Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Hodge Podge of things...















































that I have found hither and tither at a few thrift stores in the past week. The only thing that was new is the white lamp, it was clearanced for 7.00. Now I really tried not to show anything errrr Halloweeny but could not help myself...I am weak..very very weak. I did another pumpkin guy. This one is a cone body. I found this idea from myself.....
and if someone else did this already please.... I don't want to know!!!!
I made this Marie inspired Fall sign...http://watchthewindblowby.blogspot.com/
last night using the cool Basic Grey papers...love this line. Painted the shutters red today and the old work bench black. I threw on one of my black panels from my bi-fold doors for a top. Not sure if it is working for me or not. What do you think? Someday I will have to share my family space.....horribley long and narrow....and impossible to move things around.. well that is it for me today this blogger is giving me a headache.... I am admittedly grumpy, lumpy , bumpy , and pmsing...did you know that you can make smores in the microwave? I really wish I didn't have that information. hugs, cherry

97 comments:

The Berry's Patch said...

Cherry,

You have a hodge podge of beautiful things. The little cone pumpkin guy is very cute. You could sell them on etsy. What say you? ;-)

The Berry's Patch said...

Sorry, just saw Pirates of the Caribbean again. I couldn't wait to use that saying.

Weeksie50 said...

I love all your hodge podgey things. To fun.

Becky

mysteryhistorymom said...

Everything looks wonderful! I love how you framed the letters for "fall".:-) Lori

Rachel said...

You can come and Hodge Podge at my house anyday. I personally love the black table with the top. I think it's my FAVORITE! You don't want her she can vacation at my home for a while...;) You did such a great job on everything.

:)Rachel

Darlene said...

OMG Cherry....you are amazing!!!!! LOVE the table, the shutters and esp. the new pumpkin head...I'm with Brandee you need to sell those!!! And your fall letters...TDF!!! Did you glitter them yourself? Painted black and then glitter?? Do tell. I LOVE everything about your whole post. I would LOVE to see your home!!!

Kathryn said...

Cherry, love the things you share! On this post, I especially love the pumpkin man, the fall sign, and the transferware (even though you didn't make that ... it's a great find!).

I love transferware and have many patterns in blue, red, and green ... but I'd love some brown for autumn!

Friday blessings!

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

Hi Cherry,
I love your post. Everything looks great...love the letters and scrapbook paper idea!

diane

Deb said...

Cherry, your stuff looks awesome. So cute and whimsical. I love, love, love your "fall" letters. Where did you find the letters? Truly wonderful hodge podge.

Debbie

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Amazing!! I love everything you have there. I will have to see what kind of scrap papers, cause I definitely like the fall sign. What exact papers did you use, and could I get them at Michaels? I will be in that direction next Tues. Have a wonderful weekend! Jackie

sandra/tx said...

I was wondering what you'd do with that "nobody's purfect" plaque. Love it all!

Sandy Toes said...

Okay...where can I start? I love your "hodge podge" of things! I love the plate...so cute!...the framed letters are so great!

So fun and festive!
Sandy Toes

Shannon said...

I love microwave smores!

Ok, I LOVE all your halloween decor and especially that "fall" sign!! So cute!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thanks so much for dropping by our blog. I have been checking yours out and I love all your pictures and your creative ideas. Your fall decorating is pretty, we're the same way - not as much fall as halloweenie. Have a great day! Twyla

Rambling Girl said...

Love the Hodge Podge of things...Love the fall sign and punkin man. Heck like I said I like it all...those little brown plates are cute....take me where you hodge podge at any day!

Michelle said...

Cherry,
Love the decorating~you should go into business!

The fall sign is so cool!

Michelle

Wendy said...

Very cute...I have the same little rooster and the urn...it gave me ideas! I also LOVE the fall letter frames. How cute!

My home - My life said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit me.

Love all your pics, especially the white lamp - beautiful!

Blanca said...

It's all too pretty! Those shutters are so cool. Now I know what to do with the ones I was painting.

duchess said...

Everything turned out beautifully & your finds fit right in.
I love all of the fall decor.
Thanks for fighting blogger long enough to show it to us.

Chris said...

Hi Cherry!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.

I have spent some time reading your blog & it is lovely. I'll be visiting often!

Love the pumpkin! Chris

Kimberlie ~ Everyday Mom said...

You have an awesome blog...love your style. What great finds and you are so creative with everything. Makes me want to go out and find some treasures of my own.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, you are so sweet.

Also, love your dog and cat...I have a black lab and our cats even look a like.Hehe!

Take care,
Kimberlie

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Cherry~
I LOVE what you did with the wood blinds!! I think I'm going to need to try something like that.

And, the cute F*A*L*L letters in the frames...so adorable.

You certainly have a knack for decorting.

Enjoy your day.

Kim~

Jen r. said...

I LOVe that fall stuff! YOu always set up stuff so nicely!

Our Complete Family said...

Love your hodge podge of goodies! Very crafty missy! It's a dreary day here in IL so this really brightened it for me! Inspired me to get busy and do some more stuff!!! TGIF~ Les

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!! I love those little fall letter plaques. I have got to do this, where's my paper, the wood, the glue, the scissors!!! Great job and all those goodies, especially the shutters. I LOVE shutters. How fun all your things are when you put them together the way that you do!!!!
Blessings, Debbie

Angie said...

First of all, I love your beautiful new background! So pretty! I also love all the different things you showed. My favorites are probably the FALL letters and the red shutters. Cute as can be!!! I've got to click back and look at everything again.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Those red shutters just *pop*! Love them!

~ Sarah

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Cherry, I love this post! The red shutters look awesome! Your pumpkin guy rocks!! Love him! And the fall letters too! I love the white cake plate :)

Thank you so much for the sweetest comment on my blog! What a nice thing to wake up to this morning :)

Big Hugs,
Amy

Victoria said...

I love how you move things around! Everything is just beautiful!

Also love the fall sign. Might have to make me one of those.

I am grumpy too and NO, I didn't know you could make smores in the mikeywave. :) Might have to check that out for breakfast.

Chris said...

Slow down! I'm still trying to figure out how to copy your littlel pumpking made out of an ornament, and NOW I have to copy your "fall" blocks! You've just got too many great ideas! :)

Chris said...

I hang my head in shame! That's the LAST time I send a comment without proofreading it. Eeks!

Nikki said...

I love the Fall Blocks. I looked at those yesterday when I was in Michaels and thought they would work well. Now I'm going back to get them.

Amy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I stalk yours nearly every day!! :)

Beautiful hodge podge. --as always!

Emily said...

Thanks for making me laugh today. Love your ideas and photos!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, I LOVE all of your things!! Where did you find the directions for the Fall sign? That HAS to be next project. I love it!!

lipstickandlaundry said...

AMAZING... I LOVE everything... I am perfecrtly happy to just look at all your Halloween decor, although our weather is cooling down so my boxes just might come out soon after all.... I am JEALOUS of your fab thrifty finds. Thanks for sharing!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I think it's all very very nice! I cannot believe you got that lamp for 7.00-I want that lamp!!!
I love toile-Don't have a bit of it in my house ~Someday!
Thanks for sharing everything-I love all of it!
Robin~♥
Hope you have a great weekend!

joelandbecca said...

I love the FALL letters. So cute! And those shutters are darling! Thank you for your kind words. And always thanks for your inspiration!

Sue said...

Too many great ideas in one blog!!! LOVE the FALL framed letters and the shutters are my favorite. I've been looking for some and now I know what to do when I find some. Everything looks great;-)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

SO glad I stopped by today. What treats you had in store! LOVED it all. : )

M.L.

Kacey Randolph said...

Ok, first I was going to comment and tell you how fabulous everything looks (which it does) but SMORES IN THE MICROWAVE? Oh my goodness! Are you kidding me? How do I do this? Please help - give me the dish! :o)

Reynie said...

It looks so cute! Very fallish without being too spooky! I love the black table. I think it turned out really nice.

AJ said...

Cherry!!! I. Love. It. All! I'll take one of each:) Hope you are feeling better!!!

A Hint of Home said...

I haven't made smores in the micro before. I'll have to remember that. Love the fall letters, care to share where you got them?

Rosemary said...

Love the hodge podge Cherry!!
We could have such fun together.
Love the FALL signs!!
I mailed your package this morning.
Have a great weekend!
Rosemary

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Love the hodge podge the pics are darling!
Diane

Lindsay-ann said...

I love your Hodge Podge of things. I especially like the chicken/cockerel ornament and the toile de joue lamp shade is exactly like the curtains and bedlinen in my bedroom.
Lindsay

Lindsay-ann said...

Ooops forgot to answer your question. Yes Yorkshire Puddings are really easy to make and they are so yummy.
Lindsay

Angela said...

I love your ideas - the way you had FALL is my favorite!

janae said...

LOVE the "Fall" frames...everything looks great!! I like the panel on top of the bench (from what I saw of it) I think it gives it texture. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Cherry~
Your entire hodge podge of things are beautiful. I really like your white bowl with the lid and spoon (soup tureen?) And your little pumpkin person is so cute! And the red shutters, and the lamp, everything! :)

Have a beautiful weekend! :)

maryanne420 said...

Hi Cherry,

You have some great stuff there and you got so creative with all of them. Gotta love that scrapbook paper line.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Cherry,
You need Chocolate...trust me on this :)
Just love visiting you and seeing all your ideas :) and those you borrow. I'm thinking the FALL letters is something I may try.
Warmly, Deb :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What adorable fall decorations you have!! I love it all!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

nikkicrumpet said...

So many pretty things...I think the work bench thingie turned out really nice...black paint is my best friend. And I got a good chuckle out of the smores comment!

Sarah Kate said...

Very cute ideas. I love the "FALL" sign and I never would have seen the potential in that old table. Great job. I have some shutters I want to do something with, I am inspired.

Deserae said...

Love your hodge podge of goodies!!!I especailly love the framed fall letters :o)
Have a great weekend!
~Des

JoAnne said...

Your fall pictures are adorable. I may have to try that one. And I'll bring the chocolate and marshmallows if you supply the graham crackers and microwave!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

I love your hodge podge of things...the "FALL" letters are my favorite!

I will be stopping back!

Lisa

At Home In Georgia said...

I love the fall letters and for some reason that Ocotber tag on your pumpkin cone really caught my eye too.

Mimi Sue said...

Loved all your pics. But that pumpkin guy is CUTE. Also loved the fall framed things. Gorgeous paper...Mimi

Joy said...

Oh I love the white cake plate, and you know this is getting a little weird....I bought two of those same cream lamps. Are we design related?!? I put a dark cream patterned lampshade on mine though.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I am just loving that you posted all those great pictures with out barely a word and I loved it just the same. I need to do that...I am too wordy. :)

BittersweetPunkin said...

VERY very lovely!! You are a wonderful inspiration!

chickadee said...

i love that tiny little rooster on the plate.

Annie said...

Cherry,
Great finds! Like all these other gals, I love the fall letters. I bought a bunch of Halloween scrap paper at HL a month ago, and have been wondering what to do with it. You have once again inspired me with your great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely link back once I get my set done. I may even try the little cone punkin' man!

Oh, and btw, what color of spray paint did you use on the shutters?(you did spray them, right?)
Thanks!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Hi Cherry,
I am always so excited to see what you have in store for us...you really do inspire me. I've been busy this week painting a few picture frames and letters black. I am unable to post my pictures because my camera battery is dead and will no longer hold a charge! Have a great weekend.
Love, Kim

Mom in High Heels said...

OMG, I wanted to squeeeeeee! When I saw the red shutters. Gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Elise said...

Love it Cherry!! There is nothing like one of your posts full of eye candy to make me feel like a sorry blogger...I certainly need to blog the things I think-of course I need to actually do them in real life before I can blog about it, huh??
Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy all the s'mores you want!!
Elise

Junk Sophisticate said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Love your blog and the photos are such eye-candy! I look forward to more visits from you and I will also add you to my list of blogs I enjoy. I'll be back!

cara said...

LOVE IT!! Everything looks great.. I especially love the little frames that say FALL. I'm thinking about borrowing that idea~ hmm.. off to dig through my stash!
Thanks for stopping by to see me!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Those fall letters are FANTASTIC. I'll be linking to those!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love everyone of your hodge podge things!! Especially the black painted picnic baskets and the F A L L letters!!
Hugs,
Penny

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

FABULOUS finds! That lamp was a deal. A friend of mine is selling sparkly letters in his store and I'm thinking of buying B-O-O for Halloween but now maybe F-A-L-L will be in the mix, too, after seeing your banner. :-)

dana said...

I am in love with your "hodge podge". Painting picnic baskets black--great idea! Adding bi-fold door to top of bench to make desk/table--(after painting them black)--brilliant. Putting shutters on wall as artwork(after painting them) and using them as a spot to add other little accessories--mindblowing! You make my brain ache with all of your "decoratiing smartness"! I love your vingettes---your place is wonderful. I love your fall "creations"! Dana

Kim said...

I love your fall sign!

Sarah said...

I adore the shutters and your letter plaques! ADORABLE, I need to be a better thrift store shopper.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh holy cow Cherry, I am in love with those red shutters!!! Yummy, yummy eye candy here in your hodge podge :)

Hugs,
D

Cathy said...

Love it all, but my favorite is the red shutters...great idea!

Cathy

Cottage Elements said...

Hi, Cherry! I tried to e-mail you back after you left a comment, but you left no e-mail address. So I figured I could comment on your blog! Love the framed letters, very cool. Anyway, loved to have you put me on your blog. I will add you to mine as well!

Lanette @ Cottage Elements

Tausha said...

my my you are getting very very popular. And to think, you make time to visit little old me! Thanks! I love your ideas and the fall sign is darling. I think that I will have to do that tomorrow. I also have so shutters that could use some red lovin. You are one I can count on for some great ideas! Thanks for always sharing. I hope that one day I will be a little bit closer to being as great as you are. So not kidding here! Have a great MONDAY!

Kat said...

Cherry it is you! My goodness its been way to long. Your blog looks very festive. I love that Fall sign! I think I need to go take a look at scrapbook papers now! Youve made me see possibiities.
Thanks for stopping by...lets not be strangers.
Kat

Inspired Kara said...

Currently LOVING the fall sign, and YES I'm digging the table. I think it is just wonderful :)

Shutters, I need to remember that.

Mrs. Trixi said...

I love your hodge podge!!! I love the FALL framed letters. It all looks great.

Marie said...

Oh man. It's all so beautiful! I LOOOOOOOVE that scrapbook paper. I don't think any "local" stores carry Basic Grey so I may have to order it online. I have to have it! lol Your FALL signs are insanely good. I'm still attempting to copy your ornamant/pumpkin/box guy. :o) Your house looks like a store. No kidding.

Mrs. B said...

It's all gorgeous! I love those brown patterned plates! I think I'm inspired to make a trip to Goodwill this week! The fall sign is adorable too. Really, everything is just great!

Mrs. B said...

It's all gorgeous! I love those brown patterned plates! I think I'm inspired to make a trip to Goodwill this week! The fall sign is adorable too. Really, everything is just great!

sheila from life @ #17 said...

hi...I spy a Wedgwood Edme platter (or at least a good copy :), a fantastic old bench (I tried to buy one from the Habitat shop a few weeks back & they wouldn't sell it to me, lol...) and a bunch of other really cool stuff...

love the fall sign...you did a good job on that...and love that little Pumpkin Cone Head guy...

I'm going to browse around a bit :)

THE TATTERED NEST said...

where did you find the papers for your fall sign? love it...

THE TATTERED NEST said...

where did you find the papers for your fall sign? love it...

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Did you use wooden boards for your FALL project?

Daisy Cottage said...

Love it all!
Love the shutters too!
I'm SO happy that Blogland is blessed with your spirit and talent...
Yea Cherry!!!!!


xo,
Kim

new every morning said...

LOVE the fall sign(s)

Bettsi said...

How delightful you are! I love all your pretties- especially the pumpkin men. I've added you to my blog roll, btw. I laughed out loud at your description of yourself- that's me today!

Susie Q said...

Your Halloween and Fall decor is amazing! I think each piece, each viginette, is such fun! I love it all and have so enjoyed seeing all of your things!
I need to finish up so I can post some pictures of our home!

Thank you for sharing ut all! I loved it!

Hugs,
Sue

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Here it is!! I love your version even more -- I love the sparkles!!