Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall Decorating

The cooler nights and sunny, bright days with little or no humidity is a definite sign that Fall is in the air!  I love to decorate for Fall and yesterday was the day.  Mr. Painted Quilt was away for the weekend so I had all the time in the world.

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After bringing the three plastic bins upstairs from our utility room, I made a cup of tea and started the task at hand.  I emptied all the items onto the kitchen table and counters just to take stock of what was there.  Most of the items were purchased while I was on the road teaching and every year  when I see all my ‘treasures’ once again, they always bring back fond memories of people I’ve met and places I’ve been.

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It took a couple of hours to complete as I dusted, vacuumed and moved things around as I went along.

I started in the kitchen.

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 Then came the sideboard in the hallway…

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and the den came next.

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 Then the living room.

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 The guest bedroom needed a little something too.

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And two other views of the hallway…the bucket bench on the left and the hunt table on the right.

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The front entry…

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and even the bathroom needed a touch of Fall too!

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The crow is watching over some of my favorite things on the shaker table in my studio…Darlene’s Civil War quilt and Julie’s pincushion!

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And last but not least…Mac, our Westie, who said, “Whew!  I’m glad that’s over with.  Now I can relax and enjoy!”

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I hope you enjoyed your visit and please come back again!

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

54 comments:

Stina said...

I sure did.... :o)) What an amazing house and decorations you have.. it was a pleasure to take a little look at your house...:o) I loved every one of the pictures!!! You did a fantastic job!! Rest now..lol..

Janet said...

Thank you for the tour Kaaren, your home looks so inviting. You have some great treaures, especially Mac.

Linda said...

Oh, Kaaren, I thoroughly enjoyed all of your pics. First of all, you take great ones and secondly you home is beautiful!
Linda

Gladys said...

Felicitaciones, Karen! El esfuerzo valió la pena! Su casa quedó bellamente decorada con cada uno de los tesoros con los cuales vistió cada rincón! Y la mejor foto: Mac! Es bellísimo! Gracias por compartir las imágenes! Que tenga una hermosa semana! Abrazos!
Google Traductor: "Congratulations, Karen! The effort was worth it! His house was beautifully decorated with each of the treasures with which they wore every corner! And the best picture: Mac! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures! Have a beautiful week! Hugs!"

Annette said...

Fall is my favorite time of year and I am enjoying the changes we feel in the air. You have such fun treasures. And a peaceful beautiful home.

Julie said...

wow! i thoroughly enjoyed my visit kaaren! what stunning pictures. i spied a few cute penny rugs... did you make those? and those rugs on your kitchen floor.... LOVE them! your little baby is adorable, and still looking pretty clean. and i see you've framed your blackbird x stitch... great job!
now you must show pics when you decorate for christmas.
big hugs,
julie xox

Rumi said...

Are you sure this is your home and not pictures clipped from a magazine? Well, it could easily be! Lovely!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, You have the touch Kaaren. Your house should be in a magazine it is so beautiful but I will have to admit that Mac is the cutest decoration of all!

ranette said...

Great Fall Home Tour....I really enjoyed it! Wish you could come and help me get mine ready for Fall.

Terry said...

You have a beautiful home Kaaren! And your fall decorations are just wonderful! I have no fall decorations at all...guess I'd better get busy making/collecting some!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Oh Kaaren, your home is just that..."a home", so warm and inviting. You have beautiful decorations and the style of your home is just perfect for all your treasures. I decorated last weekend too. Pictures are in the computer, just need to post about it at some point. Have a great week. Our weather is cooler here too. Love it.
~Karen~

Dorothy said...

Your home looks so inviting Kaaren.
I just love all your wonderful treasures.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm moving in. It is simple as that! Love it and the tour of your home....I feel as though it belongs to me because everything screams me.

Carin said...

What a beautiful house you have! I love all your darling fall decorations.

paulette said...

Kaaren, your house and decorating is absolutely gorgeous! Wow! You out did yourself!! I want a real visit now! Just seeing your felt penny rugs made me ohhh and ahhh! Thanks so much for the tour!
Paulette

Sandra said...

Thank you for the guided tour I enjoyed it! How beautiful you did the decoration,amazing.
Normaly I like fall, it`s my favorite time of the year but this year it`s different,have a hart time letting go summer...So I`mglad to get inspirations from creative minds ;)
Thank you!

Jeanette said...

Thank you for all of the pictures! I LOVE all of your decorations and furniture. The pumpkin angel with wooden wings standing on the post reminds me of a pattern I meant to get a long time ago and now I can't remember who's it was. I think I need to get out all of my fall decorations. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Candace said...

Wow - now that you've done your house, want to come over and do mine?? Everything is gorgeous - even Mac!
Cheers!

Wendy said...

I enjoyed the fall tour of your house, all your decorating is wonderful.

Francien said...

Ohh what a lovely house you have Kaaren..love all of your fall decorations..isn,t it a cosy time the fall??.....when can I move in??? if not..ok i take Mac then...lol...but in a short time my small house will look as cosy as yours too i hope...starting next weekend...was lost in the attick last sunday to look true the boxes..you have some cute thinggies there and you inspired me to make some more fabric pumkins and hearts etc...thanks for sharing...great pictures..
greeting Francien.

Linda said...

Wow!! Karen, How Lovely!!! Gosh I love that picture of Max. He sure looks like our Fergus. That weathervane is outstanding. Your corn, pennyrugs, pillows are they handmade? Your beautiful paintings. I can go on and on....

Patty said...

Wow what lovely home you have! I enjoyed my visit very much thanks for sharing!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Kaaren - your home and decorating are awesome. Thanks for the tour!

Tudy said...

Very neat, all the things you did are looking great.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh this sounds like a great weekend. Your home is so lovely.

Susannah said...

Your home is so tastefully done, Kaaren. It has just the right amnount of FALL. Mac is worn out!

Friends,
Susannah

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous house and your decorations are fabulous!! It makes one think of falling leaves and hot chocolate and those gorgeous warm autumn days and crisp evenings.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

You've made your home so warm and inviting! I wish I could come visit for real. :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

your decorating is beautiful..........

Lappetausa said...

I am totally speechless after looking through this blog post. What a wonderful house you've got, such a good taste!! I'm not used to "celebrate" autumn like this, but it sure is a very good idea!

Amanda said...

Everything is beautiful! Thanks for giving us a tour. :)

Heidi said...

Hi Kaaren! We are 'on vacation' so I am not home all the time to check blogs. We are spending three days here to work on repairing our damage from the kitchen leak and then will take off for Cranberry Cottage tomorrow. But boy am I glad I stopped in by your house to be treated to seeing your autumn decorations. Your house is so beautiful! I only wish I could really stop in for a chat and a cup of tea. :-)

Hugs ~
Heidi

P.S. ~ Thanks for your kind comment about my latest prim ornament. I keep them now year round on a 3 ft. tree in my quilt studio.

Allie said...

Wow - gorgeous home and I love your decorating!

Sherri said...

Everything is so beautiful and ready for fall! Thanks so much for sharing! I truly wish I could get in the fall feeling here...hope to have some cooler weather soon!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Kaaren,
Love all your Fall decorating!! Everything looks wonderful!! And Mac is too cute!!
~Cindy~

Mel said...

So cozy! I love your style, thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Handmade by Mai said...

Woah, you have a beautifull home and so nice decorated. I wish I could come over.

Cathy said...

Wow Kaaren, what a beautiful home, it should be in a magazine. You have decorated with such a loving touch. Thanks for sharing it with us xo

Susan said...

Really enjoyed seeing your "fall decorations". Looked just beautiful, so to walk into your house in person would be a real treat!!

Regards,

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I don't know what I enjoyed more, the tour of more of your pretty home and prims and wonderful old wood pieces or the fall decor. Actually, it all goes together just perfectly!!

hugs, Linda

Quilterrits said...

I've recently discovered your blog and love both your taste in music and home furnishings. That cabinet that holds your quilts, is it an old fashioned pie safe? I have one that my husband is re-finishing to hold my quilts. It belonged to my dad's grandmother. I am so happy to have it and can't wait to fill it up.

Richardson's Randoms said...

Kaaren... So gorgeous! Reminds me of my late momma-in-laws house... how I miss her... thank you for sharing.
~Kimberly

Peg said...

Gorgeous pictures of a lovely home - it truly looks inviting. This post is an inspiration to me.

Carrie P. said...

Well, I can say that I can decorate with your free pattern. I just posted a picture on my blog. Check it out sometime. Thanks for the pattern.

The Rabbit Factory said...

Wow! Thanks for the tour of your home Kaaren...every little nook and cranny! Mac is so adorable too!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Kaaren,
You want to trade homes, yours is beautiful. Love all the fall decor. My time of year and colors.
I agree with the others that said your home needs to be in a magazine.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Cindy said...

Your beautiful home belongs in a magazine, Kaaren. It's so warm and inviting. You have a special touch.

Hugs and blessings.

Martys Fiber Musings said...

What a wonderful tour. All your pictures extend such a warm invitation to enjoy your home.

teresa said...

Wow, your house is so lovely and comfortable and welcoming. Great photos and absolutely beautiful decorating...thanks so much for the tour....

Karen said...

I want to come visit! Looks lovely to me.

Betweens said...

Kaaren I loved visiting your home you have beautiful furniture and your decorations are perfect. what a wonderful inviting home you live in

Rose Marie said...

You have a beautiful home and so inviting to anyone who visits!

black bear cabin said...

What a fun tour of all your treasures! and what a lovely home! :)
Fall is my favorite time of year, so i always enjoy seeing all the goodies other folks put out! Beautiful...thanks for sharing!

Suzie said...

I just love it! Everything is so lovely, so neat! What a cozy home you have!