Monday, October 21, 2013

~ Fish Lips ~

TaDa!  I finished both of my colorful tropical fish quilts.

Two ... two quilts in the same space as one! 

Each of these quilts measures 25 1/2" wide X 18 1/2" tall. 

Each one is created out of colorful, shiny details ...

... + layers of texture to bring them to life. 

I didn't originally intend them to sport such ... girly ... colors, but once the fish spoke to me, those things were out of my hands.

So I offer you this PINK.
In the month of October.

Only fitting.
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Monday, October 14, 2013

~ Faux Fall ~

This year I added to my collection of fake fall ... food.  As in pears and pumpkins.

I loved these glittery green pears from Home Goods.  They will be an addition to Christmas decor as well.

This sparkly white beauty sits in the living room.

On the opposite side sit these ones which are a couple of decades old.
And this is why I buy the fake ones.
The real ones rarely last the first decade.

These guys are indeed the real deal.  Purchased at Albertson's.

They will (hopefully) last through Thanksgiving.
Of this year.

There is so much fall going on around here that I have also broken out the down comforter.

I really love fall.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

~ What's Black and White and Crimson All Over? ~

So ... it's Autumn.  Has been for a week or so.
Tell that to the SoCal temperatures that were still in the 90's yesterday.
True Story.

I generally like to break out the fall decor on October 1st, but I just couldn't bring myself to this year.
Little by little I dipped into my treasure trove this weekend to try and will the autumnal temperatures to my front porch.

It worked.

Today starts the downturn of heat this will result in some chilly rain later this week.

In the meantime, I added some splended black and white to my door.  I bought these precious (very inexpensive) numbers at a store in Mission Viejo called The Daisy Shoppe. I hooked them to the back of my wreath with some stretched out paper clips.

I am SO ready for this!
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Thursday, October 3, 2013