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 …

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 …

A Rafter of Turkeys

Now that Halloween is over it is time for my turkeys to make an appearance.  As you can see, I have a lot of turkeys in my collection.  These are only just a few of them.  The easiest way for me to find a home for them is to add them to my fall decor.   At the end of the season, when everything goes on sale, I’m on the lookout for a new little gobbler …

Sprucing Up the Yard for Fall

I like to lay a fresh layer of mulch down in the fall before winter comes.  That way the yard looks clean for when company visits during the various holidays.  A pumpkin tucked in here and there adds to the fall landscape. This is the mum that I’ve used to cut flowers from to decorate inside. I bought if for $5 over two years ago. It has grown quite a bit since then. This 2 …

Plaid Sets the Stage for Fall

This Pottery Barn fig and gray plaid throw sets the stage for my Tuscan vase that takes the spotlight. The loropetulum branches add needed height and some additional color. A fig colored candle sits atop a matching pillar holder surrounded by natural toned pebbles. I followed my own advice and incorporated some natural elements into the scene by the way of acorns, golden hued oak leaves, and pine cones. A large moss ball draws your …

An Autumn Ride through the New Jersey Countryside

Yahoo!  It’s finally sweater weather here in New Jersey.  I’ve been waiting for this beautiful time of the year.  My husband and I were off on a trip to the Cherry Hill Mall.  I wanted to take my readers along for the ride to share with you the beauty of the New Jersey countryside in the autumn. You’ll quickly see why New Jersey is called the Garden State.  Fall is a particularly beautiful time for …

Year-Round Tuscan Vase

This charming Tuscan vase and catch pot are perfect to use year round.  All you have to do is change out the accents to match the season. I brought a little bit of nature inside for autumn. It almost feels like you are taking a walk in the woods surrounded by Mother Nature with the deer and squirrel leaning against a rock with acorns scattered around. My husband’s favorite animal is deer which also lets …