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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 1, 2009

Welcoming fall with Autumn Decor!

Please come in! I planted some welcoming sunflowers in large planters by my front door. They are now taller than I am! Hubby said he needed a machete on the front porch they were so big! This is just ONE that has bloomed and the rest(there are several) look like a sunflower jungle in this one planter. Oh my...what was I thinking!

A few fall quilts....to snuggle in with a cup of hot apple cider....cozy up next to a fire with a good book or quilting project.

A fall stitchery I finished a few years ago and then put in an unfinished frame that I spray painted black and stenciled with stars...I love walking through my home and enjoying the fragrance of fall....perhaps some apple pie baking....or hot coffee brewing...
I found some wooden items (thrifty finds) and decided to paint them and use them for my fall decor. I just love wooden bowls filled with fall items, or just fresh vegetables picked from the garden.

I painted the little white bench black and set the rooster and fall leaf on it...

The large dough bowl was filled with fall items to complete the look on one of my dining room hutches.

I filled it with pinecones, pecans, fake ( hey I live in a farmhouse...we say fake not faux) fall fruits and vegetables, fall leaves and a tiny bale of hay that got covered up!
Next this little spoon rack/shelf got painted and the fall decor found its way on it as well!

Below is the top of my hoosier that my hubby got me years ago....this is always full of fun items to welcome in the holidays or the seasons.

... the frame was painted black, stamped with family, faith and friends on it, then matted my cross stitch with scrapbook paper...one of my favorite things to do!

A little fall decor for my bunnies in the laundry room. They love fresh veggies...pumpkins!
This is a little fall quilted piece I made last year...

Last I spray painted a metal plant container sort of a pumpkin color and planted fall mums in it. It is so wonderful to walk on the porch and see fall flowers in abundance celebrating this wonderful time of year! Hopefully they will grow and fill up the container and overflow!
Hope you enjoyed your visit!
Be blessed!
Deuteronomy 28:8 "The Lord will bless your barns and everything you do. The Lord your God will bless you in the land that He is giving you."


Brenda said...

Your HOME Decor and quilts are BEAUTIFUL! So nice to meet you!
Thank for stopping by! Come stop by and visit anytime! ;)

Fall Blessings to you!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Your home is ready for Fall! I love your bowl filled with fake ;) fall fruits and flowers. And lol'ed at your crow. Nice touch! ;)

Mary said...

Such beautiful fall colors all around you! I love the quilts...I'm a quilter, too...and the mums...I have to go get me some! Beautiful post! Happy almost Fall!


Robin said...

Oh that looks beautiful...your home is ready for Autumn!
All Things Heart and Home

PAT said...

Beautiful Fall decorating Debbie!

I love Fall.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love your beautiful quilts and that spoonrack...what a find that was, I'm still looking for one:)

Great frames you have made for your cross stitch...thanks for stopping by!

anythinggoeshere said...

Love everything you did. Also when I visited I saw the autumn blog party and joined it. Thanks for that.

joyh82 said...

What cute fall decor. Love the shelf you painted and all the little quilts are beautiful!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your fall decor is lovely....I can't stand that it will soon be fall, but if it gotta come so fast, you might as well have pretty things out! You have lots of them!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

You're looking good for fall! I love your fall quilts! I don't guess I've made any that were really fall-colored. Mine are just bright and colorful scrap quilts. I like all your touches. Your home looks much loved!

Gabrielle Mader said...

Hi Debbie..well you are on the ball for fall...I wish I felt like it but here in so cal its been so hot!! Beautiful vignettes....I love your pumpkin color planter...neat color.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Just wonderful Debbie!! I love your fall decor!

I hope your beautiful daughter is doing well in school!!

hugs, Linda

Lisa said...

WOW! You really are ready! We are changing as slowly as the leaves here. I will post pics soon. Mom did a lot today it was her day off. Love your changes!
Hugs, Lisa

Gayle said...

Wow! You really did it up lovely and comfy. I tried again this year to get sunflowers to grow, so I envy your lovely yellow blooms!

xinex said...

You are so ready for Fall, Debbie and what a beautiful way to welcome it...Christine

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Debbie

Wow, you really did do some fall decorating. I know that you are in CA, do you get cooler temps?

Thanks for adding me to you side reading list. I've used your list for quite some time as a great list of sites to visit.
I'm honored!!

Enjoy your day!

Pearl Maple said...

Quilts and all manner of handmade are lovely touches to introduce the change of seasons. Lovely colours you have going on there.

Ramona said...

Debbie, Debbie, Debbie ~ You home is ready for fall...how fun! I can almost smell cinnamon...everythink looks great. You quilts are absolutely perfect. You do this season proud my dear.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Your home looks so cozy and pretty, I'd love to sit under one of your lovely fall colored quilts and sip some hot apple cider! :) Very inspiring!!

Young Wife said...

Everything looks so cute! Thanks for the inspiration.