Monday, September 26, 2016

Falling In The Kitchen


Hope you enjoyed a great first fall weekend.

I wish I could tell you it's cooler here, but NOT just yet!!

We did have some rain, but it only got hotter.
Now the weather people are predicting cooler temps this week.
So ready!!

It's fall anyway in spite of the heat
and I've embraced the new season
here in Rose Garden Cottage.

Welcome to a few views from my kitchen.

This is where family and friends meet!

Adding aqua to my fall decor has me smitten for this look this season.

I repainted a little counter lamp in soft aqua ~ love!!
"Fall in Love" note holder is perfect to keep a recipe handy.

This vintage glass carrier was also light aqua.
 I filled it with small milk bottles and pretty fall flowers.

Here's a wall idea pulled together for little cost using bits and pieces I already had in my stash.
The wall pocket added a bit of charm along with red and aqua painted birds.
The vintage medicine bottle was painted with chalk paint and holds a few greens and a fall daisy.
Because these bottles were usually shaped thin, it fits perfectly.
The house number tile was found on a treasure hunt.
I love the number 3.
Rolled up French wrapping paper finishes this wall vignette.

Have you seen The Pioneer Woman Collection?
I love the buffalo check tablecloth in aqua.
The bowls are from the Dollar Tree.
Score all around adding decor for less.
To the aqua ringed bowls,
I've added a large rusty pumpkin.

My kitchen is where we gather home!
At the end of the bar, sits this fun aqua rooster.

This darling kitchen towel was handmade by the talented
Love it!!

Cookie cutters fill a clear pumpkin jar ready for baking.

On the island is a tiered basket tray filled with fall accents.

A few aqua pumpkins with the traditional colors.

Handmade spoons tied with aqua ribbon.
The candle is on a timer and brings a cozy glow in the evening.

Vintage pie birds from my mother's collection  now grace my kitchen.

As the evening begins, this musical candle on a timer lights aglow
and brings so much coziness to the kitchen.

Do you cozy your kitchen for fall?
Now if only the weather would cooperate!


Don't forget the Texas Blog Hop Tour
beginning October 3rd.

See you next week.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

The Little Red Truck's in Town

Hi Friends,
Hope you enjoyed a nice weekend.

Fall will arrive this week and we sure hope it brings some cooler temps
here in the Lone Star State.

Well, looks like the pumpkin truck pulled up with
pumpkins for sale.
what a good price too.

I'll be purchasing a few to decorate the outdoors
along with a few faux styles.
I better hurry before they're all gone.

With the new season arriving this week we sure hope it brings
cooler temps.

We long to do some
patio sitting, outdoor dining,
walking in the park,  treasure junkin, enjoying one pot meals
and taking part in 
all the beauty Autumn days have to offer.

Are you ready??


In just 2 weeks, please join us
and visit
a blog hop home tour
presented by
Katie from
Let's Add Sprinkles
as she hosts 20 plus bloggers sharing
the fall season,
October 3rd through the 7th

Happy Fall Ya'll

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Monday, September 12, 2016

On a Pumpkin Roll

Hi Friends~
The last week has been all about fall pumpkins
and I know many of you are beginning to pull out your fall decor
and transform your spaces with a touch of autumn.

I love to decorate for fall and 
I've been having so much fun designing pumpkins this season
 to fill the shelves of my shop.

Here are a just a few creations.
Starting with some wood block designs.

My talented guy cut some large blocks from wood
with added peg knobs for the stem.

I painted these with Waverly chalk paint in a pumpkin color
added dark wax, distress and embellishments.

These next few were created last year
but thought them worth sharing again.

I used Dollar Tree Pumpkins.

Added more accents to the top and glitter dots to the body of the pumpkin.

They were all fun to create and the added tags make them extra special.

These little sweeties are created using  old sweaters in ivory with real dried pumpkin stems.

This larger pumpkin was designed using flannel fabric and lace, jute and a dove charm.

Another sweater pumpkin with a flower added and created from a vintage pattern
lace and burlap stem. 

Here are a couple mini sweater set pumpkins also with real dried pumpkin stems.
Tied with lace ribbon and complete.

This little cutie is designed using a vintage spool of thread.

Jute for a stem with wire and burlap accent flowers and leaves complete this pumpkin.

Adding a little tag gives it a finish.

This pumpkin is a large style faux pumpkin hand painted with a flying witch silhouette
The design was adapted from 
The Graphics 

This Trick or Treat tag was also added from The Graphics Fairy.

Lastly, I have sewn and designed lots of fabric styles this year and had so much fun.

Here are a few styles.

Notice the little paper bird sitting on the top of the ticking pumpkin.

I also designed the Farmers Market sign using the same chalk paint
by Waverly with dark wax and distress.

This little rose bud pumpkin can go right into Christmas.

Gingham checks in black with a little tag that says,
a wonderful Life.

I love to add these little wood tags.
This one says, embrace today!

And, I had to add a few pink for my shabby gals.

The pink wood tag says,
peace, hope and love!

Little furry fabric pumpkin with silk rose and leaves.

Some roses trailing on a ballet pink pumpkin.
Shabby and pink chic.

Ivory shabby rose pumpkin with heart grapevine wreath and roses.

White cork pumpkin.
I found a bag of corks at Kirkland's and it was filled with enough to make several pumpkins
and a few Christmas trees too.

and before I go, here's another little set of cork pumpkins
decorating my kitchen,

Many of these post pumpkins found new homes to decorate already but 
I still have plenty filling the shelves in my shop

To create your own pumpkins,
 visit one of my Pumpkin Tutorials.  HERE

Have a great week and THINK FALL!!

See you next time.

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