Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Little Fall

Only a few of my Halloween and Fall items have made their way from basement storage out to display.  One the end of the dry sink I set up this little trio of items, soon to be knocked over and off - thanks to a little grey beast. 

One of my favorite baskets that I've made for myself is hanging above our back sliding doors.  Normally there is nothing in this basket and this year I thought it might look neat to add a touch of fall on one end.  I think the simple pumpkin and bittersweet add a nice primitive touch to this long basket. 

Full length of the basket....

I just love this little owl that I got in trade (I know another great barter!) he looks perfect in my grain sifter.

I hate to admit, but I'm sure this next item was made in China.  Picked up this ghost at my favorite store in Findlay, Ohio - Early American Home.  My husband made me the candle box which normally houses a battery operated candle in a tall stick, changed out for Halloween, the ghost fits great.

I added a couple of items to the living room shelf, a cross stitch piece I made last year and a pumpkin from my blogging friend Tammy of A Primitive Place

That's about all I've got out -why you might ask?  It seems I'm never home to do more than laundry and meal prep.  Let me show you where we've been...

High School Cross Country races...

Junior High Cross Country races....

and fall baseball leagues....

We LOVE baseball at our house.  Both boys are playing fall ball.  Matthew is playing on 2 different teams in addition to his cross country schedule.  Daniel is on one team - that's ok - he's only in 5th grade!  I'm spending Saturdays and Sundays sitting at double headers somewhere.  Last Saturday the weather was so nice here in NW Ohio I even got a little sunburn and had to move my chair to the shade. 

I hope you are all having a good week.  ~Ann  


  1. Hi Ann, I think your fall decor looks wonderful! Sometimes less is more. Love that long basket above the sliding doors!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  2. That long basket is awesome!! Love all the simple decor, right up my alley!
    Can't wait for my 4 year old to start sports! :)

  3. Ann your home looks so pretty love the basket!!!
    Fun times with the children~ memories for a lifetime~ enjoy the craziness of it all~ giggles~ flies by~ sure did for me~
    have a wonderful weekend~

  4. Hi Ann, Love the basket, I like to collect unusal ones, the little pumpkin and bittersweet is just the right touch. Really nice fall displays, my favorite time of the year. Enjoy your time with your boys, mine on in there 30's, where has time gone. Take care, Vicky

  5. Love what you HAVE managed to get done....I've only gotten about half of mine up too - and I don't have little ones or sporting events to blame it on....Oh, I so miss the days of my son playing baseball - for some reason, I never minded the endless games and practices....Enjoy! Happy Thursday to you! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Awww Ann, I love that long basket and love the way you have it displayed. Oh yeah, Fall school sports were always fun.

  7. That's an amazing basket! Great looking kids, that girl Mom, supporting them in their activities!!! Love the owl, shelves, and pumpkins!

  8. HI Ann,
    Glad you are having lovely fall weather, we are still waiting for a major cool down. The Basket above the slider is WOW WOW WOW!! I love it, it is Perfection!! Your a great parent to attend your kids programs, they will remember this the rest of their lives, and in turn will also become loving parents. We did the same for our 3, our youngest is in the band and we enjoy it.
    Happy Fall,

  9. Morning Ann... thanks for stopping by to visit...Glad that Mama's Tale brought back a fond memory..Its now a memory for me 5:57 yesterday I was about to strangle my memory...Not really but ugg 5:57.. Wish i could understand Kitty talk cause she was telling me one tal tale of something important..
    With all the Kids events its no wonder you haven't had time to get out more of your fall decor..Looks great what you do have out..

    Enjoy the sunshine today!!


  10. Wow! Love the long basket, you did a great job on it! Thanks for sharing!
    Looks like you keep busy with sporting events, that is nice to see your kids doing something they like.


Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to "meet" you through blog land. ~Ann