FALL…FRILLS….FOOTBALL…& FRIENDS!!!!!

HAPPY FALL LADIES!!!! I hope you are all ready for a LONG post! I have LOTS to share with you all. Grab a cuppa and comfy chair.:)

My first topic of the day is FALL!!!!!!!!!!! WOW! I can already feel the temprature drop and the humidty FINALLY leave us slowly. Which means BETTER hair days for me! LOL!!! Ok…After reading my Oct issue of Country Living magazine yesterday I was TOTALLY inspired to get off my butt and decorate my home for Fall. Not many of you know, but Im having surgery tomorrow (Tues), and my recovery will be pretty long. No heavy lifting for 12 weeks. EEK! That includes my KIDS!!! AAAuughh! Anyhoo, so I knew that I needed to drag out all my decor from the basement and get busy while I had the energy. Thank heavens I did. Im thrilled with how my kitchen turned out. Warm, cozy, and oozing with Fall and Halloween spirits! You will see several pics of my Department 56 Halloween Villages that I’ve been collecting for 6 years now. What you will see is only HALF of what I own. I usually set up a HUGE display in the front window of my Living Room for all the kiddie poos to see, however it takes DAYS to set the whole village up. Well, I dont have that much time, so I pulled out a few of my favorite pieces and displayed them on my kitchen countertops.

So……here is how it all turned out.:)

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This is Miss Odelette the Calico Kitty. She is handmade by the FABULOUS artist Jennifer Docherty. Odelette is sooo sweet and is wearing the puuurfect Fall wardrobe. I just had to show her off on this pumpkin.:)

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My kitchen bench and fall strung lights.

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My crow.

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My Department 56 Halloween Villages

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Green Antique Hutch

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Table Setting

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Now it’s time for a little "Show & Tell". I just recieved my packges from SUPER SWEET Lori aka Miss Faeriewindow, and I did a swap with the FABULOUS Miss Natasha Burns . I wanted to show you all where I displayed my sweet new treasures.

This is called "A sweet life" by Lori. This sweet and whimsical creation is displayed on the fireplace mantel.

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Natasha made this ADORABLE Cupcake Fairy jar. Isn’t she just too sweet???

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Last but not least, here is the BEAUTIFUL plaque that Natasha made for Vivian.

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HANG IN THERE!!!! Im still not done posting. hee! hee! I wanted to post some pics of this past weekend of my hubby and I with a group of our friends attending the UGA football game. DOGS WON!!! WHOO-HOO!!! Deidra and her hubby own box seats so we were able to watch the game in style! We had a blast!

My friends Betsy, Deidra, Stehphanie, and ME!

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The boys….

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Us girls with Deidra’s hubby "Brother". Can’t you tell he was in heaven??? 

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Last BUT not least!!!!! I am truly OVERWHELMED at the comments that soooooo many of you left last week regarding "What I love about my home".  I cant THANK YOU all enough for the SUPER KIND comments. They mean the world to me!!! In turn, I thought it would be fun and giggles to show the "REAL" home when it’s not all "fru-fru’d" up for the magazines and camera. My art room is my dining room. Once we adopted Vivian, my little studio became her nursery. So, the only place for my supplies was the dining room. This is what it looks like TODAY. BTW….I am NOT organized! I work in chaos & messes. Things are EVERYWHERE. Dont laugh to hard!!!

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Yes, that is a baby toy excerciser walker you see.

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My crafting table.

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Fun finds….

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My "must have’s". Good lighting, and my Hello Kitty boom box which is always set on NPR. Believe it or not, Im a BIG NPR fan!

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I cant believe Im showing you this. LOL!!!! It’s soo messy!!!

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HOPEFULLY, one day in the near future when my hubby and I deciede to move I will have my own studio and plenty of working space to keep everything nice and neat.:)HA! HA! Yea right!!!:)

Ok my sweet friends. I will be out of touch for the next few days, but starting next week while Im taking it easy at home I will be BUSY, BUSY, BUSY, working on my creations. Im sooo anxious to fill my orders and make some new goodies to share with you all.:)XOXO,Jenn   

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debi

I LOVE your blog! So much beautiful eye candy!! And your home….well, I want it!!
Best of luck with your surgery, hope your recovery is speedy!
Debi

Oh so many lovely things to see, as usual! Miss Jenn…your Halloween/Fall decor is TDF!!! I love it. Makes me feel more in the mood for Fall, just looking at all of it. And how fun to see your “real” house! Makes me feel just a teeny bit better about my “real” house! 😉 Will be thinking about and praying for you as you recover, Sweets…love, cheryl

I’m so glad that you showed your “real” home. I was wondering what was wrong with me but now I don’t feel so bad. It’s still incredibly beautiful home and honestly it’s nice to know that it’s really “lived in” not just a show place.
Love your fall decor and your fabulous goodies from your friends.

Just beautiful eye candy. I love your fall decor and enjoyed all the other pictures. I am so glad that someone else gets stuff everywhere when they create and it’s not just me.
Hope you have a quick recovery and look forward to you next post
Hugs Karen

Jenn, hugs and kisses and wishes for a speedy recovery!!! i love all of your fall goodies, they all look so very cute! and i am so glad you like your collage box! your goodies from Natasha are so sweet! and LOL!!! i love the pictures of your “real” home!!! looks like my house when I am crafting…i get out a few supplies…and before i know it, every single supply i have is out on the table {i work in the dining room too}. take care of yourself honey and be well soon :)

Hi Jenn,
Big hugs and I hope your surgery goes well. Love all your fall displays, wow they are amazing! This is only half of it??!! Love the shadowbox Lori made, it’s so beautiful! So glad you like your goodies too. Now I still see an incredibly beautiful home with just a few supplies out, lol! The Hello Kitty boombox is a killer!!! so funny! ok what is NPR? is it a sports radio station or something?

Becky Hines

Well wishes for your surgery. I just love all your pics, even the ones you say are messy. Can’t wait to see your new creations.
GO Dawgs!!!
Hugs and Love

I love your pretty house pix, but it’s also nice to see that you’re normal and messy like me! Good luck with the surgery! :)

I love your Autumn decorations!! They add such a warm spirit to your home, they look just wonderful!! Mess or no mess, you still have a really beautiful home imho. Hope all goes well for your surgery, btw! Warm wishes, Linda @ Barefoot in the Park

Happy Fall! :-) I have to admit, I breathed a sigh of relief when I looked at the pics of your home – lived in! Just made me feel a little more normal! ha ha But your home is still lovely even with a few things out of place! I’ll say a prayer for you tonight for tomorrow……..
Blessings!
Shelly

Isn’t it nice that you feel so comfortable in “blog world” that you can show your house when it’s less than magazine perfect! But its still darling- thanks for sharing- so much eye candy. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

tammyCA

You sure have been busy Fall decorating – I’ve only managed to string a pumpkin garland so far. I need to search for the rest somewhere in the garage. I have the Christmas Dept 56, but the Halloween ones look really cool.
I also craft/sew at the dining room table…oh, to have a room of my own with space to organize it all.
Thanks for sharing your home pics – especially the “messy” ones. Although, your messy looks pretty neat to me. :)
Hope your recovery goes much faster than 12 weeks – that would be tough not to pick up your kiddos.

Oh my, Jenn! We’re speechless, every photo is gorgeous, we just kept saying to each other, OH WOW! How beautiful you have decorated your home for Fall! It’s just delightful. Can you come over for a cuppa? We’re only in Australia! And the “mess” is such a sweet mess! We love your blog and Flickr, too. We were lucky enough to be at gorgeous Natasha’s house for tea and see sweet Vivian’s sign before it left, and it is so gorgeous! Come over for a visit to our new Blog anytime!

I adore your fall/Halloween decorations!!! soooo gorgeous!!!! I love your house ANY way it looks!!! sooo cute!! I am very disorganized when I create. I think it is better that way :-) Your hair looks great Jenn! I love the color you did!! you are sooo beautiful!!!
I am hoping and praying for a quick recovery for you!!! Big hug sweetie!! love ya! Britt

Hi Jenn! How silly of us to forget to say hope you have a really speedy recovery :) And how gorgeous and happy you all look for the football! Jenn and Jacqui xo

Hey jennifer!!!
im laughing because we have so many of the same things.
can’t wait to meet you!
you all look so pretty for football!!! you guys could have been the cheerleaders!
see ya soon!
jessi nagy

I love your autumnal decor!
Your home is so lovely & I’m loving all your swap goods!
Priscilla

Kristen

happy, happy fall. . .your decor looks spectacular!!! i just came across this wonderful blogging community a few weeks ago, and i adore your blog. it’s such a pleasure to look at!!! what a surprise to see your uga game day pictures!!! my husband and i are both uga alumni so this brought an enormous smile to my face!!!! also, i am a huge, huge fan of historic preservation, so i very much enjoyed a peek into your lovely home. rest well after your surgery. . .
-kristen

lol…even when your “messy”…it looks pretty! ~Cheryl

So sorry to hear of your surgery. Your post for Karla’s party is amazing. What a dream to live in a house like that. It’s not just the house, it’s the way you have decorated it. OUTSTANDING!!! It looks fabulous all gussied up for Fall and I even enjoyed looking at your “so called” mess! It looks like lots of wonderful goodies to me!

ann-marie

you will have a zillion prayers sent your way! heal slowly and well~i am inspired by you!thanks for sharing with us-hopefully that will hold us until you feel up to posting again! 😉 hugs,ann~marie

I just discovered your blog…love it and your home! Wishing you all the best wiyh your surgery. Take care of yourself. (P.S. I have the same Hello Kitty boom-box!)

Gorgeous! Everything looks great – no surprise there! I work in chaos as well though I keep wanting to organize everything! I hope you are feeling better soon.
Karla

Your home is amazing!!!! Just sooo beautiful!!! Even your “messy” dining room is beautiful!!!! My messes are just plain messy!
Sending you warm wishes and hugs for a quick recovery!

Wow. Your decorations are fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us. I really loved looking at all of your delicious pictures. Hope you are having a speedy recovery.
sharon

I love your blog,It is pure eye candy. Your house is beautiful.

So beautiful, you are ready for fall . thanks for sharing all your wonderful things. Heres to a speedy recovery and dont worry everyone has a messy craft room!

Selena

Hope your surgery went well. I will continue to keep you in my prayers for a quick recovery. LOVE all your Halloween decorations. I collect Dept. 56 too (Halloween & Christmas). My grandchildren get so excited when they see me getting ready to “set up” villages :)

Hi Jenn,
Your house looks lovely all decorated for fall ~ you have done a wonderful job!
And I love all of Vivian’s new goodies, especially Natasha’s sign & fairy jar. Too cute!!
I am drooling over some of your crafting supplies too…love those trims that you show in the last photo! You certainly have lots of treasures to use in your creations!
Thanks for sharing & hope everything goes well with your health.
All the best,
Kathy :)

Oh my gosh…Who needs magazines when I can come and look at your wonderful house. Your art studio looks alot like mine. LOL

Everything looks so festive Jenn! I hope you are feeling better and are recovering ok from your surgery!!!! Thinking of you!
I am laughing at your work studio space!! I have the same sort of mess going on in my dining room!!!! I even have the exact same plastic 3 tier cart with things shoved every which way in there!! he he!!
Heather xoxo

I had so much fun visiting here. Your home is
beautiful and looks like you are having a great time creating. I think you have organized kios. Looks very pretty and lots of
fun. Pinkie Denise

Jenn and Jacqui

Hi Jenn, it’s just us again! Just posting a little message to say hope that everything went well for you and that we hope you are on your way to a speedy recovery! Drop by anytime! Jenn and Jacqui xo

Looks like home!! Except your mess is prettier.

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