Thursday, October 19, 2017

Playing around with the camera

The hubby and I thought it would be a good idea to get some pictures of us this weekend.  So we got out the camera and tripod and took a few shots.  This is our prettiest tree for Fall in our yard.  We mostly have evergreen trees and a few aspens.


This is taken by our pond in the backyard. You can see the Fall colors starting behind us in the foothills.


My hubby doesn't care much for getting his picture taken.  Now that I am getting older I am starting to feel the same way.  But of course that didn't stop him from taking pictures of me.  Here I am on the back patio.


Here I am with my two little boys.  The brown and white one is Kolby and the other is Bailey.


Here is the view of our pond from our deck.   I really need to get some more Fall color for this area.  I think I will plant some more bushes in this area next year.



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A witching good time tablescape

I wanted to a fun Halloween tablescape so I thought I would use my humorous witch plates.  Helga the witch and her pet raven Boris are joining me.


I got both of these at Pier 1.  I just added some Halloween garland and pumpkins to them for a simple centerpiece.






I also got these dishes at Pier 1 last year.  They have four different sayings.






I took some black tulle ribbon and scrunched it up into the wine glasses to look like a boiling potion.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Eat Drink & Be Scary

I normally don't decorate for Halloween but I do like to do a few tablescapes.  The first one I have done is my scary one.


This is my black and white theme.


I found this sign at HomeGoods and thought it would go perfectly with my Halloween dishes.




I love the skull.  The jaw is on hinges so you can adjust it how you like it.  the skull is resting on a candy dish made of skeleton hands. I just removed the stainless bowl and added the skull.  Ialso  added some spiders to it.


I got this crow at Hobby Lobby along with another.  I will using both of them later on in the dining room.



I love these Halloween dishes.  There is a skull, bat, pumpkin and spider.  If you look closely you will see the new stemless wine glass at each place setting. 





I found the wine glasses at HomeGoods and they almost match the plates perfectly.  The only exception is they don't match the pumpkin plate.  The set includes two skulls, a bat and a spider.  The bat glass says "here for the boos".





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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Great buy at HomeGoods

I went to HomeGoods yesterday at lunch with just the intention of looking around when I came across this lovely item.


It was on the clearance rack and  I am not sure why as I could not find anything wrong with it.  None of the tips of the antlers are broken or any cracks in it.  It is perfect for Fall and Christmas decorating.  I am going to wait to use it when I do my Christmas decorating and check out the price.


Yes it was only $15.  I didn't measure it but it it over 12 inches wide and it is pretty heavy.


I am not sure if I am going to keep it this color.  Just not sure what color would look the best for it.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall is finally on the front porch

Well, I finally got the front porch decorated for Fall and just in time for our first snow of the season.


This is the first time I have ever done this. Here is how it looks overall.





I put two different lanterns mixed in with the pumpkins and mums.






For the rockers I added some black, white and tan plaid pillows.  They tie in nicely with my Fall sign and other decor.






Just some simple decor for the bench this year.


This throw that I got at HomeGoods reminds me of a rag rug but softer.



Sunday, October 8, 2017

Fall on the porch

Does anyone else set goals and seem to fall short all the time?  I sure do.  Every year I say to myself that I am going to get my Fall decorating done early.  That has yet to happen.  At least this year I am further ahead then last year.  My house has a wrap around porch that I love.  It starts at the front and ends up at the back by the dining room door.  Today I am sharing the back porch since I am still working on the front. 


 I know that many of you have heard me before that I have a hard time getting  pictures with all the large brick columns.  As you can see in the back ground.  That is the only thing I hate about my wrap around porch.  For now I have to use close up pictures.  Here are a few different angles.




The Autumn Blessings sign is just out here for the pictures.  I am afraid that the wind will blow it off and it will break since it is in a glass frame.


If I stand back far enough I can get the seating area.  In this picture you can see the wreath on the windows.


Since I can't get a good picture of the door area as the furniture is in the way.  I have taken a picture of the right and the left side.

On the right side of the door is my metal corner shelf that I added some Fall touches to.




On the left side of the door I have my metal planters full of flowers and pumpkins.  Also the metal planter on the wall has Fall touches to it.




Now that this porch is done I can finish on the front porch.  I am doing something elaborate on the steps and it is taking me longer than I thought it would.