Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all

It's that time a year again.....my favorite time of the year!!!!  I love when the air gets crisp, leaves start to turn and it's everything Punkins!!!!  I've already had 2 pumpkin lattes from Starbucks and made chocolate chip pumpkin bread but best of all decorated the house for Halloween.  It's just my favorite holiday to decorate for and since I haven't done it in 3 years it was all new stuff to me.  I sold a lot of things at my garage sales but still have way too much stuff so there are still boxes that I didn't even open.  This house is so open so not as much display room but that's ok because less is more!  I don't have any of my fall stuff out just Halloween so I'll get to extend my joy longer when I put away the ghosts and goblins to bring out the turkeys and pumpkins.  Now remember everyone that I decorate every room in the house for Halloween so it takes me a couple days at best because all pictures get replaced, all dรฉcor is swapped out and I do mean ALL.

Mark was in Germany last week for meetings so Clarice and I stayed up late playing house, reading, tweaking things and watching all the bad tv we could stand.  And since I had to drop him off at the Nashville airport I finally got a chance to go shopping at a prim store that I've been dying to go to.  OMG it was prim perfection and I could have just moved into her store because it was so very nice.  The store is called Bittersweet Primitives and she is 92% all American made products which made shopping there even better!  There were items in every price range and some wonderful antiques that I just drooled over.  She's even got a rug hooking room and is going to start classes which I will happily drive 1 1/2 hours to attend.  I just loved everything.  Then I scooted over to an antique mall to browse and while there I found the largest Yellow Ware bowl I'd ever seen.  There were no chips, cracks or anything on the bowl so I was standing there petting it when Mark called.  He was is Atlanta on his layover home so I was telling him all about it when he said "Just buy it".  I love this guy!  No seriously my birthday was yesterday and he's been busy so he said he didn't have time to try to find me something so if I liked it that much just get it.  Well that along with the fact the bowl was not stupid expensive took away all my guilt in buying it.  I have no idea where I'm going to put it because it's punchbowl huge but it is simply beautiful.  Love it!!!!!!!!

 Shelf in Master Bedroom
Guest Bathroom

 Guest bath
 Jelly Cabinet in Kitchen
 Close up of Jacks and only the 2 on the second shelf are vintage
 Living Room

Wanna Play?  This is a mix of vintage noise makers and repros
 Pie Safe in LR just love me some Black Kitties!
Punkin Gal that I've owned for 25 years.  She was my first purchase on ebay all those years ago when internet was dial up and it took hours to view anything.

Clarice was keeping a watchful eye on me

Close up of shelf in LR.  The little jack on the bottom right is completely handcarved out of a pecan shell?  Such a talent to be able to do something that tiny and still have it be perfect.

Wish I knew the artist of this kitty but Mark bought her for me in Indianapolis and he took the tags off her.  She's just amazing


2nd thing I bought from ebay was these boxes

Bought 20 years ago and still my style! I was prim way before anyone else caught the bug.  LOL!

 Mr Owl was bought at the prim store last week.  Isn''t he just too cool?
Dining Area

 Close up of hutch

Coven of Witches

 Thanks for stopping in everybody and drop in again real soon!  Now I'm off the read the last couple of weeks blog posts because I've been slacking lately. 


  1. WELL, you do LOVE Halloween. I do only a couple Halloween and the rest all fall. Just never got into Halloween after the kids left. Beautiful bowl and you can use it as a punch bowl. It would be beautiful.

  2. Love all of your cute Halloween Decor. That bowl is to die for. Happy birthday, sweet friend. xo Laura

  3. Happy late birthday! The bowl is wonderful. We used to do the yard up big time but now I try to keep things simple. Loved the lil haunted tour..smile.. Amy

  4. Everything looks wonderful!
    Happy belated birthday.
    Hugs :)

  5. Loving that bowl, very nice Donna. Fall is looking great around your home, love those jacks. Blessings Francine.


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