Welcome FALL!

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Welcome Friends and Welcome Fall!!!! 

The lazy days of summer has left us, and the beautiful Fall crisp days are upon us now. Which means….the leaves will be changing their color soon, pumpkin patches are full, fall carnivals to attend, cooler & milder weather, sweaters and boots, and yummy apple cider! 

This past weekend I attended the Crabapple Antique & Arts Fall festival located in North Atlanta. It was a PERFECT fall day for this festival.

The lovely & sweet Kris Hurst was a first time Vendor at the festival and her booth was FULL of her Halloween artwork. Oh my heavens what an EYE full! Her booth was NON STOP busy!!! YAY for Kris!! When I found out that Kris was going to be a vendor that "sealed the deal". I wanted to attend and support her 100%!   

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A sneek peek at her stuff.

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I purchased one of Kris's Halloween books.

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Sweet & smiling Kris. 

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Kris's good friend Marilyn with whom I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting at my En Le Jardin event also was a vendor. I just adore Marilyn! She has the most upbeat bubbly personality. You can't help but giggle and smile when you're around her.

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She made the CUTEST dressy skeleton girl pins. 

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 Another fabulous and super kind vendor was Jo Ann Rogers. She has the most beautiful TDF hand dyed silk ribbon and velvets. She hand dye's them all her self. I was drooling over the scrumptious colors she had displayed.

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I bought several yards of the aqua velvet.

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I also had the pleasure of meeting Jocelyn O'Gorman of The Painted Fern. Jocelyn will be attending Silver Bella this year. So it was great to have the opportunity to meet her beforehand. 

While walking around and checking out all the wonderful antiques and artwork I stumbled upon this FABULOUSLY decorated spot.

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Witches boots. Hee! Hee! So cute!

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How FAB is this chair??? It's  in it's original orange painted patina. I fell in love and bought it to display in my home for Halloween.

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What a small world it is!!!! To my huge surprise this lovely vendor is Beverly Norris of Cottage Farm Chic. She too will be attending Silver Bella workshop classes AND will be a vendor as well. Omigosh!!! For those that are attending Silver Bella you are going to love her pieces.

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While browsing I found this adorable set of embroidered squares. I thought I would find some inexpensive cream colored pillows and attempt to sew these adorable squares on the pillows and embellish. If that fails, than I'll just use my trusty fabric glue. They would look so cute displayed during the fall months.

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Darling!!!

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Now that Im getting in the spirit of decorating my home for the fall season I displayed this vintage beauty in my home. Her name is Miss Automone Coquette. She is lovingly made by my sweet friend Christine Rose Elle.  

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Now that Fall is "officially" here I've become inspired to get creative and make something to celebrate the spirit of the season! 

A Fall-Halloween vintage gumball assemblage titled "HOOTAWEEN". 

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This cute little fella is a vintage ceramic owl that LIGHTS UP!!! YEP! His little round eyes glow and pegged orange light brite belly glows at the flick of a switch!

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Tee! Hee! He's so cute!

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Inside the glass gumball dome is Big Sister Katie taking her little Sister Sally Trick- Or-Treating.

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The gumball machine is decorated in glittery rich colors of red, orange, gold, and browns.

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Miss Katie & little squirrel.

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Little Sister Sally is dressed as a bunny rabbit.

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This whimsical one of a kind piece "HOOTAWEEN" is now available in my Etsy shop.

Ok…..on to announcing the WINNER of my Romantic Country giveaway!!!!! First and foremost I want to thank EACH and EVERYONE of you that left me a *glowing* comment. Im VERY grateful and my heart if FULL!!!! I wish I could pull an "Oprah", and give you ALL a prize. Hee! Hee!

The LUCKY winner is………… 

The randomly picked number is: 30  (Karen DeCapite)

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WHOO-HOO!!!!!! YAY Karen!!!!! A BIG CONGRATS to ya!!!! :))))

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Happy Fall sweet friends! Thanks for paying me a visit! Wishing you a *~*~*~HAPPY & CREATIVE*~*~* week!!!!

XOXO,

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Now what are the odds that I’d be sitting here the minute you post. And then to open it up only to find this!!!
OK! I am jumping up and down here! JENN!!!!!! Thank you!!! Oh I can’t wait to see the magazine. And your beautiful home!!! And your pretty little pink darling to go along with it.
This is so sweet of you!
YAY! Big hugs and I am so excited about April – I can’t wait!!!!
:) Karen

Jenn, that looks like such a cute fall festival…how nice that you got to catch up with fellow bloggers and bellas too…that must have been fun…love the chair you found…that is a perfect halloween decoration…your new assemblage is totally adorable!!! i love the little “bunny”…hee hee, that is just the sweetest idea!!!

Karen,
Omigosh! I just posted and HOUR ago, and how ironic that you are FIRST to post on this blog! I was going to email you after I put the kiddies to bed! :) CONGRATS! Im excited for ya too! I’ll wrap your sweet goodies up and get them in the mail to ya! I need to get your home address. I’ll double check and see if I already have it. :) Thanks sweetie! XOXO

hi Jenn, looks like you had a perfect day for that festival and how great that you got to see so many sweet girls from blogland! Your gumball assemblage is awesome! and that chair you bought is perfect! makes me want to paint one of my old chairs!
do you know what grant and vivian are goign to be for halloween yet?
have a great week
vivian

hey Jenn, the festival looks as though there was tons of great stuff!! Your newest creation is so adorable!

Thanks Vivian!!! Grant is going as a Power Ranger and Vivi is going to be Dorothy. Grant tried REAL hard to have me dress up Vivi as a pink power ranger and I said “No”. Girls are not power rangers. 😉 I cant wait to dress Vivi up as Dorothy. However the ironic thing is she’s never seen the Wizard of Oz. LOL!!! Thanks for stopping by! XOXO

A scrumptious post Sweet Jenn! I have sooo been in the mood for fall. It was a nice, cool day today and it’s actually really chilly right now. I am loving it! I hung my little googly-eyed skeleton on my front door and put ribbons and daisies on her head (she needed a little pretty-ing up!).
Hope you’re having a wonderful week. Wish I could had gone to the Fall-fest with you! Looks like great fun.
oxoxo
Holly

Andrea

Jenn,
Your HOOTAWEEN is beautiful. I love the details.
It is so perfect for fall. You have such great
ideas!
Andrea

Ann Carnahan

Hi Jenn,
I’ve been following your blog for a couple of months now and I must say, your home is GEORGEOUS and your creations are so beautiful! Your blog is a true joy to read!
Ann

Oh wow Jen, I was taken with your photos from the ‘fair’ and those vendor displays are wonderful but then I saw your assemblage piece and am blown away! I don’t usually like the Halloween thing ( we don’t tend to celebrate here in Australia as much) but your Halloween style is gorgeous!! That owl is amazing….now I am going to hold my breath and visit your Etsy store.
Thanks for sharing…
Kiss Noises Linda

Fall is my favorite season of all getting rid of the ugly
sweating of the summer.This is s a time to enjoy the cool
breeze falling leaves and lovely weather.Following by winter which is my top favorites.Sleeping under a blanket in damn cold shivering like a wet dog in rainfall.

JENN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THat gumball machine is the CUTEST thing I have ever seen for fall or Halloween!!! You had done it again! I am so in love with it! My favorite dolls inside, one as a bunny?? I cant even stand it!!! Your ROCK girl!!!! I LOVE the owl on the top!!! How CUTE is that?? You find the best pieces for your art and it is just so amazing! I love it!!
The festival you went to looks like so much fun! I see so many wonderful things I would like, lol! That orange chair is so cute! And I adore the squirrel fabric squares, they will be perfect on pillows! The lady from Christine Rose Elle is so beautiful, I LOVE how she did the dress with the millinery roses, simply stunning!! And you look darling in your fall top :):)
Love you sweet friend!
Amy

I knew that I should have attended the festival!! What great stuff that you found! I love all of that hand dyed ribbon! Does she have an online shop?? And your creation is adorable and so creative!! Love it!

Congrats Karen! How wonderful! And I love everything at the festival…especially those candy corns and pumpkins! Your sweet little owl gumball machine is just so unique…I am crazy about it! Love the little squirrel embroidery! You’ve outdone yourself with pretty things this morning! What fun! Thanks!

Congrats to the winner!
What a lovely fall festival! So many sweet goodies and amazing photos. And I LOVE your gumball assemblage! So adorable!

I love your Halloween gumball machine! Soooo cute! I died over the little skunk bunny girl! Adorable! And miss Automme Couquette looks so pretty! I am so glad she is yours!
Everything is so inspiring Jenn! Can’t wait to see you at Silver Bella!
oxo
Christine

Hi Jennifer,
Looks like as fabulous street fair. Hubby and I went to one in a nearby town. They don’t have vendors like these though. Whoo whoo!!! I have just recently discovered Kris Hursts blog. She is one of my favorites. I have to agree, her stuff is awesome. Now, I am a pink girlie, girl like you, but I love her stuff! That chair is too cute. Love the gumball machine makeover. May I ask what the little dolls inside are called? I have one i got from somewhere, and I am looking for more on e-bay, but I don’t know what they are called. It is porcelain, hard and stiff.
Thanks for any info Jenn. :)
Debbie

what a fu market, and I Adore your gum ball assemblage! too cool!
xoxo, Tiffany

Katie and Sally are so cute, they will have their trick or treat bags over flowing with goodies! No one could resist those two.

oh my gosh, that gumball machine is the SWEETest halloween treat I have ever seen! The owl on top is soooo cute. You are so creative Jenn!
I loved all the pics of the festival… so many cute things.
xo Heather

Congrats to Karen!
Love those squirrels, Jenn! ♥

Oodles of Fall fabulosity! Thank you for taking us shopping with you. What a fantastic festival with so much talent! And your creation is amazing! Love the tiny bits of fall and the costumed vintage dolls ~ great work! ~ Angela

i had to come back…because i forgot to say anything about your doll from Christine…i just LOVE her…she is so beautiful…and so dramatic…her costume is TDF…i want one!!!

Desi Anne

Hi Jenn! Your photos of all the goodies from the festival are so much fun to see! I would have bought that chair too! I can’t wait to see how you use it in your decorations. Congratulations on the layout in Romantic Country magazine…just beautiful! Your Hootaween creation is so cute! You come up with the cutest ideas!!!
xoxo Desiree

Jennifer Grenko

Jenn, your gumball machine assemblages are so original. Just love them… keep it up… J.

Jenn there are so many great things in this post that i hardly know what to comment about! I have to say that Hootoween must be my favorite piece that I’ve seen of yours. (of course I haven’t seen them all). Happy weekend to you!

Darling!!! This was an inspiring and fuuun!!!! post. Wonderful, felt like I was there! Thanks and blessings.

I love the owl bubble gum machine, I collect owls and I have that same owl. So darling!! Congrats to Karen!

Your images are hauntingly bootiful. Have a spooktacular day!

Jenn..this is a great write up and your pictures make me drool… I am now on a hunt to find Miss JoAnne with the hand dyed velvet ribbon!
Cat

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