Falling for Apples – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers!

I want to begin by saying that my thoughts and prayers are with those who have been

so adversely affected by Hurricane Florence. Such tragic conditions that have impacted

not only our beloved State of North Carolina, but our neighboring states too.

We have been blessed to have not lost power or have any significant damage.

We have dear friends in South Carolina and Virginia that still have no power and

dealing with the rising waters. We are awaiting our friends from Jacksonville, N.C.

to evacuate to our house as soon as the roads clear for them.

So hopefully our Floral Friday will be a little bit of a bright spot in these times.

Today’s Floral Friday theme is Fall Apples.

I am joining my lovely friends, Lidy, Mary (Mary has also been in Flo’s path) and Pam

to bring you another Floral Friday filled with ideas that you can create for your own.

Their most beautiful images are below for the greatest floral inspiration!

Links to their posts are below their images.

So here we go . . . we are Falling for Apples – Floral Friday!

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Fall Porch

Hello Dear Readers!

I know it is not quite Fall yet; however, I purchased Fall mums quite early.

As soon as my favorite garden center, Dales Greenhouse in Sanford, N.C., brought out

their mums, I was there lickity split as I was participating in a Fall Tour hosted

by the lovely Angie of Postcards From the Ridge.

I was to present my Fall Porch on Friday; however, I was a bit concerned that I would not

be able to participate much if I lost power due to the storm; therefore, 

I had to bow out at the last minute.

So here I am today, presenting my Fall Porch.

The first decorated porch of the Berry Patch House.

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Fall Reminiscing, Florence, and a Winner

Hello Dear Readers!

I have been busy with hurricane prep, glued to the Weather Channel and believe it or not,

been making my front porch of the Berry Patch House pretty for Fall,

just to take it all down and put it all safely away.

I have to say that it is my favorite of all Fall porches that I have done.

Time willing, in between hurricane preparations,

I hope to have it posted on Friday….so stay tuned.

In the meantime I will give you a sneak peek of it at the end of the post.

Today it is all about Fall Reminiscing, Florence, and a winner.

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Some Fall Inspiration and Origami with Mom

As most of you know, from my blog, and my Instagram,

I had the pleasure of spending the past two weeks with my mom.

We picked her up two weeks ago from my brother and sister in law’s home in Georgia

where she resides in a very large and comfortable “mother-in-law’s” quarters.

I decided that I would devote every moment to her in those two weeks,

thus my absence from my blog and social media. She needed to know and feel

that she was the most important priority in my life during that time.

She mentioned that my life was very busy as I took her to all my activities

and social events that were pre-planned months before her visit.

So for my “first day back” in a long while, on this blog, I thought I would present

some  Fall inspiration around the house and Origami with mom!

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Amazing Fall Inspiration, My Mom, and a Giveaway

Wow! What a title . . .

Amazing Fall Inspiration, My Mom, and a Giveaway.

That certainly is a wide range of subjects today.

But let’s start with the Number One subject, My Mom.

She is visiting me for the next two weeks.

So I may be a bit absent next week while I spend time with her

trying to accomplish a list we are making.

“Things that I have not done and places I want to see”

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My Fall Home Tour

Fall is definitely creeping in a bit in my part of the country.

We have cooler temps . . . well, cooler to me means it is not in the 90’s . . .

and I can see some slight changes in the color of the leaves on some trees.

That being said, it is time for my Fall Home Tour AND A GIVEAWAY!!!

So grab a seat and your favorite beverage and come along!

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Fall Porch Inspiration and a New Favorite

While I sit on my front porch thinking about how blessed I am

to be able to enjoy the mild weather,

I am thinking ahead on how I would like to decorate my porch for Fall this year.

I definitely need to keep it simple, yet festive and inviting this year.

So today, I thought I would just present some Fall Porch inspiration

and a new favorite of mine.

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A Furniture Shuffle for Staging and Simple Fall Touches

I have been  eliminating some small pieces of furniture in each room of the house

to gain a less cluttered, cleaner look, staging the house to place it on the market.

Some pieces of furniture were sent to storage and some danced to the Furniture Shuffle.

A furniture shuffle for staging and simple fall touches occurred in the Media Room.

While I am still tweaking this room, I thought I would show you

one side of the room today.

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A Sneak Peek of the Sunroom and Consignment Finds

Another busy week for me, but I always say that busy is good,

because my mom told me so!

Today I want to show you a sneak peek of the sunroom and consignment finds

from my favorite consignment shop.

Do I listen to myself when I enter the doors of Always Home in Durham, N.C.?

“Now have a little constraint Shirley!”   No, I often do not listen.

My hearing seems to get a little worse when I try to listen to my own voice!

I am putting some finishing touches in the sunroom, but here are some teasers

so you can see the direction I am going in for Fall in the Sunroom.

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“Fall”ing for Blue for Fall Decor

I am “fall”ing for blue for Fall decor this year.

I am doing this for two reasons.

One, because I love blue.

Two, because I need to keep my interiors simple in these days

of being in the process of selling our home.

I was able to visit a couple of Pottery Barn stores while I was in California

and I caught some great sales.

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