Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pumpkins and Plaid tablescape

This weekend has been very cold and misty so I have had some time to get some more Fall decorating done.  I wanted to work on the front porch but it is just too cold so I started on my kitchen.  I took my inspiration from my new pumpkin plates.

Since the plates have a black background I used my black scroll charges and the black lanterns.  The yellow plates match the color of the sunflowers and the plaid napkins go perfect with all the colors.

I also used two colors of pumpkins and a sunflower to mimic the design on the plates.

Here is how the whole table looks.

Now that this is done I can get the snacks made for the Bronco game today.  Go Broncos!!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dreaming of a new home

I know, I know that we move way too much but we are thinking about doing an early retirement.  We only have two more years on our lease where are business is at and we will either be selling it or closing down.   I told my husband the only way I would move again is if we move out of Colorado or I find my dream home.  We are thinking about moving to Tulsa so just for fun I looked at some homes for sale.  Of course I found the perfect home two years too early.

I am sharing the pictures of the  best things that I love about this house.  I love this outdoor space.

This home also has a pool which of course isn't any feature I have to have but it is a nice pool.

I love the green house by the pool.

The house is on one acre and the yard is park like.

The master bath has a nice brick surround in the tub area.

The entry way also has some more of this brick.  I would distress the brick with some white and grey.

The only area I am not in love with is the kitchen.  I am not fond of the cabinets but they can easily be changed with some paint. 

I know this house won't be available when we do decide to move but at least I have some great ideas for my next house.

My two little boys

My two little boys looked so cute this morning so I just had to get a few pictures of them.

Toby is the white and brown one.  He is a Rat Terrier.  Bailey of course is the tan and white one.  He is a chihuahua mix.  He is our rescue dog.

They were watching me in the kitchen this morning getting my coffee and I couldn't resist getting some pictures.  It's not very often that they lay together like this.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bits of Fall in the family room

Today I am sharing a few areas of the family room that I have added some Fall touches to.  First up is my Antiques box that I have on the fireplace hearth.  I just added some flowers, berries and a few pumpkins.

I just added a white pumpkin and some glass bead garland to the boxes next to the fireplace.

The table next to the fireplace I just added some small pumpkins and greenery to the items already there.

I changed out the decor in my tray on the coffee table.  I added a lantern shaped like a pumpkin, greenery, berries and two more pumpkins.

The entertainment center just got some pumpkins and fall leaves added to the top.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Autumn leaves and pumpkins in the dining room

Fall will be officially here in 3 days.  It arrived in the my dining room this past weekend.  My inspiration was my "Autumn leaves and pumpkins please"sign.  The decor is mostly neutral with pops of color here and there.

I just added a few pumpkins and Fall leaves to my existing decor.

For the table I used just two colors of plates and my new pumpkin napkin holders.

The golden brown plates have a leave and acorn design.

Even the wine barrel got a touch of Fall. 

Here is how the room looks overall.

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Between Naps on the Porch

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fall In Love Mantel

This year I am actually getting my Fall decorating done early.  The past few years I was lucky to get it done by the middle of October.  I have managed to get the entry and living room done so far and I will be working on the dining room today.  That leaves the kitchen, formal living room and possibly the powder room.  I like to wait until the end of September to do the porches.

So today I am sharing my fireplace mantel in the family room.  I thought it would be fun to combine glass, grape vine, ceramic and plastic pumpkins in my design.

I found this picture at HomeGoods and it works perfectly with my fireplace.  The background is burlap and the frame is natural wood with gold leaf.

I just added some garlands and fall picks to fill in around the pumpkins, candles and acorns.

The candles are all battery operated so they come on at night and give a warm glow.  Here are a few different angles of the mantel.

Here is how the whole fireplace looks.

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Our Home Away From Home
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Confessions of a Plate Addict
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