Saturday, November 17, 2012

Snippets Of Fall At My House

I thought before I 
started packing everything
away and bringing
out the Christmas stuff
I would show you a few
little shots of 
Fall that we have
enjoyed here.
This is the mantle in
our family room.
Love this little birdhouse...
This is the mantle in the dining room
I so love that picture.
MyHero bought it for me in 1999
for the big old house that we had
just rehabbed.
I showed you the back garden
to that house here.

I have a little vignette
set up in a tiny niche
between the hall and 
the powder room.
I painted the folk art picture
many, many years ago.
Doesn't she have a 
sweet little face?
The turkeys belonged to
Gramma Clara.
My oldest son picked
out a dozen roses for the 
dining room table.
They are much more coral
colored when you see them in
real life.
And...tell me...
did you EVER see ACORNS
this size?
Imagine the squirrel picking
those things!
giant squirrel photoshopped
Yeah...How would you like
HIM on YOUR roof?

The Pumpkin Pie Fairy
is coming up in the 
next day or so...
I'm not gonna tell you 
if he's Naughty or Nice...
you'll have to see for yourself.
Have a GREAT Saturday.
your photo name


Anonymous said...

thats a beautiful mantel, the painting looks like a watercolor, the trees in that paining are amazing, was that somewhere in Florida or the south?Thank goodness the squirrels don't come that big, they would have eaten my dog! My dog hated squirrels and chased themeveryday of his life! I have a feeling sweet cheeks has something to do with that pumpkin fairy!!

FabShabbyRoses said...

Hummm if he's naughty, how naughty is he? Ha! Love the mantle decor! Can't wait to see what you do fo the Christmas holidays. We live in the country and have lots of squirrels. My husband has devised quite a nifty way to keep them off the feeder. He used a slippery pole to hold the feeder and placed a plastic lid to a 55 gallon drum right under the feeder. So they hit that first if they make it up the pole and then can't get around this lid to get to the feeder. Took him a while to figure this out, and a few bad words he screamed out the window as he watched the squirrels fly bird seed all over the ground.....Ha! I told him he reminded me of an old man, getting all frustrated with these squirrels. Isn't that an old man pastime? Chasing them off the feeders? LOL!

Susie said...

Diana, Both mantles look nice. I love the children figurines. Can't wait to see all the Christmas decor. Smiles, xo, Susie

Kay G. said...

What a beautiful mantel! And you painted that folk art painting? Why don't you have your own studio and sell your paintings? Honestly, you do know that you could, right?
And then in your spare time, you could do stand-up comedy, either one would work for you. :-)

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Hi Diana, I love all of your Fall decor... those paintings are beautiful and the folk art one by you is fantastic!... the little birdhouse is so cute too... I have the Pumpkin Pie fairy, but only the little ornament size one... he's naughty sometimes... I'll be wondering if yours is naughty or nice???... xoxo Julie Marie

Dewena Callis said...

Your mantels are beautiful. Makes me wonder: do you take everything off to decorate for Christmas or incorporate some things into it? I guess I'll have to wait and see! I've been sitting here eating breakfast and looking into the family room wondering what I'd do. I used to take everything off but recently tried to just add things where I didn't have to pack away regular accessories. Come January it's easier. But easier isn't always better! Will be watching to see what you do.

Jettie said...

Beautiful paintings. And yes, you could do stand up comedy in front of your very on studio, and sell your work.

Debby said...

Everything is so lovely. Such a happy home!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You can keep the squirrel, Diana! : ) We don't have too many around us because the trees are still so young, I don't think there is anything for them. Lots of birds though. I love that birdhouse ~ I had quite a collection of them at one time.

Kim K. said...

Love the fall decor. Your mantle and vignettes are lovely. What a beautiful folk art painting that you made. You talented lady, YOU!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.
So charming and warm. Just like you!

Cristina Garay said...

I love that painting on your family room mantel! And you have another mantel in your dinning room! how lucky!
The little vignette with your folk art picture as background looks awesome, the painting, the kids and the turkeys figures, the leaves, they all go so well together!
Today I'm getting my Christmas stuff out, it's going to be a busy day! :)

Gert said...

Oh, I love all your Fall decor! pretty! You keep those big squirrels in your

Blessings, Gert

Shirley said...

Hi Diana, I have one of those furry friends that run across my roof quite often and no I don't feed them,but they find my walnut, english walnut, to take before I ever get to harvest any. I love the paintings and I really enjoyed catching up with you. I am off to get a perm so I don't have to do a lot to the hair here at the holiday season. Take care Hugs and Prayers Your Missouri Friend.

Ron said...

The Uptown Acorn loves the acorns. Great Fall decor:) xo

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Your mantel including the paintings are wonderful. It feels like Thanksgiving already! Regarding that squirrel, they must be a Wisconsin thing. Ours are way to hot to get that big. I've never even seen an acorn either. They expect you to feed them nuts, chips and other goodies from your beach bag when they come down off the cliffs and beg on the beach. I'm telling you one more thing. I'd better not see that pumpkin pie fairy near my house on Thanksgiving or I'll have to run away and hide!
Happy Thanksgiving week! I have a feeling it will be full of love, good food, family and friends all week long. Blessings, Tia

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Enjoy your weekend! I'm anxious to start 'dragging out' the decorations! But Fall things are so comforting. Crazy squirrel! lol

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful decorations, Diana! Your two mantles look fabulous!!! I have such a hard time decorating just one mantle! You did a beautiful job! Enjoy your weekend!

Nellie said...

Such nice decorating, Diana! I love the paintings, particularly the one you did yourself! You have many talents!

Enjoy your week-end!

xo Nellie

Debby said...

I love it all. Those figurines are adorable. Love the painting. You have style my friend.
I am sitting in a cluttered mess. I have boxes from all my Christmas ordering and paper everywhere. I am tired of orange and I am boxing it all it goes and out comes the Christmas stuff. Yeah.

Sarah said...

Your mantels look lovely. I especially like the painting you did. Wish you would show us more of your work. You are very talented!
Enjoy the day..........Sarah

Anne said...

Diana your fall decor is so pretty! Wow those are large acorns!!! Beautiful coral roses too!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Those pictures above the mantels are beautiful! Everything looks so nice. Thanks for stopping by and checking on me!

I have pine cones that are from the sequoia trees to go with those extremely large acorns!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Diana, your Fall mantels are lovely! I also love your Fall vignette! You are very creative, talented and quite the artist! The special salt and pepper shakers show lots of love! I know your Thanksgiving is filled with many blessings!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow Diana!!
You have a beautiful home!
And your quite the painter too.
The post on Ceekay was so touching too, so many folks reaching out.
Hugs friend,

Shelia said...

Hi Diana! Everything looks so pretty. All your vignettes look wonderful. Oh, I didn't know you were an artist too! I love your sweet little painting and those darling little figurines!
Now on with the Christmasing!
Be a sweetie
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your mantels...the painting are so pretty and make the rooms look so cozy! The figurines in your bathroom are darling!

Happy Saturday!


Beth said...

It is all beautiful!

Susan said...

Diane, your mantle is gorgeous, as are all you other fall touches. Love the birdhouse.
I have already put away my fall stuff. We are going to my daughters for Thanksgiving.
I am slowly decorating for Christmas. Hope to post some pics soon.

Zoey said...

You are a very good artist. Your talents amaze me!

Ruth Kelly said...

Nope - not ever have I seen an acorn that big!

Kelly said...

Such pretty mantel vignettes! I love the folk art painting you did. You could sell those. Very pretty.

It's Just Dottie said...

Such a pretty home!
Smiles, Dottie

Becca said...

You are soooo talented, Diana ... love your artwork above the mantel! And, your Fall splashes are beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

bj said...

I love all your fallness at your beautiful home, Nana...
I know Christmas will be merry and bright at your home.:)
xoxo bj

Ellie VanCaster said...

Beautiful, beautiful and more
awesomely beautiful. I love the
roses, that was a nice gesture from him.


I always enjoying see how blogging gals decorate their homes! Love the bunnies on the mantle!
I'm thinking I may get some of my Christmas out before Thanksgiving!

Donna said...

It's all so pretty, Diana! Love that large painting. And your painting too, you have so much talent!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that is one big squirrel! Our girls love to look out of the window and are very excited when they see "Roger" (aka one of our frontyard squirrel)

Annesphamily said...

Such a sweet post! That chubby squirrel is too funny! We watched 4 squirrels in the tree outside our office window Thursday! One looked like a baby and one was so chunky he could not step out onto the thinner branches! The other two looked like they were with Cirque Du Soleil! LOL! I wish I had my good camera with me that day! Sigh! Your decorations are great! Hugs Anne

Anonymous said...

Your home's fall touches are gorgeous. Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for your blog friendship!

Missy George said...

Thanks for sharing..Mollie is driving me crazy chasing all the squirrels here..Can't imagine what she would do with the big one!!

Red Rose Alley said...

I like the little boy and girl figurines, Diana. I have to tell you that I have a thing for figurines. Don't know why, but I think they are so precious. I love the turkeys from Gramma Clara too. Things like that are a treasure to me. Happy Thanksgiving, my dear friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Di,
So pretty! I love the little painting you did, you are soo talented.

Little Miss Maggie said...

That is one ginormous squirrel, Diana. I would be very scared if I encountered him. Your fall decor is beautiful.