to reflect through.  One of the favorite patterns of that time was "Moon and Stars", a lovely glassware pattern that came in all colors - it is still popular and collectible even all these years later.  Another beautiful idea for Fall is amberina glass - it is a beautiful glassware that blends from red to orange to yellow - each piece is unique and the colors are vivid. 

When thinking about decorating your kitchen and dining tables, consider these items from long ago as your accent pieces and centerpieces!  At Memories we have a multitude of beautiful items to choose from, including sugar and creamers, baskets, banana stands, compotes, bowls, and more!  Think outside the box this year, and consider the idea of decorating with someting "vintage" rather than purchasing new!  The glassware is durable and will give you pleasure for many years to come.  Stop in for some great Fall decorating ideas at Memories this season!

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