Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall Decorating and A Vacation

I have done some fall decorating and have taken a few pictures.  Here are just a few of them.  These are outside in the front.

This is the front of our house.   I didn'tdo much outside this year, so far.  I have lots of pansies to plant yet.  Our water feature was really pretty until a large dog decided he wanted to go swimming.  He really made the water cloudy but I guess he got cooled off.  It didn't make my husband very happy though.

These are just a few of the things I have done inside. Usually I do things differently than I did this year and I usually do a lot more but since we won't be home for awhile, I didn't do much.  When we get home, I will probably change a lot of things around and do something different; but for now, this will have to do.

This is my mantel. It looks so much better in person.  I have a terrible time trying to figure out what to do with my mantel.  Our home is not an easy one to decorate in the primtive style that I really like.  The garland is much more full than what it looks like too.

This is above our TV cabinet. 

This is in our entry way.  I have so many crocks and in different seasons I put different things in them.  I have some really large crocks and it takes a lot to fill them up.

This is the picture I have on my header.  The object behind the table is an old bread dough riser that came from an old bakery.

This is all I have for now.  We are leaving to go on a great vacation and we are both very excited.  We are going on a tour through Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and will wind up at Mackinac Island in Michigan.  I have never been to any of these states or any northern state for that matter.  I have been to New Hampshire for work.  That was in January several years ago and there was so much snow and it was so cold, it wasn't  even enjoyable for this southern girl.  We are just not use to that type of weather and don't know how to dress for it. 

When I get back from vacation, I will have many pictures to share.

See you in a couple of weeks.



Carlie said...

It sure looks like fall has come to your house. Your decorating is sure nice. I love your gourd birdhouse and the outside of your house looks very nice. Hope you have a happy fall!!

Gail said...

I love the gourd. Did you do that? I love gourd art and when we have a good crop, I have a ball.

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Maxine!....I just wanted to pop in to say thank you for visiting my blog and for the kind words about my new chair!....the gardens in the front of your home are lovely and you've got some wonderful touches of fall decorating the inside....have a great autumn day!


the primitive country bug said...

Great fall decor, Maxine! Sorry to hear that a dog felt the need to bathe in your pond. I can just see it flopping around in there now. LOL!
Your vacation sounds wonderful! Dress warm and enjoy the foliage!
Hugs~ Birgit

Sunny said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog. Primitive decor is my favorite. I'll be back to read more.
Sunny :)

The Cottage Girl said...

Your header picture made me want to check out the rest of your blog. It's all very interesting.