Sunday, November 2, 2014


Pretty spooks and goblins

Meet my sister Iris

My sister loves Fall and Halloween, and enjoys decorating her home with little spooks and goblins. You will always find her decorating with her collection of vintage cards and retro decorations. Recently visiting her I asked if I could make photos and share with you, and she said yes! Here are a few of her favorite decorating ideas.

Love the ghost on the front door, not too scary!

Lots of pumpkins everywhere

Inside, the mantle holds a cat doll dressed as a witch
love the orange trees

Back patio holds ceramic pumpkins

And cats

She loves to carve pumpkins every year

Favorite Halloween cards displayed throughout 

Christopher Radko collectibles

The base for the Radko Halloween tree

Patricia Breen ornaments

And pretty little spooks and goblins out for
Trick or Treat

My sister’s niece

Trick or Treat

Thank you dear sis for letting me share your Halloween fun. I love you.
Thanks to all who stopped in to visit. Hope you will leave a comment so I will know you stopped by.

Saturday, November 1, 2014


Around the Southeast

I have missed all of you lately, hope you have missed me a little too. This past month has been full of travel. Last month I traveled with my husband to France for the Quimper Club's annual meeting held in the south of France. From there we traveled to Paris for a week, actually staying a little longer than planned due to the Air France strike! After returning home we’ve been on two other road trips visiting family. In-between trips we have spent our time getting flower beds and urns cleaned up and ready to replant for winter. I haven’t had much time for organizing all the photos we made in France, all twenty-five hundred! I promise to be sharing some of those soon. I found so many garden delights while shopping for plants at two of my favorite garden shops, one in Birmingham and the other in Atlanta. So much inspiration and so little time. Visiting in Birmingham, Charlie Thigpen’s Garden Gallery and in Atlanta, Boxwoods.

Fresh and dried flowers, lovely plants to create fall vignettes

Local pottery

So many bird feeders to choose from

I hope you will come back for another visit soon. I will be sharing a little Halloween fun and soon I will post about my adventures in France, with lots of photos! Thanks so much for dropping in.