Somehow or other, October passed me by and I realized I was so blog-focused on the lake and beyond that I hadn't mentioned anything about autumn inside the house! I did cut back a bit and I was pretty late getting out any Halloween. But hey, life is for living, right? Sometimes decorating has to wait!
I'm big on wreaths and they seem to pop up in different places. I love this little doll made by Joanne Huffman, who used to blog and is a marvelous artist. It hangs on the cupboard in my living room where I can stare at it every day!
Here's another one -- a bittersweet wreath, again on a cabinet door!
And a third -- on the china cabinet!
I may have shown you this one before. A few pumpkins, an ironstone pitcher of leaves, a few fairly light and garland beside my the watercolor by my friend, the late Dick Hill.
I'm trying to keep the living room simple but again, as a bit of a memory walk. On the coffee table, I have the lantern from my mortgage-ending dinner at Southern Exposure had a wee ghost added to it. When I look at it, I remember that fun evening several years ago, celebrating with dear friends during the Covid times. We sat at separate tables in our own private room, distanced but unmasked. (You can read about that here and here (what can I say -- it was a two-post event!) if you are a new reader and may have missed it!
So far, the happy Jack-o-Lantern fellow is one of my early concessions to Halloween. This might change up a bit before the holiday.
The Wizard of Oz Lori Mitchell pieces surround a lit pumpkin. (Ignore the storm window behind it! I needed a safe place for it!)
I just love this series!
There are more Lori Mitchell trick-or-treaters on my desk.
In the family room, a few pumpkin people on the hutch!
And this year the mantel is uber-simple. (To be honest, I felt lucky to get anything on the mantel at all this year!) It is going to have to come down super-fast and fit in a totebag due to some work I'm having done above the mantel (in a spot I don't show!)
And of course, there is a wee tree.
The best find of the season? A dozen yellow roses for $3.20. (And a dozen pink for $3.80, t00!)
And then you depart? You'll find yourself "booed!"
For whatever reason, I have a lot of posts in the pipeline -- a roomie reunion, October books, more fall fun! Stay tuned!
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