Friday, October 12, 2012

A little more fall decorating

I love the fall season.  Wonderful crisp and clear days (although we aren't having the incredible clear days that we normally have because of all the smoke in the air from the fires).  But anyway, I love all the changing colors and getting out my sweaters.  Oh, I could go on and on but I'll spare you the adjectives and just show you some more fall stuff.

See the cute wooden pumpkins on the floor?  Sandy (no blog) made those.   I think she got the idea from Pinterest.  Aren't they cute?  I told her she needs to make more and sell them.


Here's the mantle.





I  made this pillow last year after seeing it the fall issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.   Jack wanted to say "hi".


Here's the same shot taken with my NEW iPhone5.    Pretty good quality, huh?    I love my new phone!


Karen made these little pillows for me a few years ago.  I just love them.


This little runner was my very first project with wool felt.    I graduated to 100% wool soon after and I really like it so much better.


The little crow mat was a kit from Primitive Gatherings.


And last, but not least, this is a little mat that I made for a GIVEAWAY!

Just tell me your favorite Halloween candy and I'll put your name in the hat for a chance to win it.




I'll pick the winner sometime after the 17th, because as we speak (or should I say as I speak), I'm in California attending Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara and also Three Speckled Hens antique fair in Paso Robles.  I'll be sure and take pictures to share.    

Happy Fall Y'all.    Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anne

103 comments:

Darlene D said...

Your decorating is just beautiful! Love everything! And what a great little mat to win! So generous! My favourite halloween candy, mmm, I guess I would have to say anything chocolate!

Debbie W said...

Love your decorations. Your right those pumpkins are wonderful. Husband now has more stuff to make for me. Just started working with wools and simply love the look. My favorite Halloween candy is Candy Corn.

Julie said...

I LOVE Fall, too! It's so much fun to decorate - favorite Halloween candy is definitely Candy Corn! Thanks for the inspiration to finish my decorating this weekend!

Susan said...

I love fall and I love all of your beautiful decorations! My favorite fall candy is the candy corn with the chocolate on the bottom.

Melanie said...

The Fall has got to be the most colorful season. My favorite Halloween Candy has to be the miniature Hershey Bars wrapped in the Autumn colors....

moosecraft said...

Hi Jack! :-) He's so fluffy! Your decorating is just right... and your stitches are beautiful! Love the crow mat and the prim projects pillow and that red bucket filled with berries! And, of course, the giveaway mat is gorgeous! My favorite Halloween candy? What I really enjoyed as a kid was the aroma of the trick or treat bag filled with a mixture of candy! There is no other scent quite like it! :-)

Anonymous said...

Anne,

I love fall. Your decorations are lovely. Candy corn is my favoriate. I'm sure this the all time favoriate

Shelia

Twyla's Thimble said...

Candy corn with salted peanuts, it is my favorite sweet and salty!!!!

Kathie said...

I always LOVE seeing pictures of how you decorate your beautiful home....
we have a homemade candy store locally and they make the greatest carmel filled chocolate halloween shaped candies, need I say anymore???
its worse then when the mallomars become available in the fall!
Kathie

Karen said...

So you are off having fun. Hope you get lots of interesting photos of the show that you can share with us.
Those wood pumpkins are an interesting idea. They look heavy enough that they wouldn't get knocked over too easily. And, of course, I like all the wool items. What's not to love about those!
I like candy corn and usually only think about them at Halloween. But I seldom buy them even though they are a favorite. I am not much of a chocolate eater. Well, most of the Halloween candy does not appeal to me. So if we went Trick or Treating together, I would give you most of it. LOL!

Grandma M said...

Fall is my favorite season too. Your decorating is beautiful. My favorite candy would be anything chocolate!

Ruth said...

Definitely candy corn! Your decorations are lovely! I have a few fall themed decorations and plan on making more as soon as I can.

Sue said...

I just love fall too! Your decorating is spectacular! I made that little fall pumpkin project last year too!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Oh! Love your fall decs. Makes me want to get busy and do a little decorating...maybe tomorrow! My favorite Halloween candy is the peanut butter taffy...mmm. None for me this year! I just joined Weight Watchers...thanks for the chance to win!

Diane said...

Hands down, candy corn! Does Jack always lay with his paws like that? Too cute! What a wonderful givaway, you are very generous!

PatC - All is Bright said...

Beautiful fall decorations! My all time favorite Halloween candy is Candy Corn. Boy oh boy - don't put a bowl of those things in front of me! Love the mat - thanks for the chance to winning it.

Pat

Lori said...

Jack fits right in to your fall decor!! I have a piece made with wool felt too and I don't like it near as much as wool.
I love candy corn! But I am cutting way way back on sugar, so I can only dream about it.
Have fun in CA!!

terry said...

Your fall decorations are awesome. Mine are up too and will stay up until the day after Thanksgiving. I love Good and Plenty and will raid the Halloween bags for these morsels. (Most kids don't like licorice. - Yeah for me.)

Terry

Quilter Kim said...

Your fall decorations are great, I also love those chunky pumpkins. My favorite Halloween candy are the snack sized Snickers. I don't dare have a bag in the house before Halloween because they would be gone before the kids came for Trick or Treat.

Darlene said...

I love your fall decor but then again I love all your decor.

My favorite fall candy is candy corn but I have to mix it with peanuts (then it's like a Payday bar - YUM)

I'd love to win your runner but I luck for winning giveaways is practically nil. sigh! Have fun in California.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your decorations!! Can't say that this is a fav Halloween candy, because I always love M&M's! The pretzel variety :-)

Barbara said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful fall decorations! You always have such gorgeous photos on your blog. I love anything chocolate, but my favorite has to be Reese's peanut butter cups.

Sylvia said...

Are caramel apples a candy? They are covered in candy. Maybe it's the caramel. I like the popcorn balls too. I'm getting hungry....

merumo said...

I love them all! Those little pillows are calling me, besides the wool mats :O Thank you for sharing your beautiful fall decorations. I enjoyed a lot! And I love iPhone, too!!

paulette said...

Love all your decorations...and the picture of your gorgeous cat sound be framed!! Favourite candy...anything with chocolate!! ANYTHING!!
Have fun...I see Anna is joining you!! I just KNOW that you girls will be up to no good!
P

Sue said...

Just love all of your FALL decorations ! My favorite Halloween candy is those little Snickers !

Tressa S said...

Goodness, I can overdose on those little Butterfinger candy bars if I breakdown and buy a bag of candy! You do such lovely work I would be honored to win!

Sally A said...

Your Decorations are great and beautiful, I also love the fall, Wednesday we drove to Corvallis Or. just to look at the trees and to the quilt shop of course. Chocolate is the Favorite. Sally M

Marisa said...

Precioso todo .PAZ Y AMOR

Tina said...

I LOVE your kitty, Jack! The picture of him turned out great. Besides being so photogenic, he is the perfect model for your gorgeous Fall decorations. Love those big beautiful eyes. Now that I'm done gooing over Jack, I would have to say that I'm a chocolate loving girl autumn, winter, spring and summer - for me, the season doesn't really matter LOL!

Gayle said...

Candy Corn! (the kind with brown at the bottom instead of yellow)

Your fall displays are so delightful - thank you for sharing all the photos!

marie said...

Love your fall decorations. My favorite Halloween candy is any of the chocolate mini bars.

Colleen said...

AAAAAHHHHH I would LOVE to win your beautiful woolie runner! Something specially made by you... how sweet! Lets see... I am not too choosy about candy.. its all good! But my favorite is caramel... all caramel candy, Rolos, wrapped caramels, caramel apples... yum!! My dentist loves me :o)

ButterBeansandroses said...

I love your blog, so inspirational and fun! I love fall and I must say my favorite candy is... hershey kisses.

Michele said...

thank you for the chance to win one of your gorgeous wool projects..what a treasure!
My favorite Halloween candy when I was a child was a Hershey candy bar. These days, I tend to like spiced jelly drops or Necco wafers.

Michele

~Laurie~ said...

What a beautiful mat!! It would fit right into my home :) My fav candy are Tootsie Rolls. My kids are so sweet at Halloween - they take all the tootsie rolls out of their loot and give them to me - no questions asked! I love it!!!

Lady Locust said...

Those mini / bite sized 3 musketeers - put them in the freezer for a bit then munch 'em down:) yum!

Robin C said...

It is the totally bad for you candycorn. Love it.
Im envious of you being at that quilt show. Show us your favorite booths and your loot.

Wendy T. said...

My favorite candy for Halloween is hands down a snickers bar - (or for anytime actually). Peanut M&M's are a close second! What a great table mat. So generous of you.
wtulloch@town.harwich.ma.us

Kindred Quilts said...

Looking at your pictures makes me want to work with wool. Beautiful fall decor! My favorite halloween candy would have to be Hershey kisses with the caramel inside... yum!

Friendship Crossing said...

I love Brach's candy corn or any of those bite size chocolate candy bars! LOL

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Tanya

Glynis said...

Your home looks beautiful decorated for fall. Thank you for showing it to us.
My favourite Halloween candy is Kraft caramels.

Kaaren said...

Twizzlers! I love twizzlers...the strawberry flavored ones.

Your penny rug would look perfect on my dining room table, Anne. I promise I will take good care of it!

Linda said...

Love all your fall decorations. I love decorations for this time of year that good thru Thanksgiving. The special light the sun gives in the fall. My favorite halloween cand are Almond Joys. since my kids don't like them, I get them.
Pumpkins are my favorite decoration for all. LOVE your table mat!

Me and My Stitches said...

All of your decorations are just wonderful - fall is my all-time favorite time of the year. My favorite Halloween candy...has to be chocolate...my hubby just brought home a bag of "Halloween" Kit Kat bars, so I will go with that!

Anonymous said...

I'm an October baby so fall has always been my favorite season. Hubs was born on Halloween so we really go all out for that holiday. Would love to win the tablerunner. My favorite candy would be mini Snickers. Toni in TN

Carol said...

My favorite Halloween Candy is candy corn with chocolate on the bottom.

andsewon said...

Your home looks so wonderful as usual!I love peanut butter cups and Reeses has the pumpkin shaped ones for Fall!YUM! That little mat is adorable!Please toss my name in that hat for a chance too!
Lola

Linda K said...

Gotta love Snickers bars!!My house is all decorated for Halloween with a few wool table toppers and wall hangings, dolls and witches, scarecrows and pumpkins,teddy bears and haunted houses. Thanks for the chance to add to the decor!!

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

Love your fall decorating, your wool table runner and crow penny mat are gorgeous! Favorite Halloween candy would have to be Snickers! Yum.... Elaine at the beach

Anita said...

My favorite Hallween candy would be Candy Corn.
Your fall decorating is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love your fall decorating. I get a lot of inspiration from your photos. My favorite Halloween candy would have to be orange and black jelly beans!
Cheryl

Jenny Bonynge said...

Candy corn all the way!!! (Although I just rejoined Weight Watchers...HA!HA! No candy corn this year!)

Jenny Bonynge said...

Candy corn all the way!!! (Although I just rejoined Weight Watchers...HA!HA! No candy corn this year!)

Sandy said...

What a darling tablerunner!!! Love the orange wool. Hands down, my favorite Halloween candy is candy corn...so unbelievably sweet, but good!!

Anonymous said...

I love your fall decorating. My favorite Halloween candy is
Almond Joys.

Theresa W

foleywestrup(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sue said...

Oh boy, a fun give-away. Thanks for your generosity! My fave Halloween candy is Reese's peanut butter cups, my forever favorite candy.

Michelle said...

Uhm...my favorite halloween candy? EVERYTHING....Grand Bars, Snickers, peanut butter cups...anything. have fun!

Janet said...

My favorite Halloween candy is Candy Corn mixed with cocktail peanuts, instant Payday Candy bar.
Thank you for the chance to win. Also
I love your decorating ideas. I still go back to your Christmas ones last year. Lovely
Janet

Wendy said...

Your fall decorating is very inspirational. I love everything. The pumpkin mat will have a happy home with me :-) My favourite candy at Halloween is orange and black jelly's.

Loris said...

Your home is lovely especially with the sweet pumpkins and beautiful wool. I agree with you...100% wool is the best. Love the table runners. Thank you for sharing one.
I was at PIQF yesterday and today. Was drawn into several booths because of the wool pumpkins. They were so beautiful. Great show!

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing your Fall decorations with us! Hope that you had a fabulous time at the quilt show and antique show! I loved sneaking Snickers minis from my son's trick or treat bag. There is also something about candy corn and candy pumpkins that seems to make Halloween! Take care!

Becky said...

Anne, do you remember the name of the pattern of your first table runner, the one with wool felt? My friend, Brenda is felting wool skirts. She is looking for a pattern for a table runner. I thought she might like this one. Thanks so much!

Ronda Larson-Dranter said...

I wish I had time to decorate these days! Great job!
My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn mixed with salted peanuts.

Ronda

Ronda Larson-Dranter said...

I wish I had time to decorate these days! Great job!
My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn mixed with salted peanuts.

Ronda

Angie said...

What a beautiful house you have, and your Fall decorations are divine. My favorite Halloween candy would be Mr. Goodbars---wrapped in quilty lusciousness. :)

CC said...

My favorite is the candy pumpkin. Those fat little orange pumpkins...yum.

Country Prims said...

I have so enjoyed catching up on your stitching and beautiful fall decor-very inspirational, as always!!!
I would be deloghted to display that beauty, especially when it was all handmade:)
Enjoy your time way, I will be looking forward to the pics:)
Thanks for sharing,
Shazy x

Doris R. said...

Ahhh...beautiful kitty, decor, WOOL, and quilts! I can't pick a favorite, they are all wonderful! I would love to win the table mat! My favorite candy anytime is Hersheys Kisses w/almonds! Thanks for a chance to win!

Doris R.
Quiltmamma@aol.com

Doris R. said...

Ahhh...beautiful kitty, decor, WOOL, and quilts! I can't pick a favorite, they are all wonderful! I would love to win the table mat! My favorite candy anytime is Hersheys Kisses w/almonds! Thanks for a chance to win!

Doris R.
Quiltmamma@aol.com

Cindy A. said...

What a gorgeous mat!!! I've always been partial to pumpkins. My favorite fall candy is candy corn. I love the colors, the shape, and of course the taste. I have to be careful not to eat too much because you can get sick if you eat too much. Yes, I know whereof I speak...

Julie said...

All of your fall decorations look great! My favorite Halloween candy is the orange and black wrapped molasses chews with the dot of peanut butter in the center--I'm not sure if they make them anymore...
Hope you have time for a little wine tasting while you are in Paso Robles!

Linda (Petey) said...

Thank you for sharing your fall lovelies! My favorite fall candy are the peanutbutter kisses wrapped in orange and black and now that you have reminded me, I haven't seen them this fall!! Hm-m-m-m!

Kristy said...

All your decor is fabulous...but that pumpkin mat it beyond fabulous!! My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn. Isn't is amazing how the 100% wool adds just that something special to take your work to the next level?

Jacqueline said...

thanks for sharing your decorating with me.. always nice to get new ideas.
My favorite Halloween candy would be candy corn and peanuts. Had this combo for the 1st time this year and oh my goodness... mmmmmmm

Thanks for a chance on your give-a-way

Nancy said...

Your fall decorating is so beautiful and inspiring. Love the way you used your wool projects throughout.
My favorite Halloween Candy would have to be Reese's Peanut Butter Cups; and homemade molasses popcorn balls are definitely a treat!
I am so hoping to be the lucky winner; but if not, am sure whoever it is will be very happy.

Cindi P. said...

Reese's peanut butter cups is my favorite candy any time of the year...but peanut butter M&M's are a very close second.

annie said...

Love your photos, esp. the last 2.
For me, it's snack size snickers, they are everywhere. Reese's cups run a close second!

SewCalGal said...

I sure hope you are having fun at Pacific International. Would love to have been able to attend, but the journey wasn't in my cards.

Your quilt is spectacular. Definitely caught my attention for inspiration. And then I was stunned to see you made it for a giveaway. Love it.

Favorite candy: Chocolate....or carmel apples.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Wonderful fall decoration. You have some really nice pieces. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful mat. Chocolate candy corn is my favorite. :)
limbania55 AT yahoo DOT com

Rose Marie said...

Lovely fall decor!

Your giveaway mat has pumpkins on it .... I'm in!

Caramel apples have always been my favourite.

Kim said...

Remember when you could only get most of the mini candy bars at Halloween for the trick-or-treaters? I loved the mini candy bars, but now most are available all year long. My favorite NEW candy--and I'm not sure if it's a seasonal thing or not--is Werther's caramel apple filled candies.

Your fall decorations look terrific!

Anonymous said...

I love Fall and your decorations are awesome! I like carmel dipped apples . . . not exactly a candy but really yummy. Cheryl

Bari Jo said...

Your house looks so warm and inviting! Thank you for the chance at the beautiful giveaway! Chocolate is my all time hands down favorite candy BUT when it comes to Halloween, Candy Corn is the fave! :O)

Melinda said...

Your decorations are wonderful! My favorite right now is mini Baby Ruth.

Colleen said...

Your Fall Decorations are fantastic! My favorite Halloween candy would have to be Mary Janes.

Yvette said...

Your home is always so inviting. It belongs in a magazine!

I was at the PIQS too!! I wish I could have met you in person.

Who can resist candy corn?? NOT ME!!! I love them!

Lis said...

Thank you for letting us see all your beautiful autumn decorations. I'm from Denmark, where we have not yet the traditions of decorating for autumn although we are beginning to celebrating halloween. I especially liked the wooden pumpkins on the floor. I think I'll have my husband doing similars. Thanks again for the inspiration. It would be wonderful to be the winner of your very nice give away. Love.

Delores said...

Candy corn for sure!! LOVE, LOVE it!

Your mat is so sweet - would love to win it!

Louise said...

Thank you for sharing your photos. Love the house blocks, as well as the small fall pillows. I just came across mine a week or so ago...still in kit mode! Will have to get on it.
My favorite Halloween candy was/is Smarties..you know the ones. The little tart "pills" . That's what I called them when I was young..now that is a long time ago..

Carolyn said...

I love your fall decorations! My favorite Halloween candy to buy is candy corn. My favorite candy to get while trick-or-treating was the little packs of Necco Wafers, especially if they had lots of black ones in there!

Pati Olson said...

Love your blog! As for my favorite Halloween candy, Candy Corn and not that new stuff with chocolate, just the plain old fashioned yummy candy corn.

Pati Olson said...

Love your blog! As for my favorite Halloween candy, Candy Corn and not that new stuff with chocolate, just the plain old fashioned yummy candy corn.

Sue Tokash said...

Not a big candy girl but a local candy store features spicy dark chocolate salted caramels. And I do enjoy those. Love those chunky wood pumpkins your friend made, your right she should make and sell them.

suz said...

Love all your fall decorating - it's very inspirational. I love basic candy corn - nothing better, except maybe those little pumpkins made of the same stuff as candy corn! Oh, the other thing I like are the red wax lips - have not seen those in ages!

kelley said...

Those little fall pillows are going to have me getting out some wool for more than hooking...

As for candy...Mallow Cups...seems like they are only on the shelves around Halloween...

thanks for sharing all your yummy photos!

heather said...

Definitely Hallowe'en taffy kisses! Almost as sweet as your table runner!

Sallie said...

Reese's peanut butter cups. Thanks for the giveaway! Your fall decorations are beautiful!

Linda said...

Wow! Beautiful decorations! Halloween candy?? Dark chocolate M&Ms!!

Tammy said...

Love your fall decor! My favorite Halloween candy was when "in the olden days" folks made caramel apples and gave them out. That's actually a candy and fruit, but that's my favorite. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

Kathy R. said...

My favorite Halloween candy is Brach's Harvest Mix (candy corn, Indian corn, creme pumpkins, etc.) Your mat is lovely and I would be proud to give it a new home. I am slowly starting to work with wool and have been having fun with it, but I have a long way to go and lots to learn. I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for everything.

AnnieO said...

Your fall decor is beautiful! Love those pumpkins made from logs, and all your pretty wools. My favorite Halloween candy is Caramel Apple Pops. You can actually buy them year round but I try to restrain myself :)

Seasons said...

Mmmmmmm, I would say Butterfinger is my fave! This is unusual for me, as dark chocolate is my passion! Halloween, though? Butterfinger!! I am a fall decorating addict. In AZ we have to make our own fall, so I start to put my faux pumpkins and garland out in early August. I love handmade, as I also sell on Etsy! Nancy