Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Getting ready for Fall

Is anyone else ready?  Fall is just around the corner.  While it is still Summer I can't help but wish for Fall to come soon.  Fall is my favorite season.  I love the cooler weather and all the warm colors.  I probably won't start decorating until September but I was thinking about when I used to do craft shows.  One of my best all time sellers were my pumpkin arrangements.  Here is the one that I kept for myself.

I remember when you used to be able to get the styrofoam pumpkins at Hobby Lobby.  One year I scored big when I walked in the store there was a shopping cart full of them.  The sign said 5 cents each.  They had a few dents in them and they were all missing their stems.  That didn't bother me. When I make these I cut off the top and just stick flowers into the styrofoam. So of course I snatched the cart up and ended up paying under $2 for all of them.

Here is another Fall arrangement that is one of my favorites that I did a few years ago.

I have this chair next to my hutch in the basement.  I will probably use the same white pumpkins since I have french country decor down there.

Today we are getting the outside of the covered deck area painted and I am changing the color of the deck boards this weekend.  I am hoping that I will get everything done so I can get the furniture back on and start using the deck for the first time this season.  I will also be cleaning the patio below the deck and getting that furniture back in place.

And of course we are still working on the master bathroom.  Sometimes it is hard to get my husband to work it.  We are at the stage of putting the backer board around the tub area and there are many angles to have to try to cut.  The shower area is ready to be tiled but I would like to do it all at the same time.  Oh well just as long as it is done by Thanksgiving so I can get the tub out of the dining room.

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  1. I'm ready, I took all my fall bins our yesterday! Love that pumpkin and fall foliage, beautiful. Can't wait to see more of your decorating!

  2. I saw your post with the cupcakes. Those are so cute. I also like the indian corn that you found. I have been wanting some faux corn for a while now. I am going to have to go to Dollar Tree here and see if they have any. Can't wait to see your decorations this year!

  3. So beautiful! You did a great job!

  4. That is a beautiful floral arrangement and a great score on those pumpkins at HL! I have already pulled my Fall decor bins into my guest room (too darn hot to work in the garage.....AZ desert). I'm just kind of slowly sorting and trying to decide what I want to do. Doing a lot of Pinterest browsing -- gotta love Pinterest!

  5. I am getting a little jumpy for Fall also. I can feel it coming. Beautiful arrangements. Can't wait to see the rest of your decorations. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  6. Love your arrangements! Makes me want to start decorating for fall.

  7. I just love that arrangement on the chair, Jody! I am starting to feel the urge to make Fall things, which is not usual for me. My normal fall decorating comes out in September so I have made a few things but won't bring them out until then. Right now I'm just planning in my head how I'm going to decorate this year.

  8. I'm so ready for fall! Mostly the weather but decorating too. Can't get used to shorter days though - hate driving to and from work in the dark! Jennifer

  9. Jody I love your floral with pumpkins. I too love Fall the best with all the beautiful colors we have to work with. Sometimes I want to change my Fall decor to match almost every color out there. Summer is so hot and boring Susie

  10. I'm ready for fall too! I love your arrangements, and great score on those pumpkins!

  11. Wow! what a score....and great idea! Hard to believe that fall is almost here isn't it? Well....bring it on :) It's one of our favorite seasons to decorate for!

  12. I love the arrangement on the chair - gives me ideas . . . . .

  13. I love your fall floral arrangements, so perfect for fall!

  14. I am so ready for fall... The last week of Summer kind of sucks in my opinion... Can't wait for pumpkinspice lattes!

  15. So lovely. The flowers pushed into the styrofoam pumpkins is a great idea.
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
    Do drop in,

  16. I love the vibrant colors of fall. Your lovely arrangement has give me some ideas, very pretty. I found you on hymns and verses and now following on GFC.

  17. Hi Jody,

    Love the "chair-scape". Beautiful and a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Bear Hugs,

  18. Both Fall displays are very pretty! We are having much cooler weather than usual and it definitely feels like Fall. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. I am so ready too for the fall season - gorgeous arrangements - you did score an amazing deal on those pumpkins! Great timing! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

  20. I'm so ready for fall! I've decided that August is my least favorite month - tired of summer and too early to bring out the pumpkins!!!! Thanks for stopping by to link up at my newbie party! Hope to see you again this week!!

  21. I stopped on my way home tonight and bought some mums cause I am DYING to start decorating! I will do inside and then on 9/1 I will do outside! I am a floral designer too, your arrangements are BEAUTIFUL!!!