Falling for Fall

I thought I would share a couple of fall foliage pictures that my daughter-in-law took on a recent trip to Bucks County, PA. This beautiful picture was taken from Bowman’s Hill Tower. The tops of those trees and the clouds are just breathtaking. And there is my granddaughter, Rebecca, standing at the location of the famous Washington Crossing. My turkey display on my mantle it’s done with creams and caramel. There is some wheat tucked …

Red Truck

Well it was a cold one last night. It got down to 37°. Now I know everyone is laughing and saying that’s not cold. I know, but it’s the beginning. Now this is what I love. Dropping at night then getting into the 60’s during the day. I am a grandmother again! Number 9 and it never gets old. It still feels heart filling. He is the first child of my youngest son. He was …

Hello knitters!

To all the knitters out there, hello!  I just started knitting.  I’ve made a small lap blanket with pom-poms.  It was a lot of fun. It is far from perfect, but that’s OK because I made it myself.  The color of the wool is fig.  I really like this color and having matching fig colored pillows. Here I’ve taken one of my flower arrangements and added some rust colored feathers berries and branches to change …

Neutral done right 👍

Neutral, done right can be quite appealing to the eye. I’ve added different textures, shades and materials to this display so it doesn’t seem boring. OK, I’ve said it. Yes, sometimes neutral can be boring. My birch branches are leaning against the mantle with a cotton ball and birch wreath hanging from it . There are fox tails and feathers in a white pitcher. The dark color really stands out with all the whites and …

What, more sunflowers? 🌻🌻💛💛

I do a lot of sunflowers 🌻 wherever I can in August. This sunflower throw pillow is embroidered so it gives an extra visual appeal. The brown center of the sunflowers is highlighted by pairing it with a brown-fringed pillow. Nnow I was looking yesterday in Pier 1, and I spied some yellow pillows. I should have bought them, but I couldn’t make up my mind. I might go back and get them because I …

Sunflower season🌻🌻💛💛

Well if you have been checking out online like I have, the stores are getting ready for the seasonal change that we all have been waiting for. Even Pinterest has been more about fall. I’m starting to make my way through my rooms and putting away memories of a wonderful summer. I know it’s not over for a long while. We will still be getting those hot humid days of summer. Ew! I bring out …

Putting away summer

Away away my summer things are going away. And I am counting the days till fall. I know a lot of people say it’s their favorite time of year. I’m no exception. I am one of those people who is checking online already to check out all the new fall trends. Some stores are already making a change over so I can’t be the only one out there that’s excited. In a lot of areas …

Better than Diamonds

Some women get diamonds; I get pieces of wood.  While that may sound sad, I love it.  My husband brings it home, and asks if I can use it.  I grab it and examine it before walking around the house seeing where I can put it to use.  This piece here made it’s way into the sunroom. First, I applied two thick coats of polyurethane to seal it.  This ensures that I’ll be able to …

Sunroom Awash with the Glow of Autumn

My sunroom is the perfect spot to spend a chilly autumn day curled up on the sofa with a book or magazine. When the fireplace is aglow, it echoes the golden hues of autumn on the trees that peek through the curtains. Four neutral-toned napkins serve as the base for my mantel display of white. I brought out the owls and white pumpkins. I added a pitcher with some cattails and real grass. The bow …

Turkey Platter Centerpiece

In place of a coffee table, I have a large ottoman in my living room. I like to use a platter or serving tray of some sort in order to offer some stability for things placed on top of it. For Thanksgiving, I’ve opted for this large silver turkey platter from Lenox. It is a quite heavy piece. First, I placed the platter at an angle to add a touch of interest. Next, I added …