Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall Fall everywhere!

The feel of Fall is in the air and there’s nothing more refreshing and awakening as the cool crisp mornings and the same for late evening/bedtime.  I love having at least one window open in the bedroom at night – I think one sleeps better with fresh air.

Last week it was so cool I made a large pot roast with potatoes and carrots and a yummy apple crisp.  It’s that time of year isn’t it, needing all those wonderful comforting aromas and tastes.  I  love Fall the most of any of the seasons.

I’m anxious for the Fall flea markets full of their wonderful pumpkins, gourds, squash and delicious hot cider and baskets of apples to make apple crisp and apple pies!

I have the house  ready for fall inside – not so much outside except for some wonderful HUGE pumpkins, 2 deep Red Mums and a  couple of large twig wreaths that are spruced up with Bittersweet. They are kind of sad looking though because the same Bittersweet has been in them for a couple of years and they sort of lost their punch. So I will be looking for some at the flea market next Sunday.

I am trying to cut back on my decorating (for all seasons and holidays)…do you all have as hard a time keeping that thought when deciding what to bring out?  I sure do.  Seems I get more and more each year when all I want to do is get less and less!

So I basically decorate with Pumpkins, Gourds and Bittersweet.
The vessels they are in are what is there everyday – I don’t add new containers so it works out quite well when taking it all down.

Okay on with the show!

I love this table in the kitchen – it gets decorated for all seasons and holidays and sometimes (well most of the time it gets decorated with things that need to be taken out to the recycle bin lol)

Table in kitchen

Turkey on table

Top of pantry

Mitten box

Kitchen 1 

Kitchen counter 1

Bought this cute blue tin box this past weekend filled with these goodies.

Blue Box


Basket in den

Blue Lamp Table

Bowl Box

Crock on desk

Side table in den


 Dinng room table

 Dining room table

Bowl rack

Candle box

Pumpkin in trencher 

Gourds in trencher 

Gourds in screen room 

DR cupboard

 Large pumpkin

blue pie safe

Black walnuts


Gourds on pie safe


Dining room

Pumpkin on door


Family room

Pumpkin on cupboard

Sheep on cupboard

 Gourds on firescreen

Crocks on fireplace

Blue wall box 

 Coffee table


Screen room 1

Outdoor basket


grain bin

That’s my Fall decorating for this year
No outside pictures…sorry (but I bet you’re not!!!)


Anyone living near the area of these open houses and flea markets I hope you can make it – you won’t be sorry!

(I put all of the Cabin happenings for the rest of the year)
21875 Silverthorn Rd,
Shullsburg, WI
~ September 26, 27, 28  Pumpkins on the Vine
On the 27th there will be music, food, vendors,
pop corn, broom corn and pumpkins.
~ October 17, 18, 19  Jack Frost Days
~ November 14, 15, 16  Cabin Christmas
~ November 28, 29, 30  Gathering of the Greens
Fresh greens, tree tops, birch, prairie sticks, ribbons galore
and how to workshops
~ December 5, 6, 7  Fill the Sleigh and Dash Away
Both cabins are tucked full of antiques, make do's and hand-dids.

September 28 the last Elkhorn, WI flea market
this is a big one and you don’t want to miss it…lots of antiques, goodies, Pumpkins/gourds, broom corn, corn stalks and
soooo much more, oh and lots of great food.


Thank you every one for taking time to read my blog and following me. I appreciate everyone of you and would not be posting if it wasn’t for your faithful visits



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ready For Some Fall Prim Eye Candy

A couple weeks ago we took a ride westward in the state to visit MARY O’LEARY’S CABIN in Shullsburg, WI.
We were out for the day as it’s a 2-1/2 hour drive from our house so we took our time and stopped in Brodhead at a darling called HARVEST MOON.  This shop also has a coffee shop attached to it.  We didn’t buy hardly anything here because we knew where we were headed, so in a tiny bag was a 40 watt silicone bulb! lol  But hey, when you need one, you need one, right?
If you find yourself in Brodhead, WI stop in and see what she has to offer – we saw lots.
I will put all her information on the ‘Wisconsin Shops’ tab just above.

So onward to Shullsburg through a huge thunder/lightening storm – but we made it!  And to our delight we were in Primitive heaven just driving up to the cabin -   had no idea what to expect but it did exceed whatever we thought we were going to.
I told Donna I would feature her on my next post and so here goes…I took 89 pictures with our phone camera and they are not so good.  I promise you there are not 89 pictures here but many – sorry for the quality but I forgot my camera…what???

On the grounds of MARY O’LEAR’S CABIN there is a beautiful old home that houses ‘stored’ items and then another cabin that is open with treasures as well.
The pictures are random – they are not in order of which cabin they are in – way too many to keep track.

You can find Donnas page and ‘like’ her on FB:

 M O Cabin 2


 M O Cabin 25

M O Cabin 24

M O Cabin 3

M O Cabin 4

M O Cabin 6

M O Cabin 7

M O Cabin 8

M O Cabin 9

 M O Cabin 10

M O Cabin 11

M O Cabin 12

M O Cabin 13

M O Cabin 14

 M O Cabin 17

 M O Cabin 18

M O Cabin 19

M O Cabin 20

 M O Cabin 21

M O Cabin 22

M O Cabin 23


By stairway

 Cabin 1



main floor


 Red santa

tobacco basket



 wall box
Here’s all of the open house information for the next few  months
Mary O’Leary’s Cabin is located at:
21875 Silverthorn Rd.
Shullsburg, WI

~ Pumpkins on the Vine September 26, 27, 28 from 10-5
On the 27th there will be music, food, vendors, pop corn, broom corn and pumpkins
~ Jack Frost Days October 17, 18, 19
~ Cabin Christmas November 14, 15, 16
~ Gathering of the Greens November 28, 29, 30
Fresh greens, tree tops, birch, prairie sticks, ribbons galore and how to workshops
~ Fill the Sleigh and Dash Away December 5, 6, 7
Both cabins are tucked full of antiques, make do's and hand-dids

Pumpkin line 

Saw this at an antique place awhile back and loved it
antique sign

Pumpkin line 

My next post will be a very long over due one.
Back in August we went to Lancaster, PA for the Lititz craft show and stopped in Chambersburg, PA  at Grant Street Woolworks.
I took a few pictures of Linda’s studio that is so full of luscious wools.

I haven’t taken a picture of the lovely sheep we purchased there as of yet because we are waiting until we put our Fall decorations out – he’s going on the top of the cupboard next to the fireplace in the family room…he’s a beauty (made of cement).

So thank you so much for visiting me today and if you get over to the western part of Wisconsin on any of the dates mentioned stop in and visit Donna – you’ll be glad you did.

Blessings to all of you