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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Embracing Autumn~

Autumn has crept up on us...even though we are still enjoying the odd  balmy evening and  need that swim to cool down!

I love this time of the year....
Preparing a tablescape in my garden to soak up the last of  those late summer evenings.......

Inspired by many things .........

The colours of autumn...............

A friend's upcoming wedding.......................

And  late summer crops........

I  hope you enjoy as much as I did creating this in the peace and solitude of my garden..................

With all these colours and props,  my creative juices were flowing again......

Love this tableware found at Mr Price Home.....

And waiting patiently for his piece of little friend......

Simply in love with this time of the year!

See you soon!


  1. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog. I have been having so much fun browsing through yours. I see your boys go/went to Grey. I was a boarder at Collegiate and we were all completely in love with the Grey boys! I also saw that you did a post on Woodall in Addo. That was me best friend at school's family farm and I spent many happy weekends there. Her brother has since turned it into the upmarket place that it is now. Your photo's are so beautiful. I'm very happy to have found your lovely blog. Best wishes, Sharon

  2. Thank you...will definately be back to visit your blog.
    What a small world...Addo is beautiful.
    We have a son who now lives in Cape Town too....

  3. Hi Shel! What a lovely post and your photos are gorgeous! Thank you for becoming a follower and now I've off to scroll through your posts! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Ahh Shel I am so happy that you have found Sharon's lovely blog as well and I am also an autumn person. It is when the wind dies down in Cape Town and the evenings are still gorgeous and we swim until late at night! Your images are so stunning as ususal and in all my favourite colours! Love your photography!



  5. Thank you...such lovely comments always from you...
    Shel x

  6. Oh, this post is filled with gorgeous images! Everything looks so beautiful!

  7. Hi Shel,
    Your photos are just gorgeous and the flowers are lovely! Love the teacups! It seems so strange to me that you are looking forward to Autumn while we are looking forward to Spring! It's amazing how our seasons differ in different parts of the world. Thank you for joining me for my Tea party today and enjoy your week.


  8. Hi Shel,
    autumn has certainly the best colors. The peaches look so beautiful glooming. Thank you for sharing this flower and fruit abundance.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. What a beautiful time of year and all of your flowers and fruit and the plates are so gorgeous. I bought some similar style plates with the crown and they are my favorite! I showed them to my friend and we had to search all over the state to find her some for her daughter who just became Miss Orem this year. Enjoy the beautiful weather.

  10. Thank you , as always you all leave me such lovely comments... just love to pop in and see you are all enjoying the post.
    @ Jacqueline....those plates are truely fit for a queen...although mine were really inexpensive....
    I really love the textures.
    Have a great day.

  11. The table looks lovely and the backyard is inviting! Enjoy the weather...we are celebrating the first day of Spring! I especially like your crowned teapot~

  12. Morning Shel,
    So very nice to meet you here in blogland. I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Your pics are simply visions of delight and made my heart sing. You have quite a way with the camera. I am thinking that you must live in Africa from some of the things I saw in your I correct?? So you are now experiencing
    Autumn and we are just starting spring here in the United States. Wow, we tend to forget the season are at a different time as well as the time difference.

    All your fruit and flowers just looks so luscious and you have made some wonderful vignettes.

    Blessings for a most lovely Autumn and I am your newest follower.

  13. Wow!! Amazing photos, dishes, florals etc... I love the autumn season...we are barely starting spring season here. Thank you for sharing all this gorgeousness! Come link up on my blog to Centerpiece Wednesday and share you ideas with us.


  14. Dreamy images...I agree, Autumn always delivers so many special blessings. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. I'll post the Venison recipe next week. Cherry Kay

  15. Ahh the pictures are beautiful. This was a good way to start my morning by seeing all of these. Thank you for sharing!

  16. Thanks again for your generous comments...

  17. Beautiful Autumn colours...I especially love the orchids. Looking forward to your Easter posts xxx b

  18. I found myself excited to see your next photo.....LOVE.....congratulations on having such a wonderful creative touch....YOU ARE GIFTED!!

  19. Thank you all again for the generous comments and emails and to all my new followers.
    Promise to have a new tablescape up for Easter this coming week as well as share some of my new recipes I have tried form friends. x Just a little tied up with my day job at the moment!

  20. I want to give my complement on what you did here! You gave me some great ideas for a special event that is coming in my near future. All of your dishes are fabulous and I love everything you’ve done. Everything is set to perfection! Awesome!