….BUT I CAN’T KEEP A POST ‘SHORT’
I think Fall has actually arrived here in southeastern Wisconsin – not only because it is officially Fall, but the weather finally feels like Fall… very nippy in the early morning and at night. Just makes one perkier!
Friday night we went to St. Charles, IL to a Folk Art/Primitives show and met up with Marie from Primitives By Old Lady Morgan and her husband Ed…it was a small show but nice things.
Neither of us found anything special…I can’t remember what Marie bought except for a new punch needle and I bought a punch needle pattern from : https://www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage and some gourds.
I forgot to take a picture of it and I see she doesn’t have that one on her Etsy either.
I’ll try and take a picture later.
Then we all went to eat at Houlihans – both of us forgot to bring our cameras.
Now who does that when they are trying to get ‘fodder’ for their blogs!
Marie and I did a swap and we thought this was the best place for us to meet to exchange our swap items.
Marie wanted one of my traditional Penny Rugs and I wanted one of her latest Pumpkins.
The picture just would not come clear so it’s kind of fuzzy.
So that inspired me to get my Fall decorations out.
I didn’t realize I had so many Pumpkins and gourds –
And NO … I’m not buying any more – well, except for the real ones for outside.
I need to discipline myself here lately.
This hutch needs work – I have never ever been happy with anything I have ever displayed on here (except of course the plates and baskets those are keepers and will stay…the other shelves I have always had a problem. I think mainly because the space between is so shallow it’s hard to put anything of size on them so it always has small things and looks junky. Any ideas???
Well, that’s it for the inside –
I don’t think I will put any more out.
The most decorating is in the dining room but it’s my favorite room so it gets most of the attention for most seasons and holidays.
I’ll put a bit in the screen room and then of course the outside but that will happen after we go to the last flea market of the year over in Elkhorn.
Anyone living close enough to go remember I said it was the last one and it’s always a great one.
And as if this post wasn’t long enough
I keep remembering things…lol
But it wouldn’t be a Karen post if it wasn’t
long and chatty now would it?
We went to a rummage sale on Saturday and found 2 twin quilted bedspreads done in White and Yellow. She was selling them $20 for one or the pair for $35 so I took both of them.
I’m thinking on twin beds or one twin for the 2nd guest room.
I like the idea of Yellow as just the spreads but not sure otherwise – maybe like Red.
And RED you say!!!
Well YES…see this floor cloth – it’s Yellow and Red and it was my inspiration for these 2 colors.
We bought this floor cloth at the same garage sale for $5.00
It’s a bit more Yellow looking than in the picture.
She didn’t like it because she thought it was too Yellow and she wanted more of a Tan.
Now I didn’t mind this because we had one made about 4 years ago and
it turned out the same so it didn’t bother me at all.
Oh and I finally found my fabric for the sofa that we’re having recovered.
2 different websites carry it and have plenty so I will get it ordered very soon.
We are delighted as nothing else was pleasing us once we decided
on a fabric and thought we couldn’t get it…but now we can.
We already have a chair with it on so we know it will blend well with the new settle.
Any one that goes to Ohio to the Simple Goods show I found this bulletin so am posting it for your convenience.
We’re hoping to go this year finally after not going for 3 years.
You should be able to print it out – if not e-mail me and I’ll send it to you or go to: https://www.facebook.com/simplegoodsgals
I have some new items FOR SALE on my other site so go on over and see!
Bet you thought I was going to continue with more blah-blah-blah! Nope…I’m finished!