9.23.2012

Autumn Design


Did a little fall decorating.....

Window Box on a budget...our pumpkins, limelight hydrangea and grasses....

Connecticut Field Pumpkin

Musque provence


In lieu of mums.....

Big Max, Musque provence, Connecticut Field

Picked one each of my favorite zinnias for seed saving....accompanied by a couple of gourds....

Found this hive in the Limelight Hydrangea. We had extreme winds this week, I'm thinking that's where the damage came from. The limelights are always covered with wasps, yellow jackets and honey bees. Not sure who the hive belongs to.


20 comments:

  1. Everything looks lovely! I love decorating for fall too.

    I have a question for you, we are going to give our house a makeover outside and I love cedar shingle houses, like yours. But here in the Midwest, they are not as popular, so I don't know anyone who has one.

    How is the maintenance on them and have you had any problems? We live in the country, have a lot of snow, and we do get tornadoes in the spring, although not a lot, thank goodness.

    Elise

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    1. hi Elise..no tornadoes here :) but we do get heavy winds and coastal storms...so far they have held up great. They are white cedar. But be picky about where you get them. Visit a few places and ask to see a few samples, then take them home and compare. We have been re-shingling different parts of our house over the last 13 years....they have held up beautifully. We also applied a coat of Cape Cod gray stain. You can also let the shingles weather naturally. We hadn't gotten to the dormers til this summer....they had weathered for a couple of years, and then we threw some stain on....Also, you may want to ask why people aren't using them...just in case it is weather or insect related....

      Thanks for the visit :)

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  2. Your window box looks great! It's really pretty! :)

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  3. My eye is really drawn to your window box design. I love the pumpkin/flower/pumpkin idea. So cute! And what a lot of great flowers you have to seed from. Good for you thinking ahead to the Spring already!
    Liz

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    1. Thanks Liz! At first I thought it was a bit poofy...but once I got the stamp of approval from the picky 13 yr old I knew it would work :)

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  4. How lovely! I always admire the decorations and make a mental check to do mine and never get to it.:))) One day.

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    1. My neighbor and I have a bit of a competition to see who gets their fall decorations and their Christmas candles up first...it is a motivator ;)

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  5. Oh so beautiful! I haven’t been able to find pumpkins yet so I am seriously coveting your display! The colours are perfect!

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    1. We were lucky that we got about 15 this year. I LOVED not having to pay for them!

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  6. I love the window boxes...We still have a good touch of Indian Summer here...

    Cheers,
    Bobby

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    1. It's 71 here right now....40's this morning...I miss the heat...hanging out at the beach....early mornings in the garden...

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  7. Natural decor elements are my favorite! Pretty fall window box! Thank you for visiting,
    Monica

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    1. Thanks Monica...I enjoy using pine branches for Christmas...I too love using the natural elements around us.

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  8. Your boxes look great! I will now look at mine with new eyes...I had never thought of using branches and other natural, found things. No more empty boxes this winter, thanks! xo

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    1. I never usually do this, except for Christmas, but, thought I'd challenge myself a bit....thanks!

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  9. Your window box looks great! I've gone plenty of hydrangeas (already dried), and pumpkins are so inexpensive and long lasting....great idea! I don't have window boxes, but thinking about this for urns. Thanks for sharing.
    Best,
    Loi

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    1. Thanks Loi! I will share my "after display" pumpkin recipes in November ;)

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  10. Looks gorgeous! I will be putting up some fall decor when the temp drops below 80!!! Thanks for your sweet comment. xo

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    1. Oh you need a cool down...low 70's here today...I'll take it.

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Thanks for chatting!

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