Archives for October 2016

Fresh Fruit & Flowers Rustic Centerpiece + Exciting News!

Wanting to make a good impression while my son’s girlfriend was here over the weekend, I figured I’d better do a little grocery shopping.  I bought cookies, cake, several kinds of muffins, cheese danish, cinnamon bread … and so she wouldn’t think all we eat is junk, I stocked up on lots of fresh fruit too. 🙂 While I was at it, I bought some pretty roses that I put in an old mason jar on the nightstand in the guest room. {Read More}

Pastoral Farmhouse Antique Thanksgiving Postcards

Over the weekend, my daughter and I went on a quick road trip.  Along the way we made a few stops along the Spoon River Drive.  It’s a yearly fall festival that I’ve attended since I was a child. The fall scenery along the route is beautiful and many of the stops have vendor booths. One of the booths I visited had boxes full of antique postcards.  I wish I had time to look through all of them, but they were {Read More}

Talk of the Town #41 – Amazingly Beautiful Inspiration

The fall weather has been amazingly beautiful where I live and we have some amazingly beautiful features I know you are going to lovethis week! Welcome back to Talk of the Town! First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! Blogger’s Seasonal Harvest Tour Thanksgiving Placemat Three Handmade Ornaments to Make in a Day Guest House Refresh for Company Kittens Seem to Find Us Thrift Store Makeover Inspiring Verse Homeright Small Spray Shelter Recent {Read More}

Kittens Seem to Find Us

Our family seems to be a magnet for kittens without families of their own. I vowed we were not getting any new animals. Three of my kids are young adults, and one has only a few years left in high school, so I don’t want to be the one left to take care of all the animals once all my kids fly the coop, but … You knew there was a “but,” right? My son was at his friend’s house and they {Read More}

Guest House Refresh Because Company Is Coming

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #BigLotsHome#CollectiveBias I freak out a little when I  have a house guest coming. Actually, I freak out a lot. I know they come to see us, and not our house, but I want our guests to feel welcome, be comfortable, and not wish they had booked a hotel room instead of staying with us. 🙂 My oldest son’s girlfriend is arriving for a visit {Read More}

Handmade Christmas Ornaments | Three to Make in a Day

I rarely, if ever, share two blog posts in one day.  But when I was invited to participate in a fall seasonal harvest tour, and 31 days of handmade ornaments, on the same day, I couldn’t say no. 🙂 I’m the blogger for day #5 of handmade ornaments (the links to the bloggers for the whole month are below). I started out having a hard time deciding what kind of ornament to make.  But then I found these binder clips and {Read More}

Being Thankful | Blogger’s Seasonal Harvest Tour

When I was invited to participate in the Blogger’s Seasonal Harvest Tour, I didn’t have any idea what I would share. A whole house tour was out of the question.  By the time I cleaned and decorated, Christmas would be here.  So I didn’t give that idea a passing thought. I could have dug through my junk stash and looked for something to repurpose for fall, but to tell the truth, my heart just wasn’t in it. I keep things {Read More}

Talk of the Town #40

I’ve been working like a yo-yo lately.  One day I’m working on fall projects, and the next day I’ve got Christmas supplies scattered across my work table.  October through January are crazy months for bloggers, so I look forward to this one day a week when I can take a break from my projects and just enjoy looking at the projects others have finished. Welcome back to Talk of the Town!

How to Create a Twinkling Potpourri Light

On Saturday I shared  a fall farmhouse table setting that featured jar candles (thank you all for the sweet comments!) and I promised to show how to repurpose the candle jar once the candle has been used up … … because if you’ve visited my blog for any length of time, you know I love repurposing  jars!

Table Setting for Fall in Non-Traditional Colors

Normally I love the earthy brown, orange, and yellow colors of fall, but this year I decided to break away from traditional fall colors, with a lighter fall farmhouse table setting. Before my mother-in-law passed away earlier this year, she and my father-in-law had started going to estate sales. She knew that I love old things and bought me a vintage tablecloth at one sale. I’ll never forget when she called to tell me she was sending it to me.  She said she {Read More}

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