Friday, September 17, 2010

All Decked Out for Fall

 I had to miss coffee last Friday and I always feel like I've missed something special if "life" gets in the way of me and "Company Girls." ~giggle~ Guess you can tell I have my priorities in order. ~another giggle~  And, it's "almost" nice weather for coffee, although it doesn't matter a bit to me about the weather as it relates to coffee.  I'm ready for a cup anytime!


I know that the first official day of fall is not until next Thursday, the 23rd.  But, I just could not wait any longer to get things "decked out" here at our house.  As I've said before, I do not do much at all, but I do enjoy a little "smattering" of seasonal decor. I definitely like for our front porch to look
warm and inviting. This year I've been seeing the course netted fabric made into wreaths and I decided that I liked that look for something different and then added a touch of it at the top of the door as well.  Behind the netting at the top are clear lights and at night it makes for a nice presentation.  Hopefully the netting will not be as much of a draw to the lizards and birds as grapevine has been in the past.  We shall see.......


 
Can you see my little scarecrow people? I have a little boy and a little girl and of course I got those thinking that our "grans" would enjoy them.  A lighted pumpkin will soon be burning in the top left hand window and that will be for them to enjoy as well.  But, truth be known, I enjoy all those little touches too.  I love pumpkins and scarecrows.  They just "scream" fall to me. ~smile~
  And, I like to have something at our backdoor as well and found this cute little pumpkin at the Yellow Daisy Festival last week and he certainly adds a welcome with his big smile.  


 
 I found these copper pumpkins for the kitchen island at Ellis Pottery in Marshall, Texas and they were a nice change for me and they were so inexpensive
 I almost always use these clear cylinders (that I got at TJ Maxx for $3 each) to do my seasonal tablescapes for our dining table.  And, I love the little artificial acorns I found at Wal-Mart to surround my candles and the little baby pumpkins I found at the Pottery Barn outlet.


I probably did all of these in less than an hour and a half (except the front porch) and I had such fun.  It is all so simple to do and perhaps I've given you an idea that you can use in your home.
I hope each of you have a full filled week-end and will "top it off" by worshiping our Lord on Sunday. We'll keep our Grandson overnight tonight and our Granddaughter overnight Saturday night. It will be a great time for their parents to just enjoy each other and a great time for us to just enjoy the "grans." That works!


Thanks Rachel for hosting us each week.  You are tops for sure!
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

15 comments:

  1. Your Fall decor is just beautiful!! Blessings on your day!

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  2. LOVE your decorating...I love to see what other people do...I just never seem to get it together enough to do anything at my house!

    Sounds like a fun weekend with the grandbabies! I know you will enjoy them and your kids will enjoy the couple time!

    Blessings for the weekend!

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  3. Your decor looks so cute!! I picked up one of those copper pumpkins last year & love it. I want to know how to made a wreath with the netting... Can you give me instructions or is it kind of difficult to put into words? Thanks!

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  4. Lea, your house is beautiful! I just love how you find joy in seemingly everything! Wish you were closer so I could feel the warmth of you cozy place!

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  5. Jen said it well ~ You are so full of joy! :-D

    ...I'm a little curious what the signs on your doors say...

    Enjoy your weekend with the babies ♥

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  6. Your decorations are truly welcoming - the wreath is gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend with the grans.

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  7. Cici, your door is beautiful! You really do have a knack for decor. I love the brass pumpkins, too...I'll have to keep my eyes open for some out here in Colorado!

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  8. Love the fall look! It's my favourite season, although I don't really decorate for different seasons, just for Christmas.

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  9. Ohmygosh, this is BEAUTIFUL! I'm going to blog today about beautiful blogs I've discovered. Do I have your permission to use the picture of your front door? Of course I'll give you credit and link back to your blog.

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  10. Lea, Just had to come back and share my smile about your door signs...

    =)

    Love it~

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  11. I love it!! I always love stopping by, but wish I could really stop by. =) I think we only have one house in our neighborhood that does all the seasonal decorations. Maybe one day, we'll have time...maybe when I get off the laptop and go do something. =p haha

    Have a great weekend!

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  12. I love your fall decorations. And I see one of my favorite fall candies -- Candy Corn!

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  13. Oh my goodness! SO CUTE! You inspired me:) Absolutely beautiful front doorway. Thanks for the inspiration and for the sweet comment you left on my post. I hope that you have a blessed weekend as well!

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  14. Love your fall decor (esp around the door)! I didn't get to visit this weekend, so I just wanted to drop by now to say hi! Hope you're having a great Monday.

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  15. I love, love, love your fall decorations!! Fall is my most favorite holiday and I just love decorating for it. I'm a little jealous that you have a Pottery Barn outlet but it's probably a good thing for my wallet that we don't have one near us! I bet you find some great items there :) Thanks for the tip on getting the acorns from Walmart. I wouldn't have thought to look for fall decorations there but I bet they're a little less expensive than the craft stores if I can find some of the same stuff.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful fall decor! It really looks lovely!

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So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!