Friday, October 7, 2011

Autumn Decorating

I have to admit. I see all the lovely autumn decorations that everyone is putting up, and, well, I still have my summer wreath on the front door. I haven't decorated the porch, except for a jug of the last of my garden zinnias by the front door.  But my sweetie has been working on a new project that just got me jump started on adding a little bit of autumn to my home.
He's making dough bowls for the shop. I absolutely love them. Filling them with squash satisfies the cheap frugal side of me. I can cook and freeze these for later rather than just throwing them out like so many pumpkins, and I love the different colors and forms. I even threw in a few of the tomatoes and peppers from our garden. 
You can find this listed in my etsy right now.  For me, this was love at first sight. He has several more in the works and I love how they are turning out! This may be my only nod to autumn at the moment, but I think it satisfies my need for simplicity in my home and represents the bounty I feel we have been blessed with. So much beauty and color and so many blessings. I would love to hear how you feel blessed today:>) 

23 comments:

  1. Love your dough bowls. I'm going to go check them out on etsy right now. Great idea to fill with squash! Why don't you link this very seasonal post to Seasonal Sundays this Sunday?

    - The Tablescaper

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  2. They are beautiful, and so similar to bowls we see here in France.

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  3. Love the dough bowls and your decorations! He did a great job on them!

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  4. Wow! Every time I turn around, you guys are doing something more creative and beautiful than the last time I peeked in! Lovely pictures, beautiful work...but then, that's standard for you and Earl! Love you guys!

    Penny

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  5. How smart!!!! What an incredible bowl, Earl!
    I love your styling and photo, Kathy!

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  6. I love those bowls! I've been wanting one for a long time, but they are so pricey in the antique stores. Will have to take a look!

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  7. It turned out beautifully! Glad he got a system figured out that worked well for him.

    I'm anxious to see them in person. Maybe a Tuesday when I'm headed your way anyhow?

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  8. Those are going to sell like hot cakes!! Yours looks so great filled with squash and veggies....
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  9. Beautiful! You two are such a creative duo!

    Manuela

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  10. This is just lovely. Nothing wrong with being smart...I decorate with squash as well and it's a two-fer-one. And just colorful and delightful in the dough bowls. I have several antique ones but I'm off to check out your husband's talent on Etsy.

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  11. Love the bowl and the very lovely vignettes too!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  12. What, a husband that can cook and work with his hands. Oh my, you are doubly blessed!! You'd better hang on tight to him-he's priceless

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  13. Hey Kathy,

    I am coveting your dough bowl!!!!

    Janet xox

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  14. LOVE how the bowl turned out! ADORE the new header!!!! My favorite header EVER! I love you momma! xoxoxo
    Love, Victoria

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  15. Hi- I saw your name on Brenda's blog so I thought I'd visit! Love your Etsy items. The dough bowls are great!
    I'm an old Rochester girl so I know where Lake Orion is! I love your inspirational thoughts and your crafts! Have a great day! ~Liz

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  16. The dough bowl is wonderful! I love it when husbands are creative! ::Jill

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  17. You're right Kathy. We do have so many blessings to be thankful for. Today, I am thankful for a weekend of tailgating with my daughters and two of my grandchildren. My children and my grandchildren are a wonderful blessing and I am thankful for the times I get to spend with them.

    Oh, and I'm like you. I haven't gotten around to my fall decorating either...if that will make you feel better ;)
    And I love the dough bowls. I'm gonna have to check those babies out!!

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  18. You must have an awesome garden...and delicious salads.

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  19. Wow!! That is a stunning bowl! And I love your new fall header! Just stunning!! :o)
    Have a wonderful week dear friend.
    hugs. Trish

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  20. So beautiful! I'm new here... what state are you in??

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  21. Those dough bowls are gorgeous! I wish it were in my budget because they are worth every penny! Amazing workmanship.

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