Friday, August 29, 2008


Good evening to all my dear friends. Boy what a day I had, I was on the move most of the day. Wheeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww!!! I am wore out.  My daughter Heather had the day of work and we went out for lunch, then shopping. Well I went shopping first I have been hearing and seeing some real cute pumpkins and fall decorations on some blogs. And they were from the Dollar Tree, so off I went this morning. They did not have a whole lot left, they were setting up Christmas already can you believe it. I don't care for it much when they push all the Holidays up so fast, just does not seem right.  Any way I did find some very pretty and cute fall things. On a blog not sure which one it was, they had a pretty center piece with a small cake stand and dome under the dome was a pumpkin some fall leaves and around the bottom of the stand I think they had some white ones. It was so pretty I just had to find a way to make one like it. After I found lots of goodies at the dollar tree I ran over to the Good Will store. love that place.  I found some great buys, hey do you like all my fall font colors???? or am I drive you nuts. he he he   Now back to the store, most of the goodies I bought are going to be redone for my niece Brandee's office at work, she is sort of my boss too. And I am trying to make her office a nice place to be in, she is so excited about it. I took some things in the other day, I will have to take pictures and do a post on it when I am done.

So back to my center piece for my table, at the dollar tree I found a wonderful fall color bowl then I found a chunky deep mustard candle holder I glued the bowl to the holder it was great looks so nice together too. And at the Good Will I spotted a glass cheese platter with a glass dome, I grab that thing so fast I would have made you head spin. lol  So here is my fall center piece.


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I am sorry that it is not a good one I really need to get a new camera. I also found the place mats there too, but they only had three so I bought then any way love the color, I put my deep burgundy table cloth on and my white lace table topper, so not too bad huh....... 

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In the corner of my dinning room I have a round table, I put my green table cloth on with a white linen one on top, a yellow and brown bowl inside is my boyds bear scarecrow  my other one who by the way is a pumpkin, they are so cute, I all so put in the bowl a fabric pumpkin. I still have more to do but did not have time. I set out some other pretties too.

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This cute pumpkin candy dish, I just love this little fellow, I am going to put some candy corn in it, Yummmmmmyyyyy!!   :+}

It is in my family room.

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I love my three tier plate stand I found these ceramic pumpkins and had to have them too at the dollar store and the leave garland my fall napkins as well. looks pretty good if I do say so myself.

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And this is on the top of my bread box, the little pumpkin Heather made in grade school he is so cute I have him set out all the time. The candle light puts of the greatest sent a pumpkin spice sent. I bought it last year at the craft fair we have each labor day on Sunday. It was a great by only ten dollars everything.  I have lots of other fall stuff I bought but have not set up yet. I am going to try my hand at making a scarecrow to set out front. I think he or she will look so cute out there.  Well dear friends I hope you enjoyed my fall decorations I made. I won't be posting again until Tuesday night. I am going to be so busy with every thing I won't have time. I am going to try to visit every one. I have lots to do places to see thing to buy......  ha ha  On Monday we are have a huge cook out with all the family and it is going to very hot so there will be lots of swimming too. 

I hope and Pray that every one has a very wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend.  I will make sure I take lots of photos of all the cars and the flea market which by the way I am going to tomorrow, yippyyyyy  and craft show.  So keep and eye out for my posting on them which will be in two or three posts.

And as always I thank each and every one of you for your kind comments and the visit.  God Bless;




Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Alaura,
Your Dollar Tree pumpkins look great! Also love all your fall decorations.

Susie Q said...

I love all your Fall decorations! Isn't Fall wonderful? I will begin to get things out over the next week. A little slower this year as I have my nephew for the week! I will be a tired Auntie! *laugh*
I love your new Fall bloggy look too. Redoing for the seasons is a joy. Have fun with it I will look forward to the truly cooler temps and a hot mug of cider. I LOVE Fall!


This Country Girl said...


I love your touches of fall in your home! I need to visit Dollar Tree!

Have a great weekend!

Smilingsal said...

Please post some instructions along with a picture or two about the "scarecrow to set out front."

Dawn said...

I wish we had a Dollar Tree store near us. I'll have to check some of the other discount places. I love the pumpkins you got. The little round table looks very nice, as does the tiered plate stand.

take care,

Jill said...

I love your fall decorating and your beautiful fall blog colors! I have got to get myself to the Dollar Treats. Ours is just now getting in their fall shipment.

Mine heart is all a pitter patter hoping they aren't sold out already. All my pumpkins are in the VERY BACK of the storage unit, Hubs said. It would take us two hours to get it out. :(

Guess I have an excuse to gather more!

Susie Harris said...

You are ready for fall....Yipeeeee. Your home looks so good and ready for the holidays. Im still putting things out and moving them around a kazillion times. I love fall..dont you~

BittersweetPunkin said...

I have not put out one single thing just yet...our summer was late and we still haven't started school yet so it doesn't feel like Fall yet....

I love Dollar Tree too.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I just realized I commented at the wrong subject, I guess you'll get the message tho!


Darlene said...

Oooo I LOVE your Fall decorations that you have started putting out...they look GREAT!!

Miss Rhea said...

Wow it all looks so pretty and homey. I LOVE fall and winter. :) I might not like it as much if I lived in snow though, lol !! You did a great job, I hope you have a BLESSED weekend !! :)

Shelia said...

Evening, Alaura! Thanks for popping in. I'm feeling more rested now and thank you for your kind words.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

belladella said...

Love your Fall decorations. More that anything...I love that Fall is just about here! Hope you are having a good weekend!

Carrie said...

I love all your fall decorations they look great I might have to copy the cake stand one! Hope you have a great Labor Day!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I'm loving all the Fall decorating I'm seeing on diff. blogs. Happy Labor Day, T

kathy said...

WOW some great finds , hard to feel like fall here in the south 93 degrees today . everythign is scrumptioous-- Kathy GA

Cori G. said...

Ah! Autumn is in the air and everything looks lovely at your place. Are the leaves changing yet? We don't really get autumn here in S. Cal. it's very sad.
Have a great holiday weekend.
Cori G.

Debbie @ said...

I like your fall stuff and I love how you glued your centerpiece together. I love it when creativity strikes (and it looks good, that helps). The Dollar Tree has probably doubled their profits from all of us buying those pumpkins. I loved getting some!!! Great post!

kari and kijsa said...

Love all your fall decor! SUch great finds!

Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
Have a wonderful Labor Day,
kari & kijsa

Shanda said...

Looks like you sure have alot of fall decor also. i love the candle light on top of the bread box. I haven't been to dollar tree in awhile, but I stopped at one called DEALS in St. Louie and it was prewtty much the same. I can still spend $30.00 at the dollar tree. I need help. Like Rosemarie says, I am a sick person. Love all your fall touches, better go and buy some christmas before it too is gone.


Oh I love your fall decor!!! Such great deals too!

bj said...

These are all great decorations.
love, bj

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great new finds Alaura. I love the fall and so excited it's around the corner. Thanks so much for stopping at my husband's blog. So glad you enjoyed it!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

YOU'VE GONE N DONE IT NOW! NOW, I'm chompin at the bit to start diggin out my autumn decorations. BUT THANKS ALOT! THAT IS A GOOD THING!
I'VE KNOWN it's time... and nothing or nobody has managed to light a fire under me to do this til YOU!
Your decor is goooorgeous! I'm loving that whole cake stand look and bell jars now. wreeetwrewww!
Hugs, from the Potting shed!

Cindy said...

You are so cute all decked out for fall! This is my favorite season of the year so it makes me smile to see all your fall decor.

Thank you so much for the words of encouragement and inspiration you left on my blog. You are wonderful!!!!


kari and kijsa said...

Have a wonderful Labor Day! Thank you for all your prayers and blessings,
kari & kijsa

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Very cute! I love your centerpiece! I see cheese boards with the glass lids all the time. Maybe I need to start buying them too! LOL! You have a talent for putting things together!

justabeachkat said...

Wow, Alaura! You've done a great job decorating. So many good ideas! Living in Florida, it still seems very much summer here. Hot! I don't usually decorate for Fall until between Halloween and Thanksgiving.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful fall decor ~ you are really helping get me in the mood!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents