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 …

Large Turkey on Display

This large ceramic turkey is my favorite. He brings back so many memories from my childhood spent in my father’s grocery store. I passed many years there from the time I was in a baby carriage until I was a teen. Every Thanksgiving, we put a huge turkey in the window to let people know that we had fresh turkeys for sale. I found this embossed gold candle at Pottery Barn this year. Luckily, I …

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 …

Turkeys Perched on the Fireplace Mantel

As I mentioned yesterday, I have a huge collection of turkeys that I like to use in my fall decor. I tweaked my living room fireplace mantel only slightly like I did for Halloween. It keeps things simple by changing out a few details to match the holiday or season. I switched the large mercury pumpkin for a large mercury gourd. For some reason, I associate gourds with Thanksgiving. Next, I replaced the small pumpkin …

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 …

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 …

A Basketful of Autumn Centerpiece

A two-tiered wire basket makes for the perfect dining room centerpiece year round.  Just change out the various elements to match the current season. My dining room table is all set for fall. In the bottom tier, I added some faux mums are nestled around a few real bone-white baby boo pumpkins. As a nod to Halloween, I’ve scattered a few sparking spiders across the top. Moss fills the top tier along with some additional …

Boo-tiful Dining Room Halloween Decor

A black and white color scheme adds a “boo-tiful” touch for Halloween to a dining room.  It pairs well with my coffee station which is located next to the dining room. Look at this poor little ghost trapped in the vase.  Perhaps he went for a swim in the black and white jelly beans and got stuck.  Next to him is a white candle placed on top of a mercury pillar candle.  A simple black ribbon …

A Mother’s Treasures

The pears are real. The acorns are not. The special treasure is the wooden bowl holding them. It was made by the loving hands of my youngest son. He made it over 20 years ago in wood shop. I hold it dear to my heart as a mother would. It is great for fruit and dried flowers. I love the rustic look. No matter what your style is, a homemade wooden bowl can be added …

Fall Glass Canisters

The  These are located in my powder room. Yes, every room has a touch of fall in it. It is like walking through the woods with Mother Nature and all her grace and glory. The shorter of the glass canisters is filled with dried pumpinos and some acorns. And it’s tied off with a raffia bow. The large one has cotton pods and some grasses for added height. The glass pillar holder has a timer …