Thursday, September 30, 2010


I have more of my fall decorations out and we are going to just skim through them quickly because there is so much out there to see and to be inspired from. I won't keep you here. The planters above are on my kitchen window sill...pretty fall colors.

A cabinet in my living room is decorated with a white pumpkin, a mercury glass squash and a sweet enamel pitcher holding fall colored flowers. The pitcher is from Farmhouse Wares. This picture was taken at night...
...and this during the day.
These day shots still came out dark as it is early evening and the sun has passed over my house.
Sort of hard to see.
The animals were up to their cute antics this morning so I got a shot of them lounging on the sofa with Abby. Layla is doing her Meer Cat impersonation and Milo is just looking handsome as always!

The never ending asthma is almost over. Day 15, I have seen my new doctor, she's great. She prescribed a high dose of prednisone to "blast it" as she said. Prednisone is an anti~inflammatory medication and will open up all of those bronchial tubes that have been tightened or in spasms over the last few weeks. It should kick in in a few hours and I am going to be doing the happy dance as I will BE ABLE to do the happy dance!! Tomorrow I have a day crammed with shopping and a packing and a manicure and lots of good stuff. Then off to Vegas we go and I promise to take a load of pictures. Thanks again guys, for being so sweet and supportive while I have been ill. I will always be there for you! :-)

I am joining in with Artie at Color Outside The Lines for Vignette Friday. Thanks for hosting this fun event, Artie!


Tina said...

Your Fall decorating is fabulous Jane, I especially love your kitchen window sill!! How cute is your Layla's meerkat impression :D Glad to hear you are feeling better & hope you have a marvelous trip to Vegas. Hugs ~ Tina xx

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

I just love fall decorating. Never tire of it. So glad you are doing better!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Jane, I'm so glad you're feeling better, please keep the Happy Dance to a minimum, save some of that energy for Vegas! Cute vignettes, and Layla looks like a character-have a great trip:@)

Anonymous said...

Hello Jane
So sorry to hear you have had asthma problems, lately. Sounds like you are on the road to feeling better. Hope so!

I enjoyed seeing all your vignettes.

Mimi said...

Jane, I am so happy to hear you will be getting relief with new medication. Hope you feel better for your Las Vegas vacation. Have a great time!

Love your vignettes...that lamp with the bird is the cutest...

Donna said...

Your things look wonderful and make fall feel beautiful! Very Inspiring!! I especially like your "Boo" pumpkin...the white one. Glad you are feeling better!!

Olive Cooper said...

Jane, Yay Prednisone and a doctor who knows what to do! The meer cat imitation is too cute. Love that white pitcher. hugs♥olive

Debbie said...

Hi glad you are on the mend. LOVE the mercury glass pumpkin...and such pretty vignettes for Fall.
Have a wonderful trip.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Glad you are feeling better, Jane! You can tell you are with your pretty vignettes and from the sounds of your full schedule tomorrow! Your little doggies are so cute! Have a good time on your Vegas trip!~Hugs, Patti

Terra said...

Have fun in Vegas, and I like your white lamp with the dove, very artistic.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Your house looks great! Glad you are better and have fun in Vegas. We will be waiting for pics!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane... so happy you are feeling better! I love all of your Fall decorations, and your puppies are just adorable! Have a fun time in Vegas! xoxo Julie Marie

Bonnie said...

Hi Jane, lovely fall decorating and how precious is Layla and her meerkat impersonation!

Glad to know that you are finally getting some relief from your asthma just in time for a fun trip to Vegas!


Theresa said...

I am happy that you are feeling better and I hope that you will continue to improve! I am going to Vegas the end of next week, it is my 25th Wedding Anniversary:)

Enjoy your day and your trip!


Pondside said...

I love the arrangement over your sink!
So glad to hear that you're feeling so much better. Warm things up in Vegas for me!

Karen said...

I LOVE LAYLA... OMG, how cute. Glad you're feeling better, have a great trip, and yes, for cripes sake.. pictures!! :-)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous vignettes!! Love them! You should join my Feathered Nest Friday party one of these days... you have a lot of inspirations over here! Have a great time in Vegas!!! So glad you are feeling better, too! :)

Shelia said...

I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better! Love all of your fallness and your animals are so cute!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm so glad you have the right drugs to get you through the trip! I hope you have a great time. I really love the white/mercury glass combination. They are perfect together.

Have fun!

Brenda Kula said...

I love that Layla and her sweet posing! I have had asthmatic problems in the past. When I get bronchitis, nothing will help but the steroidal type meds.

Debbie said...

Hi Jane I can see you are getting back to your ole self..that is great!!~ Love your Fall vignette...I can look at Fall all day long, and just love it...what i love most, is we all do it different and have our own spin on cool!!~ Take care, feel good! Debbie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jane...

Ohhh...your home looks gorgeous in all of its autumn finery, my friend! I love the look of the pots of autumn florals that sit in your window sill! Love, love, LOVE that big ol' enamel pitcher full of autumn flowers!!! And...I'm just green with envy over your pretty mercury glass gourd! Wherever did you find that? You have some beautiful autumn vignettes, my friend! Thank you for sharing them with us!!!

Jane, I didn't know that you were having problems with asthma! I certainly will say a prayer, sweet lady! I have had serious problems with asthma for years and take all kinds of medications for it! I'm tellin' ya what...that prednisone will kick it! I really hate to admit this but I love the stuff. Of course, I only take it when I have had a bad flare up. But the stuff pumps me so full of energy that I'm like superwoman! Hehe! On the bad side of that...I can't sleep when taking it. Anyway, I sure hope you get to feeling better, my friend!!!

Love and prayers,
Chari @Happy To Design

Linda Chapman said...

Love your pics! Hope you are better and can enjoy Vegas!!!

xinex said...

What a cute picture of Abby and the dogs! Is she home from school? Your vignettes are very pretty but do you know what I like best? The bird lamp! Glad you are feeling better, Janie. That's right, blast that asthma! Have fun in Vegas!...Christine

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

Love your fall vignettes. Hope you are feeling better and have a safe trip.

Liz said...

Hi Jane! I hope you get that asthma licked and have a wonderful trip! Sounds like tomorrow will be fun! :)

Love all your fun fall, stuff. Your puppies are so stinkin' cute! :) They make me smile. :)


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Janie,
Your vignettes are just gorgeous!
I love the window sill and the pumpkins and white pitcher, just very well done!
Cute pic of Abby and the puppies!
I am so glad to hear your feeling better and have a blast in Vegas!
Tell Al he's awfully smart with his game prediction. Dan was in mourning for days.
We're still on baby wait here and it's getting agonizing.

Flaviana said...

Hi Jane
So glad to hear you're doing much better !I'm in love with your fall decorating ideas,the glass pumpkin is lovely ! and oh... oh the dogs..!! they're super cute!!
Enjoy your weekend xo

Jacqueline said...

Well, first of all I'm so pleased that you are sorting your illness out and feeling better....and how wonderful to be going to Las Vegas. We have been 3 times. It was the first time that we saw Cirque du Soleil and now we see it every year when they come to London.
.... and, I love the way that you decorate your house for the Autumn. It looks brilliant.
Have fun in Vegas. XXXX

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful vacation. Your pups look so comfy hamming it up for the camera. :)

shannon i olson said...

I really like the window pots, everything looks great...there is so much inspiration out in blogland isn't there!!!

Myrna said...

Lovely vignnnetes,Jane! So classy and elegant.
Sorry to hear about your asthma problems, you will be in my prayers for a quicker recovery.
Ooooh Las Vegas, Baby!! Have a great time!!

AshTreeCottage said...

Wonderful fall decorations. I'm glad that your new doctor is aggressively fighting your asthma. You have such a wonderful life and you don't want to miss a moment of it! Have fun in Las Vegas and don't forget to give those cute doggies of yours a hug for me!!

Susan and Bentley

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I'm so sorry you've been sick! There is nothing worse than feeling stopped up... either lungwise or nosewise. Hope you are feeling better by the time you read this.

I have missed YOU! Just checking in from blogger exile to see how things are. I like your fallness as Shelia would say. I haven't done the first thing and might not. LOL! I think I'm jumping from summer to Christmas.

Mr. Magpie is finally on the mend, and I want to thank you for your prayers. They mean much. I am finally free of my nursing duties, but now I have to wear my maid hat along with my painters hat. I hope to be back on the blog rounds in a week or so. This has all just taken longer than I thought, and then I came down with a stomach thing. Still not sure what. Maybe stress. LOL! ;-)

Sending you warm hugs across the miles...


Sheila :-)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Glad you are feeling better. Irt is awful being sick. Your Fall decor is great. Have fun in Vegas!!

Richella said...

I like your fall touches! I especially like that mercury glass gourd.

I'm glad you're feeling better. My mom had COPD, so I know just how horrible bouts of trouble with your lungs can be! Hopefully you'll feel 100% and be able to REALLY enjoy yourself on your trip. :)

heartfelt living said...

Hi Jane,
Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. It truly means a lot to me.
I have not had much computer time lately and I was not aware your were not feeling well. I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better and planning a fun vacation!
Your fall decorating is just charming! I love your table and the mercury pumpkin.
Oh and I have to say the puppies are too cute!

Miss Lady Grey said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Your vignettes are wonderful. And what a couple of cute dogs! I'll definitely come back for another visit. Enjoy your trip to Vegas!

Tommie Jo said...

Oh, I haven't been able to "visit" lately since my DD was sick these past few days. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Hope the Vegas trip is fun!

DeAnna said...

I love the enamel pitcher and that shot is beautiful! Your home looks so warm andd inviting, I wanna come over for some coffee! Hey When are you headed to Vegas? We will be up there Sunday and Monday!

Carolyn said...

Jane, you are so adorable!! I hadn't read your past couple of posts until now ( a little behind since I started working)...but I loved your little rabbit! LOL! Even though he is not what you would think of when you think of fall! :D I am so glad you are feeling better and I love your new autumn things that you have pulled out! I really need to look for the white pumpkins!! I am seeing them on the blogs and I LOVE them!!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine
P.S. Have fun in Vegas!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

I hope you feel better! I love all your little fall touches!

Marydon said...

G'eve Jane ~ So sorry you are still having such issues with the asthma. I hope it passes quickly for you.

Your decor is so sweet & inviting.

Sorry I have not been with you more lately. We finally finished both house constructions & took off for 2 weeks. I apologize, but will be better now.

TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Jane...glad to hear your on the mend. Your fall decor is simply gorgeous....I LOVE creamy, white pumpkins! I always enjoy my visits to your place :)


BeachGypsy said...

Hi Blondie, this evening is my first visit to your site (via surfing in through Curtiss Ann's site) and just wanted to say hi and letcha know I'd been here. (so you dont think I'm a 'lurker', LOL) I started a new blog myself the other day, come visit when you can!

Sandra said...

Glad you are on the is awful when you can't breath...kind of scary even. I'm loving all your fall displays....especially that bird lamp...too cute.

Nancy's Notes said...

Love your fall decor, it's just beautiful! Hope you get to feeling better sweet lady!

Need to scoot, yikes, I should not be reading blogs, my list is way too long!


Musings From A French Cottage said...

Beautiful fall decor - love it! So glad you're starting to feel better. Have a great trip!


koralee said...

Your pups are amazingly cute my all your fall decorating..must do some today..pure inspiration here today.


Diane said...

Your fall decor is c'est magnifique Ü

Love it all.

Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat paperie and leaving the nice comment.

Deb said...

Beautiful Fall vignettes Jane ~ so happy you are feeling better!

Jennifer | Sweet Simplicity said...

I love all of your Fall decorations. Especially your use of white decor mixed in.

Kathy said...

Hay Jane...
You've definately been bit by the fallerizing bug!
Everything looks great!
The pink bathing suit on the honeymoon...Oh-La,La!!!!!!!!!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

sissie said...

Hi Jane!
Your fall vingette looks very pretty and I wouldn't mind taking that mercury glass squash off of your hands! LOL!

Of course you know that Layla is the star of this post. She is so darn cute and so is Milo.

I'm glad your asthma is under control.
I wish you lots of luck in Vegas.


Dana and Daisy said...

nice Job Jane! YOu do beautiful things with floral arranging! That meer cat impersonation is pretty cute too!

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful, as usual! The dogs are to see pics of them. I so hope that you have a great time in Vegas! Just be cautious about the smoke in the casinos ~ made me sooooo sick last year when we were there. I will be thinking positive thoughts for you.

Hope you enjoy every moment!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey Janie! I am so glad that God has answered our prayers with your new doctor and a new script for you. Just in time for your exciting trip, too! Yay! Your fall decor is soooo pretty, warm and welcoming. Your pooches are adoorrrrrrable!!!! And Abby.....very pretty! Have a fun, safe trip, friend ~ and take alot of pics! :)

xoxo laurie

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I have been away for a few days and was not aware that you were having asthma problems. I hope you are feeling better now and will have a great time in Vegas.
Your fall decor is so festive.
Have a great trip.

Shirl said...

Hi Blondi! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love your post, your fall decorating if great!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Sonia said...

Love all your fall vignettes! I'm still trying to finish mine...hopefully this week I'll be done! Your puppies are adorable..we have a rat terrier mix that looks like a meerkat at times too! Hope you are enjoying your week!

Miss Bloomers

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Jane!
Lovely bits of fall you have shared!I like the white you have interspersed...nice and fresh!
Have fun in Vegas!
;-D Kathleen

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love your Fall attire!! So pretty! I love the lamp with the bird....

I am so glad you are feeling better and just in time to go and have some fun! Lucky girl!

Take lots of photos!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Karin said...

I haven't visited your blog in a while. I'm so sorry to read that you've been struggling with severe asthma issues! Believe me I've been there. I used to not be able to catch my breath after going up a flight of stairs at work and think, "My goodness, I must really be out of shape!" when it was the asthma all along. It really does slow a person down and there's nothing worse than not being able to breath. I've been taking a pharmaceutical grade fish oil for inflammation (muscle aches) and I was quite surprised when it helped the asthma improve. When I thought about it, though, asthma is just inflammation of the bronchial tubes, so it makes sense. The Omega 3 fish oil I take is ultra pure. It is so pure that it won't freeze, which is a good way to test quality and purity. You have to be careful not to get it at a health food store because theirs is not pharmaceutical grade and can actually harm you (mercury and impurities). Hope you continue to feel better!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am so sorry you have been going through such a husband suffers from the same thing. You sound like you are doing so much better... :)
Shhh...I need to get over here MUCH more's hard...I try..but it's really hard..
Hugs..enjoy your trip!

Barb said...

Hi Sweetie,

You fall decorating is tres chic. I have just started with the front door. It is still hot here so it doesn't feel like fall at all.

I am glad you are feeling better and like the new Dr.
I think Vegas will do you good.

Jeff and family (me too) appreciate your kind words. One day at a time.

Big hugs,

Sherry said...

Love, love your mercury glass squash. That is wonderful. I think all of your flowers and vignettes look wonderful. I think we have the same pumpkin/squash and berry set. I am glad you are feeling better. Have fun in Vegas!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jane, your pictures are great but the first one........ooooo, I love that!!!!

I am glad you are better. Take extra good care of yourself.

Hugs, Barb

My Grama's Soul said...

Hello dear friend.....your fall decorating is really special....we are still traveling and I HAVE NOT been able to download any blogs the last few days.....when I try Blogger gets totally constipated and then I can do nothing, see you when you get back.

Stay well...hope that asthma is under control.


Denise said...

Hi Jane, I take prednisone often (well not that often) when I need it for my sinuses, I often lose my sense of taste and smell when my allergies get bad and I get sinus infections, they do work within hours. Hope you're feeling better soon. Did you get my email for your address?

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I hope you will relief with your asthma! Hope the medicine works. Looks like you had a blast :)
Fun FUN!
I have a very serious post today and would like your opinion on it :)
Big hugs

Deanna said...

Hi dear,
what a wonderful place to visit. I loved the fall decor at the entrance.

Glad to hear that your asthma is getting taken care of.

Loved the Meerkat impersonation!

Deanna :D