Thursday, September 13, 2012

~~~A New Fall Centerpiece~~~

 Good morning my friends! I have to say I am LOVING this weather we are having. It is just perfect to me. Cool mornings, then it warms up in the afternoon then cools off again at night. Perfect, I say. SO, even though I am packing like crazy, I just had to put together a few things for a centerpiece in the kitchen. A FALL centerpiece, but no deep orange yet! This is a muted Fall scape, especially for me. I found this fabulous pear a week ago and fell in love with the texture so it JUMPED right into my basket:)
 I had the other elements; the twiggy ball, the wonderful large acorns,
 dried hydrangeas from my yard,
and an older lantern that I cam across while packing.
 This is a new towel from Joanne Fabrics. I know it will look beautiful in the new house too!
 I placed everything in this basket that I have had for about a year.
 It has handles cut out so is easy to transport to wherever it is needed.
 This is a fairly new runner. I got it a few months ago with fall in mind. I love the burlap and the way it is bound on the edge.
 I also dried a few sunflowers that I had a few weeks ago and thought I would use a couple here.
 So there you have it. I am SO EXCITED to tell you that we HAVE A CONTRACT on the house, all signed, sealed and delivered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could NOT be happier or more relieved. The new people don't have to move in til Oct. 15 and we move out Oct. 1 so we will have a nice cushion. Don't tell them but I am hoping to take at least one of my 10 hydrangea bushes to the new house. I don't think they will even notice.  Thank you SO MUCH for being so patient with my lack of blogging. It is just VERY busy now around here and will be for the next few weeks. So my posts may be a bit sporadic but please hang in there with me. I will have ALOT to share when we get into the new house.
Love to you all. I am going to share at these parties this week:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday~

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday~

Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish!~

StoneGable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~

A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday~

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday~

2805 for Potpourri Friday~


  1. Love your new centerpiece, it is stunning and so is the runner. Congratulations on the house, what a blessing for sure. I know you are thrilled and can't wait to get into your new house too. Very exciting. Hugs, Marty

  2. So pretty Pinky! I love Fall too, and can't wait to get my groove on!

  3. Yeah for you and the contract on your house! That is always such a huge burden to be rid of when a house sells. Can't wait to see your new house!

  4. Yea for you! I am in love with your centerpiece...all the texture and warm colors and adding the dish towel is just too cute! Come link up to Centerpiece Wed and share this post with us!

  5. Oh, this is the lantern & the cloth...thanks for visiting Alderberry Hill!

  6. Pinky, what a lovely centerpiece! LOVE that kitchen towel! Such a nice touch for fall. I'm so happy to hear that you have a contract on your home; and you can truly move forward! Congratulations!!

  7. Beautiful Fall Centerpiece Pinky...and love the new table runner!...AND CONGRATULATIONS on the contract on your home!!...Now you can relax and concentrate on making your new house a home!!!....Have a wonderful weekend celebrating!!

  8. Hip, hip, hooray that you have a signed contract!!! You are on your way!!!! I know that's a lot off your shoulders. Congratulations! Your new centerpiece is terrific...I love all the various textures! Enjoy your weekend!!!

  9. woohoo on the contract. What a relief!!! Love your pretty centerpiece. I do like adding the softness of the toweling in there with all the texture.. great idea. xo marlis

  10. Beautiful fall table centerpiece! The texture is perfect for a fall arrangement in the lovely basket. I especially like your acorn and the pretty towel. Congratulaions on the contract and I hope you can celebrate while packing. There will be fun having a new house to decorate and special new tablescapes for us to enjoy. Thanks for sharing!


  11. Beautiful work on your fall centerpiece! I love the runner, I have hade a real thing for burlap lately, I like how your's is bound. Congrats on your house!

  12. That is a beautiful centerpiece, Pinky! I love how you pulled all those natural elements together & the addition of that pretty towel is perfect. I have a pumpkin made exactly the way your pear is with the slices of wood -- love that!

    So excited for you with the new house, & selling your old house. That's wonderful news!

  13. Pinky,
    Praise The house sold!!! Congratulations on a less stressed move knowing your house sold and you can go without strings attached into your new home!!! Where that new tea towel and centerpiece are going to look stunning!!!So~o~o glad things are looking upward and forward for you, dear friend! Now...go pack some more boxes!!!

  14. Yay....the sale of the house is great news.
    That is a gorgeous centerpiece...but then, everything you do turns out gorgeous. I can't wait to have you hold our hands as you walk us thru your new house, tell us what you are going to do in ea will all be so exciting.

  15. Oh my gosh Pinky, I'm so thrilled for you. I remember so well when we were stressing over selling our big house, and what a relieve when it sold. Yea..... I'm so happy for you!!

    Your centerpiece is beautiful...... I'm so in love with lanterns. I have one similar to yours on my dining room love!!

  16. Very nice centerpiece! I am so thrilled for you on selling the house! That's the best news ever!
    I know how you must feel right now! Your home is beautiful and I'm sure it wasn't hard to get an interested buyer! Now I'm just itching to see you in your new place and having fun decorating!

  17. I love this centerpiece, I may have to copycat! I would ask the new owners if they wanted the flowers. From my experience and my best friends, the minute we left they dug everything up and threw it away! If we had just asked we could have taken lots more than we did.

  18. Sooooo pretty! Isn't it just the most fun to decorate for fall? You have so much excitement ahead, I'll be watching for updates!

  19. Hi Pinky! Congratulations on your contract~ I'm sure it was a relief and you feel like you can confidently move forward!
    I love your centerpiece basket with all your fall elements and your towel and the sentiment!

    PS~ I'm sure the new buyers will never miss one hydrangea bush :)

  20. it's lovely and perfect for the new season. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I'm sorry I am slow to visit this week as I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .

  21. Pinky, your centerpiece is lovely. Great news about your house. Good luck with the move.

  22. Great textures! Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  23. I adore those large acorns Pinky, so pretty with your runner. Congrats on the house. I know that is a load lifted! Have a blessed day, Lisa

  24. I don't know how some people can just put a few things in a basket and make it look so great! You make it look easy. So excited for you on the move!!

  25. Ah yes Pinky! Moving can be very stressful!! Love your centerpiece! Looks great! Good luck with the move!

  26. Oh Pinky, I am thrilled for you! I know we have been praying for a while now! I'd call that perfect timing... would't you!!!
    Your fall arrangement shows your professional skills. So so beautiful! Please give me a call. I'm home most of the day tomorrow! I miss you!

  27. Oh yes, the smell of Fall is in the air. Your centerpiece is just beautiful. I need to find a basket like yours.
    Congrats on your contract and can't wait to see your new house. I am your newest follower.

  28. Your centerpiece looks so pretty. How exciting that you sold your house. With the economy in such bad shape, that's not an easy thing to accomplish. Sounds like it was just at the right time. I'm really looking forward to seeing your new place. laurie

  29. I love your beautiful centerpiece! You did a great job! Your newest follower. I love your blog.

    Kathy @

  30. The centerpiece is beautiful! And the news on the house is great! Good luck with everything!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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