Fall Randomness

Wrapped these books with wrapping paper this morning!
So last week my husband had surgery.  If you remember, he broke his femur 5 years ago (a motorcycle accident) and his leg has given him nothing but trouble since.  He had it fixed last week so now his leg should be good as new again.  Anyway, this week I've been playing nurse, mom, decorator, business owner, taxi driver, choir banquet coordinator
and housekeeper and it has been a bit overwhelming. 
Painted my gold mirror "high gloss white" and moved it into my entry.
 However, this weekend I'm enjoying having all the windows open since the weather is getting cooler!  I have had a chance to do some tweaking around MY house for a change.  My husband's friend came to pick him up to get him out of the house a bit so I'm enjoying a little bit of "me" and quiet time.
I had a chance to paint this "random" painting.  Decided to paint over the previous one I did about 10 years ago using new, fresh colors.  I woke up early and couldn't sleep so I got my acrylic paints out and started creating.  I think it represents the "chaos" that life  deals out sometimes but life is still beautiful amidst the chaos.
Now hung in my entry way, it goes beautifully with my other décor.
We have been blessed to have had our friends from church bring us meals each night this past week which has been an incredible help to me since my hubby is the cook  in this family!  So grateful for good friends in my life that have cared for us so well during this time. 
  Last night some of our friends dropped by with warm cookies and milk from Tiff's Treats.  So delicious and thoughtful.  If you haven't tried Tiff's Treats, they are amazing and they deliver to your door!
I'm ready for fall and next on my list is to get out all my fall décor as well as my winter clothes and boots!  I love this time of year.    Turquoise and orange = yummy!
  My colors in my home always go so beautifully with my fall décor so it gets me excited each year when I start pulling them out.  I've put two mercury glass pumpkins on top of my new vintage china cabinet and they look so pretty!  I love the way they reflect the light!
Last years décor!  Remember the tip I gave about how  clear shoe polish works beautifully to get pumpkins shiny!  Just make sure you buff really well.
 Happy Saturday Ya'll
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Almighty Pumpkin Displays

I love seeing all the pumpkins out this time of year.  Some people are so incredibly creative.  Here are a few "pumpkin displays" that I thought were fantastic and inspiring for your fall decor.
Southern Living.com
Layering, layering, layering.
Love the wheelbarrow idea.
How cute is this?
Orange and yellow look so great together!
Outdoor urns and pots are a great way to create height when decorating with pumpkins outdoors.
Grouped together, all one color!

Pottery Barn
Stenciled pumpkins.
Wouldn't want to be close by if this thing fell!
Large, big and small!  Using an odd number of items usually works best.
There are so many different kinds of pumpkins.
What kind are you decorating with this fall? What color is your favorite to decorate with?

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Ruthie's 2012 Fall Decorating Favorites

Since it's the beginning of October, I thought I'd post a few of my fall favorite decorating ideas so far!
Wine glass jewelry.  Precious little pumpkins for your fall brunch or luncheon.  Find them here
Cute idea and adds color!
So clever, made out of mason jar lids!  here
Made with little yarn balls and acorn tops!  Found here
These are so adorable!  Made out of vintage chenille.  I remember I had a purple bedspread made out of this chenille! Found here
So cute for each place setting!
Wouldn't this be a cool idea with pumpkins underneath the glass instead of the flowers?  I'd be afraid the above might fall over at my dinner party.  Pumpkins might keep them from falling.
Glitter pumpkins.  Use painters tape to create the design and then spray adhesive to make the glitter stick :)
Chevron patterned pumpkins all all the rage this year.
Even for cookies!
Simple and absolutely beautiful!
Great idea so your tablecloth won't fly away!
Better Home & Garden rocked this wreath!
Check out these chocolate covered pretzels, dipped in sprinkles!  Brilliant and EASY!
Perfect for your address!
Great way to serve drinks!
Fall gift tags found here.
This is the table arrangement I made last year.  I really enjoyed the antlers and my shoe polished pumpkins.  Did you know you can use clear shoe polish to make them shine!  Makes them look like wax.
This was my centerpiece a couple years ago.  I placed a pumpkin in a large bowl and then placed a wreath around it.  Instant gorgeous!
Check out what Jennifer at "Dimples and Tangles" is doing for fall in her home here.  Love the feathers and pops of color!  You'll love it too!
My other blogger friend Jennifer, from The Magic Brush is doing amazing things with her pumpkins too.  Pop over to her blog and take a look at her talent!
Happy Fall Decorating Ya'll, I'm glad it's finally feeling like fall here in Texas!
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Scarecrow Attire

I'm pulling out all the fall decor today!  I decided that my scarecrow needed to be "GROOVY" this year! 
I had everyone in the thrift store excited as this scarecrow rode around in the cart while I selected her attire!  I turned lots of heads!
It's okay for a scarecrow to be a girl right?
Enjoy your weekend! 
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Real Simple Fall Touches

This year I'm going really light on my fall decor.  My month of October is really crazy this year since I'm going on a missions trip to Spain in a few weeks.  I'm taking on the philosophy of decorating "Real Simple" for fall.  It's hard for me, but I did it!
I placed my door wreath in a large bowl on my dining room table and then placed a wicker pumpkin on top of it!  It worked so I'm leaving it there!
It looks great against the green marbelized bowl!  Pops of orange and yellow makes me feel like fall is in the air even though we are still experiencing 90 degree weather here in Texas.  Come on fall, we are all decorated and ready for you!
I added a few gourds here and there.
Placed a wicker pumpkin on my Spanish chair!  Don't you love the purple fabric?
My really big pumpkin got placed on top of my column in my entry!  It's a "simple" statement and Ava my puppy loves it too!
I'm loving this!
An acorn or two here and there!  Everyone love these burnt orange moss balls!
A few touches outside to welcome guests and I'm done!  Even Aslan my Concrete Lion Statue is happy now that he has fall decor right underneath his nose.
I like "real simple" fall decor, it makes life easier but still looks great!
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