Friday, October 16, 2009

Come on in…the Kitchen is WARM!

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Hello Dear Friends…. hope you all are well on this cold (Winter) night.

I know it is not Winter yet….but darn it feels like it!

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It has been so cold and rainy here all week.  I must say, I miss Fall.

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It is one of my favorite times to decorate.

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All of these are picture from my own kitchen.  This one is a very old pumpkin that my mom had when I was little…. somehow it survives….in this house it’s a wonder!

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This shelf is new…I just love it….Made by a friend….

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The perfect shade of green….

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Boo!  The girls love these little things around the house.

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I still remember many of our home’s decorations and my grandmothers things.

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I think it is important to celebrate the seasons and make your space welcoming.

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I have a “Charlie Brown” tree and wreath lit up on a buggy seat by the French doors.

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It is pretty when you come in my back door.

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The old coal stove has a spicy scented candle burning sweetly.  It is from hubbys grandfather’s home built in 1912.  It was used not too very long ago!

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As you can see, my kitchen is “Fall” all year, the colors are pumpkin, sage and creams.

The cabinets are a “Cider” stained oak….. I am still shopping for the perfect knobs three years after the house is finished…lol.

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And I love my plaid wallpaper and garden themed rug.  I only have paper on these two walls, but it is so pretty.  I am a wallpaper person I guess, and I love plaids.

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This is a high chair I got at a flea market for $15 this spring…what a deal.  It needs refinished on the tray, but for now it is character….lol.

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My husband’s friend is always telling me I need to Round-Up in here… there is things growing everywhere…  I have a ton of silk flowers and greenery.  It may be “out” but this decorator loves it.

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But not everything is fake….I got this cute little mum from work last week.

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And I just love the colors on this houseplant…it would be so lovely in a border!

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So here it is October 16th and the “tree count” has started…. I have the little 30 inch one in the kitchen….

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And two in the entry!


This area screams fall color all year round.  I love the rich reds and rusts in this paper.

You can see this area thru my front door and the lights on the tree just glow.

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But they are Fall Trees, not Christmas…yet!  You see I am a Christmas decorating nut….I have a 12 foot tree I put in the entry that reaches the top of the stairs.  You can see it thru the 2nd story windows.  The stairs wrap around it and it is HUGE!


This is not the best picture of it, I cannot get is all in one shot, this is just the top half!

Last year I put up 9 trees total….one (or more) in almost every room.

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But I just love the white lights on these cold gray days!  And I love to decorate too, the house seems really empty once I take everything down.  So I guess the season has begun…..  from outside to inside…nothing is ever simply done if I have anything to do with it.  But for now…. it is cold and rain. 


Weather like this  makes me want to snuggled in our warm house…. like Scooby here!


Have you ever seen such a sight…he is so spoiled.

I have been busy in the garden when I can be.  If the sun ever comes back out I will take some pics of new beds I have worked on lately.

Happy Fall Everyone…enjoy it if you can!



  1. GEEZ LOUISE!! Your home is so the fall colors and I also like plaid. I am going to add you to my bloglist, I can learn a thing or two from you...Scooby if precious!!

  2. Wow, I feel so inadequate! Your home looks amazing and I can't believe you have places to store all that in the off months! Very welcoming and pretty~

  3. Now you have me encouraged, I'll have to start looking for a skinny little tree to put in my entry and use it as a seasonal tree. Lovely fall decorations; I can't wait to see your Xmas offerings!

  4. Brooke, your kitchen is so warm and inviting! Lovely decor and heavenly scented...I especially love the old family coal stove! Season decorating has become less of a 'thing' for me as the kids grew older but I still go all out at xmas ;)

  5. Everything is so pretty! I love fall too! I don't have the funds or storage space to decorate things as I would like, but I do a few things to try and make things festive.

  6. Great fall decorations! Your kitchen is so warm and inviting. The colors are wonderful! I love the plaid paper too. Jean

  7. Brooke, you are so good! The decorations, the pictures, the dog, and the shelf made by a friend - I like it all! Have a great fall!

  8. Thank you for the tour through your cozy home.You have everything looking so pretty. I love your big tree by the stairs- that would be so welcoming both inside and out.
    I love to decorate for Christmas too!

  9. Your house is so beautiful inside and out! I love the autumn displays - so creative and very cozy. I can't wait to see all those Christmas trees. -Jackie

  10. Your house really has a welcoming fall look. I can almost smell the bread baking, the apple pie spice and all those other things that remind us of the coming season. You really are a creative country mum.


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