Monday, October 24, 2011

Autumn Inspirations...

 Our Autumn weather has been glorious.  Several weeks ago we had the cold snap that is required for trees to miraculously change their colors from greens to vibrant yellows, golds, oranges, burgundy and crimson.   Now it is sunny and warm with just the cooler temps at night.  This is a table I decorated with my favorite Fall pieces.  Pumpkins and gourds and silk leaves.  Nothing real or organic inside the house as my furchild will eat it and then give it back to me so generously. 
 See the little felt heart with pumpkins blanket stitched on?  This is very simple to make as it is felt.  Great project to make and give as little gifts.  Do you see the seed pit encrusted pumpkin?  Hmmm...
 Here you can see my decor incorporates my love of mice which I collect.  The large pumpkin gourd was created by a local artisan and gifted to my by my bestest friend.  See the little mouse peeking out the side faux hole?  So precious...the mouse pumpkin and my friend.
 The fabric pumpkin in the background I purchased at a local bazaar.  I always try to support fellow crafters.
Here are some pieces I bought at the local elementary school boutique to help the kids earn money for their school activities.  The little happy gourd, clay leaf tray and the framed dried leaves.  Nothing was more than $5 a piece and it really helps the kids.
So with lots of Autumn inspiration indoors and outdoors I shall fix a cup of tea and relax reflecting on how fortunate we are to be able to enjoy such amazing beauty.
If this is Monday I will be doing laundry...washing, drying and ironing...all of which I enjoy doing. 
Do each of you have your Halloween costumes ready?  This is the final week before all the parties and Trick or Treating.  I shall be getting my costume ready for certain.  Each year I end up hosting the Chamber Visitor Center on Saturday just before Halloween so I always wear a costume and greet visitors and locals with a basket of Treats.  It is fun to see their reactions. You do know by now that I am merely a grown up child!  I love to have fun and be in the spirit.
Wonderful week to all...

17 comments:

  1. The mouse is too cute, Sherry!

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  2. Love pumpkins (and pumpkin pie!) -- but Zack is totally freaked out by the gourds and pumpkins that have the bumps all over them. So squicked out he won't go to the pumpkin patch anymore!

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  3. Good Morning Sweetie...
    Oh what a Fall(ish) share today. I so enjoyed strolling about. I love the little mouse peeking out of the ghourd, be still my little heart. He looks so real. I love it.

    The felt heart you made with pumpkins is my favorite. What a beautiful sewn piece of love. It is perfect for the upcoming holidays. What a delight it would be to have one for each place mat for Thanksgiving. I am thinking about it. You have encouraged me once again.

    I can't wait to see what you dress up as for the Chamber Visitor center. I know it will be something fun. Make sure you post pics. I just bought a cute little Halloween shirt this year, and a little head band with a kitty cat on it. That will have to do this year. Not wanting any costume here, it is still to darn hot. Another 98 day. No relief in site.

    Have a glorious day sweetie and thank you so much for sharing with me this morning. A wonderful cup of tea. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  4. Sherry, I love your Autumn(Fall), display.Love that mousie peeking out.
    It's lovely to celebrate the change in seasons. Halloween is getting BIGGER in Adelaide every year.It's not been celebrated much in the past.

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  5. Nope, I don't have my costume ready, someone told me I was to old to trick or treat LOL Love your fall display

    Carol

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  6. pretty, pretty fall decor.
    love pumpkins and their lovely color.
    have a nice evening.
    hugs to you...

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  7. Oh Sherry,
    What gorgeous fall decor!!! So, beautiful, indeed, my friend!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  8. This certainly gets me in the "fall" mood!

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  9. A lovely fall table display! The mouse in the gourd is really very cute. Yes, my costume is ready & on Monday there's going to be a hippie wandering around the library where I work :)

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  10. WOW Sherry, I'm loving you Fall decoration. Your table looks so warm and yummy. The little mouse is super cute. Can I have some of your beautiful fall weather?
    xxx
    Marlene

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  11. Une très belle décoration ! Bisous et bonne soirée

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  12. Hi Sherry!
    I see that is was Cindy who sent you my way!! I will thank her later, because you are awesome!!
    I LOVE your halloween items!! The pumpkin that is wire? like a skeleton pumpkin is totally awesome!!
    xxDaniella

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  13. Love your autumnal display! I do love pumpkins! xxoo

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  14. Your fall decorations are charming! I especially love the mouse gourd...what a good friend you have!

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  15. Enjoyed your pumpkins and decorations!

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  16. I love all your gourds and pumpkins- you have beautifully decorated your home.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  17. Beautiful fall decor! Now what are you going as for Halloween? sounds like a great time!
    hugs Lynn

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