Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Little Changes

We returned from the lake house on Saturday, so I worked in the house some yesterday, and today.  Yesterday I dusted everything and today I did the floors changed the sheets, and washed the bath rugs.  I'll clean the bathrooms tomorrow.  As usual, when I clean, I move things around.  So here's the latest.

One of the plates I hung on Sunday fell during the night and broke, so I moved the newest plate to the bookcase.  I had bought the adhesive disks to hang the plates, but one of them came loose.  So.....there you go.  I'll go back to using the wire hangers, if I can find some.  

I moved the plant philodendron away from the entry way to the corner of the dining room.  It just seemed too crowded the other way.

I sat it on the old apple crate.

My consignment shop chair did sit here, but now it's in the opposite corner. (for now).

I might move it to the living room or office.

I moved this tray and arrangement to the bookcase too.

The top of the bombe table got changed to this.

I added the little fence, leaf plate, and the "vent hose" pumpkin.  

I placed a pumpkin and the burlap bag on the pie safe.

It just NEVER ends here!  My OCD gets worse every day!!
I really need help!!

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Time to Bring in the Plants


The weather channel is predicting very cold weather, maybe snow in the most northern counties of Georgia, due to Hurricane Sandy.  This is being called the storm of the century because it will join with a winter storm.   I brought the plants in from the screened porch today and placed all of them except one plant in the sun room.  The philodendron is so big it won't fit in the sun room, so I have it between the dining room and the front entry.

See how big this bad boy is!  It grew from a bulb I dug from a plant like it at work several years ago.  The leaves on my plant are twice as large as those on the plant at work, and much stronger.  I have really enjoyed this one.

These are not very big, so they're not a problem to place at all.  I put them in the sun room so they will get lots of light.

A friend at work brought me a tiny cutting of this plant too, and it has done extremely well.

I should re-pot these plants.  Maybe I'll do that in a few days.  They were given to me by my previous boss when I retired.

We'll see how this plant does.  

Have you brought your plants inside for the winter?


On the way home yesterday, we stopped at Hobby Lobby for me to pick up some disks to place on the back of plates to hang them from.

There was an antique store nearby, so I ran in for a few minutes.  I bought this plate for $3.00.

It isn't an antique, but I knew it would go pretty well with a plate I already had.  I have been wanting to hang something around the mirror behind hubby's chair, and had decided on plates.

Here is the plate I already had, bought at a consignment shop a long time ago.

Here they are hanging beside the mirror.

I like them with the mirror.

Oops, you can see my reflection in the mirror in this picture.

This grouping hangs on the wall to the right of the door from the breakfast nook, while the mirror and plates hang on the left of the door.

While in the antique store, I picked up this ribbon.  It was only $1.89.  I wish I had bought more.

I added pieces of the ribbon to various items in the living/breakfast area.

(Around the top of the lantern)

(on the plate stacker)

(around the top of the lamp in the sun room)

Here's my little "halloween jack-o-lantern".  That's as spooky as it gets here.  :)

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Redware Pottery

This little beverage set has been sitting on top of the kitchen cabinets at the lake house.  I knew it was vintage, but didn't know much else about it.  Well it happens to be glazed brown red ware made in Japan.  It was very popular in the 1940's.  The design is hand painted in a relief painting style called Moriage.  I don't think it's worth a lot of money, but it is in excellent condition.  It belonged to my MIL.  Hope I look this good when I'm 70 years old.  :)

Isn't it pretty?

The painting is raised.  The orange and brown is great for this time of year.

Here it sits on the kitchen table on an old silver tray I painted white.  These are Dollar Tree flowers in an old hobnail vase.  These place mats blend well with the flowers.

I'm so glad I thought to get the pottery off the cabinet top and place them on the table.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Let's Getaway to the Lake

I love fall at the lake house.  It's much cooler than in the summer time, and I don't spend the whole time inside with the air conditioning!  Our SW GA county borders both Alabama and Florida, and it can be so humid.  We drove down yesterday, and today I have the windows open, and there's a cool breeze blowing off the lake, and it's just wonderful.  I got out early this morning and decided to take a few pictures to show you.  

My husband came down a few weeks ago without me.  I stayed home to be available to carry my granddaughter to school and pick her up because my daughter had to be out of town.

While hubby was here alone, he decided to stain the porches.  He chose a cedar color that I am just loving!  The picture above is on the front porch, facing the lake.   Doesn't the floor look great!!

I really like the design of the wood on our porches. Our carpenter guys came up with it themselves, and did a fabulous job on it.  They had a guy who was about 23 years old who did all the brick work, and he did a great job too!  We had this work done some time back.

We plan to plant some hydrangeas on each side of the porch, but haven't gotten around to it yet.  Our "guys" also designed the posts at the end of the stair railings.

Here's the view looking up from the road.  

We so love our little getaway!

My husband's father planted this bush years ago.  If anyone knows what it is called, I'd love to know. These red blooms come on several times a year.

The dogwood leaves have turned to a deep burgundy.  

The building in the background belongs to our neighbor and is used for storage.  

Lake Seminole
(across from our house)

Idyllic Autumn at Lake Seminole
Doesn't the tire swing bring back memories of lazy afternoons spent as a child?

Our full-time residence is in the NE Georgia mountains, and the leaves there are in full color but autumn has just reached our little home at Lake Seminole.

I'll be back with more pictures later!  

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Unusual Tables

I have several unusual items I use as tables.  One of them is this old apple crate.  Our home was built where an apple orchard once existed, and this crate was one used by the orchard owner.  I just love this old crate.

Here I used it in the breakfast nook. 

This wall is still decorated with grape motif items.    These items are from Kirklands several years ago.

You may remember the lamp shade cover I made of burlap.

This plant stand is used in the guest bath to hold wash cloths, tissue, and a book.

This little bench is used as a table here.

Here this vintage step stool serves as a table of sorts, holding a floral arrangement.

A chair can be used as a table for a plant to sit or to hold a vignette.

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