We've been so busy with projects and yard work. I finally got in my doll room after almost 3 months. I had stories and themes to do there. The yard and produce from the garden really kept the kitchen too busy to decorate.
Every day in October brought heat, more work, rain...inside projects, beautiful days for outside and today...????
The last two mornings it has been very heavy frost and SNOW. Such is Chicagoland weather. And, NO, I'm not ready for Winter yet. I haven't done Fall.
Because of the frosts, I brought herbs and plants in from outdoors. And, finally have some sort of decor set up that isn't flowers drying or tomatoes ripening. My ivy topiary is so thick, I may have to start clipping it. I had transplanted it in Spring...and it loved the extra dirt.
HOW TO MAKE THE IVY TOPIARY HERE.
I take that back, I still have flowers drying for seeds. Maybe I will sort tonight while watching...GASP...Christmas movies. In these turbulent times, it's silly relief.
This sweet stove was a purchase this summer, and never left the kitchen. The pots and pans were found in a tote of my mom's stuff. Eight pieces in a bag, brand new, marked $1.99. Guess how old they must be..LOL.
Long as I finally was putting up some Fall, I added my Turkey platter, plates and my rustic Pilgrims. It really doesn't take too much to make it cozy.
My centerpiece is a pot full of last of the Zinnias (actually drying on the stems), an old pumpkin bottle (Pumpkin Spiced Rum---it was SO GOOD!) and drying flower buds for seeds in an old Mason Jar and some coin glass from the 1960's (wedding present).
On the island, the usual suspects, a little less blue than normal. The crock on the right is full of cough drops, an Atlas jar (very old), my old scale, a Swedish trivet, a very early McCoy pitcher another crock (from Glenn's great-great grandmother, and some vintage S&P.
This island has been so busy, I just finished making pumpkin butter. This week, I will begin deep cleaning the kitchen, and oiling the counters.
Something I do at least twice a year.
Here is my only Halloween decor up---a large rubber spider captured in a jar. In the living room are my plants from out doors. We will see what thrives.
Love the Mandilla flowers. I brought in 4 of those plants...I hope they will be happy inside. The mini Spathiphyllum on the right was in the pond. Which reminds me, I have to put the pumps away...YIKES! So, much still to do.
What are you planning to do inside for WINTER?
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Charming vignettes!Love them!ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you...really been a busy Fall, here! SandiDelete
Sandi, I don't know how you keep up with it all. The ivy looks so healthy. I swear you could raise the dead (plants, that is). I did see all the pumpkin that you got out of that big one. Love the little stove and it is the small things that are the best..Stay well and warm..xxoJudyReplyDelete
Aw, thanks, Judy. Yes, I bought that stove to resell, and then it just stayed...LOL. Much like many things in this home! Hugs, you stay well, too! SandiDelete
The little stove is cute. Love the pilgrims in the cabinet too. Super cute. Let's hope we see more fall before you know what moves in. Have a great weekend. xoxo Kris
I know Kris, I really can't view any Christmas posts, mostly because they are just selling stuff...when did blogging simply become a marketplace. Hugs, hope you have a great weekend, too! SandiDelete
hi Sandi, I am crazy about your mini stove and the pots and pans, too adorable!! I can't believe you are already dealing with snow, wow! But lots of indoor projects will keep you busy this winter I'm sure...that spider in a jar is extra spooky!ReplyDelete
A, Jenna, was just a dusting, but three days in a row..ugh! We still have a bit to do outside, but we will hit the 60's this coming week, and will finish up! Thanks for stopping by, SandiDelete
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It all looks nice! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 18, open until November 26.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dee...and thanks for hosting! SandiDelete
I Love how the Optics are for that Plant Vignette you brought inside. As an Old Hippie, I'm always drawn to Live Plants in a Home. I don't have many here since our very dry climate isn't conducive for them thriving unless you have an actual Greenhouse and can increase Humidity and regulate temperatures sufficiently. I hope to build on on this property one day out of Architectural Salvage... big Bucket List Future Project. *winks*ReplyDelete
LOL, remember all the macrame and hanging plants. I actually teamed up with a macrame shop and made ceramic disks, mirrors, and beads for them to use for all their pattern books and classes. It was a very successful partnership. We had a hanger that was two stories and went down between our stairs to the main floor. Last year is the first year, I didn't get plants back inside, except for the ivy tree...which is so thick now, I dont' know what to do with it! Hugs and I will be anxious to see your 'greenhouse' when You do it! SandiDelete