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Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall Berries and Cloches

The dogwood trees are full of red berries now and
the birds are enjoying the abundance of them in our yard. 
Look in your yard or local park and decorate with some leaves or berries. 
It is a lot of fun and it is free.

I enjoy the milk glass urns in the cloches and did not wish to change anything on the three drawer chest which you have seen many times here. I simply added fall berries which somehow look like Christmas to me too.

 The little green berries came off an ornamental tree we have and I do not know what it is.
I am a font of garden information. Not.

Above you get a peek of an antique barrel trunk that is a whole other story for another day but I cannot get a good image of it and I have tried and tried.

I am linking to the font of cloche inspiration Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for the Fall Cloche Party.

may joy and peace surround you

Sunday, October 30, 2011


image by Olive taken in a neighbor's yard

may joy and peace surround you 


Friday, October 28, 2011

Mysteries and The Mail

We drive by this little house often and why I like it is a mystery. 
I have a fabulous amount of disdain for cobwebs as we have so many real ones at our old house.

It is cute...okay I said it.

Now we do not know about you but we can barely get our house decorated for Christmas so how these folks accomplished this is frankly amazing. 
Amazing and very cute yet again.

The mail has been wonderfully exciting lately. This pin arrived from Jan at Gracie's Cottage just because she thought of me. That is so sweet.

These lovelies also arrived in the mail from Gail at Faithfulness Farm. I won her giveaway. She made the towels and they are long and generous in size.

Both these bloggers are friends of mine and I am proud to know them and follow their excellent blogs. Thanks bunches to both of you.

may joy and peace surround you

Thursday, October 20, 2011


The eerie quality of fog in the leafless tree canopy.
 These images were taken last February off of a very tall deck.

At the time I remember thinking they were somewhat spooky.

I am rather fond of fog are you?

may joy and peace surround you

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Orange Heat For Halloween

Halloween is in full force in the dining room.
Orange has turned up it's heat here. 
In the living room all is white but not here.
 The copper cauldron is from last year but everything else we found this summer and fall.
We bought the Hemingway Hurricanes by Southern Living at Home at a garage sale Saturday. 
They were new in the box for ten dollars each.
I was happy to pay that price as I know how expensive they originally were. 
I really should sell them but I am keeping them.

Could these candles be any cuter?
I do not think so.

The polka dot creatures are called Kiddo Jack and Kiddo Kat and came from the Tuesday Morning store. I like them a lot because I almost never buy holiday decor from non-thrift stores.
Everything else including the copper cauldron is from second hand stores or garage sales.

This is how the table looked before we found the glass hurricanes.

This is the other side of the cauldron and our pumpkin filled cloches.

Do you decorate with orange for fall and/or Halloween?

I am linking with:
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday's.

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home.

Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday's.

may joy and peace surround you

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mr. Smirk

I have decided to name my old concrete pumpkin.

He is now Mr. Smirk.

A fitting moniker don't you think?

I believe I showed him last year but he is worth another look and hey now he has a name.
He is a tad sinister.

Clovis the C-Cat had to get in the image.
Photo hog.

This is our yellow house for those new to the blog.

The side door wreath, all garage sale items. 
There is a rusty jack o' lantern face in it that is difficult to see and we keep thinking there is someone at the door.

 We do not have elaborate outside fall decorations but we do have fun as usual and we are thrifty.
The two wreaths cost less than six dollars for both. I have had Mr. Smirk for maybe twenty or more years.

Linking to Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday,
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday.

may joy and peace surround you

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Gifted Antlers

Antlers and white pumpkins.
A family member gave us these antlers and we admire their natural texture and form, much as we admire the cute little form of the pumpkin. This is kind of a masculine and feminine mix.
The family member was puzzled as to what we were going to with them. We will send him a link to our blog so he will be puzzled no more. Thanks bunches M.L.

Joe and I picked up the vintage clock two weeks ago at a garage sale for one dollar. 
The color is just right.

The mini white pumpkins, in the cloches, are from the Tuesday Morning store this summer.

I am linking with:

Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Party.

may joy and peace surround you

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blue Daze

The captivating quality of blue flowers is never lost on me.
This is a Blue Daze Evolvulus.
It is an annual that likes full morning sun and once it is established can take low water.
I like it for that too.
Rain being scarce and all.

Joe and I sometimes buy pine straw-nuts that we are.
This would be the un-swept and un-kept side of our deck. 
The Blue Daze kind of sweeps over the terracotta pot.
This is the first time I have planted it.
 It is blooming like this right now, for once I am posting in real time. 
But I must catch the cat and go to our old house.
See y'all later.

Have you seen or planted Blue Daze?

may joy and peace surround you