Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fall decorating

Today I went out and got a few pumpkins and mums to make my entry look a little more like Fall. I tend to procrastinate with this, because it seems the pumpkins start going bad too quickly. Since it has been so warm this year I have been even slower than usual. Here are the pumpkins and mums I got for the front door.




I also got gourds and mini pumpkins to fill this basket for my table. This is a Longaberger basket that was my Mom's. Earlier this week I posted about going to the apple orchard. When my Mom was living, she came on that annual outing and she always took this basket along. We would stop at a local floral place and they would fill and decorate it while we visited the orchard. After she passed away I got the basket and I always put it out in the Fall and at Christmas. It is nice to see it and remember her.




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16 comments:

Karen said...

How beautiful! Mari, pop on over - I have given you an award.

I'm Tara. said...

I'm totally doing the Mums thing this weekend, myself. Love it!! I have gourds in the middle of my table right now, too. :)

Jennifer Partin said...

It looks beautiful. I am glad you have he basket and memories of your mom. Moms are special, aren't they?

Jennifer said...

The pumpkins that my kids carved in an earlier post... I have to go throw them across the road. Instead of being a nice decoration at the front door they are a disgusting rotting decoration at the front door. Bummer.

Diane said...

The mums, pumpkins, and gourds all look so nice! I don't do that really anymore. I did for a while but the gourds just attracted fruit flys. :(

Short Stop said...

What a great basket...and the story is so special! I LOVE your entry to your house...so welcoming and fall!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

It turned out really nice- I love the color of the mums. You really should have Laura do the basket sometime-I'd love to see what she would do for decorating it too!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

My pumpkins are already rotten... I jumped the gun, Mari! Next time I'll follow your lead.

Beautiful decorations, and beautiful memories.

Hugs - M

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I have a basket very similar to your. What a great idea to fill it like you did. I may have to do that this weekend.

What days do you have off? Does your schedule change every week?

Laura said...

The mums and pumpkins look so great - especially with the newly painted door. I love it.

And I never new that about Grandma - that's cool!

Nancy said...

I Love the look, My mums are fading fast already.. To much rain or something...

Dena said...

I love mums and pumpkins - they make the best decorations! what a fun wat to be reminded of your mom!

LeslieW. said...

It looks very festive! I can't wait for some fall foods...like apple pie. Mmmmm. I am making one this week!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Looks great Mari, but wheres Slow Cooker Thursday?!

Rebekah said...

You're looking very festive.
I seriously need to decorate for fall. I always get mums but this just hasnt been a priority.

The Birds Nest said...

The decorations look great!! I love to decorate for Fall. I also love the story about your Mom. My mother has lots of Longaberger baskets that will one day belong to me and my sister. They will hold special memories for me because she loves them so much. What a great story!!