I've just reorganized this, so I thought I should show it off before it returned to the chaotic look it usually has.
This is where I keep extra food items. Coats on the left.
This has extra dishes and pans, some Crystal, candles, etc.
Baskets on the top shelf. Cricket machine and craft items.
On the right are my recycle cans.
This week I'm purging things from the pantry and trying to get the house together (and clean) for the holidays. This morning as I was doing that, I found the three fall candles I bought several months ago. I think these look even better in my arrangement!
Well, back to my chores. Ugh.
I went to lunch with some friends yesterday and then went to one of the girls houses to see her new kitten. (Also, her home is just gorgeous and I was dying to see how it was decorated for fall.) I was not disappointed.
I'm not really a cat person, mainly because I'm very allergic to cat dander. Well, of course, as soon a we sat down that cat was all over me. It never got near any of the other girls. I drove like 90 miles an hour to get home and shower and take a Benedryl.
she had a beautiful tray on her huge granite covered island.
Below is my poor man's version...
Mine has a lot of things that I just gathered from around the house. I thought it was a super inexpensive idea and I hope you do too.
Our hallway just seemed so dark now that fall has arrived and so, of course, we repainted. Hud had a few days off and he painted the upper part of the wall a pale yellow and I did some of the white and touched up.
This is what it looks like down the hallway.
If you notice the little cow bell on the table, it is from my parents' farm. I put red and black ribbon on it (Nicholas' team colors) and we ring it at the game when they score a touchdown.
See that corner on the left of the living room. It's just not right. Now to get the hubby geared up for painting the living room and kitchen before Christmas. shh...let's not tell him just yet, OK?
Nicholas is a Pittsburgh Steeler again but he's changed players and number.
This year he is Troy Polamalu. Troy is a great role model for kids to have too. He lives his faith.
Chloe is a Clemson University cheerleader and Mallie is a cow.
I told you they were cuties.
Mr. Bird Nest had Thursday off and we made use of the time by taking our annual drive to North Carolina. We went from our house to Inman, Campabello, Tryon, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure (where they filmed dirty dancing) and then on to Hendersonville.
They always have art that I find so much fun in Hendersonville. I knew both of my sons and grandsons would love this bear so I took several pictures of this cutie.
Two years ago on a trip back from PA we stopped at Bloomfield's Dish Barn. I bought one dozen dinner plates and one dozen dessert plates of Spode Woodland pattern.
Chris and Elizabeth gave me a dish for Christmas and I've added two mugs.
On our trip Thursday, I bought Spode's Woodland Turkey gravy boat. If I keep this up, I hope to have a full set for the boys to fight over when I'm gone.
We also ate at our favorite deli but this time I ordered a little less.
Now don't laugh! OK, you probably are anyway and I deserve it.
I was in Hobby Lobby today and found this Santa. Now anybody who knows me, knows I love Santa's. I just couldn't pass this up for 1/2 price @12.50 for on my front porch. I going to add a little sign I'll paint. I'm thinking, "Holiday Greetings from the Gerg's".
I've got to hide this from Mr. Bird Nest. I'm restricted from buying any more Christmas decorations, EVER.