Friday, September 17, 2010

More Fall Decorating...

Woohoo!!! I got on a roll last evening. After grocery shopping and my massage (which is helping my chronic pain) I came home and decided I needed to get decorating. The reason is I need to find my dining room table so I can start another fall quilt. I have bought the cutest fall fabric at Wal-mart this year. I am so excited. I also had a brainstorm yesterday to help my daughter. As you'll remember she is a high functioning autistic, has ADHD, and a non-verbal learning disability. Anyway, this effects her fine motor skills. Last year in one of her classes she learned how to tie the fringe fleece blankets. Anyway, I have some awesome fall fleece and told her if she made a blanket I would put it up on my website to sell. I told her she could keep the money if it sells. So I am killing two birds with one stone. She is really excited about it. I am hoping we can start on it this weekend.

So I did what I said by tearing everything off my shelves in the dining room and started over. I think I might actually like it except for one shelf. So grab a cup of joe and enjoy...























This is the shelf I'm NOT in love with below.









I reposted this one because you will note I now have curtains thanks to Steve. I found some wrought iron rods for $13.00 at Wal-mart in the clearance section. Steve fussed over them for almost an hour trying to make them look right. LOL. I told him I needed to take them down because it is just a piece of fabric draped over the rod and I needed to cut it down to the right size and line and hem it.



I ended up not using everything I have. I will try to post pics of the entire rooms once I get everything cleaned up. I still need to put away some things. I'm thinking I want a fall "tree". You know a Christmas tree with fall ornies on it. Hmmmm... I'd really like one that looks like it's dying kinda a brown color. Not sure where I'll find one, but if any of you know let me know. LOL. Thanks again for stopping by!
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13 comments:

Linda said...

Mary...........it all looks great!
I wouldn't change a thing if I were you. Those shelves around the window just make the room. I see you have removed your cupboard doors too, I have done the same, like it much better.
Linda

•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

GORGEOUS, girl!!! :) LOVE everything! I think it looks fabulous!

What a great idea for your daughter!

Have a great weekend!

Jacque said...

So warm and comfy looking. Great job!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Everything looks wonderful!

Brenda said...

It all looks great! Very warm and inviting. Love that blue corner candleholder, it makes everything else in that cabinet pop out! And what a wonderful thing to do for your daughter!

Brenda

Sheila said...

Oh Mary! you really got on a roll. What a wonderful job displaying everything and I think the one you aren't the happiest about is my fav!
I love the idea for your daughter too! That is awesome for her and something to look forward too. Makes my heart smile.
Blessings to you~

Primsue said...

Everything is beautiful! I wouldn't change a thing - I too love the shelf you are not happy with. I look forward to seeing the blanket your is going to make. Great job!

Autumn Blessings,
Sue

Carla said...

Everything looks perfect! I love what you've done. Love the peg rack with the plate rack hanging. Great job, Mary!

ohiofarmgirl said...

Everything looks so wonderful...you are doing a good job....keep the pictures coming...ps..steve must be a gem. Dianntha

Nancy said...

Everything looks great. Don't ya just love Fall?

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Mary, I just hopped over from another blog and I love all your pics. Your home is just beautiful and love the way you put things together. Lots of inspiration here. I am now a follower and look forward to visiting again.
Blessings,
Lorna

Robyn said...

Love all your decorating!
Those "no-sew" blankets are awesome! So comfy when it gets chilly out!
I just used brown primer on my tree to make it look like it was dying. My daughter thought I was nuts. LOL
Have a great day!

Angie Berry said...

What a great idea for your daughter! I hope it all worked out.

I love every little bit of decorating you did, even the one shelf you are not happy with. I think it all looks great!

I'm guessing you didn't go with a fall tree, I don't remember seeing pics of one. I have a 5' skinny alpine tree that I keep out year round in my dining room. It's my holiday tree, gets changed with the seasons. I love having it out year round.