Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy Fall




Happy fall y'all!
I have been around reading and enjoying some of your blogs but haven't taken the time to blog myself. A lot of reasons for it but I won't boar you with them. Anyway, I'm back, decorated for fall and ready to blog away.

When I decorate seasonally there are only a few spots that I focus on. First are the centerpieces for the kitchen and dining room tables. Next come the kitchen counter tops and surrounding areas. The mantle, the space on the entertainment center, a couple of tables in the great room, and the buffet in the dining room get some fluff. A wreath on the front door and that is pretty much it.



In some of my older posts people have asked about where we store all these decorations. Each season our holidays trimmings, other than Christmas, are kept in no more than two storage bins per event. Some bins like fall are bigger than, say, the 4th of July. The bins go on the deep shelves John built in the basement when we first moved in here. There is only so much space so if I add something I have to then get rid of something else to make more room.
The collection of seasonal decorative accessories that we have are the result of years of gathering them and are pretty much edited down to the things that adorn a specific spot. Most of them have some kind of meaning to me and our family. Some are chosen for their height or shape to fill out a display. All are a delight to revisit with the changing of the seasons.
Enjoy this day that the Lord has made.
Stop by Rhoda's today at Southern Hospitality to see more fall decor at her "It's Fall Y'all" party.
Hugs,
Sue





27 comments:

  1. Sue, I got so excited when I saw that you'd posted again. Welcome back and I hope the reasons you've been 'gone' are because you've been enjoying that beautiful home.

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  2. Sue, it's so good to hear from you! I have wondered where you are. We all have to step away from time to time. I hope you can stay with us. :)

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  3. Sue,
    Welcome back! You've been missed...although I can't say anything...I haven't posted much this summer...

    Fall is a fun time to decorate in honor of the harvest being gathered...God's goodness to us.

    Blessings...Betty

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  4. Looks wonderful; don't you just love to stand back and see all the pops of color.

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  5. So good to "see" you again! Your decorating is lovely...as usual!
    I store my seasonal decorations the same way. I have learned to concentrate only in certain areas, other wise it overwhelms me! But...I just have to do a little something-something!

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  6. Anonymous12:12 PM

    Hey Sue....

    Nice to see a post !!! I love this time of year...I see Dana has been baking up a storm, love her blog & those cute kids !!!

    All the best,
    Kathy :)

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  7. Soooo glad you're back. Love all your fall decos you shown!

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  8. Glad you're back -- everything looks lovley and fallish at your home.

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  9. Everything looks beautiful! You have such a knack for vignettes. Welcome back to Blogville. laurie

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  10. Hi Sue,
    What a nice surprise to see your post. You were missed.
    Your decorations are so pretty.
    I was on the phone to family twice today from MI. You guys are feeling more like Fall than here in the south.
    Hope you're doing well.

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  11. It looks beautiful!! I love Fall!

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  12. Good thinking about 'if something comes in, something has to go out too', I do that with my clothes, christmas decorations and even with books (sometimes). I guess it is the only way to stop us from becoming all cluthered up.

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  13. It doesn't matter that you only do a small amount of tweaking for the season... Do what makes you happy and comfortable. I like your spider web candle! I am so enjoying seeing what others have done to decorate.
    :-) Sue

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  14. Cute decorations!

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  15. Very Pretty - You did a great job. Know what you mean about the storage issue.

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  16. Glad to see you back! Hope all is well with you and yours.:)
    PS Your Fall fluffing is quite lovely!

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  17. Hello Sue - it's nice to meet ya! Thank you for sharing such beautiful Fall inspiration. I love those sweet little pumpkins on the cake plate!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  18. Oh this is just beautiful! Definitely a fantastic way to ring in fall! Thanks for sharing! Oh, and if you're going to be doing any spooky Halloween decor, stop by my blog for a how-to and a giveaway! I hope you can! :)

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  19. Your photograpy is beautiful. Great pics.

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  20. I wish I were as good as you on editing my decor. I just seem to acquire more every year. But I'm to the point now where I need to start getting rid of stuff. We should all have a holiday decor swap.

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  21. HI, sweet Sue! Nice to see you back again & I love all your Fall decor. Thanks so much for joining the party.

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  22. Hi Sue,

    I don't think we have met but I am glad you are back because I so enjoyed your post. I have always wondered where and how people store their decorative items for holidays, and to me it is always an ever expanding deal!! I do toss out older or badly mishapen pieces, but that is also hard to part with because of the memories. But I like your tip to part with something if you add something. Good advice.

    I hope you keep blogging so I can get to know you better. And Happy Fall Y'All!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  23. Hi Sue, Everything looks beautiful...
    Happy Fall
    xoxo
    Julie

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  24. Very nice decorations. Love your blog and decorating style. Signed up to be a follower :)
    Have a great weekend.

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  25. You did a great job! I love your design style. Have a blessed Fall.

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  26. very nice home. It was nice to meet you.

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Hugs,
Sue