Sunday, October 21, 2012

Some bits of fall~

There is the smell of woodsmoke in the air and the big maple tree has dropped her leaves. The pumpkins are stacked as is the firewood. Patio furniture is stored away until next year. We have cleaned the screened in porch and put the windows in....goodbye screens. I cut back the front gardens and remulched for a clean look. Cut back and started digging up my cannas roots. I had started a pulled pork sholder in the crock pot this morning. I love how it smells each time I step in the door. I can work in the yard and not worry about dinner.

 Love the color these mums turned out to be. The buds were tight and I did not see the color until this week.
 Just a touch of fall in the living room....and some orange pillows and a throw too.

The spiced apple cider is calling me and I do so love Once Upon a Time and then Revenge.
 See you later!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday Display Chain

Patina,Patina, Patina,

I am joining Misi from 1890 Gable House Musings for her Tuesday Display Chain. Thanks for hosting Misi!

Patina is everywhere when you love old things and prim things. So I am going to show you some of my favorite patinas.

So have a great Tuesday! Enjoy the patina all around you.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday Display Chain "See it~do it"

My" see it~ do it" is a sign I saw in my friends shop. I loved it and when I went back it was gone so I came home and made one. My letters were different, but they were what I had. I had my son make breadboard ends for me and I painted the board black and then used the Caromel Colors in Pumpkin. I love the texture the paint gives to it. I finished of with the toner for an old look. Then I sanded it alot.

Here is my letters are bigger and bolder...everyone who sees mine has not seen the other one and it looks good in the spot where it is hung.

I am joining Misi over at 1890 Gable House Musings for the Tuesday Display Chain.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Nesting time~

I have gotten most of my fall decorations out. The ones I want to use anyway. I find many items stay in the containers. Time for them to find a new home I think. I got rid of some things last year, but tastes change. I find I like it a bit more simple and natural.

 So while I reading the blogs I found this one....and I am in trouble deep. Check out Vanilla Sugar blog
I found these coconut truffles, they are like mounds bars which are a favorite of mine. I became obsessed, I had to make them. I went out in the pouring rain to get the ingredients.....even though I had just returned from the market. Last week it was the oatmeal pumpkin cookies from another blog and now this. I have been riding my bike for a hour a day. I may have to ride for 2 hours at this rate.

                    OK, I got the fat free sweetened condensed milk. Do you think that will help?

 These are the finished candies. I think I may cool them and dip them twice next time. They are so sweet.  I can't keep making these things because I am the one who eats them....
 I added some bittersweet.

A new wreath for the front door and I still need to plant a couple mums and add some more mulch at the front door.

Monday, October 1, 2012

It's October!

I wanted to start my usual celebration to autumnal of my favorite times of the year. A time my sister usually comes home to visit, but I think we will head south this year for a change. This is a time of year when my focus turns towards home. We start to pile up firewood for those chilly fall evenings. I wash my windows to let the sunshine in. I love how they look.

So seasonal color for the patio was in order.
Who is that peaking out of the silver king?

Some pumpkin oatmeal cookies to scent the house and they go great with my pumpkin spice coffee too.
So I put a pan of lasagna in the oven and finished up with a few Halloween decorations for the younger kids.
As I wrap up in my warm and cozy hand knitted sweater I will gaze out over the backyard which will be ablaze with color soon. I truly enjoy the change of seasons that make life in New England so wonderful.