Thursday, October 30, 2014

~Pots & Pumpkins~

On the nicer days you can find me either working outside cutting back shrubs and perrenials, raking leaves or in the Garden House planting pots for the Fall and Winter months.
This year I added a few pumpkins to my potting table and love the look.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.
When not in use all my pots will get stored here and in a large metal basket underneath the sink in this room.
This potting table was such a great buy with the price being very reasonable and it fit the wall in this building perfectly.  The grey color and galvanized top were huge selling points as well.
Succulents are a favorite of mine and this time of year are great to have in pots on the porch.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

~Bringing Fall into the Kitchen~

These past few days have been so dark, dreary and wet....typical for this time of year and I find myself wanting to change things around the house since I'm inside more.
After taking these photos I decided I want to change and simplify my kitchen.  I still love my picnic style table and benches which can double as an island or extra seating if needed.  Enjoy! xoxo K.
I've never known what to put in the empty space above my cupboards and have had wood boxes, baskets and green French bottles and demijohns for a while now, but when looking for inspiration on Pinterest one evening very few photos I had pinned had anything at all up there, so since these photos I have taken all of it down for a more clean, simple look.
I've also changed a few things on the counter top to be less cluttered and user friendly and have been thinking about adding subway tiles(better start now trying to convince my husband on that one!).
As in my other rooms I find it's so easy this time of year to add touches of Fall anywhere just by adding items such as pumpkins, mums and leaves and is nice to be able to enjoy them inside when the weather permits you from enjoying them outside.
Always love these warty type pumpkins and also really like the new marble lazy susan that I recently got at World Market.  It will eventually end up on my round table where it can hold essentials like salt and pepper, napkins etc.... I found some other fun kitchen items there that I'll be sharing in the future♥

Have a great day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

~A Little Color on the Porch~

Welcome!  This is what you would find on my front porch if you stopped by to visit today.  Enjoy! xoxo K.
I added a little color to this corner area with this wonderful pastel orange pumpkin and a mum.  I think they mix well with the terracotta pots.
This is an angel vine plant growing wildly in a rusty cast iron urn.
Little white pumpkins mixed with pots....always a favorite of mine! 
This geranium still looks beautiful.  I wish they lasted all year long with their lush green leaves.
I  just realized that these pumpkins remind me of a creamsicle......those were my kids' favorite ice cream bars when they were little:-)  
The weather certainly has changed around here with some blustery days this past week, although yesterday the sun was shining brightly.  I hope you are enjoying Fall and have some fun plans for the weekend!  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

~Natural Beauty~

The mantel in my bedroom usually changes with the seasons.  It is very narrow so I keep it simple and for Fall this year just added more of the leaves from the living room and one single little baby boo white pumpkin.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I was going to completely change everything, but am still liking the layered frames that I already had leaning against the wall, so a couple bottles filled with leaves and some small french books were added.  This way I'll be able to start with a blank slate for Christmas:-)

White roses on my nightstand are always a favorite.

Many of the leaves have been slow to turn color this year and I think I like the green ones in my home this year better anyways.  It's so easy to find items to decorate with out in nature and I think these leaves are a perfect way to add a touch of Fall to any area in your home.

Have a great week!    

Friday, October 10, 2014

~Seasonal Simplicity~

I don't usually change things too much in my home this time of year, but instead add seasonal items to my existing decor.  My trophies were already on the mantel so I just decided to add flowers and pumpkins to them.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

A couple mums added to the urns and some leaves in the canvas bag hanging on the ladder were both easy additions.

I think simple is best, don't you?

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

~The Softer Side of Fall~

It's been absolutely beautiful here in the PNW  lately and I've been adding some Fall touches to my home.  The dining room got a simple look with some green pumpkins, white baby boos and gourds along with white mums and  snow berries.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

These white berries grow wild on shrubs down by our pond.  They look the best this time of year before the berries turn brown and the leaves fall off and since  I don't really have very much left blooming, I decided to use them on the table.

I added some baby boos and a few white gourds that we grew in the garden this year with the ironstone in this corner cupboard.

I love all the crazing on some of these pieces.

I kept this sideboard pretty simple by just adding a mum and more pumpkins and gourds.

I am going to enjoy the dry warm weather the rest of this week before the rains are supposed to return this weekend.  I hope you have a wonderful week as well!