Hello! Are you ready to start decorating with tasteful Fall home accessories like earthenware vases, dried flowers, scented candles, and textured table linens?
I know I am! Welcome to my Five Faves with Annie and Cindy. I also have for you our new rocking Adirondack chairs, why you should sing to your baby, a beautiful home in Birmingham, and more.
1. Tasteful Fall Home Accessories
large earthenware vase • wicker candle (fig and sandlewood) • travertine footed bowl (great to leave out every day on the dining table) • paper mache white pumpkins • dried wreath • linen napkins • placemat (I have these–good all year round) • blown glass hurricanes • faux wheat
2. Our New Polywood Modern Adirondack Rocking Chairs
We have been waiting for our new front door for four months and now the window and door company won’t even give us an ETA (they have our 50% deposit). #supplychainissues
So, this is a mini reveal of our front porch until I get the door, hanging lantern, and planters.
Howard says the Polywood chairs were easy to put together. I like their comfort and quality. It will be fun to rock our new grandbaby, Louisa out here when they come for Christmas.
3. The Effects Of Singing To Babies
Speaking of babies, this is an interesting article about “What Babies Hear When You Sing To Them.”
An excerpt: “…singing to children or pets, as opposed to just speaking, carries distinct benefits. Studies show that infants prefer a mother’s singing to speech, displaying greater alertness, happiness, or calm depending on the type of song. Babies also find a father’s singing highly engaging, especially if he uses a higher vocal pitch. This power of singing appears to be language-independent; infants will relax to a lullaby in any language, even if it’s not their native one.”
(That was my sneaky way of showing more granddaughter photos 🙂
4. Inside Caroline Gidiere’s Birmingham Home
I love Caroline’s use of color and pattern in a traditional manner. You can also see how plants and texture make things less formal.
5. Super Easy Way To Get Photo Copies
I like to use larger table top photo frames like these from Target, rather than lots of little ones.
It’s not hard to update things with recent photos from CVS. Order online (with photos from your computer or phone). They were ready for pickup in about an hour.
If you are new here, each Sunday I share my top five favorite things along with my friends, Cindy and Annie. It’s like our weekly “catch-up” phone call. If you would like to receive this series every week, please sign up HERE.
That’s it from my neck of the woods! Now I’m going to do a little shopping for tasteful Fall home accessories after I see what Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves are this week!