Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Little Fall Decor, New Valance & More


Last night I was in the "mood" to put up a little fall decor. This happens around my son's birthday which is tomorrow. He will be 31!!! WOW... Sorry the photo is so dark. I didn't put a lot up as it's still Hot & Humid! Aw...look who is sleeping on the sofa :) She looks so innocent..however she is a hunter and last night found 4 toads...who hubby saves and puts in the front yard. Sweet Pea tried to eat one and they emit a liquid that makes animals sick..so SP was foaming at the mouth and sick...think she learned...NO WAY!!!

Back to Fall decor..... I do adore FALL and all it's wonderful colors! God is a great artist :)



This pretty blue table cloth no longer fit my oval table and I wasn't completely happy with the valance I had...so... I made it a valance for my kitchen window



ta-da....perfect and I am very happy with it! Hubby likes it too!




SO...we went to a "garage sale" today...a "guy" hubby knows was going to let us be "first"...ha ha,
we went today and picked at the leftovers... this is what came home with me. He will be having another garage sale and said that he'll call us! He told me he had lots more Christmas goodies :)





These brush bottle, musical trees are darling. I'm keeping one of them and a few other things.
Just can't help myself!!!






Keeping the icicles in their box and they are made in Minnesota! Very cool! Get it''icicles...cool...



Today I'm working on Halloween cards and tonight ironing the huge pile. I wait until it's a huge pile.
I asked my son what he would like for his birthday dinner tomorrow...Crab Cakes, Salad and French Silk Pie....That's my "boy"!!! Guess I'll be busy tomorrow.
I didn't get into the garage this weekend as I had hoped to...probably over Labor day weekend. Plus..it's HOT here!
That's my weekend. Hope yours was enjoyable and you found a treasure or 2!
Warmly,
deb :)

37 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your cute Christmas finds! I am ready for Fall but waiting just a little bit until it gets cooler! Poor Sweet Pea!

My Vintage Studio said...

You have some wonderful vintage finds.

I like your new kithen valance.

I will start some Fall decorating this week.

Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs, Sharon

Kim's Treasures said...

Your fall decor is looking good! Glad Sweet Pea didn't get too sick ffrom that toad! Poor puppy!

Jane said...

Sweet Pea looks so cute sleeping on the couch!
I loved the Christmas finds and my favorite were the icicles.
Your fall decor is looking good. I went looking for some stuff while out thrifting this weekend. I'll probably start decorating after Labor Day.
Have a great week.
Jane

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Well you have been busy ! Like your valence and fall decorating.
You got some great things at the yard sale too.
Happy Birthday to your son...now he is older than you are LOL.
(())

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hot in Minnesota!!?? My son will be 31 next month. My favorite desert is french silk pie, a boy after my own heart. You ended up getting some good Christmas stuff. I can go to the end of a sale and still get good stuff we like things no one else does. Have a great week!

Carol

Linda said...

Fun fall decorations and I LOVE vintage Christmas! I'm in a fall mood, too! Hope Sweet Pea is feeling better~ we've had toads here, too!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Happy Birthday to your son...isn't amazing to say urg uh ummmm "...31"! My son will be 29 this October. Sweet Pea looks just darling!

Angela said...

Those are some mighty nice leftovers!! Sweet puppy!

Celestial Charms said...

Love your kitchen valance, great work. You picked up some mighty fine Christmas items. Great variety.
Maureen

annie mason aka junky gal said...

Thanks for inspiring me to decorate for autumn.

Your puppy is adorable. My dogs, also, love to chase toads.

Diane

Home and Heart said...

Your home looks just lovely!! Poor little Sweet Pea!! I am so happy he(?) will be okay! That pup is just TOO cute!

boopnut said...

Love the new valance! You are talented as well. Not quite ready for Fall myself.

Theresa said...

Love the mantle! I can't do any fall decorating until it cools off a bit:)

Enjoy your day with all of your goodies from the sale!

HUGS!

Cindy said...

Deb..what is French silk Pie? I do love crab or salmon cakes..yummm!!

The curtains are cute..now that is a good idea..from a tablecloth!!

The pup is soooo cute!! Don't they have a ton of energy!!

You did good on the Christmas stuff. What music do the trees play?

Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Marydon said...

G'morn, Deb ~ What a coup for you! Such lovelies ... I love all the Christmas items ...

The valance is darling, how creative you are.

Have a beautiful summers week ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Linda said...

Sweet Pea looks so cute...I'm glad she didn't have problems from that old toad...I use to love to catch them now they just scare me:).

Love your Fall decorations...I'm anxious to start decorating too...hugs, Linda

Janiece said...

You have inspired me to get my fall decor up now too!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I th9ink we are all in the mood for fall foods. I made homemade chicken and cornbread dressing for Dinner

Queenie said...

Hey Deb!
Love the touches of fall that you've added to your mantle and table! I am looking forward to doing some decorating for fall too :)
What a precious blue and white gingham and toile valance...wonderful that you made it from the tablecloth, love that :)
Great Christmas finds, I know you are tickled over the icicles that are still in the box...those are "cool" Such fun to find some keepers from garage saling right?!

Happy 31st B'day to your son...hope you all have a great time celebrating :)
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Those icicles just jogged my memory back to when I was a little girl. We had them all over the Christmas tree. Enjoyed that so much.

Donna Lynn said...

Sorry you have been so hot and sticky there, we finally got a cooler day with rain, I am so thankful the lawn needed more water!

I am feeling fallish too, I got a mirror painted gloss black and am working on my display today, I will post it when done. Yours looks really great, it helps to put me in the mood to do more!

Carol said...

I am itching to put up my fall decor as well. It's at least a 2 or 3 day project!!! lol I love your delightful pumpkins. Can't wait to see more as I love fall decorating.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Yes! Definitely time for fall decor and I'm enjoying yours so much!
Happy Autumn!
Coralie

Janet, said...

Love all your finds! I haven't put up any fall decorations, but will probably start soon. I'm in a purging mood right now and have been doing another clean sweep of my house.

Sandi said...

Hi Deb. 1979 must have been a busy year as my daughter will be 31 tomorrow!!!! lol Oh to be able to turn back the clock a little. The years just fly by now. :(
Great vintage finds!!
Blessings~

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Can I say I am a little envious of your fabulous found Christmas items?? Well....I AM! Love that tree and the icicles. I have two of those and cherish them.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you so much for your comment on the OA blog today!!!

Lindsey

Rosie said...

What do you mean "the left overs?" People actually didn't buy those lovely Christmas items??? I can't believe it.
love rosie
PS Your valance turned out great!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Linda and I were talking about you today, I was so glad a Minnesota girl won my giveaway. She told me about the small world with your booth that she had it before. She said she was going to do that Junk sale also. My Mom just said she talked to someone in Mpls today and they said it was a perfect day, the nicest of the year!
My mail sever is not working so I was not able to e mail, but wanted to get back to you.

Carol

cityfarmer said...

I'm hauling out my C. stuff, too ...
deleting and editing!!!!

have a blessed holiday!
always enjoy our visits

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Deb!
You are just the SWEETEST thang!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for remembering me and sending me such a wonderful BD Care package! I just loved ALL the goodies, esp that PostCard!

Love your curtains! I spy a bit of toile and like it! Love your Fall decor too! Ugh...I am not even thinking about that right now until we get M's room finished. I am on a mission!

Hugs and much LOVE!
Lorena

Dogwood said...

ok...i love you fall decor. nice! i am so so so ready for fall and cooler days. enjoy your day and have fun.

Olivia~ said...

Hello sweets! I was in the mood for fall yesterday! Stop by and take a peek, oh I love your new valance too! I am on garage sale lockdown this weekend boo hoo... I spent to much early on, Oh well, lots of treasures in my garage...guess I will have to shop there.
Hugs,
Olivia

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your fall decor is lovely! I love fall,too! Looks like you found some wonderful vintage Christmas goodies!
Michelle

Margaret Cloud said...

I like all the things you found, especially the Christmas trees. The valance you made looks so nice. I like the old icicles, the new ones are so fake. Have a nice weekend.

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Deb - Love your decor, and all of your great finds!
I am wondering what is the book on the right atop your bookshelf? I can't quite tell what it is, and it looks interesting.
Naturally, being a HUGE Tasha Tudor fan, I spotted "Pumpkin Moonshine" right away!