Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Front Porch 2014

 I finally was ready to tke the Fall off the front porch and replace it with Halloween .. I used the same garland and wreath as last year but added more purple tulle bows to the garland..
 I made the Halloween countdown  sign last year with a small chalkboard ..

 I left the cornstalks ,mums and buckets of gourds ..
 and just rearranged all of them.
 Pumpkin carving will happen this weekend .. so there will be alot less pumpkins around the flower beds .

 The wreath is made from decomesh and a silver tray ..you can read more about it here..


 love a stack of pretty pumpkins!




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Friday, October 17, 2014

Fall in the Garden


Happy Friday ! Hope you have great plans for the weekend ! I thought I would show you some of whats going on in our garden, here in Illinois.. ..The zinnias are still blooming ..the leaves are changing to beautiful Fall colors in the trees..

We have had so much rain the zinnias are kind of laying down ..and the grass needs mowing but its still too wet ! It's a jungle out there !
I picked a bouquet of hydrangeas yesterday .. arent the colors beautiful !
On the back patio .. it was a misty drizzly day yesterday ..love this picture of the fall leaves..
The Fall raspberries are still ripening and taste so good !

One of my favorite pots in the garden .. this flea market galvanized tub with  annuals and mini pumpkins..
The Annabelle hydrangeas still look so pretty in their green and off white colors. That grass is in 2 different flower pots ..Love it !
The 2 year old grandson mowing the lawn last week and trying to move the fall loaded wheelbarrow !
I have been stitching Lizzie Kates Halloween Tingles.. Hoping to finish before Halloween ! The pups weren't too thrilled last night waiting for me to take them to bed ! :)
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween in the Foyer 2014


 Halloween is up in the foyer..

 There are ghosts , pumpkins and gourds and of course cross stitch !Leaf garlands with white lights and burlap bows hang on the stairs. There are little wood Halloween signs all along the garland.
 Chalkboards,thrift store baskets,and a vintage scale with pumpkins ..

 These ghosts are from Hallmark , along time ago .. There are 5 ..one for each of my kids.. all in a witches bucket. Behind it is a Halloween subway art .
 The coffee filter wreath hangs on the mirrow with burlap sunflowers for an accent on the burlap ribbon for hanging.

 On the chest ..a stack of old books..vintage scale ..pumpkins..bookpage pumpkin and one of my favorite Halloween stitched pieces from Prairie Schooler..

 A wicker basket from Good will holds real pumpkins and gourds and a sweater pumkin with berries and a burlap sunflower.








 The wrought iron tiered basket holds pumpkins and gourds and a fall chalkboard.
 Currently I am trying to get Lizzie Kates Tingles all stitched into one piece .. I have the perfect idea to frame it and I am hoping to get it finished before Halloween ! I also have another Santa from Prairie Schooler underway .
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Dining Room..Halloween and Fall

Good Morning ! Hope you have fun plans for your weekend!
I moved some things around in the dining room for Fall and Halloween ..
On the buffet ,I added some real gourds and pumpkins..burlap sunflowers ( they came off the Fall mantel) and the Cinnamon Stars stitchery from Plum Street Samplers. I added a base of fall leaves to the silver pedestal dish and put a pumpkin on top.Love the wire cloche with the gourds and mini pumpkins!

 I kept the chicken on the buffet and sat her on a fall wreath.

 In the hutch there is a white pumpkin from BHG at Walmart ..On the back of the hutch there are more real mini pumpkins ..some under a cloche and one on top of a big vintage blue mason jar.Country Cottage Needleworks Pumpkin Cottage got moved in here also.


 On the table I kept the same vignette ..but added fall leaves around the glitter pumpkin..a real mini pumpkin and the Threadworks Primitive stitching.

 A shot of that pretty Walmart pumpkin ..
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Halloween Galvanized Tray Centerpiece

 Good Morning !
The tiered tray on my kitchen table has been redone for Halloween . I got this tray at Sam's club this spring and have loved decorating it for the seasons !
 I left in some of the Fall things , like leaves and berries ..Took all the sunflowers out and added in these sparkly purple flower picks. Some black tulle bows..The painted mason jars are still on the tray ..
 There are still a couple sweater pumpkins in there and alot of real gourds from our pumpkin picking.
 Love these little owl salt and pepper shakers from BHG at Walmart.



A little bear witch and a crocheted pumpkin .. another one of the owl BHG salt and pepper shakers ..this one is all white ..
Love those little jack O lantern buckets that are hanging from the berry picks !

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