Tuesday, September 6, 2011


As you can see from the date of my last post, its been more than 2 weeks since I've blogged.    There are a few reasons but it all started with our yearly family vacation to South Carolina.   This year Irene decided she wanted to join my family (but I'll save that for a rainy day post) lol

Today is the 1st day of school for 4 out of my 5 children...so it will start getting busy in a few minutes when my preschooler gets home.  Just wanted to quickly share some of the little fall touches I've started adding all around the house, inside and out.  Hope you all enjoy and hope to back in action soon.

Here is the beginnings of our Fall Mantle in the Living Room...I brought back my homemade international Autumn banner from last year (English, Italian, Spanish, French) there we are all represented. lol

My mother gave me that Avon 5th Annivesary plate (funny thing...this year is our 5th year official wedding anniversary) lol

Left side of the mantle....always incorporating my 'J'

Right side of the mantle.  Pine cone is from State Park is Palm Dessert, Calif (shhhh dont tell)

Little sitting nook next to the fireplace...need some tall animals for that little elephant side table

Changed out the curtains from cream canvas to Pier 1 green bird pattern.

Junkin find...in perfect condition (thank you!)

Coffee table newest addition on trial basis in here...

Right side of front porch....rust,plums,greens,golds this year.

My hanging basket fall arrangements (still useful after your coconut liner is done)

Table runner from Home Goods, old aged terra cotta pots...green yummy smelling candle.

Left side of the front porch...love my fern baskets.   Removed the old screen door I usually have behind the sofa to block my neighbors clothesline (lol)  Its bright red so didnt really go (I shouldve left it green till after fall)

My front lawn shepards hook area

My handmade (by a dear old man) scarecrow pole man and pumpkins...he lost his arms but Big Daddy is working on some replacements

Our front entrance....my Marine is always standing guard.






  1. All of your fall decor is stunning. Love the mantel and your patio is fabulous. Wow, you've even got the outside decorated. I don't even have a wreath up. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. Nice to have you back. Love all your fall decor. This suddenly cool weather is really putting me in the mood.

  3. Love that great burlap banner on your wonderful black fireplace! thanks for sharing the inspiration at VIF, xo Debra


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