Autumn color is popping up in the flower boxes, and on the walkways as you approach our house.
Changing gears a little bit, remember the oak shelf I got the day I got the little childrens desk from Goodwill? This is what I did with it. Painted it black, and hung it in Drew's room, which is now a guest room. At least until he comes home again, if he comes again.........
And the quilt rack I bought at the estate sale up in Big Bear a couple weeks ago, has also been painted black, and it is hung in the play room, with the quilt that my dear friend Jae made for me hanging on it. I love this quilt, and I love the use of black in a quilt. It really frames the work and makes it pop. Now I need to make curtains for this room. And one day, remove the paper and redo the walls that were damaged from repiping a few years ago. That paper was put up when this room was Drew's. The lower stripe was the same, but the border was antique flags. His room was all done in antique red, white and blue. When Erika came back home, and we needed to make this room an adults with a space for nursery, we quickly changed out the border to be neutral for her. Now, it needs to all go, but that is a job I don't want to think about right now. Maybe before the wedding sometime.
This is a room that sort of highlights our hobbies. Golf for Greg, and vacations we have taken and such. This is where Noah's little youth bed is, and where all of the grandkids toys are kept. A great catch all room for the telly, toys, WII and kids. That futon was up at the cabin that my family had in Big Bear and I have always loved it. It also makes a very comfy bed for overnight guests. This label was put on the back of the quilt that Jae made me for my birthday, and it is my very favorite part!!!!!
This is a Halloween quilt I made several years ago that is hanging in our entry way.
This was the very first quilt I ever made, 10 years ago. I knew nothing about quilting!!!! NOTHING. It isn't even bound really. And the blocks are terribly crooked. But I love the fall colors. And I hand quilted it!!!! It is on one of the wicker chairs on our porch.
I bought this oh so spooky pumpkin stand a few years ago at Albertson's. I love it with a real pumpkin on it, a cake, a tower of pumpkins, lots of things. It is a fun piece.
Front door baskets switched out for fall.
Oh, there's my kids............
Table in kitchen.
Hutch on back porch, getting dressed for fall.
I made this Halloween wreath many years ago. I still love the vibrant colors! Below is a Williraye lamp that I keep lit in the kitchen. And near it, extra specs.....I have them all over the house. HATE that I can't read a thing without them!
I bought this pumpkin dish about 20 years ago from a lady who lived near me that did pottery. I love the muted colors of this dish.
A monthy "button up" quilt for October.
Another little pumpkin wall hanging.
I found this painted rug in a shop in Big Bear about 20 years ago. Love it.
Another quilted runner I did many years ago for fall. This is on the coffee table in the family room. That little fabric basket sitting in the tray I made last year from one of the tutorials on another quilters blog. Fun.
I ordered these painted fall blocks from Kindra at http://3guysagirlandaprimplace.blogspot.com/
That is a Williraye pumpkin and crows sitting on top.
Lighting a dark corner in my family room is this little lamp my Mom gave me several years ago. And the cloche has been filled with apples for fall.
Fall leaves atop the french doors going out to patio and yard from family room.
Drew's room, all neat and tidy since he has moved out. That oval mirror was a gift to my Mom from my Dad one Christmas. She gave that to me when she moved, and I love it. Below is a photo of Gennifer when she was two years old, standing in front of this mirror in my Mom and Dad's bedroom, wearing a swim suit and putting on lipstick! I love these family treasures, and all of the memories that come with them.
This photo sits on a shelf in the bathroom. That is a very pregnant me in the background of this photo!! Erika came a couple days later. Pretty soon the real pumpkins and gourds will be out on the porch, and The Great Pumpkin will be lit up on the house. More photos then.
Happy Fall everyone! It is actually "coolish" here today!!!