Monday, October 20, 2014

A Touch of fall in the Master

I found this animal print pumpkin so HAD to get it and use it in the master.I love this bedding for fall and also love a touch of animal print in ANY room at ANY time of year!
 These colors make my heart happy!
 This is the sitting area of the master. I come in here and read in the winter or watch TV sometimes.
 I got these pillows last year for a steal! They were less than $9.00 each! The colors are so beautiful to me. As you can see the sun pours in here all afternoon so it is fun to snuggle up in the throw and read on a cold winter day.

 And I have my sweet girl right beside me:)



 I do have more recent pictures of her in my office where I can see them more.
 A faux succulant garden

 The colors in the artwork work so well in here. If you would like to see more of the bedding you can see it here: http://designsbypinky.blogspot.com/2014/09/fall-bedding-in-master.html


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The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday
Confessions of a Plate Addict - The Scoop
 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A New Fall table with NEW Dishes!!!

OMGoodness, I have been dying to share this with you. My friend Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is  blog, got these dishes from Mikasa in exchange for advertising for them. When I saw her GORGEOUS post, I FELL IN LOVE wuth the dishes and told Mary I was going to get some. She e-mailed me and asked if she could SEND THEM TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAAATTT???? I was exstatic! They are just beautiful, truly, and are in the colors that I LOVE! I will use these for many years to come! So without further ado, here is my table. Hope you like it. This is a service for 4 but I just set the table for Joe and I.

 I started with a beige tablecloth to give a neutral background to the table to highlight the dishes. Then I made a garland. I started with a VERY basic leaf garland and just added to it! I am a bad blogger and forgot to get a picture when I started, sorry!!!
 I added one of my berry garlands, some fresh cut hydrangeas from the yard

 a pine cone found while out on my walk
 and a monkey ball found on the same walk

 The inside of the bowl is plain so I added some leaves:)
 And a little "fluff" under the bowls adds texture and pizazz!!!

 I gathered 3 napkins this time; green, beige and orange, mimicing the colors of the leaves on the plates.
 gathered in a leaf embossed ring
 I added a simple candle holder and my cute squirrel. I like squirrels now that we aren't in the woods and they aren't destroying everything in sight:):) And now that it is getting dark earlier we can light our candle at dinner!!


 Oh how I love Fall, these dishes and colors!!! This makes my heart happy.




My trusty brown bamboo flatware are used all during Fall.

 My dollar store goblets are perfect too.
I found these carved gourds several years ago and have never used them. Aren't thet great!?


 Let's light that candle!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I am partying here:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
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 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
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Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday

Monday, October 13, 2014

Shingles:(:(

Just a real quick post. The pain started Sat. night in my hip. Since then it has/does travel up towards my waist. I just wanted to urge you all to go get a Shingles shot. The pain is not pleasant. The Dr. is not positive that I have shingles since the rash hasn't appeared but I am on the medicine now. Hopefully we causght it early and it won't be too bad. They say it can take 2-3 days for the rash to appear. I feel fine except when I get stabbed by that pain. Ugh. I wish I had thought to go get a shingles shot.
XO, Pinky

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall in the Dining Room

I have kept my Fall decorations here very simple this year. But I always do something in the dining room since it is the first room you see when you enter the house. This year instead of an arrangement I did a grouping of pumpkins, gourds, leaves, acorns and berries on a tray.
 As you enter the house the dining room is on the right. Lasst year I had Fall dishes in my hutch but haven't had a chance to do that yet. I still love the wood of my table but would love to get a new hutch. Actually I would love for Joe to build me a built in piece:):) I'll keep you posted:):)
 I always group 2 candle rings. I love these brown ceramic pillar holders for Fall.
 A touch of leopard in any room makes me happy!
 On my tiny server I have a cut out pumpkin that holds a candle and my favorite faux pumpkin on a little stand.

 An acorn candle ring encircles the pumpkin.


 My leaf embroidered runner is the best backdrop.

 This dried artichoke has been around for many years:)
  Thanks for stopping by! I am partying here:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Judy @ DIY by Design for Sizzle Into Summer Wednesday
The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday
Confessions of a Plate Addict - The Scoop
 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday