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Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall Color...ish.

I'm struggling to get my fall on, y'all. Meet me In The Powder Room today to hear the things that make me twitchy about fall.

Five million white mums. CHECK!
Cream cable knit pillows to the adirondack chairs. CHECK!
White pumpkins lined up. CHECK!

That's when I remembered my resolution - "TRY NEW THINGS!" Adding color to my my white, white, and white pallet is part of this challenge!

Back to the garden center I went.  

I planned on nabbing a few colorful mums and calling it a day.  

Red mums, CHECK!
Orange mums. CHECK!

Then- Shut the front door.  Back the truck up.  

My eyes told me that I was looking at BLACK petunias, but my mind went all Scooby Doo-"Huhwha?"
The tag informed me that I was holding a "Black Velvet Petunia".  

I had actually exclaimed "Holy Petunia" to the woman next to me.  She filled me in, explaining that these were leftovers from summer.  

I'm pretty sure that the check-out girl shared in my excitement as she stopped chewing her gum and made a "mmhhm" noise and answered my "THANK YOU!" with a "Not a problem." It was the most animated I've ever seen her.

So...lot's of cutting edge things going on around here.  Pumpkins of color, a rainbow of mums and black velvet petunias.  That's right.  I'm wild.

Check it.

Black Velvet Petunia



Just look at all that color!  




I went wild and added a PATTERNED ribbon.




Ok, so there's still an overall "whiteness" but between the red mums and the patterned ribbon,  I'm feeling as proud as Nancy Grace on Dancing With The Stars.  (I'll spare you the nipple shot and tooting)


24 comments:

  1. Love it!! Great welcoming porch...happy autumn!

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  2. Looks great! Color is wonderful, but I think you can never go wrong with white pumpkins!

    I loved those black velvet petunias this summer but the husband wouldn't let me get them because he said they aren't as hardy.

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  3. I'm lovin' all the white!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. You are too darn funny! I will be your newest follower! Could you follow me back? I love everything but especially that GORGEOUS crocheted pillow!!!!!!!! WHERE did you find that??? I NEED one:) XO, Pinky

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  5. I love your black and white theme... everything is just right! Enjoyed reading this post as well as seeing your wonderful photographs. TY

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  6. Oh seriously I love the decorations you've added and I really love your photos. They look great.

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  7. My mom has blackish-purplish tulips that are almost exactly that color. Maybe you should plant some this fall to extend your huhwha moment into spring!

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  8. Great decorations--they definitely look like fall. And the petunias? Definitely a nice touch.

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  9. That black petunia is nuts! Hope it survives the Fall. Stopping by from House of Hepworths.

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  10. Hehehe...I love the Nancy Grace reference...and you wild woman, you! I love all the new blooms and they are going to be fabulous! Nothing like stepping out of your comfort zone and realizing you're still awesome (c:

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  11. Hi there! I am hosting an Outdoor Fall Decor party & would love to have you share your post! Everything looks so festive! Hope to see you! xoxo, tracie

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  12. Very nice! I love those cable sweater pillows!

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  13. this black petunia looks great. i have never seen this color :)

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  14. Love the overall effect... but I especially love the cable knit cushion. Stunning!

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  15. I love the black/white combination for fall and your cable sweater pillows, too.

    I found you as we are link neighbors at Amanda's party.

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  16. Love the pillow and I love the white the light is hitting the pumpkins. So pretty!

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  17. They are going to be fabulous. I am really very glad after read here and I appreciate for the information that you presented here.

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  18. Beautiful. I want to be sitting there right now sipping cider. I just got some of those cute little white pumpkins today. Have you seen the blue ones? They're gorgeous.

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    1. BLUE PUMPKINS? I'm off to Pinterest stalk blue pumpkins! Thank you, Linda. Come on over for spiked cider anytime!

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  19. Great Fall decorating, Kerry! Thanks for sharing those pictures with us...I'm loving the addition of color...makes the white even prettier...and inspires me to go dust off the black lantern that has been sitting in the carport since last summer when I bought it and actually DO something with it like put a black raven in it or something.

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    1. Thank you, Miss Kitty! How the heck are you?

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