Friday, October 23, 2015


such a beautiful season.
 OCTOBER is the best.

Three little wire baskets with wooden handles (I know...they are hard to see)
hold WHATEVERS for the current season.

...the tiniest basket holds the cutest little OWL...

...3 baskets full of 70% off items from MICHAELS...

"Oh, Marilla," she exclaimed one Saturday morning, 
coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs,
 "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
 It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it? Look at these maple branches. Don't they give you a thrill--several thrills?”
♥ ♥ ♥

These 3 baskets are for the front steps....
but not today...

the wind is blowing at such a gale.

My baskets
might end up taking a dip in the pool.....

A 3 yr old wreath for the bedroom door....

I love mirrors.....
           I love reflections.....
                   I love OCTOBERS.....

When I finish with the OUTDOOR wreath I am putting together,
I'll be sure to show you...

Why, yes......because we ALL love a pretty wreath.

(pls. don't expect TOO much....
I am talentless when it comes to working with my olden hands..
but I love to give it a try every now and then....)

Autumn always makes me hungry for cobblers...crisps...fruit pies...

An Apricot Bar, a mix from the groc. store,
with a cute cup of hot tea, in front of a fire,
be it gas logs, real logs or candle logs or....

with just a grouping of candles,
is soooo good for the soul.
Playing with:
Foodie and Everything Else Friday


  1. Hi there BJ. Your October looks so festive. I love all your fall touches

  2. Looks like a very festive October, love those logs with candles.

  3. Wow! Great deal on those cute fall things! The trees are ablaze here and I am loving lighting my cades in the evening again. I sure wish I had a pretty fireplace like you, I would be having my tea and treats in front of it on these chilly nights :)

  4. You're all looking all festive at your house and on your blog. You should be a blog designer...seriously. I love the Halloween decorations you have on your page. I wouldn't have any idea how to do that.

    Google the Betty Crocker Apple Crisp recipe. It's so quick, easy, and delicious. :)

  5. Bj, I love your fall decorations. I do love to see a wreath on someone's front door. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  6. Your fall decorations look lovely. I can't wait to see your front door wreath.

    God bless.

  7. Pretty fall decor. I love that little owl. I know your wreath will be beautiful. We had some rough weather here in Dallas and still more to come. Be careful!

  8. It finally feels like Fall might be on it's way to Central Texas - lots of rain in the forecast and gloomy skies. I am going to put together a pumpkin chocolate chip bread for my folks to enjoy tomorrow morning while I am at work. That, and some scented candles will help clear the gloom today!

  9. Fall is here. The leaves are falling and some have put on their colors. I love your wire baskets that owl is so cute. I hope you enjoyed your apricot bars. Oh yes I love your wreath on the bedroom door. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  10. I might be wrong, but I suspect from your post that you really like October! Great finds a Michaels, one of my favorite haunts for bargains.

  11. I lOVE the wreath on your bedroom door, that is beautiful! You ARE talented girl!!! The baskets are so versatile! Love them. Have a beautiful weekend. I am going to my 50th HS reunion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!! How the heck did that happen??????

  12. OH-THAT-OWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE, love, love him!!!!!

    Pumpkin hugs,

  13. BJ love all your fluffing, everything looks so pretty and welcoming.

  14. BJ, that is a beautiful wreath on the bedroom door. Coming to your blog brought the feel of festive season.

  15. Love all your "fluffing". I have a little Fall decorations out and I think I need to go back and fluff them a little. Love candlelight especially now that it is cooler. Hope to get rain today.
    Audrey Z.

  16. Many, many pretties in your bj world!
    Very nice . . .
    Give the Little Owl a kiss from me . . .

  17. Hi Bj love the owls, too cute. I'm a big fan of artichokes. Love for decorating and eating. I sto enjoy October. Starting to post fall décor on the blog


  18. I am "falling" in love with all your fall! And I especially love the grapevine and candle! Multi-seasonal, too!

  19. Yes, Autumn fluffing is certainly good for the soul, bj, and so are all the flavors and scents for Fall. Oh, don't we all just love October?!
    We've had lots f rain and storms in Dallas, too!
    Happy weekend to you. ❤️

  20. Oh nice post. I love your fireplace. We're trying to decide how to do faux logs. I love yours.
    Very nice fluffing.
    Have a good weekend.

  21. BJ,
    Oh, dear friend, your Autumn Fluffing is just gorgeous!!!
    Thank you for your sweet comment and visit today!!!
    I agree. . .Christmas Open House at my favorite shops in this coming week
    will do absolutely nothing at curbing my desire to begin decorating the lower level Family Room for Christmas!!!
    I'm d o o m e d!!!

  22. Everything looks so warm and cozy! I also love that quote from Anne - Octobers are certainly wonderful (January and February I could live without!! Love your fireplace candles!

  23. All so pretty bj. My step daughter played ANNE of GREEN GABLES in her high school play. The leaves are so pretty now I love this time of year too.


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