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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Fall Is In the Air

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Is In the Air 

{even though the high on Tuesday, Sept. 20 was 100°}

The Autumn Equinox is Thursday, September 22, 2016, and all around the internet there are signs of Fall. Pumpkins of all sizes and shapes and materials... velvet, sticks, bandanas, ticking, Cinderella, bumpy ones, freshly painted ones, pallet board, ... 

Be sure to check out all the links to this week's Monday Social #2 for some fresh ideas for how to decorate with pumpkins. New links have been added since the party began on Sunday afternoon. The latest link is from a blog new to me, and I love her bandana pumpkins and excellent tutorial.  

Here's a tiny peek at the bandana pumpkins created by Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods . After checking out Sadie's pumpkins, hop back to Monday Social #2 to see other links you may have missed. There is a hand-painted pumpkin on pallet wood with tutorial that may inspire your next pumpkin creation. 

Mark your calendars for October 3-7, 2016 when Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles is hosting a week-long blog hop, Fall In Love With Texas, that features over 20 Texas bloggers. More Fall inspiration is coming your way. We Texans are waiting until October for our Fall tour in hopes the temperatures will be cooler than 100°.   

Here's a peek at Fall on my new covered porch/deck. You can see more of it on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 when Botanic Bleu is on the second day line-up for the Fall In Love With Texas blog tour.  

Fresh pumpkins used with natural elements are the ones I favor. Wild, curly, twining tendrils add flair. Have you noticed Fall decorations at Botanic Bleu are not your usual fall colors? See more of a reader favorite Fall post at Not Your Usual Fall Colors

Yes, Fall is in the air all around the internet.... 

with much more beauty, imagination, and inspiration yet to come. 


Share your Fall inspiration 
from Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and your blog at Monday Social 
each Sunday beginning at 4:00 p.m. {central time} 

Link-ups to the September 18 party that is still live through Sept. 23 at 4:00 p.m. 
are entered to win this beautiful Michel Design candle. 

Please join me at these inspiring places for more joy of living. 

Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic and Refined




  1. Hello Fall...We've been waiting for you! Looking forward to seeing your patio, Judith.

  2. Judith,
    Oh, dear friend, I do love the subtle shades featured here in your Autumnal decor!
    Thank you for the inspirational photos!
    P.S. Visiting from Thoughts of Home on Thursday!

  3. The bandana pumpkins are adorable and I am going to copy the idea of the baby boo surrounded by baby's breath.

  4. Lovely Judith, as always your sense of style and decorating always inspire and never disappoint.

  5. What wonderful Fall inspiration. I love the picture with the basket, pumpkins, and flowers. It is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see your patio!!!

  6. Judith, looking forward to you cute Texan gals fall tour! I loved Sara's bandanas pumpkins as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Dear Judith, what a pretty display. I love the use of the colours leaning towards the blues and lavenders. So pretty! Mimi xxx

  8. I can't wait to see the blog tour!! And don't you just love Sarah's little bandana pumpkins?!! Thank you for sharing at TaDa Thursday!!

  9. Awesome! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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