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 …

Sunflower August 🌻🌻

This is my kitchen accents for sunflower August. 🌻 I top off my fridge with a sunflower table runner. Then I added an amber colored pitcher with a sunflower wrapped around it and a green chippy stool. Next come over to my cabinet that I’m using for shelves because the shelves I purchased for there I decided to use for the bathroom. I told you I can never make up my mind 🤔. I used …

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 …

Dining Room Buffet Decked Out for Thanksgiving

I love to deck out my dining room buffet for the holidays; Thanksgiving is no exception. I brought out my beautiful William Sonoma Thanksgiving turkey platter and matching dishes. I added some candles to a lovely paper leaf swag. I tied a brown bow, tossed in extra bleached pine cones, and scattered gold pears to complete the look. By setting in the small wheat bundle along with some plain gold and white napkins and the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

A Before & After Fall Decor of My Sunroom

This was how my sunroom looked four years ago. Since then, I’ve changed out the pillows on the couch and the top of the fireplace mantel. We added shutters to the window and a large potted palm in the corner. I keep pictures of what I’ve done in the past to remember how I have changed things. It also provides evidence to my children of items that I say I am missing. I am telling …