Sunday, October 6, 2013

Autumn Blessings.....

I finally did it...:) 
I finally had my hubby and son drag all my fall decor out of the shed so I could decorate for my favorite season of the year! I love the warm colors of fall decor and I had fun decorating with my white pitcher and milk glass vase collections this year. I have little touches spread around the house and am enjoying looking at it even if I do still have the air conditioner running because it is still hot here in Florida!
 Here is my buffet and the shelf above. You may remember the shelf from this post. I love the fall colors with the jade color of the pretty!


This is my favorite pumpkin. I bought it at Target years ago. It is glass...even the stem.

One of my little fall bears I have had for years.

And another one...:)

Here is the top of my entertainment center in the living room. I just moved a basket of green ivy, added the gold metal pumpkin and fall leaf garland and called it done.

I had forgotten about this pretty wreath I got on clearance a couple years ago at Wal Mart. Better Homes & Gardens.....normally $20 or $25 and I got it for $2!

A couple touches of fall on my little round table in the living room.

One of my two fall pillows I got on clearance from the Dollar General for a couple bucks a couple years ago.

An end table in the living room holds some fall flowers and my walnut candy dish with the little squirrel on top.

An apothecary jar in the kitchen holds some pine cones, acorns, and a gourd.

A small corner shelf in the kitchen holds more touches of fall.

I love this small bell shaped cloche.

A glittered pumpkin rests inside my aqua & white, vintage Buffalo cup and saucer. I love the aqua and orange together.

This small table houses our phone chargers, keys, and such. I added some pumpkins in the glass pedestal bowl and a sprig of blingy fall twigs in my vintage Pepsi bottle. 

My favorite project of the year and also my first ever tag project is this sweet banner. I had the little hand stenciled leaf prints that I thrifted earlier this year. The tags were made by hot gluing pieces of grapevine to form the letters. It was time consuming, but well worth it. I love it...:)

I moved the cone from the door to the china cabinet since I found my big wreath for the door.

Here's a close-up of one of the tags. I have wild grapevine growing everywhere in the woods bordering my yard. It is very flexible when you first cut it and very easy to work with.

Here are the stenciled leaf prints up close. They are stenciled on a flocked tag board. They were in a frame and I had forgotten about them. I was looking in my craft room closet Friday night for something for another project and spotted them. I was trying to decide how to use them in my fall decor when inspiration struck to make a banner! The banner cost absolutely nothing to make since I had everything I needed on hand...:)

I also used some grapevine to make some napkin rings. My mother in law bought me the prettiest plates today when we were at TJ Maxx for my upcoming anniversary and I didn't have any napkin rings that went with them, so I made my own.

Here are the beautiful plates! I fell in love with them the instant I saw them. I went ahead and bought the bowls to match. The colors in the plates are simply gorgeous and I love the square shape!

Here are the napkin rings. I needed something simple. 

I have some beautiful fall place mats, but I felt they took away from the plates so I went wit these. I am in the market for something different though since I am not loving these with the plates. They will do for now though...:)

Not the best photo but here is the whole table. I went for the less is more look here...:)

What do you think?

I love the little acorn shaped top on the tureen.

I am so happy to finally be feeling better. I missed a day and a half of work earlier in the week and ended up going to the doctor. I had a sinus infection and seriously don't remember ever feeling any worse. I am finally feeling better though and have been very productive this weekend. I am off to type my lesson plans for the week now so I can feel accomplished and ready for the work week. I love to be prepared before the week begins! Looking forward to having two early release days this week as well as the Homecoming parade Friday, then I'm going to Tallahassee to spend the weekend with my beautiful daughter, Miranda. I love our girl time together...:) So many autumn blessings to be thankful for. I will definitely be posting a couple times this week since I have some special blessings to share. I pray each of you have a beautiful week.
I leave you with this.....a little hello from Sadie. She's growing so fast. She is the sweetest little thing and is so happy to see me when I get home from work every day.
 I love her so much...:)


  1. I love all of your fall décor! That banner is great and so creative. The new dishes....let's just say that I am coveting over here!

  2. You have been busy, busy! I especially love the touches of turquoise with the orange. Your tags with the vine letters are A+ work indeed. Always love a photo of Sadie. Enjoy your week! Thank you for the blessings.

  3. Hi, I love all the decorations & the wonderful banner you made is so pretty & creative of you! I love the fall table setting too! I'm glad you are feeling better. Have a good week.
    Julie from

  4. So glad you are feeling better Vickie! I know you have a special celebration this month and you want to feel great :)

    Love the fall decorations...we Floridians have to do what we can to 'make' our seasons change. You do a wonderful job!

  5. Vicky I love all your Fall decor! Everything looks great. I think those dishes are so pretty and maybe a green placemat would look good. Glad you are feeling better and hoping you have a great week!

  6. Your fall decor looks lovely and I especially love the way the autumn colour look on your painted shelves.
    There's nothing like pets waiting for you after work everyday. I have three cats waiting for me every evening and it makes me smile when I drive the car in the garden.

  7. Hello sweet Vicky! Your Fall decor couldn't get an more charming! Each Fall item in your home is so pretty, friend, and you have a special way of making everything look wonderful and inviting. I love your napkin ring holders - how clever!

    I am very thankful to hear you are feeling better and I pray you are completely recovered. Have a blessed week! Love and hugs!

  8. You certainly know how to decorate for Autumn! Just gorgeous Vicky. Your décor makes everything look so cosy and warm, even though you have high temperatures, but it makes it more bearable doesn't it. Sadie is looking adorable!! Take care my lovely. xx

  9. Everything looks so pretty! Love your dishes and those sweet grapevine napkin rings. Your banner is awesome!

  10. Looks so great Vicky!
    So glad you are feeling better, sinus infections are yuck!
    My daughter's school has their Homecoming this week as well.
    Have a great week!


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