Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall Cloche Party

I am joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for her Fall Cloche Party.  I know she will have gorgeous cloches to share with you. 

I love cloches and change them out for the seasons.  I never knew what the glass domes were called until I began reading aout them on blogs.
This one is on top of the entertainment center.

I have this cloche on and end table with a sunflower plate as the base for my pumpkins.   I love white pumpkins.  Sorry about the glare from the window.

This is probably my favorite with the little bird on top.
When I took this picture I didn't realize until I downloaded it that the sunflower plate behind it lines up with the sunflower in the cloche.

Here is a picture of the cloche on my kitchen counter.
I have several metal cloches but I didn't get them out to decorate for Fall.   
I did post a couple of other tiny cloches here in my kitchen a couple of weeks ago. 

Thank you for visiting!
Hugs,
Donna

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

From Dress to Pillow

I have often seen pillows being made from sweaters and other clothing items on other blogs.  When I spotted this dress of Jennifer's in the donate pile I thought why not make a pillow.  It was a sorority dress from her college years. I always loved this dress and the fabric.
It was dry clean only but I threw it in the washer and here it is after being washed and dryed.  Wrinkled ... but it ironed great.

This is my new little pillow I made with the fabric from the dress.  It's not very big ... just an accent pillow.  I had a few leftover scraps and made a rosette to go on it.  By the time I cut out the pillow and made the cording I had very little fabric left.  It was fun to make and I will always have memories of Jennifer wearing it.

I forgot to show a couple of blocks I made for this post a couple of weeks ago.  I received the sweetest note from John'aLee thanking me for the blocks.  God Bless our soldiers and their families.

Well I am back to my sewing room.  I have a baby gift to make and I need to make a few Christmas gifts.  I can't believe Christmas is two months away! 
My how time flies.

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs,
Donna

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Forgotten Quilt ...


It's been a week since I posted.  I have been the sickest I have been in years ... ugh!  I've had an upper respiratory infection and hopefully I am now on the mend! 

Last week before I began feeling bad I found these Christmas quilt blocks that I began in 2007!  It was a block of the month from my local quilt shop.  I had it all packed away with about twenty more smaller blocks.
I took just a few pictures of the bigger blocks.

I now have the instructions in front of me on how to finish it.  The center block has an appliqued Christmas tree block that I hadn't started.  I know I won't have it completed by Christmas but hey at least I found it! :)

Maybe I will feel like sewing this weekend. 

I am now going to try to catch up on my blog reading!

Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Donna

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wagon Full of Pumpkins

 I have always wanted a wagon to fill with flowers.  When Hobby Lobby had this one back in the Spring I had to bring it home with me.  Well to be honest my husband was not to keen about me buying a wagon!  I think he likes it now :) 
My little wagon was filled during the summer months with blooming flowers in the back yard. I pulled it around to the front yard and began filling it with pumpkins and mums for Fall.  I stood my little scarecrow girl with her purple flower on her hat behind it.  And of course I had to add a few sunflowers!



You know I had to have purple mums!

Love the different colored pumpkins

and gourds.

I love the shape of this one.  Reminds me of Cinderella's carriage!

I may not have a pumpkin patch but I do have a wagon full of pumpkins!

I love this time of year.  We had rain yesterday and there are leaves covering our back yard.  I walked through them yesterday and I love the crunch of leaves beneath my feet.  I wonder who will rake them?

I hope you all have a wonderful Fall weekend.  I may just go to a Fall Festival!
Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Donna

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fall in the Kitchen

We have had beautiful weather here in the South.  Although it is partly cloudy here today we've had the most gorgous blue skies the last few days.

I packed up my summer items for the kitchen and added some Fall touches to my kitchen countertops.
I just filled my Butler's Pantry pitcher with sunflowers, changed out the plate to a pumpkin one and added the cloches.

Little cloche filled with tiny pumpkins and sunflowers.

I had some orange gingham ribbon and tied around the tops ...

On the other side of the kitchen I have a sunflower plate, soup tureen and a teapot for Fall.
And my little turkey sitting on a pumpkin.
Thanksgiving will be here soon! 

My MIL recently moved into an assisted living facility and she gave my husband a set of these luncheon plates and cups.  My hubby knew I would like them.  Believe me he could care less!  Dishes are not his thing :)  She said they came in washing detergent years ago.  I did some research online but no luck so far.
If you have any idea what brand or where they did come from I would love to know.  She's had them for years.  I am going to display them in my kitchen hutch.

That's it for today.  I have been trying to sew but have been sick the last few days.  It's funny how you go to the doctor, get an antibiotic and it makes you sicker ... UGH!
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs,
Donna

Edited:  Another blogger friend emailed me and let me know the dishes are thumbprint glass.  Thanks Debbie! 

I am joining Marty's Table Top Tuesday.  She always has the most gorgeous vignettes.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Coffee Table Centerpiece

My coffee table centerpiece for Fall.
  I have a large silver platter (it measures at least 24 inches) I purchased at an estate sale last year for just a few dollars.  I filled it with pumpkins, sunflowers, acorns, and all things Fall.   Actually I just kept piling on the pumpkins!

I added a feathered pheasant ...

Whoops!  Another "friend" decided she wanted in on the pic! 

Large sunflowers and small ones too ...

She just wouldn't let me take pics!
Actually the kitty hasn't bothered the arrangement ... she just wanted her pic taken! :)

I was going to post "Fall" in the kitchen but it will be in another post ... I have a furry friend in my lap!  Gotta love the furbabies :)

Thanks for visiting and God Bless!
Donna