Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall has arrived at our house!

Well last weekend I decided to take the plunge and pull out my fall decorations. When I got into the attic I found that I had put Halloween in with the fall, so I just pulled them out too. I sure don't want to dig through that hot attic again in a month!

So let me take you on a tour through my house. First off you will come onto my front porch. The table was made from an old school desk. Now on through the door which is decorated with this fall wreath that I got from the thrift store for $3.00! You will want to take off your light jacket here in the foyer where this antique mirror is wearing it's fall decor. The little banner to the right I made from pretty fall colored fabrics. I have never been able to get a very good photo of this mirror. On to the kitchen where it seems everyone wants to hang out. This is the center island in our kitchen. The crock has a picture of our house painted on the front of it. I got it from LL Bean several years ago. This is the wall opposite the island. On each side of the Fiesta plates are pumpkins made from silk flowers. I thought they were so cute! I made the banner on the plate rack. It says BOO.
This little vignette in the corner features my Brambley Hedge luncheon plate, cup and saucer that my Grandmother got me. The little basket on the right is Longaberger.
Let's take our snacks into the dining room, where the jack o lantern that I bought 29 years ago, the first year I was married, is reposing with it's pretty autumn arrangement.

My dining room has way to much furniture in it, but I like it, so I keep it. This is a small table that holds a clock that my husband made. The beaded pumpkin came from a fall swap last year. This picture really doesn't do it justice. It is so pretty. This has been a very versatile piece. We originally bought it as a baby changing table when Yngwie was born. Now it serves as our side board. Don't you just love those white craft pumpkins!
I will share a few more pics in the upcoming weeks, but I will leave you with my craft of the week. This little candy dish was loosely based on one I saw in the Better Homes * Gardens Holiday Magazine. So easy to make and I really liked how it turned out.

Hope everyone has a great week!



Veronica said...

Your house looks beautiful!

Arlene Grimm said...

Love to look at everyone's fall decor. I put my fall things out last week. It sure makes the house cozy!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, Linda! All looks warm and cozy! It won't be long and I'll be firing up the wood cook stove!

It *is* hard to get a mirror pic- isn't it? I haven't decorated yet-too many other things going on, although I did fit in some Fall crafting before Bobby's surgery.

My Pink Christmas will include a white tree and it might have others colors besides Pink, too. i think it will be a fun get awy for me with Bobby home. ♥

~~Carol~~ said...

Your Fall/Halloween decorations are gorgeous! I wish I was able to enlarge the pictures, because I would love to see that old pumpkin on the table. I love vintage Halloween! And I wish I could see that last picture up close too. Or maybe I should just put my glasses on! The candy dish looks vintage. You did a great job on it!
Love that huge mirror too, and I agree, it's sooo hard to get a good picture of a mirror!
Happy decorating!

Queenie said...

Hey Linda
Everything looks so pretty dressed up for's so fun and festive! I love your kitchen and your dining room table too...and that sideboard's all gorgeous. I think my next kitchen is gonna definately have some blue and white accents! I love your backsplash tiles. I had such fun browsing around with felt like I was right there with ya! LOL! Have a great week and Happy Fall to you and your family!
Big Hugs,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is just beautiful! Love your beautiful dining room and the last photo, Pumpkin Patch is adorable! Love all the colors!

Leann said...

What a fall fun happening at your house. I love the candy dish!!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Libby said...

Great pics! I love the candy dish! Can't wait to see more :)

Mountain Mama said...

My goodness, you do put up a lot of decorations!!
Your house is beautiful.

You reminded me to go upstairs and bring down my decorations. One is a scarecrow and also a few fake pumpkins. I can't remember what else. Mother nature is doing a good job of leaving autumn leaves on both my decks.
I have dragged my feet when it comes top putting up autumn decorations because I hate to see summer leaving!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, Linda! Are you outside playing in the wind? ☺ I'm ready for you to post again- okay? ♥

Jess said...

Your home is so pretty set for the season and it!

Ive been lurking...hope you have a great new week

love, Jess

nancy said...

Your house is soooo beautiful! It must be a hundred years old, with that beautiful woodwork. (I had one like that, once, and had to go away and leave it.) So I'm green with envy ;)
I love your white pumpkin and your wreath, your mirror, well, everything looks gorgeous.

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