Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Falling Behind on Fall

Last week five of my book club buddies and I hopped in a couple of cars and headed north for a fall open house at Nell Hill's in Atchison, Kansas.  When we walked in the store, imagine our surprise--the whole store was decorated for Christmas!  Yes, Christmas--at a fall open house.  This store has a Christmas open house in December--what's the deal?  Now don't worry, it didn't stop us from shopping and having a grand ole time, but we were on the road for some fall inspiration.  We finally found it in Harrisonville, Missouri at a little place called Windy Ridge.  It was just what I needed to kick my decorating gears a spinning so I thought I would share a few pictures I snapped for ya!  Enjoy and happy fall decorating.

Don't you know you are just going to love this store when the sign is this cute?  And, it had wicker chairs on the other side of the porch!  Oh, and let me just show you what was on the steps leading up to this cute porch...follow me....


Love it, love it, love it.  A friend just told me Hobby Lobby has lanterns and pumpkins on sale for 50% off...hurry on down (Oh, how I wish I was being paid to promote other people's businesses, but I'm not, darn)


Another lantern on one side and a darling clock on the other.


I bought a cute basket to hang on my door and that's about all I can show you of my own decorating at this point.  I should finish up today hopefully and I'll try to post again soon.

As always, I am so thankful that anyone reads my blog and I hope my love of writing it comes through to each of you.  I am sending good thoughts your way each day and will write again soon--just try to stop me!  Robin

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15 comments:

  1. Love the basket on your front door. I also love the lantern decorating ideas.

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  2. Hi Robin,
    I just love the fall basket that your found. I'm a little behind on fall decorating too but your post is inspiring me to get started. So happy I found your sweet blog!
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  3. I just love that happy basket and I love it in the front door! I also love the fall lantern!...umm, I got a new idea! I have fallen too, hope you visit! Hugs, FABBY

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  4. lovely post...I have to get out and get some lanterns they are fabulous in fall decor...I need to find pumpkins too I love pumpkins
    Happy Fall time
    Hugs
    KAT

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  5. Hi Robin, This sounds like such a fun day! Your basket with sunflowers is really pretty and I look forward to seeing more of your Fall decorating. Thanks for joining the Open House party this week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  6. It looks beautiful! Great post and i love your front door.Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Robin, everything looks wonderful. I love the lantern....will have to look for that and your mantel is lovely!

    Barb

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  8. Very pretty mantle! Love those lanterns too...I see another trip to HL very soon! Kristen

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  9. The lanterns on the steps is a great idea. I hope to get some of my fall decor out this weekend. I had wanted to start on September 1st, but life got in the way.

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  10. thanks for stopping by, I really enjoyed Garritys more, the Christmas at Nell Hills was so crowded with merchandise and people it was hard to see everything. I joined your blog and will enjoy visiting. Happy Fall!

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  11. I'm ready to decorate the porch! Love the inspiration you have shared.

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  12. LOVE that basket full of flowers...it perfect to welcome your family and friends.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. Love the lanterns and the mantel! So, so cute!! These photos make me want to get my fall decorating into full gear. I saw your post over at Savvy Southern Style and wanted to view your site. I am a newbie and your newest follower. I hope you will follow me too. Peace and Blessings!

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  14. Hi Robin, I would so love to go, but you're right, this time of year I want to see FALL!! Thanks for the heads up on the lanterns, I think I'll head that way! thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

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  15. Your friend on Sterling enjoyed the post and if I remember correctly, Windy Ridge was a vendor at Galleria last year. Love your blog!

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