Although the temperatures have yet to feel like fall around here, I have put a few things out to get us in the mood for autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.
My brother, Mr. Connor, was concerned that I could not find my salt and pepper shakers (still haven't) and sent a surprise package in the mail.
Those who shop in the South will recognize these Pilgrim shakers that are Publix originals. I never had any of my own and Mr. Connor was thoughtful enough to send me the ones in his house to replace my missing shakers and to give me a taste of home. Or as he put it, "now you will always have something on your table from Publix". Thanks Richard!
They inspired me to hunt for my ceramic pumpkin that is an autumn staple in the Boston household and I think they are the perfect compliment, standing in front of it, welcoming those who walk through our front door.
And, I finally changed the chalkboard to welcome a new month! Need to practice my chalkboard writing skills a little more - perhaps by November my chalkmanship will have improved.
The newest and cutest addition to the beginnings of my fall deocating is a pumpkin banner that I ordered from a very dear blog friend.
She has a great little Etsy shop where she sells many different items including her crocheted pieces.
She had done one that was apples and oranges and I asked her if she could do a pumpkin one.
She rustled this up in no time
and I moved it from place to place in the house,
but like it best on my green hutch with all my "treasures".
The happy orange pumpkins are a lovely burst of contrast color against the rest of the hutch.
I visit Pat's Blog, Corn in My Coffeepot ,everytime she has a new post up. (One of her best posts was how she came up with the name for her blog!)
She has so many great ideas as she and her husband tackle the challenges of living a frugal life, quite nicely, on their Texas farm. Her ingenuity and wit keep her readers interested, entertained and I always learn something new reading her blog.
When I asked Pat if she would mind if I featured her pumpkins on one of my posts, she immediately said, "oh yes!" and offered my readers a 10% discount if they saw something they liked from her Etsy shop.
Thanks Pat and Richard, for getting my motor started for fall decorating!
Anyone wanting to look at the goodies at Pat's Estsy shop, click here: 9th and Denver. Or check out her blog and enter her shop from there.
I may have to get that candy corn banner too, that's new! .
If you can't resist one of her treasures simply type FALLSAVINGS12 in the promocode area and you will receive "The Boston Lady" 10% Discount.
My. my, aren't I getting a swelled head naming it after myself.
Have a great week!