Friday, October 24, 2008

Autumn?

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The leaves are starting to change color here in Northern California but it sure doesn't feel like Fall... it was 86 degrees here yesterday! It's beautiful weather but I'm ready for it to cool down a bit. The weatherman said next Thursday the temps will drop below average! Yay!

The HGTV "Rate my Space show" I was on will air again three more times. The episode is called "A Romantic Cabana with an Island Vibe" Here is the schedule:
Sat. Oct. 25th 11:00PM ET/PT
Sun. Oct. 26th 3:00AM ET/PT
Sat. Nov. 8th 5:30PM ET/PT

Update: I had put the wrong dates above, they are now corrected. Thank you Joanne!

I made the photo mosaic above last year using other flickr member's photos. It's one of my favorite mosaics I've done!

I've been tagged and given some awards and I'm going to try to get to those this weekend!

54 comments:

Shelia said...

Morning, Cindy. Oh, this collage is so beautiful! My Mr. Precious has been traveling in Northern Ca this week and I'm staying home. ;(

Thanks for the compliment on my new blog doo!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Its stunning! you have a great eye! the colors are amazing and it just glows and oozes Fall!

and I love the chandy below too! its so so pretty!

~ Cynthia ~

Shelley Jo said...

So beautiful. I always have a hard time deciding if I like fall better or spring. Being originally from South Louisiana, I'm still stunned by the colors of fall each year. It's just glorious!

ROXY said...

WOW!! I can't believe it's 85!! Right now our outside thermometer is reading 30!!

Neabear said...

I am north of you I think. In the north bay area. Meaning north of San Francisco, for those who might be reading this and not know what the North Bay area is. Anyway, we also have temps in the 80's here too. Mornings are cool though. I use my car heater on the way to work and the air conditioner on the way home. Crazy huh?

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Fall in California is my favorite season, not too hot, not too cold. I can't wait to move back home in a couple of months!

Pink Slippers said...

I live in souterhn California too (Ventura County). I think I actuall LOVE this weather. The kiddos and I soent ALL day in the backyard having some water play. It was great. I think we will do it again today. :) The collage is stunning.
Wendy

LillyB said...

That is wonderful news!!!!

Ginger said...

Cindy your flickr picture is gorgeous. I tried going on the website and making one, but with dial up it was taking way too long to upload my pictures.
I talked to my brother a couple of days ago in Southern Calif. and it was 95* there. We are using our heater already here in Utah. (just in the morning to take the chill off). I think I'm missing summer already. lol.
Have a great weekend.
Ginger

1RadChick said...

Love the mosaic and it is way too freakin' hot! LOL

-Tember

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Beautiful pictures. It's definitely fall here. It has been a little cold this week and I've really enjoyed the change.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! All your beautiful things presented so well in your photos. Do you use a flash when taking photos? Any special tips on how to take photos you can share with us?

I'm going to try to clean some vintage tea towels I have as you suggested. I refused to get rid of them and hope your method works!

Teacup Lady

Lorrie said...

That is a beautiful collage - fall is one of my favourite seasons - so colourful and crisp! (Well, not where it's 86 degrees, but I'm a little further north)

Lorrie

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

The photos above aren't mine but in general I never use a flash. It really washes out the photos. Luckily my camera (Canon Rebel XSi) takes really good photos even in the dark and I lighten them up a bit if I have to with Photoshop. I think another important thing is to crop your photos to just show the best part. I think almost every photo I take has been cropped a bit. I also take a lot of photos of the same thing and pick the best one.

joanie said...

Hi, Cindy. Thx for the schedule for the show. Hope I'm able to catch it one of those times.

I love the collage. It so beautifully displays the glories of fall.

Best. Joanie

p.s. it's 52 degrees here today in Zone 6/7. We've already had frost. Enjoy your warmer weather.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Love the collage Cindy!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Pretty photos. I'm happy you posted about when the show will be on again as I missed it. I hope you will give a reminder when it's closer. I don't think my DVR goes a month ahead so I hope I don't forget to tape again.

Hugs,
Joanne

Bambi said...

Cindy~Thanks for the airing dates. Can't wait to see you again. Did you see the makeover room on Angelo Surmelis' blog site called Design Geek? He posted it on Tues Oct 21st under "Island Style". It mentions you as an inspiration for the room. You'll have to check it out!

Love the collage since Fall is my favorite season.

Have a great weekend.

Lady Katherine said...

This so lovely, it would look lovely framed and on a wall. Maybe above a fireplace. I'd love to learn to do this. Everything is still blooming and green here. I wish we out on the road working, I always got to see the seasons change in alot of states, I only did not like it when the pollen was high. Allergies stayed bad, we would hit each state just at the pollen season. I love to go to the mountians, and watch fall come in its beautiful, just as your collage.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Cindy,
That collage is just beautiful! I am so lucky to live in an area that has beautiful fall color...

Anonymous said...

I crack up every time you mention the size of your apartment. It's so hard to believe it's so small. Your decorating is soooo GRAND...to me it's like the perfect Princess Castle. I absolutely love it!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

It's beautiful! I haven't figured out how to do those yet. Just not enough time in the day, it seems! It was actually cool enough here last night that I got up and turned on the heater. But I'm back in shorts today. Probably the only one in town who is, as everyone here thinks mildly cold is very cold. But I grew up in Oklahoma with horrid winds.
Brenda

windycorner said...

That is a fantastic mosaic! Very autumn. I especially love the pumpkins in the middle.
Holley

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a beautiful mosaic! I especially love the picture in the middle.

Kady

cityfarmer said...

ooooh baby, one of my favorites, too

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

oh wow Cindy , beautiful fall mosaic . Hope it cools down for you.
Have a blessed day love.

Anonymous said...

The Fall pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.
Glenda/MidSouth

Pina said...

hallo cindy!
your blog is very lovely!!!
pretty your pictures...wonderfull
kisses pina

My Cottage Dream said...

Hi Cindy,
I love to look at fall pictures. Here in Arizona (in the valley) we dont have alot of trees that change colors. It does make me home sick though. I was born in California and lived in Washington state for 20 years before moving here. I miss the four seasons.. Anyways thanks a bunch and happy fall!!
Sabrina

Bo said...

Totally scrumptious mosaic...it'd look good copied and framed. I hope to catch one of the HGTV episodes. ;-) Bo

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

HI Cindy, havent popped over for a visit for a while but have to say your blog is looking fabulous! We are heading into summer over here now and am really looking forward to it, no autumn leaves for us for a while yay!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Oh, the glorious collage of Autumn photos really reminds me of the traditional colors of fall. Sadly, we really don't get those colors where I live in Northern California. However, it's so warm today that I'm working in the backyard in shorts & a t-shirt!

Bluebirdy said...

HI Cindy! I found you from Shelia's site. I am going to add your and her blogs to my home-loving bloglist at http://kindaretro.blogspot.com . You both represent my passion of loving being a femenine woman, and love being a homemaker. If you would rather that I didn't include you, let me know. What a beautiful example your blog is, something for me to try to attain.
blessings
Sheila/Bluebirdy

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

g'day Cindy

I love this collage, I miss a real Fall...

sarah

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Lovely collage Cindy.

I'm going to watch your HGTV episode again tonight. I was back and forth between the presidential debate last time.

Blessings,

Sher

chatelaine said...

Love the mosaic especially the middle photo of the pumpkins. Aren't they fun to make? Fall is lingering here in New England and I couldn't be happier. All the glorious color is a little distracting though, especially when I should be working and not looking out the window.

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Cindy,
It is middle of Spring here in the Land Down Under & with the great weather I have been doing a lot of painting (white of course) & doing up my front veranda. Love your blog, your place is a real credit to you.

Have a great Weekend

Lyn xoxoxo

Susie said...

Cindy, I am watching the show right now this very minute! How exciting! Beautiful! How did you every get on the show? Fantastic! Love the armoire!
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

bj said...

I love your collage...you did great work on it.

Kat said...

Cindy the collage is wonderful. You have captured Autumn perfectly.

Elzie said...

Beautiful pictures. And I must say I just love the things you've got from your mother. So many beautiful linens.
I hope you'll get a nice week.
Love Elzie

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

I caught you on HGTV again last night. Wonderful!!! YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL LADY!!!

I think they should give you more air time though. . . .your lovely cottage is packed full of ideas, for decorating, thrifting, repurposing.

Blessings,

Sher

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

GORGEOUS mosaic! Amazing photos. Flickr is so cool...

Rachel said...

I've recorder the 3am show so I finally get to see it! To make you feel better about the weather- here in PA, we're getting snow on Tuesday!!! Weather can be so cruel.
~Rachel

Rachel said...

Umm.. 'recorded', I'm dumb today.
~Rachel

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

Saw your HGTV "spot"...it was great!

Your home is truly beautiful!

cargol said...

Yea, I finally got to see your episode on Rate My Space! You did so good, it was nice to see and hear your voice as well as your lovely home!

Becky said...

Hi Cindy,
You take the most amazing photographs. When I want to escape I come into my computer and play your slideshow of photos.
It is so soothing and beautiful.
Thank you for giving the information regarding picture taking. I know what I want to see in my pictures but just seem to come up lacking with skill in the photography department. I will be trying your tips. What settings do you use the most, portrait, auto, indoor etc?
Thank you for sharing.
Becky

Becky said...
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Becky said...

Sorry for the delete, I posted the comment 2 times
Becky

Judi said...

Cindy....
Whew....I finally saw you on TV! Wonderful! Thanks for posting the times! I caught your middle-of-the-night episode! You looked great and your house looked spectacular!
All good!!!
Judi

Leah said...

I saw your hours on HGTV!!!! I just happened to be watching on Saturday night. I haven't been to your blog in a couple of weeks, but when I saw that, I thought "that's got to be the blog lady" Congrats! Martha has nothing on you!

Joy said...

What a pretty collage. Love the fall colors!

Angela said...

Hi Cindy!
How are you?!? Thank you for the tips on cleaning chandeliers, I'm planning on cleaning mine today. If you have time, please stop by my blog and check out some pictures I put up a few days ago of my china cabinet. I wanted to get your opinion because I've been thinking about painting the INTERIOR of the cabinet, just to give it some depth. Maybe a creamy white, although all of my friends and family are telling me not to (they think I will ruin it). I'm pretty set on painting it, but this seems to be your area of expertise, so I thought I would ask. Just if you have time, no rush.
Thanks, Have a great day!
Angela