Monday, October 19, 2009

All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth!!

Happy Monday everyone! We are awaiting the infamous Tooth Fairy at our house! Nick lost both of his front teeth over the weekend! He was so brave when Daddy pulled them out! They were literally "hanging by a thread" and it was so hard for him to eat! It was definitely time for them to come out! He is getting soooo grown up!

I hosted book club at my house on Thursday night! We chose the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Have any of you read that?? It looks really neat. It's written all in letter format. Very Different! My sweet friend Jennifer brought me this pumpkin when she came. It's very "Martha Stewart" she painted the stem and added lots of really fine silver glitter. I just love the way it shimmers!! Thanks Jen!
I finally finished decking the house for the season. Here are a few photos of "autumn around our home." I have really loved seeing all of your homes on your blogs too! Before we know it, this lovely time of year will be all but a memory... covered in snow! I plan to enjoy every minute of it!

This cool pumpkin hooked rug is from Christine at Buttermilk Junction! If you have time, check out her shop! She is a sweetie!! I just love the colors in it.

I got this idea from an old Country Living Magazine from a couple of years back. I had this large glass jar and wanted to do something with it. It was inexpensive and I think I can change it our for Christmas by adding some "snow" or holiday rose hips and a Christmas candle. Or, maybe some pine boughs and berries... What do you think?

This is an old sap bucket with a pumpkin face cut out. I got it a few years ago at a local shop called the "Vintage Cupboard" they are no longer in business, and I miss shopping there! Girls, you need to re-open again! Hint, Hint!! I love this and put it out every year.

More autumn photos.....


My Halloween tree! The boys love this!!

Well, that's all I have to share today. Thanks for stopping in for a visit! Oh, by the way... I am having trouble leaving comments on some of your blogs. I want you to know that I have really tried to visit you all, but can't leave you a note! Darn Blogger! I have decided to take part in the Gratitude Attitude Challenge from Mercy's Blog. Today I am thankful for warm little hands to hold on a cold autumn day, a fuzzy little dog by my feet and the great joy blogging has brought me! Have a good week peeps!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Antiques, Inns, Harbors and Vineyards!!

Wow! Door County was LOVELY! I have posted some pictures of my recent trip to Door County Wisconsin. I have wanted to go there for many, many years and finally did! My dear friend Pat and I left the guys at home and headed out for a week long adventure! If you have never been to Door County, you must go! When you drive into the peninsula you go through little "villages" that are reminiscent of New England towns. It is surrounded by water. Green Bay on one side and Lake Michigan on the other. The leaves were turning and the small villages had fall festivals and autumn decor galore! Every inch of Door County is cute and decorated for the season!!! The first three pictures are of the Black Smith Inn on the Shore in Bailey's Harbor. It was wonderful and very Early American/Colonial. All of the rooms had balconies that looked out onto Lake Michigan. Next we visited a wonderful Winery called Orchard Country Winery. The grapes were just about ready to be plucked from the vines! Gorgeous!! We took a tour and did a little tasting. Mmmmmm! They grow cherries and apples here too! Next you will see Lake Michigan and some white caps! It was windy our last day in town. Following that is the Inn at Cedar Crossing in Sturgeon Bay. This is a historic Bed and Breakfast right down town Sturgeon Bay. The room had a wonderful wood archway leading to a lovely bed and it was filled with wonderful antiques! We had a great home made breakfast here too! Next is the Harbor House Inn at Gills Rock. This was a spectacular Scandinavian inspired Inn overlooking Green Bay! The Innkeepers quarters are in the "lighthouse" home! Very cute! I hope you enjoy the photos and stay warm! We have had Christmas in October here in Minnesota. About three inches of snow fell today! Thanks for stopping in!