Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall Festival

 Kellie, at This Blessed Mess, is having a Fall Festival!  We're celebrating anything and everything that says FALL.  So, if you have decorations, recipes, pictures, whatever, and would like to join in on the fun, head on over to Kellie's and link up! My fall decorating is simple this year, so I've put out just a few things.  This little scarecrow is very special to me.  He was handmade by my cousin, Colleen, years ago.  He just sings out "fall is here" and I think he's so cute!  Okay, no sentimental value here, but the bird cage on top of my corner hutch gets decorated for whatever the season.  I made this runner years ago, when we had our first house.  I like the colors and patterns in the fabric.  And there's the pumpkin Yankee Candle that smells so good.
The entry table holds a clock that was in my husband's family.  The little dish to the left of it was handpainted by his great aunt and has the key to wind up the clock.  The runner was hand quilted by my sister-in-law, Diane.  The colors are typically seen in Amish quilts.  I love everything "Amish."
The maple tree in the front yard is one of the first to start changing colors.  It's all  shades of golden and light green. A sure sign that Fall is on its way!
Thanks for stopping by!  Kellie's Fall Festival will run every Wednesday in September, so join in if you'd like!

8 comments:

Country Dreaming said...

Not ready yet but getting there.
Your house looks quite festive!


Melinda

Leslie said...

Oh cool. Great fall photos. I'm in.. I'll go visit the Fall Festival.
Thanks
Have a great Thursday

PC said...

WOW Love that mantle runner - you have done a great job on your fall decor! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho
http://bucketsofideasforfall.blogspot.com/

this blessed nest said...

omgoodness!!!

thank you so much for your kind mention of the FALL FESTIVAL.

totally smiling looking at your scarecrow. he is wonderful!
those table/mantel (?) runners are gorgeous. are they quilt pieces? our leaves are starting to turn here as well. i can't wait to get out there with my camera.

love your header picture too!

thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL & your sweet invitation to your readers. hope to see you next week!

kellie

Becky said...

That was fun! The soybeans are golden here, and the farmers will be harvesting their corn any minute. I decided to plat too. Thanks for inspiring me TWICE in one week :)

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
YOUR HOUSE LOOKS SO AUTUMN, I HAVE FALL DECOR, I THINK I WILL TAKE THEM OUT. TODAY IS COOL AND BREEZY, SOOOOOO NICE. I SAT OUTSIDE A WHILE SITTING IN THE ROCKING CHAIR ON THE FRONT PORCH CROCHETING. IT WAS SO NICE. HAVE A GREAT DAY. LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Love these, the runners are wonderful and so is the scarecrow! I love that you have the clock from your husband's family :)

Happy Fall!

Jen said...

Love your fall decorations...I have been itching to get mine down but havent had time...maybe this week!