Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Little Fall Decorating

Even though we are having an Indian Summer (Is that politically correct?), well we are, with temps in the high 70's and even 80, fall is in full bloom around here, at least inside the house anyway. Not many leaves have changed on the outside, though.
The nights are a little cooler, so I put flannel sheets on the bed and added a blanket. Nothing I like better than clean flannel sheets.
Changing my hutch out with the seasons is one of my favorite things to do. I love the warm colors of fall and had fun with the few decorations I have. I say few, because I literally had almost as many tubs for fall as I had for Christmas until we moved from our bigger house into the RV  Small Cottage. Now I have added a few things back into my collection of fall fun, since now we are really in a small cottage 

I still had my all white decorations in the hutch, so some of them stayed.  I like the sparkle of a little white with the fall colors. Well, let's face it...I just like white. 
The mirrored window was placed there to cover up some nasty holes. It was just a plain window until Mr. SS got a hold of it. He added a shelf on top and a window sill and knobs on the bottom. Just to the left is the door going into my Sewing Studio/laundry/office. The plan is to take the "window" down and put up a sliding barn door. It took me a while to make that seem like it was Mr. SS's idea. lol
A few candy jars that my grand kids head for when they walk in the door.
One of my treasures here is the tiny postal scale that my friend Gail gave me. I love it because it's little, but also because I worked for the post office in my younger days.
A few more decorations...thinking about Thanksgiving now.
You can barely tell, but the platter is a vintage milk glass turkey platter that I treasure.
The plate on the bottom right is the last thing my sister made and sent to me before she passed away. It is a pretty fall scene with fabric under glass.
A cute fabric pumpkin I made at Strawberry Patches a couple of years ago.
My table setting with the newly added Pioneer Woman Amber Goblets and Cowgirl Lace Flatware.

Coffee Table with a Dept. 56 Church and my white Pilgrims and Turkey. Mr. Pilgrim suffered a broken neck in our last move, but a little super glue and he remains a part of this little vignette.
I haven't changed this display for years. It was all Home Goods purchases  and they used to have a site where you could post the way you used things you bought from them.I posted a picture similar to this.  So many years ago before I was a blogger, I started following my first blogger ever from that site. Tracey from Notes from a Cottage Industry
Okay, here's my entry bench. I put a pretty fall fabric and vintage buttons on the back of my "Boo" pillow, so it went from Halloween to Fall with just a flip over. I did the little embroidered pillow last year.
Last year a friend, Sandi, had our friendship group over for some crafting. We made this fall button picture.
The same evening we made this garland. She had printed vintage Thanksgiving cards and we glittered them, strung them and added the torn strips of fabric. It was a fun fast project. I love having it hang in my entry.
That's all for fall inside. I did a little decorating outside too, but we are still in the construction phase there, so not too much to share.
Speaking of construction, the outside of the windows are trimmed out and columns started on both sides of the garage door and at the far right end of the house. Today's  progress doesn't show yet. Electrical had to be run in the attic for the lights that will go on the columns. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Thank goodness for my Mr. SS.
Terrible picture, but this is the bedroom window all trimmed out. We put up Faux wood blinds today, so I wanted to get a picture before they went up. Now I have to put some curtains up. Maybe just sheers on a pretty black iron rod. I don't want to hide the window trim to much.

I saw a quote on Face book that I liked.
It reminded me of the way I sign off on my posts.
It was something like:
God is Great
Life is Good.



PamKittyMorning said...

It all looks so good!

Suzanne said...

You always inspire me Beverly. You do such a great job with your decorating and I love that you pull out things that have special meaning. That's really what it's all about.

I love your new windows! They add so much to your home and it's so much fun to be in on the transformation.

Well I'm off to Walmart for amber goblets...

Creations By Cindy said...

Loving your fall girl! Hugs and blessings, Cindy