September 2, 2016

Fall At Pier One...

Brynwood Needleworks - Pier 1 Fall Squirrel Plates

Fall is my favorite time of year in Wisconsin. In Florida, this time of year is rainy, and frequently dotted with tropical storms and even hurricanes. Our oak trees don't drop their leaves until December and new ones appear by March or April. Acorns on those oaks in October or November are the only vestige of Fall that I recognize from up north. Perhaps that's why I love them so.

I saw signs for a Labor Day Sale as I passed Pier One today. I hadn't been in the store in over a year - for good reason. I love many of the items they carry. Once you see all the wonderful things I saw, you'll congratulate me for my "admirable restraint".

The first thing I saw was these gorgeous squirrel and acorn plates. I was careful not to drool on them. Truly - and I resisted the urge to buy them all.

Brynwood Needleworks - Pier 1 Fall Deer Plates

These deer plates remind me more of winter and Christmas, but I do love the little birds perched on antlers that more closely resemble a tree. Artistic license, I think. Sweet, for sure.

Brynwood Needleworks - Pier 1 Fall Leaf Plates

These dishes reminded me of many days spent afield with my beloved retrievers. I think I may need to go back for one of the canisters.

Brynwood Needleworks - Pier 1 Fall Acorn Jar

Oh, yes. An acorn covered jar. My dear friend, Denise, gave me an older version of one of these, so I wasn't tempted to get a newer interpretation. (I'm quite fond of my older one, by the way.)

Brynwood Needleworks - Pier 1 Fall Leaf Plates

These colorful table elements - dishes, table runner and decorative leaves - would brighten any autumn table. They're so warm and wonderful...

Brynwood Needleworks - Pier 1 Fall Acorns

especially if these acorns are added for more interest. Even the placemats are gathered leaves. Every little detail is a salute to this time of year.

Brynwood Needleworks - Pier 1 Fall Pillows

If you decorate with pillows, you'll love the selection of Fall pillows available in the store. There were pumpkin pillows everywhere I turned, and also those with words expressing gratitude. I don't  decorate with plaques, decals, paint or decor with words. It's not my style, but I do love these pillows.

Brynwood Needleworks - Pier 1 Fall Pumpkin Pillow

Then, I saw this pillow. I love white pumpkins, and I've decorated with faux white pumpkins here because the warm weather quickly rots real ones. I knew this one would come home with me. This is where you can find it online. Have fun looking at all the others while you're there. (Don't blame me if you're tempted to get more than one from their selections!)

Brynwood Needleworks - Pier 1 Pumpkin Pillow At Home

Here it is. My perfect touch of Fall in our Florida home. I think it fits in with our color scheme, and will coordinate well with my white pumpkins, too. 
I have some French General blue linen toweling fabric that I'm going to make into a larger square pillow to put out with this one. I'll work on that next week, as I can't be in the studio this today. We already have our first showing on the house this afternoon. I have a good feeling about it. Must be my vision of Fall in the air.


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Thistle Cove Farm said...

Just last week I visited a Pier 1 for the first time in decades. They have a lot of lovely things but I walked out with nothing. Your first showing...YAY...God has a plan!

Createology said...

Lovely temptations and your restraint is admirable. Love your simple white pumpkin pillow. Now I want to go to Pier One and peruse the Fall goodies...except it is 1 hour down the hill and I have family here for the September Sisters Swarm! Fingers Crossed for your Home Sale...

Sewing In CT said...

That's a lovely pillow! Good luck!

Kris said...

Oh, my, Donna!! Looks like you are in Heaven!! I want some of those deer plates!! :-))

Sherri said...

I love those dishes with the leaves on them! I love the pillow you chose!! Fall is definitely here!

Buttons said...

Glad you are still enjoying that covered acorn! Been a bit behind in blog land, just seeing this now. :)


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