Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I recently purchased this chicken wire cloche' from my new
favorite antique/interiors shop....Queen of Hearts
in Alpharetta, GA.  

 It stands quite tall....about 18"

 This sweet bird is perched on top of a small nest...

And glittered grapes hang down the sides.....

 Inside you'll find a pumpkin atop a candlestick
and small succulents on a book bundle tied
with raffia.  In front is a gilded pear.

That's my fall cloche'....I hope you enjoyed it!


I took a stroll through Goodwill today, cuz you never know what you may find!
And this is what I found.....an interesting bird, maybe a pheasant?
Not sure, but I like it.  But I think he needs a little sumthin'-sumthin'.
Maybe some color?  I'm not sure.  He's made of ceramic.

I would love your ideas!


What do you think?             
I love your sweet comments!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

HaPpY  HaLLOwEeN !!!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate!

   Here is my Halloween mantel, all decked out with my favorite guys, Frank and Count.

                                                     This is Frank

                           and Count.   Aren't they ghastly?


                        Care to have some Witch's Brew
                           or some Goblin Grog?


                            And some happy jack-o-lanterns

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Head over to Kathys Cottage for this great Giveaway

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's the Simple Things.....

Ahhh, October. My favorite month of the year.  The beginning of fall, crisp cool air, my birthday and my eldest daughters birthday (on the same day).  So many things to enjoy and discover around my new home.  

I went for a walk this morning with my husband, and was noticing that some of the trees are beginning to change color.  So beautiful.  I picked up a few to scatter around the house, I will be gathering more.....

Don't you love the colors?
Yep, It's the simple things.....

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Fall has to be my favorite season to decorate for, second only to Christmas.  I love the colors in this garland.  The metal 'welcome' pumpkin has a candle inside, so in the evening it casts a warm glow.

                    My favorite little scarecrow holds a candle

 I have used these three jars in many different places, in the kitchen, tabletops, and now on the mantel.  I just added some height with the shiny twigs.  I think it adds a nice touch.

                                Lovin' how it looks....how about you?

I'm joining the linky party at The Lettered Cottage

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Autumnal Equinox

 Sept. 23, 2011


On the first day of fall—the autumnal equinox—day and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days after the autumnal equinox). The Sun crosses the celestial equator going southward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west.  

Here's the kitchen island decor.....


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Foyer With Fall Decor

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Today is International Peace DayIs the Middle East aware of this?

I love having family photos on the entry table for friends and family to see when they enter our home.  I added just a few fall touches.

I've had this bamboo console for many years and have used it as a buffet in the dining room as well as an entry/foyer table.

             The berry wreath was from Home Goods many years ago

 The bamboo accent lamp was from Kirkland's, at least 5 yrs. ago

Well, I hope you all enjoy my first post of the interior of our new home.
Have a great evening.



Monday, September 19, 2011

New Kid on the Blog !

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hey Y'all !

This is my first blog, so here goes.......

I am new to blogging, new to Georgia, and loving it!  My initial intention for this blog was to share my ideas and discoveries on decorating, redesigning, and repurposing..  But I think it will also reflect my new life here in Canton, GA.

My husband and youngest daughter(15) and I move here 2 /12 months ago after two+ years of wishing, dreaming and planning to move.  We came from Broward County Florida, and I had lived there for 41 years.  After visiting the Smokey Mountains some 25 years ago (or more)....I knew someday I would move to this part of the country.  Some place where there are four seasons, but not a heck-of-a-lot of snow.  My husband has lived in the Atlanta area before, and has wanted to return, so that was the natural progression of things.  With the addition of better work opportunities for him kind of sealed the deal.

So, here we are!  I also have a daughter in college, senior year, in Ft. Myers, FL.  She is coming for a visit in two weeks with her boyfriend....I can't wait!!

So.....here's some pictures of the new house, which I love, love love!!!!!

                            FRONT OF THE HOUSE
                                ain't it purdy

                     FRONT PORCH  (always wanted one of these)

       so many beautiful trees, bushes and plants I've never seen before

          TERRACED BACK YARD....complete with swing :)

So.......that's the view of the outside.  I will bring you inside soon.  I have finished my fall decorations, and have gotten some tablescape ideas from some of you.  So, I have to add a few finishing touches and take some pics.  In the meantime, I would love hear from you!  I have so much to learn about the world of blogging, and it doesn't help that I'm not too computer savvy.  But with a little help from my friends...that means YOU.....I will do just fine.

First question.......how do you get on a link party?