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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

IS IT FALL YET?

If you saw my Fall blog header when you clicked on this blog, you've already seen most of the Fall decorating that I have done. Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen once said in a comment on my blog that I am a party animal. She's so right. I just can't resist a Blogville party! (For one thing, other Blogvillians come up with such fabulous ideas for posts, and I'm always desperately seeking post ideas. I'm so grateful that smart Blogvillians let me share in their posting ideas!) I am joining the Celebrate the Holidays party at It's So Very Cheri. I've just met Cheri, but she is kind enough to let me come to the party even though we just met. Nothing like a party to bring friends out of the woodwork! Thank you so much Cheri.




I've decided that having a blog is sort of like being in the retail business. Blogvillians get ready for the holidays long before most people. I'm always running behind, but when I started seeing all of the pretty Fall colors on other blogs, I wanted to rush to get out some of my Fall decor.












You didn't think you were going to leave my blog without having to see at least one mosaic, did you?



Thank you so much for visiting me. Don't forget to go to It's So Very Cheri to find links for others in Blogville who are sharing their beautiful seasonal decor. laurie

37 comments:

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Hi Laurie, I haven't posted the results on my blog yet but I ran the random number generator and you are the winner of the Pansy painting. Email me your address so I can ship it to you. You can email me through my blog profile!
Congrats and I hope you enjoy it, Bridget

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Love your beautiful new blog banner Laurie! Your fall decor is gorgeous! ☺ diane

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Laurie, Everything looks wonderful! I love the litte wagon with its load of pumpkins. Your photos are just fantastic. Have a great rest of the week and thanks for leaving me a sweet comment.

Charla

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Laurie,
You do the best decorating! That plate is gorgeous and that little wagon full of miniture pumpkins is just the cutest thing ever~ I always learn from you, thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas! Hugs, Cindy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Laurie, Girl I love your new header pictures...it's so you...Love all the fall you have going on here and yor's so right everything in blogland is early...found that out the hard way when I really did a TT on Tuesday at that time and everyone else did their on Monday night ha ha!!Loved seeing all your grand babies how cute are they and only 1 poor little boy with all those silly girls...Hope you have a great week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

No...I know where the best mosaics in blogland are!! Right here!! Loved all your fall decor! This year went by just to darn fast! But fall being one of my favorite times of the year brings me smiles! Hugs!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love it all. Everything is so beautiful. I love all the berries. And absolutely, you are welcome to join the party. Anyone is welcome. I love making new friends. I don't know if you clicked on the button, under my headin The G-Force Family but if you did you know I am a VERY Social person.

I have another party on Mondays-the Knock Off Knock Out. It can really be anything but lets say you see something at your girlfriends house and love it. She has had it for years, so you can't get one. what's a girl to do? No you don't swipe it, you knock it off. You make one to look a lot like it. OR you can alter something to fit your home. Let's say you saw a set of 4 abstract prints on 4 canvas squares. they are in golds and browns and when put together they make one picture. You love it but don't like abstract and brown and gold wouldn't match your home. You find a huge poster of a Bright Red Poppy and you find 4 canvas frames at the Goodwill and you cut up the poster and make your own version that goes with your home-that is still a knock off-nothing has to be exact. OR you go out to eat at a restaurant and love the dish youhad and re-create it and it is a KNOCK OUT (the means really awesome) you just created a Knock Off Knock Out.

I hope you leave lots of comments because that is how I get to know you better.

Cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

I forgot to tell you I joined as a follower and hope you will do the same.

Cheri

carolinajewel said...

I love it all but especially that pumpkin wagon!!!! I am running so far behind in my decorating. Just got back from a long weekend - this empty nest has been so busy I haven't had time to blog or decorate! :D Jewel

SILVIA said...

i love fall Laurie and i cant wait for it to get here..i'm loving your pictures they are beautiful...have a great day.xx

SmilingSally said...

Laurie, I love your new header and especially like that cute boy with wagon figurine. Then, there's the darling men with a pumpkin filled wagon. Love it too!

I read Bridget's comment...and Congratulations!

Stacey said...

Laurie, everything looks beautiful. Have I ever told you that I admire you so much. You work full time right? To keep your home so beautiful and work is quite an accomplishment!

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! I love it when you show up at parties! Your fallness is gorgeous! I just love it all. You have the most beautiful things. I believe I've said that before!
Be a sweetie and you know how I love your mosaics.
Shelia :)

Our really empty nest said...

Laurie, I love your fall decor. And you are so clever with your mosaics, I can never figure out how to do that, or how to cross out a word, just am not that computer savy. Thanks for sharing all of your pretties, Sue

xinex said...

Oh Laurie, you're making me want to go home so I can start decorating for fall too. Love your Fall accessories and your new header picture mosaic....Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laurie, you always do the neatest vignettes. YOu have so many pretty things. I love them all. Now I am really excited to see your cloches all decorated. Hugs, Marty

kimmcl said...

Stunning Laurie - I expect nothing less from you! You are amazing! Take care and Happy Fall!! Kim

Domestic Designer said...

I am motivated to start decorating now!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Fall doesn't start early here in Texas! In fact, I won't be pulling out anything fallish until Oct 1st & then it will be Halloween. My true Fall decor won't make it's appearance until Nov 1st. It's just hard to get in the autumnal spirit when the temps are close to a 100. LOL

You are a party animal Laurie & you have a very festive nature...I think you even outdo me on the holidays!

Love that little farmer boy statue...too sweet!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your decorations are beautiful. Great job on the mosaic - I should take the time and learn to make them. Love your header. Hope you are having a great week.

ellen b. said...

Laurie! You really have some fabulous fall pieces. I love the cart, etc. Your collage/mosaic is beautiful. I only have five items in the condo that would qualify for fall and they are all little candle holders :0)

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Ooops, I guess I took the profile thingie off my blog so you can't access my email over there, you can reach me at SillyMilly1958@gmail.com

Cindy J. said...

Hi again BIRTHDAY GIRL! Well sweetie you have really out done yourself.. I've never seen a more beautiful collection of Fall stuff in my life.. I love every single item soooo much.. and your mosaic and new header..to die for! Hope you have a wonderful day. Love, Cindy

ceekay said...

You made me laugh at your comment on my blog about running a retail business. I KNOW, the pressure is on! You sure have some lovely Fall items. I haven't even gotten my boxes out...what Fall things I have out, were in the closet...and seriously, I am in NO hurry to get the rest. But now, I want something pretty out like your wagon with the people and little pumpkins...see, it NEVER ends!!

Kathleen said...

Hello Party Girl!
I don't know how you find all these events, LOL..
I love you Autumnal decorations, so fallalicious...LOL..

So I guess I have to put all the beach stuff away and drag out the pumpkins....if you say so!

Get your costume ready..I am having a Halloween Party..I know you will be the first one there!!!

Love that little wagon with the pumpkins!!

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

First of all...Happy, Happy Birthday, my dear friend!!! Sending you my very best wishes and blessings for the sweetest birthday ever!!!

Well dear...I just couldn't wait to get over here and see some of your Autumn decor!!! Girl, you're the best when it comes to seasonal decorating!!! It's always such a treat and I always feel just like a kid in a candy store! Hehe! Love your beautiful mantle all decked out in all of its Autumn finery!!! That little guy with the wooden wheelbarrow is simply charming!!! I also love your vignette with the beautiful boy and girl and grape baskets...ahhh, the Eiffel!!! Beautiful vignette!!! Ohhh...wouldn't it be just glorious to be in Paris right now...I bet it's beautiful in the Fall!!! Well before closing, just want to say that I love, love, LOVE that beautiful pitcher with the embossed leaves coming up around the bottom of it...it's beautiful, my friend! And I love all of the pretty autumn leaves and berries!!! Just gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing your pretties with us today...I love coming to your house for a visit!!!

Love ya and Happy Birthday, Dearheart!!!
Chari

Carol said...

Oh, Laurie, your fall touches are beautiful! I wanted to start decorating for the new season on Sept. 1, but here it is the 9th & haven't started yet! You give me inspiration to go to the attic & dig out my boxes.

Hugs,
Carol

Sherri said...

Hey there Laurie!

I see you've been busy with your fall decorating, and it all looks so cute!

I hope you're havin some pleasant cool weather out there in Arkansas! We had a couple of nice cool days over Labor Day weekend but it warmin up again!

Your new blog header mosaic is one of my favorites so far! I love your Happy Fall Y'all Greeting on the mirror too!

Big hugs!
Sherri:)

P.S. Thanks for grabbing my blog button but there seems to be only a box with an X there. Could you try to post it again and if there's still a problem then I'll look into it.
Thanks Laurie, I'm grabbing your button now!! TTYL

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
it looks like you are all set for fall. I simply love the pumpkin wagon...and your fall plate is adorable. Look how you added the coloured straw to complement the wagon...love it. You've done a great job bringing in the new season...thank you for sharing.
Hope you've had a great day
Judi

Linda Q said...

Hi Laurie,
Wow you are way ahead of me. I have been to busy of late to even think about decorating the house.
After the wedding I will be back at it though.
Love all the things you have done, looks so pretty!
Hope you have been well!
Linda Q

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Laurie, love your header and I love our fall decor. The wheelbarrows with pumpkins are so precious.

Its So Very Cheri said...

You were featured for the week so you can grab my "I've been featured" button and post it on your side bar. Every single one was beautiful-I just couldn't leave any one out this week. I hope you post again and I also have a Monday party called the Knock Off Knock Out--something you make or buy that is a knock off of something expensive.

Cheri

Kelly B said...

That looks great!! There is nothing more comforting to me than seeing the colors of fall... they make me feel like I am home. I love your collage. I still haven't figured out how to do that!! :)

ginny said...

So lovely, Laurie! I am not sure if I am ready just yet to turn in my flip flops for socks and shoes!

Sarah said...

Laurie, thanks for sharing your fall decor. Love the Eiffel Tower picture. I'm off to visit the others on your link. ~ Sarah

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Very pretty Laurie! You've done more than me - I just got started!

Manuela

Its So Very Cheri said...

Be sure to come by tonight around 9pm (Eastern time) for the announcement so you don't miss out. I promise-it good-really really good.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri