Thursday, September 17, 2009

Getting Ready for Fall

I have been decorating for Fall for the past few days. I made an easy little pumpkin topiary for the front door. I bought 3 pumpkins...small, medium and large.... I put the largest one at the bottom and drilled a hole into the top.... Then I ran a wooden dowel through it, and then drilled holes in the other 2 pumpkins so that they would stack on top.
I painted an "M" on the middle pumpkin. I hope that they don't rot before October. It has been so humid here, I don't think they will make it to Halloween. BUT if they do, I am going to turn them around and paint some bats and a spooky tree on them.
The front porch all decorated....you can see that it hasn't stopped raining...everything is so wet.
My 'Ol rusty cart is decorated.....
The doorway from the living area into the kitchen.....
I used some of the greenery left over from my brothers wedding to make a big arrangement for my fireplace....The fireplace and mantle all decorated....
This chest was my great-grandmothers. I have had it in the guest bedroom for a while. I moved it into the foyer, because it needed something there....
It also got overhauled for Fall!!!!
' Ol rusty cart again
The built in China cabinet
I haven't finished my table yet, so when I do I will get a picture of it as well.
I started my new job yesterday! I love it. However, someone hit my car yesterday while it was parked in the parking lot!!! We exchanged info, and everything is fine. It will be fixed soon.
I will be working for a local non-profit organization that works with the public school system here. I am helping with a training program for high school seniors that do not have enough credits to graduate. They will attend the program after school to acquire the credits they need, and be able to receive a diploma versus and GED. I will be working Monday - Thursday from 1pm-8pm. I will be helping with the creative end of things. I like the hours, it gives me the whole first part of my day to do whatever I need to do. I am excited about it. It is not a permanent job, only temporary, but it is great for the time being. It still gives me time to look for jobs in my field.
Hope ya'll are having a wonderful week. I hope to get around later to visit all of ya'll...I have missed ya'll!

24 comments:

Lou Cinda said...

This all looks gorgeous! I love the mantle and the arrangment you did there!

Don't you HATE all this rain??? Too MUCH!!

I am so glad you have found a job, even if it is temporary!! And who knows, it may morph into something bigger!

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda

Nezzy said...

Well, how simply cute is that pumpkin topiary? You are one clever girl. Your home looks ready for an autumn tour. Thanks for sharing and enjoy this day!!!

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Very creative indeed... at a glance, I thought these are Dutch Cheese Selection!!... haha. ~bangchik

ChrisC and JonJ said...

All your decorations are beautiful.I've been trying to get into the spirit of Autumn but it's difficult to do when it's rainy(finally our rainy season has started in Fl),hot and humid.I'm ready for a cool-front!

Ginger said...

The pumpkins look great! You'll have to let us know how long it lasts. I always keep pumpkins until they are slimy rotten, lol

Congrats on the job!!!!!

Susie said...

Congrats on the new job, that's wonderful! Your decorations look great. Love the pumpkin topiary.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Glad to hear that you found another job so quickly ---and that you like it. Sounds like an interesting job. You can use your creativity to help those teens bring out some of theirs.

Your decorations are gorgeous. I probably won't do anything 'til the first of October --since I leave my decorations up through Thanksgiving.

Hugs,
Betsy

Darla said...

Okay.......sisterhood of the crowns..love it...It is still raining here.......sigh......I am so lame about seasonal decorating........sigh......you will be a GREAT inspiration with your great personality to those kids........congrats on your job~~~~!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It looks great!! I'm going to get our fall decor out this weekend. I love the pumpkin topiary, great idea!
Your job sounds like it'll be fun and rewarding. Congrats!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic decor! Happy Fall! And yes, have a wonderful weekend too!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !! Great post..Unseen Rajasthan

Becca's Dirt said...

Love the topiary. Very creative. You definately have a gift of decorating DP. Everything looks so fallish.

Congrats on the new job. I am so glad that you like it. And sounds like you are going to make a difference in the lives of some teenagers.

RainGardener said...

You are so creative - what a cute idea. The whole house looks great!
Catherine is right, your job should be very rewarding.

Engineeredgarden said...

War Eagle!!!! I'm an Auburn fan, too! I was following the story of bilbo on matron's blog, and didn't realize that bilbo's place of origin is in my state! Yay! I have a similar idea with a little box I sent to a friend last October, and wanted to make sure you would be ok with it. The box was sent to a friend in Washington State, and spent the winter months in Arizona. Last week, it finally made its way back home, and I thought about doing something similar to what you have done. Would this be ok with you? Mine would be called "EG's little box". You can see the story here http://engineeredgarden.blogspot.com/2009/09/little-box-comes-home.html

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Girl I am loving your Fall decor around your home and on the blog. Your front door entry looks so pretty. I like the pumpkin topiary idea. May have to steal it ;-)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Jean said...

Hey girl, LOVE the front porch. We made a jack-o-lantern version of that a few years ago, but instead of 1 large pole in the middle, we used small skewers, so that the bottoms would still support a candle. Fun, but yours is much prettier! Happy to hear about the job...

Florida Sue said...

Beautiful Autumn decorations. I hope to see those pumpkins make it through, they look so nice. I am happy for you about your job. It is a very wonderful thing to do, even if it is only temporary.

Tootsie said...

first...you are a decorating fall diva!!! that whole situation with the fall everything looks just perfect! I love the topiary!
now...congrats on the job, but we will reserve the big party time for either when you move here (but we all know you are scared of the cold) or when you find that perfect design job!
(ya big chicken!) lol
one day I will wear you down, toughen you up...and move your creative self closer to me!
no...can't come there...scared of rats and snakes and you all have huge ugly spiders there too!)

Miss Daisy said...

I'm going to call you Martha Stewart! You've got a great eye, creative mind, and artistic hand!

Peggy said...

Congratulations on the new job!We do not decorate to the extent you do especially not for the seasons! Halloween will have some decorating done , I love the pumpkins! They look a little like the tumbling pots!

Dirt Princess said...

Hey guys....I am still here! I have been really busy! I LOVE my new job! It is great! I will tell ya'll all about it when I blog tomorrow. I am glad ya'll liked my decorations :-)

Kim and Victoria said...

I think you need to get to Idaho and do my fall decorating! You go girl! I LOVE fall and Halloween.

Jessica said...

I adore your pumpkin topiary~ I think I need one. :) Beautiful fall decor.

Have a great weekend!

J

Dave Morris said...

Great porch decorations! We encourage you to participate in our annual autumn porch decorating contest and would also love to have permission to use your porch photo on our website.

Please sign my guest book :)

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