I hope you enjoyed our 2017 Fall Tour of Homes. I know there was so much to show you, and I actually had even more photos and words I wanted to write, but didn’t want to make it any longer than it already was. So I’m going to share a few little details and bits of information that you probably didn’t know or weren’t aware of.
…September days are here, with summer’s best of weather, and autumn’s best of cheer. ~Helen Hunt Jackson
When I was having problems in getting the pumpkins I wanted for our centerpiece, I mentioned that I went to Plan B and decided to use my white pears instead.
They’ve been on top of our cupboards for a few years. You can only imagine what they were like when I went to bring them down. They were covered in sticky grease and grime. I had to carefully wash them using dish detergent and a Mr. Clean Eraser. While they were drying, I removed everything else above; and yes, they were all just as bad! Lesson learned! Fortunately, my pumpkins I now have up there will be coming down in another month or two. I told Mr. Cottage I wish we could remove the moulding and have glass doors installed so I could display a few things without them getting so dirty.
Do you remember seeing these beautiful white sunflowers? I’ve had a number of people ask me where I found them.
Truth be told, they aren’t real! I bought them from Michael’s a few years ago and I’ve seen similar ones since at craft stores in their floral section. They really do look stunning and I love displaying them in late summer and fall.
One of my more recent purchases is this great lazy Susan for our kitchen table. It’s the perfect size and looks great on our table.
It goes so well with any decorating style you might have.
I made this super easy rose gold pumpkin last year. Here’s the tutorial if you’re interested in making one just like it.
I’ve also had a few comments about this scale. It’s an American Family Scale that’s from around 1898-1910. I found and bought it for only $18 at a local estate sale about five years ago and it works great!
I mentioned how I bought a few items from The Found Cottage, like that basket and the pumpkins on top of the scale. I asked if I could take a few photos while I shopped around and I wanted to share these with you.
We live less than a 20 minute drive to Liz Marie‘s shop. If you’ve never seen her blog, you need to check it out. I’ve met her and her husband and they are both just as sweet and lovely in person as she seems on her blog.
I loved the pillow with the tassels, but I didn’t think I could trust Sadie with it. I just know it would be tempting for her to chew on.
I found a beautiful top I wanted but unfortunately they didn’t have it in my size. Maybe another time!
And I couldn’t end this post without showing you that fall is here in Michigan, although the temperature says it’s July!
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