Monday, September 23, 2013

I tried everyone…I really did!

….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.

(click pictures to enlarge)
large and small pumpkin marie
And she includes the little Pumpkin and a Pumpkin make-do.
His head is on a bobbin but I couldn’t get a good picture if I got the whole thing in.
Pumpkin made do marie

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.

The table was full of them – I used up about 90% of them and will fill in with what’s left later on. 
I need to do this in stages as I poop out quite easily.
fall  pumpkins and gourds 2 

fall  pumpkins and gourds 1

  fall  pumpkins and gourds

And the Bittersweet – some was new from last week and the rest was stored in basement from last year.
It doesn’t look like much but it goes a long way in decorating.
bittersweet 1

bittersweet 2 

 sideview pewter cupb

top of p cupb

pie safe 

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???
 
hutch

  close up of hutch

bows on hutch

okra 

old cupboard

close up on old cupb

pewter table

dr 2013 table

dr table 

riser 2 

trencher on dr table

trencher back side

closeup of trencher

closeup of trencher 1

blue table

bowl box 

bowl box closeup

kitchen counter

top of pantry 

Bittersweet in pitcher

Bathroom

Clipper bo

fireplace

gourds up close

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. 
quilt 2

 quilt 1
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.
floorclost

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.
Antique fabric

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
Destination Ohio

I have some new items FOR SALE on my other site so go on over and see!
http://kmprimitives.blogspot.com/

Bet you thought I was going to continue with more blah-blah-blah!  Nope…I’m finished!

Blessings,
Karen

27 comments:

  1. I love a long post - I really do, especially as I am rather prone to them myself! Your Autumn decorating is amazing! So cute!

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  2. Well I for one really enjoy your posts and all your photos! You have decorated beautifully for fall! So many sweet vignettes! Thanks for sharing!
    Christine

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  3. Oh Karen, your fall décor just looks so inviting. And I love Marie's new punkins as well and your pennys are just amazing so what a great swap for both of you.
    And I disagree that the cabinet never looks quite right because I just love it!
    Donna

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  4. Hi Karen, How wonderful that you and Marie got to meet. I love Marie's pumpkins, and your penny rugs are just awesome! Love all of your fall decor, love the pumpkins, gourds and bittersweet. What a deal on the quilts and floor cloth! Wishing you a beautiful fall. Hugs, Lecia

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  5. Love all of your decorations Karen. Looks amazing.
    Janet

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  6. Karen,
    You crack me up! I can't even remember what all I was going to say cuz I kept reading and reading...just kidding! I love your posts!
    I can't imagine what that table full of faux pumpkins must have looked like ~how neat that you have so many to decorate with!
    Love your new bedspreads and the floor cloth is beautiful!!
    I think your hutch looks just fine, but I know what you mean if it drives you nuts. Maybe just keep playing w/it some more till you get it just the way you want.

    big ol' hugs,
    Tanya

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  7. Great newsy post. You have some lovely pumpkins to decorate with. I love to decorate for fall much better than Christmas.
    On the hutch - maybe try a collection of just one type to go on the shelves?
    Sometimes I have to rearrange several times before I am happy.
    Happy Autumn!

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  8. I think you need to come to my house and decorate for me. Wow everything is so beautiful. They should put you in Country Sampler again in the fall.

    Love the quilts and that floorcloth is magnificent.

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  9. Oh Karen...I love your post!! Your house looks amazing...I love all the pumpkins! Your dining table is to die for! I would love to have a dining area large enough to have a long, harvest table...beautiful! HOpe you can make it to the Simple Goods show. I haven't been in over 4 years and it's doubtful I will go this year...but it is fun! Take care. It was so nice meeting you and your husband at the Holly Hills show!

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  10. Oh Karen...I love your post!! Your house looks amazing...I love all the pumpkins! Your dining table is to die for! I would love to have a dining area large enough to have a long, harvest table...beautiful! HOpe you can make it to the Simple Goods show. I haven't been in over 4 years and it's doubtful I will go this year...but it is fun! Take care. It was so nice meeting you and your husband at the Holly Hills show!

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  11. I love reading your posts, don't at all think they are too long! I've missed all three of this season's Elkhorn shows and will be closing up our northwoods place this weekend, so will also miss the last. Have fun and buy something I would have! Thanks for sharing your autumn decorations, they look great!

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  12. I love reading your posts, don't at all think they are too long! I've missed all three of this season's Elkhorn shows and will be closing up our northwoods place this weekend, so will also miss the last. Have fun and buy something I would have! Thanks for sharing your autumn decorations, they look great!

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  13. Oh my goodness, talk about Fallicious! Just perfect. I have that same floor cloth and you got a steal.Love all the bittersweet and am trying not to covet it. I am going to a craft show this week end and hope to find some for sell. I will then spend the night at the beautiful Christmas Tree Inn. What a fun trip this is. Also a bit jealous you and Marie got meet. I would love to meet both of you. I love her pumpkins and your handiwork is on view at my house all the time.

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  14. Hi Karen, wow, wonderful Fall decorating, everything looks amazing....love all your pumpkins and those beans are really neat.....Great post, Blessings Francine.

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  15. Looks wonderful Karen, very inspiring!
    Kendra

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  16. Hi Karen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  17. I love all your long posts! Great buy on the floor cloth and the quilts! I love Marie's work, always a bit wonky & different. So love what you swapped for. Looks like someone could go shopping at your house with all your pumpkins! Just great! Hope you enjoy the last flea of the season. Blessings!

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  18. Love all the Fall goodies...what a great pumpkin collection you have! Your fabric choice is a wonderful combination of colors...perfect!
    Robyn

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  19. Love all the Fall goodies...what a great pumpkin collection you have! Your fabric choice is a wonderful combination of colors...perfect!
    Robyn

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  20. Love all of your decorations Karen.
    Looks amazing.....I love fall so much
    Big hugs x

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  21. I tried to keep the decor simple this year because I know it means a deep cleaning. LoL..I bet you had a lot of fun with OLM she seems like such a fun person.Warm Blessings! Amy

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  22. What wonderful eye candy you have provided! Love all your decorating!

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  23. Love all your Fall Goodies,
    every Picture is Wonderful !!
    Sweet Quilts, Love the Yellow.
    And your sofa Fabric is Perfect,
    I too need to get my Settle re-done.
    Karen I'm so Happy you will be
    going to Simple Goods, & all the
    other great shops ... it wont be
    happening for me this year ... but
    I have everything crossed for nest year. lol
    Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

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  24. All your displays are just perfection! I agree, a little bittersweet goes a long way! Love it!!
    Don't you just love the noses on Marie's pumpkins? I have one that I just adore!! So fun that you got to meet up, she is so sweet! I got to meet her and can't wait to do it again!

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  25. Well! I love long posts too! Certainly, if we were chatting in a room together with coffee...well, we would talk a lot! So, what's the difference? I LOVE your fall decor. I feel SOOOOO much better about my pumpkin hoarding. I was doing all of this lamenting and apologizing on my blog... Girl, you have me beat! But it all looks gorgeous! I could just keep going over and over your pictures!

    As far as your hutch, hmmm, I like your bowls. I saw on Pinterest someone had narrow shelving, and they used repetition and symmetry by using variations of the same yellow ware bowl with brown stripes. I like the shelf with the fabric and one pumpkin on it. Maybe some bigger items, even though I know it is narrow. Wider and fewer little items? I don't know. I am trying to think back on the suggestions people gave me! :)

    Thank you for allowing me to visit! I had a good time! :)

    Love and hugs!
    Heather

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So glad you came to visit - feel free to leave a comment.
I will try and answer as many as I can - maybe not immediately but I will get to you!

Karen