I'm back AGAIN from California and certainly happy to not be planning another trip anywhere for awhile. This time it was a business trip to San Jose. It was a very nice trip, great hotel, a whole lot of amazing food and wine - really, as business trips go, it was very, very nice - no complaints here. There's nothing quite like being at home though, especially at this time of year. I love fall so much that I don't want to miss any of the beauty that Minnesota has to offer. Green grass, leaves of burnt orange and burgundy, clusters of maple trees at varying stages and peaks of color, apple orchards, pumpkin patches, hay rides, cool nights sitting in the back yard with a fire burning. It's a really great time of year here. I've taken some photos of the new items I got in California and mixed them in with a few fall displays around the house. Thanks for being patient with me being gone lately. I really appreciate it my friends.
I found this Halloween garland to decorate my tree in the entry. Not sure if you can see it, but I have hung old skeleton keys from ribbons and looped them over the branches. Skeleton keys...get it? It's all about the theme for me :o)
Isn't he cute...he kind of falls into the same category as "pumpkin guy" from a couple of posts ago. There's just something about that silly pumpkin grin that makes me grin in return.
This basket is located on top of the below cabinet. My mom gave me the decorative garland, which I wrapped around the basket.
This cabinet is at least 100 years old, and was on my grandparent's farm. It's simplicity really appeals to me. It can be so easily embellished, and especially looks great with autumn accents. The apron hanging on the right is from the Farm Chicks, which my mom got for me at their antiques show last September. I love those polka dots.
I haven't gotten these hung yet, but they'll probably be in our bedroom. They are sketches from the 1930's. I have another in our room that is very similar, which I got last year.
A cute little tag that I'd like to try and mimic when I get a chance. I have it hanging from the lamp next to my side of the bed.
I'll be sharing more fall decorating pictures very soon, as well as a couple of other things I got in California. I can't believe we're already heading into the second week of October. It's still in the 70's and 80's here, which is amazing, but I'm sure it will be cooling off soon. Hope you're all very well.