Thursday, September 4, 2008

Summer's End

I love this time of year!
Fall is definitely my favorite season.
It's a great time to shop for closeout bargains
on summer accessories.

Look at these nice weatherproof wicker chairs
I bought for 75% off.
They ended up costing $16.50 each.
I couldn't pass that up,
especially since they go so well
with the set I already have.

I've started to get out my fall decorations.
Here's a sneak peek.
I'll show you even more tomorrow.

44 comments:

chelle said...

Great finds...can't wait to see all of your fall joys....

joelandbecca said...

Can't wait to see it all! I love that wreath on the front door! Fabulous!

Rambling Girl said...

Great deal on the wicker! Love the decor you have up. Look forward to seeing more later.

Valarie said...

Where do you find this stuff!!! :)

Darlene said...

FABULOUS deal on your wicker chairs!!! You know I can't wait to see all of your Fall decorating!!!

MJ said...

I'd love to know where you found your chairs! Thanks! :)

Immortal Beloved said...

OMGosh! I love that autumn picture above your mantle! Do you just put it out for fall? Where did you get that...

Joy said...

ANSWERS FOR INQUIRING MINDS:

The chairs came from Big Lots.

The painting is by Ned Young.
I love his art! I have several of his signed pictures, mostly seasonal ones, that I bring out just at that certain time of year.

Twice as Nice said...

Where did you find those chairs? I just love them. The start of your fall decorating is great can't wait to see more :o)

Nikki said...

Great deal on the chairs! I love your wreath, very pretty.

Spymommy said...

Love it! Gosh, have I told you lately that you INSPIRE me?

linda said...

You're right, now is the time to find some great deals...I need to do some shopping today!

Mrs. B said...

Hi Joy! What a great deal on those chairs! Your fall decorations are looking so nice! I love front porch decorations!

ceekay said...

Great deal on the chair. Your front door area is beautiful. Waiting to see more!

Kacey Randolph said...

Love it! Looks awesome but I wouldn't expect anything less from you! I love Fall too - it's the best. It will be fun to finally get outside and enjoy it and not keel over.

Can't wait to see more!

Lacy said...

I love the decor and I want those chairs!! Great bargins!

nikkicrumpet said...

The mantel looks gorgeous...I love the fall painting!

Kristen said...

Seeing your photos makes me excited to get home and start decorating for fall!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Love the chairs! I can't believe how cheap they were, that is great!!
Carrie

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Love those topiaries above your fireplace!

~ Sarah

Strawberry Blonde said...

Love the chairs. Don't you love Big Lots? It's a fun store to wonder around in.

And I love your finial at your front door. I saw them on clearance at WalMart for $6 and am trying to decide if they would look good in front of my house.

-- Brandi

Angela said...

What a great deal on that wicker! Why can't I ever find deals like that?
Your fall decor on the mantel is gorgeous!

Christy said...

Joy~

I can't wait to see what other beautiful decorating ideas you have. Your porch looks so pretty!

Bella Casa said...

I love your black topiary thingee on your porch and I always love looking at the changes you do for your mantel. I had a white mantel like that in my old house, I loved it...and miss it!

Bella

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

What a steal on that wicker, I'd have snapped that up too. And your fall decor on the mantel looks SO cute.

Mrs. Trixi said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. What a steal those chairs were!!

Tricia Anne said...

I am a wee bit jealous on the wicker chairs ... I will recover! :o) I love all the colors you are using! Isn't fall such an awesome time of the year? The black cone shaped object on your porch look like something that is on clearance at WalMart and I have (nearly) begged my husband for. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Sandy Toes said...

Can I come over and shoppe with you next week???Wow...I love everything. I really love how you took that topiary and put the pumpkin and grass together! So very cute!!!

-Sandy Toes

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Joy,
The wicker chairs were a great buy. Love your mantel and your porch.
Diane

Nancy Hood said...

love your header!!

Blissful Nikki said...

I cant wait to see everything out for fall! I just wish it were cold here to go along with all this awesome decor! :)

Jen r. said...

GOOD FINDS!!!!! :) I wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog...but love those chairs... you find such great things. Jen R

Mimi Sue said...

Don't you just love the cooler nights? Your chairs are so great. I'm going to our Big Lots tomorrow. Mimi

rachel said...

happy late birthday! I have a project that I did that was inspired by you. I'll bring pictures!

onlymehere said...

What a find on those chairs! I can't wait to see it all when you're done!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Joy I love it, especially the front door area. Wow, looks amazing.
Blessings,
Debbie

Gari-AnnTX said...

Hi,

I had a question to ask you about one of your previous blog posts, but couldn't find an email address or a "contact me."

I wanted to ask a couple of questions about spray painting your cabinets! I guess I'll just ask here! :)

Were your cabinets wood/MDF? I ask because while mine are, I believe the side of the very outer cabinet has a veneer, and I wasn't sure if that would accept paint. I could sand the wood/MDF portions, but not sure about the side.

I'm sure I'm not describing this very well. These aren't laminate cabinets at all, but I noticed that for some reason, the end side looks more like a veneer sheet that is made to look like the cabinets.

Thanks! Love reading your blog! Great inspiration!

Gari-Ann in TX

Joy said...

Gari-Ann,
The cabinets throughout my home are wood, with a wood veneer layer on the door and drawer fronts. My home was built in 1980 so it was a cheap way to make it look like solid oak.
The wood veneer painted just the same as the solid wood. I've painted some of my cabinets with spray paint and others were painted by brushing on latex paint.
Just be sure to give your cabinets a thorough cleaning with a degreaser. Then do a good sanding. I usually use a medium grit paper. You do not have to sand them bare, just enough to make them a little rough. Sanding opens the pores of the wood so that the paint will adhere better. Wipe them down really well and you're ready to paint.
Then give them a couple of coats of paint and be sure to be gentle with them for a few days until the paint cures.
I hope this answers your question. If not, feel free to ask more.
Happy painting!

Angie said...

I think those chairs may be the same ones I got for $20 at Target. You got a little bit better bargain than I did. LOVE your arrangement with the frame on your front door and the other decorations also. Can't wait to see more!!!

Pearl Maple said...

One can never have too many pumpkins to celebrate fall with. Lovely posts from you to add to the Fall Nesting Party. Thanks for sharing.

Appreciate your photo and thoughts on celebrating what we have, that has been a strong message for me out of the party while living a million miles from 'home' and not a pumpkin in sight.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Fall is so dang much fun!!!! I love it! Your decor is beautiful. Especially the pic on the mantle.

The Berry's Patch said...

The fire place mantel is gorgeous! Love the red and that cute little scare-a-crow. I soooo wish I had a fireplace. :-)

The Berry's Patch said...

I'm back drooling over your beautiful mantel. It's got red, it's got greenery (love greenery) and it's got a cute scarecrow. I think that mantel belongs in my house. I sooo wish I had a fireplace. :-)

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