Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Happy October!

WOW- here we are into another new month again already!
Just exactly where did October go?
Anyone have any idea?
If you find September let me know!
I am slowly but surely getting my house "Autumnified."
Today I had just time enough to get my front door in season!
My daughter who made my pretty silk pumpkin I shared in this post
also made this amazing felted wool sunflower doilie for me for my birthday one year.
I keep underneath this rustic metal pumpkin.


I really love to decorate for fall because
the colours match most of my decor perfectly
 - like this painted hallway table.
Can you spot my fine feathered friend tucked away hidden
in this floral arrangement?


A large 3 wick candle with a fresh fall fragrance
brings warm ambience to any room.
Sprucing them up with some raffia and silk fall flora
makes a nice centerpiece.



Here is Phase One of front door area.

(Phase Two is all about Halloween.)

I am joining Melissa over at
The Inspired Room for her fun fall linky party!


Each week has a theme and the first one on October 2 is

20 Little Things I Love About Fall

Here are mine:

1. The cooler temps with open windows to get all that fresh air!
2. Decorating the house up in Autumn splendor!
3.  Our annual anniversary cruise
4. Sunflowers.
5. Apples and all the awesome recipes with them (esp. apple crisp!)
6. My birthday and my youngest's birthday.  
7.  Our annual family pumpkin carving party.
8.  Tiny white pumpkins...my favvie fav!
9. Burning Tyler Homecoming, Yankee Harvest or White Barn Leaves candles!
10. The smell of firewood burning in the neighborhood.
11. Cream of pumpkin soup..
12. Cranberry white chocolate scones.
13. My favorite Autumn Leaves tea set.
14. Hosting my annual Thankful for Friends tea.
15. Wearing my favorite fuzzy pink slippers again.

16. Family gathering together to celebrate Thanksgiving.
17. Using fireplace with good friends, book, wine or music.
18. Neighbor kids back to school so cul-de-sac turns peaceful again.
19. Wearing my favorite Ugg boots.
20. Reading everyone's wonderful blog posts for fall inspiration!


Also linking to these fabulous parties:

Fabulous Fall Impromptu Linky Party

Cowgirl UP!

WOW Us Wednesday


  1. Beautiful front door decor! Great list. Cranberry white chocolate scones sound amazing! Happy Fall!

  2. Every thing is so pretty and fallish, love your entrance to your home! You are an inspiration, it won't take long for October to fly away!

  3. Love all your pretty fall decorations! Fall is my favorite time of the year!

  4. just gorgeous that is for sure!!! Thanks for sharing this inspiration.

  5. You've done a lovely job, Michele! Love that table. The colors are perfect for adding your Fall vignettes. That floral arrangement is really pretty. Great wreath, too. I just found one yesterday and added it to my front door. Still need to get a large mum for my urn by the front door. Next week we will probably get some pumpkins {with the granddaughter} so I'll add a few of those in, too.

  6. Hello Michele
    Autumn has come to your home and everything looks lovely. Our thanksgiving is so early this year, this coming weekend so I'll be baking and making the house smell good.

  7. Yes, I found him! Glad that you mentioned it because I missed him the first time. Your home looks so lovely. For years, I decorated in autumn colors because I love them so. I may be heading back to that now...

    Wonderful list and Cream of Pumpkin soup sounds so yummy right now.

  8. Your front door entrance is just beautiful. I love the architecture of the front too. You've reminded me that I need to get some mums for my front entrance too. Beautiful!

  9. Michele,

    Your fall decor is so pretty! I love it! You had me at the wreath!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day rock star!

  10. So lovely! Smell of firewood burning and cranberry white chocolate scones . . . perfect!

  11. Everything looks so pretty, Michele! Simple and elegant! Your wreath is wonderful (it reminds me I need a new one, mine died of old age!). I love your list...do you want to share your apple crisp recipe? It sounds delicious right now!


  12. Beautiful decor! I love your wreath. That daughter of yours is quite talented, isn't she?

    I so enjoyed your Fall list too!

  13. lovely collage! luv autumn ! and your list of 20 things... EnJoy!

  14. Michele, What a beautiful silk pumpkin! The color is so rich!
    Great list of fall loves... Happy Fall Anniversary

  15. Love your wreath and am jealous of your annual anniversary cruise! (:

  16. Looks like you're getting your house decked out for Fall just fine! The table in your entry way is very pretty. I can see why Fall decor works so well in your home.

  17. I just love your fall decor, Michele, and I especially love reading your list! (I'm a big list-maker, and I enjoy reading anyone else's lists too!) And I also wanted to say an extra thank-you for your kind and thoughtful comment about my shopping trips with my mom. YOUR mom obviously raised a wonderful child, and reading your sweet comment made me extra thankful for my own mom. God bless!

  18. What a wonderfully warm home you have, Michele! I love your autumn decor and the pretty things your daughter made. It was fun reading your 20 favorite things. Happy Anniversary this month, too.


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