Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Decorating, Anniversary, Oliver and Bee Stings

Fall is my favorite time of the year to decorate, the warm hues and rustic appearance looks so good with primitives.  When I went up to The Rusty Relic this time she had been making these makedo chairs, I just love them, been seeing them in magazines, they look so good with a primitive setting.  In this chair I added an old quilt, a pumpkin doll I had gotten from The Red Cupboard, and  the fall sampler I just picked up from Jennifer at Taylors Farmhouse Attic, I really enjoyed meeting a fellow blogger that day.  This grouping looks really good in front of this stepback cabinet.

This very large fireplace is in our den, I just love how rustic it looks, it goes all the way to the ceiling. 
 Another closeup of the makedo chair, and yes I have already bought another one that is a little different.
 Here is a close up of the old stepback cabinet, love how the fall items adds to the old charm of the cabinet.  I love the pinkeep with the pumpkin on top and of course just a few of my many pumpkins.
 This is in the top part of the cabinet, it is so dark in this cabinet and it sits in a corner, so I try to use a little color when I decorat it.  I love to collect boxes, gameboards, winders, and my favorite dolls.
 Picture of that corner, love the sampler, picked it up at The Rusty Relic, looks nice with the fall items.
This small white chest, which I love sits across from that stepback cabinet, I do a lot of my sewing here in the den, I use this chest to hold some of my sewing needs.  I found this goat at Nanbrook Farm last spring, took the turnip out and added the pumpkins, will be a great piece to use for each season.
 The door going into the den, I love this basket, I change it out with the season.  Makes a nice festive touch.
 I was having trouble loading pictures this morning somehow got the fireplace picture in twice.

I love pumpkins, my favorite, started collecting them a couple of years ago.  This collection is from my trip Primitve Gatherings shop over the past few years.  I put them in my favorite basket I had gotten from my aunt, added some bittersweet, another one of my favorite things to use for fall decorating.

 I have started finding old kegs, peels, oil cans and old farm tools, one of my dads favorite things to collect .
 I had to have one of the pumpkin guys I kept seeing this year, picked this one up at Nanbrook Farm.
Wanted to show a few pictures of my big boy now, we think he weighs around 10 lbs now, good baby.
 My husband Steve holding Oliver last night, this is were the bee stings comes in.  We have a lawn care business and yesterday while cutting grass, hubby ran over a bee nest with his lawn mower, he has 20 bee stings, yes he is in pain today, other than that he is alright.
 Grandma holding Oliver, he is so much more alert now, watches everything.  He will be 5 months old Sunday.  His development stage is that of a 2 month old since he was born 3 months early.  He has therapy every week, this will go on until he is 3.  They say he is right were he should be, not having any problems.  His eyes have corrected themselves and his head scan was fine.  Just a growing happy little boy that sleeps all night.  I will start keeping him 2 days a week starting the first week in November when Brandi goes back to work, she teaches 5K.
 Here he is trying to help mommy open her gift, we helped the kids celebrate their first wedding anniversary last night. Forgot to take a picture of the gift, I had gotten her 2 more place settings of her china she wanted.
 My youngest son Chris with Brandi and little Oliver, they make a really nice little family.  Oliver was taking a little nap at the time.  My oldest son Justin didn't get to come he is in Texas with a couple of friends.
 Of course we had to have cake.  It has always been a big tradition for hubby and me to have a cake at every anniversary.  So we are starting one for the kids.  Their anniversary is Oct. 1st., they are taking Oliver and heading to the coast.  Going to one of my favorite places, Charleston, S.C.  perfect place to take the baby and stroll him around the old town with its many old houses and gardens.
 Love Oliver's socks, he has lots of them, so many colors and styles.  He just happened to be awake here.
 The Peek a Boo shirt my husband's aunt just sent him, Brandi just loves the little ghost on it.
A quiet moment, my son holding his son, just perfect.  Hope you enjoyed a little taste of my fall decorating, next week I will have more pictures, I am waiting on a couple fall items I had ordered.  Its going to feel more like fall here, its going from around 80 today to the mid 60's saturday and low 40's at night, need to get my sweaters out of the cedar chest.  Everyone have a great weekend, I am going pumpkin and mum shopping.  Take care, Hugs  Vicky


  1. Hi Vicky! Boy, Oliver is growing like a bad nice to see him making so much progress! Love all your fall decorating, looks great...


  2. O Vicky , your home and fall decor are just beautiful! A very Happy Anniversary to the kids and OMG and thanks for the Oliver fix he is getting so big so fast Love him what a cutie! Hes super precious and I m sure he knows how much his grandma loves him! Ouch poor hubs! hope you have a great weekend! hugs lil raggedy angie

  3. Love the pics ..thanks for sharing ..your home looks so warm and inviting .
    Oliver is so precious ~

  4. Vicky,

    Oliver looks wonderful, such a handsome little boy!..Aren't they amazing!! Karter is doing good too..
    Love all your fall decor, looks great! Ouch sorry for hubby and the bees...praying the pain goes away quickly.


  5. What a lovely family you have -- love that little fella -- he is growing and looking so strong!! He is as cute as can be.....
    Sorry for your husband's accident with the bees -- he must have been hurting badly with all those bee-stings!!
    Your fall decorating is just beautiful... I hope to get out this weekend, as well, and get some pumpkins and corn stalks. (Me and everybody else, no doubt!!) But it sounds like it will be a perfect weekend to do so -- cooler temps and not much rain predicted, -- so I will fight the crowds if I must!
    Have a great weekend!!

  6. Everything looks so great. I'd love to go to Nanbrook one of these days. My friend was there and she loved it. Have fun decorating, Dawn

  7. Hi Vicky,

    Love the autumn decor and your make do chair and that awesome fireplace.

    Sweet pictures of your grandson !

    Yummy looking cake !

    Autumn Blessings

  8. Lovin the pics of your fall decor...especially that goat and cart. I have one of those chairs..aren't they the best! Congrats on the kids and their annivesary and look how big Oliver is getting already. My dad was painting my grammas barn and did not realize there was a bees nest around at the top and he got stung so much we had to take him to the I feel for your hubby Steve. Take care, Janice

  9. Perfect prim decor that you have !
    Oliver is such a sweetie. Don't you just want to hug him all the time!

  10. Your home looks great! Little Oliver is a sweetheart!

  11. The best thing in all of our pictures is that cute little Oliver! He is growing. Love all of your fall. I like the basket full of goodies, love the pie peel by the fireplace, the basket on the door and love the window shot. Guess I love it all!lol

  12. Your chair is wonderful, decorating beautiful!!! I have to say seeing Oliver is the BEST!!!!!! So precious!!!! Give him a cuddle for me :) Thank you for sharing your happiness! Enjoy your day! My Best ~Kimberly

  13. The cupboard, chair & all are just beautiful!
    Little Oliver has grown! He is just precious!

  14. Your house is full of amazing fall color and texture. I love it. Your hearth is amazing. Thanks for sharing. -Steph- p.s. bee stings hurt and Oliver is cute.

  15. Love all your fall decor! Love your fireplace too, your home is so warm and cozy! Oliver is just precious.

  16. What a beautiful family you have. That little Oliver is a cutie!! What a perfectly prim home you have!


  17. Vicky, Love all your decorating! I am with you, it's my favorite time of year! So wish it lastest a bit longer! AND Oliver, wow, he's getting so big!!!! OLM

  18. Your fall decorating is just my taste. I'm lovin' it. Thank you for taking the pictures and sharing. I hope your husband is recovering from all those stings - ouch - I can't even imagine having 2 let alone 20. Glad Oliver is doing well. Thanks for stopping by my blog. ~Ann