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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Autumn In My Cottage

This year I determined that I wouldn't put my fall stuff up at the beginning of September. I usually keep these types of things up until about Thanksgiving and get tired of them if I put them up too soon.

So I waited until Tuesday, and put up a few things.

We love the way these fall leaf garlands glow at night with the white lights on.

If you look carefully you can see how dusty my lampshades are! I added fall ribbons and some fall berries to my chandelier.

On my piano I have added some fall flowers and berries, and in my birdbath, some multicolored popcorn and a votive candle.

I changed my shelf in the bathroom, kept the wreath and added a fall leaf garland. The little pumpkin says "give thanks."

On the back of the commode, a metal bucket and some fall flowers.

Emily came up with a fun way to take popcorn and clementines to a movie night at our friends' house! She is one creative girl!

When things get blooming in the garden I will show you my daisy like mums. I enjoy paring the garden back for the fall and winter. There is a beauty in it, that I like.

Have a glorious day!


  1. Hello Mrs. Rabe,
    I love ur fall decorations, but more than that I really love the *Red* color on the wall in ur bathroom (I think that's where it was?) What color/brand is it called by. It's lovely.
    Love & Prayers,

  2. You have a lovely home! I am going to have to borrow some of your ideas!
    Ruth, PA

  3. I really need to get my fall decor out too! Yours all looks great and I must say I LOVE that red wall!!!

  4. Everything looks lovely..I am still in the process.....I just love this time of year.

  5. You can come to my house and decorate. Beautiful

  6. The red color in the bathroom is "Cut Ruby" and is by Valspar at Lowe's. Valspar is the "house" brand I believe.

    It is my favorite red - not too orangey as red's can be sometimes.

    It is beautiful with white trim, and perfect for just about all seasonal decor, especially fall and Christmas!

  7. Your decorations look lovely!

    I have not decorated inside yet.
    I'll probably just do a little bit.

    I think that if you had put the clementines in a bowl they would not have been as appealing to the children Sunday night. But as a decoration, they were fun to eat!
    It was fun to see them pulling them out.

    We are off to our mountain hideaway this see you Thursday.

    Becky K.

  8. oooh, vewy pwetty, MrsRabe!

    I need to ask hubby to bring our autumn box down from the rafters. I have some beautiful gourds and leaves to spread around. :o)


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