Thursday, September 27, 2012

LITTLE AUTUMN TOUCHES

I think everyone has this book by Susan Branch.  I bring it out every fall and re-read it.  It really puts me in the mood for cooler, gorgeous weather and all things associated with it.  This little vignette sits on the kitchen island.  In the upper right corner you can see dinner defrosting in the microwave!  I'm bad.

I'm leaving you with a picture of the pizza's I made the other night.  Abby gave up meat a few weeks ago so these are just veggies and fresh mozzarella.  Very quick and easy with the store bought crust and a great way to use of vegetables sitting in your fridge.  There is no sauce, just olive oil and Parmesan cheese.  Delish!

I hope to be back early next week, feeling better of course.  In the meantime, I will keep visiting and gathering up ideas to make this fall the best.  See you soon!

I'm joining the party at A Stroll Thru Life hosted by Marty!  :)

83 comments:

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Feel better, soon! I love all you have put together, so far! I don't have the Susan Branch book. I have bought her calendars, tho :)
xoxo

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Healing energy headed your way- feel better soon.

Fall looks mighty pretty as your house..

xoxo
Sonny

Julie Marie@Idyllhours said...

Hi Jane... so sorry you have a nasty cold, no fun!... but your little decorations look cute... I don't have that Susan Branch book but would love to find one... your pizza looks yummy!... and it looks like your flowers are Yarrow... Sedum does not dry well, and those look just like my red Yarrow... either way, they are pretty!... feel better soon!... xoxo Julie Marie

Julie Marie@Idyllhours said...

Nope... you are right, I just looked out at my Sedum Autumn Joy in my front garden and it looks just like yours... but I have never had any luck drying mine??? How do you dry yours?... hanging upside down or what?... xoxo Moi

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Jane, your enamel pitcher with the hydrangeas is just wonderful! I just checked on Amazon for the Autumn book, and goodness sakes it's a small fortune!! (but I DO love Susan Branch!)Hope you're over that junk soon!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Jane so sorry to hear your not feeling well! Hope you feel better soon! Your fall touches look very pretty and that pizza looks soooooo YUMMY!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Jane, do sorry that you are not feeling well. My son in college has the same thing.....

I love all your Autumn touches around your home. Take care!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Jane....I am sorry you are not feeling well. I haven't been doing much with my blog until the other day and decided to start fresh again. I don't have that Susan Branch book but I do have Gooseberry Patch's Autumn book. Lots of good ideas and recipes for Fall! Feel better!~ xo, Patti

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your fall touches look great Jane, love the dough bowl! Hope you feel better soon:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh, feel better, Jane! I think you've got a good amount of decorating for Fall out! I haven't put out everything this year; just little touches here and there. I'll get some real pumpkins in a couple of weeks and add them into the mix. Love that round table! It's such a great size, too. I do the same thing when I don't feel well or can't sleep {which seems to be a regular problem lately}. I hit the couch so I don't disturb hubby. He's the one that has to get up and go to work, after all!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I think everything you have done is very pretty! I just hate that you feel so bad. Get better soon :)

Barbara F. said...

Everything looks lovely, less is more, I think, but I hope you and your husband are feeling better. The pizza looks good, too. xo

Beth said...

I hope that you are feeling better really soon. I like your decorations!

Mimi Mj Strategic Communications said...

I'm so sorry to hear you have a cold, Jane. It's hard to be enthusiastic about bringing fall inside when you feel lousy.

I like natural touches, too, although every year I succumb to temptation and buy a few new things for fall.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello My Friend, so sorry to hear you and yours are under the weather, not good. You really did a wonderful job Fall decorating, looks great, love the Susan Branch book to. The dough bowl also looks great with the little pumpkins and gourds,my favorite. Wishing you a good weekend and hope you feel better.From One Blond To Another, Francine.

Low Tide High Style said...

I'm sorry you've been under the weather, but you've accomplished a lot with your beautiful fall decor! That pizza looks delish too! I hope you feel better, and the rest of your family too!

Kat

Stacey said...

You've definitely gotten a head start on the Fall decorating even though you're sick:-).I love all the natural elements in the decor. It all looks beautiful.I hope you get well soon! XX

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
Sure hope you start feeling better SOON!!! Yummy looking piza you have here.

Blessings,
Linda

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

The pizza looks awesome, Jane!
I am sorry you have been sick. Something is going around. I am just getting over it too.

Started with a sore throat but that left after a day, then turned into achy body with a terrible cold. A runny nose and horrid dry cough that has lingered into week three now!
Just when I think I am getting better, night comes and the coughing starts again! Ugh!

Hope you recover more quickly than I have.

And yes, to answer your question.... I have been MIA! Working full time for a year now, I am forever late to comment and late to post. My blogging time has been cut into one tenth the time I used to have!!!

Have missed you! Will try to get back here and visit more often. :)

xox
Feel better soon.
Alison

❀ JoAnne said...

You have done a lot for not feel well, Jane. You have so many pretty things ~ love that vase and your side table really is very pretty and feminine. Hope you are feeling better!

Leslie said...

Awwwww.. feel better soon!!!! I think that your fall decorations look gorgeous. You've put the perfect touches everywhere. I love the table settings. Rest and feel better!!

Theresa said...

Feel better dear friend! I have done minimal decorating with only what I have WITHOUT going to the attic:) It is just fine right now! I will be praying for you to get all WELL! HUGS!

A Vintage Chic said...

Everything looks beautiful, Jane! Even when you're sick, you're making things more lovely--good job!

Hoping you feel much better very soon, my friend!

Julie

Gina said...

So many pretty touches of Fall! Hope you feel better soon!

Kelli said...

Love ALL of your fall things! :) Isn't it fun? I love decorating this time of year. Now as for those pizzas....they look AWESOME! I want one! LOL!

Marla and Steve said...

Sorry you have been sick :( No fun. The pizza looks delicious. I almost always make homemade pizza from store pizza dough and I make my own sauce - so inexpensive and freezes well. As you said, it's a great way to use up what's in the fridge.

Stacey said...

Well for somebody who doesn't feel well I'm very impressed. :) The pizza looks awesome and so do your decorations. I never thought of bringing sedum in to dry. Good idea! I do hope you all feel better soon...it's not fun when more than one person is sick.

Maggie said...

Hi Jane
Sorry to hear that you're under the weather, hope you feel better soon, especially now the weekend is almost here.
Love the look & sound of your pizza, send me a slice next time, please!
Maggie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

You have accomplished a lot more than I have and I am not sick! Hope you feel better soon.

Penny said...

Hope you feel better soon Jane. That tasty pizza should help.

Honey at 2805 said...

Hope you will fell better soon, sweetie! Your home Fall decor looks wonderful!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Jane, YOur little fall tablescape vignette is darling! It is so soft and pretty!
Fall has come to your house!!!

Designing Domesticity said...

Loving your little touches of fall. Sorry you've been unwell - tis the season. I've been sick with one thing or another for almost a month. Ridiculous. Thanks for sharing and feel better, liz

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Dear Janie,
Everything you've done is looking so pretty already!
I am so sorry you've been sick, I hope the rest of your family doesn't get it.
Are trees are turning rapidly and it's just gorgeous here!
Thinking of you, thinking of Al. sending warm hugs your way!
Love ya,
Cindy

Debbiedoo's said...

You autumn touches are very pretty Jane.Love the tied silverware, what a sweet touch. Happy Fall:) I love it too!

bj said...

O, bless your heart...I just HATE ole colds. Feel better soon.

I love your touches of fall...I don't have her book but I do have a S. Branch calendar.:)
Hugs, bj

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Janie...

I am still off the blogging circuit, but I decided to try and check in over the next few days. Borrowed Mr. Magpie's IPAD which is hard to type on.

So sorry you've been sick. I had a nasty bug that lasted ALL SUMMER. I'm still battling my way back, and I hope and pray that you didn't catch the same thing.

Hope all is well with you. I think of you and my other blogging buddies often. Sending you much love across themiles...

XO,

Sheila

podso said...

Wow you did well with your decorations and being so sick! I hope you are feeling better by now. Like the vignettes you have created!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I do hope that you feel much better, very soon.

Lovely vignettes for Autumn...it's amazing what we can pull together with a dash of creativity.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Lori said...

I have tons of sedum and never ever thought of cutting in and bringing it inside ~ thanks for the idea! I am going to bring out some of my fall things this week-end ~ part of my nesting. Happy week-end.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hey Jane...great beginning to the fall decorating! Karrie and I just can't get in the mood to do our homes this year...maybe this weekend it will change!! Sorry you're down with the cold...my son's been home for two days with a temp of 103...yulk! hopefully he's the only one who gets it! Well, get better soon, and thanks for the fall inspiration to get our butts into gear ~ lol!!

Pondside said...

Hi Jane - you are a trouper! You got all that put together while you were feeling under the weather! It's good to be back in touch and to find out what's been going on. I love how fall has arrived at your house.

laurie said...

feel better soon!
Its no fun being sick, I'm sorry to hear this, you have however put on a lovely Fall display, I have collected all of Susan Branch's books and the Autumn one is a fav too! I keep them close and have read them soooo many times, she just does homemaking so well, take care of that cold so you are back to your sparkly self soon,

koralee said...

Oh boy...I love this time of year!!! So cozy and lovely...Susan Branch is one of my favourites!!! I even met her once! Hugs for a lovely weekend. xoxoxo

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear,

I WISH we could meet when I am on book tour, but right now it looks like I'll not be your way until spring.

Julie Marie was saying how much fun it would be to meet up.

You probably know that Sue has been my girlfriend since the 1970s. I got to watch some of the work she did on the Autumn book and it was painstaking. And, at that point she was so worn out from all the hand lettering, etc. But, she stuck to it and I love the book. Vineyard Seasons remains my favorite, though.

I love stopping in and visiting with you.

All joys,

Sharon

Melanie said...

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. Hopefully, you are feeling much better by now and enjoying our beautiful weather! Your little autumn touches look great.

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, I hope you are feeling better. It is no fun when you don't feel up to par. Hubby is a sleep so I thought I would visit some of my friends tonight before I call it a day. My commission lap quilt is done. It is so pretty that I almost wish that I could keep it. I love your pictures of your fall decorations. The pizza looks yummy with just veggies. Have a wonderful weekend. I spent the day at home which is very unusual for this house. Hugs and prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Sarah said...

Delightful vignettes, Jane. The pizza looks good!
Hope you feel better soon........Sarah

Penny said...

Jane, I'm back again. Just wanted to tell you about SIL Barb's new blog called The ReShore House. You can find it here. http://thereshorehouse.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Well we are in the same boat! I've been sick with a cold for a couple of days too. I hate it! I have no idea where mine came from though. Hope you start feeling better soon. Looks like you've had it longer than me. I love your dough bowl filled with gourds! They look like they belong together. Ha! Also, I love that round table in your living room! Gosh, it's beautiful. You've styled the top of it perfectly too.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D Your little buckets with the chalkboard paint on them are so cute. You have added some cute fall touches to your home! I need to get busy!!! I did actually buy a few mums yesterday..... :/

lynn said...

i hope you are feeling better, jane:) and you are right--i have that book, too! love the fall groupings--esp. that pitcher of hydrangeas! have a great week:)

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Hope you feel better soon Jane and that your energy (and mine) come back soon, as well! I love all your colorful gourds. They are so pretty. That pizza looks pretty good also.

chateau chic said...

Hi Jane, Sure hope you're feeling better by now. Your fall touches make your home look warm and cozy.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Mary Alice

CAS said...

Oh, you poor little thing. I hope you are starting to feel better. The pizzas look so yummy -- who needs meat? That is a great "au natural" vignette -- the best kind!

Susan Branch said...

You must be feeling better! I think I smell apple pie coming from your kitchen Jane! Nice to visit the heart of YOUR home! Thank you for the nice compliment on my book, that was very sweet of you!! Have a wonderful healthy day! xoxo

Liz said...

Love your dough bowl! :) Everything looks so cozy and warm. :)

~Liz

SmilingSally said...

I do hope you're feeling good today, Jane. I hate to be sick!

You are such a creative decorator. Your place looks quite fallish.

Gypsy Heart said...

I hope you're feeling much better by now! Your decor is beautiful...and no, you're not bad. :) Hey, to cook when you're sick is a major feat.

I absolutely love fall ~ my favorite season! I haven't gone through my bins either so I think I will go straight to Halloween.

xo
Pat

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh no! I hope you get much better very soon - sending special chicken soup your way!

I love all your autumn touches - and that glass lamp is GORGEOUS!

Sarahx

Mimi said...

HI BLONDIE,
I am so sorry you caught the bug....I have been doing everything I can to keep from getting sick...HOW CAN ONE GET SICK when the temps are still over 100 degrees?????BUt grand son has had a mild fever for a week now...teething I am sure..>Dr. says NO, they can not get a fever from teething...really??????OK...then what is it???
I have had a spore throat...but nothing else....maybe a little head congestion....so I take Airborne everyday....and tylenol.....praying I am well for our CRUISE!!!!
I have not begun decorating....If I do not do it today...not gonna get done before we leave!!!
I will do it if I stay up all night!!!The grands love all that fun stuff!!!
I would not have even noticed any CLUTTER on your gorgeous kitchen counters...YOU are funny!!!And your microwave dinner cooking....I am not a small detail person...I think....I am not.....but your PIZZA looked amazing!!!I will be trying that one....we made home made kid pizza's the other day!!!
HAPPY OCTOBER!!
feel better soon is my wish for you
hugs,
jamie

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Hope you are on the mend, Jane. Thanks for reminding me to get out my Autumn book. And AHHHHHH ... you got a comment from Susan Branch. Very cool.

Fondly,
Glenda

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.
I'm slowly settling in to my new surroundings.
I love your fall decor and that round table is so pretty and perfect for your room.

I hope that you feel better soon.

hugs
Sissie

xinex said...

Sorry you caught the bug, Janie. I hope it's on its way out. I love your Fall vignettes! Great job especially being sick. Wouldn't it be fun if you all came here and we have a BIG Tea party? I could use my tea sets all at the same time....Christine

Privet and Holly said...

Hope this finds you
back to 100% and
embracing this amazing,
amazing autumn that
we've been enjoying in
the Midwest! I love your
little table and all of
your fall touches. I need
to get out Susan's book
and get inspired, myself : )
I met her at a book signing
last year and she is just as
delightful in person as she
seems to be through her
books.

Take good care, Jane!

xo Suzanne

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Dang, I hope you get feeling better! Sometimes it is kinda nice to kick back and take a few sick days. Looking forward to more great posts once you are back to 100%!!

~Lynn

Babs said...

Jane, Sorry you've had a bug, but glad you're on the mend and feeling like decorating a little. Your sedum looks so good in the twig/wicker..vase. I do that a lot, especially when I didn't cut mine back in the summer and it got leggy. Some of my sedum is well behaved, and some gets too tall and flops over. Love the big pitcher with hydrangeas. Have a good week and feel better soon.
Babs

Zaa said...

Get well soon Blondie... Your decorations are just what the doctor ordered especially the sweet ambiance from the little candle's glow...best to relax with a few good books and magazines while enjoying your yummy pizza...Thanks for sharing...hugs

stefanie said...

hope you are feeling better!!!

KATHY said...

I love all your fall decorations!! Everything looks so pretty. Hope your better now! I'm sick today with a sore throat,and a touch of the bug.No energy either. Have a great day.

Kathy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh that wooden trough is magnificent! Love all your fall decor.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I hope you are feeling better! I think your fall decorations are beautiful...and to do it when you feel badly is really something!

Thanks for your prayers for Luke. It has been so hard to watch his parents suffer through all of last weeks bad news. They could certainly use a little good news.

Deserae said...

Wow, you accomplished all that fall decorating while you are sick?!?!?! It looks amazing!!!! I hope you feel better soon :o)
~Des

Tricia said...

Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. Hopefully, all is well now. Susan Branch is such a wonderful illustrator...I've bought her calenders before, but never any books. I'll have to keep an eye out for that one :)

Christie said...

Jane, I hope you feel better, too! Your touches of fall are perfect and that pizza is making me hungry right now! Thank you for stopping by Three Pixie Lane! Christie

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Jane.....I'm so very sorry I haven't been by as of late.....when we travel it is so very difficult to download b logs with pics and all....it takes forever.....with the Wi Fi that is in most parks....anyway.....So sorry to hear you are under the weather......but you did do an amazing pretty post for not feel well!!!

Get well soon.

xo

Jo

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Jane,

I hope you are feeling better. I got some kind a virus that lasted all last week. And you're right it really made my creativity dull.

I read Susan Branch's blog all the time, I love her. She is working on a new book about her recent trip to England.

Your vignettes look wonderful. I finally got my fall wreath up today. My daughter bought me the most gorgeous Cinderella pumpkin for the front steps.

Wishing you and your husband good health.

Karen

Kathy said...

sooo pretty!

Shelia said...

Jane! Oh, bless your heart and I'm so sorry to hear you're suffering with an ole bad cold! Hope you fell better soon! Love your pretty fall vignettes. I haven't even started yet.
thanks for popping in to see me and it's good to be home.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Feel better Jane! xo

Chatelaine said...

Poor thing, hope you feel better soon. You don't want to miss a single minute of this glorious season!

I have that Autumn book bu Susan Branch. I love it and it comes out each Fall for a re-read.

Love that pitcher for the hydrangea. It definitely says Fall to me!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hope you are feeling better~ I wanted to let you know that you won the copy of Homebound Magazine!! Congrats!! Forwarding your email address to Heather and she should be contacting you!!

{northern cottage} said...

HOW VERY warm & cozy!!! yum! I just wanted to send a little note too to tell you how very much appreciate your visits and encouraging comments!!