Sunday, October 30, 2016

Gathered #1

When I was involved in a weekly party, the thing I enjoyed most was getting to feature different people and their blogs. Sometimes I now feel like I'm out of the loop because I don't have access to meeting so many creative people and showcasing their talent. I'm sure you're like me and run across a great post or pic and you just want to share it with others, but it's awkward to work it into something of your own. There are so many unique and timely posts that speak to who you are and turn your head, but you just don't have a way to share with everyone. So I'm going to start a new (hopefully) weekly post where I can randomly share those topics, pics, and inspiration that I've picked up that week in the blogging world. Okay, here are a few I've gathered this week...






Thursday, October 27, 2016

Out and About for some Fall Fun

This is my favorite time of the year to be out and about.
The leaves, the cooler temps, the smells wafting from a yummy cafe;
the Autumn Colors,
...and of course browsing the fun stores here in Springfield.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A Haute Halloween Encore


These photos are several years old, but provide so much fun Inspiration I wanted to share them with you again. The Blog Post was intitled "A Haute Halloween" and they were taken at a friend's amazing home here in Springfield, Robin Gilmore. She has since moved and opened a Tea Room and wonderful store in Springfield on Commercial Street. So enjoy once more, and if you live close to the Springfield Area, be sure and make this a destination spot for lunch and shopping.



Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lighted Twig Pumpkin

Each year I see the wonderful twig pumpkins all lit up with fairy lights and I think, "I'm going to get one of those next year!!", and each year it escapes me until we're already into the season. So I thought of this idea, not near as much "wow factor", but still pretty. It would work for a Thanksgiving or any Harvest Tablescape, since it wouldn't interfere with conversation across the table.



Friday, October 21, 2016

Kitchen China Cupboard for Fall


Earlier this Fall I found bags of these adorable glittered acorns
 at (I think) Hobby Lobby.
I knew I'd use them somewhere for a bowl filler or accent. 
They ended up here in the Kitchen China Cabinet. 
It would have been fun to make them myself, but since they were half price,
I did the lazy crafter's thing, and saved myself a lot of mess.
My kitties girls love them a roll in glitter, 
which in turn gets everywhere.
Glitter Kitties and more to clean up.



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Decor Philosophy for Cupboards, and Life

It's been said, more than once, that I can't leave a flat surface alone. Meaning that I have to "decorate" every square inch, and it wasn't often said with an affirmative attitude. I think I may be a little better than I used to be. When you have goodies you love, they just cry out to be used and appreciated!



Sunday, October 16, 2016

Vintage Metal Bench on the Fall Porch


I finally have some pics of the front porch and the "new/old" bench dressed for Fall.
It's taken me long enough, if I'd waited much longer we could go straight to Christmas!



Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pumpkin Roundup in the Dining Room


Hi Everyone, I hope you're having a wonderful week. We've had a taste of Fall here in Southwest Missouri these last few days with the trees getting more vibrant, a day of gray skies and soaking rain, and some much cooler temps. (High of 63). We'll hit 80 again, but it was sure nice for a change.


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Gold Leaf Pumpkin


Can we all talk about the hours that we spend on Pinterest?
OK, maybe you're not a junkie like I am, but honestly,
 it's a place where I always leave with new ideas and inspiration.




Friday, October 7, 2016

Easy Fall Centerpiece with a Galvanized Watering Can


I love a centerpiece on the Kitchen Table, 
and I usually have a small wooden tote here, 
but recently I've had to admit, a tote may not be very practical
 when you have to move it several times each day.
 Filled with dishes, a candle, tea towels, or a small ivy, it can get unwieldy...
 and then it becomes an accident waiting to happen!



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Blogger's Seasonal Harvest Tour

Hi Everyone, and Welcome to the 
2016 Bloggers Seasonal Harvest Home Tour
this week, presented by Cozy Little House



Saturday, October 1, 2016

On the Mantel with Pears and Pumpkins

So, I had to look back through my list of posts to see exactly when I had last shared what was happening on the mantel. Last Christmas? you're kidding me? Basically, I've left the main elements the same and have just changed up a few things in the center. I have to drag out a step stool and climb around to work on this monster, so it's just been easier to ignore it.



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