Thursday, September 10, 2009

Outdoor Fall Fun!

Hello friends!

The weather is changing here in the Show Me State and I've been in the mood for fall! Have you?

Fall Fever has been going on for a few days now and I've been nesting for fall all around the house.

Today I wanted to take some pictures outside, it was a little overcast, it had rained all morning, but the rain had passed and the temperature was nice...outside we went.

Logan played on his play gym and I proceed to set up the table and start shooting some pictures, Logan asked me: Are you doing a tablescape? I laughed out loud, it seemed so bizarre to hear that from a three year old! I replied no, I was just taking pictures and he seemed satisfied with that answer. Hilarious.

Combining navy blue and orange is one of my favorite looks for fall. After finding this tablecloth at an 80% discount at Kohl's-this was a no brainer. I also like cobalt blue and even turquoise with the warmth of fall colors.

Glassware is a weakness of mine and I like collecting it. Stemware, vases, candle holders, and apothecary jars.

I bought three of the same apothecary jar not only for the savings, I got 3 for the price of one, but I know that the possibilities are endless. Today is an example. I used two for an assortment of gourds and squash, and the third for an arrangement.

Raising one up on a book is one way to vary the height, doing the pair on a mantle would look just as great

Are you in the mood for Fall yet?

The skies started to cloud up again so Logan and I headed back inside. I took some better shots of the third jar.

Artificial willow and bittersweet became my simple arrangement, and I love it, and the pine cones had just enough room...

Yes, how I love this time of year!

Thank you for visiting and please come again!

Blogged for Marty's Party at A Stroll Thru Life

Thanks for hosting Marty! This has been super fun!


  1. Beautiful photographs!! It's been too hot here, so I needed a little Fall inspiration! I love it that a three year old is asking about tablescapes! So cute! Isn't it fun when your family buys into blogging with you?? lol Enjoy the rest of your week!...Debbie

  2. This is great! It really puts me in the mood for Fall! I am going to dress my house this weekend!
    Thanks for some wonderful ideas!
    All the best,

  3. All the fall colors are just gorgeous. I love bittersweet and it grows wild on my property. And every year I have to clip a huge bunch and send it to my Mom.

  4. EVERY picture here is beautiful eye candy. Amazing photos and absolutely beautiful fall decor.

  5. Michelle, your arrangement are simply beautiful. I really love the willow and the pinecones! Your little boy is so precious. They watch us all the time, don't they?

  6. Oh how pretty. I love the apothecary jars with all the gourds and pumpkins, they are just beautiful. Then the jar with the pine cones and the berry branches is stunning. Your centerpiece is gorgeous too. What a treat. Thanks so much for joining the party. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

  7. Hi MIchelle! Oh, everything is so gorgeous! I love how you've displayed all your pretty cloches!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Hi Michelle,
    I always love stopping by and seeing what wonderful things you've been doing! That was SO adorable that Logan asked you if you were doing a Tablescape!!!

    I also like shades of blue with warm Fall colors! Your photographs always capture your creations perfectly.

    Hope your weekend goes well!

    Bye for now,

  9. Hi Michelle, Well, I think you have a budding genius on your hands! He is certainly going to impress all future girlfriends in his life...a man who knows about tablescaping. :-) That's about the cutest thing I ever heard!
    I love the colors and the mix you showed us a feast for the eyes! Loved the way you described it, too. The apothecary jars are truly versatile aren't they?! Love all your suggestions for where to use them.
    Thanks for a great tablescape...or was that an un-tablescape? :-) Logan is precious!

  10. Your arrangements are so pretty. I love what you have done for the cloche party! Your photography is wonderful.

  11. You son is so cute, really handsome! And it is so funny for him to even know the word tablescape, lol! You have created the most beautiful vignettes and displays in your apothecary jars. I love them all. The colors are so warm and so beaurtiful....Christine

  12. You are really showing the beauty of fall. I love all your cloche ideas. You have a fantastic camera and are very talented at getting the right shot. Do you mind if I ask, what kind of camera do you use?

    Thanks for leaving me a sweet comment and have a great weekend.


  13. That is too funny that your little boy asked if you were doing a tablescape!!!! I laughed outloud!
    I do love your cloches - especially the arrangement with the pinecones. I'm lovin' the blue tablecloth too.

  14. Your whole blog is beautiful...I love the berries and pine cones...great ideas thanks...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  15. Michelle, I just love the pumpkins, gourds and pinecones. Your collection is so colorful and full of Fall. I just love it all. Thanks for sharing. Your dish setting is also very beautiful. Please stop by and see my cloche collection. I so love to share. Country hugs, Sherry

  16. Michelle: what a gorgeous fall display you created! A highlight of the party rounds, to be sure. Glad to have had the chance to visit you!

  17. Oh your photo's are wonderful, the colors are great.. Love it all... I am having a give a-way do hope you can stop over...

  18. Great photos and love the decorations.

  19. Michelle, absolutely beautiful!!!!! Stunning.

    Barb :-)

  20. These photos are soooo scrumptious! Wanted to eat them up with a spoon! Very pretty fall arrangements. Boy, I'm in the mood for fall now!

  21. Good morning Michelle,
    Your photos are beyond words...they're amazing. You did such a great job. I love your aphotecaries and I love how versitile the can be. Thanks so much for sharing and for dropping by for a visit. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings and a smile.

  22. Love it all! the pine cones with the arrangement coming out of the top, is so creative and perfect for fall. Great work!

  23. I really like the willow and pinecones--so so lovely.

  24. So Fall and pretty, but the cutest of all is that smart little boy!

  25. O, these are so so pretty!! Your photos are amazing.
    You know, I am not much for fall colors as for the oranges...but your blue with it sure makes me change my mind. I LOVE this look!!

  26. Your photos are just beautiful, I really LOVE LOVE the pinecone/willow/bittersweet arrangement, it's perfect.

    PS Your little boy has the cutest cheeks ever!

  27. This is all so beautiful! I enjoyed seeing all the pretty colors! Here in FL we are still having hot and humid weather, no fall!

    What your little boy said is adorable!


  28. Your pictures are just FABULOUS!!!

  29. Hi Michelle !
    I could sit here all day and look at your great pictures ! Way to go ! Your son is so cute and what he said is cuter !!
    Thanks so much for visiting me after my surgery - you are super sweet !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  30. What colorful fall beautiful pictures!!!

  31. When I grow up I want to take pictures like you. WOW! Thanks for stopping by.

  32. I am longing for a camera that takes pictures like that. Di at Snappy Finger and Littlt Red House...well...see? Now you. I am sighing deeply here! I have a little red Kodak camera...and I think I am fastly outgrowing it.

    OH...I see the comment above...YES! I know how she feels!
    Your blog is just beautiful..and your little boy is gorgeous! It's not good to pray for something like that it? I mean prayers should be know...serious and important things..right? Still...there is always Santa.
    YES!! I'll hit Santa up for it! :):) Good thinking on my part. Right??

  33. Oh my goodness these photos are breathtaking. You inspire what little decorator I have inside of me.. love the colors. splendid.

  34. Love the apothecary jar with the pinecones and whatever that was flowing out of it....may have to be a copy cat....hope you do not mind, but I have to get another jar first....good excuse to go shopping right? You take really good photos! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxox~ Tonya

  35. oh so beautiful, yes you do love autumn!!! enjoy

  36. Fabulous photos!!! You definitely have put me in the mood for fall. I love how you raised up one of the two apothecary jars. And I love the third one with the pinecones & vines.

  37. Just beautiful!! Don't ya just luv Fall?? I do!! Connie

  38. very festive post. Love the blue and orange.


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