***edited to add that I'm linking to Cottage and Vine's Falling Up Party***
I know. I'm really behind the times. Nester and her 31 days of baskets, i mean fall. If you're reading her, you'll get the joke behind the basket comment. But I had a good reason. My camera crapped out and i struggled for a few weeks on whether to bite the bullet and buy the one i really wanted - because i really had a hard time choking down the cost. But i also have a hard time replacing cameras every 3 years - and that's been the life span of my last 3 point and shoots so.... you know where this going, right? Let's just say i have pictures with this post today.
We have been really busy around here but a lot of what we've been busy doing doesn't warrant pictures. Like, i know you really don't want to see the new enviro friendly flush system we installed on our toilet - so i'll spare you that. Or the debris in the backyard from the oak tree V is in the middle of trimming. Or the flooring that Vance installed in the attic so we could start putting boxes from our garage up there.
Maybe i SHOULD show you - i would feel better thinking we are actually making progress here. But those aren't the fun ones.
Here are the fun ones :)
Remember when we took the first stab at the front door with paint, but i said there was more to come? This is where it started originally...
and this is where we last left it...we hated those fake frosted panes from 1980. Those had to go. Vance wanted to just take a hacksaw to them and i was all like "sure...honey...." and worried that we would end up buying new doors after some botched murder job with a hacksaw.
And this is where we are today....and look....no door-icide....just pretty clear glass. Love that man.
How do you like my Southern Living at Home baskets? These are my absolute favorite accessory. I stuff all kinds of things in there - the only thing is i need to put some felt on the back because they're already scratching up my paint and that's not gonna do.
Here's a closer shot. I love the frosted autumn fruit.
I also did a little sprucing up on the inside and will do more this week...but this is good for starters. I gave my candle a burlap snuggie and a fruit wrap. Vance laughed. And then quickly said it looked awesome. Smart man.
See that beautiful turquoise teapot? His mom sent that to us when Vance mentioned i loved hot tea. I love this piece. I love the color, i love the bird on top. I just love it. Very very pretty to me. I think about her every time i sit down on the couch and see it - she's a very awesome woman and very talented writer. My mother gave us the serving tray last Christmas and it quickly became a favorite of mine as well - it's a great starter base for every season as well. Love me some neutral pieces that i can do a lot with.
That's it for now chickies. More to come this week now that i have a camera and all ;0)