Saturday, September 29, 2007

Need Some Fall Decorating Ideas?



The big glass jar (above) is full of black licorice. Yum!
Above: I could not resist this antique picture of a little girl wearing a sweet dress and holding a basket of flowers. I think she will be lovely in my bedroom.
A wonderful old metal box with the best orange patina! The caption is Marsha's favorite.
Do these goolish lanterns look familiar? They should because the same ones are on this months issue of Home Companion magazine! These are for sale at the shop.
Doogs says Hi!!




These acorns are wearing little fuzzy caps!


Above is the table she made. I love the old wood that she used. This would make a great sofa table.
A wire turkey full of squash.

One of my favorite things to do is to visit my friends who have wonderful shops here in town. Marsha called me the other day to tell me that she had just finished decorating her store front window in Fall style. I thought, oh boy, more pictures to share! Well, I just tootled over there, camera in hand, and was thrilled to find her store looking festively decorated ~~ all Marsha style. Check out the table in the front window. She used old ballisters and some old wood planking to make the table. It turned out wonderful!!! Love it!

Marsha loves to mix natural elements (like Melissa) with wire, urns and bowls. One of my favorite ideas is to get an old urn and put clipping from a Manzanita bush inside and hang Halloween decorations from. Marsha's daughter, Meggie, lives in the mountains and picked her mother some wonderful acorns for her shop. Have any of you ever seen acorns with fuzzy caps? I just thought they looked so adorable.

Another great idea that Miss Marsha had was to fill an old aquariam (this one is for sale and is fabulous with an old green patina) with white rocks and black and white Halloween/Fall items. It is just so cute and I especially loved the old black clock inside (not for sale...sad face).

I hope that these great photos will spark some ideas or maybe tempt you to hop in your car and take a little road trip to visit Marsha. Her address is here.

Mr. Doogs says hello, too!!!! This is a photo of him waiting for me to get off of the computer and take him outside for a wee-wee.

Have a wonderful weekend! To my Florida friends, I hope the weather cools down for you!

38 comments:

Sweet Remembrance said...

My Goodness...lots for my eyes to feast on! I am loving it all.
Especially the old aquarium filled with Halloween bits...Love it!
What a wonderful shop...
Priscilla

Heidi said...

Wonderful things! I only wish I could take a trip to this shop. I thank you instead for sharing it.
Mr. Doogs is just adorable as can be! We are awaiting news of our very first puppy which is really exciting.

~~ Heidi ~~

Lynn said...

Wow, everything looks wonderful, and I just love your doggy :) he is sooooo cute.

Esther Sunday said...

Be sure to tell Marsha how great her shop looks! Love the ideas! The color combos are great. Back to the border paper glue... my dogs are pouting because they are not the center of my wee word today. Lovies, Esther

Feenwerkstatt said...

As always pretty pictures! My favorites are the goolish laterns :0)
Blessings , Anja

Lallee said...

I loved seeing Marsha's ideas! Aren't those black ceramic pumpkins in the terrarium different. I like the metal tray with the fall leaves on it. And, I spy a self portrait in one of those pics ;-) And Doogs looked just as adorable as all those fun shop things. This Florida gal thanks you for the fall wishes. I keep reminding myself as I PATIENTLY wait that come four months from now everyone will wish they were here.

Rosie said...

What wonderful pictures. I am going to have to scoll up and down...up and down....up and down to make sure I catch every detail :<)

Rosie
www.rosieswhimsy.wordpress.com

Shelley said...

Hi Becky, thanks so much for the neat pictures. That shop looks wonderful. I love your sweet little dog. So cute.
Blessings, Shelley

FourSistersInACottage said...

TOTALLY LOVE IT ALL...
Not only do I have one of the old aquariums (filled with sand from CALIFORNIA and SEASHELLS) BUT...I have a LARGE Terranium that is holding my posy's right now....Didn't think to put my vintage Halloween items in it...
THANK YOU THANK YOU for all the ideas....
WHAT FUN....
Love ya GIRLFRIEND,
Amy (PS....THANK YOU FOR THE COOL STAMP....I'm going to use it on my blog...SMOOCHES)

Counting Your Blessings said...

That's so funny b/c I just bought an old wire thing-a-ma-jig yesterday and I've been trying out some decorating ideas... white pumpkins, apples... I haven't found just the right thing yet but I'll post a picture of it on Monday and you all can help me out. Blessings...Polly

Joy for the Journey said...

Oooohhhhhh - so inspiring!! And still - I love your dog!!!
Sarah :)

Penny Carlson said...

How wonderful! I loved this shop. I wish I could be there actually looking thru everything. What a wonderful painting you purchased. I love it!
Penny

Michelle said...

What a lovely store! Thanks for sharing. I really like the aquarium idea (wishing I would have kept mine).

Michelle

DivaDeb said...

Becky, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment...you led me right to your door, and what a darling blog you have here!

And I LOVE those fuzzy-topped acorns! They remind me of when we lived in Tahoe, and we'd drive down to Nevada City or Placerville/ Apple Hill to gather oak leaves & acorns in the fall.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Becky,

I love these pictures and ideas. What a fun shop! She has some really great inspiration! Thanks for thinking of me during your post :-). You are so sweet, I just love you!

That painting is very cool, you just made me want to go out and do some shopping!

xo,
Melissa

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

I loved all these photos-lots and lots of inspiration! And my favourite is the painting of the little girl!x

Shelby said...

gorgeous deco :)

p.s. I have a real life video posted today.. come see! :)

Back Through Time said...

Fun photos! Makes me want to visit and shop!!
Thanks for the pics!
Michelle

Susie said...

Hi Becky,
What wonderful fall decorations! I enjoyed seeing all the different and unusual ways of highlighting this season.
The big jar of licorice would be gone in no time if my husband was around!!
xo

Kate said...

That shop looks so amazing. I'd love to be able to visit. I just love places like that.

Your little scotty pictures are gorgeous too.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Fall is here? that reminds me...

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

I loved that aquarium idea! How cute is that? Loved your old Halloween paper and everything just looks so inviting.

Have a wonderful Day!
Kitty

regina barnett said...

I LOVE THE SHOP. I SEE ALOT OF THINGS I LOVE. THE PICTURE OF THE LITTLE GIRL IS BEAUTIFUL.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oh- we are sooo in the mood for lots of great fall ideas- we will be talking about some, and it is great to see so many lovely photo ideas!
blessings
kari & kijsa

Joy said...

I wish I could shop in that store! There are sooo many things I would take home with me!

Wonderful pics - and very inspiring - thanks!

Tiffany said...

I'm always looking for more decorating ideas for fall! Thanks for the eye candy and inspiration!

Tiffany

Michelle said...

What great decorating ideas - really wonderful photos!!

Anonymous said...

This shop is fabulous. I've been there several times and I always find something I have to have. Marshall is so creative! She has an eye for finding the most interesting things. I can tell she pours her heart into her work. It shows in the tiny details that never go unfinished. I can't wait to get back there again!

Miss Sandy said...

Wonderful ideas! Your photos are great!

b.ellen said...

Laura Bells on J in Modesto?! What a small world and definitely a great shop. I grew up there & My Mom & I enjoy that shop. It seems I would always walk out with a unique find.{or drool over my sister's finds being as she still is able to go all the time} Blessings in Christ,barbara

LBP said...

Just beautiful! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has put out Halloween decor! It was in the boxes with the fall stuff so I just put it out too!

Blessings

Linda

Mona said...

Oh my gosh! My neighbor gave me that exact same picture with the girl in the blue dress. Ilove it and it hangs in my bedroom. Mona

Susie Q said...

Oh what delightful ideas! That aquarium is just wonderful! These photos surely did make me smile!!

Love,
Sue who is so excited about the Halloween banner I ordered from you!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Isn't Fall wonderful? So many great ideas! My favorite? The black licorice....of COURSE!!!!!! (can you tell I love black licorice)?

Daisys Little Cottage said...

God Heavens I am in adoration of everything you have shown for Halloween! Youve really got me in the spirit...thanks for the gorgeous inspiration
smiles
DarLy*~

Monica said...

Thanks for sharing the great photos. I am drooling over all your links to other blogs as well. It is going to take me days to look at them all. Whew!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Lots of fun ideas. I think I'm going to be getting some licorice for my apothecary jar.

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