Simple + Southern Sunday No. 105

“Praise the LordPraise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!”
Psalm 150:1

“Savior, like a shepherd lead us, much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us, for our use Thy folds prepare.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Thou hast bought us, Thine we are”
Dorothy Thrupp

“Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness”
Psalm 150:2

I guess you could say that the drought has left Noccalula Falls high and dry…literally!

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Designer Spotlight: Sarah Bartholomew

“There is gold and abundance of costly stones, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭20:15‬ ‭

 ‭‭It is time for another installment of our “designer series”!  I always enjoy putting these posts together because they show the talent and style of such great designers!  Today I want to introduce you to Sarah Bartholomew! Sarah grew up in Virginia and was influenced by the classical architecture that surrounded her, especially by Thomas Jefferson….as you will soon see!  She has an approachable design aesthetic that can be described as timeless, simple, classic, and all American. I, personally love her work and style…and I think you will too!

You can also check out my other designer spotlights:

Charles Faudree
Betty Lou Phillips
Tobi Fairley 
Cathy Kincaid
Katie Ridder
Suzanne Kasler

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I love Sarah’s mix of pattern in her own home.  The batik-style wallpaper and the leopard print runner in the entry says that this designer is not afraid of mixing it up!

The French chair wears a sweet pinafore and sits next to a chinoiserie garden stool.

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Tablescape Tuesday: Golden Days Of Fall

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:10‬ ‭

Does anyone else feel like autumn has taken its sweet time getting here?  The temps have gotten a little lower, but it is still reaching the high 80’s at our house!  Usually by this time each year in our Appalachian Foothills, the fall foliage is in full swing…but this year we are getting a fashionably late start!  The yellow hues are the only thing in sight, reminding me that the reds and oranges are sure to follow!  Today I want to invite you to take a seat under our new pergola and enjoy these golden days of fall!

My inspiration for this autumn table is an antique flower basket quilt that I purchased many years ago at a benefit auction.  The gold and brown hues always remind me of my favorite season!

Gold stemware is perfect for this time of year!

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