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Friday, October 19, 2012

Pink Saturday ~ Fall In Michigan

Hi there everyone!
I am joining Beverly over at
for the weekly
PINK Saturday Post.
I must admit, that fall can be beautiful here in
Michigan.  The variations of colors in the trees is
awe inspiring. 
In the past few days I have snapped some pictures of what
has been going on all around me in my sub-division.
Thought you all might enjoy seeing how things
may look here.  We are now probably closer to the later
parts of the colors for this season...but they are bright
and vibrant and so amazing to see.

Here is a peek at how the front of my neighborhood
looks right now.

Below, these are called burning bushes.  They are
a deep green in spring and summer and some turn
bright yellow or red like the ones we have in our front.

These next 2 pictures are in our backyard.

This is our maple and I just love the melon colors
its has right now.

And...I could not resist showing you some MUMs
that hubby I planted this year.  Love the variations
of colors and how they look with our
burning bushes.

what would PINK Saturday be without
a hint of pink?
I did up a fun mosaic of some PINKs I have
listed in my etsy shoppe.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Pink Y'all!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

FALL Vingettes ~ Before/After

Hi there Bloggy Friends!
Well, today has been quite a lazy day for me.
I love it when I can laze and work at my own pace
and not have to worry about others.  I hope
that does not sound
Anyway, last Friday I finally decided to pull out
some of my Fall Decor.  I was not going to do any but
when I asked my hubby, well, he really likes it
as long as I don't overdo overdo anything...hmmm.
I usually have loads of loose leaves, greens, beaded fruits
and pumpkins that I use throughout.
  And, I honestly did not put everything out this year.
What I really tried to do was place some vingettes around that
mixed well with my other decor.  My family room and
kitchen areas which always look best in fall colors.
Wanna see some pictures?  Let's start in the Kitchen then.
A few weeks back I found this rooster and Home Goods.
I loved the carmel colors and wanted to create something
around him as he sat on our island.
  Then this week when I was my favorite
shop...Hobby Lobby, I found the last roll of the 6" mesh
that you see all curled around this rooster.  It is deep brown
but has pretty copper running through it.
A perfect compliment to my arrangment, that I can
disassemble when I am ready to decorate for Christmas
(gosh did I just say the *C* word)!

I am giving you a few pictures of how it looks at
different time during the day.

PS...we are finally looking for Granite counter top!
I am so excited as just before my hubs got let go of his job 4 years
ago, we were going to change them out...well then, life happened and
we had to put it off. 
I am also trying to convince him that
we NEED to paint our cabinets.  What would you do?
I would really LOVE to paint them a creamy off white
with a glaze finished...hubbys not so sure.
Would LOVE to hear from your what you might do.

Now into the Family Room...or our true Living area.
Our fireplace has always been a feature in our home that I love.  It
does get dress quite often with Seasonal decor and it never
ceases to amaze me how much I love each transformation.

Don't you LOVE the glow that light can give a picture?
These next pictues are of around our Family room.

The last few vingettes are in my Dining Room and
Welcoming Entry.

I usually set my table and change out the chair covers...
just haven't gotten to it yet!

Also I mentioned a before and after...
Sitting on our coffee table is this large
utility/tool box that I snagged many years ago
at a garage sale for .25c. 
Green is NOT my I knew that some day I would
probably paint it.  I finally decided to paint it the heirloom
white that I love and use throughout much of my
painted decor.
Someones attempt to sponge painting, but the colors
together in my opinion were awful!

Love how well this goes with my red/cream toile and
a sweet arrangment of fruits and corn for fall!
Well, thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Fall Y'all!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Etsy Cottage Style ~ MARKET Monday

Hello everyone!
Hope you all had a fullfilling and restful weekend.
I am inviting you all to go over to my
and see all the wonderful participants in our
monthly Market Monday.
It features links to many wonderful artist
who, like me, are busy this time of the
year with our newest goodies to offer
for the fall/winter seasons.

I did a sweet Mosaic using my newest and best
find on the web...fotoflexer.  I love this sight, as it offers
so many fun ways to alter and make pretty your pictures.

Have a great week everyone!
Thanks for stopping by!
and thanks for your comments,
I LOVE to hear from you!