Thursday, September 29, 2011

Welcome Fall, Family, and Friends

I think fall will forever be my favorite season of all. 

I love cool mornings, falling leaves, lightweight jackets, pumpkin spice coffee, and family bonfires.

I welcome this season with open arms and I would love to welcome you with open arms onto our front porch and into our home.


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Last year, I took a bright gold K and covered it in Spanish moss.  My kids say it looks hairy…I say it looks mossy.

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I found this great old feed bag over the summer while vacationing in the Great Smokey Mountains. 

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Welcome family and friends…

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Come on over and come inside…

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Stay for a little while…

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See you soon..

Visiting over at:

Southern Hospitality for her Fall Door Party

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rustic Fall Décor In the Shop

I don’t usually do a lot of advertising on my blog about my own etsy shop, but decided that today might be a good day to do just that.

 

I guess it’s kind of like not voting for yourself in an election…you should though, shouldn’t you?  You have to show that you have confidence in who you are or what you have to offer.

 

I want to you show a few items in my Amy's All Things Home Etsy Shop that I think would be wonderful added to your home this fall.

 

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I love this old rope handled carpenter’s tote.

 

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These rusty crusty bread pans were salvaged from an old farmhouse in Tennessee where they were literally stuck in the mud.    These were a fun find.

 

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Beautiful enamelware bowl.

 

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Just found this great orange McCoy flower pot on a scavenger hunt this last weekend.

 

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I picked up these old glasses at the flea market a few weeks back.  Love them and the stories they could tell of things seen.

 

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Great old shabby white egg basket.  Oh the possibilities…

 

So, these are just a few of the items in my shop right now.  I have LOTS more. 

 

If you have a few extra minutes today and want to do a little browsing, I would be honored if you would take a look in my SHOP.

 

Enough of all that. 

 

I hope you are all having a wonderful week full of blessings galore.

 

Thanks, friends.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Pretty Pretty Pumpkin

Good morning sweet friends.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was great…just very busy.

This summer I introduced you to my new friend Becky from Junk To Joy. (not to be confused with my other friend Becky from Buckets of Burlap)  Wow…just sitting here thinking that the Becky’s I know sure are gifted women.

Anyway…

Over the summer,  I ordered a beautiful little peat pot filled with lavender from Junk to Joy Etsy Shop.  When fall arrived, I couldn’t wait to see what her shop would be filled with.  Oh, was I so excited to see that she was creating gorgeous  pumpkins of all styles.  

Yep, I had to have one. 

I contacted Becky and told her that I wanted to buy a pumpkin from her and guess what she did?  She told me that she would love to create one especially for me.  She asked me some of my favorite things and then told me she would create me a OOAK.  (confession…I had no idea what that meant and had to really think on it) 

I was thrilled when my one of a kind beautiful, feminine, soft, luscious white pumpkin arrived through the mail.

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For those of you have followed me for awhile, you know my favorite number is 9.  Guess what?   Becky didn’t know that, but look what ended up on my OOAK pumpkin.  The number 9!!!  Love that…

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This lovely white pumpkin is soft enough to lay your head on.  Truly, like really really plush.

Didn’t she do a marvelous job?

Now, I am just waiting to see what you she creates for Christmas time.

I can only imagine…

Take a minute and go check out Becky’s Junk to Joy Etsy Shop and see what she has been doing.   Tell her that Amy sent you over.

**For those of you praying for my mom, thank you again.  Please know how grateful she and I both are.  She will have treatment number four this Thursday, which is the last of the first group of drugs.  Drs. say it will be a really tough one.  So thankful that God is her Peace, her Healer, her Strength.


Showing my white pumpkin off over at Faded Charm
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Fall Mantel

Hey friends!

Wanted to show you my mantel that I have fluffed for fall.

Because I love my big green bottles so much, I decided to let them stay from my summer mantel.  They made the cut…

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I also kept the old shutter over the mantel because I love the vintage pages hanging up there.

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I got the peat pots at Lowes on sale at the end of summer and love the texture and fall color they provide.

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I picked up the chalkboard slate while in Texas from the beautiful Laurieanna’s. 

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Can you see the little lock there in the Spanish moss?  That belonged to my grandfather who used it on his cattle.  It would lock together a chain that would go around the horns.  The YF is for Yearwood Farms.  Is that not so cool?

Can you tell how much I love family heirlooms?

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Now you may not think my mantel is in keeping with the simplicity that I keep talking about.  Keep in mind, though,  that there is only one little lone white pumpkin up there and it doesn’t scream fall. 

I do love the combination of the greens, browns, and neutrals.

Do you have your mantels fixed up yet? 

Can’t wait to see what you have been up to in your home.

Linking up today over at:

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Little Purple For Fall

Hey my friends!

I told you that I was going simple this year for fall, and I am sticking to it.

I have added a few white pumpkins but pretty much everything else I am using is just bits of fall color here and there. 

Can I just tell you that I am loving the simplicity?  Simple décor now means simple clean up when it’s time to change up again.

It is so easy to add great pops of color when most of your background is neutral.

For my sofa table, I made two changes for fall.

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I added these beautiful vintage purple satin scrolls that were awarded to my grandfather when he showed Jersey Cattle.  This one on top was actually from 1949 and was from a cattle show at a fair in Memphis.  The award was for best Get of Sire.  Raise your hand if you have ever heard of that.  I just learned because I figure if it’s in my home and my papa won it, I need to know what it is.

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I also traded out a summery white flower for the beautiful lavender I grew this year.  I truly didn’t have much that actually flowered, but what I did have, I am proudly displaying.

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I think the green, purple and natural wood are just gorgeous together and have just the right amount of fall flare that I was going for.

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I have my mantel all fixed up and a few other spots in the house that I want to show you soon.  I do hope you will come back for another visit.

Thank you to all who come and spend time with me in our home.

I don’t take it lightly when you leave a sweet word about something I have done and especially when you ask about my mom.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Just another quick note…

Let me tell you what I have been doing this week.  The girls and I picked over ninety pounds, yes I said ninety, of apples last week.    We LOVE apple anything, especially apple butter.  We are making apple butter, apple sauce, apple chips, apple bread, apple fruit roll-ups, apple cake, apple muffins, baked apples…anything apple you can think of.

I tend to do things sometimes in extremes, but I really didn’t want the apple season to end and me not have enough apples to be able to  put up what we wanted to last us for quite awhile. 

So, that’s what I have been up to.  What about you?  Would love to hear what’s going on in your life if you want to take a minute and share. 

Blessings to you, my friends.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Updated Fall Entryway

In preparing for Fall, I decided to redo my entryway a little bit.  It used to have a beautiful old chest of drawers there that I would use for storage of table cloths, candles and such.  It really never looked right,  but I felt like it worked okay.

What I really wanted to put there was some sort of bench, but it’s not a very big area. 

I decided to try out my old theater seats in that spot and even though they don’t quite fit, they work, and I like them there.

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Y’all know how much I love words, right.  I found these vintage flashcards at Goodwill the other day and knew I would have a blast with them.

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Aren’t they great on my old window that I put chicken wire on?

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Very often we will sit on the steps in the entryway and talk on the phone.  Now we can sit on this bench.  Guests can also sit here to take their shoes off on a rainy muddy day.  And, the blanket on the back is ready for someone to grab as they head out to sit on the front porch rocker.  Neat huh?

I have to say that I am doing minimal fall decorating  this year.  I am making subtle changes that don’t just slap us all in the face.  White pumpkins…twine… peat pots… a little purple (not much)… spanish moss…branches…extra blankets…and a few other cool things.  Simple, yet nicely done…I hope.

Will show you some of those fall changes pretty soon.

Blessings to you all, my sweet friends.

Linking up at:
Laurieanna's for her Farmhouse Friday



The Inspired Home and her Fall Nesting Party
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Enormous Entertainment Center

Hey my sweet friends!

I know I have shown y’all my entertainment center a million times, but here goes a million and one.

I have never quite known what to do with this enormous piece of furniture and its eleven little cubbies.  Yes, I am sure the cubbies are actually for movies, but I absolutely was not going to put movies in them.

This is what I have been playing around with lately.

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I added the burlap to try to help with the dark wood overload.  The jars were a suggestion from a friend and I think they work very well. 
There you have it…for now.
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For those of you who are praying for my mama…thank you, thank you, thank you.  She is doing well.  She is strong.  She is beautiful.  She is holding onto Him.  We all are!!

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Headed over to Faded Charm for her White Wednesday party and to Primp for her Wednesday party.
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