Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Stranger In My Bed

My girls love Halloween, and love to play jokes on each other. I went into my bedroom last night to get ready for bed, and when I turned on the light, this is what I found in my bed! Scared me at first, but I had to admit it was pretty cool! Like the pink hat, and flip flops. lol!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Welcome Fall

Hello, and happy first day of fall!! Yippie!! Fall is one of my favorite seasons! I love the cool crisp air, and the changing of the leaves, the smell of burning fireplaces, ummmmmm.......... Now, I am a pink loving girl, but I do like the traditional colors of fall. Although I can't incorporate a lot of the fall colors inside my home, I can do so outside. I have a little area of my dining room, that I also can put fall colors. I am finding sooo many people are using more whites, creams, and browns in their fall decor. I love that too!

I just love how this gal decorated her corn stalks with pretty flowers.

This creative blogger over at made these adorable pumpkins out of sweaters. I just love all the textures she used. She has a tutorial on how she made them. I am on the hunt now for some cheap sweaters. Very sweet Deb!

Some people are getting creative with paint. Love these pumpkins painted in gold and copper!

I just love these romantic looking luminary jars. Check out how to make them here

Don't these looks so romantic all lit up? I can imagine these on a coffee table or mantle with fall decor around them. So pretty, cozy and romantic!

Love these containers all decked out with fall decor too! So easy. Just put your candle in a jar, and fill the space around it with acorns, nuts, or whatever your heart desires.

Love this too!

I am loving these french inspired pumpkins. Dang I can't remember where I saw them. They are decoupaged french pages on a foam pumpkins! I love them!

Loving all these carved pumpkins all lit up!

These cute Halloween decorations are from Kim over at The faces on the cats are a download from Martha Stewarts. Kim has the page on her site. I love how Kim did her own design on wooden spools. I want to make some of these chenile characters, but have to order the bumpy chenile stems. They are hard to find.

Kim made these from peat pots, and images from old cards. So cute!

How cute it this little cat on a domino? Love how she decorated them too. I found 2 sets of dominos at my thrift store this week for .75, so I plan on making some of them. As soon as fall arrives so do my crafting ideas.

Loving this pretty front porch

This picture came out way smaller than I expected, but I am not going to mess with it. I had so many problems with my blogger last week, and a sweet blog friend fixed it for me! I can't believe the generosity of people out there in blogland.

I will finish this post with this lovely collage of beautiful scenes of autumn. Wishing all of you a beautiful one! Thanks for coming by for a visit.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Today is my birthday, and I am going to wear my Princess Crown! I am 49 AGAIN! Isn't this the prettiest cake, and no calories! I surely am going to have a piece of some kind of chocolate cake though!

The morning will start out with some garage sale shopping. It is the townwide garage sale in our neighboring town. Never know what kind of goodies you will find. I look so forward to this every year, even though sometimes I don't find much. I love the cool crisp mornings, and just the thrill of the hunt.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Vintage Things Thursday

Hello Ladies, and welcome to another Vintage Things Thursday, with our dear friend Suzanne over at Well, hurricane Irene left her mark here in our basement. We got about 4" of water. Luckily, as it started coming in, we were able to quickly get most of the items up off the floor. Some things did get wet, but nothing much to speak of. It could have been a lot worse. Hubby decided he needed to water proof the basement, plus it needed a good cleaning. So, in a way, in was kind of a good thing, because now the work is getting done! Yey!! We have a partially finished basement, and some wooden built in cabinets on one side. While hubby was cleaning out the cabinets, tucked way under a 2x4, he found these tucked underneath! These are vintage party hats, probably from the 50's or 60's, along with this sweet little plastic basket. Aren't they adorable?
Of course hubby loved the fireman one, because he is the fire chief of our town. They are in really nice condition, and the colors bright. I can't beleive they are in such nice condition. We have lived in this house for 33 yrs, and they have been there all this time, and who knows how long before that. I thought they were such a great find! I plan on putting them on e-bay. Thanks for coming by by for a visit, and don't forget to visit Susanne for more vintage fun! Let me just say, that my heart goes out to all the people who suffered much damage from this hurricane.