Monday, September 15, 2008

Feeling {Fall}ish

It was 58 degrees when we woke up this morning! Beautiful! We have the AC off and all the windows open. It is starting to feel like fall. Of course, I do feel a little bad rejoicing about the cool weather knowing that it is probably a result of Ike. We had some fairly strong winds here this weekend. Some people in our town lost power, but ours only flickered a couple of times.

I loved Margo's carriage wheel when I first saw it. I was excited when I found some wheels of my own shortly after that. I've had them for several months now and finally got around to decorating one this week. I'm not completely satisfied with it, but I will probably keep it this way for now. Maybe I will change it for Christmas. I really need my mom here for this project. She is a florist and just knows how to do these things.

I briefly mentioned these little feeders a couple posts back. They were a quarter a piece at a garage sale and I just thought I could do something with them. For the first one I attached the hymn "Bringing in the Sheaves" and then just tucked in some fall decorations.

This one has a dictionary page, some scrap paper and an advertisement for "Halloween Favors" from my 1917 Ladies Home Journal. Doesn't it make a fun candy dispenser?

These are just a couple of old brown bottles I embellished.

Not everyone does seasonal displalys in their antique booth, but I like to change things around a bit. Sadly, I took my little green cabinet off my front porch because I desperately needed it in my booth. Tonight I worked on it for a couple of hours. My 11 year old son helped me.
It was fun to tuck little pumpkins here and there.
Owls seem to be fairly popular right now, so I added a couple to my display.

And a couple more pumpkins....
It may feel like fall, but the grass is still growing. Our grass is about a foot tall! Thankfully, not a lot of people drive by on our road. They'd probably think our place was abandonded. Nope. Our mower is just in the shop. Broken mower + lots of rain = a sad looking yard. Actually, the mower was done being fixed today. Now we just have to figure out how to get it home since we don't own a pickup or trailer.

Today the power doors and locks on my van quit working. Very frustrating. Hopefully it is not a computer issue. I need to take it to a Chrsyler dealer and the nearest one is 45 miles away. Not sure when I will do that. Aaaaah! Life was so much simpler without all this "power" stuff on vehicles. Actually, that is not true. The power doors make my life easier. When I am carrying a 45 lb. child, a school bag and a purse it is nice to push a button and have the door open.

Oh, and have I told you that my kitchen sink drain has not worked properly for over two months? The plumbing issues go way beyone just this one drain, but it is the most pressing matter right now. I'm hopefully getting it fixed this week. When I come up with an extra $13,000 we will get the rest of the plumbing fixed.

Sorry about all that. I guess I just felt the need to let you know that life is not all about crafting, decorating and sweet little pumpkins. Those are just some of the things that help me stay sane!

{"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven..." Ecclesiastes 3:1}


marie said...

Those little feeders are so sweet! What a great idea.

I saw your comment at "the feathered nest" about being too cheap to buy Somerset Life ~ I'm the same way! I've been lucky enought to get the last two issues at Michael's with a 50% off coupon!

kristy mae said...

What a cute idea - the candy dispenser! I would never have thought of that!
Plumbing troubles - ugh.
Your booth looks great! I went back through your blog and saw some pics of your old booth and recognized the notebooks and such that you had embellished. I love to browse out there.
Thanks for commenting at my blog :)

Wendy said...

Wow Vanessa...sorry your dollar store leaves were smelly...wierd. I wonder why? Fun stuff in this post, by the way.

Brooklyn said...

Your booth looks great and I LOVE the candy dispenser! Great idea!

Sheri said...

I love the look of the wheel I want one now. Anyway everything looks great, Fall is my favorite time for seasonal decroating. (with the exception of Christmas) Sorry to hear you're still having the plumbing issues. Enjoy the cooler temps and the cot. Love ya and miss you guys LOTS! Sheri

Ros Horton said...

Hey, I just stumbled on your page doing a search - LOVE your sense of style,creative recycling and credit to God. Ok if I link to your page?