Thursday, September 22, 2011

I'm Busy Thinking About Decorating...

I am one of those weird people
(yeah..I hear those of you that KNOW me)
Anyway, I am one of those weird people
that keeps notebooks of ideas.

One for each season..
These are all loose leaf 3 ring binders
filled with page protectors full
of inspirations and ideas.

Being as it IS Fall now..
I pulled my
notebook out.
Yes! They are colored for each Season-
White For Snow/Winter.
Red For Christmas.
Pink for Little Girl Ideas.
Blue For Little Boy Ideas.
Yellow For Easter Ideas.
Green For Gardening/Outdoor Ideas.
And a slew of white ones with
typed cover inserts.
Well, you get the picture.

But for Fall
(and Halloween)
I dug out the Pumpkin Colored binder.
Here are a few of the images I have saved.

I have always loved window boxes..
and I like the earthy simplicity
 of this one.
and a  white pumpkin surrounded by Fall gatherings...
A peek at a birdbath that is
Closed for the Season
(poor birds)
And the path of pumpkins
that leads you through an arbor..
And brings you home to this..
A place to spend an afternoon,
or an evening,
or a life time.
I have had these images for many years
and don't know WHERE they are from...
but Thank You to the people
that photographed these.

Please excuse me..
I am headed to Starbucks...
I hear they have a
I'll pick one up for my daughter..
cuz I don't do sugar...
Can you say..
Pumpkin Spice Latte?
Now wipe the drool off your chin
and get busy!
You know you need to get ready for Fall!
ooops-Me too!  I'm off!
your photo name


Suzann said...

Love all your Fall pictures from your inspirational binders.
I miss the look of Fall
Enjoy your day!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

You are funny. I love your images. Enjoy your starbucks!

michelle said...

LOVE these images, especially the fireplace! I do that too, keep all the images that I love, it is like going through your favorite magazine. :)
Enjoy your coffee!

Anonymous said...

now that sounds yummy,, I like the bird bath photo and the path lined with pumpkins,, have super day!

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing your fall images. Now I'm in the mood to decorate :)

Gina said...

Oh no, what does it mean if I have a binder too? I'm weird too?
Although I only have one, it's white, not color coded according to season or holiday or gender. :D

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You are so organized Diana!
love the you go on pinterest?
You would love it, so many ideas and you can keep them all organized too!

Patty said...

Sounds to me like you were just looking in that big binder of yours for another excuse to go to Starbucks! *lol*

Debby said...

Beautiful pictures. I am starting to decorate. I am so slow this year. Don't know what the deal is.

Face it, you are getting the Starbucks so you can run over and see your littles. So nice to have them near you. 2 out of my 6 live near. Then I have Doodle's family. It's not so bad but I miss those Colorado babies.

mo said...


I love your ideas!!!

I want to walk down the pumkin path or sit next to the fire sipping the spice latte...

Thank you for the deep breath of fall.



Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Now I want an outdoor fireplace! And a pumpkin lined path.
Great photos!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love your fall inspiration Diana! That pumpkin lined path is calling my name! Heading out to buy some pumpkins today!

Debbie said...

What warm and cozy photos Diana! Now I really must get over to the market and pick up more pumpkins and gourds for my window boxes. Thanks for the shove....

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE the big pumpkin in the bird bath...lots of cute ideas here! :D

Kathy said...

Marvelous inspiratons! Simply beautiful! I think I need to plant a pumpkin patch next year to have just the right number of pumpkins!
Hope you have a great day,

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Beautiful pictures Diana, love the one with the pumpkins all lined up!
I still have to do the outside of my house but I'll leave that till next month which is almost here:)

KrippledWarrior said...

what color is the notebook for motorcycle stuff?

camp and cottage living said...

Organized is what I call that!!
I thought I was doing well with my files and notebooks, but you've really got me beat with that color-coding you got happening there!
My favorite idea was the rustic window boxes and then that oudoor fireplace.
I could just see myself sitting there with a hot cocoa or hot apple cider, getting toasted on one side and freezing on the other, roasting marshmellows. Well, you get the picture-I do love it!
Thanks for sharing all these neat fall ideas, Diana!

The enchanted home said...

Diana....sooo pretty! Some of the prettiest fall inspiration I have seen! So here you are being so busy with being nana of the year with those darling grandkids and you have a hidden talent as a designer/eye for beautiful things too, huh? Don't keep it a secret, now I want to see more!! I love your take so far!!

Daniella said...

You are awesome! I wish I was that organized!! I do want to re-decorate my living/dining/kitchen and I can't wait to start a binder for that!! LOL!!
I am also happy I have a white pumpkin! I got it last year and it is really popular isn't it?

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Diana,
Great Fall Inspirations in those yummy photos, I Love Autumn, the smells, the color, the Cooler temps ~ I bet Fall in your neck of the woods is Beautiful... Thanks for stopping by

bj said...

O, girl...I had one of those last year and I thought I'd died and gone to Heaven. They are sooo good. I love ANYthing pumpkin. :))

Pam said...

Should I be surprised that you are so organized as to have colored notebooks for each season? You seem to be much more of a fly by the seat of your pants kind of gal. I'm loving that pumpkin lined path though.

A Vintage Vine said...

The pumpkins lining the walkway is gorgeous!