Friday, September 26, 2008
I returned to my home in Tennessee on Tuesday evening. I was greeted by a sad front door with only a single wreath claiming the season. I soon had to remedy the situation! A quick trip to Walmart, some dirt and empty urns, and wa-la!! A welcoming Autumn front entry! I do love Autumn! Even though it's still 85 degrees here, I know the cool fall weather can't be far behind!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Well, I made it through my first summer in the South!! Whew!! After a blazing hot summer here in Middle Tennesse, we have had cooler days and a welcoming rain this week. I met Nerm from Nerm and Kitty, for lunch downtown this past week. It was so fun to meet a blogger friend and chat. We shopped in the historic district and went through all the darling shops. They were getting ready for Fall with all kinds of wonderful decorations. It was inspiring! I decided I couldn’t live another day without at least a tiny bit of Fall décor in my home. So into the moving boxes I ventured. Here is what I came up with…
This display is on my antique dresser in my front entry. These cute little critters are made by Bunnies By The Bay. I just love them…two sweet sisters own the company based in Anacortes, WA. They have been featured in Country Living magazine. I made a “little quilt” to go with the display.
This is “Itsy Bitsy” from Bunnies By The Bay. She is a kitty, handmade from mohair. I love the yummy velvet of her pumpkin costume and all the details, including the velvet millinery flowers in her hat!
This is “scaredy cat”, she is a special edition steiff made by Martha Stewart. I got her about 8 years ago, back when Martha sold things off her website. I just love her, she’s a copy of an older Steiff kitty.
I stole this idea from my BFF, Donna Lynn. I love the shape of this apothecary jar and the fabulous beaded pumpkins from TJ Maxx! Frederica, my daughter’s snow-marbled Bengal kitty, in the background is giving her approval!
This week I have been watching the Republican Convention on TV. And since I have a TV in my studio, I was able to multi-task! I got busy sewing some new curtains for my living/dining rooms. This is the “before” picture. Sage green, BORING, oh-so-not-me curtains!!
There…so much better! I sewed floral panels from a Raymond Waite print that I LOVE!!! It has huge bouquets of roses…very vintage looking. My windows are not very private, I feel like I’m in a fish bowl! So for privacy I added some lace panels between the florals…I love this look!
The fabric has a rich red background with a gold, taupe and green print. My walls are latte, or taupe color. Amazing how the whole room warmed up with the new curtains! And now it reflects my personality and feels like home.
Look at these ROSES!! Don’t you love them?!
Another window…this one still needs the lace panel!
Today I was changing the sheets on my bed and Jasmine decided to help me! Oh, kitties!
I wish you all a wonderful weekend…my heart is with my BFF Donna Lynn, as her eldest son is getting married today…congratulations to Justin and Hannah!! May God bless them!