Have I told you how much I LOVE FALL??
The oranges, reds, yellows, and browns wrap me up like a warm blanket. Like some folks love Christmas,
I LOVE FALL !!!
(psst...read to bottom of blog post for Giveaway Winner's Name)
Here is my Old Country Roses China Pattern...another favorite!
I'm rushing the season I suppose but with the HOT and Humid summer weather we've had, the advent of cooler weather has turned my mind and heart to FALL.
My 3yr. old grandson and I have been taking trips to the storage building to bring home the BOXES of Autumn decorations I have accumulated over the past 24 yrs. We built our house back in 1986 on my husband's family farm. Before then, I wasn't much into decorating...I had 3 little ones and a full time teaching job which didn't leave room for much DIY or decorating. Plus, decorating the home didn't have the emphasis it does nowadays or at least it seems that way to me. What do you think? The Internet as well as the multitudes of DIY/decorating sites has made decorating the home an entire cottage industry.
My Door Wreath
was made from an old grapevine wreath and fake flowers from Dollar General.
Do you decorate your home for fall? When do you start putting up your Fall decorations?
This weekend I will clean my front porch and put out more of my fall decorations. My porch rockers need a good BATH from the summer dust and new coat of mildew brought on by Tropical Storm Lee and his 6 inches of rain! I'll take pictures once everything is all nice and clean. I LOVE my Front Porch and in fact spend a great deal of time out there when the weather permits.
Morning coffee and Devotion Time is so much better when spent on a Front Porch.
Which Reminds me...
Did I tell you I visited my old home place when I went back for my 40th High School Reunion? This House had a Marvelous Front Porch so...after 40yrs. I walked up the steps and onto that porch with my heart pounding hoping the current occupants were home yet afraid someone would actually open the front door!
No one came to the door although a car was in the back. The porch had recently been repaired but it lacked my Mama's nice porch furniture. I would sit on that porch with my friends and boyfriends from spring all the way till the first snow. Much of my life played out in the confines of that big front porch. Perhaps, that is the reason I insisted on a front porch when we built our house in 1987!
West Virginia Autumn
I grew up in the Great State of WEST VIRGINIA...no more Gorgeous state or real estate on the planet.
God poured out His Blessings on those Appalachian Mountains!
NOTHING Screams Autumn like a West Virginia Autumn!
I'm Definitely Feeling Like Getting My Fall ON!
plays another important role in Getting My Fall ON...
Can I say Love Story...Movie Making...Plane Crashes??
Stay Tuned for my NEXT POST
P.S. I HAVE A WINNER!!
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