Saturday, November 18, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 21

I've had a nice mix of feeder birds visiting this week: the Carolina Wren, American Goldfinch, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, Carolina Chickadee, Chipping Sparrow, and the Tufted Titmouse. 



I'm always thankful for the many birds that visit my yard and feeders and that I am able to provide food for them. Hope you enjoyed my collage of visitors for Week 21 of At the Feeders and in the Trees - Judy.

Linking to these parties:

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon


Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery


Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Sweet Inspiration Link Party @ The Boondocks Blog on Fridays 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving in Blues and Grays

The big Thursday is just about a week away.  For today, I have set a table in light blues and grays giving the traditional oranges and browns a little rest. It never hurts to try something new! 




I do love to decorate with pastel colors in my house, so why not set a Thanksgiving table featuring these light colors. 







I bet you saw these plates at Pier 1 earlier in the season. I bought six then tried to buy a few more a little later but they were sold out. Glad I jumped on buying them as soon as I saw them. Love the blueish gray pumpkin on the plate design. 





For the table centerpiece, dried limelight hydrangeas and little limelights from my  gardens were used. 

I simply cut the blooms in late September; placed them in a vase with just a little water. I try not to touch them since I'm sure they might crumble.






Flatware for the table is Laurie Gates - Sizzle in Oyster Gray. 


The stemware is Fostoria Heritage which belonged to my Mom.




You might be wondering about my mini pumpkins. I grew two plants of them in my tiny vegetable garden. Some of the pumpkins were white and some had orange and white stripes. A little gray paint was added to the striped ones just to go with this blue and gray tablescape. 



The leaves were cut using a Tim Holtz die and my Sizzix Die Cutting Machine. 



If you are waiting a table that is casual and not too formal, this look might be just for you. It could be used for a Thanksgiving breakfast or Thanksgiving evening and a formal table for the main meal. The choice is yours.


The placemats and napkins are also Pier 1.

Thanks for stopping by for my Thanksgiving in Blues and Grays - Judy.


Linking to these great parties:


Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wed. evenings 
Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wed. evenings
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch on Thursday morning
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday morning

Table It Link Party @ Life and Linda
Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home 
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays

Met Monday @ BNOP
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate and Decorate
The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog






Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dining With Pumpkins and Antlers

What a change a few days can make! The temperatures in our area are cooler and so much more enjoyable.  Setting a table that features pumpkins and antlers is a delight on days like this. 



The antlers used in the centerpiece are from deering hunting trips of my husbands. He is starting to prepare for the upcoming deer season the third week of November and again the first weekend in December. Deer camp is a big thing around here. 


Leaves are falling daily now. It's always fun to walk in the leaves and kick them around. Memories from my childhood seem to flood in. 



I'm always thankful for fall to arrive. 



I added architectural elements on both sides of the china cabinet. A little white chalk paint was added then they were hung by my husband. 






Warm fall colors used on the table and seen outdoors gives a good feeling.





The architectural elements are lightweight so we didn't worry about hitting a stud while hanging them. 






The pumpkin salad plates from Pier 1 were just too good to pass up. Who could resist their color and design.





The orange pumpkin shaped plates are Pottery Barn from a few years ago. 





Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments - Judy.


Linking to these great parties:

Met Monday @ BNOP
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate and Decorate
The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wed. evenings 
Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wed. evenings
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch on Thursday morning
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday morning

Table It Link Party @ Life and Linda
Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home 
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays




Sunday, October 29, 2017

Old Red Barn

I enjoy photographing old barns around the area where we live in Western Kentucky. This one is an old red barn that I saw on a drive in the country several months ago.  It hasn't been  shared until today. Take a look:






I'm sure this old barn has a story. Wouldn't you love to know it!




Thanks for stopping by - Judy.


Linking to:

The Barn Collective @ Tom The Backroads Traveler

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer

Share Your Style @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wednesday evening

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Sweet Inspiration Link Party @ The Boondocks Blog on Fridays 


Friday, October 27, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 20

A Chipping Sparrow visited this week. Take a look:




A Northern Mockingbird is still visiting and gave me a quick shot while he stopped on top of a hanging water source near the deck. 



This little American Goldfinch is all puffed out. Hope he is not sick and is just trying to stay warm.



I am seeing the Purple Finch and Cardinals at the feeders this week. 






The red-bellied woodpecker is a regular visitor to the upside-down suet feeders or scavenging up and down the birch trees. 




I'm thankful that the birds visit my feeders. It bring me such pleasure to watch them. 




Our Mexican Sage and Elephant ears have put on a beautiful show this summer and early fall but tonight may be their last night of the season. Our temps our supposed to be in the lower 30's. 



I will cut the elephant ears back and dig the bulbs to store in our shop for the winter. The sage isn't hardy for our zone but I'm going to try cutting it back and use a thick layer of mulch and hope to see sprouts in the spring. I'm also going to try to gather some seeds from the sage. The purple color of the sage was gorgeous. 



Thanks for stopping by to see the birds at the feeders and in the trees - Judy.

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon


Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery


Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Sweet Inspiration Link Party @ The Boondocks Blog on Fridays