Six Seasonal Vignettes

October 04, 2015
I am writing this post from Sacramento California, where I am spending the last few days of my visit with our daughter, her family and our newest granddaughter,  Avery.
I want to thank you my dear friends, for your kindness, concerns, prayers and uplifting words of encouragement.  Your thoughtfulness has meant so much to me.

Between the joys, excitement and celebrations, we have also have been enjoying the markets around the area, purchasing pumpkins, and glorious bouquets of fresh Flowers.

The selection of Fresh flowers in the Sacramento area is amazing and the are prices too.
So, we have been infusing Amanda's home with fresh bouquets in every nook and cranny.
We are sharing six seasonal vignettes that will add just the right touch to any home style.

You might just remember we did a series on Amanda's mid-century home ~
They Call It Home.
So, today you will see how she added vignettes to her mantle, antique ice box, marble top table, piano and china cabinet.

Amanda created a charming vignette by incorporating flowers from Avery's birth, a faux Olive Tree from Pottery Barn, and a weathered candlestick on her mantle.

One of my favorite spots in her living room is this marble table top.
You can easily bring Autumn into your home by gently infusing it with a few white pumpkins
or gourds, and a house plant.

Soft hues with just a dash of color dress up her home in an easy, elegant and
uncomplicated style.
Flowers, homemade cookies, bread and love infuse this sweet family's home.

We finished decorating her Seasonal mantle by adding fresh white and tangerine hued dahlias from the Sacramento Farmers market and paired them with happy pumpkins.

All in all I would say this is one Blessed, thankful and sweet family.
Love cloaks their home with grace and gentleness, and this Mimi's heart overflows with 
joy that when I leave to return to Texas, I will know for certain that all is just as it should be.


Please Join Me~

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  1. Good morning dear Jemma! I just know you have been having FUN. Family, little ones, and FLOWERS....all of this brings such joy! I am so glad to hear everyone is doing well and thanks to God for the grace in bringing Avery into the world safely. There's nothing like being out during the fall harvest time to see the colors and feel the possibilities of warm recipes and cozy nights at home. I wish you a safe trip back home as you begin your home finishing touches! Love to you, Anita

  2. I like all these vignettes. Pretty flowers and cute pumpkins! I bet you're going to hate leaving, but also torn since you're not home to see the progress on the new home. Have fun during these last few days of your visit- lots of hugs and kisses for the grandkids!

  3. Those are all gorgeous, Jemma. I do love fresh flowers in my home. I really love white roses and buy them when I can find them (reasonably priced)....Enjoy that baby! xo Diana

  4. I see your daughter has brightened up, their older home. With love of course. :-)

  5. Dear Jemma, I look forward to you about the new granddaughter. Congratulations to you and the parents.
    Enjoy the beautiful days with the family.
    Much love and hugs ... Dorothea :-)

  6. Your daughter - her family - and her home are all as they should be - beautiful!

  7. I'm so glad you can be together and things are all right. The flowers are beautiful but not so lovely as that news! Safe travels home.

  8. Hi Jemma, Your daughter and family are adorable and I know you are enjoying your new grand along with that sweet little boy. Amanda's home is beautiful and graced with fresh flowers and pumpkins is fall inspired.
    Love it! Glad you are enjoying your time in CA. See you soon. Hugs, cm

  9. How wonderful to have a great visit with your daughter and her family. What a nice idea for a blog post too! Such pretty arrangements!

  10. You have such a beautiful family and that new baby looks adorable!!! I'm so glad you have been able to visit and to help decorate a few things there. Fresh flowers are so perfect for any style or design...they are timeless! Love and hugs my sweet friend! Safe travels home!!

  11. Oh Jemma, I'm so glad you got to spend time with your daughter and new grandbaby. You must be thrilled! I really like all the flower arrangements, especially the one with the pink roses. And I love that marble table top. Enjoy the rest of your time in Sacramento. I'm sure your daughter is so pleased that you are there with her. That little boy is so sweet, and I could just give him a hug hehehe.

    love, ~Sheri

  12. I seriously doubt your grandson could be any cuter, but then again, look from whence he came :)

    I trust you took some pics of Avery that you're going to share soon? She's another cutie, and I for one can use a little cuteness added to my day, so post haste Jemma!

  13. So glad you got to spend quality time with them. Thanks for sharing your beautiful family and these beautiful arrangements.

  14. Beautiful baby to kiss and cuddle. Such a blessed family. How sweet for you to join them. Farmer's markets are always fun. I live about an hour from there. xo

  15. Your daughter's home is so pretty, Jemma! I think it was the story of this sweet family purchasing this house, so in need of love, that connected me with you in the first place. I was so touched by the kindness of their neighbors, and how all those kindnesses kept them going on making this house into a sweet home. I'm so happy for your daughter and her family....they really have created a home from a much abused house.

  16. Oh my goodness Jemma. How adorable are the vignettes!!! Love them all. Awe...your family is precious. I know the excitement and love that you are feeling. Thankful that you got to spend time with them. You should have just kidnapped the kiddos and carried them back to Texas with you! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  17. I think it's so wonderful that not only are you spending time with your precious daughter and her family, but even having special moments in her house with helping her with lovely vignettes. That last photo is absolutely precious - what a beautiful family. Your daughter looks just like you, too. :-)

  18. Jemma, I'm so happy for you and your family that everyone is well and enjoying the arrival of this beautiful little baby girl. Some people are just born knowing how to make a grand entrance ;) Your daughter looks amazing! And your little grandson looks like he knows how to keep everyone entertained too ... I'll bet he's going to be one very loving big brother.

    The vignettes throughout your daughter's home are such nice simple touches. She has a special flare for decorating just like her mom.

    Enjoy your time away, and safe travels home for you too.
    Wendy x

  19. Good evening Jemma,
    What beautiful vignettes scattered all throughout your daughter's home! The fresh flowers are gorgeous! It appears you are having a wonderful time visiting--so happy for you! Enjoy the time left with those precious grandchildren. What a lovely family! Wishing you a safe trip home my friend!xoxo

  20. I remember the series on their home....these vignettes are lovely and you must be enjoying your time there so much :)

  21. I remember the series on their home....these vignettes are lovely and you must be enjoying your time there so much :)

  22. Congratulations and best wishes to all. Angels to you.

  23. Dear Jemma.

    Congratulations on the birth of your precious, Avery, the new member of your adorable family! You must be overjoyed! Your beautiful daughter looks so much like her mama, it's uncanny!

    All the seasonal vignettes are very pretty, but the faux olive tree/rose basket is absolutely charming! Something tells me that your daughter is fond of pink!

    I am so happy that you got to spend some quality time with your family, and I'm certain they are, too!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


  24. Congratulations, Jemma! What a joy to welcome a new grandchild to your family. And what a lovely family they are. I admire your daughter's style! I'm sure I know where she got that from!


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