Tuesday, November 9, 2010

BEAUTIFUL DAYS~~

Yesterday was a beautiful day to get outside. The temperatures have been in the high 60's, which is strange because last week we were wearing winter coats and mittens. Go figure. I realized that I hadn't taken any outdoor pictures of my fall decor and I thought I'd share a little with you. I didn't do as much as I usually do because I wasn't up at the lake as much to buy the usual straw, pumpkins, gourds and other fun stuff. Having to pay Chicago prices, I kept it at a minimum.
I also heard about an end of season sale at Kohls recently and coupled with a trip to CVS, I found some great fall items to stock up on for next year; place mats, runners, napkins and candles. I couldn't even look in the Christmas aisles.
I like to leave my fall things out until the weekend after Thanksgiving...
...especially outdoors. The squirrels didn't get these pumpkins because Milo is usually standing guard in the window.

We have missed a few weekends at the lake but I still want to get up there soon to see how the leaves have changed, to feel the acorns crunching under my feet. I want to have a bonfire and roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Once December comes, we will be too busy to go. Has anyone started their Christmas shopping yet?
My mums are still going strong. I think the key is lots of water. I give them a good drink every other day.

How does everyone like having shorter days since we turned the clocks back? I like when it starts to get dark out about 4:30...it's sort of a down time. The Husband doesn't usually get home from work until about 7:00 p.m., so I have a little stretch of time before I have to start dinner. I like to read or watch television of see what all of you are up to during that time. I'm planning my Thanksgiving menu, which rarely changes from year to year, and trying to come up with dessert ideas that I can make and freeze. This year dessert is at my house and although everyone makes something, I try to make at least a pie, cookies and a cake or tart {yes, this coming from the girl who doesn't like to bake}. Which brings me to a correction I want to make from my last post. The little cakelet pan was a big hit with so many of you but I mistakenly said that I bought it at Sur La Table when I actually ordered it from Williams-Sonoma. You can find it under New Bakeware. I'm glad so many of you liked it and would love to see some of your creations.

So that is all that is really going on with me. Just enjoying these beautiful days and hoping you are too. I'm linking again with Courtney of French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Fridays. Have a good week! :-)

107 comments:

April said...

Hi Jane!
Your fall decor looks so pretty...I'd definitely leave it up for awhile. With our house STILL on the market, it's hard for me to find the motivation to do much holiday decorating. Of course, I will definitely be in the swing by Christmastime...my fav. holiday of the year!

As for the time change, I'm not liking it too much. I'm waking up every morning now around 5:30 AM. UGH! Have a good one!

chickie said...

I feel for you.I know the cold and the darkness that sets in early.I lived a few hrs ago from Chicago.Now moved.Enjoy your fall decor just for a bit.My girlfriend who I write about in my blog wants to put up Christmas things up.The anticipation.
Keep Warm ...Chickie

Tammy said...

It's almost 80 degrees here so I'm with you. I can't even look at Christmas decorations yet. Fall seems so fleeting anyway. I love the pumpkins all lined up on the window! All of your fall decor is lovely!
I prefer they just leave the time alone. With kids, it's too much adjusting. Monday was great because they woke up early. But today they were all worn out.

Charlene said...

Jane,
I'm soooooooooo with you on leaving the fall decor up until at least Thanksgiving dinner is over. It just doesn't seem right to have the Christmas decor up while you are celebrating with the Pilgrims!!!! And this is our year to do Christmas here so that means a HUGE PUSH to get it all decorated. After hurting my back again last week (blew out that pesky weak disc again) I'm thinking of hiring someone to help me get all the magic of Christmas done. Your Mums are still beautiful. MINE TOO! I love your photos of the lake! I know you love going there too. And those cookies you showed in the last post are adorable!!! I too am suffering (but, not being very good at times) with the "stay away from sweets". THAT'S NO FUN! I hate the time change. I seem to run out of day before I'm ready. Have a great week. HUGS!
Charlene

Petit Coterie said...

The photos of your Fall decorations are so beautiful I can't wait to see what's in store for Christmas!

xx,
Michelle

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
This beautiful fall weather makes us want to get outside and do something wonderful around the house. Like put out pretty mums like yours and decorate for the season.

Keep enjoying and have a beautiful week.

hugs
Sissie

Sherry said...

Hi Jane,
Your little white picket fence planter is really neat! Your mums and their planters are gorgeous. Very nice fall decor. It is always nice to visit you.
Sherry

Janie's World said...

Enjoy your fall decorations as long as they lasts...at least until Thanksgiving weekend when you will have to change it to Christmas! They look beautiful.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your fall decor is wonderful! I keep mine up until the day after Thanksgiving too. The weekend after Thanksgiving is usually when we go cut down a tree and start decorating for Christmas.
Hugs,
Penny

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

cute pics! - and isn't great when the warmer days come around again!!!

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Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Hi Jane, we have had warm weather here in SW Iowa too. Apparently it is scheduled to end tonight. I guess it is November. Your outdoor decor is really nice. I am lucky to get my indoor decor up, so I don't even attempt the outside stuff. Maybe when I retire and have a little more time on my hands.

Sailing Simply said...

Very cute autumn decor! I love your new fall ladie figurines. I almost stopped at Kohls on my errands yesterday but was trying purposely not too. LOL! I do like it getting darker earlier too, especially when it's cooler outside. That means more snuggle time indoors!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

jane i also leave fall decor until after Tday, its just not right to rush into Xmas before then. Looking forward to sharing our seasonal decor with each other.

Deb said...

Hi Jane
We are going through a warm spell too (last week they were talking flurries) :-)Since we've already celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada it's all about Christmas now & I've been going through the storage cupboard bringing up bits and pieces here and there...my favourite holiday.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Jane, we are having goofy weather down south, too. Very cooold several days, and then temps in the 70's - go figure! Pretty decorations and flowers. I loved the cookie post you did. Linda

Kelli said...

Love your fall stuff! :) Lucky you on the finds at Kohl's. I LOVE Kohl's.

I adore the time change. :) Always have. Nothing like candlelight and lamps in the evening to make the house all cozy and warm. I think it is relaxing. :) The Hubster hates the change because when he leaves for work it's dark and when he returns home it's dark.

Designs on 47th Street said...

What a comforting post! I enjoyed reading about your down time and to hear what's going on with you. Those mums are still so pretty! We have had a beautiful fall here too. Normally we have the same TG menu as well. That seems to be how all the family prefers it!

Donna

Painter's Place said...

Everything outside looks just wonderful! You have a great eye for decorating inside and out. I love the items you bought at Kohl's. I'll have to check it out.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful fall decor Miss Jane! Seeing everything manicured and lovely reminds me I need to go rake!

Bah!

Wanna come help me? I'll make some cocoa and we'll have yummy frosted cake.

I'll expecting you at 3:00pm sharp! :)

xoRebecca

Chrissy said...

Hey you....love your fall decor,I would like to leave mine up too but our Thanksgiving is long since past....so now it on to Christmas(YAY)as for the time change...I hate it,it just seems to screw me up everytime!!! Thanks for always coming by and leaving me such sweet notes! x0

Kat said...

It was quite chilly (well, for us!) last week, but today was perfect - sunny and 80 degrees. I do not like the shorter days at all, I am a sunshine gal through and through. Although I'll admit that I do like driving to work in something other than pitch black! Love all of your fall decor. Your mums are beautiful. Hope that you get to the lake soon, I think this would be a beautiful time to visit. And if want acorns, I can send you BUSHELS:) Kat

Theresa said...

Hi there Dear Friend! I love your Fall decorations, less is more to me! I didn't get all of mine out because I wanted things a little simpler :) I leave my Fall decor up until the day after Thanksgiving! Then, GIRL, it is Christmas time at Ganky's!

Have a blessed day and thanks for always stopping by for a visit! HUGS!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Blondie
You made some very pretty finds. I love the fall fairy/angel. I love that kind of thing. It's a little warmer here than last week, too. We get cold fronts that move in and out. Freezing and warming us all through winter. I'm just glad it's no longer summer!!!
Patricia :o)
Ps: How do you find time to do so much!! You're amazing.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Your fall decor is so nice Jane! I'm with you, about enjoying Fall! Not ready to even think about Christmas yet!
I like the time change too, For some reason I seem to have a hard time cooking dinner until after dark! Now I get over with sooner, relax and get to bed earlier too!

Have a nice week!
Hugs, Sherri:)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Jane, your Autumn decorations are so pretty, I love those little Autumn ladies... and your pumpkins look cute lined up on your window ledge... Lucky you having warm weather! We had over 2 inches of snow today, yuck! It's nice you get some down time to relax and read or watch tv or other things you like to do before you fix dinner... like you, I like to leave my Autumn decorations up until after Thanksgiving... sounds like you got some good deals at Kohls too!... always love your posts, I feel just like I am sitting there with you and we are chatting about what we've been doing... xoxo Julie Marie

Jeanne said...

Hi Jane

It all looks so lovely and it sounds like you are enjoying your time to create and plan. I love the ideas that you are putting your Thanksgiving menu together. You organized thing you!!

Jeanne xx

Daydream Living said...

Hi Jane,
You can bake? I've missed that somewhere...I wish I had more cooking or baking genes, it just isn't in me... And thanks for your comment today, I think if we would meet we would talk for a long time! Enjoy these fall days,
Maureen x

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
I am loving this weather! We were in the mid 60's today, just beautiful!
I love all of your new decor, the mums are fabulous! Mine died after our first hard frost.
I have not started shopping yet, but I should soon. I feel kind of stressed right now with helping Katie and my job. I am so looking forward to Lake Geneva!
Hugs Friend,
Cindy

Kim said...

Hey Jane!! I love your Fall decor. It's hard to believe the things you can find at drug stores these days isn't it? I hope you get a chance to get back to the lake house soon. I haven't started my shopping yet. I'll probably be doing a lot of internet shopping this year. I love daylight savings this time of year. Especially when it gets cold in the evenings. Just seems right to have to stay indoors. Have a great week!
xoxo,
Kim

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

I'm so excited for the holidays and William-Sonoma sure does know how to do it right. That cakelet pan is to die for. I have been eyeballing their cookie, and cupcake cake pans myself. I found similar ones at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for half the price : )

White and Rust said...

Great fall decor, and your mums are so pretty!! It's cooling off here in Phoenix, AZ, it's DOWN to 65 degrees today! Heidi

Donna said...

Jane, we get your weather a day or two later so am looking forward to 60*s! My parents used to live in Westmont and I loved to visit. You live in a fun place! Love your little pumpkin ladies...cute! I love too the cozy feeling as the sunsets earlier. It's certainly a preparation for winter. Put on PJ's and robe by 6! lol You plans for dessert sound great ...have a wonderful time!!

Donna said...

Jane, we get your weather a day or two later so am looking forward to 60*s! My parents used to live in Westmont and I loved to visit. You live in a fun place! Love your little pumpkin ladies...cute! I love too the cozy feeling as the sunsets earlier. It's certainly a preparation for winter. Put on PJ's and robe by 6! lol You plans for dessert sound great ...have a wonderful time!!

La said...

Hi Jane!

I'm so glad you are enjoying this Indian Summer. It has been in the 60's here in Ohio this week too. They say we will hit 70 by Friday.

I'm not fond of the shorter days. It is dark when I go to work and it is almost dark when I come home.

I have a few things bought for Christmas, but not as much as usual and that makes me a little uneasy.

Enjoy the rest of your week! La

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Jane, hope your weather holds steady. It was 72 degrees here today and I managed a two mile walk. Love that green gourd. I am as Christmas ready as I am going to be except for our daughter. She will pick her gifts. We buy very few things. I will bake some gifts for neighbors and friends but I sample it all so I walk the miles!

Lori said...

Our weather has been crazy too ~ freezing cold one day and very warm the next ~ no wonder I am having a hard time shaking this cold. I started my Christmas shopping last night and I am racking my brain trying to come up with some ideas for my recipients. My body likes this time change better than in the spring ~ I try to get to bed a little earlier though for at least the first week. Have a good one Janie! xo

Deserae said...

Your house looks so beautiful decked out for fall! Love the little pumpkins lined up on the window sill...very cute!
~Des

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Jane! I agree! Your decor outside looks so festive and pretty. It has been nice here...chilly but nice. I've enjoyed the fall feel around here with pumpkins, chilly weather and hot apple cider....yummmmy
We have a lot of people coming for Thanksgiving so we will leave our decor up too till afterwards.
No sneaking a tree or two in the house till after the company leaves! Hahahaha.
Blessings sweet friend.
Debbie

Crystal said...

Hi Jane,
I just stopped by to catch up on your blog, you sure have been busy. Your fall decor looks just lovely and those sugar cookies in your last post look scrumptious :) The bathroom makeover looks just divine in all white.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Hope to stop back soon.
Crystal

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Jane...I know the weather seems crazy! I think it is just transitioning to winter and doesn't want to give up..lol. I leave my outside fall decor up too until after Thanksgiving. I just can't get into Christmas that weekend. Cute finds at Kohls, etc!~Hugs, Patti

June said...

Hi Jane,
I love all your beautiful decor for Fall. I wasn't able to do much Autumn decor so I think I will sit here and enjoy yours for awhile.

I am enjoying the time change right now. I always think, if it's going to be cold outside, I may as well light the fire and turn on all the lamps in the house and sit back and relax.
My husnand is on the night shift right now. So I watch a lot of movies in the evenings.
hugs to you...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, love your fall touches at your house. We had a chilly snap, but it was gorgeous today. In the 70's and perfect weather. I was outside in a t-shirt, snapping photographs for a blog post and loving the weather.

I have started on my Christmas shopping, but I haven't done much and have SO far to go. I know pretty much what I need to get so I will start on it soon.

That lake bonfire sounds fun. Wish I could be there with you.

Sending you warm hugs across the miles...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Betsy said...

Lovely..and very festive! We're having that flip flop weather, too...after winter coats last week!

My Grama's Soul said...

Hello Jane....It does look as tho you are feathering your nest......I have never really decorated for autumn as every season here is the same....I love seeing the change of seasons you are sharing with us....just beautiful.

Xo

Jo

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, I stopped by for a visit and I am glad that I did. I enjoy reading your blog so very much. I love the fall of the year and we had so many more oranges, reds, and yellows this year. Some of the trees still haven't turned. I love to travel in the fall of the year. We had our first hard freeze so it should help the allergies some. We have had cool weather in the morning and we got to 75 this afternoon. Crazy weather. I enjoy shopping at Kohl's and you can find a lot of bargains. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thanks for the sweet comment Jane ((hugs)) Your pictures make me want to keep fall here forever :)

Jennifer | Sweet Simplicity said...

Hi Jane, that's perfect weather. I really like your window front with the pumpkins and the flower ladies are so pretty. Over here we are gearing up for colder weather, I have a baby shower to attend and some other social stuff going on. My kids are so little that my evenings are still about geting them off to bed so I can finally break for the day.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

We had record cold last week and today it was sunny and at least 70 degrees! Glad to hear you are having a few days of good weather too!As far as Christmas goes, I don't put up decorations until Dec 1 and take them down just before New Years. Dec. 25th used to be the first day of Christmas, not the last!

Deanna said...

Janie,
everything looks so beautiful. I love the pots of mums. I should get some for my front yard. They really catch me eye when I come home from work and spot them on my neighbors lawns.

I do like that it gets dark earlier but that does put a damper on late shopping as I do not like to drive at night. Lately the husband and I have been sitting out in the back chatting away about our day and just holding hands. It's a nice down time for us and usually right after we are ready for bed. It's so nice just to be away from the laptop and television for a spell.

Deanna :D

Blooming Rose Musings said...

We have been having crazy weather in Southern California too. Last Thurs and Fri it was hovering around 100 and by Sat. afternoon it had dropped 38 degrees. Guess the weather just can't make up its mind. Glad your tornado winds have ended.
Your autumn decor is wonderful. I am so impressed that you are already planning ahead to Christmas. I've only started thinking about Thanksgiving in the last couple of days.
Always so happy to read your blog!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

All of your fall decorating looks so pretty. Your mums look nice, mine are starting to look a little tired. The weather here, in Minnesota, has been wonderful lately. Today it was 66 degrees...Yay! I think change is on the way though :(

All That Glitters said...

Your fall decor is gorgeous!!! I killed my mums this year. Oops!!! Not enough water for sure!!!

Stay sweet!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi there dear,

Love all the happy autumn touches. Stretch it out as long as you can! And send Milo my way. Those squirrels.

Love,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Pondside said...

Those beautiful sunny days are a treat, aren't they? Your Thanksgiving dinner sounds like it will be fun!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Jane,

I like the shorter days. Weird, I know...but there's something so cosy about sitting inside when it's dark outside. I like having the fire on and cosying up in the warmth.

Sarahx

Pat said...

Beautiful Fall things, Jane.

I am trying to get used to early dark. It's caught me off guard a time or two this week, but I love this time of year so I don't mind.:-)

xinex said...

Your fall decor is beautiful Jane. Your mums are gorgeous, I cannot keep mine blooming, they dry up...Christine

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Arent you smart - buying for next fall! :=)

Jane said...

We've been having beautiful days here too. Hard to believe it's almost the middle of November! I'm going to enjoy them before the inevitable winter cold blows in!!
Your autumn decorations look wonderful. I packed mine away and am starting to think of Christmas decorating....no shopping yet but some ideas floating around in my head.
Have a great day.
Jane

Jane said...

Love all your frugal fall finds. Glad to hear you're enjoying some mild weather, too.

It's still cold up here in New England, and I'm already planning my Christmas decorations and looking around for bargains.

Jane
frugalfineliving.com

Rebecca said...

Hi Jane
Isn't this weather something? Loving it, supposed to be in the 70s again! It energizes me just like the bunny :) So started on my attic project... finally making a space just for me up in the stars...
I know you said you love the time change... I hate it! I feel like I want to go to bed at 8! I love it when I can go 'til 10 and I can't for some weird reason when it gets dark so early!
Blessings today...enjoy!
Rebecca

AshTreeCottage said...

I love the fall decor you purchased from Kohls. It's cold and gray here in Boise this morning. After the time change, I just want to be cozy and warm at home. It's dark so early now, but I love nesting, so I'm okay with it.

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

podso said...

One you I just used regular oil and put a dash of chili powder in the mix. It had a "gentle" bite to it--or you could omit that. It was good though!

Bill said...

Hi Jane,

Loved seeing your fall decor! I hit the after-Halloween sale at Wal-mart and brought home a trunkload of fifty cent pumpkins, so mine will definitely be on display through Thanksgiving!

Glad you're having nice weather. It's beautiful here this week too.

Bye for now,
Bill

Privet and Holly said...

I'm with YOU:
no Christmas
until after
Thanksgiving!!
I have started
my gift shopping,
though....I want
to be done with
that in the next
week or so in
order to enjoy
all the other
aspects of the
season!! Enjoy
those pre-dinner
hours....so cozy.
xx Suzanne

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Jane, what pretty fall flourishes! Love the welcoming plaque. I think you have such a lovely blog here, it's so pleasant to visit. Full of family and warmth!

High Street Cottage said...

Hello again...I came back to follow you, it's funny, I thought I already was, but aparantly not, and you're always so kind to support my humble little blog and post such nice comments. Well it's now official, I'm one of your followers, thanks again, tami

Dolly said...

Thank you Jane for the comforting words! It really means a lot to me!

Love the lace in your bay window!

Hugz, Dolly

Dana and Daisy said...

I love the pumpkins on the window sill! We were at the cabin last week and the trees were still pretty. But with the warm weather, there are still snakes! I saw a water moccassin who did not look very happy at me that I almost ran over him! yikes!

shannon i olson said...

I hate the short days!!! I feel like I should be in my pajamas or in bed by 7! Hard to adjust to cold and dark!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hello Gorgeous Jane!

Your fall decor looks so pretty and festive. It's been hard to get in the fall mood in my neck of the woods as it was over 100 degrees here last weekend! Much cooler this week and after seeing your post, I'm in the mood to get some mums and pumpkins!

Thank you for being such a wonderful and loyal blog buddy...I adore you and your sweet soul!

xoxo
Karyn

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your fall decorations are looking so pretty, Jane!
I always have such a hard time adjusting to the time changes. I'm glad that there's a little sunlight when I wake up in the morning now, but it also gets dark at 5 p.m.... hate that!
Enjoy the rest of your week my friend!
xoxo,
Jo :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Both inside and outside your decorations are just gorgeous. It's so nice that you have better weather. It is finally in the 70's here. I was really tired of summer. Thanks for always being so gracious to stop by and your kind comments. Hugs, Marty

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Holy Cow Girly
73 comments I am in awe
I was thrilled with 2 this morning
Your blog is beautiful, intimate and full of love
I am enjoying getting to know you
thanks for your comments on my blog
I can see we are going to be good blogfriends
Blessings
Pam

Low Tide High Style said...

Jane I love all of your wonderful fall decor! The weather here has been wonderful too, it was almost warm today...which I love!

I don't like the shorter days, I have to admit. I would love to live somewhere that stayed light until about 10 pm and where the sun came up each day at 6:30!

Kat :)

lila Check said...

the fall decor is gorgeous,leave it there there for a awhile... only removed it when is time to put the Christmas decor up...after all,we do expend lots of money on decoration stuff for these holidays and is only fair to get a good use out of them.
keep warm...summer will be back soon...

Debra@Common Ground said...

Your little Fall Angels are beautiful! and your mums have stayed just gorgeous, mine are so done! LOVE the pumpkins along the window ledge,
xo,
Debra

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Jane! I love your fall decor! And it gets to stay up longer than the Christmas stuff for sure! I like going back to regular time. It cozier somehow, I think! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

'Twas cold here for awhile, as you know. Now it's sunny and in the 50's during the day. But we still have frost at night.

Since we had lots of frost, I guess this can be called Indian Summer.

I find earlier sunsets, to feel cozy. Always have. :-) But I think you and I are in the minority, on this topic. ,-)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

So pretty Jane...enjoy those last few Fall days!!

Sandra said...

Wonderful fall decor! I love to keep my Thanksgiving decor up until the weekend after too. I have learned over the years that when I put Christmas up too early I am ready to take it down the day after Christmas and don't really enjoy it the full month!

Brenda Kula said...

It's wonderful weather here today. My body still is tuned to the old time. The older I get, the more stubborn it is about wanting to be flexible!
Brenda

susan said...

Hey Jane- I love those fall angels and you have "the touch" with the mums! Mine never seem to make it past whatever event I bought them for :) I like the time change-or at least I will when I can get my sleep patterns regulated. I am getting up at some pretty wierd hours right now. Have not started Christmas shopping and never do until after Thanksgiving. I can never pin anyone down on their wish list until then. Take care!

Kathleen said...

Jane, it looks lovely! I cut back this year too, just bought one tiny pumpkin and asters as they will come back next year.
I thought the pan was a lot like mine and mine was from WS outlet. I only have the acorns, and it was called a cakelet pan. I did a post about them a few weeks ago. Your must be this years version with the pumpkins mixed in the same pan.
Have a good weekend, enjoy these last days before it gets too cold.
U really don't like this darkness at 4 30 PM...:)

Knitty said...

I totally agree with Charlene. Could it be because that is my given name? :)

We don't put Christmas decor out until after Thanksgiving weekend, but Bill and I did discuss Christmas tonight. With a baby around a few days of the week, decorating is going to be very different this year. Might be time for one of those upside down trees! LOL!

Lynn said...

Hello there!
I love your little fall dolls!
I went to your earlier post, (I have been visiting in Tulsa and have missed my bloggy time.) and those little fall cookies are just adorable. I should get that pan for my sister and then whine until she makes some cookies for me. I don't cook so much.
Tulsa time and PST have me all mixed up! I don't know when to feel hungry or when to feel tired!

Blue Creek Home said...

I love the harvest fairy girls. And, I think it's a hoot that Milo stands guard over the pumpkins!!!

I never even planted fall flowers. Yours look great.
Rhonda

Le Chateau des fleurs by Frenchy said...

Love your Fall decor !
I have not done my Christmas shopping yet. I have a Birthday party to plan and Thanksgiving. Then it is Christmas madness. With a Baptism at the beginning of the month ! Yea another party :)
The time change is not fun ! It gets so dark !
I did love your acorn cookie. Can't wait to see what you make for Thanksgiving. Do share !
Hugs

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Its downright frigid in CT. Not really but 50 does feel like it to me. Your mums still look so great- mine are really pathetic at this point and the squirrels have taken up residence in my pumpkins. I do love to watch them jump in and out of them. Have a great weekend.

koralee said...

Everything is soooo beautiful over here once again. Our Canadian Thanksgiving is over...so Christmas it is! xoxoxo

Bella said...

Hi Jane, Your decor looks lovely... what nice weather!! Lucky you, enjoy it!
I am still shocked by the short days! But it gives me time to catch up on inside stuff...
Bella

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I don't love the dark early, but, of course, I like the light early, so I guess that's just how it is. I wish there were more time between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, because I love to decorate for all of them and I feel like that's all that I think of-boom,boom,boom in sequence, always feeling behind the curve. Oh well, it is my own doing, I suppose, feeling like I need to do it all. Have a great weekend Jane!

Judy

Debbie said...

Hi Janie...your house looks so inviting with the Fall decor greeting visitors from the outside. This is such a wonderful time of year.
I don't like the time change. It gets dark before I get out of work...I miss the sunsets.
We'll be downstate for Thanksgiving. My daughters and I make way too much food, but it's nice to have left overs to bring home with us.
Have a great weekend!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Roberta said...

Time to get to the lakehouse Jane! The squirrels enjoyed my Cinderella pumpkins so they are sitting pretty on the compost pile now~
Not crazy about the time change though...just gives me another excuse not to walk!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Janie,
You got some darling fall items. I'm not sure how I feel about the time change, it's cozy but I miss my time outside until 7 or even later. It will roll around again though, maybe that's what makes it so special. I do love lighting candles around 5 here and feeling comfortable inside.

Will have to check out the pan you're talking about at W-S, I love their items. Happy weekend, good luck on deciding about dessert.
xoxo~Tracie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Jane~ Loving your pumpkins on your windowsill and your new finds are so cute! I have a couple of pumpkins out yet... but that's about it. The weather here has been crazy as well... last week we were being dumped on and had cold air coming in and this week we are warming up again with lots of nice sunshine! Not complaining- I love the warmer weather!
Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday again this week! :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jane...

How are you doing, sweet lady? Thought I would come by and say hello and see what you've been up to!

Oooh...all of your autumn decor looks gorgeous, Jane! Love how you lined up the pumpkins on the window ledge! Ohh...and your mums are gorgeous! I haven't even bought any mums this year...boohoo! Ohhh...and I love, love, LOVE your pretty autumn angels...they're beautiful! I just love things like that! Well sweet friend, I do hope that my note finds you and your sweet family all doing well! It sounds like you are about to get busy with Thanksgiving right around the corner! I'm not sure what exactly that we are doing yet. It may just be the two of us.

Have a wonderful weekend, Jane!
Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

Only Cottage said...

Hello Jane...your blog very pleasant and your decor fall is pretty much. It was a pleasure meeting you, I'm following you. Good weekend, Denise

Gypsy Heart said...

Very nice! I couldn't wait until Oct arrived ~ it's my favorite month as it cools down here in Texas. Seems it flew by and here we are almost at Thanksgiving. I love to bake! If we lived near each other, that would be a fun project. :-)

I do not like the time change. I honestly don't understand it as I think we need more sunlight during the winter months ~ we already have it in the summer. Of course, the powers that be have never contacted me for my opinion either. :-)

Have a great weekend!
xo
Pat

Mary said...

I still have my gourds and pumpkins scattered about too - they are too gorgeous to hide away yet!

Like you Jane, I really enjoy the early dusk - there's a definite feeling of quietness, a smell of Autumn which is very different from Summer evenings. I love to sit out in the gazebo with my cuppa around 4:30 pm and just listen to the birds and squirrels shuffling in the leaves and acorns (we have millions!). My bluebirds returned this week and you can tell the squirrels have been fattening up for Winter - they are chunky!

Your decor is so pretty - love those ladies - and the pumpkins lined up on the window sill!

Have a fabulous weekend dear. Nice weather here. Bob is off today to work in the UK for a week - he's the busiest retiree I know! Hopefully I'll have time to get caught up on a lot of things, and still make time for those evenings outside as Winter draws in!!
Hugs - Mary

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hello Gorgeous!

Just stopping by to say hello and wish you a fabulous weekend!

xoxo
Karyn

Karen said...

Oh Jane - it would be just GORGEOUS up at the Lakehouse this time of year. How can you not go? (I'd being dying a slow death . . . ) LOL! I did love our little trip last weekend.
I just CANNOT do the Christmas thing this early either. But I will admit I am going to my favorite antique store today and am meeting a bloggy friend and if I happen to find any little vintagey decorations there - I might just have to snatch them up!
I am thinking of shaking things up around this Thanksgiving . . . we'll see if I can make it happen!
:) Have a great weekend. GO have that bonfire my Friend!
Hugs! Karen

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Jane,
Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement.
Patricia :o)

Cabin and Cottage said...

Lovely to see your fall decorations. Amazing that it could be so mild still where you live. I'm still getting used to the early dark! Best to you--Jacqueline

Janean said...

haven't done any Christmas shopping though i've thought about what to buy...

your decor is lovely (as usual, you classy gal)!!!

D said...

Hi,
I just love those angels you found. I like to leave my fall stuff out until after Thanksgiving, too.
D

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Everything is so pretty! Love the pumpkins under the window...it is sort of sad that I have already taken all of my fall stuff down...except for the wreath on my front door! I have bought two Christmas gifts and my oldest son, Seth and I are going to venture out on Black Friday and I am going to try and get everything finished!

Tall order I know....I may fail...

Lou Cinda :)