Saturday, October 10, 2009

Haulin' Pumpkins in a Tonka

My DH collects old trucks, mostly Tonka's from the 50"s and early 60's. We've had those packed up since the move. I've been trying to pull out a few to use in the house.

A few days ago, I pulled out this orange Tonka and added a few mini pumpkins. It turned out pretty darned cute and it's one decoration that my DH truly enjoys. I've used the red trucks for Christmas decorating, but for some reason have never thought to pull in trucks for Fall.

I put it on top of a cabinet in the kitchen and added a basket and a fall arrangement. If I had more money and more time, I could go seriously crazy with this seasonal decorating!

I thought my truck idea was totally unique until today. This morning I browsed through Rhoda's blog, Southern Hospitality. She has a wonderful, It's Fall, Y'all theme going on one of her posts. I've been browsing every chance I get.

One of her links is to Rabbit Run Cottage by Sue (aka Susie Q). How have I missed that blog? It's wonderful. On Susie Q's Autumn at Rabbit Run post, she has the cutest truck with candy corn in it!

I love it! I love it better than the mini pumpkins I used. Unfortunately, I can't borrow her candy idea. First of all, the top of the cabinet is high up and I wouldn't be able to see the candy. If I moved the truck to a lower location, the cats would scatter the candy everywhere. It can be a real challenge to decorate with curious felines roaming about!

Side note - the photo above has the Susan Branch book, Autumn From the Heart of the Home, beside it. I keep running into blogs raving about that book. I might need to make a stop by the bookstore and see what all the fuss is about.

Update! I added an old, old chalkboard with an Autumn quote -

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Little Bookends

I walked out this afternoon to this.
Sissy and Spooky look like little bookends.
How cute is that!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fast Fall Wreath

I'm in the mood for fall decorations! I decided to start with the wreath next to our side entry - the door we use the most.

The wreath still had flowers on it. I took those off.

Now, it's ready to add the fall details.

I made a stop by the craft store for instant fall color. The next day I picked up a few pumpkins at the grocery store. It's not magazine layout worthy by any means, but it's good enough to make me happy. I don't know if Rudy cares one way or the other. Sigh.

As Spooky walked by, I had an image in my imagination of including a black cat in my final image. As you can see here, he was not in the mood to cooperate.
After a quick sniff, he left the scene.

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