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Monday, September 21, 2009

MY MANY FACES OF FALL....

SEPTEMBER 22ND.....
THE FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN
and
is having an AUTUMN PARTY...

WOO HOO....
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I have made several different autumn looks for different tables around SWEET NOTHINGS..

Fallness all around the cottage....
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This is an arrangement with real goards and squash that I made for my coffee table....
I looked and looked and looked for leaves that were turning but, people.....
our trees are still green here....I just knew these oaks would turn by now but it's still just a little early...
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Around here, we HAD to have a black polka dot pumpkin...
to go along with the white one.....
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I had to use faux autumn leaves for just a tad of color....

and I must have taken about 10 million photos of my
BLACK AND WHITE pumpkin....they ALL came out with it looking like a big bowling ball..!!!
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A little of the more traditional pumpkins...

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These are the plants that, as fall advances, they turn colors...
Haven't a clue as to their name but just a week ago, they weren't NEARLY this red....
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I hope YOUR autumn is as wonderful as mine has been....
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Be sure to stop over at RHONDI'S....she has a BEAUTIFUL party going on over there!!


61 comments:

Stacey said...

I just adore the pumpkin in the blue chair! You always make everything look so pretty. I think that plant is Autumn Joy Sedum or one of the sedums.

Hey you asked about our wallpaper project. It worked great to texture over the wallpaper in the kitchen. The wallpaper was original and still very tightly stuck to the walls. Now with that said, I am chicken to do the same process in the bathroom because of the humidity. Sorry!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Bj, gosh I love all of your fallish stuff ! And you just bowled me over with that bowling ball,I mean punkin ! LOL !! You know I am just kidding you ! That is the cutest thing I have seen, I love poka dots too ! And love that big brown pumpkin also.

Judi said...

Hi BJ
Oh you have been so very busy decorating for fall. I love the gourds and the pumpkins and a BLACK one with WHITE polka dots..how very cute. I love your fall plates...everything is lovely around your home...enjoy and stay cozy...
I'm sure you'll find some colourful leaves soon enough..

have a lovely evening
Judi

Amelia said...

Loved the polka dot one...all the decorations are fantastic...just out did yourself this year. I hope everyone that sees this in person will tell you how great it looks.

The plamt is frm the sedum family...probably Autumn Joy but not for sure like Stacey said.

Enjoy the week.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have some great fall displays! Love that b&w polka dot pumpkin!!

Katherine

Cathy said...

Wonderful fall goodies!!! Don't you just love pumpkins?!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Kim said...

Everything looks so cozy and fall-like. I love it!

By the way, I was going to grab your button but couldn't figure out how to get it without the code there. Share the secret with me and I'll grab it.

Kim

Jackie said...

Love your coffee table arrangement BJ.

I just started my decorating and I hope to get a bit more done this week.

God bless.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

BJ, I can tell it's fall at your house! Lovely, warm and inviting settings!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, everything is just gorgeous. I love it all. I especially love that polka dot pumpkin, that is too cute. Your cookies look so good too. All of your decorations are so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Eileen said...

I love all your Fall arrangements! You did such a beautiful job with each and every one! It's hard to pick a favorite but I do love the white pumpkins, and I love the little blue chair too!
Great job!
All the best,
Eileen

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, what wonderful Fallness you have! Those little squash candle holders you've made are darling! How long will they last? Love the little pumpkin in the little blue chair! So cute. Thanks for a cookie!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sherri S said...

Beautiful! All of it. Although like many others I love the polka dot pumpkin too. What wonderful Fall decor!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....everything looks so happy! I love the 'life' in your decorating. Adorable!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Justine said...

BJ, Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! First I hop on over to Shelia's to see her fall stuff and practically cry. now I come here and wanna cry some more! Why? Because I have no fall decor! The only holiday I ever decorate for is Christmas, but now I want fall stuff! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I really need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby, don't I? But then Jimmy will bitch and complain about me spending money on stuff we don't need. But dammit, I live in FL and don't GET FALL. Can't I at least pretend? Once again, Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Justine :o )

Dawn said...

Hello BJ,
Your fall header is just beautiful. I love that fun quilt. The colors are great.
Dawn

Mevely317 said...

It may be hotter than you-know-what over here in Phoenix, but your tablescapes just put me over the edge.... in the mood! No question, Fall's my favorite season.
Your Willow-Tree angels are so precious; I'd love to invite them over here to "play" with my own willow-girls.

Have yourself a great new week, OK?

Hugs,
Myra

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Fall look beautiful at your house! I LOVE the black and white polka dot pumpkin!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

You have inspired me to dig out my fall stuff! Looks like you have everything ready at your home!

Shady Creek Lane said...

I am so in love with your black and white polka dot pumpkin. It speaks my language. I thing I need to break out my spray paint again and do some makeovers on some pumpkins.
the rest of your post is just perfect, ushering in fall in a grand way.

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi BJ sweetie! Fall at your house looks like a truly beautiful occassion and one that I wish I could be a part of! So good to see you at Jacaranda Cottage again, I've missed you sweetie! Wishing you a wonderful day my friend!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I like how you used the squash as candle holders. Of course I like the cookies.

Chari said...

Hi BJ...

Coming over for the Welcome Fall Party, my friend! Ohhh my...you do have your sweet cottage dressed up in all its Fall finery! It's gorgeous, Darlin'! I really enjoyed each and every Fall vignette! Girl, I love the idea of cutting the acorn squash in half and using them for candleholders...that's fabulous!!! Love that pretty wicker tray that you have that vitgnette done up on too!!! Ohhh...and your fabulous Fall table...love, love, LOVE IT! Love the pretty fall plate! BJ, that gold tablecloth is soooo beautiful! It's absolutely perfect for Fall...such pretty colors!!!

Also wanted to let you know that I visited your Met Monday post! Girlfriend, I just can't believe your dining room transformation!!! I love the board and batton...it gave that room such a sweet cottagy ambiance...beautiful!!! Mr. Sweets did a great job!!!

Okay, I know that this note is getting really long but I seen your comment over at Staceys where you were asking her about painting over wall paper! Just wanted to tell you that my mom just painted over the wallpaper she had in her bath and it turned out beautifully!!! The wallpaper she had up was a fairly heavy paper...almost with a vinyl feel! It is holding the paint just fine and it now just looks like a painted wall! Just thought I'd let you know...

Warmest wishes and Happy Fall, Darlin'!
Love ya,
Chari
PS...my girls have told me that Texas is finally getting some long needed rain! Hope that ya'll are getting some as well!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Bj you now got me in the mood for Fall! You are all ready now and your home looks beautiful!!!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What beautiful fall decor! I love your polka dot pumpkin, and the vase with the check pattern and viginette is just gorgeous! Fabulous ideas~ Cindy

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hello BJ,
I enjoyed reading and going through your Autumn/Fall post. I loved your black pumpkin with the white polka dots. Everything looked so pretty and inviting! But I think my fav pictures were the ones with those yummy chocolate chip cookies!! Hugs!

Brenda Eason said...

BEAUTIFUL! I hope to go shopping for pumpkins this weekend. girl you really did yourself good.

Theresa said...

Oh how beautiful! ALL of your fall decorations are so pretty and I knew you would have something to eat:) Enjoyed visiting with you this morning! Have a blessed day!

Lisa said...

I love the pillar candles in the squash! How clever is that? I'm definitely going to borrow that idea.:)

Laura said...

Everything looks beautiful as usual. Everytime I see MC courtly check, I think I need it! Yours looks wonderful.

I noticed the thermometer on your blog said 48 degrees. Wow! It is still in the 90's here in South Texas.

Enjoyed visiting,

Laura

Kathleen Grace said...

I love all your pumpkins and warm decor:>) You know my favorite is the black polka dot one! Those chocolate chip cookies are the perfect accent too, wish I were there to give them a try:>)

Kathy said...

Wow girl... you have brought fallerizing to a new level!!!lol...I love how you've painted all the pumpkins! Your white one and the polka dot black one = perfect!!! I like the new fall header too and all the other decorations...you have been busy! Oh! You mentioned that you sent an e-mail about my post... I never recieved it. I wonder if something is wrong with that? Please try again, when you have time, hopefully it will come through...Oh! and your lovely fall plant is a Sedum...I love them, they just come to life this time of year, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
You have been busy getting all decked out for fall! I LOVE the black and white pumpkin. What a great idea and it looks so perfect with your MK Childs plates. The table setting with the angels is adorable. Now I'll just have a couple of coookies please. They look delicious! Thanks for joining the party. It wouldn't have been a party without you!
Hugs, Rhondi

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My gosh, bj! You cleaver woman..you just plain outdid yourself this time! And...I see your gorgeous gold tablecloth!
The squash with the candle...LOVE IT!
I always..look..and look and then go back and look some more. Just wonderful! Your pumpkins are so different and amazing.
I have been looking for a scarecrow...found a few and hesitated..(trying to not BUY!) then missed out!
So cute! :)
Hugs,
Mona

santamaker said...

Oh, BJ...you have done such a beautiful job on your fall decor. Your pumpkins look so pretty painted. I'll have to think of painting some of mine!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet BJ,

I'm loving your fall decor! I wish I had known earlier about this party. Everything is soooo purty.
Love that black and white pumpkin. How clever!

Debbie

Libby Murphy said...

Goodness BJ, you are talented and it sure looks like autumn at your home. I like it all but think the natural orange pumpkins and red sunflowers are my favorite this season.
Happy Twirls

Brenda said...

I'm sure someone else has already told you the name of that plant. It is Sedum Autumn Joy. Love it! And I'm loving every single thing I just oohed and aahed over here. Love that idea with the candles in the (cut in half squash?) I think that's what it was. That one made me drool. Also that polka dotted pumpkin. The quilt...I can't tell you how many times my heart sped up over that gorgeous quilt. Did you make it? I don't have a fall-themed quilt. Gonna have to do something about that. I love your house!
Brenda

Darlene said...

Stopping by from the party. Everything looks so BEAUTIFUL and fall-ish!!! I LOVE it all!

Betty said...

Everything just looks so pretty. I love the little blue chair and your give thanks plaque. I think your polka dot pumpkins are neat.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi BJ,

Goodness - your black pumpkin is adorable - how cute with the black polka dots - everything is beautiful. I am so happy to get to attend you Fall Party and see your lovely fall decorations. Sweet Rhondi helped me register so I could visit everybody - LOL - I tried to register and it did not work so she registered for me.
Have fun at the party.
Blessings,
Erin

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your fall decorations! The white pumpkins are so pretty and the quilt in the background looks so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Rebecca said...

Hello and Happy Fall!
Your post is just wonderful and I love how you used the squash for candle holders.
Blessings
Rebecca

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

All your fall stuff is very cute! Of course, love the black and white pumpkin most of all!

Manuela

Anne~fiona and twig said...

BJ, your home and your tablescapes are just as warm and inviting as you are! I can imagine just how welcomed one would feel when they entered into Sweet Nothing Cottage.
Beautiful!
XOXO,
Anne

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow, you have so many gorgeous pumpkins .. I am in awe! Love the black and white one, too -- never saw one before; it's such fun!

Gorgeous. And that's sedum you have growing there-- it looks like pale broccoli all summer, doesn't pink up till fall. I have some too--makes a great cut flower.
Cass

Amy @LittlePinkDollhouse said...

Happy Autumn! Everything looks beautiful! I love love love the candle holders you made! Wow!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the gourd candle holders! And I noticed the Bakelite flatware in your header picture. Love it! Thanks for your great comments...I really look forward to them. It would be my pleasure if you would mention my blog for pink Saturday. My designer is working on a button, so I'll let you know when that's available as well. It's so awesome to be able to get inspiration from you!

Kathleen said...

Happy Fall! You celebrated in a big way..all beautiful!
I love the polka dot pumpkin..very clever!
My sis from Arlington was here till today, so I haven't blogged, just blabbed! We went to the ocean yesterday. it was just gorgeous, and she misses it so!
Your Fall decor is just lovely!

Lillie Mae Acres said...

I just love the little blue chair with the pumpkin in it. The candle arrangements really caught my eye, I love that you used real squash. Your decorations are beautiful and I am enjoying your blog.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

BJ, I love all your fallness here at your cottage girl...love the candles in the winter squash how clever of you...Now do tell where did you find that black/white pumpkin just too cute my friend...Loved seeing all of this...You have been one busy lady...thanks for sharing and may you have a great week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

taylorsoutback said...

What a warm welcome you have given to the First Day of Fall. Everything looks just perfect!

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

Wonderful! Love the polka dot pumpkin and those cookies look delicious!

Kammy said...

WOWZA BJ ! You did pull out all the stops on decorating - you go girl - I am loving it ! Don't think I have ever seen a punkin with polka dots - must be a teenager !! LOL !
Kammy

Stella said...

What a beautiful job of decorating. I was especially taken by the picture of the pumpkin, flowers and plate. Just looked like fall. How clever to use squash for candle holders. Thanks for sharing.

daylily777 said...

I love all of your Fall Decor,very creative!The cookies are making me hungry.8-)
Happy Fall!
~Myrna

PEA said...

Cookies...pumpkins...Autumn flowers...I so love it all:-) I always love the way you decorate, you always make it look so special. Only you would have a black and white polka dot pumpkin!! lol It's awesome! xoxo

Gretchen said...

I love everything but my favorite is the squash cut in half for a candle holder. What a super idea!

Hugs,
Gretchen

Sue said...

BJ, Is there anything that I don't like? Oh, I think NOT!!! It all looks lovely. Love the halved squash w/the candle and the black/white polka dotted pumpkin. So many inspiring ideas...
big hugs, Sue

Merrie said...

I love your blog!!!!

Your polka dots and black and white checks look great with the autumn decorations. I really enjoyed your pictures, and yes that plant looks like Autumn Joy Sedum. We have some in our yard.

Texas doesnt seem very far away at all after visiting you today.

tardevil said...

My favorite is the black/white polka dot pumpkin, but love all of your decor. Your "new" picture of yourself looks great. Hope you're having a good fall.