Health report: knee issues are much better. Blood pressure sky high. On an anti-inflammatory diet and using Visalus as a protein booster. (I have lost 5 big ones!)
To more important things:
I made a bet with my Facebook friends that I could push Autumn a little closer if I bit the bullet and began my decorating a little early. I usually decorate for fall in stages...September: leaves...October: add pumpkins to the mix...November: turkeys strut all over the house in the midst of leaves and pumpkins!
It was so darn hot Saturday that I had to put the decorating off until today.
I added colored leaves to my usual centerpiece. I had bought the pumpkin scented candles last year when Bath and Body works had them on sale. They smell so "fallish".
The bittersweet vine doesn't show up in the above picture very well, but it's woven around the light fixture.
I love Bittersweet...I wish we had it in abundance in the South...
Remember my great Pottery Barn find? I walked in the store, just to drool, and this iron and burlap basket was on sale!! I filled it with cloth pumpkins, wheat sheaves, and leaves. I know, I sort of got off the beaten path and threw in the pumpkins too early...couldn't help myself.
I made the pumpkins from an old Vogue pattern years ago. There's a prettier large one under all the others, but it's holding everybody else up.
The cascading acorns are actually bells that go on the back door, but the Hubster doesn't like the jingling noise whenever he opens the door...so I found a more suitable place to hang them.
Iron and glass tray contents are changed frequently...this is a corn husk doll I found at a garage sale years ago. The lady had one for every month!! I bought Misses October and December.
The details on both are beautiful.
My small buffet holds my McCarty squirrel and the berry wreath that will eventually surround my pottery turkey on the dining table in November!
The squirrels at my house have just about gotten the best of me this summer. When we had dogs they didn't so much a shake a bushy tail in my direction. They are so bold now and just make a big mess everywhere! I like the pottery ones though, no mess, no bother!
I usually have this container filled with green Granny Smith's but I couldn't resist exchanging them for the two green ceramic pumpkins I found.
Please, don't tell me I'm rushing it...it has been so very hot, humid and dry in the South this summer. School has been in session for two weeks, football games began last Friday and I AM READY FOR SOME NIP IN THE AIR!! Bring on the Candy Corn Mix!!!!!
I hope tomorrow the temperature drops 40 degrees. If it doesn't, it isn't my fault.