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Sunday, October 9, 2011

New light fixtures... Christmas...

I finally decided on a new light fixture for the laundry room. The room has an entrance from the garage that we use as a "mud room". The entrance from the garage has a chandelier, so I didn't feel the room needed a second one. My laundry room still is not done... I know, it has been a long project for such a small room! Haha!
While I was shopping for the laundry room light fixture, I came across these pendant lights I thought would be a quick, easy fix for in the kitchen.
The hubby was in doubt...
but once they were up, with very little difficulty, he had to agree they were perfect!
Here is a picture of the ugly red saucer that was there before, so glad those are gone!
I am currently making some decisions to have the cupboards altered and painted, all new counter tops, and probably a few new appliances too. It's so hard to make decisions sometimes =)
Have you noticed all the Christmas decor already out in the stores? Wow! I couldn't resist these gorgeous  large scale ornaments.
Creating this card for a shoebox swap I am participating in has put me in the Christmas spirit extra early this year =)
My bag is packed, my "shoebox" is loaded with kits, can't wait to meet 16 other ladies I've never met before and 1 very close friend to craft all day!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

More fall decor 2011

 Sorry for the 'golden hue" of the pictures, it was a cold, dark day when I snapped some of these pictures of my fall decor. The hydrangeas came from our yard, I have them in every room of the house I think!
 I moved the furniture around, I tend to do that about 4 times a year! I hope I am not the only one who does that! Please tell me you do that too! Uh, you do right? Okay then moving on...
 A few close ups of the coffee table decor...

 My mom embroidered the fall picture for me many years ago. The little pumpkin I did at a little ceramic shop downtown last year I think?
 A few more closeups around the room.

 The sun made an appearance so I snapped a few extra shots =)

 We had some of the hubbys friends over for dinner, the hubby surprised me with one of them being a cabinetmaker/contractor... so we discussed my kitchen all  most of the evening! Looks like changes are happening soon! Maybe next week, if I can make all the decisions that fast.

 I did add some napkin rings and glasses to the table, we had a lovely dinner of chicken carbonara, salad, french bread and creme brulee for dessert.
 Then a few nights later we had more friends over and I used the same table scape for beef and broccoli (cooked by the hubby) rice, pineapple and blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Today I am headed to Lowes for a new light fixture for the laundry room, yes I am finally finishing that room up! Back later, have a fall filled day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall Mantel 2011

Aww, things are finally beginning to slow down a bit! The fall weather has arrived here in the Pacific Northwest, love it. Cool temperatures and rainy days perfect for a fire in the fireplace, a cup of tea and crafting!
I meant to post these pictures of my fall mantel over a week ago but just didn't get the chance until today.
The leaf frame is similar to the one I did in the craft cottage just a larger frame.

I used orange burlap behind it and some buttons.

I will be back tomorrow with a post of the rest of the fall decor. Today I've got a fire going and pumpkin bread baking and it's raining outside =) I am a happy girl!