Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Decorating for Fall

This is a cross stitch pillow that I made. I have patterns for one for each month.
Out kitchen table decorated with a Hallmark pumpkin that I had bought when the kids were little. It is still holding together enough to still use it. The other little pumkins and decorations were gifts from friend.

These jack-o-laterns are made from some gourds that we grew a few years ago. I placed them in my grandmother's dough board.
This is one of the boxes that I am fixing to go on the front porch rails. I still have some more arranging to do when I get them placed out front. I love the pumkins and they were a find at Dollar General last year. We have a new Dollar General near by and I hope to get there to see what they have neat for this year.

A fellow blogger, Faye, Behind My Picket Fence, had some of the wooden box Jack-o-lanterns
for sale last year. I loved them and asked her if she would mind if I made some and she gave me permission because she said the postage would have been expensive. We went to a friend's house that has a work shop and they had the wood stacked up. We had a great morning of cutting, painting, eating, and fellowship. We didn't make them to sale but just for us to enjoy. Thank you, Faye!
I wish everyone a great Fall!


  1. Yes, It is that time!
    I love decorating for fall. It is my favorite time of the year.
    All of your decorations look wonderful.

  2. Oh I just love those jack-o-lantern gourds! So cute!

  3. Well, I'm still hanging on to Summer, for dear life... But the cooler it gets, and the more inspired I feel from creative and talented blogging friends like yourself, the more I'm tempted to MAYBE bring at least a couple scarecrows from out of storage!!.. Enjoy the season! ~tina

  4. I just love to get a peek into your home! How sweet and inviting it always looks! Can I come for tea??? haha!!

  5. Hi Marie!

    Thank you for stopping by! I am now a follower of you! :) Your blog is sweet and I love your pumpkins....especially love the gourds with pumpkin carved faces with the lights on the tray with the lights!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  6. wow!! its really a nice idea to decorate your home for winter...

    Home decoration consultants

  7. Hi Marie ~ I love the fall season...and I love all that you share from your home to celebrate fall! You have such a lovely place to visit! Weekend blessings! ♥ Teri

  8. Those gourds in the wooden bowl is fantastic...I love it! Have a great weekend!

  9. Thank you for visiting my blog! I wish I was able to go to the celebration on the Blue Ridge Parkway too! it sounds like a blast!

    I love all your decorations. They're so festive! We are travelling right now and it makes me want to hurry home and decorate! It certainly sounds like the Jack-O-Lanterns were FUN to make, and I enjoyed seeing them!

    Have a great day!

  10. Such cute decor. I especially like the gourd guys :) You can make such cute things out of those silly gourds. Guess I should grow some but far away from my squash plants.

    Happy fall.
    Thanks for sharing all your pretties.

  11. I love your gourd jack o'lanterns. I don't do a lot of decorating for Hallowe'en but do put out some Fall decorations. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on some of my knitting projects. It's nice to meet you.

  12. very cute decorations for fall. Love the little cross stitch.
    It was cool here and now it has decided to warm up to 90 today. But does not feel like it because it is so dry! But we have lots of trees trying to turn.
    Have a nice day!
    Hugs, Sharon

  13. Your home looks so pretty decorated for fall. And I love your rectangular pumpkins. So cute!!! Thanks for your sweet comments about my Mom and her recent surgery. We are close to each other. I live in Greensboro. We will have to get together sometime for lunch. I was looking at you August post and that crocheted lace tablecloth you made is gorgeous. You are certainly a very talented crocheter. I am crocheting a rag rug right now and it has been so much fun. I love to knit dishcloths. Have a wonderful week. Love & blessings from NC!

  14. Hi Marie,
    Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm looking forward to being a grandma! :)

    You have a lovely blog. I love your fall decorations...especially the gourds, and the box jack-o-lanterns. They are too cute!

    I tried to become a follower, but blogger wouldn't allow me to do it. (I will try again!)
    Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  15. Your decorations are welcoming and cozy. Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day ~ it is lovely to "meet" you!