My yard really needed some color to fill in where a lot of the flowers are dying off, so I planted a few mums here and there. It is earlier than I usually plant for the fall and I might need to replace them later on in the season, but it makes me happy to see the colorful, new blooms. I also cut back some of my perennials, so it is really looking bare in many spots. We have a lot of leaves falling already, so I think fall is on its way, a little early, here in Michigan.
This is a sneak peek of my table decorations for the 50th birthday party I am hosting for a friend tonight. I am setting up a table outside on the patio and wanted a fall theme, but subtle colors. I am using greens and golds and this candle I found at Home Goods yesterday was perfect, with the leaves and touches of gold. Tomorrow, I will have a post on the whole celebration, with photos of the table. I have a busy day ahead today, but don't you just love entertaining and getting your home ready for guests?
I just ordered this book from Amazon and really look forward to reading it. Carole Radziwill is the widow of Anthony Radziwill, who is the son of Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy's sister. Carole was also close to John Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. The memoir tells the story of Carole's struggles with the untimely death of her husband and two of her closest friends, in a short period of time. Carole is currently a cast member on the Real Housewives of New York and her grace and wit on a show not known for these attributes, make me interested in learning more about her life.
Happy Thursday! I will be back tomorrow with party details :-)
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