Friday, September 5, 2008

A Tale by Poe....




















Does anyone remember the Raven? We had to memorize it in English class. I had found this old Poe book...Tales of Mystery and Imagination...it of course had to go with one of the infamous Dollar Tree ravens. I joined up with Melissa's from the Inspired Room's Fall Nesting Party..http://theinspiredroom.net/. Been slack this week..all I had to offer was last week's bit of Fall decorating. So glad she extended it for all of September. I however got into the spirit a bit more today. I had lucked out a couple of weeks ago and got one of the big crows at Michaels for 3.00...it had been mispriced and they honored it. They are usually 10.00 so I was jacked. I feel a little crow wealthy this year...I have been drooling over them for goin on two years in Country Living Magazine. I also feel so inspired by so many of you this year. This is one project I had to try after seeing it here http://eoberrys.blogspot.com/ and here http://bloggingwithholly.blogspot.com/. All I got to say is those pumpkins are addicting. I made 6 in one evening. The other 3 I have yet to place somewhere. I used all thrifted supplies. Well my decorating & projects thanks to all you inspiring women will be ongoing....if you feel inclined go join up at Melissa's party.....Martha Stewart even joined....no I am not kidding. TGIF! Cherry



51 comments:

Darlene said...

I LOVE all of your Fall vignettes...I knew I would. I have been waiting for you to post them. I used a couple of my Dollar Tree crows in my Fall decorating. Cute, CUTE!!!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Evermore! Nicely done.

aimee said...

Gorgeous! I think you are my new favorite blog! I found you earlier today but I was quickly clicking through links and didn't take the time to comment. You and I are kindred decorating spirits! I'm adding you to my favorites list.

I was thinking of coating my Dollar Tree crows with some Martha Stewart black glitter. She did some birds last Christmas that were adorable.

I'm so glad to have found your blog! I'll be back!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

The fall decorations are just so cute. I love them all, especially the raven! Have a great weekend!
Carrie

Elise said...

I so knew you were going to mention The Raven. Love it!! I am so going to make those pumpkins also-had the fabric going on a week or so now. Just need to get the lead out!!
Elise

nikkicrumpet said...

I love it!! Classy and just a bit creepy...the perfect combination for Halloween and the fall season!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Cherry,
Love how you decorated & Love the pumpkins-I've been making some pumpkin crafts myself and I don't know why but pumpkins are addicting you are right!
Hope you have a great weekend,
Robin~♥

The Berry's Patch said...

Look at all that cute stuff! I just love all your Fall decorations. I've seen those fabric pumpkins around. They are so cute!!!

Mrs. B said...

To be honest, I never liked Poe. The guy was seriously creepy. But that book is so perfect for Halloween decor! All of your decor is looking so great. i really love the black/white touches. You've got me thinking I need to paintall my faux orange punkies white! And i love the crows too. I already had a couple, but I just bought one more of the small ones.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh gosh, I hope to get some time within the next few days to pull out my fall decor and pack away the summer. *Sigh* Never enough hours in my days :)

Your fall decor looks wonderful.

Blessings,

Sher

JourneytoFamily said...

Thanks for visiting! I JUST finished book 4 today. Wow... and WOW. Loved it! I think I'll start over with book 1 again tonight. :)

Your house is beautiful!!! Loved all the decorations too!

Lindsay-ann said...

I love your fall decorating. Your house looks fantasic. You have given me some great ideas.
Thanks for your comment on my blog. In answer to your question, I would be delighted to be added to your blog list. Thanks so much. A car boot sale is similar to what you call a yard sale I think. They are usually early in the morning and you pay something like £5 to take your car into a field or car park. You then set up a table and open up your car boot full of junk. They are fun to go to with a friend from time to time.
Lindsay

Elise said...

Cherry,
Yes, I was Dean Martin's love child!!
I am not even sure where that came from-really, I don't look like him. About the Magic Eraser, I don't know if its really good to use or not, I just know its a miracle worker. I use Mrs. Meyer's cleaning stuff for my kitchen, but for bathrooms I really like stronger stuff even if its not good for the environment. I take clean over mold anyday.
Elise

Picket said...

Morning girl..love the Fall decor and I love those pumpkins you made...great vignettes! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Hey, Cherry! Love all the black & white and those crows are perfect!! Poe is perfect for a little spooky fall factor.

Blessings,
Stacey

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

ps
adding you to my blog list, if that's ok?!

Jen r. said...

GREAT decorations! I love how you layered the frames and the old books. I might have to look around for some of those with black covers.... I picked up some of those crows, but I just haven't gotten motivated to sue them yet..:)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Your house looks amazing! I am still trying to get my hands on some of those darling crows... Maybe today? Adore your pumpkins, too! I don't sew, but maybe I could try these... What did you stuff yours with? Please stop by and tell me what you think about some candlesticks I bought yesterday. Not sure if I want to spray paint them black or not. I LOVE the way yours look. Lori

Amy said...

I love all these fall blogs! It makes me so giddy!

I am seeing more and more of the white pumpkins. Are they bought this way or do ya use the spraypaint?

I too had to learn The Raven. lol "Nevermore"!!;)

Rae said...

LOVE EVERYTHING! I so remember The Raven from school as well. I've had a thing for black birds for a few years as well. I started buying them from PB and can hardly believe they're EVERYWHERE now! :) Your black branches look great on the mantle. Thank you for the inspiration!

Rachel said...

Oh I am loving your fall decor! And your pumpkins are just too cute! I love the fabric you choose. Aren't they addicting to make. So simple yet they turn out so classy. I'm all over that! I am making some for my mom and sister in law at the moment.
The only thing that is eluding me is those darn black birds that everyone keep buying at the tree store. Ours doesn't have them. I'm so birdless.

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Oh my gosh...I have to make some of those pumpkins! And get some crows! I love your fall decor...it's fabulous! (Thanks for mom's birthday wishes)!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

All of your fall decorations look great!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your fall decorating is looking wonderful!
Penny

joelandbecca said...

I just love that black urn! What a good idea to use come classic books! I think I have a copy of the scarlett letter and house of seven gables somewhere! Thanks for the idea! Good job on the crow find too! Love it when they honor the miprice!

Tricia Anne said...

All of your decorating is beautiful! It is just perfect for fall! I am in love with the gingham pumpkin and all the orange bows! I am working on painting and valances today (sewing) I may need to make just one more pumpkin too! :o) You have inspired me!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Sandy Toes said...

How cute...the raven is creative! I love fall decorating..it makes the house feel cozy and warm! Even though where I am it's almost 85 every day! Love your blog!

-Sandy Toes

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Everything looks wonderful! I love the crows, I didn't see them at Michael's...I will have to look.
It's funny about the Edgar Allen Poe poem, it's one of those you just can't ever forget. (As were most of the things he wrote. Do you remember "The Telltale Heart"? It's really freaky.)

I might have to join in the fall decorating party after all if it's going all month. Everything I'm seeing is so beautiful and inspiring! :)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I'm a huge Poe fan and I'm in love with the blackbirds for fall decorating :) Love your vingettes!! Pop over to pick up an award when you get a chance.

Hugs,
D

Oliver's said...

I think the crow is way under-rated. I love your decor....I will be adding a crow or two to mine thanks to your inspiration. You are awesome! Smiles, Paula

duchess said...

I love, love, love the birds.
Good deal BTW.
I think the fabric pumpkins look good too.

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

Hi Cherry,
Everything looks great. Love your new pumpkings too! You pics are motivating me!
Diane

Happy @ Home said...

Love your raven inspired decor. I remember learning the Raven in school.

Your pumpkins are too cute.

bj said...

Thanks so much for coming to see me.
Everything in your cottage looks so nice. i haven;t started fall decorating..it is still so hot here. Plus, I usually don't do a lot of fall decorating...just a few pumpkins, candles a wreath or two. My BIG time is CHRISTMAS! I can't wait!
bj

Reynie said...

Two things--I want that black and white plate. Where, oh where, did you find it?!? Secondly, those black birds freek me out totally! I see them in Walmart and every time my skin crawls. Scary!

TinaTx said...

I've got another 'mess a' peas' to shell tonight if you want to come help!
Love the fall decor - I haven't got any out yet - maybe I'll get in the mood in another week or so, but it is still plenty warm here!

hip chick said...

I love all your fall decorations. I'm not quite ready to let go of summer here but I will be soon enough. Is that really Robby Benson on your sidebar? Oh my goodness I had such a crush on him...

Mary said...

Black and white transferware? LOVE IT! Happy fall!

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Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any wuestions.
xoxo,
Mary

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I saw those pumpkin tutorials and have been thinking about making them too. Yours look great!

~ Sarah

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

LOVED the photos!!!!

Kim said...

I'm getting into the fall spirit!! It has to be my favorite time of year!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Mimi Sue said...

I so need a raven. How cute. I've got making those pumpkins on my list for next week. Mimi

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Okay, Okay! I will get going as you are putting us all to shame.
Lisa & Alfie

Angie said...

I know I've told you this before, but you are so good at arranging things and creating vignettes. Love it all!!!

Joy said...

Oh you already know what I'm going to say......I LOVE IT!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Good morning! I have caught up on your posts and have to tell you that all of your hard work and creations look absolutely wonderful. You always have a way with pulling together lovely vignettes! Great job with crow and books. Now I need to get busy with my house! You have inspired me to dig out the fall goodies!

hugs,
Becky

Meadow Street said...

love all your fall vignettes!! I can't wait to start decorating for fall!!

Michelle said...

I love your fall decorating..I got a crow at Michael's too!! Love it!

You are so inspiring~love all that you share.

Hugs,
Michelle

Tausha said...

I love the pumpkin idea! i might just have to do this. I am thinking that my kids could do it with me. they would so love it! Maybe I could find some different sizes-and do different faces!
Plus-Joannes has their paper 6 for a buck! I must go there! Treasures to be had. If I am really good, i just might get out my "fall" stuff. I can't do the halloween yet. too soon for me. Maybe just a couple things! I love the pumpkins. I have some similar and I put mine in a cute red basket. I love them and i keep them up for thanksgiving also! love double dute decor!

Rue said...

Hi Cherry :)

I didn't know you had joined in the fun! This is fantastic :)

I read Poe when I was in school too and became quite obsessed with him LOL

rue

Fifi Flowers said...

Ready for Fall and Halloween... FUN... your house is gorgeous!