Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pumpkins, Pinecones, and a Winner

Hey friends!


I hope you are all doing better than good!!


I have loved filling our home with pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones this fall.  Most all of them will stay around through November and then the pumpkins and gourds will be leaving but the pinecones will be staying.


It seems as though every photo that I am pinning right now on Pinterest on my Christmas Ideas Board is filled with things from nature.  Fresh greens, pinecones, and berries will be found in abundance this year in our Christmas home.  I love that all of those things are readily available in our yard and our woods, that they cost me nothing, and are beautiful.


For now, there are pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones…




farm table









kitchen table


twine pumpkin


rusty oven


dough bowl


I won’t be rushing fall or Thanksgiving, but I always look so forward to the arrival of the Christmas season.


Now, I want to announce the winner of the Eco Natural Soap giveaway…


The winner is such a sweet sweet lady who always touches my heart in one way or another.  The winner is….


….Kristin of the beautiful blog, Simply Klassic Home


Congratulations, Kristin, you deserve a treat!!



Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Everything looks so pretty! Lovin' all your Fall touches. I get overwhelmed thinking about decorating for Christmas, but I know I'll have fun once I get started.

chateau chic said...

I always enjoy your posts, Amy, and seeing what you're up to. Love the way you mix so many wonderful textures together and come out with delightful arrangements.
Mary Alice

On Crooked Creek said...

I, too, adore using natural nature elements in my home decor, dear friend!!! Love the quote on your chalkboard!!! I think the contrast of the pine cones with the galvanized metal is stunning! Congratulations to Kristen!!!

Keeping it Cozy said...

As always, your seasonal touches are just beautiful. You have me wanting to go out and pick some pinecones!

pballard said...

Congrats Kristin.. Thanks for sharing a great new blog to me.. I am looking forward to sifting through hers. Hope you have a beautiful day.

Barb said...

Just lovely, Amy. I'm following your Christmas Pinterest Board :)

Anne said...

Amy love your pine cones and pumpkins you have inspired me!
I am not in a hurry to get started on Christmas decor.Although my space will be getting a change tomorrow!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I don't rush fall either. It is my favorite season. I can see it might be your too. You have things beautifully displayed!

NanaDiana said...

Everything looks great, Amy. I'm sure Kristin will be thrilled- xo Diana

Debbie said...

Love all of your fall decorating, Amy. It looks so restful and serene.

And congratulations to the winner!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Just adore the way you use vintage items in your decor. You have a gift for displaying them just right! And I love the touches of Fall! Very pretty! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Hurray for Kristin! This was a great giveaway!

I love seeing your home decorated for the seasons and subtle and pretty. Mind sending me some of those pinecones? I can't seem to find any of them in my neighborhood and may resort to buying some from Michael's! lol!


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh, your Autumn touches look absolutely beautiful! I love the way people decorate for autumn - it makes such a celebration of the comfort and snuggliness that this time of year brings!


Old Time Cindy said...

Love the natural elements added to your decor! Just lovely! Congrats to the winner!

born ambitious. born imaginative. said...

I just randomly stumbled upon your blog and I just love all of your pictures! We just closed on an 1880s farmhouse yesterday. (If your interested in a pic... ) . Anyway, I'm a new reader and look forward to your ideas for inspiration for decorating this gem. :)

Becky C said...

Oooo love all your vignettes, Amy! Gorgeous colors and natural fall decor. I need to add some pinecones around here real soon ;)
Congrats to Kristin!

Karen said...

Beautiful images Amy, I'm getting ready for Christmas and still enjoying fall. What season is it now? LOL. Thanks for stopping by.