Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tweakin and Fallin!

Good Evening Bloggers! This is a day of remembrance for all those that lost their life in the 911 tragedy. I am sorry I did not have an appropriate picture to post.
I was at work when this tragedy happen. Along with the others I was crying as I watched the planes go into the World Trade Center. I keep all of the families in my prayers.
I wanted to share the tweaking I did this weekend to some areas in our home. I added more fall decorations!
I love to decorate, even though I am not the best at doing it. But it sure is fun for me to try! Hope you enjoy and leave me feedback on any changes you would make.

Dining Room Table

I changed the runner on the dining room table to a fall runner. It has pumpkin like things around the edges. The center piece is an old bucket I had on hand. I painted it using Folk Art Acrylic Paint in the Linen color. I tied raffia around the top and added the fall silverware pouch I found at Kirklands some time ago. I added the hydrangeas and the other huge flowers.
The creamy pumpkins were part of last years collection. I found the rooster votive holder at the Largest Yard sale for a dollar! I added the little sage green votive

Entertainment Center

I used Celestina's hand painted pumpkin as the center focal point. I placed it on a black candle stand to give it some height!
I added a squash and a pumpkin and two tiny birds on the right side. I found the two little birds at the largest yard sale. They were a quarter for birth birds. The squash and the pumpkin I had from last years decorations.
On the left side,I added a large leaf plate I found at a yard sale. You will recognize the other two leaf plates at Family Dollar finds!
The two large candlesticks in the back I already had on there. The candles I bought at Target.

With The Candles Light

Kitchen Table!!

I tweaked the kitchen table to have it decorated for fall! The pumpkin salt and pepper shakers, I found at the Dollar Store last year. The table runner I made, it has chickens embroidered with the fall colors! The place mats I shared before,were found at a yard sale.

Fireplace Mantle!

I changed the fireplace mantle out to add fall decorations. The leaf plate is a Home Goods find. The apple plate I found this week end at the Largest Yardsale. You recognize the little votive vases and the pumpkins from Family Dollar!
You will notice in the bottom photo in the corner a mess in the sun room. That is the rest of my yard sale finds from this weekend.



I did a redo on our master bedroom dresser! The bottles sitting on the silver like tray I found this week at the Largest Yardsale! When I saw them I had to have them because they match the colors in our bedroom perfect!


  1. Oh don't you just love Celeste's Work. Boy oh boy is she ever talented with her paint brush. I'm lucky to call many of her things mine, MINE MINE MINE ALL MINE I tell you... hehehe. Gorgeous. I love this time of year. The colors may clash with my home but not with my heart. I always feel so alive in the autumn. Hugs. Tammy

    Don't forget the GIVEAWAY!

  2. that table sweet friend! Just beautiful!


  3. I love how you have added some fall decor to your home. It is all lovely but I am especially drawn to your kitchen table! hugs, Linda

  4. Hi Susan,
    Fall has come to your home and it all looks beautiful. I can see your cottage pumpkin has a good home and in good company with your pretties. You have been busy and done a wonderful job. You have a good eye for pulling treasures together.
    Thank you for sharing. I worked on mine over the weekend and will take pics soon.

    Have a great evening.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  5. Looks like you are all ready for fall! I'm just now getting started decorating and crafting. My favorite part of your house is the kitchen table with all the bright autunm colors. Although the orange and reds don't really match my house, I always use them because to me, it wouldn't be fall without them. Thanks for visitng my blog, and have a great week!


  6. You are way ahead of me. I don't usually think about fall decorating until late October. It's nice to be ready! Love your mantel and those jars you have on your dresser. Great job.

  7. Oh it looks great! I am waiting for it to get below 90 here in Orlando!


  8. All your tabletops are all beautiful, Susan...Christine

  9. You HAVE been busy! I'm getting real eager to begin - especially after seeing all your goodies. I think my favorite items are your ceramic pumpkins and some of those candles!

  10. Your tabletops are all so pretty! You are so far ahead of me!

  11. You have been busy! I have decorated a few things ... I love Fall. Your decor is very pretty!

  12. Susan, everything looks so pretty! And now I want to see more of your gorgeous dining room table! From the picture it looks stunning!

  13. You have been busy! I haven't even put one Falla thing out...but I do love my Fall items! Have fun decorating!!

  14. Those creamy white pumpkins are so cute!

  15. Hi Susan!
    It's all so pretty for Fall!
    I am loving...and yes I must admit coveting (Tho I know it's wrong) that beautiful hand painted pumpkin of yours *winks* Me wanty! Vanna

  16. What a great job you have done with your fall decor! At this point I am so behind that I think I'll just start on Christmas ... it'll take me that long to get ready!!!!
    Lovely post.

  17. Ohhhhhhhhhh, Susan. Love it all. The Autumn decor is stunning and comfy all rolled into one. And I love the red checkered cloth that you dressed your table down home and 'country'.

    Desert Shadows and Week's Summary is my day's post link if you'd care to join me.

    Have a glorious weekend.

  18. The fireplace looks fantastic. Oh Susan, I adore those place mats..WOW