October’s Entryway Vignette

Miss Sophia returned from her cruise raring to go and the first thing she did (redid!) was the entry.  Not scary but has definite fall vibes and I adore the cotton ball stems!

IMG_9624Happy Fall, ya’ll!

 I was born in KY – don’t have an accent – but I can hear it at times just like I did here writing the above!

Pretty Fall Dishes – Black and Amber

This lovely set of dishes is available for your fall and Thanksgiving table!  Sold by Sears and originally made by Taylor Smith Taylor, they date to the early 1970’s but we think they look very contemporary!

Included in this group is 12 dinner plates, 12 salad plates, 10 soup bowls, a coffee server, butter dish, sugar and creamer, a large vegetable bowl and a round platter.  They are a lovely deep amber on black in an octagonal shape.  All for $198.

A little chalkboard project

New chairs on the front porch with new decor for fall!

great floral arrangement on this chair

This one has a newly completed project on it.

a chalkboard made from an old cupboard door

Instructions:  Find CUTE door, scrub off all the dirt, paint center panel with several coats                      of chalkboard paint, have hubby add two eye hooks and old black chain – voila!!

Happy September!!

Must have taken a mini vacation last week although I didn’t go anywhere.  Either that or I had nothing to tell you about which doesn’t seem likely either.  End of the summer doldrums?  Perhaps….I am looking forward to fall!  We seem to have a similar idea in the shop-check this out –

as seen from the desk


a closeup view

Yep, Annie Sloan’s Provence on both the table and the chairs and doesn’t that fabric match it perfectly. How is that for a gentle step toward fall?

Happy Labor Day Weekend all – be safe!

The Birds

have flown into the shop again in time for Halloween!  They land anywhere it suits them it seems.

This fine fellow prefers the mantel and there are ravens everywhere!

Someone must have left the cage door open

or forgot to fasten it securely!

And now they are on the loose !

From the buffet

to the built in china cupboard

they have taken over the shop!

We are so very happy that they aren’t noisy or messy!