…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Thursday, September 15, 2011


It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since I started blogging.  What a journey it has been!  When I began I had no idea what to expect, but it has been a blessed and fulfilling experience.  I have received so much encouragement, and made many friendships that I will cherish forever.  Thank you to all of my wonderful followers.  And welcome to my new followers – I look forward to getting to know you.

I haven’t been as active lately as I would like to be.  My surgery set me back a little more than I expected it to, and after doing what has to be done I just haven’t felt like spending much time on the computer.   When I’ve been able to I have visited my favorite blogs, but have not always left comments – I apologize and plan to do better as I continue to feel better.  I enjoy visiting with all of you and love for you to visit with me. 

Last week my DH got out my Fall decorations and moved the boxes around from room to room as I put things in place.  It took me several days – a little at a time – but by Saturday I had finally finished and we are enjoying Fall around our home.  Fall is definitely my favorite season – I love the rich, warm colors and the spicy scents.

I tried to keep it simple this year by just adding a touch here and there.  So here is what Fall looks like at our house.

Entry Way



Front Sitting Room

Side Table

Top of Cupboard

Coffee Table

Great Room

Drysink behind sofa

Coffee Table

Little bits of Fall tucked on a shelf here and there




I love this faux bittersweet – I have had it for years

Pillows I made last year

Kitchen and Dining Room

Stove Board

I made these salt dough pumpkins last year

Cubby on counter top

Hoosier Cabinet

Centerpiece on Dining table

Old chocolate box under Dining Room window

Hall Bathroom – Wash Stand



This may seem like a lot, but it really isn’t.  I only did a few touches here and there in the main rooms.  I hope you have enjoyed my indoor Fall tour.  We haven’t finished the outside yet, so I will share that in another post.  Just wish we had some Fall weather to go along with the décor. 

Wishing each of you a fabulous weekend!



Brenda said...

It all looks wonderful Sue!!


Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Anniversary Congratulations, Fall is a stunning time of year, your decor looks awesome.
Blessings, Love your blog

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Very nice Sue...Take care of yourself!

Carla said...

All of the displays look very nice! I especially love the pewter on the shelves with a little Fall tucked in!

Christine said...

It all looks wonderful! Congrats on your blog anniversary!
Best wishes

bettyj said...

Sue your fall is so classy! Should have had you do mine while you were here. I tried to see what I liked best, but couldn't pick one. It all looks so good. I hope you are feeling better soon. Not feeling well isn't any fun. Happy blogging anniversary.I am so glad you blog, or our paths may never have crossed. I do love all of your fall. It is so cozy. Wish we could snuggle in with our coffee and visit!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Happy Blogaversary! Thank you for sharing your Fall decorating pictures - I got some good ideas! Enjoy this beautiful time of year!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Pretty groupings Sue, my fave would by your dining table centerpiece~sparse, simple and subtle, very prim. Happy Anni, glad you decided to share with all of us:)

tamera-country at heart said...

Your decorating looks just perfect. Sometimes less is really more. I love the colors of fall and the cooler weather. We woke today with 40 degrees and it only reached 60 by this evening.
It is suppose to be 70 tomorrow and maybe a good day to decorate the front porch. Can't wait to see your outside decor.
Country at heart

BumbleBeeLane said...

Happy Blogversery! Love your little touches around the house.Hope you feel better soon! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Gayle said...

Your displays are so nice - I need to get started on mine soon. Thanks for all the pictures!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Happy Blog anniversary~
Beautiful displays~

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Sue,
How beautiful!!!!! So many gatherings and wonderful Fall touches.
I see a familiar wire tree there! Looks great.

I have a long tray with wax pears on it very similar to yours...isn't it pretty?


Angie Berry said...

You be sure and take it easy girl and don't over-do it! But I sure am glad you posted your fall decorating, hehe. Everything looks wonderful Sue! I especially love the white pumpkin touches. My favorite colors are fall colors so I don't own any white pumpkins but I think this will be the year to change that. I love your touches of bittersweet and berries everywhere, I do that too. My favorite displays of yours are the trenchers and other wooden pieces that you use... don't those fall colors really pop out against the beautiful patina of the wood? Love that so much!

Take it easy now. Sit back, relax, and enjoy all the fall beauty in your home~

earlene said...

Sue your Fall decor is great! I LOVE your large crock with the bittersweet in it.
Glad your feeling better.
Happy Fall

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Sue,
I am glad you were able to do some decorating, and very lovely, I might add!! Those little touches can make all the difference!
Sure hope you are feeling better soon and thanks so much for sharing!!
Blessings to you~~