Welcome Back October!

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Welcome back October~ We’re so glad you’re here!  October wouldn’t be the same without pumpkins. . . I don’t descriminate. . . Bumpy or smooth, big or small, orange or white, long-stemmed or tiger-striped, I like them all. Indian corn hanging on rake, provides a harvest touch by the Potting Shed. And even watering cans can use a…

A Golden Autumn Tablescape with Pumpkins

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Fall is my favorite season with its quintessential pumpkins and foliage, sweater weather with warm plaid layers, and cozy meals with the flavors of fall on the menu! In celebration, I’m at the table with golden pumpkins as part of an Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop. You can find more fall inspiration and autumn tables from this talented group of bloggers at the…

Bits of Fall Around the Potting Shed

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It still feels like summer here in North Carolina, but I’m ready to welcome fall! I’m slowing adding bits of fall around the Potting Shed. A tricolor pot of mums helps make the transition to fall, blending the colors of both seasons, while summer annuals are still in bloom. My window boxes are waning after a dry…

Weekend Waterview

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I hope your weekend is just ducky! Our resident Mallards made a new friend recently. A domestic Pekin duck. . . They’re unable to fly, too heavy to get airborne. That combined with her lack of camouflage makes her a “sitting duck” on the lake. I breathe a sigh of relief when I see her swimming…

Eat, Drink, and Be Witchy: 3rd Annual Giveaway!

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With Halloween on the horizon, are you feeling Witchy? Witches’ Potion Table A Witch’s Web and Happy Haunting Are you polishing your shoes? Tootsie Rolls Witch Shoe Cupcake Toppers Are you dusting off your broom? . . . Brushing up on your spells. . . Conjuring cups and potions. . . Drink Up Witches Potion + Cocktail Ready…

At the Table: A Fall Transition with Pfaltzgraff Folk Art

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I’m making the transition to fall and at the table with Pfaltzgraff Folk Art dinnerware. It still feels like summer here in North Carolina with temperatures in the high 80s. Pumpkins are slowly trickling into garden centers and I’m waiting not-so-patiently for Mother Nature to cooperate and brings us some crisp, fall weather! Early salt-glazed pottery crocks…

The Witch is In: DIY Halloween Wreath

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The countdown to the witching hour has begun . . . Halloween is just 45 scary days away! Time to dust off your broom, polish your shoes and buy a new hat! I fell under the spell of this cute witch leg ribbon at Michaels, inspiring me to conjure a wreath for Halloween for the door…