Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Old Tool Box has Fallen!!

Do you remember when I found this glorious thing at a garage sale a few months ago?  I paid $5.00 for it.  The man I bought it from said his dad, who has passed, made it about 60-70 years ago.  Yeah.  I wanted one so bad.

I knew Fall decorations were just begging to be in this tool box.  And I am so pleased with the outcome, I could barely wait to share it!!

Ok...maybe you are all not squealing, but I am!!

Joining in some parties:  Potpourri Party @ 2805
Vintage Inspiration @ Common Ground 
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper 
Cielo @ Show Us Your Cottage Monday  
Tabletop Tuesday @ Marty's.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Did I Fall Again?

Oh you can bet your Fall pumpkins I did!  This apothecary is as you come around into our Great room.  Filled it with mini (faux) pumpkins and some twiggy stuff....a Small T. 

One of my pumpkin bowls being used for...

Oh mercy...I had these for my guest...and I should have sent them HOME with my guest!

Potpourri on the countertop, although, it doesn't have any smelly that it is little pumpkins.

That is all for this installment.  I will probably show the dining area next....I am anxious to share a garage sale find put to use!

I just am enjoying going blog to blog...seeing all the beautiful Fall decor.  I really think this is my absolute favorite for decorating.

Hope your week is good and you are accomplishing what you want.  Can anyone really believe that it is almost October?  Did we really have a September?

I know I am just a rambling here...but it is quiet here and well, I want to!

Friday, IF I feel up to it, and I am thinking I will....I am going to KEEP THE CAR!  Say it with me women!!  I plan on hitting Hobby Lobby, Michaels and wait for it.....

TARJAY!!!  I haven't been there in forever!  Oh, and sometime, when the memory isn't so painful to regale, I will share with you my Veriz*n trauma.  It is finally resolved...but I just colored my hair, and I think it needs it again.  Talk about going postal!!  Anyways....

Obviously, I need to talk...and sleep.  I know, all you are probably hearing by now is blah, blah, blah!!

Thanks for listening!!

Joining Kim for Wow Us Wednesdays 
Laura for Fall In Love with your Home Thursday 
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
 Share Your Creations @ Kristen

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Falling Around Our Living Room!

I already shared my buffet display here, but I thought I would share the rest of the Living Room.  As you can see in the first photo...Bentley follows me everywhere...and that IS his spot to watch the world go round, therefore why the pillows are on one end of the sofa!

 I bought this pumpkin several years ago with Ro.  Kirklands had a buy one, half off second...we split it, so she has the same pumpkin.  It is hard to see but the candle has leaves imprinted on it.

 This is one corner in the room..  The candle divider and the acorn candles on the glass stands are always there.  I added the wire pumpkins to the end table and my Fall girl.  I got her in Michigan 3 Octobers I would remember the wonderful Fall leaves.

 I know some of my dear followers have seen these decorations last year, and some the year before...but in case there are some new friends I will share them AGAIN!
This is on the other side of the sofa.  I got this tea set from CB YEARS ago!

Same as my wheat candle holders.  Ro bought them in SC...sent me a picture and I ran, back when I was running (kidding) to CB and got me a set.  They are one of the first things I put out for Fall.

If you looked to the right of this curio (which I just love this curio!!) you would be back at the buffet.

I will show more decorations later in the week.  I hope you have a great week!

I am joining the following parties:  Marty's Tabletop Tuesday, Cielo's Show Us Your Cottage Monday, and Motivated Mondays

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gifts to and from a Blogger

Some time ago Myrna from Heirlooms asked me if I wanted to do a swap with her.  Something we both made.  Well, I was going out of town, and then Myrna went out of town, and then life went on....finally, I sat down and finished my gift and so did Myrna!

What a treat I got in the mail.  I just adore this little book of inspiration and Bible passages.  Take a look!!

This sweet musical symbol is the clasp to keep the book closed.

Each section has a tag stuck inside!

I sent her a wall hanging in Altered Art.

Thank you Myrna for such a treasured keepsake!!  I am so glad we finally got our gifts to each other!!

Linking to Vintage Inspiration at Debbie's.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fall-ing slowly and other "stuff"!

Slowing I am decorating for Fall.  Haven't got the tubs out yet...but I have a friend coming for lunch and I had to do a squirrel tablescape.  Last year when packing up my Fall things, I realized I had some acorn and squirrel, a Tablescape was hatched in my brain!!

Hubby bought me the place card holders years ago.....

I used tags for the placecards

I think this looks sorta Artsy!!

Dollar Tree squirrel!

I used my wicker chargers because of the wicker acorn basket.

Cleaned off back patio and found these harvest-y pots at Dollar Tree...Ro, I thought of you cuz I know you love this thing!!

Mom, what are ya doin???  Can we play, or eat?

This is all BJ's fault!!  She told us about that Apple Fritter Bread.  I made French Toast and put some cooked apple slices in some Maple Syrup!  Oh mercy...this was yummy!!

Back to a little decorating...I have had this glass bowl full of glass fruit from Kirklands for years...

Remember how I often say I still love Country decor...well see, I am a schizo decorator too!!

Saw this pillow at Bells or Bealls, whichever you prefer to call it!!  It was on sale for $3.00 and I wanted all don't care if I mix styles do you??

My school desk seemed to be begging for the least for now!

This is a QVC arrangement.  I have Christmas, Fall, and Spring.

I put it on the sofa table in the Family room....I think it is so pretty and the candle is battery and with a timer!!  Oh, I love those!!

Hope you all followed me through this post!  Oh, I almost forgot....I am a happy, happy blogger.  Now for you all that have been blogging a short while and have 1000 followers, just overlook me here...but I almost have 300 followers!!!  Little ole me!!  I can barely stand it!!  YEAH!

I am joining Marty for Tabletop Tuesday and......
Show off your cottage Monday at Cielos 
and WOW at Kim's
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