Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Autumn around the house

The trees are colorful and Fall is in the air.
Cora and Ben on their way to Homecoming a few weeks ago; aren't they adorable?
I put my Fall door hanging outside...
and all the rest inside, too!
Here's that mid-century two-tiered plate -- I filled it with two kinds of Fall potpourri, and a candle that is on its last legs.
 I found this mustard yellow tray/basket at Tuesday Morning the other day.
 I filled it with autumn colors, to include white (the little owl and some pumpkins!)
In one corner of the living room.
 How much do you love this vintage Puss n' Boots?  I bought him a couple of years ago in Kansas City.


In another corner...
 creepy Halloween dolls!  The smaller one is a matchbox I received in a Halloween swap made by/from JoAnne.
and the taller one is one I made myself a while back.
 I took photos in the early morning light; I like the shadows that showed up.
I'm amassing quite a collection of beautiful tags!  These are all Fall-themed.
I got out the Gypsy Songbook I made at Karla's Romantic Gothic Ghosts event; I love it as much as ever (maybe more!)
 And there are some other little hints of Halloween, here and there.



 Banner time, too!  The orange crepe jack o'lanterns came from Kirkland's; when I popped in the other day, they were marked down to 99 cents each!
One of my first altered paper projects -- the autumn banner.
 And, I have been making more fabric pumpkins -- just like last year!  As you can see, the one on the right is in progress.  I am thinking of using a cork from my favorite wine as a stem for that one -- what do you think?
 If you remember the pretty barkcloth-y fabric I bought the other day and blogged about, this is my first project with it:
 a pumpkin in non-traditional colors.
Behind it is one I made last year; I think they go nicely together.
The little pumpkins are so easy to hand-stitch up -- I am once more addicted!

3 comments :

Kathy said...

Laurie, it all looks so pretty! I wish I had the gumption for seasonal decorating.

JoAnne said...

Love your fall d├ęcor Laurie! Nice to see you have the matchbox I made for you on display.

Rebecca Freed said...

Soooo many fun and beautiful decorations for fall! I LOVE the new pumpkin, tags, and banners!