Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall decorations

Hi friends, Today I'm joining the blog party at Rhoda's Southern to show you what I spent my day doing. It was a fun and relaxing way to spend a beautiful fall day. I had all the windows open. There is a cool breeze and the leaves are falling. Just a generally good day. If you want to see all the other blogs participating in the party just click here.
This is my family room mantel. Things changed here were the greenery with berries in the two vases. (I really need to to something about that ceiling fan!) Play like you don't see the dated globes, okay?

Added some beaded pumpkins here and a brown willow plate. I have had two of them for years, I never see them anywhere else. They must be rare.

A close up of some items on my buffet in the dining room. The fall frame holds a framed greeting card I have had for years. It has such a beautiful verse!!
This is the first thing you see when you step inside the door. I found the window at a garage sale before we built the house. Since our entry is small I wanted to use it to open up the space. The little tree is a Christmas clearance item from Michaels that I decorated for Fall.

The dining table holds two new cage lantern things I just recently found at Hobby Lobby for $10.00. I love the lanterns that are so popular right now, but they are pricey. With these, I just put hurricane vases inside to hold the candle or any other item I want to use inside. At Christmas, they will be pretty with "snow" and Santas or angel figures. I put the vases on top of two blue and white saucers to add some color. Then arranged a "Berry vine" garland around them. They are sitting on my thrifted gold chenille afghan.

Various items arranged on the buffet over one of those sparkly netting garland things used for Christmas trees and such. My three tiered stand just has little pieces of floral materials, leaves, flowers and I tucked in a couple of small pieces of blue willow.

A closer look.

Do you recognize this weed? It grows prolificly along the road sides and empty lots here in Kansas. It's called curley dock.. If you cut it when it's just beginning to turn a light brownish pink color from green, it will stay that way. It ultimately turns dark brown so, you have to get it around the first part of June. It's a great filler to use for arrangements, wreaths, or just by itself like here.

Over the kitchen stove, I may put some apothecary jars up here also with maybe hedge balls or dried Sumac berries.

The front door, I found a great buy on these Mums yesterday and they looked so healthy. I tucked in brances of bittersweet cut from our property and also some of those great looking hedge apples. Do any of you use these in your fall decorating? They are such a pretty color.

Do you see the hedge apples?

Kind of strange looking, Huh? But they do look great with all the other colors of Fall and at least on our property, they are EVERYWHERE!!!

Happy Fall to all of you. May you enjoy every minute of this glorious season as it goes by sooo fast!!! Thanks for visiting me today!! Blessings, Linda


  1. Just lovely! Looks so welcoming..
    Pretty wreaths and porch..
    And yes, Fall flies by, and what follows is not a favorite of mine!

  2. Wow! Everything looks so pretty!! You did a great job of decorating. Love the birdcages. Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite places to shop.

  3. Hi there, you gave me a great idea to put fall garland around a mirrored window I have like your's. I was wondering how to "fall it up". Thanks for sharing. Please stop by and say hi.

  4. Hello new friend! Oh my, your home is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing such wonderful Fall inspiration. Love those beautiful ferns on the front porch. And those "weeds" on your table are the prettiest weeds I've ever seen! They don't grow em' like that here!


  5. Hi Linda, I'm sorry I missed your post of fall Y'all earlier in the week. I didn't make it thru the list sorry to say. Thanks so much for coming by and entering the give-away, and so nice to meet you! Have a great weekend!

  6. Great fall decorations! It makes me want to start!

  7. Hi Linda,
    You have a beautiful home. Thank you so much for sharing. And thank you for stopping by for a visit and your very sweet comment. Do hope you come again soon to visit. Until next time.

    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

  8. What an inviting home you have! I love those green things in your yard, I've never seen anything like it. Thank you for visiting my blog and I will be back, I can only imagine what your home looks like for Christmas.
    Thanks for the inspiration,

  9. I love the look of hedge apples, that is a great green color!

  10. I have to add that everything looks so warm and rich! You did a great job. And I love that window pane mirror.

  11. Hi!
    It's so nice to meet you! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your warm welcome! I so enjoyed reading your posts, especially the kitchen make-over for your mom. It really looks great and I'm sure she appreciates it very much.
    Come visit again!

  12. Everything is so beautiful! You did a great job! I love your fireplace!

    Hugs, Sharon

  13. You have very nice style, just so lovely, nice blog too. Hugs, Carol