Saturday, October 4, 2008

One Saturday Afternoon In October...



Listen!
The wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves!

~ Humbert Wolfe

Our daughter's school will be going through the accreditation process next week and I am doing the catering for the three day visit. Some breakfast and a bit of lunch, a couple of dinners and a Parent Association Social...sooooo I am a busy gal~ola, to say the least...and loving every minute of it.

I spend a lot of time sorting all of the details of this upcoming event in my head and then I go into high gear. I am also trying to not exhaust myself....I tend to get pretty {hyper} and am filled with creativity in the final hours of large projects and then when it is over...I just collapse....a zombie mom...appropriate for Halloween...but not for the Fam. No way, no how.

So I am trying to pace myself...steady as she goes...goes BOZO...but steadily. So in a rare hour alone in the house today....I did some more Halloween putzing....it calms me and I love it!



I put these little sugar pumpkins on my ivy pots every year...

...then I hang bundles of corn across the windows...

It is my FAVORITE harvest decorating thing~y....

Husk love...

...then I put large pumpkins on the ivy pots that are on the steps...yep, there are pots under there...and note: if you fertilize it...it will grow....


Oh but wait...more pumpkins in the backyard...

I do believe that if I hung this sign out front...folks would stop
and form a line for the hay ride...hey...what the hay?!?

I heart black crows....

I am going to deck out the sun room for Halloween...so here is my start...his name is Poe....don't ya just love it?

I will try to post this week...maybe a bit of the coo~coo~ness will over flow~ith my cup and I let it spill out here for all to see....if not...you know where to find me...I'm the one with my head in the pumpkin bin in front of the stores.

Smiles ~ Ramona

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Poe is too cute sitting there looking out that window! nancy

Darlene said...

I LOVE all your pumpkins in all the pots and in the hanging ones too. Poe looks like he wants to go outside to fly the coop!! What a neat way to display the corn! Did you make that pumpkin sign?? I LOVE it!!!!!

I know you will do a great job with all the catering. I know you will make it special!

Ramona said...

Thanks guys! I found the sign last week at Home Goods...for ten buck~a~roos! Home Goods...I wish I invented it!

Happy Saturday!
Ramona :)

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

Hi Ramona,
Love your sign and the pumpkins in the ivy pots!

I've never seen windows decorated like this before...looks great.
Diane

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

i love your decorating, the hanging ones look gorgeous! and love your shutters on the windows

Sarah

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Ramona! Love your pumpkins on the ivy. Great idea, and I like the crows, I have a thing for crows too. The corn looks great, we are growing Indian corn and can't wait for it to be ripe...Love all your fall posts!
Have a great day!
Debbie

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Love love love this....looks so pretty!

And I'm with ya on wanting to just eat candy corn all day (and oh yes, prune is a good look for me!)...your comment made me smile.

Happy Monday!

Melissa

xo

Janet said...

Hi Ramona.

I love that corn idea and it looks very easy to do. Just what my windows need, I think. ( Well that and washing, lol).

Janet

Hooked on Houses said...

You are so creative, Ramona! I love the bundles of corn in the windows. Everything looks great. -Julia :-)

Ms. Tee said...

I love all of your autumn-y touches, the corn, and especially the pumpkins in pots! :)