Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Autumn Anticipation...and a Contest!

Oh I love the first cool crisp days of early fall! And that's what we're having now! We went to the lake on Saturday night, and I was freezing the whole time. I need to pull out my sweaters! This week Melissa at The Inspired Room is having a Fall Nesting Week, so I was inspired to redo the wreath on my door from neutral to more fall-inspired. Here is the before picture (read about it here): And this is what it looks like now: Please ignore the green painters tape on the inside of the glass. I really want to finish painting the inside of the door today, or at least this week. You know, I've never really decorated for fall before. I usually do something for spring or summer, but before this year I didn't ever do much seasonal decorating. In fact, I didn't really decorate my house at all until last spring. I probably won't go all out in gorgeous spectacular fashion like some of you with your dollar tree pumpkins and "spooky" decorations, but I want to do a few more fall things which I will of course post about. For example, I need to think of a replacement for my Summertime banner. It was inspired by the George Gershwin song that I love, but I don't know what word(s) to replace it with. I want something that conveys the warmth and coziness of home, but I don't know the exact words. Please comment with all the suggestions you can think of! Maybe I'll send a small prize to the winner? I think I'll do that. So if you leave a suggestion for what word or words to put on my new banner, make sure I have some way to contact you.


  1. How about "Delicious Autumn" I know it's long.. but when I think of fall.. I think of all of the yummy flavors that it brings.. love your blog!

  2. Hey, thanks for being a part of Fall Nesting Week! I keep my decor pretty simple too. But I realized that I am "summerizing" my house from about April-August so Fall really needs to get a fair chance! If I don't start 1st of September, it gets crowded out by Christmas!

    Great job on your wreath makeover!

    Happy Nesting!


  3. Your made-over wreath looks great! I love things that can be changed up a bit for the seasons.

    Nice job!

  4. How about "Abundance" ?

    I love that banner, makes me feel bad that I didn't decorate more for the summer, lol. Ah well, there is always next year :)

    Nice to meet you!


  5. Love what your doing. I like your summertime banner. How about Harvest time? Or Fall Blessings, or Autumn Blessings

  6. There is an old hymn with the line: "harvest home" I'll see if I can't find it and email it to you. Maybe it would give you some ideas =)

    I have been thinking about calling you...but can't find your number. Could you email it to me...as well as your addy? Cheers!

  7. I love the simplicity of your wreath is charming. Your visitors will feel kindly welcomed to your home. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
    Ps. I am looking forward to crisp air! :o)

  8. What a great job on your wreath makeover. :) And I loooove the summertime banner, too - just love it! Have a great week!

  9. Hi sweet Jo :)

    Your wreath looks darling!

    How about kust the word "Autumn" in fall colors??


  10. Um... that would be just... not kust LOL

  11. Love your "Summertime" banner. And I like Bella's idea for changing it to "Abundance" for fall. -Julia

  12. The wreath looks very nice! I don't do a lot of summer decorating, but I love to decorate for fall. That banner is so cute (I love that song too). Maybe for fall you could do "Autumn Blessings" or how about "Give Thanks" or which would be more Thanksgiving-ish.

  13. Do Canadians have Thanksgiving? lol I love Bella's suggestion of the word Abundance! Pretty wreath!!

  14. I like the mis-spelled words "Merrie" and "Jollie" for merry and jolly.

    What about "A Merrie Fall" or "Abundant Autumn" ?

    Meh. Looked better in my head.

  15. i love the simplicity. Just beautiful!

  16. 2 thumbs up on the wreath!

    I say make a banner that says "Simply Fall".

    Short & to the point!


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