Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fall Beginnings

Hi Everyone.  I started some of my fall decor.  It is hard to do this when the temps still say summer and the flowers are still hanging in there.

So I just mixed some fall with the summer plants that are still going strong.

Not a ton of fall just yet but as you can see the sweet potato vine is still going strong.  So I just added some faux pumpkins, wheat stalk and some fall daisies in with the vines.  


A little faux with living plants.  These are the best kind of pumpkins and fall decor for my home.  I have a couple of squirrels that like to eat the real pumpkins.  So I cannot put the real stuff out just yet.


A simple fall wreath for the front door.

 Just a few touches of fall here and there.  Just ignore that key box for the realtors on the door handle lol!

Come back on Saturday I have a wonderful blogger in Spotlight for you to meet.

Sunday's post after Spotlight I will have more of my inside fall decor.
Have a great rest of the week and wonderful week end.
Kris
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47 comments:

  1. Hi Kris, beautiful fall touches. Your potato vine is going strong and looks so pretty with the white pumpkins popped in them.Your porch says welcome fall! Have a great Friday. cm

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  2. Hi Keis, it must be very hard to get into the seasons knowing the house is up for sale on the realtors market?
    Your welcoming site should add to a homey feeling to any potential buyers. I know it sure would for me!
    I am amazed at your sweet potato vine. With all that you accomplish in Each post, I am looking forward to the sale of your home, and your settling I to a new or much older home that you will certainly add your signature style to.
    Plus the great job Terry will have, new beginnings are always so exciting.... Don't look back girl, it's only going to get better, and I feel all that is taking place is meant to be, hard to imagine that something great is waiting for you, but I just know you will be sharing every bit the excitement your move will be taking you to.

    Love your yellow, never being a big fan of yellow, I am finding myself these days taking more notice of it for my home.

    Ps.... I would love it if my home were on the market, forcing me to take a long look at where I really want to be...Hmmmm! Your move is inspiring me to keep a watchful eye open for opportunity :)

    See you soon.

    Xoxo
    Doré

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  3. I have heard about these pumpkin eating squirrels. I can't believe that they do that! Fortunately that's never happened to mine. I love your front porch.

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  4. So beautiful!!!! Your sweet potato vine with the pumpkins is stunning....love the shutter in the back ground too!!!!!
    I always love seeing your garden!!!!! Have a great weekend :o)
    ~Des

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  5. Looks wonderful. Love the pumpkins and fall stuff with your sweet potato vine. So pretty.

    Judy

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  6. Your entryway looks so bright and cheerful, Kris!! Definitely a lovely way to welcome guests.
    Mary Alice

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  7. I love this, Kris...it is perfect for early fall! Beautiful colors!

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  8. I love how you are gently easing in to fall! It is still 100 degrees or so here so I'm having a hard time getting anything accomplished toward fall decor! Thinking of you and sending prayers! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

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  9. Hi Kris! I am super jealous of your potato vine. It's beautiful. My porch is so plain right now. The sign above the door that says Our Nest is sweet. It's great to see you are still blogging away. I always know I can find great inspiration here.
    Enjoy your day!
    Holly

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  10. Evening Kris,
    Us too with the easing into Fall, reached 90 today again. I love your front door entrance, inviting and fun. I appreciate the Indian Summer - but it's Pumpkin time. I picked up 2 real pumpkins today both Orange, haven't picked up my French White ones yet. but here's a tip on White or French Grey I pour white vinegar from the stem down and allow to dry, the Orange I coat with Louisana hot sauce (like Crystals or Franks) from the stem down. I promise you no Squirrels will chomp on the Pumpkins and remember to recoat after it rains.
    I always enjoy your creative touches and love those boots!
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  11. I love how you tucked some white pumpkins in with your sweet potato vine. Your front door area looks very welcoming to prospective buyers!

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  12. Your touch of fall here and ther is just perfect:-)
    And the entry is very welcoming:-)

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  13. Good morning Kris! Same here...warm temps, thunderstorms, and I'm still wearing shorts in the house. It's TOO HOT! But our internal clocks are saying FALL! The animals seem to be a bit confused too, hoping that their efforts to prepare for winter will result in some cooler weather, but no dice. It's still summer here!

    Looking good my friend!

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  14. Good Morning Kris
    Love your Fall decor * I adore that sign over the front door. You chose such soft colors and it looks so great with the plants and flowers. I love white pumpkins! looks amazing Kris
    deezie

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  15. Hi Kris. I am having the hardest time getting into the mood for fall with the summer temps here too. I like how you are easing into fall with a few pretty touches. Looks great and I am sure all of those potential home buyers will enjoy it too. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Wow, you're sweet potato vine looks beautiful and I love how you just mixed in a little fall flavor. It looks wonderful, Kris!

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  17. This is gorgeous!!! I love that door wreath. Great job decorating, as always! Happy Friday!!!

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  18. The perfect touches for the beginning of fall, just beautiful Kris!

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  19. Hi Kris, I love the look of the white pumpkins with the sweet potato vine. Your front entryway looks so nice. Milena

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  20. Hi Kris,
    The front of your house looks so pretty with the faux pumpkins and I love that pretty wreath on your front door.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Julie xo

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  21. Everything looks so pretty! Your perspective buyers are going to love the feeling of your home.

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  22. So very pretty!! I've started a little fall here too. My plants were looking sad...so the mums came to the rescue!

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  23. So, so pretty, Kris! Look at that sweet potato vine - another winner along with the coleus I love. I really like how you've mixed in faux with real. I am thinking of doing that with some faux Fall leaves/branches I have with the real mum I just planted in our front door urn. I love your "Our Nest" sign - did you make it? Perfect size for over a door or topping off a gallery wall. Your home is looking very nice and welcoming, especially for prospective buyers.

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  24. Kris,
    What a terrific WELCOME TO FALL! Gotta love those sweet potato vines. Prolific
    little devils. Nice job! Good luck with the showings!
    Kathleen

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  25. Kris, I stuck some fake flowers into my green plants that are still hanging on. I love the white pumpkins with the vine. Your curb appeal is always so pretty. I have a lot more to do to get my place in shape. It is hot here again too. Hope your weekend is a great one. You and Terry are in my thoughts.. I am praying a job offer comes thru soon. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  26. So pretty Kris! That vine is amazing! I had one a few years ago, but it didn't grow that much! Lol. I am starting to put a few fall things out as well. I threw out my perfectly link inpatients! ;)
    Blessings~

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  27. Kris I love your potato vine with your faux white pumpkins...you'd never know they weren't real! Love the cheerful wreath on your door too. The front of your house looks so charming. Have a great weekend!
    XO Barbara

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  28. Kris, I love the way you have incorporated the pumpkins. It's great!

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  29. Hi Kris, your front porch looks so welcoming. I'm sure that you will sell soon. I can't believe how gorgeous your sweet potato vine is, beautiful. That's do to your green thumb. Have an amazing evening. Hugs, Jo

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  30. Kris, pretty fall additions. It was hard for me to get into the fall zone, too, but it is feeling fallish out these days.

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  31. Kris, your green thumb has been working overtime. I can't believe that sweet potato vine. Your little bit of fall is wonderful..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  32. Gush, gush....love your plants still going crazy. I'm moving some of my backyard coleus to the front, just because it is still going nuts.
    Beautiful post...how do you keep the birds from vandalizing the wheat/oats? Thanks, Sandi

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  33. Kris, your outdoor Fall decor is perfect and really looks wonderful. Can hardly wait to see what you do to the inside.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    How did Terry do in NC?
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  34. I have such a hard time saying goodbye to our short summers so I haven't started my fall decorating yet. I like how you're "easing" into it - great touches!

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    1. Thanks Lauren. Summer is still holding on tight here so just a little fall at a time.
      Thanks for your visit.
      Kris

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  35. A very good start to fall, Kris! I really should go the faux route with pumpkins this year. No matter how much hairspray I put on them, they get eaten!

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  36. Hi Kris! :)
    I'm with you, I haven't really started decorating for fall yet either...I'm also in Illinois and this week with the 80's temps it's still summer! :)
    Next week is going to be 70's...so still not fall weather either. But I love what you have done, just a few touches makes a great transition!
    Good luck with your house sale, I have fingers crossed for you that everything will work out for you! My real estate friend says that the market is pretty good right now...and your home is beautiful!!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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    1. Thanks Kimberly. Hoping we find the right buyer soon.
      Kris

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  37. White pumpkins are my favorite and I love how you have decorated with them, Kris! It's the perfect blend of summer and fall!

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  38. Everything looks so pretty! It's raining here this morning and supposed to be a bit cooler ~ love it!

    xo
    Pat

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  39. Hi,
    I love your Summer and Autumn mix. The white is a great idea.
    I also enjoyed the Spotlight. :-) Thank You
    Carla

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  40. Kris, it looks beautiful! That sweet potato vine is awesome and really looks beautiful with the pumpkins...a perfect blend and match! I think the wreath is a nice blend of summer and fall! Hugs!!

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  41. I think you have the perfect mix of transitioning from Summer to Fall. You always have the prettiest flowers in your yard!

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  42. Beautiful start! I love your fall touches. The white pumpkins, the gorgeous wreath, everything is wonderful
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  43. I love the white pumpkins nestled in the sweet potato vine!

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  44. I just love your sweet tater vine with the white pumpkins in it! That stuff is great - grows like crazy and the color is wonderful! I know what you mean about munching critters! We have a mouse in the garage who ate up my dried corn decorations! Oh well. I guess he was hungry. I want to start decorating too! It dawned on me that tomorrow is the 1st of October already! Wow! I have a few ideas and hope to find the time to get them in. Have a great rest of the week! Hugs, Leena

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