Thursday, October 18, 2018

*Fall Pretties*

I love decorating for Fall even though it feels more like summer time here in Florida!

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It’s my least favorite season so I make an effort to surround myself with things that look pretty!

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I won a fun giveaway at Life and Linda and she sent me these beautiful Mackenzie Childs Elizabethan guest towels.

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Aren’t they the cutest!

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Thanks Linda! (I love this tag too)

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I hung them on the baker’s rack for now.

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But I’ll probably move them again! I’m bad to do that! lol

And Sam asked me to show my progress with cross stitching.

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(The red barn will be stitched in under the sun!)

I had to take a break when we were in NC. I took my little project bag but I was too tired in the evenings to do any stitching. So now I’ve started again since we came back to Florida. I’m anxious to finish these and start working on something for the holidays.

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Do you have pretty Fall decorations up?

Anyone want to brag about their nice cool Fall weather?

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

37 comments:

Stacey said...

It is hard to embrace Fall when it's hot! Same here in Texas usually...strangely it's cool and rainy here and we are enjoying it. Love your fallish decor. :)

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

We have finally cooled down here in Tennessee and I love it! I love fall and all that goes with it. Your fall decorations are so nice. I have a fall wreath on my front door but that is all I have so far.

Susie said...

Diane, I love your cute decorations. My goodness you are so very good at the cross stitching. I always love seeing those. Two of my daughters have done some on Christmas ornaments for me. They are treasures. Love the cute towel you received. Also, I like that felt owl. :):) Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Arlene Grimm said...

OH those towels are so cute!! And your stitching is perfection!! I look forward to seeing how you display the cross stitch in your home. I am always on the look out for new ideas.

Lorrie said...

Although I love autumn, I'm not fond of oranges and browns, so decor here is minimal. I'm not a fan of Halloween (other than the cute trick or treaters) so I don't decorate at all for that, other than making a jack-o-lantern for the 31st. Fall here is more about getting cozy and pulling out the candles, little lights and warmer blankets. So far we haven't needed blankets too often - the weather has been gorgeous! Enjoy being home and working on your projects again.

Simply Shelley said...

Cute things indeed. Love the sweet Annie. Happy Autumn my friend ❤🍁☕

Simply Shelley said...

Cute things indeed. Love the sweet Annie. Happy Autumn my friend ❤🍁☕

Out on the prairie said...

A friend added a wreath to my door, but the colors are all around me. headed out soon to look over leaf color

Maggie Ann said...

I like your cross-stitch! I have some long ago cross st. started and forgotten. I love the art of it...the blending of colors and lines that create art, don't you.....as for fall....its foliage is magical...the gorgeous turning of colors on the trees is breath-taking. I guess that means I like it haha. Time to settle in and get serious about 'cozy'. Hope your day is full of sunshine and all that goes with it.

Sandra said...

I am in the same HOT boat you are in so no bragging, but I am begging for a little cool air to come our way. no decorations here, but I never do. but I do enjoy seeing what others do, and your bakers rack looks beautiful..

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So many cute things for Fall! I have a few things out and those make me happy. Less and less is all I want these days! Hugs!

Debby Ray said...

Diane, your fall decorations are so cute and your little towels you won are adorable. I have my home decorated finally and will leave it up through Thanksgiving since it's not Halloween, just fall stuff. It will be here before we know it! Hugs!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love your fall decorations and the towels are really nice. It's always fun to win giveaways from blog friends. I have a few decorations on my mantel and on my front stoop. The weather has turned from summer weather to very cold! I like it when it is a gradual change but this was a drastic change in just one day. I had to take out a heavier coat, scarf, and gloves and it's sweater weather here too.
Have a nice end of the week and weekend.
Julie xo

acorn hollow said...

We are cool with a dusting of snow this morning blustery winds most of the day and a hard freeze warning for tonight. we are in full fall mode here lots of decorations.
Cathy

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hello Diane, so happy you won the Halloween towels. Everything looks so festive.
The weather is lovely today. Happy Thursday. Hugs

Terri D said...

I'm right here in hot, humid Florida, too. I don't put out many Fall decorations (or Halloween). Your things are cute, your stitching is perfection, and those towels are great for this time of year!

Ann said...

I can't imagine fall with summer temperatures and no changing leaves. I do have fall decorations set out

Small City Scenes said...

Lovey decorations. I loved my raggedy Ann doll when I was little. A gal in Tenn. made me a small Raggedy Ann and Andy a few years back. I displayed them nicely and one day I came home and someones dog has chewed Andy's head off. So sad.
MB

Lea said...

Beautiful decorations! I love the cross stitch you are doing.
We seem to have gone from Summer to Winter without much Autumn

Tom said...

...all brings out the creativity in you!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful post and photos ~ so many lovely autumn decorations

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Janey and Co. said...

It has finally cooled off here in north Texas....but the rain can stop now. Your place looks so festive. My sweet husband buried the Fall decoration box under mounds of Christmas decorations...and I didn’t have the energy to dig for them...grr

Thanks for coming by my blog...I have been awful about getting over to my friends blogs.. Have a nice weekend..


happyone said...

Lovely decorations and those towels are so cute.
No, I don't decorate for seasons. I just have everything I like out all the time. : )

Michelle said...

You have some beautiful decor! Thanks for linking up today!

Gina said...

Diane, I love your fall vignette! Especially the owls! ♥

Sam I Am...... said...

I love those towels! I've never heard of them....I'll have to Google...lol! I adore your cross stitch! Thank you for showing it.
Too funny...it's your least favorite season and my favorite. I adore your cute decorations. You can come decorate my house anytime. Hugs, Sam

Vee said...

Alas, crisp weather has taken a nosedive so no bragging nere. Your cross-stitch projects are darling.

Estelle's said...

How adorable....you have such fun decorations...it's just so enjoyable to surround yourself with seasonal decor you love!

Meditations in Motion said...

Those towels are adorable. Lucky you! Can't wait to visit my sister in Florida, but we won't be going until January.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love crows

Cranberry Morning said...

That stitching is just so beautiful, bright, and fun! I love it! So fun also to get those towels. They remind me of England. I won't brag about our weather, but I'll have to say that the reason fall is your least favorite season is because you don't live in Wisconsin. :-) It's glorious here right now. So much color and beauty, and cold enough that we've had to have fires in our wood burning stove! Okay, I'll stop bragging about the cool weather now. LOL Have a wonderful weekend, Diane!

Debbie said...

i love autumn, it is my favorite season!! i have 4 huge tubs of fall decor and i only put a few things out, it's just getting to hard for me to get up and down the stairs!! i miss it all but it was a lot of work!!

i LOVE your cross stitched towels!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

That Raggedy Ann doll is the cutest, Diane. And those little pumpkins are something else. Your Fall décor is nice. I don't have too much, but it's my favorite season of all. I was surprised to hear it was your least favorite. Your cross stitching is exquisite. What a special talent you have.

~Sheri

Carla from The River said...

I like the little owl. :-)
Great work on your stitching.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...


Autumn is my favorite season, Diane, so I always enjoyed the cooler weather and bright blue skies and colorful trees that we get here. We even had our first snow this past weekend! I always look forward to that event. I have not put out any Halloween decorations as yet-- been very just after returning back from a quick trip to NTC to celebrate my brother's 50th wedding anniversary--but I bought all the candy I will hand out.

LA Paylor said...

the towels are so cool... I want some! And the dancing pumpkin men too!

Do you get much Fall in your part of Fl? I grew up in Tampa, and really now much Fall to be seen. Maybe two seasons, hot, and less hot.
I like that you decorate, and the vignette's you make.
LeeAnna

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonitos trabajos y que bonita decoración de Halloween