Thursday, March 31, 2011

Autumn in the Highlands means one thing......... Colour... beautiful Autumn colours

The Rich Colours of Autumn

It seems that every day at the moment I'm outside on a photo shoot,  it's Autumn here in Australia and especially here in the Southern Highlands.
The trees are changing colour, yellows, oranges, lime greens and dark reds.

The sunlight at this time of the year is magic...just magic..
  Yesterday I was photographing quinces...story to come soon.....and a home with an incredible collection of everything you can imagine.
Last week I shot Lotus flowers and water lillies.
On the weekend, crabapples, berries and apples.  Look at these little crabapple beauties, they're the size of grapes. Today I'm off to photograph yellow pumpkins for the Garden book I'm working on, Oh.. I wish I could share some of my images with you,'s not finished yet! only two more seasons to go!

 I found these two sweet little oriental figurine vases when I first moved to the Highlands,
I love them, I love the colours and their little 'French style' clown faces.  I don't know who made them, if anyone knows please..... I would love to find out more about them.

The little fruit in the vase above reminds of a clown holding a bunch of balloons.

 One of my favourite tea settings, which I used in my styled photographs many times is this wonderful 1950's celedon green setting, it's just the perfect colour to use with all these autumn tones, glass flowers, citrus teas, ginger jars and Andrew's mother's English teapot.  All the colours are rich and beautiful. 


Who needs flowers when you have these wonderful little fruits on your table.
Have a wonderful day everyone.... thanks for dropping by.
 xx Coty

Did you see Susan's beautiful camellias on her table last week
 It's Tablescape Thursday again today.. drop over and visit my friends. 


and window this week (below) I also had a bit of an oriental style,
What do you think?
It's definately turning heads...

I'm going to change it today....I'm putting my wedding dress in the window
Andrew and I just celebrated our 20 year anniversary
The very scary thing is that I was looking at the waistline of my wedding dress this morning while ironing it,
and.....well you know the rest.  hmmmmmm ... 


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  1. Coty, sometimes I love the time difference between us because your posting in the mornings gives me the best reading at night. The Fall colors threw me a bit though! You actually had me confused for a moment and I actually had to think...are we heading into summer or autumn?
    Oh I bet the light through your big windows in your dining area has everything glowing. Your black & cream plaid on your chairs coordinates beautifully with these colors too!
    Coty, it has been such a pleasure to get to know Bec. It will be great fun to watch what she has to say & share with the world. She sent me the most wonderful note of thanks which I will always keep close.
    I look forward to the day when Taylor & I join you and Bec under big straw hats on the shores of Mackrel Beach!
    xo Lisa

  2. All the colors in your mosaic are just beautiful, Coty! Autumn is my favorite time of year! I have also been decorating a lot with's much less expensive than flowers and it's edible! :-)

    Hope you are having a wonderful week, my friend, and I am looking forward to that book!


  3. Visiting you is always a much welcomes respite into a world of color and beauty. I love your crabapples. I will have to be more respectful of mine. Your photos are outstanding. thanks so much for sharing their wonderfulness with us. Love the celadon tea set! wow. and the little asian men. they are amazing in detail..

  4. Adore the colours and the figurines! You have been busy! Happy weekend XO

  5. Coty, your photos always leave me longing to see more! I do love that you are going into a different season. I get to enjoy both worlds, Spring here and Autumn through your posts. :)

  6. You have beautiful blog and a lovely home. I hae visited Australia many times on work. Love it and miss my trips there. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas:-)


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