We have had a beautiful October here in New England. We've had mostly sunny days with cool temperatures in the mornings and evenings and warm sunshine during the afternoon. This past week it got close to freezing but my flowers are still alive so we have yet to have a killing frost yet.
So I've been inspired to keep using my Taylored Expressions stamp set 'Bushel and Peck' to make cards reflective of the fall beauty.
This will another one of the designs for our November party.
And we've been busy getting ready for the party. I'm hesitating to call it a house warming party, mostly because I don't want anyone to feel obligated to bring a gift and also because we moved in in July and we are only having people over in November. But regardless of what we call it, it will be party to welcome family and friends to visit with us in our new home.
I wanted to wait to have the party until we had finished the bulk of our initial decorating projects. I don't think anyone would ever be invited over if I waited for all the decorating projects to be completed.
Last week was big in finishing things up. First, the roman shades arrived and they look beautiful. Second, Bob hung up the new light fixture, shelves and hanging vases in the master bedroom and third our painter came Saturday to paint the living room. Now that the paint is done, Bob can hang the window treatments and that is pretty much the last 'initial' decorating project I wanted to finish.
Do you stress about paint colors? I sure do. In my last house I hired a decorator and completely trusted their advise on which colors to use, but I didn't want to incur the expense here so I used a combination of Pinterest, Houzz, paint chips and opinions of friends to choose the color. We finally agreed to go with Benjamin Moore Great Plains Gold #1077. I am really happy with the results. We originally were considering Alexandria Beige HC-77 but after careful consideration chose to go with the slightly lighter, slightly warmer tones of the great plains gold color.
|Benjamin Moore Great Plains Gold 1077|
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