Sep 8, 2010

Fall front entry

I'm cleaning up my entry way. 
Sorry, Uncle Sam Nutcracker will no longer greet you at my home. lol

I'm trying to get ready for my prayer group breakfast this Friday.
Mom's In Touch has been such a blessing to my family. 
We kicked off middle school group last week and now I'm kicking off elementary school group.

If you visit the web link above you can find your area group leader to join other moms to pray for your child/children's school once a week.  You'll never find a better blessing!!

"They all joined together constantly in prayer..."
Acts 1:14

So....this was the fun and easy part. 
Now, today...I gotta clean the living roomEEK!!

My beloved console that I have replacement hardware for and still can't bear to paint but desperately need to.  I don't want to lose the burled details on the stain but staining will be lots of work.  I got her in pretty dilapidated condition already.  I fantasize about buying a piece of marble for the top but look at the cuts that would need to be made for it.  I've seen ideas about painting cream below and then staining or painting the top dark.  Anyways, took everything (LOTS) off of the top and added my $1 runner that I thrifted this Spring.

Who would believe me? ;)

Got this beloved bunny last year after Easter clearance and have never filled his baskets before.  Well, this gorgeous floral bunch was on clearance at Michael's a few weeks ago so here we go.  I filled his baskets with floral foam (from the Dollar Tree) and individually clipped and placed the picks.

Ohhhh, My Goodness!!
Now, I love him even more.
He'll have to carry Christmas floral or tiny gifts in his packs in a few months.

got this pretty from Debby at Cozy Blanket
It is hung on the shutters at the front door.
I parted with the Valentine's hearts that were here...Finally!

I could NOT walk away from this bargain at Ross this Summer.
I felt like a ghourd~darn idiot carrying this long...out-of-season piece to check-out. ;S

Yes...that says...49cents!

I never met a scarecrow I didn't like.

I have got to take a photo class!!  I can not get decent pics in here.  The glare always blings off of a rabbit in the picture.  Not perfect yet; however, this is what my prayer partners will see because I gotta clean the living room and kitchen area too and figure out a savory and sweet muffin recipe I want to use for them.

Linking into:
Centerpiece Wednesday at Style Sisters

Fall Nesting Party at The Inspired Room

Works for Me Wednesday at We are That Family

Wednesday Gratitude at Heart and Home



  1. Love the changes and that bunny with his pack is so cute!

  2. Cute stuff! I love the color scheme! And the rabbit with the flowers is just adorable!

  3. Denise Marie,
    You did good kid! It looks great,and not a trace of Valentine's day anywhere I can see!
    A suggestion:
    Try bringing in a lamp to light the space and turn off your flash - see if that helps your photos a bit. No more glare! You just have to hold the camera very still, or use a tripod or self-timer. Good luck.
    Thanks for linking up, good job.
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  4. You've got me in the mood for fall. Love the runner and the bunny. I still have bunnies out from Easter. (shhhh, don't tell anyone!) I didn't get any decorating/rearanging done this summer! I always get glare inside too! Too many ceramics and glass objects!

  5. Oh yes, your buffet piece would look wonderful with a creamy white {like Heirloom White} and the Walnut top. I love bunnies, too, and I love your picture and your little guy sitting on the buffet. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

  6. Love that buffet!
    Gosh I am not ready to bring out the fall decor! I am hoping summer comes back! :-)

    Blessings, Dolly

  7. Hi Denise! I'm slowly getting caught up on my blog buddies. You did a fabulous job here - the bunny with the flowers is just perfect! The whole display is just beautiful.

    I know what you mean about taking indoor photos - so frustrating!

  8. What a sweet change. I can't believe your $.49 find! Worth the embarrassment. Have you tried taking your pictures without the flash and then lightening them up with photo editing? I have a mac and it has an "enhancement" button that just brightens up my pics that are too dark because I didn't use a flash.


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