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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Autumn Decorations


Many of you have featured some gorgeous Fall Decorations in and around your homes. SO--thought I would share ours with you. I truly don't decorate much ---but, as I told someone recently, we don't use a Halloween-only theme ---but choose to decorate with more of a Harvest theme (since we leave our decorations up until after Thanksgiving).

I will show you the inside decorations today --and the outside ones at another time. Above is our front door decoration... WELCOME to our home!!!! Below are more.




Here is a picture of our coffee table, decorated with leaves, pumpkins and candles.




We may not have any pets now, but we do have babies. Meet Penny and Patrick, our twin pumpkins... They are so well-behaved --and do a great job of protecting the fireplace during the Autumn season.




Here is one of the cute little linen placemats we have on our dining room table.




This is my quilted centerpiece on the dining room table. It can be used as a wall-hanging also--but I prefer to use it on the table.




Meet Mr. Gobble.... We 'caught' him last year while we were spending Thanksgiving in Kingsport, TN with good friend, Reida. Of course we had to have him stuffed. (Tee Hee) Mr. Gobble is definitely dressed for dinner ---and loves to sit on the quilted centerpiece on our dining room table.

Hope you enjoyed seeing our 'inside' decorations. We are still enjoying some gorgeous Autumn weather. We do, however, need some RAIN... But --there is none in sight. I guess we'll have to pull the hoses out again this week.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Hugs,

63 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Betsy, Everything looks so festive for the Autumn season. I especially love the "stuffed" turkey! Hope you have a great day.

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, you Autumn decorations are beautiful. I love Mr Gobble and the pretty door wreath.

Jane said...

Beautiful!

Jane

Elettra said...

Ciao Betsy,it's nice how you decorated your home, congratulations, I really like bunnies on the couch

A Brit in Tennessee said...

It looks like Fall around your place !
The decorations make it feel so welcoming and festive a celebration of the nesting season, and it's joyous bounty.
Love those twin babies...sweet ;)

Arkansas Patti said...

Gee, you make my one bunch of Indian corn look pitiful.
Love the twins and Mr. Gobble.
Looking good lady and you are right, it will work up till Christmas.

Bill S. said...

You out do yourself. Great decorations. But mostly I love your header. What a beautiful picture.

Catherine said...

What fun fall decorations Betsy! And next.... come the Christmas decorations! Whahoo!!!

Happy Day!
xo Catherine

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Good Morning dear friend,
After looking at your beautiful home,I'm ready for a cup of tea with you.
Oh well,I can dream,I guess.
Hugs,Ruth

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Your autumn decorations are so nice. I especially like Mr. Gobble.

We've had rain (and cool temperatures) for days now. We needed the rain, but it is time to turn off the faucet!

amelia said...

Love your decorations Betsy!! We don't 'do' decorations at all. Barely anything for Christmas either just a little tree. I've never been a decorating person.

We have all the outdoors for our pretties!! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!!!

Daisy said...

Wonderful decorations, Betsy! Mr. Gobble is especially cute. HA! Enjoy your day. :)

From the Kitchen said...

I LOVE that turkey with a necktie. He knows how to dress for dinner--unless he is dinner.

I'm working on inside decorations and have hung a fall wreath on the back door (where everyone enters the house).

Happy decorating!

Best,
Bonnie

diane said...

They are so sweet and great colours. We don't go in for decorating our homes except for Christmas.

Sharon said...

I don't do decorations either, with Jack and Jill and the DC, nothing is sacred and it would just add to the mess. Those adorable dolls would end up being rags with fiberfill all over the place! LOL!

nanny said...

I love your decorations.....especially the placemats...so pretty!

Susie said...

I love fall and all the wonderful decorations that go along with it.

Ya'll have a great day!

Auntie Bliss said...

You know which piece I like the best...the quilted one! Your home looks perfect for the best season :)
Did you see that snow up at Klingman's Dome on t.v.????! I'm ready!

NENSA MOON said...

Wooww... awesome decorations, Betsy!
We're in Indonesia never feel Autumn...coz we're a tropical country...
It's really wonderful to celebrate or decorations our home when the weather (Autumn) coming!!
And you have such amazing Autumn in your home...
Thanks so much for sharing with us here.

Hope you enjoy your wonderful Autumn, my friend!
hugs,
nensa

NENSA MOON said...

forget one... I love Mr. Gobble who has dressed up sitting on the quilted centerpiece waiting for an Autumn special dinner...haha... cool!!

KathyA said...

Well don't you all look autumnal! I'll have to get our stuff out this week. Trees so far have only a slight hint of color.

Sandra said...

the twins are adorable. very nice decorations. my mother would adore all of them. she did what you do, every holiday and season she put out different things. i inherited my dad's genes and put nothing out at all except my little tree for Christmas. but i do get to enjoy yours, and thanks

Dorothy said...

You are all decked out for the season! The twins are cute, but my favorite is the stuffed turkey!

Becca's Dirt said...

You have captured harvest time beautifully. Love your welcome sign and the turkey. I don't do the halloween either.

RH (aka Lucy) said...

I love October. It's my favorite month. The weather changes, the colors everywhere change, and the fun starts. Then January comes. Dudsville. :)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Just precious!!!

I understand how there is a longggggg time, when we can use Autumnal Decorations.

-I started with just Autumn stuff.

-Now I'm adding Halloween things.

-After Halloween, I'll put the Halloween decorations away.

-But still leave the original Autumn things out.

-And bring down some Thanksgiving things. :-)

Like everything else, we do our decorating, the way it fits for us! To each her/his own, is my motto, in everything. :-)

Gentle hugs...

Fred Alton said...

Your decorations are beautiful. They are consistent with nature, the best decorator of all.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your home is beautiful and festive!!!
I also decorate for the season as opposed to Halloween. But of course, we have SOME spooky stuff for the kiddos.
Love mr. gobble. Is he noisy???? :)

THE OLD GEEZER said...

My wife love this time of year. She love to put out seasonal decorations. Her very favorite time of the year is Christmas time. :-)

The Incredible Woody said...

I LOVE the pumpkin twins! Seems weird to me to see fall decorations when our weather hasn't changed one little bit:)

Harriet said...

Love your decorations! For many years I decorated the house with all the fall art work the kids made at school. That was fun!

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful decorations, Betsy.
I don't decorate too much but I do like your placemats. MB

Ginny said...

I absolutly LOVE your decorations, and I want them all!!! I must say that Penny and Patrick remind me of you and George wearing your matching T-shirts!! If I have to pick a favorite it would be the wonderful quilt or placemat.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I don't use a Halloween theme either Betsy I prefer my decorateing to be more for Fall and Thanksgiving. You have some lovely decorations.....Penny and Patrick are adorable. God Bless Trish

Tricia said...

You have some great Autumn decorations, Betsy! I like your variety of candles, too!!!
Thanks for passing the word on my 'Old Barns' to Rose, much appreciated! I had a nice turnout & they all sound like they're really going to enjoy the meme!

Thanks again

Lana said...

Dang! I am going to have to clean off the dining room table this weekend and dig out my mom's cute pumpkins so I can take a picture! I really need to be more of a decorator, but I think I need to be more of a housekeeper first! UGH! Cross your fingers that I find some motivation to clean!

Janie said...

I love the pumpkin/turkey/ autumn theme. Your house looks colorful and in tune with the time of year!
We had a nice rainfall yesterday and may get more the next couple of days. Maybe it will be contagious and move your way.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, What a lovely home! Well decorated for the season inside and out! Have a great day today!

Small City Scenes said...

regarding your comment on my blog. Yes we always called that a pitcher moon. If it is tilted up it is holding water. Well we are supposed to have rain on the weekend. we'll see.

Love the Autumn header. MB

Darla said...

How cozy and I know you must have a pumpkin spice candle burning somewhere!

Diane said...

Thanks for the peek inside your autumn house, Betsy. You have some very cute and cozy things for your decorating. Diane

NCmountainwoman said...

We go all out with fall decorations as well. Nice to see yours.

Rose said...

I did enjoy seeing your decorations...I love fall decorations...they are second only to Christmas.

Together We Save said...

You have beautiful fall decorations... I should really try and post some of mine.

Oh and it is homecoming week for the older girls I will be trying to post lots of pictures!

Kelly said...

...it is time to get those decorations out! I still haven't had time to get them up. Looks like you're ready for the season!!

Sunny said...

Hi Betsy,
I love all your fallish decorations. I must confess that I don't do a lot of 'seasonal' decor except for Christmas.
☼ Sunny
P.S. I have been having problems with leaving comments for reasons unknown to me; I will have to check into it because I have been posting them but they don't seem to show up. I hope this one does!

Linda said...

I love your fall header!! LOVE IT! I'm too lazy to decorate for fall but you're welcome to come and do it for me anytime....great taste you have.

Glenda said...

Your home looks so cozy and warm, and I love your decorations - especially Mr. Gobble! I just love the oranges, reds, and browns of fall!

Ramblingon said...

Mr. Gobble took my heart! I am also in Tennessee..near Knoxville. :-)

Karin said...

Love your pumpkin twins! You have such beautiful decorating ideas and have done a great job! I've got 2 small arrangements and that's it.

For over 20 yrs, by the time I always made sure our care centres and manors had lovely and fun decorations for each different season, in every public area, I had only very minimal desire to decorate our home! Now that there's no kids at home and no grands around to do it for, I'm simply decorated out! Oh, the fun memories! Someone else does that job now and I'm sooooooo happy!

We have Thanksgiving on Monday already - but ours isn't the 'big' family holiday that it is in the USA!

Blessings,
Karin

Pedaling said...

I think we're getting the rain you're wishing for here in Utah.
I really like Mr. Gobble.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Betsy!
I love the pumpkin pair on the couch and your Mr.turkey!

I feel like Scrouge this year as I have not decorated for Autumn as yet! I've also noticed that less houses have decorated for Halloween so far this year...maybe it is still early for that? The weather has been so unusually warm that I think many here are not yet in the mood.

LV said...

Besides a yard filled with beautiful flowers, you have a home equally as nice. Loved all your decorations. You will not see anything like this from me anymore. I quit that when I lost my husband.

misslynda said...

If I put those beautiful things on our dining room table, a couple of our cats would think we were making a bed for them!

Self Sagacity said...

You have a lot of cute decorations! I am dreading the decorations this year.

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carolina nana said...

What cute decorations and you reminded me I need to take pictures of mine and post for memories sake.The wind we are having is wreaking havoc on my outside ones.
Hope you don't get too much frost I notices on the news tonight you're area was under a freeze and frost warning.
Have a blessed tomorrow
Marilyn

~mel said...

LOVE the tour of your home and your fall decorations. The twins are adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

Ann said...

Did you make the quilt? Do you make one for each season?

The reflection of your coffee table is really beautiful.

SquirrelQueen said...

Aw, Penny and Patrick are just adorable and I really like the quilt behind them.

Your inside decorations look so festive and really set the mood for autumn.

We have a slight chance of rain for the weekend, maybe some will come your way soon.

HalfCrazy said...

Oh wow, that is your home? So nice too look at, so white and clean! White really does cheer up the surroundings, make the rooms seem really spacious and cheerful.

I love your autumn decorations!

Ruthi said...

love the decorations... you are so ready for autumn. I am so ready for pumpkin pies and thanksgiving diner.

Cheryl said...

I love Penny and Patrick..such cuties to have around. Your decorations are so tasteful and cheery.

Kay said...

I did miss this post when I was at my brother's last week. Thanks for the link so I could view it. How cute everything is. Now I have to go look at "Part 2".

Kay