Another Porch Dressed for Fall

Another porch?….yes, I actually have three…two on the back . . upper and lower . . .

~ ~ and one in the front.

Today, I present the upper porch with simple dressings for Fall.

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Pillows with Fall colors are placed on the loveseat . . perfect for snuggling . . .

~ ~ with a cup of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evening . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ and then of course with your favorite “honey” :)

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Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal

OK…I have teased you enough with my “sneaky peekies” of my bedroom.

You have seen a “sneak peek” of the fabric and pillows . . .

~ ~ some of which were made by my friend Linda.

So without further adieu . . .

Here is what I have been doing in the master bedroom.

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I found the duvet cover while at the Pottery Barn in Atlanta . . .

~ ~ it was on super clearance and it had to come home with me.

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Antiquing with Friends and Fellow Bloggers and the Giveaway Winners

Happy Friday!!!…Hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned…

As for me . . . I have a house filled with great guests.

The guest rooms are fluffed . . .

~ ~ and welcome goodies in place.

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Kim of Savvy Southern Style and Mary Alice of Chateau Chic are visiting me . . .

~ ~ along with their hubbies.

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Dancing the “furniture shuffle” in the Sunroom

I have been doing my special dance lately . . . “the furniture shuffle” . . .

~ ~ and that includes accessories too.

I purchased some new lamps for my bedroom . . .

~ ~ so where did the previous lamps go? . . .

Well, I thought the booth . . . until hubby said he liked those (better than the ones I bought!)

So with one in hand, I began to “walk the house” . . . I am sure many of you have done the same!

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Can you spy something new in the room ?. . .

~ ~ or should I say something that has been “shuffled”.

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2014 Fall Front Porch and A Fall Porch Link Party

HAPPY FALL Y’ALL !!!!

Fall is my very favorite time to decorate my front porch . . .

I think it is because I can decorate with the beautiful mums and pumpkins of the season.

Welcome to my home and porch dressed for Fall!!

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Double doors flanked by ivy topiaries and “double wreaths” welcome you.

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Sneaky Peekies of a Bedroom Makeover and Farmer’s Market Love

No…it is not my granddaughter’s space…still working on it . . .a slow process.

It is “MY” bedroom . . .

~ ~ while in Atlanta for the Haven Conference, Kim and I went to Pottery Barn . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ no surprise on that!

I found bedding that was on super clearance.

I have had it for a while; however, I needed to find some coordinating fabric for pillows.

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So my friend Linda to the rescue…making the euro shams and 2 pillows for me.

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There are a couple of additions in the room from HomeGoods.

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There will be lots of changes coming up next week, like this area in my sunroom.

Farmers Market-Housepitality Designs

I made a trip to the Farmers’ Market yesterday to gather items for my front porch area.

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And guess who I met there???….the pretty Lauren from The Endearing Home…

~ ~ She did a post today on beautiful pics of the Farmers Market . . so hop over and see!!

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My friend Sherri took a pic of us….

~ ~ we were on a mission to get as many items in my van and do it in 2 hours.

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We filled every inch of the van with 18 large mums and countless pumpkins.

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This weekend I am decorating my porch for Fall . . .

~ ~ for the upcoming Fall Porch Linky Party!

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So link up your wonderful Fall Porch to this great party on Monday, September 22nd!!

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Happy Fall decorating!!!….and have a wonderful weekend!!!

The Fabulous DIY Wood Pallet Projects Book and a Giveaway!

When I first started blogging, I met the awesome Karah from The Space Between . . .

Karah is as wonderful as her projects.

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I have always been in awe of the things that she creates and renovates . . .

~ ~ and recently restoring her home in Key West, Florida. Yes, in Paradise…

Karah has created some phenomenal things using Wood Pallets . . .

~ ~ and “SOMEONE” noticed . . . and they asked her to create a book on her pallet projects.

Adobe Photoshop PDF

I just recently received my copy!!!!

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We have lots of construction going on in my neighborhood . . .

~ ~ this one just 2 doors down.

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Many pallets hanging around here.

To win this great book enter below…

Leave a comment that you would love to win this book!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!!….and by the way….I just decided to give away two books!

And for those of you who cannot wait for a chance to win:

~ ~ you can purchase this book here.

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!

Plate Inspired Fall Mantel

The last area to “fallify” was the mantel . . .

~ ~ however I did not want to add much fall foliage . . . just a simple vignette . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ to include the warm colors of Fall.

A bit of a departure from a past Fall Mantel.

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I started with this small platter by Myott & Sons, England/Banff, that I purchased for $5.00 . . .

~ ~ in an antique shop in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Adding to and Starting a New Collection

I need to call the hot-line for “antiques anonymous” . . .

~ ~ seriously, I need to seek a cure from this affliction.

Or do I want to be cured????

I downsize a collection . . . and then what do I do??? . . . start another!!

~ ~ or should I say “many others” !!!

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I saw this bottle in an antique shop in Huntington, West Virginia….

~ ~ an old Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Bottle.

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This bottle was actually the first bottle I purchased of this color . . .

~ ~ from one of those great shops in Carlisle, PA…..A Sawyer’s Crystal Blueing bottle.

I thought I would place it in my laundry room with the other vintage laundry items, but love it here.

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And with the added items in this area . . . I needed more vintage stools to showcase these pieces….

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And a new ironstone soup tureen to add to the collection . . . one of the Carlisle, PA finds.

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The stool is so cute as it has a name carved in the top “Lisa”…

~ ~ I am sure it was made by a dad for his little girl…..or that is what I am believing!

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Adding the velvet pumpkins for the Fall…along side my new sugar bowl ($12.50) … :)

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Found these new pieces in Carlisle, PA too . . . it was a very productive and great trip.

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Loving my new additions and “collections”….

I love this new vignette, but I also loved the previous vignette of ironstone.

~ ~ now off to refinish something to make these two stools “a collection” !!!

Have a great weekend . . . mine will be spent up to my elbows in paint . . .

~ ~ and most likely in my hair too . . . I always manage to get some all over me!

How to Make a Pumpkin Topiary

In my last post, I revealed a “sneak peek” of some ceramic pumpkins . . .

~ ~ that I bought on clearance at the Pottery Barn Outlet.

I found a pair of wooden candlesticks that I have had since the 70’s . . . yes the 70’s.

I covet them as I saved and saved for them buying one candlestick, then the other, then the glass votives . . .

~ ~ many of you most likely do not remember the store “Wicks and Sticks”.

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