Friday, October 14, 2011

Apples and mums

Nothing says fall than mums and apples, (okay, pumpkins too), but today I don't want to talk about pumpkins, I want to show you some mums from my garden

I don't know how this happened, but I have red and yellow mums coming from the same plant.

We picked these gorgeous apples last weekend in Washington, right from the tree, they're delicious too.

I love how versatile mason jars are, you can do so much with them, even paint them.  I will be painting some for my front entrance on Halloween.

Wishing you all a great weekend!!!

French word of today:
Apples = Pommes


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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Last fall tour....... maybe

I'm still working on the decorations for outside, need to get the real pumpkins, corn stalks and some lights... yes orange lights.
My fall table, nothing fancy, just some cheap plastic place mats and a few accessories that gives it the festive touch.

I made this pumpkin napkin holder years ago out of MDF

House plants need to be decorated too

The mantle can't be decorated nicely, too many cables and TV on top, but still gets some fall touches

Like I said, nothing fancy, just touches of fall everywhere.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Wonderful time

What a beautiful week we've had, perfect 80's weather, the leaves are staring to turn yellow and the bushes in the mountains are turning red.
There is a time in October when the mountains look completely red, so beautiful.

 Hope you enjoyed these pictures of France in autumn.
Until next time.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall tour

Fall is officially here and one of the places that I love to decorate is my entrance aka "library"
The table where we sit to read books and do homework

Dear husband made this ladder shelf a long time ago, it used to be burgundy, but I started painting everything black, poor shelf.

Some of my silver plate items

Lots of patina on this tea set

I like this pair of guys

I like white pumpkins, but this is the only white I have.

This column needs a makeover badly

Niche by the front door

Yes, I have a mailbox inside the house, it's so french

I made this sign our of a fan blade

And last but not least, my scaredy cat.

I still have to finish decorating outside, will come back whith a tour of the living room, kitchen and front porch.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fancy witch's boots

Today I want to show you some altered bottles that sell very well for me, adorned with coffee stained muslin, old earrings...

these are wine bottles that I filled with some potpourri fragranced with orange and cranberry oil

Some sheet music and the graphics from The Graphics Fairy

More graphics inside and some wheat sprigs.  They have been good sellers, so probably I will be making more pretty soon.

Now on to my witchy side.... I love those fabric witch boots that you see all over in magazines and stores in the fall and Halloween season

I had to make my own, these are the first ever made by me (insert proud face right here) I made two.

I didn't want them too plain so.... here comes lace, what witch doesn't like lace....

....or crystals....

...fabric rosettes and jewelry?

I decided to call them fancy witch's boots

Are you working on any projects for Halloween yet?

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