Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I guess Fall has arrived

Fall is here but last week the temperatures have said different….but this week…FALL.  Crisp in the morning but sunny and then it warms up a bit by noon and the rest of the day.

Well – I first want to say thank  you to all those that purchased my Sweet Potato garlands and Gourd garlands.  The minute I posted it on FB they went!!!!
I only wish I had more supplies to make more but I guess that will wait until I go to PA again to buy more gourds.

So on with Fall – the decorating here is minimal – but I guess I have come to like it that way. Inside the house there are little touches here and there – just looking around a room it is subtle, it doesn’t jump out.
I think my Christmas decorating is going to be that way as well this year.

My husband did the outside this year. I talked him into buying us a bale of straw for in front of the screen room and he actually said yes!
I think he did an excellent job of placing things.

Front of screen room

We did some things to the back door bench but it’s not finished yet.  Still need some Mums and Pumpkins.

Back bench

Here are a few of the inside.
Trencher 1

Gourds 2

Gourds 1

Bowls on island 2

Bowl on island

Basket on counter

Kitchen table 1

Blue pie safe 1

Basket under pie safe

Old cupboard

Pewter table 1

Fireplace hearth 2015

Clipper box 1

Side table 1

Blue table 1

Bath cabinet

Brown pumpkin

Wall in den 1

Side of pantry 1

Table in screen room

And that’s all she wrote!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you come back for my next post.


  1. Love your understated look, very soothing. Outside looks good too, hubs did a good job!

    1. Morning Stitcher!
      Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. Come back again please.

  2. Love your understated look, very soothing. Outside looks good too, hubs did a good job!

  3. Hi Karen,
    Everything is so lovely!!! Those gourds are just wonderful!!!!! I love fall in all of its natural beauty!!!
    Hubby did a fantastic job with his display too!
    Thanks for all the inspiration!
    Fall Hugs~

  4. Your fall decorations are beautiful !

  5. Exactly the kind of fall decorating I like - no garish JOLs and monsters and skeletons - just soothing, tasteful beauty. I especially like that trencher with the pumpkins & gourds. Love it all!

  6. Beautiful touches of fall Karen! Your hubby did a wonderful display! I loved it all but the turkey and corn with the 3 pumpkins really caught my eye! I haven't put anything out yet ~ still trying to catch up after my fall shows.
    When are you going to PA???
    Thanks for sharing all the splendor!
    Many Blessings

  7. Your husband did a great job outside the door!!
    Just love how you display everything Karen!
    We have 73 degree weather here today with sunshine, perfect Fall day.

  8. Karen, Your home, as always, looks magnificent! Doug did a great job on the outside! Hope you are feeling well my friend!

  9. An awesome fall show, Karen! Gorgeous inside and out!

  10. Love your fall decorating. It is amazing that nature provides all we need. Amazing photos! I just love the groupings!


  11. Very nice..,especially the hay bale!! I see a couple ideas to that will work in my house like the pumpkin in the wooden bowl with miss & bittersweet twined around. I have my penny rug made by YOU on my coffee table & stare at it many times a day....I just LOVE it!!! Thanks for the pumpkin your!!

  12. I love fall. Thank you for sharing your lovely home! As usual, EVERYTHING is gorgeous!!!!

  13. Your home is so lovely. The simpler the better has become my mantra. This year I did not pull one box out of the attic! I like the natural touches...pumpkins, gourds and bittersweet. There are many things in life we cannot control...stressing out over decorating is not one of them!!!

  14. Love allof your Autumn displays! Good job outside too!!! Janice

  15. Normally I would have decorated for fall and Thanksgiving by now, but my decorations seem to be MIA in the bonus room somewhere. Maybe I can find them this weekend. Your beautiful decorations have inspired me.

  16. Hi Karen, our weather hasn't been a lot of fall either, on Sunday we are suppose to be 80. Yuck! LOL I love all your touches of fall. I especially love your outside decor! SO welcoming! Thanks for sharing.
    Be blessed,

  17. Just lovely Karen! I love every one of them. You are so talented and you certainly have the flair for decorating! I love your hubby's's wonderful! I can't even imagine my hubby doing any decorating what so ever! Blessing to you and Doug...

  18. I LOVE IT ALL ... I too prefer natural, not the made in China kind.
    As always, Peace to all, Barb

  19. Looks so pretty Karen and Doug did an awesome job. I have only stuck some mums and a pumpkin on the new deck. Nothing out front, but will take care of that when I get home from the beach. As always, I enjoyed my visit

  20. Karen, I love your fall decor, sometimes I think I over decorate. The simple with pumpkins, gords and bittersweet is prim perfect!!! Love your garland too, you have such a knack with decorating and so does your hubby. Hugs, Lecia

  21. It all looks so lovely I need to take some time to decorate the house as I am having company this coming weekend.

  22. I'd say you did a bit more decorating than just here and there.. Everything looks wonderful. I'm going to refer back to your Fall decorations next year if you don't mind.
    I think my Christmas décor will be minimal this year.
    Doug did a wonderful job with his contributions of Fall décor.
    Take care.

  23. OH MY - your house looks wonderful ! Just dreamy for autumn lovers. enjoy it all - Mel

  24. For some reason Karen, your comment on my blog came as a no reply blogger. In answer to your question, the cupboard is $350. Janice

    1. Morning - I am baffled by the no-reply...I have been reading up on how to change it but all my settings are correct - I just don't know what else to do.

  25. Hi enjoyed seeing your lovely Fall décor sounds like you have been pretty busy! I think about you everyday when I go past my beautiful penny runner you made for me.......

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    1. Hi Jen - goodness I didn't get a notice that you commented! So sorry I didn't get back to you.
      Thank you for visiting my dear friend. Miss our chats!!!

  27. your home looks lovely and cozy

  28. Hello dear Karen.. As always everything is beautiful !! You have such a grand way of displaying your beautiful Fall decor and it seems hubby has caught your talent.. smile..
    So sorry that I seem to be absent lately but I do love to catch up when I can..
    Take care, my friend. xo

  29. This is giving me loads of Autumn inspiration, thanks so much for sharing! I really like the creative use of pumpkins!


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