Monday, September 26, 2011

Autumn Inspiration and a Winner!

Autumn is my favorite time of year! This morning it is cool & crisp.
I have a few images of some inspirations, really random things that I love. No words necessary!















Now for the winner of the amazing lighting by Jose Esteves in his Collection at Interieurs. Thank you to Francine Gardner the owner of this Interior Design Firm and elegant Showroom!

It is Heather Robinson of the site Lost in Arles   Travel writer Heather Robinson earned a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in the United States. Be sure to read more about her and visit her wonderful site!



A huge thank you to Kit from Chic Provence
and author Corine Gantz. I am the winner of the book Hidden in Paris, an intriguing novel I am so excited to read.





Thank you again to all of my wonderful friends and followers. 
You make it all worthwhile. 

Love & Hugs 
Karena

Art by Karena

52 comments:

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Congrats to them. Love your fall inspiration!

Stitchfork said...

Congrats to Heather! And aren't the colors of fall gorgeous?!
xo Cathy

Lost in Provence said...

Oh hooray! I am so beyond thrilled Karena and certainly never think that I am going to win ANYthing let alone such an utterly beautiful lamp. I find it so fitting as well that it will be coming home to France. And thank you so much for your kind words concerning my blog to boot--it is very generous of you, but then again, you are always one of the most supportive ladies on the blogsphere.

I am having trouble accessing your email (due to my computer, no fault of yours). Would you mind emailing me at robinsonheather@yahoo.com with your email address? Either that or I can email Interieurs directly, as you prefer--I certainly don't wish to seem ungrateful! Encore, merci!!

Splendid Sass said...

Karena,
I am in love with the velvet pumpkins!
Congratulations to Heather and to you for winning the nice book!
Have a nice day.
Teresa
xoxo

Cobalt Violet said...

Lovely fall images! I want those dresses! :)

Acquired Objects said...

Beautiful images and love those velvet pumpkins. Congratulations to Heather and Ben on their win!

BTW, Love your new picture and longer hair!

Have a fabulous day!
Debra

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful images! It's a bit warm here today, but we are expecting cooler temps next week. Here's hoping...

Kristin said...

Autumn is my favourite time, too! I love your post! Hope you're having a great week!

Love, Kristin

chachamisu said...

Congratulation, and wish you and everyreader an inspiring week:)

chachamisu said...

Congratulation, and wish you and everyreader an inspiring week:)

drollgirl said...

such GORGEOUS fall images! very inspiring! :)

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Congrats to the winner. I'm so excited about the beautiful fall foliage.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Karena, I share your passion for autumn.

Fondly,
Glenda

David Toms said...

some excellent autumn pictures!

Renae Moore said...

Love fall....love that Dior dress!

xx

Kendall said...

Fall is my very favorite season. I had my wedding in October so that I could take advantage of all the best fall things!

designchic said...

So many gorgeous images. Adore the long dresses in the second photo...works of art!!

blue fruit said...

Very excited that the fabulous Heather was the winner of this competition! She so deserves it, as she is so warm hearted herself.

Lovely, lovely collection of images here in those fabulous rich rusty colours. Just beautiful! Virginia x

Renée Finberg said...

thank you for being you and all your kind words xxx

martinealison said...

Un bien bel hommage à Dame Automne avec ces magnifiques clichés...
Gros bisous

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Those velvet pumpkins are adorable!! Love all of these fall images.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Velvet pumpkins!
I love autumn.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh lucky you and lucky Heather... I was too late.. not back in the swing of things yet...

Have a great week.. ciao xxx Julie

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What beautiful Autumnal images Karena. Autumn has arrived here in the UK but, this week is going back to Summer and we are having temperatures in the 80'sF !! We never know what sort of weather we will have here !!
Have a lovely week and, many thanks for your comment. XXXX

LoveFeast Table said...

Fun! Thanks for stopping by LoveFeast Table! Love to see the velvet Plush Pumpkins popping up in your post!!
Happy fall!
Chris Ann & Kristin
LoveFeast Shop
http://www.shop.lovefeasttable.com

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Karena, I love Fall also. It's my favorite time of year. The weather is usually perfect where I live, and the air much more crisp and clean. Not to mention the leaves, the lovely falling leaves.
Speaking of lovely, that Dior dress you're sharing is amazing! Hope you have a wonderful week, tami

French Basketeer.com said...

Love the fall images, Karena, especially the velvet pumpkins; I have seen them and they are so fun though they don't fit with our decor. Have a lovely week!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Karena, The colors of Fall are beautiful! Congrats to Heather.
Hugs,
Sherry

eddieross said...

We love fall too. Crisp mornings, cool evenings, and lots of cable knit scarves! What could be better?
Congratulations to Heather!
xo E + J

Silver Strands said...

Hi Karena! Those are absolutely beautiful pictures you chose to represent fall. autumn is by far my favorite season. It's SO colorful! Hope you're having a great week Karena.
oxox
Denalee

June said...

Gorgeous Fall post Karena! I love your beautiful blog and am so grateful you left a message at my place so I could find you.

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Karena,
I adore your visits, your support encouraging my simple works of art means more to me then you know!

Thank you karena for your visit :)

By the way I am so enjoying my novica win from your giveaway the linen robe I chose is so euro-chic!!

Cheers to you my friend.
xx
Dore

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Lovely images! And thoroughly enjoyed the Lost in Arles site. Now can't wait to read Hidden in Paris. Let us know what you think.
Cheers, Kirsten

Anna of IHOD said...

Absolutely breathtaking photos. The colors are one of my favorite things about this time of year!
Have a great week Karena!
Anna

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh those velvet pumpkins~ I'll take three please!

Pamela said...

What beautiful eye candy!! Love that Dior dress!!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH -- I love the velvet pumpkins! Especially the turquoise one -- all of these are so inspiring!

Designing Domesticity said...

Don't you just love those plush pumpkins? I've been trying to win some FOREVER! Thanks for the inspiration! liz

Punctuation Mark said...

wish we had a bit of fall here in miami!!!

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Lisa RedWillow said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and visit. I love your images here on your blog. Wonderful. I love the decor and Dior I do have a passion for. :) Nice to see you.

paris parfait said...

Love all the fall colours. What lucky winners!

The New Diplomat's Wife said...

love those pumpkins and purples!

Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful and congrats to the winners xo

The Preppy Princess said...

You picked lovely images, the rich, vibrant color is gorgeous, and really evocative of what's outside the office windows right now. That's why I love visiting! Congrats to your winners, you are doing such fab contests!

Sending you a smile,
tp

Thistle Cove Farm said...

best wishes to the winners and love the name of the book...!

Karen said...

Hi Karena,
I just love the plush velvet pumpkins with natural stems. The colors are wonderful and we don't have to worry about them rotting mid-season! :-)
Your mantle looks so nice, love Trapp candles!
Karen

RedPoppy said...

Congratulations to everyone! I love your Fall inspirations, also my favorite time of year xo
http://redpoppyfashion.blogspot.com

Cars said...

Thank for topic

classiq said...

It sounds like an interesting book. I've always thought that books make one of the best gifts. :) The colours in the pictures you've selected are so incredibly beautiful! The autumn palette is fascinating. :)
Ada

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

oh how I love those Hot Skwash pumpkins!
so pretty.
xx
a

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