Thursday, October 2, 2008

Autumn, Beautiful Autumn

It's officially Autumn here in Middle Tennessee, but you wouldn't know it by the weather. We have been blessed with temperatures in the 80's every day with beautiful sunshine. This pretty cardinal was outside Rachel's room the other morning, isn't he gorgeous? I've been enjoying the sun and have been cleaning and unpacking more boxes in the garage. Mostly my Autumn decorations, so I thought I would share some more pictures of my Fall decorating...this is my fireplace with the fun autumn banner that I made while visiting recently with Donna Lynn. We had so much fun...laughing and making these...this is the only kind of "scrapbooking" I've done.
A closer look at the banner...too bad the glitter on the letters doesn't show up!

A Fall arrangement in my antique flower basket that I sprayed black (I stole that idea from Donna Lynn!)
Another Fall arrangement I made for the dresser, I got all the flowers half off at JoAnn Fabrics! On this dresser is my collection of black cats. I don't celebrate Halloween, but I love black cats (especially you, Jasmine!). These are a few in my collection.

A closer look...


I added a garland with orange lights around my front door, and made the wreath bigger.

The lights don't show up very well in the picture, but you get the idea!

I still have a bit more decorating to do, so maybe I'll share some more later. I feel like baking some yummy Fall pumpkin cake, or maybe some peanut butter cookies...or gingerbread, hmmm....Hope y'all are enjoying this beautiful season of Autumn.
Hugs,
Victoria Lynn







11 comments:

TattingChic said...

Your autumn decorations are so lovely all through your house. The front door is looks so nice all dressed up in autumn colors.

CIELO said...

Good morning Victoria, your house is looking so pretty and inviting with all your fall decorations! I love that picture of the red cardinal by your daughter’s window; so pretty, and is so amazing that you were able to capture that special moment...

"Let us get our instruments tightly strung and our melodies sweetly sung. Let us not die with our music still in us." (Spencer W. Kimbell)

May you have a blessed weekend.

Cielo

Joyce said...

I love your black cats! They look great! All of your Fall deocrations look just lovely. That's on my list of things to do this weekend. I can't wait. I will also be doing some baking. It is in the 80's here in So FL, so not very Fallish, but it's all about your state of mind.

Donna Lynn said...

Dear Amazing BFF,
THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME JOB OF DECORATING EVER!!! I adore everything you did, the floral arrangements are wonderful, you are the master! The black cats are darling, see? I think about you everytime I look at my flag I got while you were here! Your banner looks great all strung, have you finished your Thanksgiving one yet? I haven't, better get on that too. Your front door is fabulous, looks so filled out with the lights and garland, the wreath looks bigger too.

I miss you so much, the days are bleak without you here with me, Thanksgiving and Christmas just won't be the same with you and Rachel not here to do all the family things with...

I love you sooooooo much, great job on everything, wish I could see it in person!

Take care, miss you,
XO,
Donna Lynn

Rachel said...

Love the new banner, and of course all the fall decoration pictures! Jasmine is a bit put out you didn't include a picture of her, especially since she was playing with that leaf garland before you put it up!

We'll have to be on the lookout for more black cat decorations as we go shopping today...

Love,
Rachel :~)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Victoria Lynn,
Thanks for visiting:) I see the kitty in the pumpkin that you have too..we must have Great Taste:) I know that you sure do. All your fall decorations are lovely and the front door is so welcoming.
Nice picture of the cardinal.I don't really do halloween..just like some of the decorations.
Have a nice weekend in your new home. Lots of first for you this year.
Warmly,
Deb

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Ooops, Really LOVE the Autumn banner you and your BBF made...:) I read the posts and then I forget what I want to say..short term memory loss happening here:)
Deb

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

You and your BFF sure can decorate :)

Looks like you had a wonderful b-day celebration and trip.

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

Hi Victoria. Your home looks ever so lovely! The black cats you've collected are just too cute and the black basket looks really neat.
It's all simply delightful.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Blessings,
Brook

Diana Lyn said...

Hi Dear friend, I love your decorating, I have not done One thing to decorate, I have just been so busy! Guess i will just come visit when I need a flash of inspiration! Big hugs! Diana Lyn

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Victoria Lynn,
Everything looks so pretty I love those pictures above your fireplace! I am so glad that you girls had so much fun together. You left me a comment about my chairs I'm recovering, okay what is gimp?? I just got back from the store and I can't find anything I like to trim around the edges of the seat so maybe gimp is my answer if I knew what it was.LOL.
Hugs~Kelly