Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sharing my Home

I'm sharing my home with you today,
usually I share my heart through words.

But, today I will share some photos.
Most of them you have already seen.

We enjoy sharing our home with family & friends.

- Please come in -
(I've added some yellow mums to the wagon)


the foyer


a little closer view of the foyer table
the metal tin the dog treat canister is on,
came from some friends years ago with
Christmas cookies inside



a dear friend made this church house for me
the post it sits on was from her grandmother's home
you are seeing a peek into the kitchen & dining area
the rooster is sitting on the bar

a few glass pumpkins in a crystal bowl atop the china cabinet

see those two - hiding inside the china cabinet

here's my mantel/TV entertainment center
I love mixing crystal in groupings.


just a small vignette in the kitchen
those are the boys (love this-when they were younger)

simplicity on the table
sweet gum balls come in handy for something


you've toured my fall open house
so exit out the back door
onto the deck

this planter sits right as you enter the back door
under my dining room windows
I enjoy the view out the window

aren't the colors beautiful

I mixed real - plastic- silk and dried
who would have guessed?

it is a free-standing iron planter (decided against planting mums)


I'm joining the others at  Southern Hospitality
 for  Fall Inspiration
for Weekend Porch and Garden Party


22 comments:

Mildred said...

Oh how I loved touring your lovely home and all the festive Autumn decorations. Love the photo of the boys too. Hope you have a wonderful afternoon.

Angel said...

Your home is truly lovely. Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures. Loved the tour and the hospitality! :)

Julie Harward said...

It's all so beautiful Karen! I love mixing the real, silk and dried too. Love everything..the bird house, the rooster, the pumpkins on crystal...it's all so pretty! Come say hi :D

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Your home is so warm and welcoming! Thank you for sharing :)

Blessings!
Gail

A Hint of Home said...

You have some beautiful vignettes around your lovely home. Love the porch display in the wagon.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your nice comments.

Debbie said...

Karen you took gorgeous pictures....of course you have beautiful things to work with. Everything is look very warm and festive for the Fall season. Debbie
Thanks for the nice comment on my Fall living room:)

Renee said...

This was so much fun! Beautiful home inside and out...love all the fall gourds, leaves, etc. Enjoy this season so much...

Debbie said...

My computer is running slowly so I literally got to watch your pictures unfold one at time. It made the tour even better! I love your home. I am sending this link to my mother because she would love the way you have decorated for fall. That wreath is, as "they" say, "to die for...".

My favorite thing is the wagon by the front door. I want one of those!!!

Vanessa said...

Hi Karen! I so enjoyed seeing all of your fall decor and you have inspired me to not forget about my deck this year but to give it some fall love too! :-)
Vanessa

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Karen~
Your home is simply BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm now just slowly getting out my fall things....and you've so inspired me!

Happy Fall my friend.

susan said...

Karen-I am so glad I got to see your beautiful home. The bird house is such a special gift. I love that she shared the post with you. I also love the painting with your crystal. I got my plates at Ross. I stay on the lookout for them too!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Lovely, just lovely. Thanks for sharing your home.

Lori said...

I like how you used all the crystal. My favorite the back porch display.

Wendy said...

I love how the pilgrims are looking out of the china cabinet. That's my favorite. But, I love all your decor!

Shelia said...

Hi Karen! Oh, your home looks gorgeous - from the front porch to the back. That is the cutest little wagon! You've set up some very pretty spots.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karli said...

Karen, these are beautiful! Just gorgeous! So festive and "fall." I still have my 4th of July front door decoration up - ugh! Not enough time in the day. :-) You've inspired me to get in gear, and go shopping for all things fall! :-) Thank you!

Donna Lynn said...

Karen,
Everything is just lovely, I am crazy for the white pumpkins, and will have to get some now after seeing your great displays!

The birdhouse is beautiful, seriously love it all!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, so pretty, Karen! Your house looks so warm & welcoming. Thanks for joining the party.

My Bright Corner said...

Your house looks so welcoming, Karen! Thanks for sharing!

Jad Smith said...

Ohh!!! It's very beautiful.Specially your mantel/TV entertainment centers.

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Your home is beautiful. Reflects the artistic talents of its homebuilder--you. I get a warm welcome at every turn.

Thank you for your graciousness.

Blessings,
Janis

Rene said...

Your home is lovely Karen. I can tell that you take great care surrounding yourself with beauty.

-Rene