Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall is here...like it or not

I don't love Fall. I like every season other than Fall actually. I don't like the colors, and  I don't like trying to get back into the school routine. But though I try to pretend it isn't here..it is, like it or not.

So I decided to take  my pretty white lace covered coffee table off the front porch and replace it with a neighbors tree stump.


I am kind of thinking it looks cute. It will weather all the Oregon rainfall so much better than the cute little summer table.


I got this little Chihuahua planter at Goodwill. I couldn't resist it--how cute is that?


I got a lot of house work done yesterday which makes me proud of myself since I wasn't feeling well. Wyatt was really sick but his fever has broke (after overdosing him with vitamin C) and he wants to go to school tomorrow. Gage has a fever now too. I am feeling better today. I plan to reward myself for housecleaning well done by reading the newest issue of Romantic Country tonight.
 
 
 Fez and Phoebe were spayed and neutered this week and they don't seem to even notice anything happened. Phoebe was in a mad mood the  first day but now they are back to their crazy cat selves.


 
 I am loving that my roses are still looking beautiful!


 
 Thanks for visiting!
 
 
 
 


21 comments:

Deb said...

I love your white wicker. I am a Fall lover and love all the colours, especially the apricot. I'm with you on the 'white' though. Love it. Deb

Cottage and Broome said...

I love fall but not all the orange that goes with fall. The tree stumps are great they make wonderful tables. Laura

jeanetteann said...

I love your little doggy planter,tree stump and pumpkins display. We used to have a ginger pussy cat. Her name was Ginger Megs. She looked exactly like yours. I've been cooking to fill the freezer all morning with my hubby on my tail following behind doing dishes. We have just sat down for lunch. My reward is getting on here to see what you have been up to :) Have a nice day Sandy.xx

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Fall is actually my favorite time of the year. I don't decorate indoors for fall, but I do up my porch pretty nicely and that's where my orange decorating stops. (*_*) Fall always seems like a new beginning for me because I love school and then I used to work in schools and for the school district so back to school time has fond memories for me. Love your "stump" table!!

De tout, de rien said...

Oh my God, you're the first person other than me who is not crazy about fall! Don't like the colours either and the fact that it's getting cold and that it's the end of summer.

Good for you for getting your kitties spayed. I approve!

I hope your boys feel better soon.

Cindy said...

I know, i usually get sad when the days get shorter, and fall arrives, but fall can be so beautiful, and this summer was like a million degrees, so i'm trying not to get bummed about it this time. I'm not sure if that chihuahua planter is cute or scary, but everything you do is charming, so i'm gonna take your word for it, that it's cute..., and i love your tree stump table.

Cindy

hong kong property said...

that chihuahua is really cute!:D i guess you have gotten yourself a really cute watchdog. haha

Shirley said...

I'm with you..fall is not my favorite either. Oh yes, the colors are nice but everything becomes so messy! You must get snow. I think? We have to take all the outdoor things inside. Gazing ball, statues, lawn furniture..everything must be put away. And the leaves falling off the tree's make for a messy yard.Plants have to be cut down right after the first frost! Brr..counting the days till spring/summer..love your tree stump table.that is very cute..and your goodwitll find is adorable. Once again, a great post!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Yeah not too crazy about fall...I can't decorate like that til it gets cold...and I am not big on orange and rust. I loved seeing that pic of your dining room~love that wall color. and the chandy looks amazing!

W. Latane Barton said...

Love the dog planter... don't ask me to spell the name chic wa whatever. But, he's cute as a bugs ear!! Great buy.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sandy, I love your Fall accents! You remind me of me rewarding myself for cleaning! Your pumpkins are lovely! It's so nice to see how you decorate in your lovely home! I hope all feel better soon!

Cynthia said...

Love the fall accents and the pets made me laugh. Too funny.

Cynthia

Karen said...

I love fall. It's not too hot or too cold, but I can relate to the getting back into the school routine not being fun. The stump looks cool on your porch, I'm always eyeballing tree stumps and envisioning them as something...oh right I do that about everything lol. I hope your boys are feeling better.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

So sorry you're not feeling well. I know Fall colors aren't your taste. Fall is my favorite time of year. Mainly because of the temps.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I am so happy to find someone else that does not like fall. My thoughts are left over from growing up in Minnesota and how horrible winter weather followed fall, it always made me a little melancholy! Glad the kitties did ok!

Carol

Connie said...

Wow!!! I love your dining room and that ruffled table cloth is out standing. Gorgeous!
Sorry that you don't like fall . . . it will only be around for three months :) maybe that will help, LOL
Have a great day, Connie :)

Rebecca said...

I love Fall but I only love the colors OUTSIDE. Inside I still only use whites.

Tell your girl I'm STILL LISTENING TO MY DEPRESSING MUSIC!

HAHHAHAHAHAH

xoRebecca

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

The stump makes a perfect and unusual porch table! It's so cute with the fancy white wicker love seat. But I have to say that I'm completely drooling over your ruffly white table cloth. What a gorgeous dining room!!

Sandi said...

LOVE your home! It is gorgeous!

I LOVE fall, but I have a hard time bringing in any fall colors except a bit of bittersweet. I always use white pumpkins inside and the colored ones outside. :)
Blessings~

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I understand how you feel about fall--we have such a short summer here in the Pacific Northwest that it's very hard to see it go! But I do love what you did with your outdoor area--the stump and green pumpkin are lovely together. I am so loving your white ruffly tablecloth--so pretty! Glad that your kitties came through their procedures fine--cats do love paper bags, don't they?

ShantyGirl said...

I adore all your photos and am parital to the pretty cat on the jack.......I saw in your other post your beautiful I mean beautiful daughter and the lovely dreamcatcher , wings and other things you made her dreamcatcher is absolutely georgous!! I would like to see a tutorial! and know where to get the rings etc as I love these I have three of Tausha's and love them but want a few for my family and friends
sherry