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Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Fall Open House

Hey All!  I truly have missed you and seeing all the Fall fun that goes on this time of year.  I can’t even begin to think of all the decorated homes I’ve missed out on!


I just needed a little Bloggy break while I took care of a few things.  Mr. Brown Socks had a surprise surgery in September when his thyroid biopsy turned out to be cancerous BUT thank the good Lord our prayers were answered.  He had the entire thyroid removed and he doesn’t need any further treatment!  The dr. will keep a close eye on things over a long period of time with ultrasounds and such but he seems good as new!  He’s chopping wood for winter, planning a hunting trip and enjoying all those masculine things he likes to do.  Thanks so much to all those who knew about this and sent up prayers.


This past weekend I held my Fall (with a little bit of Christmas) Silk open house.  We had beautiful weather and it was a lot of fun seeing so many familiar faces and a few new ones too.   



  This is what people saw when they first walked in, my Entry table

bursting with fall loveliness in orange, burnt red, golds and FEATHERS!  (love ‘em!)


  The dining room is off to the left so my guests were greeted with this scene pictured below.

For the first time I incorporated some dishes to the table. Just so happens they are my beloved brown transferware.


A designer friend helped me set up.  It was fun to see what ideas she had for display.

Notice the fabric pumpkins?  They were for sale too.  Another designer friend made them and she asked if she could add them to my show.

I liked the look of something other than silks.  Don’t you think the dishes, chargers and the fabric pumpkins helped in that way? Seems more interesting.


DSCN4901_921  The kitchen table was filled too with vibrant fall color.






This piece was one of my favorites and I still have it.





DSCN4906_926  Beth wanted a dramatic look for the piano, one that would compliment the pictures above.  I think she achieved that with the black and apple green combo!


I have more pictures I will share with you soon.

Hopefully I still have a few friends still around to talk to!

TootlesUntil Next Time…. I’m off to see a bit of what I have missed!


A Few Pennies said...

Donna; thanks for stopping by; glad to know you and loved one is okay--as always, your postings are so beautifully done. I love your arrangements! Your entry table is fabulous--what a lovely way to greet your guests. Have a great Friday and weekend. Patty

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful vignettes. Your guests were surely overwhelmed with so many beautiful arrangements. Thank you for inviting us to join your open house. Cherry Kay

bj said...

Your home looks amazing...and very beautiful...:)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Donna...

My friend, as soon as I seen that you had posted about your Fall show, I just had to come by and take a peek! You always do up the prettiest floral arrangements!

I loved each and every one...all soooo very beautiful and picture perfect! Of course, autumn is my favorite season...I love the warm, rich colors of autumn. Ohhh...and I couldn't help but notice that beautiful arrangement with the peacock of my favorites! I think that adding a few of your beautiful transferware dishes and charges is a fabulous idea...they made a gorgeous vignette! Love the little fabric pumpkins too! Girlfriend, I loved getting to see your beautiful home all dressed up for's always such a treat to visit!

Well dear friend, it sounds like you have been really busy! I'm so sorry to hear that your honey has had health problems but very thankful for the great report! God is sooo good and He always hears our prayers! So happy to see you, Donna! Take care, sweet lady!

Warmest autumn wishes,

Paula@SweetPea said...

It's good to see you blogging again. As always, you arrangements are perfection. You certainly worked hard to have so many ready for your show.

I'm so glad that all is well with your husband. said...

Oh my goodness! I hope your hubby is feeling better, which it sounds like he is! Here is hoping it doesn't return and he has no further complications. Great job on all those arrangements. It sure does look welcoming!

Miss Char said...

Your arrangements are always so beautiful Donna, fall is such a wonderful time to spruce up the house and I can only imagine your customers going home with one of your creations to bring new life to their rooms. Thanks for sharing today and I'm glad Mr. Brown Socks is doing well.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Donna, your arrangements are gorgeous as always!!! I love the displays and, yes, the fabric pumpkins are just the perfect touch. I like the way you used trays to elevate and define the colorful elements! Tell Mr. Brown Socks not to give such a scare again...grateful the prognosis is good!!! Glad to see you're back..Can't wait to see more of your beautiful work!!!

Doris said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! I love fall arrangements.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Everything looks gorgeous, Donna! I am so glad your hubby is doing well! That calls for a celebration! So nice to see you back in blogland again! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said...

so pretty ms. donna!!! wow! my fave is the entry table. just stunning!!

sheila from life @ #17 said...

Love the urn arrangement with the lotus pod (? I think it is a lotus pod...could be completely makin' tha tone up) you can settle in and start that Christmas shopping [ducking and runnin' away laughing]

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
I'am happy to see you are back.!!!
I love all your beautiful arrangements you did a great job putting them all together for your tables... I hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Sue said...

Donna, I would have been a happy customer shopping your home- there are some gorgeous designs on display! I love your brown transferware. Am looking for a set, or even some pieces, but am not having any luck. Love your use of feathers- I need find some more to add to one of my Christmas trees. Waiting for a good sale at one of the craft stores. Can't believe I'm thinking of the holidays already!
~ Sue

Farah said...

Beautiful... full of flowers and foliage... I am sure to maintain it is quite effort full thing... very lovely...And your fireplace looks amazing... perfectly synchronizes with fall ...

Thanks a lot for sharing it with us...
Happy if you come to see me at
with love from

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Donna! I just discovered your great blog this morning!! What awesome floral designs you have!! So glad I found you! Can't wait to see all of your creations! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! God bless you!

Mari said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and congratulation on the new grand daughter coming. I think she will be lovingly spoiled!
You do beautiful work - everything looks wonderful!