Friday, October 14, 2011

Dab of This and That

Above picture from Fall 2010.
Just a quick post - Most of what has been going on has not been blog worthy.

I have enjoyed visiting around the land of blog and seeing all the pretty Fall decorating everyone is doing. Would like to say I have accomplished the same, but I have not. I did replace a couple of dead potted plants in the courtyard with some pots of faux mums I already had, to add some color and picked up an ornamental kale/cabbage last weekend. Plan on getting a pumpkin and some real mums, but put it off til the daytime temps are a little cooler so maybe they will last a bit longer. Also, most of the mums I have seen so far have already bloomed out and won't last much longer.
Fall decorating inside so far - Non existent! Unless, you want to count the peanut butter cup wrappers that are orange (finished off the m&m's last night). :-D

Checked out the list of estates sales for this weekend and don't see anything of interest. I did see where one listed jewelry as "gold, silver, costume (No scrap) sorry". Sounds like they had heard many inquiring about pieces to repurpose in the past, so would get the word out ahead of time.

Great weather predicted for the weekend - hope it is in your area also. Have a great weekend whatever your plans are.


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your pretty flowers and pumpkin are timeless! You're doing much better than I am with any type of fall decorating. I'm not too sure it's going to happen:-( I have a few pumpkins and that's about it.
Well, at least they warned everyone not to come looking for repurposing jewelry, hopefully you'll be able to hit the jackpot with another sale.

The Old Parsonage said...

I'm with you and working in cooler temps. We just turned on the AC at work - yuck!

Enjoy your weekend!

Glenda said...

Hi Glenda - I see we share the same name and some of the same interests. I love estate sales, flea markets and thrift stores in my quest to buy vintage stuff. I also love the blingy jewelry - I just can't get enough rhinestones, but they're getting harder to find. My last blog was on some recent flea market finds - but not jewelry - I did my first ever blog on tablescaping and showed off some of my purchases.

Debbiedoos said...

Hi Glenda...I too am looking forward to some cooler temps. Love your faux mums, who would think? They look awesome! Mums do not last long enough so this is a great idea. Have a happy weekend.

Donna said...

You have the most important Fall thing and that is the candy!! :) I love all those little chocolate goodies wrapped in orange.
Hopefully you can find some jewelry this weekend!

lvroftiques said...

Glenda that photo is gorgeous! And I wish you good luck on the estate sale trail *winks* Vanna

Brenda Pruitt said...

I'm missing out on the autumn decorating fun due to packing. I even gave both my mums from last year to the neighbor. Sad to see them go.

Sue said...

I haven't been out thrifting all summer! Have hit a coupla shows recently, though. I miss the thrill of the hunt- maybe the weather will stay nice and a few brave souls will continue to have yard sales! :-)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

It is what it is an no apologies necessary! Enjoy the weekend. Cooler temps here.

Anonymous said...

Love the header, Glenda.

It has been unseasonably warm here and that makes it difficult to get in an autumn kind of mood! J heard we are to have snow in October. It better hurry...the month is flying by!LOL

Bill said...

Hi Glenda,

Just stopping by to wish you a "Happy Autumn." I'm with you on enjoying the cooler temperatures. I haven't done any fall decorating either, but I'm enjoying seeing what neighbors and Blogland friends have done.

Hope you have an enjoyable week.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I wish I could say that I needed to wait for the daytime temps to be cooler . . . LOL . . . but the mums look pretty! And I do think that pb cup wrappers would be considered fall decor!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Glenda,
Love the arrangement! Hoping you get some beautiful Autumn weather soon...I would think it would be very pretty in your neck of the woods!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What a pretty Fall photo Glenda. Sounds like the Fall temps will be here soon. Yippeee! Not ready for winter temps though. laurie

xinex said...

I love your area welcoming Fall, Glenda. Beautiful mums and love the bunny!...Christine